My Take: Resident Evil 5 (PS3) and Dead Space 2 (PS3)
Last 2 weeks, a series of unfortunate events caused me to have no time to update the site with my weekly reviews. I hope the people reading this are a forgiving bunch and would continue to show your utmost support to my humble site.
So let’s get into the “Survival Horror” genre for this week!
RESIDENT EVIL 5
The biohazard threat has not ended: Just when it seemed that the menace of Resident Evil had been destroyed, along comes a new terror to send shivers down players’ spines. Chris Redfield, returning Resident Evil hero, has followed the path of the evil literally around the globe. After joining a new organization, Chris heads to Africa where the latest bioterrorism threat is literally transforming the people and animals of the city into mindless, maddened creatures. He is joined by a new partner, Sheva Alomar, who lends her strength, intelligence and sharp-shooting skills to the mission. In order to survive, Chris and Sheva must work together to take on the challenges of discovering the truth behind this evil plot. Utilizing a revolutionary new 2-player co-op mode of gameplay, players assume control of either Chris or Sheva and experience Resident Evil in new ways. In Resident Evil 5, Capcom has players fearing the daylight as much as they have feared shadow in previous games.
Picture and Description credit goes to http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/929198-resident-evil-5
I tried Resident Evil 3 on the playstation. And I didn’t really like it. I’m no good with Survival Horror. The dogs popping out of nowhere, dead corpses reanimating and all that puzzle solving was so messy that I quitted half-way through all that frustration.
RE5 on the other hand was far from being a survival horror. It felt more of an action game. I could just run around and be trigger happy, with my health and ammunition at a healthy level.Graphics look good. The African backdrop looks decent and the characters made me wonder whether they really existed among us.
Gripes I had with the game was the controls. You gotta stop moving, aim, shoot and then continue moving. WTF?! No zombies in a RE game…
WAIT NO ZOMBIES? O_O
Right… And biohazard in Africa… Well that kinda make sense. Go experiment on wild Africans in their tribes and no one would know, let alone catch you in the act.
Still, it feels good to play it and with so much action than scares, I’m loving every minute of it.
So now to the real scary stuff…
DEAD SPACE 2!
Isaac Clarke Returns to Battle the Necromorph! Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in the sequel to the critically acclaimed Dead Space. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as “The Sprawl,” the lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation finds himself confronting the catastrophic new nightmare. Battling dementia, hunted by the government, and haunted by visions of his dead girlfriend, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and dominate the gruesome onslaught. With an arsenal of tools to dismember Necromorphs and new determination, an engineer will bring the terror to space.
Picture and Description credit goes to http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3/975302-dead-space-2
Right smack at the start, an infestation begins as the monsters in this game, the necromorphs, spread their “seeds” and reek havoc upon the place you’re locked up.
Followed by many many cheap scares…
I couldn’t take it, so I switched off my PS3 and waited 2 weeks later…
2 weeks later, I mustered all my remaining courage and took on this game. Cheap scares aside, this is actually a decent game. The heads up display has been shifted so that everything is displayed on the main character himself.
The graphics are hard to judge. On one hand, it’s good that the environment is dark to create the ambiance but sometimes it’s just too dark to make out the environment.
Some decent puzzles here and there, some of which I had to go online and search gameFAQs for answers (I fail). But all in all, quite doable.
Decent variety of weapons. But with the schematics hard to find, one might not unlock all the weapons or the ammunition that they sell.
Only played it once through so, I have yet to fully upgrade all the weapons.
Looking forward to play it again soon!
Once again, I’m sorry for posting 2 weeks late but life never often goes the way you want it to go.
I’m still playing patapon 3 -,- and grinding levels is such a pain…
Next week is Monster hunter week as I review Monster Hunter Tri and Monster Hunter Freedom Unite.
Til then, See ya…