Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Resident Evil 5 - Finished! Blown Away!

Finally got around to finishing Resident Evil 5 tonight. The game is of adequate length, perhaps its just as long as Gears of War 2. It was a great ride, non-stop action from start to finish. :) Usually when I look at a game I just see it as a whole, and while there are some little things that people will endlessly argue about (running and shooting, inventory system), as a whole package, RE5 is one of those games that you just have to have on your shelf.

The damn thing just looks and feels like a work of art; it's like a cornerstone of this generation of consoles, a benchmark on how far we've come. It's right up there with Gears of War 2; and in terms of being cinematic, it matches it and in some cases even surpasses it!

Now I wouldn't say that the story of RE5 is the greatest ever; it's just straightforward, save the world story you typically see in games. I just enjoyed the journey itself. I can't help but compare it to a big budget blockbuster hollywood flick; you go in there to have fun and you don't overanalyze the story. If you're looking for War and Peace of course you won't find in in Resident Evil 5; then again, you won't really find it in most video games....

So Resident Evil 5 has my fullest recommendation. One of the best story-based action adventure games this year.

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