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IGN: Resident Evil 6 Review

Evolution and ambition are only natural for a franchise as old as Resident Evil, as is the need to respect a long-lasting legacy and the fans that have come to appreciate it. But in trying to serve all masters, Resident Evil 6 loses focus and fails to accurately assess which of its elements are truly worthy of being included. When this game is at its height, it sets new standards for the series in every way. Unfortunately, there are no shortage of lows either, taking what could have been an excellent experience and making it something considerably lesser. (PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360) 7.9/10

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realiks  +   1227d ago
Some very mixed reviews. Some sites are giving a 10, others 4.5. Frustrating.
dboyc310  +   1227d ago
Bet if anything the ones that are giving it such a low score are the ones that were bugged that the horror element was replace by the action one. If i would conclude to what i've read about this game so far is that its a 8.5 type of game. Good but not great. Guess if you enjoyed RE5 then you'll enjoy this installment even more.
LightofDarkness  +   1227d ago
The problem isn't that they've replaced survival horror with action (though it certainly doesn't help), the real issue is that the action is... crappy. It's a pretty boring shooter, with a mildly entertaining plot (mostly entertaining because of the polished presentation). This is a particularly poor output; it's almost embarrassing for Capcom, IMO. I hope this game bombs, because frankly, it HAS to or else Capcom will think this is perfectly OK and what the fans really want.

Time to show some integrity, gamers. Don't fall for this one.
scotchmouth  +   1227d ago
Rule of thumb is to never take a 10 seriously
LX-General-Kaos  +   1227d ago
I actually believe Gamespot this time. Retro Resident Evil classics for life.
Blastoise  +   1227d ago
IGN are very generous with their scores. A 7.9 is more or less the equivalent of a 5 by IGN standards :P
HebrewHammer  +   1227d ago
I smell a fat paycheck from Capcom to IGN. Just look at their site! I thought it was the official Resi6 homepage for a moment.
neogeo  +   1227d ago
It depends on the player. I personally don't like it unless I'm feeling brain dead and stoned. My stupid friends with no class love these type of games. Mindless and endless quick time events are great for the poop flinging monkey crew.

"hey mom! watch me mash the button and make the game look like a real movie!"
CalvinKlein  +   1227d ago
it is a shitty action game. Compare it to other action games and it is full of crappy controls, crappy animations, crappy cover system, crappy combat. I'ts nothing but crap.
linkratos  +   1226d ago
Ok this is a problem I have with reviewer mentality. How in the hell does a "good but not great game" deserve an 8.5? Great games should get 8's, good games should get 7's. Based on your own assessment this game should get a 7 or 7.5. We need to stop score inflation!
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RustedMan  +   1226d ago
Not only is the action poorly implemented and executed, but many reviewers fear for the future of the entire industry by what this game thinks is "hip and cool" right now.
I haven't played RE6 yet, but I sense that it's has a ton of intermittent cutscenes (like MGS4), interspersed with quicktime events (like God of War), so the player doesn't feel like they are in TOTAL control at any one time.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1226d ago
"Bet if anything the ones that are giving it such a low score are the ones that were bugged that the horror element was replace by the action one"


Most of the complaints are about quick-time events, how RE hasn't made any improvements, how poorly done non-action sections are, how sloppy the action itself is, etc.

That fanboy argument is not gonna fly, buddy. Either you didn't check out the reviews or you're trying to fool someone.
Kevin ButIer  +   1226d ago
I'll pass on this RE, there are many other franchises out there doing better. I just won't waste resources on this game.
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mafiahajeri  +   1226d ago
Isn't 8 considered great? And 7 good? And 9 excellent? I mean if a 8.5 is not great what is?
schlanz  +   1226d ago

also rule of thumb never to take 4.5 seriously
lastdual  +   1227d ago
This will be a case of "read the review, not the score".

Players who don't mind the action-heavy slant of the new games seem to be enjoying it (although even they seem to dislike Chris' campaign), while fans who were hoping for a bit more horror are not happy.
alien626  +   1227d ago
Well i been playing it since friday and im still in Leons story and which i think its awesome. i do feel the survival in the game so far. Finding ammo and health. I think capcom did a good job with RE6. I cant wait to try out the other two stories once im done with leons.
LOGICWINS  +   1227d ago
"Guess if you enjoyed RE5 then you'll enjoy this installment even more."

