Get Your Resident Evil 5 Demo In 2-3 Weeks

Posted by Brad (3009 posts) -
Right stick = camera.
If you've given up on trying to get a Japanese Xbox Live account working in order to grab the Resident Evil 5 demo that only came out over there, you can give it a rest. Capcom released word the demo will be coming to Live over here on January 26--at least for Gold members. The demo will go wide to all Xbox Live users the following week, and a PlayStation 3 demo is also scheduled for February 5.

The demo features two levels, both set in arrid African locales. It's the same content that's been shown at various trade shows since last year, so you've probably at least seen these areas before--but I'm most curious to see the public response to the game's new Westernized control scheme. I like the direction it's going, but I'm not convinced it's enough yet.

Think Capcom can use feedback from this demo to further tweak the game's design, with only two months to go?
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#1 Posted by Brad (3009 posts) -
Right stick = camera.
If you've given up on trying to get a Japanese Xbox Live account working in order to grab the Resident Evil 5 demo that only came out over there, you can give it a rest. Capcom released word the demo will be coming to Live over here on January 26--at least for Gold members. The demo will go wide to all Xbox Live users the following week, and a PlayStation 3 demo is also scheduled for February 5.

The demo features two levels, both set in arrid African locales. It's the same content that's been shown at various trade shows since last year, so you've probably at least seen these areas before--but I'm most curious to see the public response to the game's new Westernized control scheme. I like the direction it's going, but I'm not convinced it's enough yet.

Think Capcom can use feedback from this demo to further tweak the game's design, with only two months to go?
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#2 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

WOO! Now this is something I am looking forward to!

And two levels? Nice. 
#3 Posted by hawkeye (33 posts) -

Cool.

#4 Posted by TheGamerFix (201 posts) -

Yay!!I can't wait for this game!!

#5 Posted by F1 (346 posts) -

I've been playing the 360 Japanese demo for a while now. It's really fun!
I'll download if for PSN when it comes out though, since I'm getting the game for PS3.

#6 Edited by Lepuke (327 posts) -

RE5 should be great.
I'm going to download the demo for 360 and PS3 and buy the better of the two versions.

#7 Posted by dtran1212 (299 posts) -

playing Dead Space for the momment, so im kinda getting my RE fix sooner than usual. that game Dead Space is the shit man, kinda better than RE  imo

#8 Posted by JoelTGM (5596 posts) -

Sounds cool.  Only experience I've had with RE is on the Wii and I hated playing with the wiimote and crap.  Can't wait to try it on a proper console with a proper controller.

#9 Posted by DaemonBlack (342 posts) -

I never had a problem with the old controls, i guess im not very picky.

#10 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -

I have already played this demo for 360. If its the one I am thinking about it is the first 2 levels? the game is really fun and intense and you really gotta plan it out if you play 2 players. The chainsaw guy in the 2nd level is tough as hell cause you need perfect timing to drop this cage on him for most damage. It is a lot of fun.

#11 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11721 posts) -

Excited = yes. If Brad mentions how the controls bug him one more time I will shove a copy of Dead Space down his throat.

#12 Posted by TheHBK (5482 posts) -

Westernized or just fucking more control?  What the fuck is wrong with being able to do more than just walk, run and stand still to shoot? And from the sound of it, it doesnt seem like its enough to bring this game into the 21st century, though RE4 was kickass.

#13 Posted by Kush (8889 posts) -

I can't wait to finally try out the co-op...it's the only real reason I'm excited for the game.

#14 Posted by DrSbaitso (59 posts) -

Or you can just download the demo off the net, burn it to a cd-r, and play it like the rest of us right now (without online coop that is)...

#15 Posted by Dilly (11 posts) -
#16 Posted by PercyChuggs (1087 posts) -

I would rather just wait a bit longer and be able to play the full game. And I don't care if it's exactly like RE4, just in a new locale and with new characters. Don't fix what ain't broken.

#17 Posted by DukeTogo (1504 posts) -

Even if it's RE 4.5, it's enough to get me to play it.  Considering most of us have played through RE 4 every which way possible since it came out 5 years ago, that's enough time to make me excited to play it even if it played exactly like RE 4.  If it makes some changes fine but I don't know if I'd want it to play like Gears when every other game plays like Gears already.  I trust Capcom since it seems they really know what they're doing lately when it comes to Western tastes.  Their only turd recently was DMC, but that was just to appease the fanboys that got hard about it years ago.

I'm just hoping it has the length of RE 4, part of that games appeal was it was a great ride that didn't end too soon, you really got your money's worth.

#18 Posted by giyanks22 (2681 posts) -

This is the idea of a demo...

Release it a decent amount of time before the game, so that people play it, and they can get a good taste in their mouths.

#19 Posted by gamerpigeon (351 posts) -

i already can shoot a bunch of zombies in high def its called left 4 dead , and its way better than RE5 will be , but i still cant wait for RE5

#20 Posted by LiquidPrince (15944 posts) -

What's changed in the controls?

#21 Posted by Beechbone (109 posts) -

I played the japanese demo and it's pretty much RE4 in Africa in broad daylight... and it's pretty much just a third-person shooter though for some obscure reason you can't walk and shoot at the same time. Capcom can't decide to make a shooter or survival horror, I will play the full version but I don't think I will like it very much.

