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Capcom comments on the mixed reviews for Resident Evil 6

Capcom’s Christian Svensson has issued a small comment in regards to the mixed reviews for the recently-released multiplatform title, Resident Evil 6. (PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

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Stuart5756  +   1226d ago
He would never man-up and and admit to been disappointed would he! Or admit that they could have done a better job with the game.

Zeixama  +   1226d ago
Why is Svensson replying? Was he in the team who produced RE6 directly? He is a middle-man. He should send all reviews with low scores about RE6 to Capcom Japan for feedback on their faces, of course the translated version. Guess they don't know English; that's why they can not learn from mistakes, effectively. A bad video game franchise can sell millions, but not forever. Time is the master of change.
Baka-akaB  +   1226d ago
Uh ? it's his job to respond he's a PR spokeperson .
adorie  +   1226d ago
Anyone smart enough, here, on this site knows PR is mostly hot-air. I'd rather hear what the developers have to say. Not a corporate mouth piece with no real opinion.
Campy da Camper  +   1226d ago
The problem is the casual market is not hardcore. Us lifers (39 years old started out on Pong, yes Pong) have such an attachment to the games we grew up on that any change in the formula sends us raging.

We are officially the old guys standing in the yard in nothing but old man underwear screaming at the "youngins" to turn that crap music down. It is the same with anything, really. I stop on some of the cartoons they play on Saturday and am appalled. I think back to He-Man, Batman, Scooby Doo, Hall of Justice it's Sponge Bob Square Pants.
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MaxXAttaxX  +   1225d ago
This is my favorite comment:
"I suppose the warm reception Resident Evil Revelations received from critics and gamers said nothing to Capcom. However the sales of ORC did."

dboyc310  +   1226d ago
Mixed? the majority of them are bad.
AdmiralSnake  +   1226d ago
According to metacritic, you're wrong.

Currently viewing it, 21 Positive reviews, 18 mixed and 4 bad reviews.

So excuse me good sir, where did you get your information from ?

I never realize out of 43 reviewers.... 4 bad reviews = the majority... LMFAOOO...
Iceman X  +   1226d ago
Hmm if you call 50-70 mixed??? i called that bad, and yes there about 20 of them 50-70. So let's see about 21, 80-100 then about 18, 50-70 then you got 4, 0-40. That's pretty bad. This guy called 50-70 review of a game mixed LMAO, we call that BAD.
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Hicken  +   1226d ago
What's the point in having a scale if you're only going to use half of it?

A 50/100, 5/10 or however else you want to put it is middle of the road, mediocre, and average. Yes, it's bad when compared to that 10 or that 100, but it's not when compared to a 1. Since both ends of the spectrum are on the scale, you can't just ignore one end and say "Even though the scale goes THIS far, only THIS half of it counts." May as well just use 1-5 (or 1-50) in that case.

Average is not bad. May not be worth the current asking price. May be only worth a rental. May be a title that could have been a WHOLE lot better. But it's not bad.
adorie  +   1226d ago
People still use meta critic to gauge a good game?

That sound is garbage.
cooperdnizzle  +   1226d ago

Um. 50% is bad, go up to your teacher and say "Hey i got 50% I'm right in the middle you can't forget about the other side of the scale" Any good school system wants you to have 79% Or better, that to me and most Americans should be what passes for good. 78% does not cut it. And to be a good game you should be well above that. Most deves these days are lazy corporate butts
Tainted Gene  +   1226d ago
@ hickens

Tell that to all elementary and secondary schools... even college for that matter.

0%---59% is an "E" aka Fail

Thats just how it is 70-79% is what is considered average in gaming (supposedly) and in school because 70s is the median were game scores typically fall.

edit: I didn't refresh my browser and missed cooperdnizzle's post
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RockmanII7  +   1226d ago
@hicken That's the major problem with game reviews nowadays, but that is because journalists give bad games a 5/10 and average games a 7.5/10 so people using scores have to follow that suite. If not, we'll say bad games are games with 3/10 scores and average games are games with 5/10, but since reviews give bad games the 5/10 then we would be saying that bad games are average and no bad games exist.
DarkHeroZX  +   1226d ago

Admiral your missing the point. The fact is for a big title to have an average Metascore of only 66 is terrible. Yes there are some very positive reviews but Those mix and 4 negatives put it in the bad category.