Not really. I liked RE5, but I HATED the RE6 demo. RE5 didn't prompt a cutscene every 5 minutes, nor did it have an over reliance on melee attacks.
GuyManDude  +   1227d ago
The sites giving it low scores are respected gaming sites:

Joystiq 2.5/5
Destructoid 3/10
Gamesradar 3.5/5
Gamespot 4.5/10
EDGE: 6/10
G4TV 2.5/5
1up C+
Eurogamer: 6/10

The only top-tier sites and mags to give it a high score are IGN, GameTrailers, and GameInformer; none of which were 9/10 or better.

The other good scores? Random blogs and console specific sites and magazines. The best score? Famitsu (aka that Japanese magazine).

I'd stick with the big guns here, but as always, people should try it (i.e. rent or borrow from a friend) themselves.
HebrewHammer  +   1227d ago
Hey, but a 6 from EDGE is pretty damn good for them lol
FarCryLover182  +   1227d ago
I did not expect them to give reviews that low. This may be what it deserves, but I thought the critics would eat this game up and praise it to no end.
VideoGameJimmy  +   1227d ago
Wouldn't a C+ be anywhere between 7.6-7.9?
Sephiroushin  +   1227d ago

It's something like:

A+ = 10 A = 09 A+/-A = 9.5
B+ = 08 B = 07 ...
C+ = 06 C = 05 ...
D+ = 04 D = 03 ...
F+ = 02 F = 01 ...
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GuyManDude  +   1227d ago

1UP's letter system has 13 scores (A+ through F). As such, you divide 10 by 13 and multiply by the corresponding number for the letter grade (C+ would be 7). The result, rounded up, is a 5.5/10. That's how Metacritic applies a numeric score.

Another way to look at it is there are six possible grades above C+ and below C+. Being exactly in the middle, that would give you a 5/10.

As such, the numerical score from 1UP would be between 5 and 5.5 depending on how you calculate it.

Edit: Their grades don't correlate with school grades (i.e. C = 70). If they did, the lowest score (F) would classify as anything from 0-5.9 numerically. Just doesn't work.
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Carl_Shocker  +   1227d ago
Want to know why theres mixed reviews...because they fell like because it's RE they have to give it a good score...just like what happened with RE5 and FF13 for example.

Give it a crap score and the developer will cut them off from previews, sneak peeks, behind the scenes gossip, exclusive info on a new game, press kits and other goodies etc.
ILive  +   1227d ago
You speak like what you are saying is a fact. Very annoying.
Carl_Shocker  +   1227d ago
Never said it was...

You know what I find annoying, people like you who try and twist other peoples comments....theres no need for it
Kaos_Vll  +   1226d ago
There's nothing to twist guy, your statement implies that you somehow have first hand knowledge of why there are mixed reviews when you haven't a clue like anyone else on this site.

"Want to know why theres mixed reviews?"

That's a question.

...because they fell like because it's RE they have to give it a good score...just like what happened with RE5 and FF13 for example.

"Give it a crap score and the developer will cut them off from previews, sneak peeks, behind the scenes gossip, exclusive info on a new game, press kits and other goodies etc. "

That's your answer, stated as a fact of knowledge.

"my best guess is" in front of that crap you stated would have implied your opinion on the matter. and he's right, it's not the first time and it's REALLY annoying.

You know what my best guess is?

Maybe some of these people actually like the game as much as you guys hate it. Whoa!

The funniest thing is how all the low scores are spot on and all the good ones are bribes.

I'm laughing and crying at the same time, you guys are hilarious!
Knight_Crawler  +   1227d ago
LOL...once you see it you can not unsee it.

