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Resident Evil 5: Limited Edition Steelbook £14.99 @ Play [PS3 Games]

Marius Goubert
Action Games, Games deals, Horror games, PS3 games, Resident Evil, Survival Horror Games
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Resident Evil 5: Limited Edition Steelbook £14.99 @ Play [PS3 Games]If you’ve yet to pick up a copy of Resident Evil 5, this deal from Play is a good opportunity. They are offering the Steel Box Limited Edition, which includes a 60 minute DVD on the making of Resident Evil 5, for £14.99. Although this doesn’t include the extra costumes and bonus DLC which you get with the Resident Evil 5 Gold edition, these can be downloaded for around £10 from PSN. This means that you can get all the extra RE5 content plus the steel box and bonus DVD for around the same price as the Gold Edition - which is currently going for £25.

While RE5 could probably still be described as a survival horror, the gameplay hails a departure from the dark, moody and slow paced style traditionally associated with the series. The horror side of things has been cashed in for fast-paced-action, and with no shortage of weapons or ammunition, Capcom have created kind of a cross between Black Hawk Down and Night of the Living Dead. The player assumes the role of Chris Redfield who is on the trial of an African terrorist organisation which is attempting to sell a stolen bio-weapon. However after another strain of the parasitic virus (which made an appearance in RE4) is unleashed, Chris and partner Sheva have to contend with hordes of infected African villagers.

But while the game is entertaining, intense and packed full of action, I personally felt a little disappointed by Capcom’s break with convention. While I can understand the need to provide something different, it felt like they were just filling in the void with loads more weapons and enemies. And while this is not such a bad thing, it does feel like shallow compensation for the lack of puzzles and the loss of RE’s chilling atmosphere. So while RE5 provides an enjoyable romp through the dark heart of Africa with an MP5 and loads of grenades (and is visually superb), it ends up little more than just another shooter.

Thanks to Niminator from Hotukdeals.

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