Sifting through website upon website of gaming news, listening to podcast after podcast, and reading comment after comment on forums, one thing has become painfully apparent.
People do not seem to be picking up what Resident Evil 5 is putting down.
Most of these opinions are of course based off of the recent Japanese and American demos that were put up on PSN and Xbox Live. The general complaint is the controls, but more specifically Mr. Redfield’s inability to move and shoot at the same time. From as far as I can remember, this has been a complaint for every single core RE game and they have all went on to be absurdly successful games despite the controls issue.
So what is it about RE 5 exactly that has made all sorts of journalists, bloggers, and forum posters go nuts? What has changed from 1996 when the first RE on Playstation released? Or even more recently, 2005 when RE 4 came out for the Gamecube and was lauded by most as the game of the year?