The Resident Evil 6 logo is a dude getting head.
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asmith2306  +   1227d ago
A giraffe to be more precise.
MiloGarret  +   1226d ago
Qrphe  +   1227d ago
Some sites are getting paid and some aren't, ergo the mixed reviews.
adorie  +   1227d ago
"try" before you buy. I am in the process right now. I went through the same with Darksiders II, I ended up buying it on Steam cause I felt guilty. It's a really good game to me.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1226d ago
IGN: Pay us and we'll give you a 7.9...
Capcom: Are you kidding me!!?!? 7.9!?! We'll take it!!
j4re  +   1226d ago
Agreed, but with the metacritic now at 68 I think we're starting to see a tend. I believe there's still a market for true survival horror however with the sales that are needed for a game to be deemed a "success" I fear we may never see a true Resident Evil game of old.
Chuk5  +   1227d ago
Just about what I expected.
Irishguy95  +   1227d ago
I thought Ign ditched the whole 7.6-7.9 etc...and were using 7.5 or 8 or 8.5 etc?
realiks  +   1227d ago
It's back this fall I think.
Ilovetheps4  +   1227d ago
They made a new reviewing format when they reviewed Borderlands 2. And with that new format returned the 100 point scale.
wishingW3L  +   1227d ago
IGN didn't even make full use of the scale of 10 and now they went back to the scale of 100?
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iNFAMOUZ1  +   1227d ago
yeaa, good game but not resident evil, leons campaign is just about it, but even thats only 7 hours long.....lame, capcom ruined resident evil, too much action, gets boring,
TheDivine  +   1226d ago
Leons campaign is 7 hrs long? Thats freaking amazing then as theres a shitload of seperate campaigns. Most RE's take 10-12 hrs total so this is what 20-30?

I didnt like the forced co-op in 5 but it was still a stellar game. Every other main title was good. Revelations was amazing. Il take a leap of faith on this one. Im one of those that loves the RE QTE's. 4 did it before Uncharted so its not them following this gens games on that one. Cover, yea that sucks but as long as the storys good and the games fun im in. Idc what anyone says this game looks amazing.
TrevorPhillips  +   1227d ago
Why, Capcom whyy!! :'(
CaptainPunch  +   1227d ago
I knew this game would be crap from playing the demo.
v1c1ous  +   1226d ago
a 7.9 is crap? dude we seriously need to rethink the whole scoring thing.
CaptainPunch  +   1218d ago
By crap I mean it's not as good as it could of been due to Capcom's greed.
richierich  +   1227d ago
Well the demo sucked so I cant see the full game being any better
Nick5538  +   1226d ago
The actual game is much better than the demo. Believe me, I thought the demo was pretty lame too, but after getting about 1.5 hours into the game things really start to pick up.
Der_Kommandant  +   1227d ago
Resident Evil 6/10
madara0sama  +   1227d ago
The demo was horrible and I imagined the same with the full game. I would of prefered a RE 5 style of controls instead with more horror element focused on one character kinda like 4. Multiplayer should stay in multiplayer modes. RE 4 was an evolution and RE 6 is cancer.
Saleem101  +   1227d ago
I don't care about the reviews I'm buying the game regardless...
Trenta27  +   1227d ago
Sucks for you.
Knight_Crawler  +   1227d ago
A fool and his money.

While your at why dont you buy a Justin Beiber album and pre-order Black Ops.
TheDivine  +   1226d ago
Your right we should just all follow this mob of sheep here on N4G that decided this game sucks before it releases because some sites gave it a low score. Dont think for yourself. We will think for you.

BTW popular things like Black Ops suck because theyre popular. Disliking them makes you hip so follow us and hate on Apple, COD, and whatever else we decide is cool to dislike. /s

I dont care if you have it and dislike it. I dont care if it sucks. What i dont like is people who decided after the 1st trailer it sucks and belittle those who either enjoy it or are willing to make up their own mind. If you earned your money spend it on whatever makes you happy. That isnt foolish its called noneyadamnbuisiness.
Carl_Shocker  +   1227d ago
Why waste your money, spend it on something worthwhile or put it away so you can put it towards AC3, Playstation All Stars or hell...the Nintendo Wii U.
vickers500  +   1226d ago
Maybe he doesn't want those or maybe he doesn't want those as much as RE6. Who are you to tell him what his money is worth or not?

