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Resident Evil 6 Review

Remember when Resident Evil used to be about survival horror?

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Shock and alarm.
I couldn't possibly have seen this coming.

Can't say I'm surprised.. or even disappointed at this point. While I have fond memories of the series in it's past (RE2 particularly), the series has been dead to me for a quite a while now.

Honestly, Capcom can make pretty damn good action games and I think it's about time they stopped pretending RE was anything other than an action game. It would be a better series for it in the end because they could give up on the now totally out of place survival horror elements.

I am Jack's utter lack of surprise. Mostly a lack of surprise that Capcom's writing still sucks and a lack of surprise that Capcom seems to be taking the wrong lessons from the success of other games. I wasn't expecting this game to be good ("playable" is the current low bar standard for Capcom) but I was at least hoping it wouldn't be generic trash.

Does the story at least contain the same level of ham that RE5 had?

Also im beginning to think that the loss of the scare factor in Resi has something to do with Monster Hunter, ever since its rise to popularity in Japan a disproportionate number on Capcom's in-house developed games have ultimately come to beating the tar out of something big.

Well, brain farts aside im going to sleep.

Basically, it's RE5 but with locations more akin to RE4 and RE2? Strange how RE5 gets near perfect reviews but this one is being hailed as average?

hmm he was hoping for horror, he shouldn't have reviewed that game.

RE 6 is like Capcom overall: A spoiled child starved for atension.

Terramax:
Basically, it's RE5 but with locations more akin to RE4 and RE2? Strange how RE5 gets near perfect reviews but this one is being hailed as average?

Not from everyone

The Tall Nerd:
hmm he was hoping for horror, he shouldn't have reviewed that game.

This is kind of how I feel about most of the reviews coming out. Especially during the whole RE:ORC fiasco. People are expecting all of the subsequent games to be re-hashes of the first two games, even though that very clearly isn't what they are. It was especially ridiculous with ORC, when Slant Six said that the USS were trained special forces that were able to fight on a level far above the canon RE protagonists and that game was you verses government Spec Ops with the zombies intentionally being little more than environmental hazards when the game had just started being developed. Come release day, it's getting 2's and 3's because people were expecting a horror game for some reason despite the developers very clearly stating that wasn't the kind of game they were making.

Kopikatsu:

The Tall Nerd:
hmm he was hoping for horror, he shouldn't have reviewed that game.

This is kind of how I feel about most of the reviews coming out. Especially during the whole RE:ORC fiasco. People are expecting all of the subsequent games to be re-hashes of the first two games, even though that very clearly isn't what they are. It was especially ridiculous with ORC, when Slant Six said that the USS were trained special forces that were able to fight on a level far above the canon RE protagonists and that game was you verses government Spec Ops with the zombies intentionally being little more than environmental hazards when the game had just started being developed. Come release day, it's getting 2's and 3's because people were expecting a horror game for some reason despite the developers very clearly stating that wasn't the kind of game they were making.

i agree

i could argue that the fact that they have been fighting a corperation and terrorists groups this hole time, suggests that it may never intended to be a horror franchise for very long anyway

Kopikatsu:

The Tall Nerd:
hmm he was hoping for horror, he shouldn't have reviewed that game.

This is kind of how I feel about most of the reviews coming out. Especially during the whole RE:ORC fiasco. People are expecting all of the subsequent games to be re-hashes of the first two games, even though that very clearly isn't what they are. It was especially ridiculous with ORC, when Slant Six said that the USS were trained special forces that were able to fight on a level far above the canon RE protagonists and that game was you verses government Spec Ops with the zombies intentionally being little more than environmental hazards when the game had just started being developed. Come release day, it's getting 2's and 3's because people were expecting a horror game for some reason despite the developers very clearly stating that wasn't the kind of game they were making.

ORC got 2s and 3s not because it wasn't a horror game, but because it was a terrible game. If RE6 had succeeded in just being a good game focusing on action, it wouldn't be a problem because it at least has focus. Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to be the case. Not being a horror game is the least of this game's problems.