Its offical, Capcom is the new Sega.
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geddesmond  +   1226d ago
Thats how dudes in his position are supposed to reply. They can't come out and say. All those sites giving RE6 bad reviews are assholes because those sites will just write bad articles about Capcom. He has to be humble about it.
showtimefolks  +   1226d ago
If resident evil does actually sell 7 million like capcom expects Than I would loose a lot of hope in gaming community being able to step up and raise their concerns as one voice. Speak with your wallets don't buy this game new buy it used give your money to GameStop or someone in eBay or craiglist rather Han capcom.

People always hate on EA but atleast they have great partners programs where the developer can keep their IP and atleast they make efforts with some new IP and take SE risks. And hate EA all you want but most of their games are quality titles

Capco. To me has fallen the most this gen, coming from a caring about gamers and their games last gen to now only caring about making sequels after sequels and charging for on disk dlc or every character or skin in a fighting game. I know right now capcom is still worth over a billion but if but if they keep this up I think within next 5 years a bigger publisher will buy them out

Capcom is heading the THQ way and just look at THQ over the last 6 months. Hopefully like THQ capcom will open their damn eyes and realize to change before its too late


CDzNutts  +   1226d ago
Heavy Rain is one of the best games I've ever played.
Vortex3D  +   1226d ago
That's how I do it on games I don't fully agree.

Wait for a price drop.
(I don't always buy used anymore because of contents locked)
If I completely disagree, then skip it all together.

That's the thing I don't understand about fans, why force yourself and waste your money into buying games that you don't agree with. Remember, nothing is more powerful than when the game sales drop. That will get the publisher to hear your complains. Somehow too many fans still think they are going to pay full $60 and then complain. Wrong method.

I have several online friends that all have bought RE6 but I haven't. Even they asked me to buy the game now so that we can play together, my answer is I'm going to wait until the price drop first. (After played the demo, I didn't quite like everything they did to the game).
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aquamala  +   1226d ago
about 3 hours in, really enjoyed it so far. beautiful looking game.

reviews that say it's a 4/5/6 out of 10 is just trolling for hits.
Sevir  +   1226d ago
I agree, i love it. it has its faults but this isnt a 3 like destructoid said or a 4 like gamespot s
At just 3 hours into Leon's campaign its already a solid 8.5. I don't like how almost everything has Case sensitive button prompts but I'm getting use to it. I think they looked too much at Uncharted. Uncharted had just the right amount, perfect balance but this has way too many in trying to be cinematic. But I like it. It's pretty good so far.
ShaunCameron  +   1226d ago
I just finished the Jake campaign. It has its flaws such as the overabundance of QTE's and weird camera angles, but overall it's a cool game. A solid 7 to 8 out of 10.
showtimefolks  +   1226d ago
instead of trying to please everyone with 4 different campaigns how about just have one 8-10 hrs campaign but make it much better and make it less QTE

I mean i love heavy rain and asura wrath but those games were built around that while RE series doesn't need QTE
Chris558  +   1226d ago
Capcom You Mad Bro?
legionsoup  +   1226d ago
Since when is a message board Just wow.
Muffins1223  +   1226d ago
some people are just stuck in the past..just because its not the same as the old ones does not mean its bad.
Gamerpeanuts  +   1226d ago
I played the demo and it was clear to me, the videogame I grew up with, that would keep me up at night had been ruined, after stomaching RE5 and ORC, I was done...mainly, the gun-slinging zombies did it for me...I like you Capcom for making Resident Evil. Sadly you would be the one to ruin it for me too.
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Arcanine  +   1226d ago
Good im glad that even Capcom has noticed how upset We (the fans) are . they need to apologize on their behalf and earn are money and respect. they have been rushing projects, ignoring our feeling, and giving out incomplete games for DLC purposes.... WEll WE WONT STAND FOR IT ANYMORE WE WILL FIGHT BACK WITH OUR WALLETS... WE WILL SUCCEED... I HAD A DREAM THAT ONE DAY OUR WALLETS WILL NOT BE TOYED WITH.!!!!!!!
drizzom  +   1226d ago
I can agree with your sentiments but you need to stop being so goddamned dramatic about it.
Arcanine  +   1226d ago
im good very calm bro im doing my hw and being online felt like being an a$$ and being funny, yes i was going for dramatic lol
ritsuka666  +   1226d ago
The only thing which needs to be said about this game.

