Thursday, July 2, 2009

Why I'm still playing Resident Evil 5

Nearly five months after the release of Resident Evil 5 I still find myself spending time with it. I've unlocked every in-game goody, received the Platinum Trophy, and achieved all the "S" ranks you can get, so what's left? The answer is Versus mode.

Capcom originally received a bit of fire for charging for this DLC ($4.99 or 400 Microsoft points, depending on your platform). Released only weeks after the actual game, the mode makes use of assets that are already on the disc, using the same maps and characters from Mercenaries mode. Charging an extra $5 for something that looks like it could easily fit on the disc that you already paid for does feel like a bit of a rip off. Video games are not cheap these days, so I like to think that I'm always getting the most out of those Blu-Ray discs.

But I'm going to put it into perspective for myself. Including Versus mode, let's say I paid approximately $80 for this game. According to the game itself, I've clocked over 80 hours of play on it. That's $1 per hour of enjoyment. Not a bad deal, right?

Without a doubt, the majority of that time has been spent playing Versus mode. It was well worth the buy for me, and if you're looking to get some extra play out of RE5, I recommend that you get it too.


  1. LOL, I love your rationalizing. "$1 per hour of enjoyment." Brilliant :3

  2. Well it's true! And after the first 80 hours, it's free.