I'm getting the feeling that Resident Evil's days as a franchise are numbered. The only money-grossing thing to have happened to the franchise in recent years is the Paul W. S. Anderson series of movies, which most of my friends watch not because they're superficially tied to the source material, but because they're somewhat entertaining schlock-fests.

We're eventually going to run out of Milla Jovovich vehicles which will a) perhaps allow her to pursue a more decent career in acting and b) put the final nail in the coffin of Umbrella's shambling corpse.

I think that's an apt analogy. The Resident Evil series is like one of its zombies. It shambles ahead and shrugs off bullets, occasionally trying its hand at a mutation or another. Neither of these things can stop the stinging bullets of criticism.

While I've only played the demo (or rather demos), I have to say I like what I've seen so far. I've been a fan of Resident Evil since RE2 on the N64, and the only games I haven't enjoyed were the Outbreak games. And while I do lament the scarier parts of the series dying away, I can see how it works into the plot, what with the BSAA now and bio-terrorism, and all the protagonists having gone through this crap upwards of four times now. I don't really blame Capcom for the shift as much as I blame generic shooters like Call Of Duty, Battlefield, and their millions of clones that continue to sell despite each one being nothing more than a glorified map pack. Capcom sees the money these companies are making and want a share of the delicious pie. Resident Evil still has it's heart and soul, even now, and so long as that doesn't change, I'll still be a fan.

I'll probably end up picking up this game at some point anyways, if only for the opportunity to play as Leon again.

fozzy360:
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i think you put far to much faith in video game fans

Doesn't really surprise me, the series has past it's prime a long ago, with my favorites being RE2, 4 and the Cube REmake.

I can't tell whats more grim, the other reveiws this games likely to receive or the fact im looking forward to watching them... gawd am I that much of an arse hole?
*Ponders*
Yes.

I only played the demo, but that was enough to show how poorly designed and linear this game was. Why does my laser wail around like a drunk even though i'm standing still, like in previous RE games? Why do i wall really static, but can I jump and roll around like a idiot? Why can't I shoot supposedly dead enemies? I know they will attack, especially because my bullets are going through them.

Every time they come in a mechanic from a previous games and destroy it by adding something that just doesn't work. Not walking and aiming is a okay idea, but still are my shots not accurate? IT just one of them many examples of mechanics that counters itself and ruins the game. I wanted to play this game. I wanted to enjoy a RE evil game, but it is just so bad. When I finished the demo, I was left with the though: "Generic". And that is what it is: generic.

This review was pretty good, it sums up a few of my gripes with the demo. I must say that even though I am cautiously optimistic for RE6 I am still waiting for yahtzee to rip this game a new one. >:D

I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Baresark:
I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Well, here's DESTRUCTOID's review with Jim Sterling.
http://www.destructoid.com/review-resident-evil-6-235326.phtml

Other Scores:

Eurogamer - 6/10
IGN - 7.9/10
The Verge - 4/10
G4TV - 2.5/5
OXM - 8/10
CVG - 8/10
StrategyInformer - 8.0/10
Videogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 4.6/10
Destructoid - 3/10
GamerZines - 75/100
Gametrailers - 8.8/10
Digital Spy - 4/5
OPM - 7/10

I don't know about you, but when I only have $60 to spend on games, I start looking for reasons not to buy titles for a better value. Sifting the wheat.

Play the DEMO, and remember; after the fumbled camera controls and clunky game mechanics, you'll have plenty of Quick-time-Event to button mash your way to another movie scene. Better games are coming out.

