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Posted by William

I killed the spiders too.

Posted by TekZero

I wasn't sold on RE 4 either.  Even though I still own a copy, I couldn't even get through the game.  This is a pass for me.

Posted by Crono

Review rocked and the game looks awesome.  I doubt I'll play it more than once so looks like it could be a fun rental.

Posted by spiceninja

Got the game day one and beat it in two sittings (7 hours) and really loved it. There's so much to do after you finish the game as well. I don't think I've ever played what it mainly a single player game with so much content. I really like it but RE4 is still the better game.

Posted by troyx

great review brad i agree 100% with evrething u said

Posted by Gwendle

I still can't believe people aren't giving this a shot. It just goes to show that if you want to dislike a game enough, you will.

Posted by Johanz

Am I the only one who loves this game because you can't run and shoot? It's so much fun that there are shooters that play differently. I play alot and alot of shooters, probably most of the good ones that hit the market, and I must say that RE5 was like a wind of fresh air into my action experience, it plays different and feels different from other shooters, and that's awesome. It feels unique and special, since the AI and such is tweaked to fit the stand-shoot style, it doesn't matter if you could run or not, but it gives the game a special feel, and I just love it.

Posted by AV_Gamer

Sorry, but Dead Space surpassed Resident Evil 4 and 5 in every way. I'll play it, when it hits the PC.

Posted by welshy023

0:26 testipop lol.
But back on the topic, I think Dead Space is the new Resident Evil.

Posted by TheFrostedGamer

Looks solid. I just don't agree with games like this being given a 5/5. 5/5 means it's so good and so much replay value that it's recommended to anyone without reservation. This game offers limited replay value to those who want to play this type of third person shooter. Straight up. That's closer to a 4/5. It's like if you watched a pretty good movie that took 10 hours to watch, but you probably wouldn't watch it again. Most of what you were going to get out of it was from the first time around. And the DVD extras added almost nothing. That ain't a 5/5 movie.

This game's a rental.


Posted by hazelnutman

GODDAMIT, THOSE FREAKING SPIDERS.

Edited by Tesson

BEARD WATCH!!!!!!!

B RAD

Posted by Pazy

Looks like im going to be buying this soon, but I still need to finish RE4 lol

Posted by JJOR64

Awesome video and SCARY ending.

Posted by Drebin_893

Great review, and really well edited video.

Posted by TomA

This video just reminded me of how much Brad pisses me off.

Posted by StickyMicky

Hated the demo, but had a free game voucher so i picked it up as i could see nothing better in the local games shop, and i have now ended up addicted to it!

completed it yesterday, we did the full game in co-op.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

WTF moment: 2:48

Posted by Khann

TheFrostedGamer:

It just means it's recommended to anyone without reservation.  And it is so, because it is a great game. Whether or not you like this game has nothing to do with it.

Games like BioShock, Halo 3, GTA IV etc all get perfect scores. That doesn't mean everyone is going to like the game. It means that it is a fantastic game and if you are atleast somewhat interested in the type of game that it is, you are likely to greatly enjoy it.

Hope that makes some amount of sense.

Posted by GeekDown

Looks amazing and it seems to be  a really great game, but I won't pick it up since I haven't played any Resident Evil game from start to finish..

Posted by kaigo

i cant wait to buy this

Posted by konatachan

Great review, Execeller game.

It's a damn shame Jeff doesn't respect what a truly great and groundbreaking game Resident Evil 4 was. I like how they tie up loose ends with this one.

Posted by Psykhophear

Awesome review, but I find it to be quite a spoiler with some of the gameplay footage and cutscenes since I haven't played RE5 yet.

Posted by Matt_H

Great review Brad.  Almost done with the game now, been playing it co-op with my brother.  It has been awesome so far, great gameplay and tense action.


As an RE fan from the beginning on the PS1, you can't go wrong with this game if you've liked RE in the past. It sucks that so many seem to hate it without giving it a chance.  Not every game needs to control like Gears of War, and I'm glad they didn't cave in and change it to play like it.
Posted by Annev0

Nice review Brad
AHAhahah the ending!

Posted by eduardo

Spiders... why does it have to be spiders!

Posted by LiveOrDie1212

meh, i still have a distaste for this game

Posted by Spiritof

Realtime Spider Physics!

