GamePRO's Resident Evil 5 video review(German).

#1 Posted by Icemael (6343 posts) -

I don't understand German, but it seems they like it(they gave it 93%).
#2 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

There's some awesome looking footage in that review.

#3 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -
Icemael said:
I don't understand German, but it seems they like it(they gave it 93%)."
Yeah. That is what I got out of it :)
#4 Posted by Icemael (6343 posts) -
Linkyshinks said:
"There's some awesome looking footage in that review."
Indeed. Sadly, it seems there isn't any horror in it(Not even RE4's brooding atmosphere).
#5 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Gonna post a transcript in a minute.

#6 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

Absolutely nothing can convince me to pick up this game after playing that demo. I really wish you could play SP without the co-op partner...

#7 Posted by Icemael (6343 posts) -
Kush said:
"Absolutely nothing can convince me to pick up this game after playing that demo. I really wish you could play SP without the co-op partner..."
Yeah, SP is horrible. They shouldn't have put Sheva in it - I would do much better by myself. Sure I'd have to deal with a shitload of enemies alone, but at least I know better than wasting ammo and standing in front of the chainsaw man... Co-op is great fun though.
#8 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -

Here's my quick, rough translation. It must be noted that the GamePRO is the BRAVO of German gaming magazines. Nobody really takes them seriously, and their review scores are based on hype only.
Also, they don't actually have a copy of the game. Apparently, they played through the game on a Capcom conference in Hamburg, then got permission to use some footage for an exclusive review (in exchange for a good score, of course).
It's all rather dumb.

"Oh my, the gaming year 2009 could not begin in a more exciting way. On march 13th, Resident Evil 5 will finally be released on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. We are proud to present you the first exclusive video review, and we are pleased to tell you: This game will rock your socks off.
But first, a word about this video. As you will probably have guessed, Resident Evil 5 is the most important release for Capcom this year, and the regulations for releasing footage are pretty strict. We will not show any spoilerific material or discuss any story elements. As for the footage shown in this video, they are provided by the developers, that's why certain HUD-elements are missing. But everything you see here is authentic footage of the finished game - which will look even better when played on a high definition screen.

Alright. Everyone knows Resident Evil 5 takes place in Africa - where exactly is never mentioned. Series veteran and zombie expert Chris Redfield's attention is drawn to a small village named Kijuju, after several reports of the violent outbreak of some kind of virus. Chris, of course, suspects the involvement of the Umbrella Corporation. As soon as you arrive, the action kicks off: The villagers react with extreme agression towards every intruder, and a vicious fight for survival begins right in the first few minutes.
Similar to the brilliant predecessor, this is not subtle Horror anymore, but a fast-paced action Thriller, that will not have you sweat of fear, but of stress. And that's meant in a positive way. The mechanics of the game have not changed since RE4; You control Chris Redfield from a third person perspective, aiming over his shoulder. The one thing new in this game is Sheva Alomar, an african combat specialist, who is accompaning you throughout the entire game.
Resident Evil 5 is a Co-Op game, letting a second player join via System Link, Xbox Live or Splitscreen at any checkpoint in the game, to wander through the african lands. If you play alone, the AI takes over, reliably taking on foes and other hazards. What makes this difficult is that you will have to see to it that your companion always has enough ammunition and healing items to help you through. You can exchange items between partners, heal them with sprays, or get them out of danger if needed.
Resident Evil 5 is divided into six big, interconnected Chapters. Every chapter is split into several acts, that once reached can be played seperatly from the menu. As we said, the action thriller begins in the villave Kijuju in gleaming sunlight, but as you progress, it gets significantly more dark and disturbing. We don't want to reveal to much, but several old faces from the series will make an appearance. We think we saw some elgigantic monstrosities somewhere. Of course there will be boss battles, but we won't spoil anything, as they're heavily story-related. Just one thing: Get ready for some epic, intensive fights that rival Metal Gear Solid in the way they're staged - Luckily, you've got an impressive array of weapons at your disposal.
There's crates and boxes, and you'll collect ammunition, herbs and money. This you can spend for the weapons and upgrades in a seperate menu after each completed chapter. You start off with a simple handgun and as you progress, collect shotguns, Uzis, machine guns, and the big guns, like the rocket launcher - If you've got the money.
Speaking of your inventory: There's nine fields, but even bigger items like the sniper rifle only take up one space. If you run out of space, the remaining items will be put into a box which you can access after each completed act. Your game will be saved each time you access the box, so no worries about your valuable items. In Two-Player mode, you have two different accounts to go shopping with after each completed act. If you're alone, you have to provide for both characters - which is difficult, as ammunition cannot be bought and is sometimes sparse, and hard to find.
The important question is: Is there any horror left with two characters always on screen? The answer is no. But before you go and call Capcom, let us say this: This game will own you nonetheless. There's danger everywhere, and you'll be facing death constantly. Be it the quick enemies, waiting for you to make a mistake, or other hazards, Resident Evil 5 thrives with danger. And then there's moments where you split up, to lower this bridge for example. In these scenes, the developers really thought of ways to get your adrenaline pumping.

Resident Evil 5 is an 18-hour rollercoaster ride of the highest quality. The first half slowly introduces you to all gameplay elements, only to unleash them on you in the second one. Capcom has responded to some of the criticism from previous games and implemented four different control schemes that should offer a satisfying choice for everyone. And yes, you can increase the aiming speed.
The presentation is top-notch. What Capcom does when it comes to graphics and sound is beyound awesome. Brilliant textures, great animations and spectacular effects will make your consoles throw sparks. Every owner of a good surround system can look forward to mighty explosions and a fantastic soundmix.

Resident Evil 5 is one heck of a game. An unforgettable, great gaming experience, and one of the best action games of all times. To make it short: Buy it. If you're old enough, that is.
#9 Posted by Icemael (6343 posts) -
Meowayne said:
"Here's my quick, rough translation. It must be noted that the GamePRO is the BRAVO of German gaming magazines. Nobody really takes them seriously, and their review scores are based on hype only.
Also, they don't actually have a copy of the game. Apparently, they played through the game on a Capcom conference in Hamburg, then got permission to use some footage for an exclusive review (in exchange for a good score, of course)."
Seriously?
#10 Posted by Meowayne (6084 posts) -
Icemael said:
"Meowayne said:
"Here's my quick, rough translation. It must be noted that the GamePRO is the BRAVO of German gaming magazines. Nobody really takes them seriously, and their review scores are based on hype only.
Also, they don't actually have a copy of the game. Apparently, they played through the game on a Capcom conference in Hamburg, then got permission to use some footage for an exclusive review (in exchange for a good score, of course)."
Seriously?"
Yeah? Happens all the time. No outlet is given "exclusive first review" right if there's even the slightest possibility of a below-AAA score.

#11 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11932 posts) -
Meowayne said:

And yes, you can increase the aiming speed.
That is really all I got out of that review.

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