Should I buy Resident Evil 5?

#1 Edited by TheDeadComedian (231 posts) -

Its on games on demand and its awfully tempting. I do however hate japanese game design and the combat is going to be a problem for me. Plus Im not sure I want to play co-op with anybody. Thoughts?

#2 Posted by SJSchmidt93 (4895 posts) -

If you plan on playing it co-op, I'd say give it a go, if not, don't go near it.

#3 Posted by Aljosa15 (315 posts) -

"  I do however hate japanese game design and the combat is going to be a problem for me. Plus Im not not sure I want to play co-op with anybody." 
 You just answered your own question.

#4 Posted by AjayRaz (12428 posts) -

I played it by myself and I still had a blast but co-op was 10 times as fun.  
 
as Aljosa15 said, you answered your own question. I wouldn't advise getting it if you don't want to play co op.

#5 Edited by Jeust (10650 posts) -
@SJSchmidt93 said:

" If you plan on playing it co-op, I'd say give it a go, if not, don't go near it. "

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#6 Posted by JJWeatherman (14558 posts) -
@TheDeadComedian: I vote get it. I had a ton of fun even when I wasn't playing co-op. If you for some reason feel the urge for co-op though, that's what online co-op is for.
#7 Posted by Yummylee (21652 posts) -

You don't like japanese games, the combat doesn't look to be very fun for you and you're mostly going to solo it?...No I'd advise against it, though truthfully playing it solo itsn't too much of a repellent. It still plays fine enough workin with the AI, but coop is definatley how you get the most out of it.
#8 Posted by salad10203 (654 posts) -

Uhh, the AI isnt bad, seriously, just assign Sheva to attack and she is pretty good.  I would get it cheap.  I had never played earlier RE games so I enjoyed it immensely.  I guess its not like previous entries, but I didnt know so I loved it.

#9 Edited by ptys (1957 posts) -
@TheDeadComedian: It's a very good looking game, I've played through roughly three times... but that was a year or so ago. It's still pretty cool, like any game you will get used to the controls after time and they'll be less of an issue.  I'd say buy it online though, you'll get it much cheaper... e.g. $26AU at CD WOW!
#10 Posted by Mourne (789 posts) -

If you can get it at a bargain price, I would suggest it. It's a good and fun experience (especially in co-op, so maybe you should recruit someone to play online or something if possible), but don't go in expecting a riveting story. It's top-notch gameplay overall, but the story is mostly an excuse to get from Point A to Point B.

#11 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

Price point?

#12 Posted by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

Yes, buy the Gold Edition of the game.  It's a ton of fun especially coop.

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#13 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

I'd very strongly recommend it. I think it's also only $20 now, which is just awesome. I've never played it co-op, but found that Sheva is a very competent and attractive AI companion.

#14 Posted by emkeighcameron (1876 posts) -

For $20 it's a great game, solo or co-op.

#15 Posted by Spartan1down (15 posts) -

RE5 was built ground up on co-op, but you can go at it solo and still have a good time.  Co-op is really where Capcom's gem really shines, and it increases the fun factor 10 times more.

#16 Posted by DeadRockstar (32 posts) -

In my opinion the game is only worth your time in co-op. Solo it really offers nothing that other games haven't done better.

#17 Posted by psmgamer (112 posts) -

RE5 is built for cooperative though you can play alone but what fun is that. Try out the demo to see if you like it before buying it.

#18 Edited by xxoldlacexx (8 posts) -

I would say sure to that :P

#19 Posted by Lawrens (688 posts) -

. I do however hate japanese game design and the combat is going to be a problem for me. Plus Im not sure I want to play co-op with anybody. Thoughts?

No you shouldn't.
#20 Edited by PillClinton (3291 posts) -

Damn this is already on Games On Demand?!  That's nuts.  Anyway, I love RE5 and got the platinum for it on ps3 and still might even buy the Gold Edition on 360.  But do I think you should buy it?

"  I do however hate japanese game design and the combat is going to be a problem for me. Plus Im not sure I want to play co-op with anybody. Thoughts? "


No, you'd hate it.
#21 Posted by AllJenn (15 posts) -

Solo is mediocre but i really enjoy co-op. buy it if you have RL friends :)

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