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BlinkingPixels avatar 6:52 PM on 02.14.2013  (server time)
In Treatment: Resident Evil 5

When ever a game comes out, did you wish that it turned out differently than what was released? Of course you do, look at Aliens: Colonel Marines. How would you make it if you had the chance to change it? My first game would be Resident Evil 5. Now, Resident Evil 5 isn't a BAD game, but it could have been better. Doing so would make it that Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 never happened. So here is what I would do if I got the chance to change Resident Evil 5. Please keep in mind that this is NOT a complaining post, this is just me getting something off my chest that has been there for a good long while.

Remember that time when Leon forgot that there could be a G-Virus out there?

It starts with a flashback from Resident Evil 4.

Leon: I was cop myself. Only for a day, though.
Luis: I thought I was bad.
Leon: I ended up at the incident at Raccoon City on the first day on the Force.
Luis: That was the one with the viral outbreak? I might have seen a sample of it at a lab in Madrid.

The screen then turns blue and green while you are shown the inner workings of the G-Virus and T-Virus. This is where the credits would be at. One month after the events of Resident Evil 4, Leon decides to go to a small town near Madrid to see if they actually have an Umbrella made virus. After Leon Kennedy and Barry Burton questions the police chief, the chief releases the virus and the community becomes infected. Knowing that the virus was in Madrid, Albert Wesker decides to get the Las Plaga sample and mix it with the G-Virus. Now the G-Virus and the Las Plaga are infused, and it creates the B-Virus. When Leon and Barry was about to call home, the small town becomes engulfed in flames as the G-Virus and the B-Virus is taking over the city. Instead of having a vehicle waiting for them, they have to wait as the U.S and Spain has to figure out what to do with the infected town. The U.S launches a helicopter for Leon and Barry. The nearest one will take 8 hours to get there.

Remember Barry?

The whole game is you gathering evidence. There will be puzzles, conspiracies to uncover, and the need to survive. The 8 hours you are given is in real time. Ammo will be scarce, but you are given the option to use blunt objects like crowbars and baseball bats. Typewriters will be back, and depending on the difficulty, you will be given ink ribbons. 

Much like Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, you can play as either Leon or Barry. Leon's and Barry's sections will be different from one another. Once you play both characters, the full story is unveiled to you. It's not going to be open world, but the town will be vast enough that it will feel open world. There can be full sections of the world that you can completely ignore. After the game, you are given a rank. The more evidence you find the better the rank. The highest rank will also count your herbs used, and saves you have taken. The information you provided will help form the B.S.A.A.

This has the right idea

There will be two types of gameplay to choose from; the classic Resident Evil with its fixed camera angles, or the Resident Evil 4 over the shoulder camera. Shooting and moving at the same time will not be present, but the dodge move will have its own button. Another thing that will be back will the merchant from Resident Evil 4. Because the lack of ammo, most of the upgrades will go to how powerful the weapons becomes.

Once you finish the game, there will be unlockable costumes, characters, a new game mode called Mercenaries, and a new main game mode called Re-Arrange mode. In Re-Arrange mode, all the items in the game will be in new places. Every time you start a new game in this mode, the items will be moved again. The unlockable characters you can play in both main and mercenaries are; Jill Valentine, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker, Ada Wong, and HUNK. Most of the enemies you like in the series will be in the game, except spiders.

So that is my Resident Evil 5 treatment. After playing Resident Evil 4, I thought I knew that Wesker would mix those viruses with the Las Plaga. This is what I thought was going happen in Resident Evil 5. Take threads that sprung up in Resident Evil 4, and expand upon them. What we got instead was an average game that could have been so much more.

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