And you don't owe a long standing series anything; it's their job to bring originality and innovation to the market.

worldfest:

Baresark:
I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Well, here's DESTRUCTOID's review with Jim Sterling.
http://www.destructoid.com/review-resident-evil-6-235326.phtml

Other Scores:

Eurogamer - 6/10
IGN - 7.9/10
The Verge - 4/10
G4TV - 2.5/5
OXM - 8/10
CVG - 8/10
StrategyInformer - 8.0/10
Videogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 4.6/10
Destructoid - 3/10
GamerZines - 75/100
Gametrailers - 8.8/10
Digital Spy - 4/5
OPM - 7/10

I don't know about you, but when I only have $60 to spend on games, I start looking for reasons not to buy titles for a better value. Sifting the wheat.

Play the DEMO, and remember; after the fumbled camera controls and clunky game mechanics, you'll have plenty of Quick-time-Event to button mash your way to another movie scene. Better games are coming out.

And you don't owe a long standing series anything; it's their job to bring originality and innovation to the market.

That is some food for thought. The aggregate is a whopping 6.5 out of 10 (don't worry, I adjusted all numbers to be in an out of 10 scale). Some of those are really freaking low, that is pretty incredible. I guess I'm gonna wait for a sale. Thanks for the heads up, I was unaware of so many sites having reviewed it.

I'm sad to see it's not as good as I had hoped, the demo really put me off. But in a way, I'm kinda glad I don't like it. Since I was screwed over buying the MvC3 collectors edition (announcing another better version of the game and having it launch only 6 months after, I knew they did that stuff with Street Fighter but I was naive enough to believe MvC would be unaffected by that shit.), I have had the mind of not buying Capcoms games anymore, and the Resident Evil series has always had a special place with me so in the end it does make me a bit sad.

Reviews are rolling out right now, but having played the DEMO, I'm almost certain that -- and by reasons of the fumbling game mechanics alone, no less -- Resident Evil 6 should not get anything over a 7/10. I haven't played the game, but the DEMO raised plenty of issues; and many reviewers admitted that none of them were addressed.

The low scores were synonymous to my brief experience, and the mediocre reviews have a balance of good and bad. But those writers who gave it an almost perfect score must be either fanboys or unconcerned that we consumers do not play the games for free; that we expect quality story for a budget title, and not an unoriginal third person action/adventure shooter with bad camera controls and clunky game-play mechanics.

Baresark:

worldfest:
[quote="Baresark" post="6.389877.15647172"]I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Well, here's DESTRUCTOID's review with Jim Sterling.
http://www.destructoid.com/review-resident-evil-6-235326.phtml

Other Scores:

Eurogamer - 6/10
IGN - 7.9/10
The Verge - 4/10
G4TV - 2.5/5
OXM - 8/10
CVG - 8/10
StrategyInformer - 8.0/10
Videogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 4.6/10
Destructoid - 3/10
GamerZines - 75/100
Gametrailers - 8.8/10
Digital Spy - 4/5
OPM - 7/10

I don't know about you, but when I only have $60 to spend on games, I start looking for reasons not to buy titles for a better value. Sifting the wheat.

Play the DEMO, and remember; after the fumbled camera controls and clunky game mechanics, you'll have plenty of Quick-time-Event to button mash your way to another movie scene. Better games are coming out.

And you don't owe a long standing series anything; it's their job to bring originality and innovation to the market.

Reviews are rolling out right now, but having played the DEMO, I'm almost certain that -- and by reasons of the fumbling game mechanics alone, no less -- Resident Evil 6 should not be so high. I haven't played the game, but the DEMO raised plenty of issues; and many reviewers admitted that none of them were addressed.

The low scores were synonymous to my brief experience, and the mediocre reviews have a balance of good and bad. But those writers who gave it an almost perfect score must be either fanboys or unconcerned that we consumers do not play the games for free; that we expect quality story for a budget title, and not an unoriginal third person action/adventure shooter with bad camera controls and clunky game-play mechanics.

worldfest:

Baresark:
I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Well, here's DESTRUCTOID's review with Jim Sterling.
http://www.destructoid.com/review-resident-evil-6-235326.phtml

Other Scores:

Eurogamer - 6/10
IGN - 7.9/10
The Verge - 4/10
G4TV - 2.5/5
OXM - 8/10
CVG - 8/10
StrategyInformer - 8.0/10
Videogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 4.6/10
Destructoid - 3/10
GamerZines - 75/100
Gametrailers - 8.8/10
Digital Spy - 4/5
OPM - 7/10

I don't know about you, but when I only have $60 to spend on games, I start looking for reasons not to buy titles for a better value. Sifting the wheat.

