I have completed every RE game to date except for one. I have owned the Gamecube copy of Zero since I bought Remake back in 2005. I figured that I'd save one game for the future so I'd have something new to play when it's all gone quite on the RE front. I had already played Re 1,2,3,Code,4 and I wasnt going to sit on RE5 so I figured I'd save Zero. To be honest I havent even been tempted to play the game untill playing through all the games recently.
I decided to finally give it a go. I have reached the Sanctuary just after the part where you fight the huge bat. In a way I am glad that I saved this game until last because it is 100% my least favorite RE game. There is some nostaglic moments like the Wesker/Birkin cutscenes, the music and the controls. However this game was very disapointing for me. I absoultley hate the Co-op controls. I have lost count at how many times I accidentaly switch player instead of going to the inventory. Also my main criticism with the game is when you have one of the players following you and you run past enemies and leave the room but they remain in the pervious room shooting at the enemies. You then have to switch player and go back into the room as the player who stayed. By this point I have usually been attacked and it almost always leads to me losing health. This is so annoying and I find it a piss poor fault. If you tell the A.I. to follow you then why are they stopping and taking it into their own hands to deal with enemies.
My second fault with the game is no inventory box's. Wtf? I had no idea Zero has no inventory box's. At first I enjoyed the benefits by leaving items wherever I please. However after playing the game for several hours and having items scattered all over the damn place I somehow forgot where the hell I left the Grenade Launcher and had to venture on without it :-( I only hope I can make it through the rest of the game with a Shotgun and Modified Handgun. The cutscenes start off with some good plot but then slowly as the game progresses I found them coming few and far between. Even when I did get a cutscene they had no significance to the overall plot.
This is definatley my least favorite RE game so far and I'm abit disapointed after my brother claimed it was a good RE title. Id take any of the other titles over this game anyday. I cant wait to blast the shit out of the weird singing guy. He is pretty random. Reminds me of something out of Devil May Cry. I keep waiting for him to pull out a huge sword and some hard rock music kicks in as he jumps around the room hacking and slashing. As harsh as my review is I still enjoyed the game for what it is but how some people can say this is the best RE game I will never understand. I have yet to finish the game but I imagine I'm over half way through and some pretty spectacullar shit would have to happen from here on out for this game to redem itself. I gave the game a 6/10.
Also what is up with the extremley long loading times when you discover and item? I found a book and found myself getting really pissed off that I was staring at this book for like 7 seconds before the player picked it up. Godamn its just a book let me pick it up already. Also what is up with Rebbeca hanging on for her dear life but she can still manage to whip out her radio and contact Billy.