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{November 9, 2009}   Resident Evil 5 Strategy

First, this is not precisely a walkthrough.


Bulls:  Big fat special Ganados, when they start punching they keep punching, moving forward in a straight line for a little while.  Get behind them and they are totally defenseless.  You can tell who they are from their size.

Wululu’s:  Myself and Efe, (Efebountyhunter, my companion in crime) named these enemies wululu’s, or wulu’s for short, because thats the sound they make.  It is easy to tell when they are around, because they always make that sound.  They have a large spear and wear helemts that are impenetrable so aim for the midsection and keep your distance.

Comrades:  Efe decided to call these ganados comrades because in Res 4, they have moltolves, and thats russian, hence, Comrades.  Comrades throw grenades, molotolves, and other explosives, so kill them as soon as possible.  You can, if you feel like it, shoot the explosive out of their hand, in fact there is an acheivment for doing so.

Crossbowman: There is nothing, NOTHING! that either Efe or I hate more than Crossbowman.  They are deadly, so kill them quickly, or they will rain death on you until you do so!  You can tell where they are by tracing the arrows back to the source.

Chainsaws:  Respect the chainsaws, one hit one kill, remember that.  However, there not all that fast.  If you get cornered, which you shouldn’t, wait for him to begin to swing, then move torward the arm that does not have the chaisaw, you can completly avoid the attack.  However, if you go to the wrong arm, you’ll get your head cut off.  Its good to shoot them in the head, they will stumble if you do.

Parasites:  This is what we call the ganados that have huge scythes that grow out of their bodies when you blow their heads off.  KEEP YOUR DISTANCE!  These things are deadly, and will kill you, easily and quickly.  If you have flash grenades, these will kill them instantly.

Bugs:  Anything that flies and is ugly as death counts as a bug, and the strategy for all bugs are similar, shoot them.  It’s not difficult, they are pretty weak, but dont let them get ahold of you.

Spears:  If its got a spear not shaped like a hook, they are this.  Really, its not that diffrent than anything else, just keep in mind that they can throw their weapons.

Hooks:  If the spear is shaped like a hook, watch out.  These ones can impale you, and throw you around.  Just dont let them near you.

Sheilds:  There is only one good strategy for Sheilds, pump ’em full of lead.  Machine guns, shotguns, these work very well at blowing past sheilds into flesh.  Pistols dont work so well, and dont try to use the stun rod.  Also, sheilds can rush you and some have spikes so watch out.

Fire Eaters:  These guys are easy to spot and easy to kill, but if they get close they can set you on fire.  They weild two flaming torches and are not to be trifled with, unless you are 500 ft back with a rifle.

Ganado:  A good strategy is to blow their heads off, and watch out for weapon weilding one.


Thats it for enemies so far, now on to the all important topic of Ammo.

Ammo, if you know Res Evil games, is like gold.  Valuable and rare, if you are getting lots of ammo, get nervous, because you are about to have some large fight on your hands.

This section is about ammo’s conservation, about how not to use ammo, and if using ammo is neccesary, what ammo to use and where to aim.

First and foremost is your knife.  Dont be scared, it knocks them back just as well as bullets, and it doesnt have an ammo meter.  Your knife is for the average ganado, creatures to weak to waste a shot on, unless in large number.  However, never try to knife wulu’s, fire eaters, or bulls, you will die and you deserve to die.

Next is melee.  It does hurt your opponents, and is useful against large numbers.  Simply knife or shoot a ganado so that they stumble and approach them, you will be prompted to preform a melee technique and let fly.  Also, if your enemy is on the ground, or you are behind them, melee is an instant kill and it is so much cheaper and more satisfying than bullets.

Another thing about ammo, with two players, specilization is good.  If one person has a shotgun, he or she gets the shotgun ammo, if one has a rifle, they get rifle ammo.  If you specilize, you will likely always have ammo for your specialized weapons.

Health is good, yes?  Be stingy as crap with your health!  You dont need to use it for minor scratches, so dont.  Also, remember to combine your red and green herbs.  And remember to save those combos for actual emergencies!

Exploration is good by the way.  Efe and I specilize in this way also, he kills, I find.  In Resident Evil, you need to explore.  To find ammo, money, and the occasional snake, and of course weed (green herbs).

Also, remember to upgrade your weapons.  Your challanges will get progresivly tougher, so you should too!  Also, a good trick to remember is that when you upgrade capacity, it refills ammo.  Use this it  your advantage if your out.

Thats basically all there is to it.  If you need help with something else, comment and I will make an effort to get back to you.


{November 9, 2009}   Resident Evil 5 Review

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Resident Evil 5 can be summed up in one word. Eh.

As games go it is pretty good, but compared to Resident Evil 4?  Resident Evil 4 was awesomely terrifying, extremly exciting, nearly impossibly challanging, and definitly engaging.  Resident Evil 5 is none of these things.  Me and my friend (efebountyhunter, or efe for short), have played it to the end, and have not been afraid, excited, chalanged, or engaged. 

There is little suspense, none at all compared to Resident Evil 4.  Who can forget the terror of the Regenerator?  The burning man?  That huge-ass crocodile that eats you if you stand on the dock to long?

Resident Evil 4 boasted bosses that could kill you, El Gigante, Salazar, Krauzer, the Chainsaw sisters.  The first boss in Res 5 was killed by me and Efe in around 3 minutes of rather boring combat.  It only managed to get one hit on me, none on Efe, and that was only becuase I decided to sacrafice my health to blow something up right next to it.

The other bosses are similarily non-terrifing or challanging, mostly they are just tiring, or simply annoying.

In summary, Resident Evil 5 is good, but I was expecting excellent or better from the Resident Evil brand, and I was sorely disappointed.

Oh, and they got rid of the merchant.  How could I possibly like the game after they did that?

et cetera