To be honest, when I first got a chance to play Resident Evil 5, I wasn’t impressed. Nick detailed our little outing with the demo in a previous This Week in Co-Op, and no, my dislike of the game had nothing to do with the fact that I got cut in half with a chainsaw. After putting some hours in with the full game, however, it seems that the latest Resident Evil isn’t quite so bad as first feared, but it is, in fact, quite wicked. I would even be willing to go so far as to say that zombies/parasite infected/rage infected/creatures of the night/undead/das vampirs and co-op go together like peanut butter and jelly.
Fellow staff member, and fellow survival horror enthusiast, Mike “pheriannath” Katsufrakis and I made a deal: despite our misgivings about the game, we would both pick it up on the condition that we played it together. No, it wasn’t a sweet case of friends sharing in the joys of co-op, more a situation of “if I have to suffer through this then so do you!” With that positive attitude in mind, Mike (Chris) and I (Sheva, again) prepared ourselves to face down the Majini hordes.