Posted by Nakirendral
Thanks for the review, Bradley.  :D

Hmm still unsure of which version to get. I have both PS3 and XB360, and would love to expand my PS3 library, (I am slowly becoming a big PS3 fan over XB360, after years of hating the PS3). I know that the Review stated that the XB360 SKU is better than the PS3 version due to a bit of slowdown in the PS3 type, but is it substantial? Because, I would love to play it smoothly, and have the game be as responsive as possible. 

Then a second question is, do would-be co-op players on the XB360 SKU have to play for Gold account acces to online co-op play with others, or can we just connect without worrying about that? I beleive PS3 has no such differentiation. 
Posted by Reverseface

Gonna get this, my friend got no time recently so looks like i'll be playing this HAN SOLO STYLE.

Posted by F1

Nice review. Loved the bit at the end!

Posted by VilhelmNielsen

I hate spiders!

Posted by TwoOneFive

i don't believe the cut scenes were real-time at all. ever notice all the gear you are carrying suddenly disapears durings the cut scenes?

mgs4 had a great way of indicating if it was in fact not real time by just allowing you to control the camera, so when you couldnt you knew okay this isn't entirely real time. 
Edited by Subject2Change

Game of the Year contender for sure, 5/5 just perfect. Played through in 1 night and 1 day with a buddy on Veteran (12.5 hours total) and absolutely loved it. Probably has been the quickest play through of a console game for me in a long time if not ever as we didn't  take any breaks longer than a few minutes to eat or poop.

And for the love of god stop comparing EVERY 3rd person shooter to GEARS OF BORE.

Most video reviews will contain spoilers from cut scenes and junk, recommendation is to read reviews :p

Posted by Kohe321

Getting it later today! Can't wait to play it!

Posted by Krenor

I'll rent it, nice ending by the way

Posted by SlimDogg95

Good Review Brad. Couldnt agree more. Especially on the graphics. This game is amazing looking. Props to capcom.

Posted by CraigAA1028

I think most of us can agree that Resident Evil 4 is better, but RE5 is still great.

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Posted by LDub

The game looks amazing no doubt but I am bummed that the controls are simple a port of RE4.  I understand fans of RE4 will object to my opinion because they assume its a negative however, I was hoping that it would be more fast paced ever since the first trailer came out, the one showing the infected sprinting towards Chris.

Posted by Brad

Almost everything in the review is from the first half of the game, so you've still got plenty of stuff to see.
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Posted by Mjolnir

I really feel this sudden urge to go buy RE5 now, and I think I just might.

And another great ending to the review.

Posted by Brad

The alternate costumes work in the cutscenes, which is about as sure as you can get they're not FMV in this case.
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Posted by Duskulblaka

I wish people would stop complaining about the controls. Did any of you play Resident Evil 4? If you haven't, do yourself a favor and pick it up. I'm not for the whole argument that "Bad controls make the game scarier" because that's just BS. The controls are in no way bad, and simply do a great job of adding to the intensity of any fight. The only thing that was stopping me from looking forward to RE5 was the concept of co-op through the entire story. I don't like the entire game relying to heavily on co-op - Army of Two is what comes to my mind, and that has no place in Resident Evil or the Survival-horror genre in any way. What would have been great is if they did something like add a few co-op chapters as a bonus, such as a gameplay mode similar to that of "Separate Ways," or give you the option of playing co-op in Mercenaries.

Another thing about the game I'm shaky on is the inventory management. I loved the way that worked in Resident Evil 4 with the blocks of space and all your items taking up a set amount of space. I managed that crap obsessively. Like I had OCD or something. I will no doubt miss doing that in RE5. And I'm totally with Brad on the Merchant.
Posted by Hirushubi

This QOTW=The noby noby boy contest(fail)

Posted by HiroSeven

Great review, cant wait to get the game this weekend!


Posted by kyok

rofl at the ending

Posted by PremierOctopus

Beard

Posted by gingertastic_10

eh..not a fan

Posted by SoFuLL

Those who were expecting it to be the second comming of jesus will be disappointed.
Those who expected RE4 with awesome next gen graphics will love it.
I'm a couple hours into it right now and I have to say I'm quite enjoying it!!!

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