E3: Resident Evil 5 Hands-On

E3 2008"Resident Evil…Five."

I don’t know if Capcom’s next entry into the long-running survival horror series begins that way, but I do know that after playing the game in Capcom’s suite on the second floor of the LA Convention Center last week, it’s definitely one of my most anticipated phrases of the current console generation.

Those of you who have been following the game, watching the videos, and looking at screen shots can probably tell that Resident Evil 5 has a lot in common with its predecessor, Resident Evil 4. The game uses the same over-the-shoulder perspective that has become standard in more than half of the third-person action titles released since RE4, and focuses more on fast-paced, high-intensity combat than the methodical exploration and conflict avoidance of older Resident Evil games.

Also like Resident Evil 4, RE5 puts a member of the S.T.A.R.S. team (this time Chris Redfield) into a foreign environment flooded with enemies far more dangerous than lumbering zombies. This time the player is dumped into the heart of Africa–the birthplace of the Progenitor virus.

Read the full preview HERE.


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Author: Eddie Inzauto View all posts by
Eddie has been writing about games on the interwebz for over ten years. You can find him Editor-in-Chiefing around these parts, or talking nonsense on Twitter @eddieinzauto.

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