Apparently this is getting not-so-great reviews. I'm not surprised given how much of a mess the demo was. I think it's time for Capcom to just reboot this entire series, legitimately, a la Devil May Cry.
A guy from work has been out of work playing it with his friend out of state. I'm gonna get his review when he comes back tomorrow, although I already picked it up, doing the Best Buy preorder giving $20 credit for future purchase and price matching Fry's Electronics $49.99 price.
Finished Leon's campaign, overall i'd say it's pretty good. Could do without all the button-mashing and half the quick time events are done pretty much for the sake of it, but for the most part it's enjoyable. It's no RE4 but i'd probably put it over 5 as far as Resident Evil games go.
Starting as Chris right after Leon already feels like a huge step down though, if you're going to make an action-orientated shooter it would be nice to actually have ammo from time to time. The cover system feels awkward to me as well, never needed it as Leon but as Chris it seems like it'll be a necessity.
I also started with Leon's campaign. Just finished the 2 hour long first chapter. The atmosphere is pretty good. I wish there was more to it then just shooting down hordes of zombies like every other zombie game, but it's still enjoyable. Found myself running out of ammo, and dying a lot. The subway section was pretty cool. No regrets buying this so far. It could be better, but it's not bad.
Leading up to this, I went back and re-played the only main storyline Resident Evil game I never revisited - Code Veronica. Probably the most boring one of the series. So much backtracking, and Steve and Alfred are pretty lame.
I broke down and bought it on the PSN over the weekend. Figured the wife and kid are out of town for 2 weeks, so it's the best chance of playing the game with the volume turned up. I bought it on the PSN over retail since you don't pay tax on the PSN, so it saved me over $10 on taxes.
As for the game, I started with Jake's campaign and enjoyed it a lot more than RE5. It's a lot more enjoyable now that the AI partner can't be killed in combat. I could live without all of the QTE and there are a few too many enemies at times.
I didn't play this as much as I thought I would over the weekend. I started Jake's campaign, and thought it was decent enough. But then I hit the snowstorm level and couldn't see shit or find where the fuck I needed to go and I got tired of it quickly. Returned it to Red Box, I'll wait for a good price drop before buying this one.
Finished Leon's campaign. I've been playing this at a slow pace, but it was good. Had a hard time with the last boss. Must have been trying to beat it for an hour. Definitely the hardest boss in Resident Evil history. Or maybe I'm just terrible at this game.
Not in a rush to beat the other campaigns but I guess I'll try Chris' story next. The cover system was pretty bad in the demo so I'm not really looking forward to this one.
I'm not sure what happened as far as the plot goes, but I enjoyed Chris' campaign. Not the most polished shooter (and definitely not survival-horror) but it was fun. The new camera patch helps it a lot, I feel.
Joystiq: Look out, it's a hungry horde of Resident Evil games infecting Day 3 of Xbox Live's Games on Demand sale, with five of the nibblers dangerously discounted. Shuffling along at half-price are Residents Evils 4-6 and Operation Raccoon City, taking 4 and 5 to to $9.99 and the other two to $19.99. Savings-wise, the pick of the bunch is Code Veronica, with today's discount digesting 75 percent of its insides and only leaving behind a stump of $4.99.
As ever - well, until March 4 - there's a groaning mass of other Games on Demand at sale-severed prices, and one of those groaners is Grid. With the second Grid game nearing the finish line, $4.99 is a decent price at which to dive into Codemasters' racer series.