Oh right I forgot. You, along with a very large percent of people here at n4g believe you have the right to decide for other people what they will and wont like, and what they should and shouldn't buy.
Carl_Shocker  +   1226d ago
I was giving him options vickers don't put words in my mouth and try to twist my comment so you have something to argue's immature.
vickers500  +   1226d ago
You said he would waste his money. How is he wasting his money if he's going to enjoy it? You weren't "giving him options", you were telling him he was wasting his money, which isn't something you get to decide. Just because it would be a waste to you, does not mean it would be a waste for him, but apparently you didn't consider that possibility at all, because you think you know what he will enjoy.

I'm not putting words in your mouth, I'm translating what you said. Just because you didn't directly come out and say it, does not mean you didn't say it. Your meaning was clear. And please spare me with the "immature" crap, I've seen you post quite a lot on this site and you are far from a mature person.
j-blaze  +   1226d ago
according to ign and gamespot RE5 is better, go check their reviews for CoD games and GTA4, ign gave a 9 to Kingdoms of Amalur and 7.5 for Dragon's Dogma....gamespot gave the first AC a 9 and Skyward Sword got 7.5 yeah screw journalists!

i bought RE6, the game is no where near those scores
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dirthurts  +   1226d ago
More power to the guy who is willing to make his own judgement. Bubbles.
I have enjoyed many games that received mediocre scores.
One of my favorites was Dark sector. Very meh scores, but I played through that game at least 3 times.
Same with Crysis.
Some people just appreciate things in games. Just because the review has a negative opinion, that doesn't make it a bad game.
aquamala  +   1226d ago
I'm still getting it. With best buy's $20 certicate for preorder, and price matching fry's 49.99 price. The cost of the game to me is 30 plus tax. And I'm sure I can get at least $5 for the preorder code (extra mercenaries mode map).

After a playing for a month, if the game sucks, I'm sure I can sell it used for at least $30. So the game costs me... nothing, might even make a profit!
ritsuka666  +   1227d ago
This is just a tragedy for us all players of old school RE....SHM guys... ;_;
DivineAssault  +   1227d ago
Yep.. Guess capcom put too much xbox into this.. I beat all the RE games so ill get to this one as well but only when its around $30..
Saturne3  +   1227d ago
yeah the inclusion of japanese games into xbox360 was the worst thing that ever happened this gen.

games like devil may cry, final fantasy, resident evil, silent hill, etc all were influenced by xbox360 addition on the market since then.

M$ made japanese gaming a bad joke for the most part.
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dragonrage00  +   1226d ago
Man fanboys just need to stfu
Saturne3  +   1226d ago
the truth doesnt hurt and im not blaming M$ directly im blaming the japanese publishers that want mess their games up.
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ShaunCameron  +   1226d ago
Well you have only Sony to thank for making the PS3 too hard to develop games for with the Cell processor and limited RAM memory making the XBox 360 the lead console for most multiplatform ventures in turn.

With that said, I agree that some Japanese-developed games would have been much better off as PS3 (and Wii to a lesser extent) exclusives. Not because of the 360's supposed hardware limitations but because of the 360 audience's general lack of interest in just about anything even remotely Japanese.
sedx  +   1227d ago
Its not resident evil unless it has Ink ribbons(auto save feature off)8 inventory slots,and NO lame chapter select(thats right if you miss something you have to wait next game).
Trenta27  +   1227d ago
I cancelled my preorder, but it sent anyway for free. Capcom really wants me to play it.
Grap  +   1227d ago
they probably cut all the content in the disk just to mess with you. wait crapcom all ready doing that on their games
Axecution  +   1226d ago
Hahaha that's awesome. Free game!
You could technically just not open it and return it to wal-mart even though that's frowned upon haha. >.>
deletingthis34675334  +   1227d ago
That is a bold statement for IGN. I thought they typically get paid by big publishers for not writing stuff like that. Come on Capcom, stop selling out.
Playstation1984  +   1227d ago
more good reviews than bad.
Saturne3  +   1227d ago
Ill get the gold edition just like i did with Resident Evil 5.

