Mid-Core Gamer Review: Resident Evil 5

If you have never played a Resident Evil game, they are quite an experience in themselves. I am not sure about the rest of you but when I played Resident Evil 1 for the first time and those dogs jumped through the window I nearly pee’d my pants. The game begins as Chris Redfield is deployed to Kijuju, Africa, to join Sheva Alomar and apprehend Ricardo Irving. Irving is attempting to sell a bio-organic weapon on the black market. Along the way, they witness a local being fed a parasite, which quickly takes control of his body, turning him into a Majini. From here on, almost all Kijuju locals seen by Chris and Sheva have been turned into Majini. At that point you are put on a wild chase taking out giant monsters, psycho zombies, and bizarre puzzles! Enjoy the ride.

Title: Resident Evil 5

The Good:

This game has many things going for it such as extremely deep and intriguing story line. Although the story line is a bit wild, the characters and cut scenes dig you deep into the world that you are convinced it all is real. The visuals in this game as insanely awesome, by far one of the best games visually on the 360 or PS3. When the characters talk and move around the quality is starting to get arguably close to that film Final Fantasy and the spirits within. One other great thing about this game is the insanely cool boss fights. When something ginormous jumps out at you and you have to figure out a way to kill it, shoot it, chase it, who knows what, it is a thrilling and challenging experience. To top off all this greatness is the fact you can do all these things, with a friend. Sitting down with a buddy and shooting the crap out of zombies. Nothing is better.  It’s what I was hoping for the moment I picked up the game Dead Rising.

The Bad:

Although the game has its faults, the biggest of them is the not having the ability to shoot and move. I understand they were trying to make the game more mainstream by making it more like a gears of war which I like, but if you are going to go that way you need to make sure it makes sense. Not being able to shoot while moving doesn’t make sense for an action game. The last annoyance is the inventory system, why is it so limited and how come you can pickup something if you are out of room. This is something that was gone back in the 90s!


The game has its faults, but they don’t outweigh the pluses. This game is bit long, but that’s OK, because it flies by in no time. Once you start this game with a friend you can’t put it down. To all mid-core gamers, pick it up! Play it on easy. Then sell it back when you are finished!

Game Length: 12-15 Hours
Relationship Status: Enhanced
Difficulty Played: Easy
Health Risk: Depending on session length
Price: $53.99 NEW or 37.99 USED – via Amazon
Final Verdict: 9 out of 10

If you agree or disagree with my review, please feel free to leave comments.

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