Resident Evil Demo now available for download on the Japanese Playstation Store. The demo is 942MB.
cool i will take a look. Although I would have no idea with japanese tutorial.
I was just on the Japanese Playstation store and notice it. So I thought I would let everyone else know about it :)
It's nice to have some news that matters.
942mb for a japanese demo.. Waiting for the english version.. Edit: oh thanks. Downloading now.
It's entirely in English.
It's in english. The menu and audio... If your PS3 is in english.
Why does the 360 get a demo in the US and PS3 only get's a Japanese demo almost a week later? Epic fail by Sony.... They need to step it up!
It's capcom's fault not sony. IMPRESSIONS: The controls are ok. You can get use to it. As far as the graphics go, they ok too, not like OMG or anything. So i did find the demo a little hard, since i ran out of ammo, and had to clue about reload and stuff. Second, u have to give partner help and ammos if playing alone, so it's kinda of annoying. U quickly turn a 360 by down analog + X to make life easier. Playing with a friend is going to much more enjoyable, i have to try that. I do miss the briefcase somewhat. Edit: ok the Chick is super annoying. Giving health, ammo. and the Enemy was just standing there. It's really hard to move around in cornered places. It's gets so claustrophic. OMG.
Wow I just played the demo and I am severely disappointed. I can't believe Capcom thinks they can give us nothing more than an HD version of RE4 and get away with it. This entire game could have been done last gen. The physics, graphics, animations, controls, etc. are mediocre at best. The controls ruin what little fun could have been had with this game. Funniest part is it will get perfect scores, taking into account reviewers patterns this gen.
everything in this game is meh... graphics (not bad, but not amazing), gameplay. It's not that enjoyable due to the controls which in my opinion are quite bad. I feel it is hard to really control anything. Oh well not a bad game but i wont be picking it up maybe a rent though.
The 360 demo is only 472Mb. I wonder why?
Downloading now from EU store.
it when i come back from my job.
Just to let everyone know, it's the exact same demo that is on the Special White PS3 demo disc in Japan. I have the disc, and the demo is exactly 942MB as well. I was hoping that the PSN demo was a better/newer build of the one I played on the special white demo, which was god awful. Graphics were disappointing, and the controls were clunky.
But i think i wait for the English demo version, or i play both. mwa i see.
i was worried too but its all in english so dl and enjoy
Downloading now, but I have low expectations.
I played it already on my 360. I was really disapointed, still i guess it frees some money in my budget for Halo Wars or Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection
Heh, I've had Mega Drive Collection on pre-order for a few months now!
Even my low expectations weren't met. The controls are horrendously bad, the aiming sucks and apart from looking pretty nice, it all feels dated.
Downloading now, ditto on the expectations. I didn't really get into 4 either. 2 is still my favorite of the series.
You had/have low expectations because you bad mouthed this game for whatever reasons ;)
THIS DEMO SUPER SUCKZ HOLY CRAP
The controls really are downright terrible. Be moar Dead Space.
im downlaoding right now WOOOO
I am in the Japan store and don't see anything other then Biohazard 3. What is the deal?
When you are on the Japanese Playstation store. There should be a square box on the top right with a list of date with Japanese writing next to them. The one that is 2/1 is the demo you are looking for
Resident Evil 5 is called "バイオハザード 5 (Bio Hazard 5)" in Japan. Click "絶賛配信中" area on the top page in JP store.
look above. my comment.
I heard it comes out tomorrow for the US, ya?
that's when the store updates
It'll be out tomorrow, bot Capcom and SCEA confirmed it.
Great. This will be my deciding factor on getting the game or not.
Probably not the best way to decide. It's been confirmed this is an old build from TGS. It's missing shadows, particle effects, smoke, etc.
It's half that space for the 360 Demo,and that's why the Ps3 version looks and plays better.
i think ps3 version has 1 extra level
The description is just worded terribly. By three levels, they mean single player, co-op online and co-op splitscreen.
i' ll DL when I go to school.
The controls seem worse than Resident evil 4. It feels so stiff.
downloading now... Edit: everyone stop downloading so mine can go faster.
The controls aren't bad, you just have to go to the Options screen and switch them to control Type A! Then yuo will get the better, more comfortable controls! The same that are in RE4
I was using Type A... I never played RE4 until the Wii version and if controlled like that, I'm kind of glad I missed it.
It's just feels too stiff for me. I'm used to fluid character movement this generation. For instance, why can't you use the Left analog stick to move and walk in any direction like many top rated FPS or adventure games? You have to use a combination of the Left and Right analog sticks to scan your surroundings which makes it tough when you're surrounded by zombies.
