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Submitted by Pozzle 718d ago | opinion piece

What's With All the Dismal Resident Evil 6 Reviews?

Resident Evil 6 is in a pickle, caught in a narrow, lightless corridor of its own design and swarmed by critics using words like hacked off limbs to bludgeon it into Metacritic mediocrity. (PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

NYC_Gamer  +   718d ago
Resident Evil 6 is just another game ruined by trying to be all mainstream while taking a crap on original fans
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csreynolds  +   718d ago
What he said.
FunAndGun  +   718d ago
What they said.
GrieverSoul  +   718d ago
What they all said! :)

The sad thing about this game is that its called Resident Evil for the simple fact that that name alone sells. If the name sells the game, it means fans want more of the same they had the last time with the obvious upgrades, new plot and improvements where needed. But the core of the game, is there. Hence the Resident Evil name.

However, thats not what people are getting. This is Modern Warfare 3 in 3rd person, not a Resident Evil game.

EDIT: And Im not saying its a bad game. Though, its not my cup of tea. Still, I think if Capcom named it B.O.W.s Warfare it wouldn´t of backlashed like it did. But it wouldnt sell has many copies as it did with "Resident Evil" words on the cover. Hell, look at the Racoon City spin off... Terrible game all around but still managed to sell a few millions copies.
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Digimortal  +   718d ago
B.O.W Warfare. What a joke. The game is Resident Evil not COD, not gears or any other type of game. It's Resident Evil the whole way through. Using that excuse of "Oh its action so there by its not Resident Evil" Is such a stupid aspect to say that this isn't RE. Is there elements of Survival Horror in the game? Of course there. Does it bother me that action plays a big role it in? NO cause it makes sense to the story and thats what makes RE, RE. For me it does.
Robotronfiend  +   718d ago | Funny
My Roomba has better AI than RE6 companions. In fact, I'd prefer to have the Roomba as a co-op partner - at least it could vacuum up extra ammo or something.
kparks  +   717d ago
funny u said that because in leons campaign u shoot some little bomb robots that look like roombas me and my roommate were laughing about it.. the game is absolute crap tho..
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HebrewHammer  +   718d ago
What it said.
segamon  +   718d ago
what everybody said.
SolidGear3  +   718d ago
That's what she said :D
rezzah  +   718d ago
Well said.
Dlacy13g  +   718d ago
The demo left me feeling conflicted. I honestly felt like there were some things to really like about this game...but man for every one thing you liked it felt like there were two or three things that just annoyed.

I wish they had never gone the direction of co-op for this series in campaign. I would have been more than happy to see them do some kind of objective horde mode for this but having that coop character present just takes away from the experience of you against the odds in my opinion. I liked the feeling of just walking / exploring and hearing nothing but the sounds of the area... not your stupid coop partner saying something lame every 30 secs.

Its just one of many examples of where I think this series went wrong.
kparks  +   717d ago
Exactly this game tries to be everything

leons= half ass RE attempt no puzzles or bosses worth remembering matter fact i dont remember there being any bosses except for the main guy WTF!!

Chris= Modern warfare attempt! enough said!

Jake= James Bond lol yes from the flying out the back of the plain, jumping snowmobiles off cliffs and even jumping a ninja bike off a 40 story building AND LANDING haha. and lets not forget what makes all bond games SHERRY!!

too bad it fails hard at it all
Eyeco  +   717d ago
Its a game series that's finally lost its identity, you can't even call it a survival horror, let alone a Resident Evil game.

But that would be fine if it was at least a good action game but its not, the game is completely generic and forgettable.
RivetCityGhoul  +   718d ago
"What's With All the Dismal Resident Evil 6 Reviews?" its pretty obvious reviewers don't like the game idiot.
Feldman9000  +   718d ago
And its pretty obvious this site is trying to cash in on hits. I didn't click it. I like how troll articles get approved on here constantly that are basically duplicates
miyamoto  +   718d ago
First of all they ruined Chris Redfield's integrity & character.
Carl_Shocker  +   718d ago
I think Piers was the problem aswell, he sucked, he's just a bland, boring character that I just couldn't care for, just like Sheva in RE5

Same goes for Jake and Helena...they all brought other characters down

Barry should of been Chris's partner along with Jill and Rebbeca in his team and Claire should of been with Sherry/Leon...maybe a small helping hand from Carlos.

Seriously adding pointless characters to the series when others who fans like havent been used for ages bugs me about Capcom

Glad they wern't used now though since the game was so crap.
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Kratoscar2008  +   718d ago
Ark thompson (RE survivor protagonist) should be with Leon.
miyamoto  +   718d ago
Agreed!
MasterD919  +   718d ago
I liked Helena more than the other allies...At least she had a bit more to offer. Piers is another story though. I'm hoping he meets his demise in the campaign, although I haven't had a chance to see yet for myself.

Jake as a character is cliche to the max as well.
Whitefox789  +   718d ago
Haven't heard anybody saying Billy Coen....
vork77  +   718d ago
what about Billy Coen?
Sevir  +   718d ago
To the author of the article
Enjoy the game for yourself, the great thing about this medium is that there will be things you love and others will think its either ok, dislike or Hate and on the flip side for you. It's all subjective opinion.