I am disappointed in Capcom, severely disappointed.... -__-
Information Minister  +   1226d ago
You're not the only one. Have you seen the user score for this game on metacritic? Ouch!
TheLyonKing  +   1226d ago
As gametrailers said it is a great action game but RE is really a shell of it's former self they way the direction is going they should re-name the game cause it sure isn't RE.

The biggest scare in the game is finding out you bought action and not survival horror.
FOXDIE  +   1226d ago
I am glad that I have not bought a single game from Crapcom ever since Street fighter 4, which I really regret.

Oh well, lesson learned!
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1226d ago
This game being such an EPIC FAIL will FINALLY get this franchise the MUCH NEEDED attention that all the OLD SCHOOL fans have been hoping for all this time... hopefully!

...and especially if it can last out of this hole it has been in!
AsheXII  +   1226d ago
The problem is people havent been asking for old school, they have been asking for RE4 style of action game.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1226d ago
My problem is that there are other zombie action franchises out there... this WAS a zombie SURVIVAL HORROR franchise!

I view this franchise for instance like coffee!

I used to get coffee all the time...
Then I bought coffee (RE5) one day, and it was awful...
Thinking the coffee (RE5) was a fluke I went back for coffee again (rented Racoon City)... IT WAS AWFUL...
I've had enough AWFUL coffee (RE) to now admit Im no longer going to that place to get more coffee!

Playing RE6 isn't needed to know it's just another one of the furthest from original concept games that exists...

But the people who are giving this game bad reviews are paid to do so (is what some people are claiming on here). Insted of accepting that people genuinely aren't impressed with this franchise anymore!
Philoctetes  +   1226d ago
RE4 is exactly should have been the new normal for this franchise. Old-school survival horror is a small niche market, but RE4 and Dead Space showed that there's a large market out there for horror-based action games.

If you think about what RE4 and Dead Space did that made them successful, you think about great atmosphere, excellent pacing, tension, and good game mechanics (RE4's controls are dated now, but they were good at the time).

RE5 had none of that. Instead it had forced co-op and zombies on motorcycles. It sounds like RE6 is even worse.

In other words, Capcom doesn't even seem to understand what made RE4 a great game, with the result being that they moved away from all the stuff that worked and added stuff, like co-op, that made the game worse. If they were deliberately trying to ruin the franchise, they would have made roughly the same decisions.
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ravinash  +   1226d ago
Thanks IWentBrokeForGaming, I now have a craving for coffee.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1226d ago

"but RE4 and Dead Space showed that there's a large market out there for horror-based action games. "

You said it yourself. Horror-based action games. Wanna know what's missing in RE6? The HORROR aspect. Which frankly is what made the series appealing in the first place.
cpayne93  +   1226d ago
RE4 was still survival horror, RE5 was just an action game.
ChronoJoe  +   1226d ago
Most of the reviews complain about things like controls and slow-pacing, zombie killing etc. Not that the game is not 'old school'.

Supposedly the plots pretty incoherant as well. In all likelyhood this is probably the last 'regular' resident evil game were likely to see. I imagine future iterations in response to reviews will be much more focused on the action and co-operative aspects like RE5, and much less on horror like 4 or previous. R6 seemed to take a sort of middle-ground and as a result upset fans of both the old and new-school resident evil, hence the mediocre critical reception.
FOXDIE  +   1226d ago
Thats some expensive Coffee your buying !
bubblebeam  +   1226d ago
To quote Albert Wesker from Resident Evil 5..... Ahem.

"Seven minutes. Seven minutes is all I can spare to play with you."

