Just as expected, GamePro Germany indeed had the first "real" world-exclusive review for Resident Evil 5. Important details and scans are in the article. Minor spoilers included.
93 with those terrible controls? Something smells a-rye.
"Something smells a-rye. " Why because he has a difference of opinion than yourself?
It's evident that the fanbase is pretty much divided into one of two categories: Love it HATE IT The out-dated controls feel clunky and slow, there's more horror in how Capcom made the controls feel than the actual game which boils down to a generic looking game.
We all know why you feel that way.(DEMO 2nd on PS3 and game graphical differences) If more good reviews come in I may buy this yet. EDIT After reading the review I'm going to add performance differences to my list of reasons why you feel this way assuming they reviewed the 360 version too.
Wait, it has co-op and some "shininess" added (off-set by last-gen facial and body animations). As consumers, we really should speak with our dollars more. Currently, the message we're sending is: "It's alright, no need to get creative or interesting, no need to change anything, just give me more of the same!" Look at what happens to movies when they hit their "5th" or "6th" iteration. The quality degrades, the scripting goes to hell and the franchise is usually scheduled for a "reboot" - i.e. James Bond, Batman. This game, as well as the SNES port of Chrono Trigger DS are prime examples of how dense consumers are. At least Chrono Trigger DS has no pretense about ripping people off, it's the EXACT SAME GAME that it was all those years ago. That's alright though, developers will keep pumping out the crap and we'll put on our bibs, grab a spoon and take another big helping of sh#t. Anyone who has dignity or appreciates the value of a dollar should rent this game. P.S. "Why dis", POG, the mart, whoever you are, I've played both the 360 and PS3 demos and they suck, equally; they play identically (in terms of performance). The crap controls and last-gen animations/ gameplay exists on BOTH versions. Congrats to you for posting a comment longer than 3 words or "lol" or "Xboxz rulz" though, you're learning how to communicate, good for you.
Why-Dis, except for the fog/dust in the Assembly Area, the game looks damn near identical. I downloaded both versions to compare and honestly there's not that big of a difference, even with the old TGS 2008 Build. It's really minor things, the textures and shaders are all the same quality in bit-maps etc.
I really wanted to like RE5, but the horror/suspense is gone. I still vividly remember the very first zombie you run into from RE1 in the mansion, but nothing really sticks out for me in RE5, in the demo anyway. I can understand the tank mechanic and why it theoretically could create suspense, but the "zombies" just sprint at you, stop, and examine you. Hopefully that is just a difficult issue in the demo. Dead Rising and their zombies? Now that was suspense.
if that helps you sleep at night, continue with your false assumptions.
RE5 will not live up to the hype.
You don't even know what generic is. Yeah, I see a ton of games with a horror theme set in the African region. Sorry all games can't be one of your generic first person shooters like Call of Duty, which is apparently the only type of game you know how to play. RE5 GotY 2009 confirmed so take that you n4g hive minded generic fps lovers. You just got biozoned!
It looks identical. Any regular human being won't be able to tell a difference if they PLAYED each version. I was actually surprised how identical they were after seeing how bad Lost Planet was on PS3. And that's a poor excuse as to why people don't like this game.
I like how people think, because they have played BOTH demos, they are an expert on the game. Classic internet arrogance.
from what i have read, people commenting on playing both demos are only comparing graphics
Why Dis, are you oblivious to the rampant screen tearing present on the 360 demo? If it's anything like that in the full release, your argument is void.
People complain about the Tank Controls, but I think RE fans would be screaming bloody murder if they would have tweeked the controls too far from RE4. RE4 won game of the year with Tank Controls and this game will be getting alot of high grades weather you hate the controls or not.
@Whydis: "After reading the review ..." So you speak German, do you? Then you won't mind me saying, I habe gedacht, dass es unmöglich wäre, dass ich Adriana Lima hassen könnte. Aber jetzt hast du's getan. Kongratulationen. On topic, I guess I'm the only one who's actually getting more excited about RE5. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the fourth one, and Capcom seems to have included some real fan service in this game.
I think that's a great score, but I haven't played the entire game so I don't know. For those of you who complain about the controls, don't hate and don't get it. Buy FEAR 2 and Killzone 2 instead I'm sure they'll be great games also.
