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Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Pre-Order) £12.99 @ Zavvi [PS3 Games]

Felix Kemp
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Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (Pre-Order) £12.99 @ Zavvi [PS3 Games]

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, the Playstation Move-compatible version of Capcom's premiere title, is due for release on September 17th, and you can nab it off Zavvi for just £12.99, with free delivery for release date!

RE5 was a rather successful game, selling millions and copies but, in the run-up to its release, garnering a rather bad amount of press. It's old news and something I won't bore you with now, but RE5's racial sensibilities were questioned. If you're not bothered by this, then RE5's blend of horror-infused, co-operative zombie-slaying may be just the ticket, if you can stomach the stubbornly old-school controls and fairly awful dialogue.

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition bolsters the original release with PS Move compatibility. The Playstation Move is Sony's answer to the Wiimote, a wand-like, motion-sensing controller, which, in RE5: Gold Edition's case, can be used like a gun, directing the Move remote at the screen and blasting away at the hordes of infected locales, swamp-lurking crocodiles and inexplicable scorpion-bat-thing.

I was very excited when RE5 came out, as I'm an old fan of the series and was looking forward to how Capcom would build on the genre-defining RE4 for the next generation of consoles. How disappointing it was when I discovered not only had Capcom failed to push forward with this terrific foundation, but that they'd essentially copied it, animation for animation, and ported it to the PS3, albeit with a shiny new coat of paint. If anything, RE5 is inferior to RE4, with less space to explore, less atmosphere to the locales, and a general sense of deja-vu pervading everything from the controls to the boss fights. I hope PS Move-compatibility injects some much-needed excitement into the game, as its sorely lacking in ambition.

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darkspark88  Aug. 23, 2010 at 07:31

The graphics of RE5 are excellent. However the controls, using both controller or keyboard/mouse on pc are horrible. This might have something to do with the over the shoulder camera RE games are known for, but it's a dated mechanic.

adif  Aug. 23, 2010 at 10:29

ANd I can't see the Move controller making things any better either, espcially after seeing the shooting being demoed, putting it kindly the lag was just bad.

Felix Kemp  Aug. 23, 2010 at 10:36

I think it's lack of movement available when aiming that makes it such a difficult game to control. It's targeting-system is no different to something like Gears, but Epic wisely allow you to shuffle forward, back and to each side whilst aiming/firing. In RE5, if you choose to shoot, you can't move.


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