Oooh, even found it;

Don't mean to hate on RE, but could have been much better.
I hope this series can find new light next gen, and succeed where some of these later ones have failed.
BigBoss1964  +   1226d ago
Capcom heads must be throwing a fit at their development team XD
SeekDev  +   1226d ago
I doubt it's the dev teams fault, it's probably Capcom themselves who pushed for the bad elements of RE6 ('splosions!), and the dev team who had to go along with it. Either way, Capcom's still going to give them a mouthful of bad words.
Donnywho  +   1226d ago
I'm still a little shocked that I don't want a Resident Evil game. I've trusted GameInformer since Reiner had blue hair and not even their gentle review can get me to buy this game.

I smiled through an RE5 platinum and tried to stay positive but to be perfectly honest, you lost me at CO-OP. I suppose I was already on the fence before everything was ruined.
yeahokchief  +   1226d ago
That guy is a fucking weasel. DO NOT TRUST THAT MAGAZINE. It is owned by Gamestop. They are in the business of selling games.

Tim Turi must be estatic about the new Resident Evil. I bet he loves it.
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TemplarDante  +   1226d ago
Judging by the way Capcom is ruining their franchises (Dmc and Resi)
When will we hear their adding killstreaks to their other franchises?
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Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1226d ago
you forgot megaman. Right now they've killed 3 of their franchises
Knushwood Butt  +   1226d ago
Don't forget Bionic Commando!
MehmetAlperTR  +   1226d ago
do not forget.. now they will ruin ONIMUSHA !! Da.n you Crapcom..
TemplarDante  +   1226d ago
I dont want to see how they would ruin an Onimusha reboot...
Just.. no.
I have happy memories with Onimusha, if they reboot it they'll add a samurai assault on a crowed Russian Airport. just, cuz it would interest the COD fanboys.
Tito08  +   1226d ago
Same here, they lost Inafune, Okamoto, Mikami, Platinum Games formerly known as Clover Studios, I've never heard of any other publisher that would lose as many talented developers as Capcom.. This is why they're opting to western development, Capcom is almost becoming a western company, cause after Resident Evil, a lot of the new announced IPs are made by western devs, since it was being known since the beginning of this gen Capcom USA is taking more control over Capcom Japan.

I think Japanese devs are getting a lot of pressure from publishers & the media to try to make the game appeal to the western mainstream. It got to a point where there's less love for working on a game. Unlike past gens that gaming was hard but at the same time enjoyable... & like you said, every developer & publisher is targeting at the idiotic & stupid COD fanbase.
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WitWolfy  +   1226d ago
damned if you do, damned if you dont.
CrazyRap  +   1226d ago
ok so now we wait for RE 7 and see ;)
Lucretia  +   1226d ago
not even close. just like when people hated on DMC4, we got the New DMC instead.

capcom will think the series is failing because its not western enough, so they hand it back to racoon city guys.

that is the future of RE.
TemplarDante  +   1226d ago
LMAO Resident Evil 7
Double the QTE of RE6 lmao.
abzdine  +   1226d ago
"I'm fine with people having a variety of opinions about a game."

shut up Svensson.. just admit your game is shit. 600 people to make a shit like this i'm speachless.
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FOXDIE  +   1226d ago
lol made my day!
yeahokchief  +   1226d ago
Let him know. Don't type it here. Send him a message at capcom unity. Send him a message on google plus. Send him a message on twitter.

We need to make our voices heard. He needs to be fired because obviously as the PR guy who "heads their global and strategic initiatives" he is doing a very poor job.

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abzdine  +   1225d ago
i dont use any of what you mentionned above. i'd like to smack him on the face instead for the lies and the hypocrisy he is showing.
i'll try Capcom unity later it'll be the first time i go there.

I found this guy on FB but he blocked the messaging he must have got a load of messages in his face from angry fans.

Everyone should let him know what he/she thinks about Capcom's policy towards fans.
Old McGroin  +   1226d ago
Hmm. I've been a day one purchaser of Resident Evil games since '96. Until now. I'm torn between the mixed reviews. Metacritic shows 14 Positive reviews, 5 mixed and 1 Negative for the PS3 version. Has anyone actually played it yet and is it any good? And no, I don't mean the demo, that doesn't count. Don't know whether to get this or to hold out for Halo 4. Money's too tight to mention at the moment!
KyRo  +   1226d ago
I bought it and while I admit that's all I've played is Leon's campaign so far, I'm struggling to see where the hate is coming from.