Not that everyone 's opinions are not valid.... but if you actually played RE4-- are you really that upset with the controls? With a sequel that incorporates a lot from 4? We seem to have those that are fondly reminiscing about the early RE days, thats cool. Then we have those that keep screaming theres a divide and some hate it. But are any of these haters people that played 4? If you didnt like 4, then don't expect 5 to resurrect the series. But if you did enjoy it, I see nothing to indicate that we are in for less of an experience. Does anyone even care about the story? After seeing so many people complain about the controls I almost wish they would make them even more difficult. If you can't run and gun--- then you can't run and gun--its that easy. Anyone remember the time trials on RE4 --how fast you had to "run and gun" to get the multipliers up and keep the copter from landing? Yea, that was fast paced, and I think the majority of people complaining don't know what they are talking about in respect to RE4.
What people are complaining about is that the gameplay seems "out dated" especially the whole 5-9 "zombies" run at you just to stop then attack you one at a time. Also, for a special forces or extremely train operative, why cant you at least walk at a direction while shooting? Again, it must be old now or redundant that this game keeps on getting compared to Dead Space but in Dead Space enemies dont attack one at a time nor do they slow down just to give you enough reaction time to stop them from ripping you a new one. It's unrealistic for an enemy to stop when you're wide open. The melee is also subject to this tank control. You arent allowed to step forward and shred your enemies lungs out. You wait for them to slice you up first before you can retaliate or you go up to them, stop, pull out your knife just to get hit. Inventory better be increased in the game. Leon S. Kennedy carried more items than both of them.
If RE5 stayed a PS3 exclusive, we'd get a hundred articles about "No innovation" "Horrible Controls" "Broken Online" "Below Average Graphics" and the list would go on and on and on and the scores would be 6/10, 7/10, 8/10. But since it's a multiplatform title, it'll do just fine in the media.
I enjoyed more RE5 then Killzone 2. I couldn't care less about what you guys think. I'm going to buy RE5 and Street Fighter IV and play it on my PS3. I'm not going to play Killzone 2, because I did not like the beta. Have fun bashing RE5 and its controls. While i'm enjoying the demo.
If you like RE5 or these type of games, try Dead Space or even Dark Sector since it's only $9.99. Dark Sector is "ok" it's fun but the story is utter crap. I'm not really an FPS kind of guy so i see your point. But i all ready paid for Killzone 2 and they all ready got my money. RE5 even if i may not agree with how they implemented the controls and the gameplay itself, im buying it for co-op. It's rare these days to find a game that focuses with co-op online. L4D and Haze is fun with co-op. AI suck no matter what game we play, they always always get in our way.
well these kinda acores are to be expected , The demo left me a lil diasppointed ..not gonna lie.. But i've been supporting this Franchise from the PS1 days and RE:4 was one of my fave games from last gen , and i've been looking forward to playing RE:5 .. so control scheme I wouldn't say it's broken , it's just really outdated compared to how well and smooth the controls in Dead Space felt , but it RE:4 controls and Gameplay with HD garphics , so even though I was expecting a lil more , im sure if it plays like RE:4 , then it's gonna still be a good game... gonna rent 1st though cancelled my preorder a couple days ago..might buy if I like it...
There are a lot of restrictions for violent video games in Germany. Most games are heavily edited for the German market. At work, we have a checklist of things to be flagged for the German version. It is very likely that RE5 is not "exactly" the same game reviewed by Germans that whet it will be for the ROW. I could be wrong of course, but keep in mind that a German review is often not made while watching the whole picture.
Ah, that's disappointing, Action Game Confirmed.
Here's hoping Resident Evil 5 gets better Reviews than K** **** 2 which has turned out to be a disappointment.
yea i know right because i depend on a game getting a better score than another game for my entertainment....
You're stupidity and d*ck-headed fanboyism is seriously getting to the point where someone needs to put US out of our misery and smother you in your sleep. Any takers?
You really are a fu*king tw*t... Someone please ban this retard.
Killzone2flop = pp? I think so. BOT
Ha, me to. Didn't enjoy the demo that much and dont see it having much longevity with me. Rent until SFIV I think.
I don't care how many times you guys bash the controls I'm buying this game day one, I really enjoyed the demo. did anyone hear the capcom guy talking about what he was talking
How long did you guys give yourselves to get used to the controls?
Hmm 93 for a last gen game with HD graphics, lack of character animations, lack of dialog and a horrendous control scheme? Guess the saying if *insert exclusive* where multiplat it would be given a free pass and undeserved high scores is fast coming to fruition. For all the people that might disagree just know that i've played the demo and if the retail game is anything like the demo then this review is definitely flawed. Gamers this day-and-age are way too easily pleased. $100 bucks down here in AUS is a blood lot and i'll be damned if i spend it on a polished turd. The days of "godly RE games" are gone mate. Sad but true.
@ ^^^ Something a little more constructive would be nice. But hey, whatever tells you you're normal.
