I got about 2 1/2 hours into it Friday night and played co-op up w/my buddy over Live until right after that bat-thing on the cliff last night, and I have to say it’s visceral as hell. I turned out all the lights, cranked up the 7.1, put on the headphones and took it all in on my 50" plasma, and it is one of the best looking games I’ve ever seen, and the sound is incredible as well…
It’s absolutely gorgeous, with incredible lighting, particle effects… and the character models looks sick. Just amazing all around.
Just walking around down the street in the beginning - the way the people look at you, and the sense of foreboding you feel - I don’t know why people feel the game has lost its scare factor - after you get geared up, walking around and hearing the moaning and screaming of the townspeople - totally creepy.
And already, there’s been more incredible set-piece action moments than some other games in their entirety - having to hold off the hordes while waiting for the chopper right at the end of the first section of Chapter 1, that horrid leech/snake thing, and the way you need to lure it into the giant furnace, incapacitate it and then burn it - insane.
That girl - the blond in that upstairs room who pops the parasite out of her head - the mutant dogs that split into two-headed beasts - wow, the action and pacing are intense as hell…
I’m a big RE fan - played 'em all since the 1st one. Capcom is always at the top of their game with these titles, and RE5 is no different. Great stuff…
It only gets better. The lighting and physics really put the visuals on a whole new level for games like this.
Redfield must have 21" arms lol. Unbalanced delts though.