Resident Evil 5 demo live on PSN today

Playstation Blog writes:
Hey everyone, I'm Shawn Baxter (Snow) from Capcom-Unity. Our amazing Resident Evil 5 Demo goes live today on PSN, so I thought I'd tease you a bit with some of the cool things to expect, whether you're an old fan or new to the series. One of the first things I noticed is how good the game looks. It's hard to get by the beauty RE5 has to offer. Better still, you get to play through two beautiful stages in the demo. Aside from the sweet graphics, there's plenty more that the demo has to offer.

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meepmoopmeep3550d ago

got it off JPN PS Store last night

Cerberus21253550d ago

I got it from Japan psn yesterday,but it is in the US psn already

Doppy3550d ago

I loved it. I wish they modernized it more in gameplay (moving and shooting the major flaw), but it's a great game with great graphics, and hopefully a great story to go along with it.

Lifendz3550d ago

I played Deadspace a few weeks back and absolutely loved it. It did everything right in terms of gameplay. I was an engineer that was fighting for my life without any real weapons. And it worked. I never experienced such suspense....well...not since Silent Hill 2 at least.

Now comes RE5. I played it and have no desire to buy it. The controls were cumbersome. The aiming is slow. The knife is virtually useless. That last one really sucks because ammo is so bleeping limited that it'd be nice if I could use the knife effecitvely. Especially since I'm a bad ass character and not an everyman like Issac in Deadspace.

Speaking of which, not being to move and shoot just took me out of it. It was no longer immersive. It was just cumbersome and awkward and people tolerate it because "it's Resident Evil and its always been like this."

Thanks but no thanks. I'll gamefly it but I definitely won't be buying it.

ThanatosDMC3549d ago

Yeah, i hope they fix the aiming. It's way too slow. They expect you to take your time to fine aim your shot at an incoming chainsaw guy... seriously...

ThanatosDMC3549d ago

Nvm about my above post. If you go to Option, there's a way to change the Aim Speed to fastest. It helps.

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Jok3r3550d ago

Too bad that the framerate was noticeable worse on the PS3-demo compared to the 360-demo (note, DEMO! It can hopefully be fixed til retail)

MegaMohsi3550d ago

say's who? I saw the comparison done on GT and everything was exactly the same

Jok3r3550d ago

I say, because I have both the 360-demo and the PS3-demo...It´a little choppier framerate on PS3 sometimes when you turn the camera around...Strange ..

Bazookajoe_833550d ago

I have my ps3 on repairs so i have only played the xbox version, but there´s alot of screentearing during the video sequence...

MegaMohsi3550d ago

oh ok, I thought you had just watched some low resolution videos to assume that. Maybe it's just a demo glitch or something, I have a strong feeling that both versions will be identical considering they used the same engine for DMC4 and both games were identical

Jok3r3550d ago

No, no tearing whatsoever =)
I played both the 360-demo and the PS3-demo at 720p and NO tearing!
But I heard that the 360-demo suffer screentearing when played at 1080p!

To the disagrees...Play both the 360-demo and PS3-demo and come back then! You will see for yourself!

Jok3r3550d ago

Yeah, it is said that the PS3-demo is an older build than the 360-demo, but I don´t know myself =)

Yeah just like Devil may Cry 4 it should be almost no difference at all in the end =)

Drealmcc0y3550d ago

Jok3r: You're totally right, when i threw a grenade in the first hut with loads of enemies flying everywhere, it slowed right down 4 a few secs. I completed the 360 version like 50 times, n it didnt slow down once, apart from tht there exactly the same

bassturd3550d ago

got a couple slowdowns as well. Not from grenades but on the first level when the zombies start breaking thru windows to get in the house. Slowed down a little. Nothing that really bothered me enough to effect gameplay tho. Hardly noticeable really.

morganfell3550d ago (Edited 3550d ago )

I have to disagree with you guys. I have a 60Gb PS3 w/320GB HDD, Sony 52in XBR. Just finished the first run through on Assembly. Not one single issue with tearing or framerates. Quite honestly flipping back and forth the 360 colors seem a little subdued. That was even true when I turned on RGB limited on the PS3. In fact small details like the handle on Chris' machete, and the pane of glass in the window are noticeably better on the PS3.

I am not sure where people are getting the slow downs but I am moving around a lot. I waited until the axeman broke through the wall and nothing, not an issue at all.