It's POG he's a waste of human space. He's still a virgin, but he would argue that he lost his virginity to back of his Xbox 360's ethernet port and think that's having sex.
I hope you know the PS3's Ethernet port doesn't count either... JK
I have to agree... if RE5 keeps up with this score...it might be the highest rated game that I will purposely never play...
I can personally agree with yu i played the demo today and i can say im a bit dissapointed if the retail is indeed like the demo than what is the whole F-ing point of reviewz there so complicated KZ2 gettin criticized for small things like co-op since when does a game need co-op and this game doesnt have multiplayer yet no reviewers point this out Resident Evil 5 has potential but the gameplay suckz ass i thought this game was gonna be fast paced since its supposed to be a "survival horror" but with enemies walking to you i could jus run like nothing I also thought since it was 3rd person it was gonna have similar mechanics to MGS4 where u could do more then RE5 i mean u have to frigiin stop for every action...is that next-gen i dont think so graphics are good but there is no interaction with enviromental except for boxes and oranges that leave u no choice but to get the hidden ammo since youll run out that is another issue i hate havin to stand still with th epistol and get a headshot since i have to save the ammo
Oh and i forgot, it doesn't reinvent the genre. This deserves an 8.7 at best. Man if i was a reviewer i would rip apart non deserving games and expose these pass givers(American sites) for the the double standards they give towards the "name" of a game instead of the actual gameplay and technical features it has.
gtfo, horrible controls, garbage AI, copy and paste from RE4...hardly deserves a 9.
Well from the demo I can say RE4 was better since you didnt have 15 zombies in the same room at the same time with a POS camera system and crappy controls, so I really wouldnt get RE4 into this.
It's just a revamped RE4 camera system. Only difference from 4 is now you use both thumb sticks, which is a lot better because now you have more control. Maybe you should try to learn how to play it instead of jumping on the n4g bandwagon. It plays just fine if you're not a complete noob.
Just because ur a Blind FanBoy of this franchise doesn't mean this game is not flawed, maybe when you spend your $60 on this gimped game it will help you realize its the best game in the world.
You're right I will think still think it's the best game in the world because I loved the demo, and thought RE4 was the greatest single player of all time, and this is an evolution on that game. It's you sorry n4g suckers who don't know how to play it who are complaining because you're a bunch of noobs.
Wow, let me guess your prob a Christmas noob, if you actually consider Re4 as the best SP game, anyways from how you write you're prob like what 11 or 12.. yeah...and then you say N4G suckers?? If you think of the people here like that why would you want to be part of it?? Thats great that you think the game is the best in the WORLD from the demo....lol anyhow good luck in life and in the gaming world getting schooled.
Call me a noob or whatever, but I agree. The controls are horrible. I mean, OK, I could imagine why someone would do this in the first place. Because they were experimenting (with like previous RE games ?). But this is a proven franchise from a proven developer in 2009. Time moves on. I can't play this game. I think it looks great, but the demo was frustrating to me. I have constantly to think about what button to press, to run away and how to get amo. Aiming is a pain. The AI is weird. These guys run at you and all of a sudden start a "moonwalk" (well, slo-mo). To make it short, call me a noob, a noob who will let this one go.
u know this game going to get a free pass probably score better graphics then killzone just because its on 360
No kidding. I wonder what RE5 does to revolutionize. Maybe it's that I keep pressing O and Sheva keeps saying the same two words over and over, Roger and Okay. Or maybe that little cut scene of those Zombies that busted in through the roof when I was already outside.
please don't start that.. both 360 and ps3 Fans are divided on this. i have lots of 360 fans who are not buying the game cos they don't like it. it has nothing to do with killzone2. and anyone thinking this score means its going to be game of the year... did you think the same thing when GTA 4 was getting all the high scores and got some game of the year remarks back then... people just don't learn.
Being the ONLY online co-op game coming out in the first half of this year... (or potentially this entire year), I was really hoping this game would be better. But: 1) Did you guys actually TRY playing a co-op game online WITH A FRIEND? It is soooo poorly implemented that it goes right back to my blog claim that the Japanese are still clueless about how to make online games. This is how it works: You first open a "closed" game, then you send an invite THROUGH THE XMB (ZOMG seriously??) to a friend, and then the other person has to accept it THROUGH THE XMB. The best part is that half the time the XMB won't even tell you that you received an invite. I have two PS3s sitting side-by-side so I eventually figured it out, but most people are going to have a ball trying to figure this out on their own. (note: to be fair, they were probably just trying to mirror the XBLA invite process on the PS3. But stil...) 2) Forget about the tank controls for a sec. RE4's over-the-shoulder thing is so overrated (for today's gaming scene), and RE5 is a classic example of the "if it ain't broke, dun fix it" status quo approach to game design. I never imagined that I would actually say this, but if the co-op feature wasn't included, I think Dead Space would be the hands-down better game for the "horror" genre. It played waaaay better, and at least it tried something new. I'm sad... I really wanted a good co-op game for once. I guess I'll still have SF4, KZ2 and Yakuza 3 though.. perhaps I should be grateful.
