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This game was reviewed on the Xbox 360 and tested on the PlayStation 3. No notable performance or video differences were noted. First things first: I'm a big white dude. Aside from a small amount of Native American blood, I'm as white as white gets. So I'll say this as clearly and as honestly as I possibly can: As a big white dude, I was uncomfortable with the subhuman portrayals of black people in Resident Evil 5. I remember -- cue the flashback harp music -- shifting in my seat during a screening of "The Birth of a Nation" as an undergraduate. I remember thinking that something was wrong with what I was looking at, even if I couldn't effectively articulate what was wrong at the time. In watching "The Birth of a Nation," I felt like an accomplice to the film's sins, and I felt the guilt and shame that typically comes along with being an accomplice. Boo.I felt the same way while playing through Resident Evil 5. If you've got a PC bone in your body, if you know the history of racism at ...
What's Hot: No more antique-typewriter save system; Co-op works well when you've got a person with a pulse to play with; Shorter than Resident Evil 4.
What's Not: Subhuman portayals of Africans are offensive; AI-controlled partner not helpful approximately 60 percent of the time; Nothing here that you haven't really seen or done already in Resident Evil 4 (or Lost Planet).