I am living in bizzaro world

#1 Posted by mugugipan (376 posts) -

I cant believe this game got the scores that it did around the web.
It is a horrible.

I ll save the details and sum it in one word, awkward.
I am not just talking about the freaking shooting mechanics either.
The way every thing is placed. The strange rate of the circulation of enemies.
It is a terrible game.
If anything it is a step backwards for the resident evil franchise.
RE 4 ran so smoothly. This is feels like a big clunk.
Oh, and it also has some of the worst, ground, rock and water textures and effects I have ever scene in a game since the n64 era.

 

#2 Edited by Venatio (4492 posts) -

The demo I played was good but I know, 5 stars surpised me at Giantbomb, I thought 3 or maybe 4

Not being able to shoot while aiming is just retarded, It worked great in Dead Space so why not in RE5? Im still gonna get RE5 sometime but when its cheaper

#3 Edited by strangeling (1260 posts) -

Uhm, I'm not sure what you're on about.

If you have a problem with the textures, I'm going to ask what kind of set-up you're playing it on, because they look pretty damn good to me.
It is far from being a horrible game, but there are some things I agree can be awkward.  Overall, I have no problem playing the way it controls, but Chris cannot turn tight corners smoothly.  It is awkward that the best way to "turn" while running is to use the 180 sometimes, 'cause it's either that or stop and pivot in place.

Five Stars from Giant Bomb does not surprise me.  That means it's very easy to recommend.  It is, after all, a high-profile franchise that looks great and plays well.
I think I would rate Resident Evil 5 at $35-$40 out of $60.  But I've only played through the main story non co-op and just begun Mercenaries.
#4 Edited by thiago (666 posts) -

I agree with you, the reviews, not only on GiantBomb but all around the web, were deceiving. This game is not even mediocre. Giving it 3 stars would be too much.

I was never a hardcore Resident Evil fan, but even those who liked Resident Evil 4 and were expecting just a "RE 4.5 HD remix" with nothing new will be disappointed. They changed a lot of things and made it a very crappy experience.

The zombies now have self-preservation instinct! Haha. They take cover and use helmets and armors. Hahahahaha.

#5 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

Maybe you should write a full review.  From your perspective, you might save a reader some time and money.

#6 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

Take off your rose coloured classes when looking at RE4 and we'll talk.

#8 Edited by BigBoss1911 (2504 posts) -

I only played the demo but  I was very dissapointed.I thought from the first trailer RE5 this game going to better than 4.

#9 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11930 posts) -

Hi, you have something called an opinion. It (despite what you might think) is not the same as a fact.

#10 Posted by thiago (666 posts) -
thiago said:
"The zombies now have self-preservation instinct! Haha. They take cover and use helmets and armors. Hahahahaha. "
It has just occurred me that the zombies might not want to get mortally wounded, so they were protecting their vital parts like chest, head, etc. Haha. RE 5 is a joke.
#11 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -

I put down a $5 deposit but won't be picking it up anytime soon.  Adam Sessler called the game frustrating and I tend to agree with his reviews.  I'll just wait a couple of years and snatch it up for $20. 

#12 Posted by RHCPfan24 (8609 posts) -

I am enjoying the game very much and I don't mind the controls but the one thing that is pissing me off is the inventory. Goddammit is it frustrating. Why can't I pick up a red herb when I have a full inventory but a green herb is just waiting there? Why can't they automatically combine? It is extremely stupid and its the biggest design flaw in the game, on my opinion.

#13 Posted by Daz0608 (384 posts) -

Maybe you are living in bizzaro world and we're playing different games, because I think the game's great.


Stoping to shoot isn't really a problem at all in this game because the people your playing against can't run and gun, even though Sheva isn't perfect she is still one of the best A.I. partners in an action video game, i can't think of many ones that are better. Also there is loads of replayabilty, I've completed it 3 times now and I still want to unlock stuff. And no it may not be better than RE 4, but then again there aren't many games that are.

But each to their own I guess
#14 Posted by suneku (2997 posts) -

It's clunky because of Chris' HGH. But whatever, it didn't really bother me that much. After about 20 minutes of getting used to it, it felt natural to me. I personally didn't see anything wrong with the pacing or the circulation of enemies. Guess everyone has different opinions, which includes game reviewers.

#15 Posted by thiago (666 posts) -
Daz0608 said:
"Maybe you are living in bizzaro world and we're playing different games, because I think the game's great.

