"The response to the announcement trailer for 'Resident Evil 5' shows us the importance of listening to marginalized people." Vice says.
My biggest complain about RE5 was the useless co op mechanics of the game. You can't help but wish Sheva wasn't there. The game would have been more fluid imo.
It's like...if they were going to do co-op why Sheva? Why turn a generic NPC in the RE4.5 concept stage to a full on character and get rid of Barry or lower Jills involvement If co-op had to be in then I think we'd have preferred Jill or Barry with the option to let them follow you or put them on another path to meet up with you later.
I'm just speculating here but I assume since it was in an African setting.. if you didn't have a black main character.. two caucasians going into africa shooting a bunch of black people would also look bad lol
RE 5 is an amazing game. It’s a good co-op game and a pretty gripping action game that’s MADE for speed runners
They could have made the game for Resident Evil fans rather than Speed Runners...
It’s a good game. You’re always complaining when franchises aren’t exactly the same so your opinion is irrelevant. Taking risks with IP’s and making changes to established properties is a good thing. It’s why I’m so excited for Yakuza 7. Yes, I love Yakuza but if 7 was just another Yakuza with a different protagonists and similar combat, that’d just be boring. RE 5 is a very good game. Who gives a damn if it’s “not an RE game”. Hasn’t stopped me from playing it over 30 times across the years. One of the most enjoyable to replay games
First thing you complain about is the supposed "racism" Jesus Christ man...come on, of all the actual bloody things wrong with that game A game set in Africa was racist because they featured you killing black people who were natives to that country. When they added a shit ton of white and Asian people it looked so out of place, hell some of them were in villager outfits. It made no sense at all. I could understand relief workers or people working abroad but not so many in a village/town. To be honest, I think it's the reason they made Sheva a main character when she was originally just a generic NPC you met up with in the game, they thought added up and doing co-op would reduce the complaints when it launched but they still came.
It's vice. That's what they do and that is why I can't take them seriously. There was absolutely nothing racist about RE5.
“RE:5 I know has its defenders despite it being a patently racist video game” Wow. What the hell is wrong with these people?
That's supposed "journalism" for you.
I thought 6 was worse then 5
Agreed. The first RE I played was 5 and enjoyed it... Then I went back and played the previous games. That made me stoked for Racoon City and 6. Both were epic fails with 6 being the worst! 7 Brought the series back to its roots but I still like 4&5 just as much for different reasons.
i'd love to have a remake of 5, tbh. i liked the co-op.
I really enjoyed it to be honest great game
Glad I read the comments before clicking this nonsense Title should be changed to "reminds me it could be worse"
Except Resident Evil 3 ISN'T mediocre. This is especially sad when this culture of journalism (and gamers, to a lesser extent) let everything ride on scores. 8/10 is now mediocre? Christ.
No one has mentioned some irrelevant m*tacritic scores, you're the only one who did. The game is mediocre because it's short as fuck and cut a lot of shit.
A. You clearly didn't read the article, since it doesn't elaborate on Resi3 at all. Instead, it piggybacks on that line to throw some shade at RE5 (mentioning the irrelevance that was apparent racism of killing black people in Africa). READ next time. B. Your clever spelling of Metacritic says already makes me question how serious to take you. :P Without context, them calling it mediocre could be entirely different than why you did (hence the mention of a numeric system). C. "Cutting a lot of shit". Name the "lot", because I am playing right now and the majority of what I got in '99 still exists. And short? Yeah, the original Resi3 was short.
Actually he didn't mention metacritic You did
There hasn't been many split screen co-op games as good as Resident Evil 5, since it came out. Not a great Resident Evil, but a good game either way.
RE5 is worse, but RE6 reminds us it could be THE worst
Vice used to be good more they're are crap just like this article it put out.
I was thinking this has something to do with gameplay. I've never been so wrong in my entire life!
Five wasn’t that damn bad it was a good game with a decent story. What I did have a problem with was not being able to run and shoot at the same time, but Capcom installed a short delay to help with that.
Resi 5 was good! 6 though....
I don't have much problem with RE5 other than wesker fights are really annoyingly slow and require good co op friend,AI always stretch it too long. I'll see how well the RE3R stack up against the original,now I'm just start playing RE2R.
Make people in Africa black, wow so racist. Perhaps it would have been better to make all the locals white and pretend black people don't exist?
Wasnt a fan of 5 but, 6 is straight garbage.
absolutely true, 6 was a hot mess
I actually like re5. In a truly progressive world, it shows that black people can also be zombies, not just white people.
RE5 is a great action game. I enjoyed it, but I definitely don't want every Resident Evil to copy it. The series benefits from having more action-oriented games now and then though.
5 is when I started losing interest.
"Might be mediocre" Oh... Might it be? Who decides this axiomatic truth? It's still art and a gaming is still a subjective medium. If the technical side is polished, then the feeling of the experience to be had is down to the person playing the game.
Resident evil 5 was the best RE ever. The coop campaign was perfect as was normal single player. Excellent graphics and sound wish them days were back
So a game where you just kill white people is great and a game where you only kill black people is bad? This is truly despicable. It's an undermining of white people and a bolstering of black people. Equal rights are for everyone.