I'd rent it. I've played every RE game except RE on the Gameboy and Dead Aim and I'm baffled by some of the reviews so far but I guess I can't judge until I've tried the other 3 campaigns but so far, it's good IMO.
Playstation1984  +   1226d ago
well i been playing it and i like it alot, it's better than 5. to be honest something is not right with some of these reviews. To much hatred against capcom. Theres plenty of hours and some creepy moments and fun action, i only been playing 6 hours and on leon chapter 3 just started.
Old McGroin  +   1226d ago
@ KyRo and Stray_Demon

Cheers guys, bubz for the help, I'll probably pick it up when I'm done with Borderlands 2!

Looks to me like all the hate is basically coming from the fact that it's cool to hate Capcom at the moment, it's even brushed off on some reviewers.
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kparks  +   1226d ago
If I were u I would reconsider.. I bought the anthology just for the old games and all I have played in re6 is leons and im at chapter 3 and its boring there has not been 1 difficult boss fight and the save points are jacked up.. it can save and when u turn the game back on it puts u back about 1 hr in the game wtf and this problem has been in reviews! There is no puzzles at all I mean none! This should not even have been a RE title if they wanted to do this they should of made a new series. The hit detection is jacked I would get hit and killed by a truck and literally be 40 feet away from it leons pistol is so week it's ridiculous take 6 to 7 head shot to kill and why do that when u can run around kicking zombies heads off over and over in half the time I'm playing on professional and only legit died about 4 times it's way too easy! Even the shotgun is weak I think Leon uses a arsenal of air soft weapons!
Carl_Shocker  +   1226d ago
Why don't you get it when it's in the bargain bin or buy it preowned...judging by the review scores this is going to happen shortly.

Hell you could buy the CE when it goes down in price and it would probably be like buying the standard version plus you would get more for your money so even if it is crap least ylou have some goodies to go with it.

Thats what I might do if the CE goes down in price from £129.99 to £39.99

Me - 1
Capcom - 0
Saturne3  +   1226d ago
wth Mikami isnt with them to begin with?
Plagasx  +   1226d ago
Mikami is off making a new true Survival Horror game.
GearSkiN  +   1226d ago
That's all he had to say? Lol
Tdmd  +   1226d ago
Capcom comments on the mixed reviews for Resident Evil 6:

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MilkMan  +   1226d ago
All I can say is, unless you bought it there should be no comments made.
Me and my buddies all bought it and we love. Played all night long. Each chapter in each campaign is at least 2 hours long. Its fun and entertaining. GREAT WORK CAPCOM for updating this old title and bringing it into the present.
It would have died otherwise.
and trust me, when I went to Gamestop the line was around the mall for the mid-night opening. Not even Borderlands 2 had that kind of line.
Carl_Shocker  +   1226d ago
"It would died otherwise"

With it's fanbase it used to have....I highly doubt that
MilkMan  +   1226d ago
For every fan lost new ones are made and let me tell you; I HATE Call of DUTY so its not that I'm some adrenalin e junkie. Cause that seems to be the argument. Resident Evil 6 has more action, but what makes the game great are the controls, they (Capcom) have FINALLY caught up with the rest of the gaming world and applied modern control schemes to their premiere title.
They HAD to bump up the action, the controls themselves warrant it. The old Zombies-off-the-side-of-the-ca mera wasn't going to work anymore.

The're still jump moments, but whats MOST important is that its fun and you feel like the star of the show.

You can always relieve the older titles if you wish. That's a game design of yesteryear.
Its progress.

Anytime a game changes all you hear are the old fans grunting. Metroid, DMC, Dead Space, Tomb Raider, Zelda. As far as they are concerned they want the same game for 50 years.