Stoping to shoot isn't really a problem at all in this game because the people your playing against can't run and gun, even though Sheva isn't perfect she is still one of the best A.I. partners in an action video game, i can't think of many ones that are better. Also there is loads of replayabilty, I've completed it 3 times now and I still want to unlock stuff. And no it may not be better than RE 4, but then again there aren't many games that are.

But each to their own I guess
"

Unlockables are like carrots at the end of the stick for guiding donkeys. Unlockables does not make a game great.

I am sick and tired of paying for games and having to do stupid things to "unlock" some feature I PAID FOR! I paid for it then I want it! This trend is terrible for games.
#16 Posted by Jayge_ (10221 posts) -
thiago said:
"Daz0608 said:
"Maybe you are living in bizzaro world and we're playing different games, because I think the game's great.

Stoping to shoot isn't really a problem at all in this game because the people your playing against can't run and gun, even though Sheva isn't perfect she is still one of the best A.I. partners in an action video game, i can't think of many ones that are better. Also there is loads of replayabilty, I've completed it 3 times now and I still want to unlock stuff. And no it may not be better than RE 4, but then again there aren't many games that are.

But each to their own I guess
"
Unlockables are like carrots at the end of the stick for guiding donkeys. Unlockables does not make a game great.I am sick and tired of paying for games and having to do stupid things to "unlock" some feature I PAID FOR! I paid for it then I want it! This trend is terrible for games."
Your precious Killzone 2 makes you unlock the multiplayer classes.
#17 Posted by pause422 (6201 posts) -
Jayge said:
"thiago said:
"Daz0608 said:
"Maybe you are living in bizzaro world and we're playing different games, because I think the game's great.

Stoping to shoot isn't really a problem at all in this game because the people your playing against can't run and gun, even though Sheva isn't perfect she is still one of the best A.I. partners in an action video game, i can't think of many ones that are better. Also there is loads of replayabilty, I've completed it 3 times now and I still want to unlock stuff. And no it may not be better than RE 4, but then again there aren't many games that are.

But each to their own I guess
"
Unlockables are like carrots at the end of the stick for guiding donkeys. Unlockables does not make a game great.I am sick and tired of paying for games and having to do stupid things to "unlock" some feature I PAID FOR! I paid for it then I want it! This trend is terrible for games."
Your precious Killzone 2 makes you unlock the multiplayer classes.
"
yeah, and its pretty fucking stupid it does that. Anyway, I think enjoying RE5 comes down to the fact that you need to be able to accept its nothing more than RE4 with co-op, and done this many years later the controls will feel dated. If you can't accept that it will feel like garbage. I gameflied it and played it like twice then never touched it again so...
#18 Posted by thiago (666 posts) -

Not in the single player, and in the multiplayer it happens automatically as you play the games, you don't need to "work" for it. I already have a job, I don't need another one.

As for Resident Evil 5, the game FORCES you to run and gun. After some point you can't stay in the same place for too long because ZOMBIES HAVE GRENADES! Haha. Yes, they have grenades and rocket launchers, which means that you will have to be constanly moving to avoid getting killed. I have no words to describe how painful and agonizing the last levels were.

The most accurate review I found was this one: http://g4tv.com/xplay/reviews/1944/Resident-Evil-5-Review.html

Unfortunately this game got good reviews only because it is from Capcom and it is Resident Evil. And suckers such as myself bought it. If it was a new IP from an unknown company then it would get hammered.


#19 Posted by Icemael (6343 posts) -
thiago said:
"If it was a new IP from an unknown company then it would get hammered."
This is so true. If it wasn't called Resident Evil 5, the people who now defend it would bash it to death.
#20 Edited by OmegaPirate (5522 posts) -

Oh thiago, your rage rejuvanates my youth -please continue

#21 Posted by BenjaminP (8 posts) -

I thought it was ok at best. I beat it a few days after I bought it and moved on to other games, I tried to go back and finish veteran today and cant find the will. I should have rented this, I think it scored so high due to hype and the brand name. The game feels dated, plain and simple.

#22 Edited by Systech (4078 posts) -

This forum post is putting me in a bizzaro world right now. To be honest, no one should care if a game gets good reviews or not. All that matters is if you enjoyed it or didn't.

#23 Posted by JimmySilent (10 posts) -

If it wasnt meant to be in the Resident Evil series it would be an awesome game.. . But this is shitty for a Resident Evil game.. Its too actiony for Resident Evil. I dunno what your talking about with the water effects though.. They look fine to me.. And im not even playing HD..

#24 Posted by TooWalrus (13240 posts) -

This game was awesome. Seriously.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.