MisterNiwa3550d ago (Edited 3550d ago )

To the 360 comments, on what 360 Consoles do you guys play? I play on an Arcade, maybe you guys play on an Elite or such, cuz it got better hardware thats why you got no tearing or stuff?
I get tearing and the Framerate on 360 but its really on par with PS3, but no issues so far.

I dont know whats with your PS3 Joker.. but i really didnt get any framerate issues to see.. =/

But in the end, the two are really similiar to eachother, good job Capcom!
Now i want my Zombies back in Dead Rising 2, for PS3, XB360 and PC!

dragunrising3550d ago

Is it hard for you to say that both versions look excellent? I played RE5 for both and here are my impressions:

No screen tear for either version. Color for both is very similar. Very hard to say which is better.

Of note, I played RE5 on two separate displays at different resolutions. The PS3 version I played on a 40in 1080p Samsung TV and the 360 version I played on a 22in 720p Samsung LCD (my desktop monitor). Both versions never dropped in frame rate. I have yet to test the 360 in 1080p however. It's going to be hard to decide which to get, that's for sure.

morganfell3550d ago (Edited 3550d ago )

I didn't say either version looked great. Didn't you notice that? They both look passable and next gen but certainly not Killzone 2 worthy as was discussed the other day ad nauseum on this board.

Better does not equal good. What is the baseline? How hard is it just to read what I wrote. (Note that's a rhetorical statement, not a question.)

dragunrising3550d ago (Edited 3550d ago ) if the game isn't Killzone 2, it doesn't have great graphics? I'm rather disappointed with you as this game is a visual feast. Also, why does your coin toss always go to the PS3 when there are graphics comparisons? You are always the odd man out in the comments in this regard; always with clear slant to your arguments. My comment reflected on the fact that you always have this "clear as day" bias. Its not hard to say an 360 game looks good is it? If you didn't come off as a complete [email protected] I might take you more seriously, and send you more critical PM's (you have to unblock me!). I expect more said about the graphics if your comparing two different versions. You only talk about the color and don't reference anything else aside from your TV.

Edit: From my initial impressions, I see a clear difference in playing in 1080p as opposed to 720p. Currently the nod goes to the PS3 because of my setup. Otherwise there is no discernible difference. Still need to hook up the 360 via HDMI to the big screen.

Morgan, if you are using the expanded setting on your TV, you should switch it. The expanded is for LCD Monitors as they typically have weaker black levels. Try playing on standard. Also, my PS3 is on RGB limited. The way I have my TV calibrated, RGB Full is too dark.

Bazookajoe_833550d ago

Thanks for the answer, i will try and play it with 720p instead and see if the screentearing goes away..

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MegaMohsi3550d ago

Maybe they'll release the KZ2 demo before thursday too in NA, for the people who reserved it at gamestop.

UnwanteDreamz3550d ago

Man I wish. After getting the RE5 demo yesterday (Japan) I had to try my code this morning. No luck, 3 more days just 3 more days.....

TheHater3550d ago

Dead Space is better than this game. This game however will sell a lot more and get better reviews because it is Resident Evil. Anyone that put the name aside will notice that this game cannot compare to Dead Space. That the way I see this.

Drealmcc0y3550d ago

you're comparing a full game to a demo? Thats clever of you....

bassturd3550d ago

Not saying RE5 demo is bad (I hate the AI COOP component everything else is great)

but I really disliked the Dead Space demo. I played it for like 5 minutes and thought it was crap. I ended up getting the full game and think it is only 2nd to MGS4 in terms of best singleplayer experience of 2008. Demos can sometimes give off the wrong impression.

360 man3550d ago


JustinSaneV23550d ago

Probably has something to do with MS throwing cash around again.

bassturd3550d ago

a week it matters. The game doesn't come out for a month. Who cares when you get the demo. Now if you got the game early...that would be something. But a demo? Who gives a f*ck?

jackdoe3550d ago

Well, it is due to a marketing deal made between Capcom and MS. As a result, PS3 owners were unsure of when exactly they could get the demo until IGN and other gaming sites pressed Capcom for a release date.

RGB3550d ago

1st. i'll finish up with 360 f*ck, this is not to 360 users just this n00b, first of all, RE5 demo has been in jap since the preorder bundle was confirmed, so japanese people preorder the bundle get the demo & cancel the order. simple. so Playstation japan has had it for months.

2nd. wow i love this game so much, this will surely be my GoTY 2009, the game is brilliant, amazing & awesome. the coop is sick. its brill, i love it, i love it, i love it.

UnwanteDreamz3550d ago

STFU you know damn well we got it a week after you. That was a pathetic attempt at trolling.

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