I already have the Xbox demo, I'll see how good it stacks up however.
Said in another RE5 post. Japan demo impressions. Good game ruined by terrible COOP AI. Only way to play this is with a friend. Should of been an option for COOP or no COOP.
WTF is up with that.
ya I couldn't get thru the demo with the AI. I hopped online and beat the 2 levels. I really don't see how it will be possible to beat the game with this dumb AI. In the demo you are running all over the place trying to dodge enemies. Be pretty damn hard to do that while babysitting the AI.
the ONLY gripe I have with RE5 is if I want to give my partner ammo, how come I can't adjust the ammount I want to give them insted of giving them the whole bulk of certain ammo?... that IS my ONLY gripe! The control scheme works for me as I loved RE4 on Gamecube. You CAN'T run and gun cause that wouldn't be RE. Not being able to walk and shoot at the same time, leaves you stationary thus leaving you wide open/forced to face the giant crowds of infected people or bosses... this IS indeed the way RE5 much like 4 still maintains its HORROR aspect of the game. Sure logically any of us in the given situation WOULD run and gun our way out, but IT'S A GAME! people are taking it wayyyyyyyyyyy too seriously here!. I complained in a comment a while back about how when you're out of ammo you should ALSO be able to fight back with your arms/legs like in your counter attacks. But then I also realized that would make it more ACTION than horror. Thus why I now revoke that comment and am happy with the choices Capcom took to still make RE the way they did! TO ALL THE HATERS! ONLY people that got to play it so far (and I mean the masses, not the select few that got the disc base copy select PS3 owners got to play) are the 360 owners that DL'd the demo. Im pretty damn sure all the people bashing RE5 are the 360 owners as they AREN'T familiar with the franchise unless they have played the series main entries on Playstation and the also other greats on Gamecube!. When you are used to run/gun/cover like Gears, of course you WON'T grasp the gameplay/concept of the game!. Thus in my opinion makes 360 owners opinions of RE5 void to me. Playstation owners that bash the game are ALSO probbly new comers to the series, as I feel MOST PS3 owners that are bashing RE5... ONLY looked at the title at all due to its GRAPHICS. Being the NEW graphics junkies PS3 owners have finally become because of KZ2... I bet the GRAPHICS are the only reason MOST PS3 owners are even looking at this title!. I HAVE thoroughly enjoyed damn near EVERY RE game ever made with some of their failed attempts being noted!. Im EXTREMELY stoked for RE5 as I have been with the title across EVERY console release of the series. RE5 graphics ARE breath taking. RE5's controls are slightly tweaked from RE4, which ISN'T a bad thing!. The game still works and stays true to the new path for the series that RE4 has paved for it!. I have both the 360 and PS3 collectors editions of 5 reserved. The 360 version to play co-op with my Live buddies, the PS3 version to have almost the complete series for the Playstation brand (minus the Remake of RE1 and also RE0). Im a huge fan of the series and am pretty awestruck by this game now after playing the 360 demo! NOW ABOUT THE CONTROLS! Im a HUGE survival horror game fan. I'd say the scarriest I've ever played is the Fatal Frame series. But I do love RE, Silent Hill, Siren, etc.. as well. If YOU love survival horror games as much as me, you know damn well that the controls have ALWAYS BEEN BAD in survival horror games. But it adds to the tension and immersion of the horror being thrown at you, which is where these games SUCCEED!. If you complain about the controls you most likely have NEVER played a survival horror game... or just NEVER should! cause this has been the formula for generations for these type of games! To the 360 fans b!tching about the game, you most likely NEVER played the series before and RE4 DON'T count. I mean REALLY have played the series. Cause Im willing to bet that 99% of you haven't. So your opinions don't really carry any weight!. To all the PS3 fans b!tching about it, you also may have NEVER played the series and or have ONLY checked it out cause you heard of its graphics and almost had your heart torn out when it was compared to KZ2 a few articles back!. KZ2 looks amazing AND RE5 looks amazing too!. To all of you PS3 fans that think KZ2 makes RE5 look like crap in graphics, you ARE dillusional. The fact RE5 looks amazing for both 360 and PS3, should make PS3 fanboys a bit worried. Cause with how great RE5 looks and it's possible to run on a 360, still shows 360 has legs!. Also to the PS3 fanboys that feel the need to ALWAYS compare how good a game is to KZ2 and ONLY by GRAPHICS might I add. How does it feel that your best looking game is in the genre that you all love to HATE 360 fans for getting a bevy of? hypocrits! As long as RE5 sells to its die hard dedicated fans and gains a few new ones (that hopefully want to then play through the back catalogue)... RE5 could very well get Capcom sitting high and proud on their throan. It's mainly the original followers of the game that Capcom need to please, anyone new is welcome'd but if they don't like it, it's no sweat of their backs! This game WILL BE A BEAST, CANNOT WAIT!
