Barely has Resident Evil 6 been released around the world and already both professional reviewers and users of aggregate website Metacritic are slamming Capcom’s third-person shooter with extremely low scores
Serves 'em right.
Agree totally about the critics score. I know a lot of shady stuff happens and some scores will be too high and some scores too low because of trolling, but overall the score reflects that it has fallen off BIG TIME in comparison to other titles in the series... However, the user reviews can not be trusted. People will be so angered they will instantly just hit the lowest possible score. I think the user section should have a simple LIKE and DISLIKE button and we get to see the percentage of users who liked the game. Lets face it, most users are not cabible of giving trust worthy scores, but they are capible of saying if they simply like or dislike the game.
i REALLY hope this paints a picture for Capcom. maybe they should just rehire Shinji Mikami as an external consultant or something
I have been saying this for months now! We the gamers can make ourselves heard by a) Voicing our opinions/suggestions on these forums and b) By voting from our wallets and in this case, by not buying this game. I am afraid that this game will still sell millions which is really, a sad, sad thing! I really think that if this game gets bombed at the retail stores like Operation Racoon City did, it just might end up saving the whole RE series. The next few weeks and couple of months are going to be very important. If they can pull an Activision and get away with all the shortcomings of this game while still selling millions of copies ala COD then you can bet your a** that RE is doomed... forever! I am extremely disappointed with Capcom this generation. They used to be one of my favorite companies when it came to video games but now, they look like a bunch of Activision/Kottick wannabes who just don't give a damn about gamers and franchise fans.
I agree almost completely. Sorry dude; but users are people who buy the game. We are scoring 0 because we want RE to go back to its roots. Not because the game deserves a 0- obviously not.
Another game sacrificed to the action/shooter craze. The problem is that the videogame industry has become too big for its own good. Developing costs and marketing budgets have sky-rocketed and companies need to recover the costs in any way possible. This has led to focusing on the most popular genre only and abandoning other less popular genres. The rise of DLC is also one of the ways to increase revenue from a single game. All of this in turn has resulted in low quality, dlc infested and unfinished shooters/games ready to be patched up on day one. Anyone who even tries to make something different regrets it and eventually turns toward the shooter genre for increased profitability. The best days of gaming lasted from mid 90s and until 2005 when gaming companies were small and were driven by passion, dreams and vision instead of costs, revenues and profits. Every developer made what he wanted to make and did not worry about the money. They were passionate about their creations and just wanted to make their dream games. Now developers are slaves of giant corporation management who either obey them or lose their jobs. Ever wonder why all the legendary game creators like Hironobu Sakaguchi, Nobuo Uemetsu, Shinji Mikami, Soraya Saga, Yasunori Mitsuda, Tesuya Takahashi, Masato Kato and Yasuyuki Honne are living a life of obscurity?? They refused to bow down to the shareholders and management. That is the reason we do not get ground breaking games any more and just sequels after sequels and generic shooters. The best days were when gaming industry was small and less commercialized than today.
.... right now the company is all about GREED, not quality.
I actually liked the demo...
I find it interesting to see what's happening with RE6. First off, the notion that the critics are slamming this game is just a bald faced lie. Thanks, for the commentary, but I can see the critic reviews just fine. So far, 15 positive, 5 mixed, one negative. So that's what constitutes "slammed by critics" these days? I don't think so. As for the troll army rising up on metacritic, that happens so often in the user section now it's completely meaningless. I've played thousands of games in my 30+ years of gaming and I've seen few that were deserving of scores as low as 0 or 1. If I let internet over-reaction dictate my playing habits, I wouldn't play anything at all. I'll wait till I see more reviews pop up but so far this is looking like a purchase for me. Maybe not a day one purchase, but I had a blast with the co-op in RE5. If it's anything similar, I'm in.
Lol , whatever you say , but we all know how the sales will be;)
Cant see how anyone can disagree with this. I remember not to long ago Operation Raccoon City was released and the reviews were abysmal. Yet somehow sales were much higher than they deserved. It really is time they step away from RE series for awhile and come up with new IP's.
I'm pretty deep into leon's campaign and so far I really like it.. Alot of people are screaming and crying but I'm enjoying it.. There are some frustrating parts but all in all I'm happy.. Before people blast me and scream let me tell you that I have played and beaten Re1, Re2,Re3,Re4,Re5, Umbrella chronicles, played but havent beaten code veronica... I love the elevated level of character control and the ability to actually move while shooting.
This is about as clear a message as we are going to send them. Let's hope Capcom actually takes "consumer feedback" into consideration when making the next inevitable Resident Evil game.
the only feedback they take is money, if you slam the score of the game, but buy it anyway, your opinion about it is useless.