Play the DEMO, and remember; after the fumbled camera controls and clunky game mechanics, you'll have plenty of Quick-time-Event to button mash your way to another movie scene. Better games are coming out.

And you don't owe a long standing series anything; it's their job to bring originality and innovation to the market.

To me it looks like quite a few reviews gave this game an undeserved 4/5 or 8/10. Honestly if this game didn't have resident evil in its title and all the familiar characters, we would be seeing more 4/10 and 3/5's. Jim sterling is never one to disappoint. :)

LysanderNemoinis:
While I've only played the demo (or rather demos), I have to say I like what I've seen so far. I've been a fan of Resident Evil since RE2 on the N64, and the only games I haven't enjoyed were the Outbreak games. And while I do lament the scarier parts of the series dying away, I can see how it works into the plot, what with the BSAA now and bio-terrorism, and all the protagonists having gone through this crap upwards of four times now. I don't really blame Capcom for the shift as much as I blame generic shooters like Call Of Duty, Battlefield, and their millions of clones that continue to sell despite each one being nothing more than a glorified map pack. Capcom sees the money these companies are making and want a share of the delicious pie. Resident Evil still has it's heart and soul, even now, and so long as that doesn't change, I'll still be a fan.

I don't think I get what you mean by "heart and soul", you are not talking about the original mechanics like survival and the horrible threat of death at every corner. The story has become a convoluted mess that only succeeded at moving nowhere for the last decade or so. So I can only assume you mean the characters. Yes I admit that the characters have not changed at all also in the last decade also, but is that a good thing? You can substitute the characters for the generic cast, swap the title and you are basically left with... well nothing. I just don't get how you can talk about heart and soul when essentially all you got are characters who literally had next to none character development. It's amazing how Capcom has literally done nothing in that department for games and games and more games.

Sorry for the rant, as you can guess I'm a bit bitter that this series can't even be called a shell of its former self.

I just want a good survival horror game during this Halloween season. I'm sad Resident Evil 6 has forgotten what it used to be and is instead chasing the success of every other franchise. Resident Evil used to be the game that people copied, not the game that did the copying.

Terramax:
Basically, it's RE5 but with locations more akin to RE4 and RE2? Strange how RE5 gets near perfect reviews but this one is being hailed as average?

This, and the point that Leon's part is much more survival horror than 5. And the point that the whole series has been about escalation. 1-mansion creeping, Umbrella's secret is unncovered. 2,3-city-based action, Wesker's insurrection tears the city apart. Veronica-island survival that's more difficult than scary, with super-powered villains. 4-an action game that somehow manages to be scarier than the last two, and delving into BOW history. 5 was coming, honestly, Resident Evil isn't about just zombies or hoarding ammo. Resident Evil isn't about Zombies, it's about Umbrella and its legacy.

sir, Resident Evil threw out pretenses of being survival horror seven years ago and it was all the better for it. You're acting like this is a first for the series; it's not. This is no different from 4 or 5. And even during the series' "survival horror" days it tried to have its cake and eat it. You were limited in ammo and healing items....AT FIRST. By the end of all of those games you had enough ammo and weapons to embarrass Rambo and were basically in no position of danger. You would trample Hunters and Lickers like nobody's business and bosses were often taken down with the insane arsenal you collected over the game. And let's not forget the BIGGEST indicator why going the action route was no great sin: the games had NEVER been scary. Ever. Tense, perhaps, but never scary. And if CAPCOM did decide to do another survival horror era for the series, people would get sick of it just like when they got sick of the original formula around the time of 0.