It´s merely an action game but quite a good one in fact its probably the best 3rd person shooter with zombies and such since Resident Evil 5.
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KillerPwned  +   1227d ago
As a die hard Resident Evil fan I cannot wait to get this game tomorrow. As for reviews that is great and all but this is a game that can truly only be judged by your own opinion.
asmith2306  +   1226d ago
What a cliche! As a die hard Resident Evil fan, I can say that the demo for RE 6 was a really bad experience; not just in terms of RE but in terms of third person action games in general. It didn't even get the basics like camera, shooting, inventory, etc. right.
ILive  +   1227d ago
You people are making it as if those who want to get the gaming are doing a major disservice to the universe. You people need to grow up. I am also pretty sure that this is going to be followed by either an ignorant or smart comment.
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oldfriend86  +   1227d ago
I consider myself a diehard RE fan, but I don't feel I can play this game and give it an accurate opinion.

Half of me still has an agenda against Capcom for their more recent games and bad business practices, while the other half is looking at the downward slope of RE, after Shinji Mikami left.

Playing the game now, I feel I would concentrate on everything bad and I can't/shouldn't give an opinion about RE6. Of course, it doesn't look like I'm missing much. lol
GrahamGolden  +   1227d ago
LUCRETIA AND MIKA where are u guyz !!!!

cmon and def that pile of shit i am waiting for excuses lolol

gamespot 4.5/10 when kevin gives a 4 to a aaa triple game u know its a 4.5/10
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chasegarcia  +   1227d ago
I bet RE6 is a good action game.

Some reviewers are just mad because they want a horror RE. Capcom does not want to make one because the top selling RE games had less horror in them.

I think they should make two versions like COD. One more horror and the other more action.

Anyways, be in the look out for a version with all dlc.
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CalvinKlein  +   1226d ago
I bet its actually a crappy action game probably like re4 and re5.

Crappy controls, crappy animations, crappy gameplay, crappy cover mechanic, crappy lifeless shooting of boring guns at boring re-hashed enemies that have far worse death animations than the dying guys in Medal of honor on the PS1. It is a bad action game when you compare it to other big budget quality 3rd person shooters. Re4 was good for its time, but re5 was way outdated and im sure this is still way behind quality action games like uncharted, gears of war, mass effect, dead space, last of us in pretty much every area of gameplay.

There are tons of great 3rd person action games out there, im not going to play a crappy one just because its called Resident Evil.
linkratos  +   1226d ago
RE 4 a crapy action game? Sounds like revisionist history. I think you meant the building block or most modern TPS's?
brich233  +   1226d ago
did you play the demo? the gameplay was terrible. 7.9 is being generous since other reviewers like gamespot gave it a 4.5.
Kos-Mos  +   1226d ago
ign=ignore forever after their 10/10 on gta iv.
Yodagamer  +   1226d ago
Yea because ign was the only website to give gta 4 a 10 .s (not defending ign, but of all things to ignore them over gta 4 isn't the greatest excuse)
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hadouken182  +   1226d ago
Frustrating indeed. All they had to was stick with the premise of leon mode in this game could have been great. U dont get it capcom..
nofallouthero  +   1226d ago
leons campain is the best the rest is pointless
wastedcells  +   1226d ago
Another franchise killed by a developer who keeps releasing sequels while trying to follow the leaders instead of carving a new path. Almost feel bad for them. Forget about trying to appeal to Americans and just make the game you want play. One thing about Americans the Japanies should learn is that they don't forgive or forget.
wastedcells  +   1226d ago
Remake the first game and rediscover what made it great. Or at least make the next one in a mansion and make it work.. This game is bad. Makes me sad every time I turn my ps3 on and try to like it. Like I'm forcing myself to play telling myself it will get better. Spoiler it doesn't.
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josephayal  +   1226d ago
best Resident Evil game so far
cm_  +   1226d ago
the destructiod one was worse ,the guy was basically pissed off as he thought it was like a michael bay film lol. the gamespot was a bit of a poor review too, it might not be great but there review was a low low mark. resident evil 4 was a watershed moment, its when the game made greater steps towards the action genre,it seems kind of inevitable this is where its going to end up after the last 2. only question is where do they go next?
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