Resident Evil 5 the game that took all of us by our gonads and spun so fast that we had to give in to its awesome ‘actionous and adventurous but where is the horrors man?’ biceps of death!
What Resident Evil 4 gave us as maybe the new form of horror game, turned out to be a lull when the Resident Evil 5 gripped us in Rear Naked Choke.
Now, let me be clear here, resident Evil 5 is an awesome game, a very good game with excellent replay value but…but it is NOT a survival horror game, it is not Resident Evil game, at least not the one we have been playing till date!
This paradigm shift is not bad, you can change whatever you want, its art, art is free and should be changed but then there are some already good things to begin with, that never break and what is not broken should not be fixed!
Resident Evil 5 is pure Action, pure Run and Gun and so good at it that it can make Gears of War series a run for its money!
As you can quite possible see from the above sentence that there is no horror word mentioned there, because there is not any, it is just some big guns action faction soap opera for jocks or something!
Resident Evil 5 is set 5 years after the events of Resident Evil 4, Chris is the main protagonist here who is now a part of an anti biological weaponry something-something, so he has a mission here and joining him is super hot and super badass Sheva Alomar!
They are in Kijuju, Africa trying to stop a bio weapon mcguffin being sold to some another evil asshole and brim brom brim, chase after them before they destroy the earth!
Oh and there is Jill also and she seems…not well, health wise, personally speaking!
The gameplay is awesome, once you give in to the fact that you are not gonna have a survival horror experience but a survival action one, kinda like Rambo but with huger guns and huger biceps!
Resident Evil 5 is a third person shooter pure action game and though they all add survival horror’ in there too, I won’t!
So you got all the big guns that are regulatory, all the herbs that you have seen, some grenades and loads of Majinis (the zombies in this one) and you have to run from this point to that for various reasons and the action is awesome, I give it that!
But, ah well, let’s just skip the complaints!
So the game is very HD and the movements are smooooth, like butter and the AI is not bad, both for the allies and the enemies.
You have some tweaked up changes in here though, you can load up only so much this time, you have nine slots to add the weapons and the herbs and the grenades and the armors and everything else, just nine slots!
The good thing, the item size is irrelevant and you can attach whatever you want to equip fast on the D pad, plus you have another tweak, instead of the mysterious Rosa Merchant in the previous RE4 this time you upgrade weapons everytime you clear a chapter, a mission or every time you load/reload a game, magically, apparently!
The game is a pleasure to play along with someone especially with girlfriends and it supports all the ease for a two player split screen game.
All in all a fast paced, heavy action oriented game that does deliver the testosterone but fails at Amygdala one!
Developed and published by Capcom for the X360, PS3, PS4, XOne and PC, it was released in March 2009.
You will go at it because of the Resident Evil title but you will find something else, equally mesmerizing but not the one that you were looking for!
So if you are some serious action fan in a game, try this ASAP!