History YMMV / ResidentEvil5

9th Nov '17 7:58:29 AM Kenpachi_Ramasama
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-->[=RE5=] actually does a lot to defer that accusation. Your partner is black ([[ButNotTooBlack a bit]]), quite a few whiteys are scattered throughout the early hordes, and real effort has been put into a somewhat realistic and sympathetic depiction of modern Africa. ''And then...!'' Halfway through the game, we suddenly find ourselves in a succession of mud hut villages fighting crowds of jabbering black people in loincloths and war paint, chucking spears. ''Oh, dears!'' [[OutOfTheFryingPan Talk about sidestepping a pothole only to fall off a bridge]].

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-->[=RE5=] actually does a lot to defer that accusation. Your partner is black ([[ButNotTooBlack a bit]]), quite a few whiteys are scattered throughout the early hordes, and real effort has been put into a somewhat realistic and sympathetic depiction of modern Africa. ''And then...!'' Halfway through the game, we suddenly find ourselves in a succession of mud hut villages fighting crowds of jabbering black people in loincloths and war paint, chucking spears. ''Oh, dears!'' [[OutOfTheFryingPan Talk about sidestepping a pothole only to fall off a bridge]]. (He then concludes the review that he thinks Capcom is not genuinely racist - [[HanlonsRazor they are just idiots]].)
4th Nov '17 5:31:37 PM TheJayman49
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* ThatOneAchievement: One of the game's achievements is to beat [[HarderThanHard professional mode]], which is extremely difficult if not downright impossible due to Chris and Sheva being made into OneHitPointWonder[=s=], even with the Melee and Bulletproof vests on, along with the fact that there are a ''lot'' of enemies that either are fast (the dogs), attack from a distance (the majinis with guns or crossbows), tend to be in groups (the majinis as a whole), or all three (the lickers).
17th Sep '17 12:55:22 PM MiinU
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* MagnificentBastard: Wesker. So magnificent. Such a bastard.

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* %%* MagnificentBastard: Wesker. So magnificent. Such a bastard.
22nd Aug '17 7:34:38 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Resident Evil 5'' is ''The Constant Gardener'' meets ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' meets ''Film/BlackHawkDown''.
13th Aug '17 1:17:25 PM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: ''Resident Evil 5'' is ''The Constant Gardener'' meets ''Literature/ThePuppetMasters'' meets ''Film/BlackHawkDown''.
28th Apr '17 3:40:08 PM SutairuMasuta
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** "Millions will die!" [[MoralDissonance "Well yeah, but--"]]
29th Mar '17 7:06:56 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Mixed a little with HarsherInHindsight, considering the circumstances, but in this game, Creator/DCDouglas voices a villain [[spoiler: who mind-controls a leading female into being his {{Dragon}} and sics on the hero, who has to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]]. Douglas also played [[spoiler: Alexei]] in VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia, which not only had the same plot point, but came out that same year.

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** Mixed a little with HarsherInHindsight, considering the circumstances, but in this game, Creator/DCDouglas voices a villain [[spoiler: who mind-controls a leading female into being his {{Dragon}} and sics on the hero, who has to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]].it]]]]. Douglas also played [[spoiler: Alexei]] in VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia, which not only had the same plot point, but came out that same year.
29th Mar '17 7:06:13 AM CrowTR0bot
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** Mixed a little with HarsherInHindsight, considering the circumstances, but in this game, Creator/DCDouglas voices a villain [[spoiler: who mind-controls a leading female into being his {{Dragon}} and sics on the hero, who has to [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight snap her out of it]]. Douglas also played [[spoiler: Alexei]] in VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia, which not only had the same plot point, but came out that same year.
16th Mar '17 6:29:36 PM skywerewolf
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* ScrappyWeapon: Proximity Mines. Though they have some use in Story mode (usually by leading bosses and strong enemies on them), in Mercenaries they are next to useless since you need to do melee anyway and you can't even use them to clear the mob in a pinch. And in Versus, if you happen to be seen placing them, the enemy player can detonate them by shooting [[HoistByHisOwnPetard while you are still close]]. This added to the fact that good players won't be caught stepping on them anyway, since it's easy to tell the set mines from the dropped ones. Further, they only sell for 30 even though they cost 1500 to buy, making them even ''more'' of a waste of time. On the other hand, a strategically-placed proximity mine can kill large groups of Majini at once in Mercenaries.

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* ScrappyWeapon: Proximity Mines. Though they have some use in Story mode (usually by leading bosses and strong enemies on them), them or setting up for groups you know will be there in reruns), in Mercenaries they are next to useless, with melees giving you more time on kill, and taking a while to set up for little payoff, as far as comboing goes. In mercenaries you might be able to use one or two while on the run from a horde, but in verses they are next to useless since as it's obvious when one has been set where you need to do melee anyway and you can't even use them to clear might step on it as well as the mob in a pinch. And in Versus, if you happen to be seen placing them, the enemy player can detonate them by shooting [[HoistByHisOwnPetard possibility of it being shot while you are still close]]. This added to the fact that good players won't be caught stepping on them anyway, since it's easy to tell the set mines from the dropped ones. Further, they only sell for 30 even though they cost 1500 to buy, making them even ''more'' of a waste of time. On the other hand, a strategically-placed proximity mine can kill large groups of Majini at once in Mercenaries.it.
16th Mar '17 6:18:41 PM skywerewolf
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** Lickers, as par for the series' course. Their regular claw attacks pack quite a punch, their tongue spear holds its victim in place, perfect for others of its kin to start a CycleOfHurting, and if you miss the [[ActionCommands button prompt]] that repels their leap attack, you are guaranteed to die unless helped by your partner, [[OneHitKill no matter how much health you have]]. To put the cherry on the cake's icing, they ''always'' show up in packs.

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** Lickers, as par for the series' course. Their regular claw attacks pack quite a punch, their tongue spear holds its victim in place, perfect for others of its kin to start a CycleOfHurting, and if you miss the [[ActionCommands button prompt]] that repels their leap attack, you are guaranteed to die unless helped by your partner, [[OneHitKill no matter how much health you have]]. To put the cherry on the cake's icing, they ''always'' show up in packs. Also, their weakness is [[GuideDangIt only vaguely hinted at]], being acid rounds for the grenade launcher. Now you can buy and use them before the level, but they're one of the more expensive grenade ammo, and once again you're lucky if you know about them before hand.
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