I love resident evil 5. Eat shit haters.
sorry but re5 was one of my favorite just because it was such a good couch coop game for my wife and i; yeha it wasnt scary but oh well
Here I was thinking this would be a comparison article on 2 games that kept mostly the same formula, yet managed to underdeliver compared to their stellar predecessors. Maybe an analysis on where they fell short, Capcom's role on this, and so on. Would be a nice read. But no, just an NPC article looking for reasons to get outraged
Moral of the story.... Always have white people killing white people and you'll never hear a complaint. It's so damn sad that people can't take a game for what it is, a game. There's always so idiots who make it into more than it actually is, whether it's for attention or some legitimate reason. The only way they deserve criticism is if they intentionally made a racist game and that clearly wasn't the case. They tried something different after 4 and it failed, at least to me.
5's problem was that it came out too late and felt stale by 2009. The action elements also didn't help things...still, it was a decent game with a great co-op mode, it just wasn't a great Resident Evil.
Oh god RE5 is garbage. I hate this game for real. Suffered trough it last year, since i never could take the pain back when it launched. Shit game.
Resident Evil 5 wasn't bad. It was Resident Evil 6 that was utterly horrible.
I'm very much in favour of the 'classic' RE games but I enjoyed 5 as a non-horror title (but with some bright, sunshine filled horror elements) and thought 6 was an utter abomination. Each to their own.
Fuck you!!!This game is good and so is RE5!!!
Resident Evil 5 was fun with a friend. It would have been better, if the main antagonist was a crazy African warlord that discovered bio weapons.
I just finished the game and it was significantly better than Resident Evil 2 remake. The story made more sense with the character having believable motivations. Nicholai was stand out villain and was given a great conclusion as compared to the original. The nemesis was outstanding as the main villain. Each of his mutation stages gets crazier and his last mutation was significantly better designed than the original game. One of my biggest grips is not being about to be in control of jill in the cinematics with the nemesis. It would have made great set pieces or quick-time events. I guess one of the issues people had with the games was not scary as Resident evil 2. Resident evil was not meant to be scary it was meant to be unnerving and Resident evil 3 has lots of unnerving moments that the nemesis some enemies create. Another issue was* Spoilers* No clock tower level and park. The clock tower is easily is one of the most memorable levels in Resident evil and not having it in Resident evil 3 was a stupid decision. They should have integrated the clock tower level into the game, it could have been brief but it would have worked well.
I always enjoyed 6 better than 5 and I was one to get RE5 at launch
Vice eh? Na I'm good.
Mikami was the man behind the series. It's no coincidence that when he left after RE4 the series started to go downhill. RE2 remake is great though
RE3 was awesome.
Honestly, I loved RE5! Not sure why journalists tag on it so much. The co-op in it was awesome at the time that I played a lot of co-op with friends. It's even one of my eleven Plats. It's definitely no RE4, but it's miles better than RE6!
"'Resident Evil 3' Might Be Mediocre, But 'RE 5' Reminds Us It Could Be Worse" No the only thing mediocre are degenerates like this posting trash.
I honestly had a lot of fun with RE:5. It certainly was not a traditional RE experience, but the co-op mode is amazing to play with a friend.
RE 3 - mediocre RE 5 - worse RE 6 - travesty
WTF? They are angry it was set in Africa? These people are crazy.
RE6 was the only main storyline travesty. Horrible game compared to the others🤦🏼♂️
I actually liked re5, it was fun playing with my friend and the story doc was really good.
Res eve 5 is a good game, if you can separate yourself from the mood and atmosphere of what came before.
I love RE5, but that's probably because I'm not hugely into horror. Once I grew up, RE has never really been a scary series for me anymore. So it didn't bother me that it wasn't non-stop frights, I loved the game, and played through it at least 5 times. Even the DLC was fun to play! I want to go back and play it again soon.
I think there was too much hate towards RE5 and somehow I do understand them but not necessarily agree with it: 1. First Resident Evil game not directed or produced by Shinji Mikami 2. Gears of War was released before so the casual fans expected to run and gun 3. N'Gai Croal made the controversy while nobody complained about RE4 in 2005 4. RE Fans were expecting a minimum of horror like RE4 but simply got a third person shooter in CO OP... Don't get me wrong, I liked the game and had the first run in CO OP back then, but I understand that a RE game should be in single player I guess, eh?
One , If not THE Greatest Co-Op Game ever made. Even tho i platinumed it solo, i can replay it over and over again, it's simply fun. Maybe they miss typed 6? That i would understand.
Black Zombies in Africa? Who'd have thought?Resident Evil 5 was a bunch of fun. RE6 on the other hand...
i enjoyed re5 it was my first re experience and i played it in co op so i didnt suffer the ai issues people had but having played re7 and re 2 remake ive since realised its not what youd expect from an re game if you wanna say worst game in the series id say re6 that game was just awful imo
Resident Evil 5 was a damn good game. I dont understand what other people mean. I never thought to complain about the depiction of Africans in the game and my friends didn't either. Yes we are all Black.
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