Me personally, I enjoy it. There are plenty of questionable design choices but a few bad implimentations of controls but not enough to mar the experience totally for me. And at this point I'm ok with it. It isn't broken but it isn't polished either. What it is is solid enough for enjoyment for me.
darkride66  +   718d ago
That's what the bulk of reviews seem to be saying (aside from Gamespot and the plethora of wordpress blog sites out there). When you check out metacritic, the majority of reviews are positive, a handful of mixed and one negative review. It certainly isn't the slaughter that some of these sites are painting it as.

But that's the internet for you. As I stated in another post, if I let internet over-reaction dictate what games I played, I wouldn't play anything at all. I had a blast with the co-op in RE5. If 6 is anything like that, I see no reason why I'd pass it up. Sure they aren't the RE games of old, which is too bad, but it's not like that suddenly makes them bad games. Same happened with Dragon Age 2 in my opinion. On it's own merits it's not a good rpg, but held up against the original it doesn't compare, and most of the posters you saw just couldn't deal with that. Personally, I had fun with DA2. The only really problems I has with it was when I was comparing it directly with DAO.

I'm sure RE6 is much the same. From what I understand, there are moments in this game that are sheer brilliance but there are also a number of lows. To me, that sounds worth a play-thru.
aquamala  +   718d ago
Enjoying it too, has flaws but no way this is a 3/4/5 out of 10 game
Dread  +   718d ago
I really do not get why so much hate. It seems that people forget that RE 5 was also an action game. RE 4, had more survival, but it was, IMHO also an action game.

The last real survival horror RE was probably ZERO for gamecube and/or Code Veronica for Dreamcast.

I do agree that it has some issues that affect the experience, but the game is much better than most games released this year, and definitely not a 5 out of ten.

But whatever, to each its own, I hope that the people who actually play it,like me, enjoy it.

(I also have a feeling that lots of the people hating on this game have not played it, or have just played the demo for a few minutes.)
doogiebear  +   718d ago
Saying that it's better than most games released this year, doesn't really mean much considering that this year was so-so. And by the way, it still isnt better. I have $10 psn downloads that are way better (sound shapes comes to mind)
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SovereignSnaKe  +   718d ago
-I bought it as well, but I got it for 40$, I'm soo addicted to Borderlands at the moment that I'm saving it for later this month. I think this article is right on when he says the series is like a child that we all helped raise, We weren't necessarily bad parents, we just weren't there when they needed us most. We were neglectful Parents, we love our children, but we just weren't paying attention, In other words, we raised Amanda Bynes. -_-
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   718d ago
I have to agree with you. The critical success of Resident Evil 4 which many considered a crossroad between survival horror and action. Then Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 4 was an even bigger success which gave it the push in the latter.

In the end, everyone is to blame. The gamers for supporting the games and practices which make this generation what it is now and the companies for continuing them.

It's kind of like a crack addict and a crack dealer....
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doogiebear  +   718d ago
Resident evil 4 was still relatively scary, just plain great game, high in tension, and NO forced duo-partners/co-op. So no, we're not to blame for the failures which are RE 5 & 6. Resident Evil 4 never stooped to their levels of mediocracy. Resident Evil had hints of things to comes, but Capcom took things too far and completely ditched what made 4 good. If RE 7 were like RE 4, but with no melee attacks, and alot less ammo acquisition, THEN that would be a Resident Evil that is just as worthy as the first three games.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   718d ago
That is true. Everything about Resident Evil 4 made it stand heads above many games. I just wished it didn't got rid of limited ammo and saves (or at least have an option to make it so). I would have also loved that melee attacks couldn't kill anything just provides a means to escape but then again Plagas weren't necessarily zombies.

Resident Evil Outbreak had the right idea for what I wanted for the series and I was happy to see Resident Evil 4 got rid of the tank controls that alot of naysayers had problems with (even though I enjoyed them.)

I just wish for a game was a fusion of the two in which I was ecstatic to 3.5 might have been that game.
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bryam1982  +   718d ago
just dont buy it people or wait till hits the 20-30$ next month usually this kind of games prices go down fast cuz well they suck dont support capcom whit this piece of garbage or they will do the same to RE 7
KwietStorm  +   718d ago
What's with Resident Evil 6?
ritsuka666  +   717d ago
It's a Poor Man Gears of War clone...
Kran  +   718d ago
Because its bad?

That's what's up.

It's like the further into generations Capcom go, the worse they get.
LiquidSword93  +   717d ago
Bad games generally get bad scores. I mean ign like to do w/e the f*** they please but gs seem to be fairly honest. Why are ppl surprised at re6 scores? Have you even played it?
whoyouwit04  +   717d ago
I was one of the people defendig this game but after playing the demo I have this to say, If this was a new ip then this would be a great game but this is RE and it sure doesn't fill like it. But that said, it is a good game it just should have been titled somthing else with different chacters.
MrRedfield217  +   717d ago
nuff said

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