The good thing is my XBox is not broken. It's working fine and dandy. The bad news is what's broken is actually the hard drive. That just basically means that all the games that I've played before, it's now gone. If I'd like to play my old games, I have to start all over again. That's over a hundred hours of game data lost!!!
It's not really okay, but when you think of it, at least the console itself is okay. It just sucks that I have to restart playing Grand Theft Auto IV, Gears of War 2, Fallout 3, Elder Scrolls and every other game from the beginning. I don't even think I'll be able to play my unfinished rpg's again. Sigh.
Anyway, last week I was finally able to find a copy of the latest Resident Evil game. I know I'm a couple of months late posting about this, believe me it's difficult finding a game like this since Goldcrest closed in Glorietta. And I don't really go to Megamall anymore. So I'm not that updated when it comes to playing the latest games.
I haven't had that much time to play through it, but I pretty much have a good impression of the title.
RE5 is set in a vast village in Africa where the people who live there are having the same symptoms as the ones in Resident Evil 4. Chris Redfield, the hero of the first Resident Evil game goes there to investigate what is happening and to put a stop to all that has something to do with Umbrella Corporation.
Resident Evil 5 is very different from all the games that came before it. For one, the controls is pretty much new. I'm not used to the way the controls work. I often get confused specially when I'm using the combat knife.
Another thing new in the game is your partner Sheva. Unlike in RE4 where your partner is pretty much useless, you finally have a partner who'll be able to save your ass when you're being ganged up on by zombies, which is really cool. Thing about your partner though, is that she wastes whatever bullets or herbs that you give her. So that kinda sucks.
I think this game allows you to play coop as well. So it would be really great if you have a friend over and you play this game, you'd be Chris, and the other one would be Sheva. At least then, you can control what your partner does, and there'd be someone with you when things get really scary. This is one thing, I'm looking forward to do with this game. But first, I'll have to find someone who's willing to play this game with me. Anyone free on a weekend?
But what's not different about the game is the way it'll creep you out. It's still a scary game. Some people are saying that the creators ruined the game by turning it into more of an action game rather than a survival horror one, but I beg to disagree. The zombies are alot faster, they're smarter and they're pretty much scarier. Less than an hour into the game, I already ran out of bullets and was panicking trying to find a way to get out of the town that's swarming with zombies and a giant axe wielding monster!!! What's not scary about that?!
I've finished all the previous RE games before, and I'm really excited to immerse myself fully into the world of Resident Evil 5. There are tons of treasures to find, alot of guns to upgrade, and a billion zombie like creatures to kill. I'm actually ready to have a sniper rifle and make my headshot kills!!!