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May 23, 2009

GAME DAY: RESIDENT EVIL 5

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!!!

13 comments:

Dhianz said...

binasa koh ang post pero alam moh naman kuya nde akoh maka-relate pag usapang ganyan nah... eniweiz... pa-say Hi! na lang... ingatz. Godbless! -di

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Ugh, red tide ang blog..
Galing, basahin ko pa sana eh kaso wala akong alam na game sa mga sinabi mo.. But I remember Gran Turismo, dun lang ako nag enjoy but that was a long time ago even Tekken.

gillboard said...

dhianz: honga eh.. salamat pa rin at kahit di ka makarelate sa mga pinagsususulat ko dito eh nagha hi ka pa rin... hehehe

dylan: sensya naman... papalitan ko kulay... hahaha

EǝʞsuǝJ said...

grabe..napag-iiwanan na ko ng resident evil...
hehe..

ang last na natapos ko ehh RE-3...
grabe...

nakakainggit..
kelan kaya ako ulet makakalaro ng RE?heheheh....

gillboard said...

Jen: oo nga may namiss ka... ang ganda ng RE4!!! sobra!!!

tcf said...

haha freaky talaga yung mga zombie games. hindi ko malaro mag isa yun dati.

yung nilalaro ko ngayon Left4Dead, first person shooter, tapos hindi ka talaga makakasurvive ng mag-isa. very team-oriented.

haha, nakidaan at nakibasa. :)

gillboard said...

I like that game, kaya lang di ko malaro, kasi mas maganda siya laruin pag may kasama ka.. eh usually ako lang mag-isa naglalaro.. hehehe

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

Nyak! Pinalitan naman.. Ayus lang, blog mo yan eh..hehe.

the donG said...

what's really good is they kept it as exciting through those scares. thanks for the review.

do you also play pc games? have you tried playing diablo?

gillboard said...

dylan: malakas ka sakin eh... hehehe

the dong: i don't really play pc games... di ako sanay to use the keyboard... more of joystick player ako eh..hehhe

Jinjiruks said...

maraming disappointed sa game na ito. doble ang action pero less ang horror. parang naiba na ang genre niya at baka sa iba pang lalabas na title. sana naman bumalik pa rin siya sa good old survival horror.

gillboard said...

jin: di naman masyado.. nakakatakot pa rin naman sya...

a.r.d.y.e.y. said...

pareng gillboard kailangan ko ng iyong payo...

pwede pa ba akong humabol sa pagbili ng xbox 360? hindi pa ba siya malalaos? im on a crossroad, please help me. =D