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* BrokenBase: The inventory system is entirely reworked compared to ResidentEvil4. Some people find it much more dynamic to be able to switch weapons on-the-fly, while just as many lament the loss of "Inventory Tetris" and bemoan that a rocket launcher now takes up the same space as a grenade.

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* BrokenBase: The inventory system is entirely reworked compared to ResidentEvil4.''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4''. Some people find it much more dynamic to be able to switch weapons on-the-fly, while just as many lament the loss of "Inventory Tetris" and bemoan that a rocket launcher now takes up the same space as a grenade.


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** Several people found Ricardo's English voice quite annoying and grating to listen to.

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* BrokenBase: The inventory system is entirely reworked compared to ResidentEvil4. Some people find it much more dynamic to be able to switch weapons on-the-fly, while just as many lament the loss of "Inventory Tetris" and bemoan that a rocket launcher now takes up the same space as a grenade.


* ToughActToFollow: It didn't matter if the game was good or bad, ''Resident Evil 5'' was always going to exist in the shadow of the critically acclaimed and financially successful ''Resident Evil 4''. Much of the game's stage and game design even seems to be deliberately aping ''4'', such as mimicking the infamous 1-1 Village Mob sequence from ''4'' in this game's 1-1 as well. TropesAreNotBad, however, as the game is quite fun in its own right, and has many memorable moments once the endgame rolls around.

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* ToughActToFollow: It didn't matter if the game was good or bad, ''Resident Evil 5'' was always going to exist in the shadow of the critically acclaimed and financially successful ''Resident Evil 4''. Much of the game's stage and game design even seems to be deliberately aping ''4'', such as mimicking the infamous 1-1 Village Mob sequence from ''4'' in this game's 1-1 as well. TropesAreNotBad, Administrivia/TropesAreNotBad, however, as the game is quite fun in its own right, and has many memorable moments once the endgame rolls around.


* ScrappyMechanic: In Mercenaries, have fun being randomly grabbed by Majinis while you are desperately trying to keep your combo up. Bonus points if the Executioner is around.

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In Mercenaries, have fun being randomly grabbed by Majinis while you are desperately trying to keep your combo up. Bonus points if the Executioner is around.


* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Subverted, In comparison to the previous game, guns feel less powerful, with every nearly shot from even the starting pistol in ''4'' feeling like it was actually punching through the bodies of enemies, whereas the pistols in ''5'' don't seem to do that much to slow down even basic enemies most of the time.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Subverted, In comparison to the previous game, guns feel less powerful, with every nearly every shot from even the starting pistol in ''4'' feeling like it was actually punching through the bodies of enemies, whereas the pistols in ''5'' don't seem to do that much to slow down even basic enemies most of the time.

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* BlownAcrossTheRoom: Subverted, In comparison to the previous game, guns feel less powerful, with every nearly shot from even the starting pistol in ''4'' feeling like it was actually punching through the bodies of enemies, whereas the pistols in ''5'' don't seem to do that much to slow down even basic enemies most of the time.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Sheva Alomar's history is only lightly touched-on in-game. In the unlockable content, her file is 36 pages long, having a good 10 pages on series protagonist Chris and only being outstripped by the History of Resident Evil file.


** Chris says "Do you take all of your ideas from Comic Book Villains?" to Wesker. [[spoiler: It turns out that Wesker and Dr. Doom are teaming up in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.]]
** The same line also becomes hilarious with the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and its climax, where its main villain, ComicBook/RedSkull (himself a Comic Book Villain), enacted a very similar plot to Wesker in this game, complete with a large bomber jet and delusions of godhood.

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** Chris says "Do you take all of your ideas from Comic Book Villains?" to Wesker. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It turns out that Wesker and Dr. Doom are teaming up in ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom3''.]]
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]] The same line also becomes hilarious with the release of ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'' and its climax, where its main villain, ComicBook/RedSkull (himself a Comic Book Villain), enacted a very similar plot to Wesker in this game, complete with a large bomber jet and delusions of godhood.



** 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 D.C. Douglas voices a villain [[spoiler: who [[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, ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', which not only had the same plot point, but came out that same year.


** S.T.A.R.S. Wesker in ''The Mercenaries'' is just one example. On the other hand, Midnight Wesker is ''das professional character'', meaning he has all that is needed for overinflated combos and scores, but you need to be good.
*** In Verses mode Midnight Wesker becomes even worse. Normally the Handcannon in his set would be used to quickly dispatch a boss, or just just get a kill to keep up the combo in desperate situations, before going back to handgun and melee attacks, however since you can shoot other players to damage and kill them in both Slayer (PVE focus) and Survival (PVP focus) it becomes a lot more useful to take a single, deadly potshot at your enemy.
** Rebecca. Yep, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r1ykeCIP4Fo/SwEA62DJBtI/AAAAAAAAABU/r6QXGlWK9vs/s1600/RE2.jpeg that]] Rebecca. With an auto shotgun that can one shot most enemies and a [=MP5=] for long range work, a good player can kill everything before time runs out. In addition two of her melee options, flamethrower and tear gas [[note]] head stun and frontal arm stun melees respectively [[/note]], are excessively good for combos, both having a very wide range with flamethrower doing good damage and tear gas being useful in emergencies to clear some room if you don't have the shotgun out.