#22 Posted by Systech (4078 posts) -

This is pretty awesome.

#23 Posted by TOYBOXX (310 posts) -

I wasn't a big fan of the RE4 perspective that everyone loved - except for me. But after playing Deadspace, and loving the hell out of it, needless to say I'm now used to that viewpoint now. Although anxious for this demo to be released to the public, I still miss the Zombies and Hunters that made Resident Evil what it is today. What can I say I hate change.

#24 Edited by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

This is about as badly handled as the Killzone 2 demo. My gooooood. Seriously, why release it first in Japan? I mean, I guess it could be to pull at the asian market which until recently has pretty much hated the 360, but still, at least release it 2 weeks before everything else. And demo's being a week sooner for Gold members doesn't actually get people to get gold does it? lol. I am just glad I know when its coming so I can get it =)

"I will shove a copy of Dead Space down his throat."
What, and waste a good copy of Dead Space? Give me the game, and I'll just slice him up with my salt knife ^.^

#25 Posted by ShadowKiller (894 posts) -

I better be able to download this... Couldn't download Dead Space because I'm not 18

#26 Posted by PercyChuggs (1087 posts) -
gamerpigeon said:
"i already can shoot a bunch of zombies in high def its called left 4 dead , and its way better than RE5 will be , but i still cant wait for RE5"
You're comparing a fast paced, online-centric twitch FPS, to a slow paced, survival-action over the shoulder 3rd person shooter?
#27 Posted by Lunchbox1up (19 posts) -

already played it, but cool anyways

#28 Posted by MeatSim (10851 posts) -

nice, can't wait to play some RE5.

#29 Posted by Shane394 (118 posts) -

I've played the demo. My friend mysteriously passed a disk onto me and told me to put it when I wasn't connected to XBL. I did, and imagine my suprise when I saw it was a Japanese RE5 demo. It's good, but only if you liked RE4. It has two levels, and one is a blast to play over and over again! It basically just survive for 10 minutes, but that's not easy when you've got armies of undead plant monsters and a giant dude with an axe. However, they do somethings I don't like. The gameplay is solid, duh, but the inventory system is now in real time, and the inventory managment is completley gone. I really enjoyed that, and It kind of upsets me. Also, some of the action is really ridiculous. Sure, it's a game about zombies, it's not gonna be super realistic, but seriously. If your buddy is in trouble, you round house kick someone across the room, about 10 feet. Ok, I can see that, but why can't I do that whenever I want? Also, why is there a strafe in the game if you can't move when you aim? I dunno, it feels like an expansion with a major graphics overhaul. You can decide when the demo comes out. I wasn't the biggest fan of RE4, so maybe you should find someone else with the demo.

#31 Posted by Jackel2072 (2259 posts) -

@ LiquidPrince

Really nothing. it plays pretty much just like RE4. except you can now strafe, but still not while shooting.

#32 Posted by broqz (115 posts) -

so is the game still coming out in march?

#33 Posted by AndrewB (7611 posts) -

So silver members still have to wait for their demos, huh? Once again... demos are a marketing tool for their parent companies. Delaying them is not a good idea, unless the game sucks.

#34 Posted by Shinryu (245 posts) -

Alright, thanks for the heads up. Will tide me over till SF4 (not as if i dont have enough to play though lol)

#35 Posted by MetalRocker (58 posts) -

PC?

#36 Posted by copycatzen (816 posts) -
#37 Posted by Media_Master (3283 posts) -

RE 4 control seems fine to me

#38 Posted by MasturbatingBear (1781 posts) -

do not be fooled. You can download the japanese demo. Which is how I played it. And don't be fooled about the speed. The game is much much faster than resident evil 4 and much more intense. This one seems more into the shooting aspect cause lots of enemies will swarm you. if you are playing with 2 people and have played a part before you will have to make plans and position yourselves cause the african dudes will come at you really fast.

#39 Posted by DukesT3 (1916 posts) -

yay

#40 Posted by Tripwire (6 posts) -

Can't wait to get my hands on this game.

#41 Posted by RawShark (236 posts) -

Hah. Any noob with a broadband connection and a CD writer could have played this already.

I thought it was good, but the co-op is definitely better than single player, due to the terrible AI.

#42 Posted by Grandma11 (14 posts) -
#43 Posted by Lind_L_Taylor (3966 posts) -

I haven't even played Left 4 Dead yet. I'm so damned behind.  Fallout 3 has ruined my ability to keep up with all the games that are coming out. Damn you, Fallout 3!!!!

#44 Posted by FuzzYLemoN (1600 posts) -

Already played it last year. It was technically from Japan, but it was completely in English, so I now have no reason to play this exceptionally late demo. :D

#45 Posted by Tolkienfanatic (99 posts) -

I really wish the PS3 demo was being released on the same date but it isn't any big loss.  Still looks like RE4 anyway.

#46 Posted by greggoodwin (2 posts) -

Can't wait, although it is similar to RE4 you could repackage RE4 for the 360 and I would still buy it. I played the crap out of RE4 on the PS2 and embarrassingly on the Wii. It wasn't my Wii I swear!

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