resident evil 5.
replaying this through with my boyfriend at the moment to get him the platinum and i forgot how much i loved it. i’m addicted to the resident evil series and played 5 to death when it came out, getting the platinum for myself, then my best friend, completing it with my bf and then playing the online expansion to get those trophies as well (which amounts to alot of game time when you have to win 120 online games overall)!
i know the game has changed a fair amount from when the series started - there are no zombies which is the obvious thing, and i remember being outraged when i first heard RE4 wasn’t going to feature them; i felt they were the essence of the game! yet thinking realistically obviously advancements would be made in that amount of time and it’s not hard to make a virus, or parasite as the case may be, more successful than the g-virus!
there’s much more diversity in the game play and settings now. the orginal game was set within a mansion, and the second and third within a city, and everything was very similar. now, i love the diversity in the levels. 5 starts in a village, then moves to mines, marshlands, an oil factory, ancient temples and finally a ship, before randomly ending in what appears to be a volcano …
the replay value is also better now. the game has been sectioned into chapters meaning that you can replay the sections you enjoyed without having to go through the entire game. there’s also treasures and emblems to find which you would NEVER get all of them on the first go on your own.
these days i’d say the games can be split into different groups. it’s clear that it’s now less survival horror and more action, and it’s not made the game better or worse in my opinion; just different. if i fancy playing a survival horror i can go back to the first handful of games which i still own, if i want more action i can play the more recent games.
now, the future. RE6. i’m petrified. i can’t lie. the only thing we know is that it is a complete reboot of the series (entirely new characters and plot lines). i understand why this has to be done, as we’ve seen each character many times and their time is admittedly up. the series’ main antagonist albert wesker finally met his demise - much to my grief ): (yet my boyfriends joy, who doesn’t approve of the carbon fibre outfit he seems to support or his annoying monologues), yet at the same time i feel it can’t be resident evil without the characters we’ve grown to love over the past 14 years! i said that about zombies though, so with a little luck i’ll be proved wrong and i’ll love it.
what do you think, are you are RE fan? prefer the old or new games? looking forward to RE6?