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- Features new modernized third-person action game control variations as well as the return of the traditional Resident Evil 4 control schemes.
- Gold Edition extras including all of the original content, two new episodes, four new costumes, an updated Mercenaries Mode and online RE5 versus mode.
- Two playable characters in the standard campaigns, including new character Sheva Alomar, an African BSAA agent tasked with investigating the epidemic.
- New cooperatively-focused gameplay that revolutionizes the way that Resident Evil is played. Chris and Sheva must work together to survive new challenges and fight dangerous hordes of enemies.
- Quick-Select inventory system that allows items to be traded between characters. To add to the intensity, all inventory management is done in real time; items can even be assigned to the directional pad for instant access.
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Simply put, I think getting the original standard release is the better buy, especially if you're not going to play this game online. If you're only going to use the single-player options, the bonuses that you're getting from this Gold Edition are:
* Extra Costumes - who cares?
* Online Versus Mode - you're not going to use it
* Updated Mercenaries Mode - it's not that big of an upgrade
* Two Bonus Episodes - these are solid 1-hour add-ons, but not worth the extra money
Let's address the two bonus episodes. "Lost In Nightmares" and "Desperate Escape" were originally downloads that are now being included on this disc. They're fun extras, but they're not worth 20 dollars if you're playing offline and/or alone. Similar to the bonus content in "Resident Evil 4", these are fun diversions, but not must-play experiences.
If you're a multiplayer gamer, jump right into this Gold Edition. There is a ton of content for you to enjoy. But offline users would be better served to get the original version of "Resident Evil 5", which (as of this writing) is only 20 bucks. Everyone should play this game, but this Gold Edition was meant for co-op or versus play.
The Gold Edition is also compatible with the PlayStation Move. I haven't tested the Move with anything, but if it plays as well as I've heard from a few others, then that's really the only catch for single-player gamers. Personally, I'm willing to bet that most gamers prefer a controller in their hands.
As for "Resident Evil 5" itself, there's really not a whole lot to say. It's basically "RE 4" in Africa with co-op elements.Read more ›
This game is essentially a HD version of RE4 with a co-op (2 player) online or AI (computer controlled) partner. This game is best with another player controlling Sheva but its perfectly fine as a single player game too. This Gold Edition re-release includes the following:
Lost in Nightmares bonus mission
Desperate Escape bonus mission
Mercenaries Reunion battle game
Barry Burton, Rebecca Chambers and Excella Gionne as playable characters in Mercenaries Reunion mode.
4 new costumes (2 for Sheva and 2 for Chris)
Extra in game figures to collect
Online player vs player Versus mode.
Overall this is a very good deal for those that passed on the original release.
Because it wasn't touched on in any of the reviews that I read before purchase, I want to point out that you can configure the Move controls to function exactly the same as the Wii version setup for RE4. This provides for a much more approachable but no less intense experience that I particularly appreciated. RE4 was the only shooter-type game that I could ever get my wife into and that was mostly because of the intuitive control scheme with the Wiimote and nunchuck. As such, this gold edition was a perfect purchase for my wife and I.
If you want in-depth opinions on the campaign, I think several other reviews touch on that better than I could hope to. I just wanted to applaude the efficiency and care given to implementing move controls for this title.
Yes the graphics are stunning, the sound is crystal clear (especially when played through a 5.1 amp) and the cut scenes are great. But when compared to Resident Evil 4 you feel something is missing that would make this a truly great game, maybe they set the bar too high with Resident Evil 4 which was a breath of fresh air when it was released in 2005.
The game itself is enjoyable as you control the returning Chris Redfield who has bulked up since we last saw him and he is now joined by a new partner Sheva who will accompany you throughout the game, so you will have to make sure you keep her alive as well. She will also pester you for ammo so keep her topped up but keep the good stuff for yourself and use her to carry other items like first aid spray and bullets.
The game uses the same over the shoulder view that was used in Resident Evil 4, and you will as always have a good variety of weapons that you can find and buy throughout the game. The game is set in Africa so the locations are stunning, the enemies are the same type that were in Resident Evil 4 as in that they are no longer zombies and can run at you and attack more freely than the zombies ever could. There are different bosses scattered throughout the game but you shouldn't have to much trouble dispatching them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautifully packaged, everything was super secure and disk was in an envelope inside the case to protect it, and it arrived quickly. Disc wasn't scratched at all.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I really love this game, and gold edition is even better! the extra missions are great!Published 1 month ago by A. Jimenez
I never had a PS3 until this month and I wanted to get Resident Evil 5. I played this game when it first came out when my friends bought it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Gilbert
I'm a causal gamer and this is a perfect game for me. So far I haven't needed to use a walk-through(normal level) to play this game. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Norton