WMDogma:
Resident Evil 6 Review

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Yeah, back in the first game. That changed with number 2. Sorry, it's an action series about Umbrella.

GAunderrated:

worldfest:

Baresark:
I'm probably still gonna pick it up. I want to play it and even though the words have been harsh, it's still getting around a 7 or 8 from most sites, which still manages to be a good game, if not as good as I hoped for. I just don't honestly expect this to be a horror game, so I'll probably enjoy this game thoroughly still. If not, I can always go back to RE4 again.

Well, here's DESTRUCTOID's review with Jim Sterling.
http://www.destructoid.com/review-resident-evil-6-235326.phtml

Other Scores:

Eurogamer - 6/10
IGN - 7.9/10
The Verge - 4/10
G4TV - 2.5/5
OXM - 8/10
CVG - 8/10
StrategyInformer - 8.0/10
Videogamer - 6/10
Gamespot - 4.6/10
Destructoid - 3/10
GamerZines - 75/100
Gametrailers - 8.8/10
Digital Spy - 4/5
OPM - 7/10

I don't know about you, but when I only have $60 to spend on games, I start looking for reasons not to buy titles for a better value. Sifting the wheat.

Play the DEMO, and remember; after the fumbled camera controls and clunky game mechanics, you'll have plenty of Quick-time-Event to button mash your way to another movie scene. Better games are coming out.

And you don't owe a long standing series anything; it's their job to bring originality and innovation to the market.

To me it looks like quite a few reviews gave this game an undeserved 4/5 or 8/10. Honestly if this game didn't have resident evil in its title and all the familiar characters, we would be seeing more 4/10 and 3/5's. Jim sterling is never one to disappoint. :)

But he has been one to miss a point. >:-C I remember the first few videos he posted on the Escapist when he jumped over. He was a dick and often twisted points to suit his narrative. If he's different now, good for him. I stopped watching. Yahtzee does it for laughs, Jim tries to be taken seriously.

Nieroshai:

WMDogma:
Resident Evil 6 Review

Remember when Resident Evil used to be about survival horror?

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Yeah, back in the first game. That changed with number 2. Sorry, it's an action series about Umbrella.

Huh? What gameplay differences were there that you find Resident Evil 2 is not a true blue survival/horror? I can't think of any serious gameplay differences what would change the difference.

Either way, I'm not going to judge Resident Evil 6 before I play it. Capcom's finally blowing the "survival/horror" bridge on Resident Evil and finally focusing on making it an action game. I want to see how good it is. :)

WoW from the tone of the review I thought he would of given it 2 and a half stars.

The problem here to me, is that action games are what's selling and everyone else who was known to go their own way envy that thus trying to make their games as close yet not recognizable as say Call of Duty as possible. I can be wrong here, but all sorts of games have been taking a turn ever since COD sold over 7 million games or more with MW3, and how successful Gears of Wars is being.

Thank god we least have a few games that still try it's best to be original and work out like Skyrim. Yeah I know it's not much different then Oblivion but hey you don't see the Dovakhiin pick up a Ak-47 shooting up bandits and getting with friends from online. >_> ... I'll go to my room now am sorry everyone.

Nieroshai:

WMDogma:
Resident Evil 6 Review

Remember when Resident Evil used to be about survival horror?

Read Full Article

Yeah, back in the first game. That changed with number 2. Sorry, it's an action series about Umbrella.

Well, Umbrella was more or less finished off in CVX. 4 was detached and 5 dealt with the fallout of Umbrella going under and the tech to create BOWs hitting the black market. 6 deals with the fallout a bit more (President is assassinated because he was going to say what really happened during the Raccoon City incident), but with both the main games and side stories (like Revelations), it's clear that the series is currently at 'Bio-terrorists verses anti-terrorist organization'. Which definitely isn't a horror setting.

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