Although slightly annoying if you already own a standard copy, Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition is due to be released on Friday 12th March, and features two new additional episodes titled ‘Lost in Nightmares’ and ‘Desperate Escape’. So if you don’t yet own a copy of Resident Evil 5 (even if you do, you can always buy the additional features as DLC) you can pre-order the Gold Edition for £23.99 from TheGameCollection which is the cheapest deal currently going.
For those who’ve still not played Resident Evil 5, it’s a sequel which provides a real departure from the slow-paced, menacing, and atmospheric tone of prior editions. No longer do you find yourself wandering deserted corridors with nothing to intrude on your isolation expect some mortally wounded survivor, the odd teammate, and lots of bumbling zombies, as Resident Evil 5 thrusts you into the heart of Black-Hawk-Down-style warzone.
Zombies no longer limp towards at the speed of a paralytic old man but swarm and sprint like something out of 28 Days Later. Bullets are no longer like gold dust, in fact – with sniper rifles, grenades, incendiary bombs, and sub machine guns hanging from you like Christmas tree decorations – you need never fear the dead man’s click mid fire fight.
It’s an enjoyable, intense, fast-paced third person shooter, but one which, to be honest, feels slightly shallow compared to the likes of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2. It lacks the same degree of tactical depth, and to compensate you for everything missing from the traditional format, Capcom seem only able to provide loads and loads more guns (although, on second thought, maybe that’s not such a bad thing after all?).
Thanks to Alena from Hotukdeals.