- Andrew Weymes
of TheNightlyGamer is a little disappointed with the recently released RE5 (North American) demo for XBox 360... here is why:
Resident Evil 5 has been on the minds of fans of the series since it's initial announcement. The demo has been on Xbox Live in Japan for a while now, but it just hit North America not too long ago.
The demo certainly isn't bad, but when you have a series as established, and renown as Resident Evil, one can't help but be a little disappointed by the last gen feel of Resident Evil 5.
When you begin the single player portion of the Resident Evil 5 demo, you have two areas to choose from. Whichever one you choose, you will play as Chris Redfield, and you will have an A.I partner named Sheva Alomar. Apart from the partner dynamic, Resident Evil 5 controls almost identically to it's predecessor, Resident Evil 4.
Perhaps this is good news to some people, but characters that control like tanks, and the slowest aiming in the existence of video games shouldn't be considered as a positive. Before fanboys yell "Well, you just suck!", that's just not the case.
The demo was playable, and not very difficult, but the controls really feel archaic for 2009. Another minor complaint is that the overall sound in the demo was very weak. Ranging...