This morning I turned on my Playstation 3 and went to the playstation store and to my surprise I seen that the Resident Evil 5 demo was available to download. I was excited and I have to admit that I’m a Resident Evil fanboy. I heard how some of the journalist was praising this game so I couldn’t hardly wait to play it. My wait turned to one hour because apparently my modem must have drank some syrup out of Lil Wayne’s Styrofoam cup because it was moving slow. After the wait was over I started the game and my eyes were dazzled by the beautiful visuals. These were visuals that in my opinion surpassed Metal Gear Solid 4 and Gears of War 2. I was having a visual orgasm without even starting the game. Looking at Resident Evil 5 visuals was seeing a beautiful woman kissing another equally beautiful woman… AMAZING… Wilt Chamberlain Scoring 100 points in a game amazing (That’s a NBA scoring record for all of you who doesn’t watch sports).
But the honeymoon ended and reality showed it’s ugly face that looks similar to Rosie O’ Donell’s rear end. Beneath the pretty graphics lies a broken game. Chris Redfield moved like a elderly person driving a wwII tank… super super slow. These controls were perfectly fine four years ago when Resident 4 came out for the Gamecube but this is next gen. While I was playing the demo I kept asking myself these questions.
Why can’t I shoot and run at the same time?
Why can’t I walk backwards and shoot?
Is Chris Redfield supposed to be a trained special forces operative?
Damn, It’s my girlfriends birthday and I forgot to buy her something… do I have enough money?
Why am I asking myself these questions?
The answer to that last question is simple because I wasn’t enjoying myself. Plain and simple Resident Evil 5 isn’t a fun game. Instead of being immersed in the game you are worried about which button to press and the limitations of the character’s movements. I’ve played Dead Space, Gears of War, Uncharted and all those third person games had fluid and seamless controls. At this point I enjoyed the recent Alone in the Dark demo more than the Resident Evil 5 demo (Yes that’s right I went there).
I know what I played was a demo and the controls could be drastically improved by release but as of now I’m greatly disappointed. Capcom please step your game up.
Peace and one love.