Be Prepared to Get Your Socks Rocked
As I’m sure any gamer will tell you, Resident Evil 5 is one of the most, if not THE most anticipated game of 2009. Set to release on Friday the 13th in March, Capcom has tremendous hype to face after its predecessor was voted game of year by Spike TV, Nintendo Power, Game Informer and even Japan’s ultra-critical Famitsu, and has even landed at number one of IGN’s Top 99 Games of All Time list. However, with the RE5 demo release just one mere week away, many gamers are turning off the lights, cranking the sound, and screaming like six-year-old girls in frightened preparation. And let me tell you, this little six-year-old girl needs direct injections of RE5 into his veins.
The demo, free to download January 26th, offers two short scenarios, both fully co-op, allowing you to experience how the game will be played out as a team. You may choose to go solo, however, the coop addition, which is both online and open to split-screen, is one of RE5’s best new features. Capcom tried something similar with Resident Evil 0, but was not coop and proved to be more of a hassle when juggling Billy and Rebecca, the two playable characters.
RE5 retains its over the shoulder view, one I’ve had wet dreams about. Since the release of the fourth installment, many games across many genres have adopted this point of view and utilized it well, allowing for a first person feel, but retaining the view of character mechanics. This may not seem all important, but something subconsciously bothers me when I can only see the character's weapon. Read More »