good point that dude made about it bieng "terror action game" oriented... i downloaded the demo today and tried it and WTF man? garbage controls for a "next-gen" RE. ive ben using that damn tank controls for a decade now and sh!t gets old-theres not even a freaking option to choose it. the visuals were great to me imo but thats about it---i was gunna buy it but co-op only goes so far untill it hits rock bottom,so ill just stick to a rent or just not at all since ill be busy playing others anyways. (killzone 2 sucka's).
I'v noticed most the people bashing this game either have KZ avatars or mention KZ2 in their posts. Hmmm. Wait for more reviews. This turn on games like GTA4 and Resi 5 makes me fear FF13's fate (in the Sony camp)
Red ring of crabs still got ya huh? keep scratchin. :)
FF13 is being released first on PS3 and the lead platform is PS3. Xbox fanboys, always a step behind (in intelligence).
So now people cannot be critical of games without sounding like a "fanboy" (in your eyes)? *doubt you'll find one reasonable PS3 fan who will say every PS3 game is perfect and not need tweaking in one area or another* Give me a break, we need to let developers know if and when something doesn't work so they can fix it. We pay them, not the other way around. I cannot truthfully give my opinion on RE5 since I've only downloaded it so far, but most, if not all, games should allow you to customize the controls. Having an attitude that prevents you from criticizing a game is telling developers they are perfect and only what they say counts/works/etc.
It only takes a few times(Sarcasm)to express that, not every room with the same people complaining about the same things as if trying to shape opinion or telling gamers how to feel about this game. I'm sure folks would say the same thing to me if I *hunted* down every Forza or GT5 submission I could find to express my disappointment.
@ Why Dis... I think the only reason you're not pointing out bad points on Xbox 360 games is because you spend the majority of the time posting negative stuff about the Playstation 3
I don't know what planet you are from but graphically they are nearly identical. As for people with killzone avatars bashing RE5 well that's your opinion. I don't have a KZ avatar and am no big fan of RE5 at all. The controls, no matter what excuse is used, are very clunky. The AI in the demos, both of them, is HORRIBLE. Co-op I cannot comment on as I have not tried it but if the single player demo left me less than satisfied I doubt that the co-op will sway my opinion. Currently for me this game is a rental and nothing else. I wish I could be more positive about the game but there is nothing there for me to be positive about. I own all of the RE series and have loved them all, particularly RE1 and RE4 and wish that I could say the same about this one.
As someone who's opinion I respect on N4g, and because you say you enjoyed RE4, may I ask what the big difference is in RE5? When you enjoyed RE4, were the controls detrimental to the experience? And in your opinion, was the AI that much different? I will accept that as new gen games come up- that controls can be improved, that AI can always be improved... but so far because there are so few games that have given me such a positive reaction such as RE4, that I feel RE5 almost gets a pass just for being more of the same. Thanks.
The OPM review was fake?
this demo is crap, looks good, bad controls. if this was ps3 exclusive the fact that you cant walk and shoot alone would kill the review scores. go ahead and disagree if you want, its just the truth. and its bullsh1t
im MORE worried about the statement thtat saving is ONLY after each chapter. WICH SUXXX
I never thought I would say this... but... I want my Ink Ribbons back.
Seriously??! I'm not reading reviews of this because I know I'm buying regardless. But no Ink Ribbons? man that sucks. Thats like a chunk of resi history missing. And if there is only saving after chapters then Chapters are going to be short, Therefore breaking the gameplay up a lot.
personally i think thats what will make it so interesting. I find it amusing that people thought the game was too difficult, its a giant zombie horde people what do you expect!? RE5 does a great job picking up where the last one left off with improved physics and gameplay. So many people judging the game within the demo, you havent even seen the REAL monsters that await you. What about the challenging puzzles that await?! And seriously people you consider yourself 'hardcore' gamers yet controls is your number one complaint? You have become spoiled people! No one would have dreamed of a co-op on ps2. I for one am impressed! Get a grip people RE5 is almost here!
Get biozoned haters!
Going to get this, the co-op will be a blast with a friend. They may also patch other features and settings later. I miss Japanese drama I'm going to shell out the cash now. I think this game will get a lot of 9's to say the least.