Saw this on another forum: "Hey hey let's go kenka suru Taisetsu no mono protect my balls! Boku ga warui so let's fighting Let's fighting love! Resident Evil is dead may I present to you 'Gearscharted Resident of Duty Space Evil QTE Edition', Shooty shoot, with the twenty mags of ammo stashed in your biceps. Jumpy Jump, with the new divey dive command using realistic physics captured directly from Tony Hawks falling off a skateboard. Get Tensy tense with our new QTE's, press X to feel tension. Friendy friend, your companion is with you at all times standing and looking at nothing while chaos erupts or using all your herbs in a peaceful valley. Not sure where to feel tension, no worries your companion will help you with dialogue like 'god damned dis place be f****d I'm tense bro'. Spray machismo on your zombie foes with Resident Evil 6 it's like Gears of War only with a different name."
I have to admit, you are trying too hard.
It plays nothing like Gears of War, where in the hell do you idiots come up with this crap. Oh just because it has the Camera down low when you run. WOW, really. So why not say Gears of war copied Resident Evil 4. Fucking retarded
Wow that's harsh.
Resident Duty 6. XD
call of duty at least have fluid gameplay.
Yet RE6 has nothing related to COD, Action. Seriously? Please people wake the hell up.
Yeah people need to shut the hell up about COD. I've never played RE6 and dont plan on it but I know its probly nothing like CoD because no matter what the genre is, action, puzzle, sports, fighting, rpg, it gets compared to call of duty.
I was referring to development cycles. I don't want a new game every single year. I would much rather development teams take 2-3 years to craft a newer experience, similar to how the team making Assassin's Creed 3 were in development for 3 years. I never said it had anything to do with gameplay similarities. Hope this helps the people who don't know how to read between the lines. SMH
they deserve worst and its a fact they are worst than EA which most amers consider a bad company capcom takes the cake eat the cake than buy another one because they don't care if they gain dead weight
Plus they can afford all the cake they want, since they're sucking people's wallets dry with all their scams *cough* sorry, I mean DLC. I can just imagine the top men at the company in a giant meeting room laughing and eating cake while throwing money into the air lol.
Don't matter, Capcom doesn't seem to be phased by it, they're over at LA having parties with nas, other celebs promoting resident evil.
GOOD! Serves them right for trying to "Capture the Call of Duty crowd" By doing this and changing things to gain sales they are forgetting their roots. Just like Devil May Crap. I feel like every time they do this they are telling us "you guys aren't popular enough, I'm gonna go play with the cool kids now" Stick to your roots, make a game that comes from the heart, and we will give you our money. Gamers aren't retarded.
The game plays nothing remotely close to Call of duty... if anything it's more gears of wars like than anything else.
Metacritic does not count.
@ Admiral I said nothing about the game playing like COD. But they stated that they tried to capture the Call Of Duty crowd with this game and it shows. Look at SoldtoChrist's comment! Right there, he even says that he was a longtime fan and disappointed. then 65 agrees! Yes, Jesus just face palmed Capcom A lot of the survival horror elements seem to be replaced by action elements. A tank chasing you through a mansion, Chris getting into the Harrier. Stuff like that. Zombie games and horror games have a great sense of dread when there is no backup or no Calvary. This is more of an action title, not a Resident Evil game. @ Canniban -You state exactly what I mean
''Capcom's third person shooter''. How did Resident Evil become a third person shooter? It's actually pretty sad how developers felt compelled to 'evolve' the series into this mainstream clusterfuck of sub-genres.
As a huge RE fan, I am really disappointed!
^ See even Jesus is upset with Capcom
I just got reprimanded for laughing my ass off for this at work. Bubbles to you my friend.
LMFAO!!...Oh my Go...d...uhhmm....I mean..Oh my GOSH,that's hilarious!
Crapcom shall now face the wrath of Christ for this unholy abomination.
Christ is lame
u still owe me a copy. lol
all i could say is f*ck capcom and f*ck resident evil they have destroyed one of my favorite franchise started with resident evil 5, then all them other fillers in between now, resident evil 6 sucks
I hated the demo. I saw this comin from a mile away. Still think RE4 is the best.
I agree brother along with the old ones :(
After playing the demo, I deleted it. It wasn't good by any means
I agree both you, i'm a hardcore RE Fan by the way, i even think Resident 5 was way better game LOL, this game is very dissapointing. URGH!!
Most hardcore RE fans hated RE5. It's arguably the worst game in the series next to 6. Remake, 2 and 4 being the most praised.
I didn't hate RE5, but I did think it was mediocre. I guess I just am not affected by a series changing. Although it is one of my fav series...since I was a kid... Oh...does Chris fight any boulders in this one?
"Oh...does Chris fight any boulders in this one" ***SPOILER*** No, but he flies jets and drives cars.
@ritsuka666 That's like saying "I like Dynasty Warriors: Gundam more than Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 2".
