The Japanese style of video games has never really connected with me, and for the longest time I have avoided the Resident Evil series. However the hype around RE5 had me believing that this game was more in the mold of US style action adventures like Gears of War.
This game is still very much Japanese in style, and while the production values are strong, it is ridiculously frustrating that you cannot move and aim your gun at the same time. What is with that? I get that it was possibly some kind of technical limitation in the old gaming consoles that was turned into a dramatic element of the gameplay to build the tension, but it’s just frustrating these days.
Gears of War it is not; and for some that’s a good thing, but for me, it was just a little bit disappointing. I played co-op with my brother and I suspect without him it would have been a little more disappointing.