Nope. If you want to stay relevant you must adapt, or die.
Carl_Shocker  +   1226d ago
Theres a differnece between evolving your franchise for the better and changing it for the worse into a new game for a fanbase which won't give a crap about it once the next COD is out
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Tdmd  +   1226d ago

So, it is all better now because you can walk and shoot? Oh, please... while I agree that this was a necessary change, the game is pure mediocrity and is still far behind every other decent TPS in the market. Furthermore, a TPS mechanics impose no barriers for a game to be tense, moody or even scary - Dead Space is there as a prove that it is perfectly possible for a game to be a good shooter with an excellent atmosphere. Hell, RE 4 was a much MUCH better atmospheric shooter than 6 is, and that is a twelve years old game.
What makes Resident Evil 6 so disappointing is not it's lack of fixed cameras or "modern controls", but the lack of the very same atmosphere that defined it as a successful franchise.

Oh! And btw, they (capcom) did NOT "finally caught up with the rest of the gaming world" in regards of "modern control schemes". Gee... not even close, what a joke..!
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Megaplaynate  +   1226d ago

"but what makes the game great are the controls, they (Capcom) have FINALLY caught up with the rest of the gaming world and applied modern control schemes to their premiere title"

Like throwing yourself at the ground and shooting?
air1  +   1226d ago
I know it is a game.. But his comment comes off wrong in my opinion, this is capcoms baby and didnt even refer to it as resident evil 6, just seemed like what ever its just another game with mixed reviews.
Magnus  +   1226d ago
Is this game really that bad to get mixed reviews? I was gonna drop $80 down for the collection that had the older Res games availiable for download with Res 6. Now I think I might just avoid it now. I tried Res 5 and didnt like it either. I think Ill stick to the older Res games on my PS3 and might crack out the GameCube for Res 4
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insomnium2  +   1226d ago
I have re4 on my GC but I was thinking of buying umrella cronicles and re4 from psn. I'm hungry for som RE and this new title doesn't seem to even be RE.
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lionelbodestrung  +   1226d ago
"Call of Duty doesn't change!!"
"Bah, Resident Evil has changed!"
Man, I'd hate to be a developer in todays market, even the gamers don't know what they want anymore!
Most old skool survival horror games were built around limits of the hardware, RE scary door opens = hide loading screens, Silent Hill Fog = Hide pop in of distant objects.
Some clever developer needs to expoit something in modern games to throw us off, make us feel helpless again. Think i'll wait for The Last Of Us as it seems to try be more survival-ish than the last feew Resident Evil Games
tigertron  +   1226d ago
Difference is with Call of Duty, is that everything about the game is the same. They've made no improvements to the graphics, the physics, the online issues etc. Also, the story is basically "kill this Russian terrorist".

With Resident Evil, it had a great survival horror formula. Sure it changed as time went on, but it turned into something it wasn't - an action shooter where you fly jets and drive cars and do drive cars... At least they got the right balance with Dead Space 2 - a brilliant story, plenty of scares and action to keep both sides happy. Chapter 10 really took you back to the first game, whereas other chapters catered towards the "action centric".
ceedubya9  +   1226d ago

The problem is, it is really difficult to make pure survival horror games in today's market. Dead Space 1 and 2 are great games, but big budget horror games don't seem to be selling enough for these companies to be satisfied. It is a shame, but 1.5 to 2 million copies across multiple platforms doesn't seem to be enough anymore. Even Dead Space is changing now. Whether we like it or not, money talks.
cpayne93  +   1226d ago
Nobody wants Call of Duty to change genres though, and that's practically what RE did. They went from survival horror to action. Action is just whats popular nowadays I guess, Splinter Cell has also abandoned its roots and turned into an action game.

Stealth and horror are almost dead. I want a revival of those two.
Wotbot  +   1226d ago
1 hour in and love the game.

