Haven't gotten to RE 5 yet. Soon, soon...
I didn't think it was worth it to be honest. I loved the Resident Evil games, but I think they've strayed too far from the original gameplay. Yes, the controls were horrible, but that it actually added to the hyperconstriction the game was trying to create. RE5 still has "oh shi-!" moments, but you feel like you're too much in control of the situation and the FPS gameplay has influenced it too much (though yes, it's still a 3rd person shooter).
My top games (in no particular order)Final Fantasy 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
(11 tooks loooooooooads of my time) - anything after 11? Didn't like.Resident Evil 1, 2 & 3Monkey Island 1 & 2Neverwinter Nights + All ExpansionsSummoner
- a bit underrated in my opinion (it was awesome though)Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3
- I think 3's ending could have been improved a lot, but it was still an amazing game. I give away any spoilers, but the game really knows how to create an emotional connection between you and the characters and feel involved with the game to a degree where you are able to feel genuine guilt. In that sense it's really powerful. If you've made mistakes in your choices in the earlier games, you can later pay for it. One of my choices in Mass Effect 2 had a really horrible effect in Mass Effect 3 where I had to make a very difficult choice (after one of the reaper fights, people who have played it will know what I mean). I actually felt really bad, despite it all being completely fictional.Sonic Adventure
- the only decent 3D Sonic IMO.Lost Odyssey
- Made by ex-Square Enix developers who worked on the decent FF games. Nobuo Uematsu included. Very good game. Best JRPG on the XBox 360 IMO. Gets depressing at times, I know the end of disk one even made some people cry.Dawn of War
- I'm not a big RTS gamer, but this was pretty awesome.Nier
- A Square Enix title, but an interesting, odd, but different game. It has some gameplay elements to Devil May Cry, but remains a completely different game. It has great storytelling, interesting plot, well voice acted characters (but I did find Emile to be annoying) and the boss fights were pretty awesome. It has sad moments, as you'd expect from a JRPG, but they're done relatively well (some JRPGs like, Star Ocean 4, can really milk it and you're just thinking 'stop your whining emo kid'). The game has a few references to the zelda games, which make you laugh when you spot them. The boss fights are a big selling point, they can be pretty diverse and require different kinds of tactics and they all named after characters from children's folk tales.One boss pretty much made it feel as though you were playing a shoot-em up.
There was an interesting part of the game where everybody in the town contracted a disease that pretty much turns everything into prose, kind of like a text adventure - it's actually one of the boss fights. So you'll see what I mean when I say this game is odd. It didn't get great reviews, but I thought it was a lot of fun and different from all the other RPGs on my shelf.