they are fine. MY MAIN GRIPE: the Girl. She has to go. Giving ammo, and doing healing. It's OK, when she does it to me, but not ok when the other way around. Although I DISAGREE about graphics, they are decent, but Not Amazing. I don't what else to tell you. I know that this is a small portion of the game, but from what i played there isn't anything impressive. And I am not comparing it to anything.
back when there were actual zombies in the game, this new turn on the series isnt really cutting it for me and im sure the majority of RE fans. i understand what your saying, implying that most of the bashers havent experienced something like this, which is probably true, but truly to me, all this game is, is RE4.5, its just RE4 with better graphics and yes having seen GP footage of KZ2, i still say its an extremely good looking game, especially on 1080p TVs with high contrast ratio. but other then that everything is exactly the same as RE4, control, gameplay, animations, storyline. the visuals are the only difference, oh and then new Co-Op feature which is its only true selling point IMO. ill rent it, maybe buy it at a lower price
THIS DEMO SUPER SUCKZ HOLY CRAP IM GOING 2 GAMESTOP IN THE MORNING TAKING MY MONEY OFF THIS CRAP THIS DEMO IS SO DISAPPOINTING HOLY CRAP
It's not disappointing in the least as you make out to be.
NO I NEVER PLAYED NO RE GAMES B4 AND I WONT BE PLAYING THIS CRAP GET THIS I NEVER PLAYED NO METAL GEAR GAMES B4 BUT I LIKE MGS4 AFTER I PLAYED THE BETA
not horrible by any means, But the CO-OP element does ruin the game somewhat. You can't play this game alone. Worrying about Your AI partner messes things up if you play alone. I'll wait for a few more reviews to come like ign, before buying or renting this game.
with the DEMAND of GREEDY A$$ "gamers" out there, they NEED/WANT more, more, more... given to them. So Capcom gave into the more, more, more crowd and GAVE them CO-OP! although I personally don't care for the feature, it does what it does. But I feel it wasn't nessicary on the gaming front. BUT with the all racial banter Capcom kept having to deal with last year about WHITE Chris Redfield killing BLACK african people, the addition of BLACK Sheeba ALSO being able to KILL BLACK african people... then NEGATES all the RACIAL attacks that were then being thrown at Capcom! it's all quite clever actually how it all worked/panned out, lol!
But, the controls are HORRIBLE !!!! ugh..
You didn't play RE4, I take it?
Good thing I have a japanese account.
downloading now :)
I guess the 360 version does to then. I never checked because so many people were crying about it.
The PS3 demo has the option to change controls...
Just tried it out. Love it! I played the 360 demo last week. It's the same game...just with a better d-pad...haha. It's awesome!
The PS3 version has "ACTION MODE/CONTROL" ?????? Are you lying? You have something called action control in the settings menu? LOL... You goofy kid if you read my comment and understood it you would know the mode I was talking about is not the controller settings in the demo's menu but something called *action* control* and will be in the retail version.
The Japanese demo IS IN ENGLISH!!!!!! the demo rocks, and it isn't RE4 in HD, When did RE4 have such a buddy system, melee moves, new shooter controls, better animations?
Can't believe they are preparing game to launch this way. No buy for me.
Even if controls are ok for some of you, Capcom is doing a big mistake by not giving a player an option to move entirely while aiming. For many it will be a deal breaker, me included. When I was playing I was like 'wow, welcome to four years ago...'. And I can now see that article which was comparing RE5/ Killzone2 graphics was written by a blindman. RE5 is not even close...
So, I just played the demo and it took a bit of getting used to as the controls do feel outdated after playing an awesome survival horror game like Dead Space. I didn't like the fact that you can't rotate the camera a full 360 degrees and how they also haven't given the player the ability to walk and fire. The gameplay was awesome after I got used to the controls. I kept getting killed in the beginning because I had soooo much trouble with the shoddy controls. I prefered control type B since that reminded me more of Resident Evil 4's control scheme. I definitely liked the level design and the graphics. The co op element is pretty well implemented and the enemy/friendly A.I. is good. This demo shows a lot of promise and I was skeptical about purchasing it due to the behemoth that is KILLZONE 2 releasing right before it but it now looks like I will just have to find time for both.