There is way too much hate for games on this web site, it's hard to if there are any true gamers found on this site.
Gamias580  +   1226d ago
He has clearly not gone to metacritic to read user reviews they have an average score of 0.4
richierich  +   1226d ago
I wouldnt call these mixed reviews they were predominantly negative
Old McGroin  +   1226d ago
On Metacritic the PS3 version shows 14 positive reviews, 5 mixed and 1 negative. The Xbox 360 version has 21 positive reviews, 18 mixed and 4 negative. Even if you put all the mixed and negative reviews together from both versions there would still be more positive reviews.
Kenshin_BATT0USAI  +   1226d ago
Depends on what you view as postive. Metacritic thinks anything above 70 is good. Personally, I think anything below 80 is probably terrible. That's just how I was in school. Never anything below 80. Given that this is an RE game at that, I'm shocked that there are even mixed, let alone negative reviews. That speaks volumes.
MizTv  +   1226d ago
i like it
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pabadamus1  +   1226d ago
I am disappointed. Capcom has shamelessly or ignorantly bastardized their long running franchise for the sake of mainstream appeal. I have been playing games for over 25 years and I can say I am not one to reminisce or revel in any perceived superiority of past gaming mechanics. RE is the progenitor and the longest standing franchise of the survival / horror genre and it needs to innovate and change to stay relevant. That includes controls, characters, venues...everything.

I am not going to level any criticism towards what appears to be RE6's divergence from the tenets of survival horror. RE 5 and 6 are more in the vein of action shooter and that is OK. Where I take issue is Capcom's insistence on shoving every current day gaming mechanic down our collective throats. It is as if they took ideas from every popular game in the last 2 years and crammed them on a disk. There is no longer anything unique or different about RE. I would not have been as disappointed if the implementation of the ideas was done well. As it stands it is a mess--from the cover system to the quick time events.

I am saddened that Capcom succumbed to what I believe is a development environment heavily influenced by games like Gears, Uncharted and COD. I love the grand spectacle and bombastic presentation these games offer and I believe RE6 does not lack in that regard. The big difference is that these games have perfected and refined their individual gameplay mechanics to make them industry benchmarks. RE6 had that potential but could not define its core. It tries to be a rainbow of sorts...encompassing every color and hue of current day gaming. The sad thing is that rainbows go away and everyone forgets them after a while.

Thank Gaia for demos. This was a day 1 purchase for me right up to the download....whew!
Playstation1984  +   1226d ago
i like it
KillerPwned  +   1226d ago
So many people bitching about a game sucking jeez. Yeah I get it as a die hard RE fan. This game is not great and its a huge step down from the likes of games such as Re 1,2,3,4.

Seriously though this game is getting treated like its Superman 64 for fuck sake. Its not amazing but its enjoyable. Go to a redbox and rent it for a day if your really sketchy about getting it or go to a friends house that has it to play. Then express your opinion all you want.

I do though have to agree Capcom needs to get their act together and really think about the way they are going. They are already in the shit, it cant be that damn hard to throw in that survival horror factor into Resident Evil once again.
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Nick5538  +   1226d ago
Couldn't agree more. Lol @ all these lemmings that hate on a game that isn't all that bad. Sure it's not the best RE, but there are far, far worse games than this.
DigitalRaptor  +   1226d ago
Isn't all that bad? Firstly, it's a bad Resident Evil game and a bad survival horror game. Now that's out of the way I'll tell you that since Capcom have tried to emulate most recent popular action games to provide a mainstream game for a mainstream audience, you'd think they'd get that right. Surely if they're sacrificing the essence of what makes Resident Evil so great to get more sales, they'd make something as good or better than Uncharted, Gears, etc.

Nope... this is just a terrible action game with offensively excessive QTEs throughout, really uninspired level design, a convoluted story, mediocre me-too gameplay.. a really poor cover system, a broken and poorly responsive camera that obstructs gameplay, and an often stress inducing AI.

So the game has actual technical faults that most reviews are failing to report. The fact that it's such a blatant grab at the mainstream gamer is only a part of the problem.

There are moments... glimmers, of past greatness, but that's all they are. Glimmers.

There's absolutely no doubt that if this was a brand new game from Capcom without the Resident Evil brand name, barely anyone would be defending it like they are currently, and it would share the same light as Quantum Theory does now... that of a sincerely poor game. At least QT didn't ruin the reputation of a franchise.

It matters not that Capcom have put a lot of value into the game, because when you consider most of it is bad, well...
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