Resident Evil 5 Demo for PlayStation 3 Live on PSN Today!
Thats right, the RE5 Demo is now available on the PlayStation store!!
Download size is 942mb. To quote Capcom's Shawn Baxter:
Hey everyone, I'm Shawn Baxter (Snow) from Capcom-Unity. Our amazing Resident Evil 5 Demo goes live today on PSN, so I thought I'd tease you a bit with some of the cool things to expect, whether you're an old fan or new to the series.
One of the first things I noticed is how good the game looks. It's hard to get by the beauty RE5 has to offer. Better still, you get to play through two beautiful stages in the demo. Aside from the sweet graphics, there's plenty more that the demo has to offer.
For those new to the series, the controls can seem a bit different than you may expect. The RE brand has always forced you to take your time, stop while shooting, and conserve your ammo. It really helps add a sense of tension a normal shooter can't offer. But to help those who are new to the world of RE, we have new control types that ease things up a bit. M
y favorite is Type A, which is probably best if you're a fan of the previous games, especially RE4. Next on my list is Type D, which I find myself loving more and more. Type D is best if you're new to the game, and it offers something the others don't... Strafing! May seem like a simple thing, but in a game as tense as RE5, it can really help in those situations where you have little time to react.
Alright, so I'm sure you'll love the graphics and controls, but there's something even better that the Resident Evil 5 demo has to offer: Co-op. Best part is, you can play co-op online over the PSN, or even split-screen for some couch co-op.
Now, of course you can play single player, but nothing beats actually playing through with someone who can plan and strategize with you. For an RE game, the fact that I can play with a buddy adds a whole new level of fun. Nothing like getting into a swarm of Majini, and having your partner shoot a few in the face so you can uppercut or flip-kick one of them!
Once you've played through the demo, you may want to try taking on the Executioner (huge axe-guy) with a buddy. The first time you play through the demo, run! He is extremely tough.
But once you get comfortable with the game and controls, try and bring him down. I've tried, and he is extremely hard, but it is indeed possible to kill him, so don't give up.
Oh, and a quick tip I've found is to aim for the heads on the Majini so they stagger back. Chest shots work, but one shot to the head means only one bullet expended, then push Square to pull off one of the crazy powerful melee attacks. If you get them to fall on the ground, run up to him and stomp 'em with your boot or stab with the knife if you're playing as Sheva!
February 2nd is just around the corner, so add me to your friends list, and I'll catch you online for some co-op Majini butt-kickin'! PSN ID: Snow_Infernus
I must say, after downloading and playing this demo i was VERY dissapointed with the gameplay. After playing for only 5 minutes i got frustrated with the way the character was controlled and just quit it and uninstalled.
Its sad because before I even played the demo I was planning on picking this up for my ps3 but now its a complete pass for me.
Controls seem near perfect to me. It's supposed to have this claustrofobic feeling.
I had to change the controls to Type A though, and put aim speed on fastest. Other then that the controls match those of RE4 or perhaps even better! They even included the 180 degree turn in the game and inventory shortkeys with the D-pad. awesome!
Anyone felt this was exactly the same as Resident Evil 4? Other than the second character and the good looking graphics the game felt the same to me, even the mood of the game, the landscapes feel right out of RE4. The difficulty is exactly the same as some scenes in RE4 and well this weekend Im mad at developers so Ill say it, they are trying to sell you the same game all over again.
I hope they do better with the story this time because RE4 was shallow Ill pass this one up..
I've actually heard from a lot of people that they're not happy with the stop-and-shoot style of controls in RE5. Personally, it doesn't bother me too much as I think they want you to slow it down and not rush through the levels.
The graphics are pretty amazing and if the final game is anything like the demo, then it's also going to be pretty difficult. Overall I think everyone should at least try the demo as it's worth playing.