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My friends and I would head down to the local video rental store almost weekly. The anticipation of the abundance of games we could choose from was intoxicating for an eager young nerd. On one occasion, three of us got together and rented the survival-horror classic, Resident Evil 2, albeit minus the manual. Though RE2 is a single player game, the experience was both horrifying and thrilling for all of us. We had played our share of multiplayer games like Goldeneye, but the teamwork this new game seemed to bring out in each of us was inspiring. Just as slasher-films provide teens with an adrenaline-based natural high, Resident Evil 2 managed to bring us together through fear. Resident Evil 5 took the same thrill I experienced when I was younger and translated it into a two-player co-op experience of survival-horror goodness.
Leon Scott Kennedy, the famous cop in Raccoon City, has been an object of interest to fans. This character’s most illustrious and distinctive attribute is his idealism which is so common to uncorrupted youth who have yet to realize and experience working for shady superiors. Leon S. Kennedy’s professional level as a beginner or a rookie did not hinder him from eventually becoming the top, and probably best, agent working for the United States government.