RE5 at least had fewer QTEs and cutscenes, plus no broken cover system or annoying pill popping to recover each unit of health. Honestly, RE5 is a better game than RE6 in almost every respect.
To be fair, Chris did pilot a jet in RE Code Veronica since his background says he was an airforce pilot.
I didn't enjoy my time with RE6 but metacritic user scores are a total joke. I don't know why that site even has them. It's just a bunch of knee-jerking, man babies crying. I think they should really just get rid of it. But RE6 man, what happened capcom? You were supposed to make up for raccoon city. Seriously big-name japanese gaming is largely in the toilet. It's companies like platinum, atlus, from software, (and nintendo) that are even keeping the spirit alive there. The likes of ninja gaiden, RE, and countless others have lost their way.
I think they should keep them, but have someone delete the idiotic and unreasonable ratings. A clearly well thought out comment as to why they rated it a 4, 5, or 6 should be kept. Any that are doing what they did with Mass Effect 3, going "ME3- Rated a 0 because of "GAYS!" or well thought-out comments labeling it a 0 altogether should be deleted.
An all new sitcom coming to Comedy Central: "Man Babies"
calls user reviews "a bunch of knee-jerking, man babies crying" and then gives a user review saying "big-name japanese gaming is largely in the toilet" wow.
Really? A comment on an article now constitutes as a User review? And i agree japanese gaming is at its lowest point, most japanese Games that were great have gone the way of FF or RE
user score on Metacritic is like 99% trolls, and the review side MC dosen't sure every review they pick and choose which ones they want to use. It's never been a reliable site.
I agree that the user section is full of fail and that MC isn't the most reliable site. The only reason I say this is not because of the idea of the site, but the individual sites that contribute to the overall score. The way I do it is stick to my main 3 sites, a handful of back ups and basically ignore the rest. It has never let me down.
N4G > Metacritic http://n4g.com/channel/resi... Out of 127 reviews, RE 6 is sitting at an average of 7.4.
"Haters,trolls,many review no authentic..."? Its true?I think no,simply RE6 bad game. I huge RE fan(I like RE4-5),but this episode crap.Sad. Resident Gear Warfare 6.
Most people voting RE6 down on Metcritic haven't even played it. This happens with many titles on Meta. I still don't get the Gears tidbit since it's only Chris' campaign that's an action shooter. The rest are all pretty moody and tense. ******SPOILERS****** Like running around those dingy hallways while an invincible creature tries to catch and kill you as you're searching for keys. Or trying to sneak past the Ustanak, knowing the 1st mistake spells doom.
Damn its user score is far below Ninja Gaiden 3. Ouch! Some heads are going to role in Capcom. 3 shitty biohazard games in a row... these are sad times
if u mean operation racoon city then yes if u mean RES4 sy but no, Leon and Ada are RES6 without them the game would get even lower scores
I feel real sorry for who ever paid 14-1600 dollars for the uber limited edition version. they must be pissed right now!
REmake will always be my favorite.
i rented this from lovefilm. it turned up today. i sent it back today, enough said
I don't think there's any hope left for resident evil series. Even the CGI movie and the live action movie is mediocre at best. Capcom needs to lay rest resident evil series and make a new survival horror series.
They can still make Resident Evil scary look at Revelation's I think the next Resident Evil will either be a reboot of the series a much needed reboot or just be the last Resident Evil game. Capcom really need's to stop focusing on all the FPS and shooters out there trying to copy that, it's trying to be something it's not. I'm fine with Resident Evil adding action elements but don't completely change the game to where it's just action. Resident Evil 4 was a step in the right direction had that creepy feeling to it also had action it was a nice mix maybe not perfect still a great game though. Resident Evil 5 was more action it was still a great game I enjoyed it just wasn't scary. If Capcom hasn't figured out yet that shooter's are getting very stale and old( I still do enjoy some shooters) stop ignoring the fan's that made this series popular in the first place listen to them! I'm not going to bash Resident Evil 6 or anything I haven't played it I'm going to play the demo today I still think the game is interesting how it mixes different game styles to the game. I will most likely buy the game when there is a price drop which will be pretty soon because of all reviews I will buy it because I enjoy the story of the series and care about the character's. Leon's story seem's the most interesting out of them all nothing against Chris he's a great character but Leon's gameplay seem's like classic Resident Evil(kinda)
It almost sounds like no one likes this game, i'll give it a fair chance though and see for myself.
i freakin love this game, and yes i have been playing RE since the beginning, people are sheep and these comment prove it, i guarantee half these people are playing it right now, and thinking its actually not that bad once you get into it. i like it a LOT!!!
those of you keep bring up metacritic... you agree GTA 4 is the best game of all time?
GTA 4 is the worst game ever made. I actually prefer Duke Nukem Forever and Quantum Theory over that crap.