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** S.T.A.R.S. Wesker in ''The Mercenaries'' is just one example. On the other hand, Midnight Wesker is ''das professional character'', meaning he has all that is needed for overinflated combos and scores, but you need to be good.
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good. In Verses mode mode, Midnight Wesker becomes even worse. Normally the Handcannon in his set would be used to quickly dispatch a boss, or just just get a kill to keep up the combo in desperate situations, before going back to handgun and melee attacks, however attacks. However, since you can shoot other players to damage and kill them in both Slayer (PVE focus) and Survival (PVP focus) focus), it becomes a lot more useful to take a single, deadly potshot at your enemy.
** Rebecca. Yep, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_r1ykeCIP4Fo/SwEA62DJBtI/AAAAAAAAABU/r6QXGlWK9vs/s1600/RE2.jpeg that]] Rebecca. With an auto shotgun that can one shot most enemies and a [=MP5=] for long range work, a good player can kill everything before time runs out. In addition two of her melee options, flamethrower and tear gas [[note]] gas,[[note]] head stun and frontal arm stun melees respectively [[/note]], melees, respectively[[/note]] are excessively good for combos, both having a very wide range with flamethrower doing good damage and tear gas being useful in emergencies to clear some room if you don't have the shotgun out.


* BillingDisplacement: Jill replaces Sheva on the cover artwork of the ''Gold Edition'', despite the fact that she's only playable in the two unlockable chapters and doesn't show up in the main campaign until the end.


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** Capcom responded to the accusations of racism and UnfortunateImplications leveled toward the game in a variety of ways. Along with the addition of Sheva, the game makes it clear very early on that the [[{{Mooks}} Majini]] you're gunning down are as much victims of the outbreak as the heroes, being infected with horrific {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s and driven to madness against their will. [[ApocalypticLog The journal of a young boy]] you find in the swamplands only drives the point home, as he watches his tribe completely fall apart due to Tricell's mechanations before succumbing to the infection himself, making what would be shallow and crass stereotypes into [[MoralEventHorizon yet another reason]] to loathe [[BigBad Wesker]].
** The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch port is this for Nintendo-only players who missed the chance to play it at the time of the original release.

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AuthorsSavingThrow: Capcom responded to the accusations of racism and UnfortunateImplications leveled toward the game in a variety of ways. Along with the addition of Sheva, the game makes it clear very early on that the [[{{Mooks}} Majini]] you're gunning down are as much victims of the outbreak as the heroes, being infected with horrific {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s and driven to madness against their will. [[ApocalypticLog The journal of a young boy]] you find in the swamplands only drives the point home, as he watches his tribe completely fall apart due to Tricell's mechanations before succumbing to the infection himself, making what would be shallow and crass stereotypes into [[MoralEventHorizon yet another reason]] to loathe [[BigBad Wesker]].
** The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch port is this for Nintendo-only players who missed the chance to play it at the time of the original release.
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: Capcom responded to the accusations of racism and UnfortunateImplications leveled toward the game in a variety of ways. Along with the addition of Sheva, the game makes it clear very early on that the [[{{Mooks}} Majini]] you're gunning down are as much victims of the outbreak as the heroes, being infected with horrific {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s and driven to madness against their will. [[ApocalypticLog The journal of a young boy]] you find in the swamplands only drives the point home, as he watches his tribe completely fall apart due to Tricell's mechanations before succumbing to the infection himself, making what would be shallow and crass stereotypes into [[MoralEventHorizon yet another reason]] to loathe [[BigBad Wesker]].

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Capcom responded to the accusations of racism and UnfortunateImplications leveled toward the game in a variety of ways. Along with the addition of Sheva, the game makes it clear very early on that the [[{{Mooks}} Majini]] you're gunning down are as much victims of the outbreak as the heroes, being infected with horrific {{Puppeteer Parasite}}s and driven to madness against their will. [[ApocalypticLog The journal of a young boy]] you find in the swamplands only drives the point home, as he watches his tribe completely fall apart due to Tricell's mechanations before succumbing to the infection himself, making what would be shallow and crass stereotypes into [[MoralEventHorizon yet another reason]] to loathe [[BigBad Wesker]]. Wesker]].
** The UsefulNotes/NintendoSwitch port is this for Nintendo-only players who missed the chance to play it at the time of the original release.

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** Fans ''ate up'' the rather ridiculous [=QTE=] where Chris ''''punches a goddamn boulder with his bare-friggin'-hands'''' to the point of a RunningGag where one meme in the wake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' remake has Chris give Leon very specific instructions to [[ShipperOnDeck go on a date with Claire]] while destroying Ada's car with a boulder.

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* BreatherLevel: Part of the ancient city is a series of {{light and mirrors puzzle}}s. The puzzles aren't hard, and the enemies are weak.

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* GoddamnedBoss: The final boss is fought in three stages. The fights are not that hard if you know what to do, but the boss's persistent failure to ''just die already'' can become tiresome.

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