I'm going to go ahead and pre-emptively start this thread.Resident Evil 5
Release Date: March 13, 2009Official WebsiteResident Evil Fan
I've been with the series from the start. Like I said before I own and have played through RE 0-4 (+Code Veronica). Only games I don't own/haven't played are the gun games (Survivor PSOne, Dead Aim PS2, Umbrella Chronicles Wii) and RE Outbreak I & II.
People forget about Code Veronica and that it was one of the Dreamcasts great exclusives (it wasn't ported to the PS2 for another year and half).
Personally I think they should have given Code Veronica the official "3" numerical value and RE 3 something else, as RE 3 was more of a side-story than Code Veronica was. RE 3 took place during the events of RE 2 and featured some of the same environments.
I just popped the Gamecube RE (remake), RE 0, and RE 4 into my Wii to clear out some memory blocks on my GC memory card and ended up revisiting those games longer than I had planned. I really liked the Gamecube RE remake, and kinda wish that Capcom would've given RE2 and RE3 the same treatment.
As for RE4, I don't know how anyone couldn't get into that game. It was terrific and having 3 entirely seperate environments made it almost feel like 3 different games rolled into one lengthy adventure.
It will be cool to play as Chris Redfield again, as he hasn't been the main playable character since the very first game, and as a secondary playable character 3/4's of the way through Code Veronica
I do wonder how Resident Evil 5 will stack up in the creep factor though. One thing about all the other RE games is that the environments alone were always traditionally & stereotypically creepy.
While I'm sure we're probably get our share of lab/factory/underground settings somewhere in RE5, it's the main village setting which raises doubts. I'm not saying a remote african village full of killer 'not zombies' can't be unsettling in it's own way, but it's out in the open and mostly from what I've seen takes place during sunlight hours. It seems more of a setting for a Tom Clancy game than your traditional Resident Evil fare.
I guess you gotta give props to Capcom for not rehashing the same environs for the umpteenth time though.