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Submitted by Pozzle 1133d ago | opinion piece

Resident Evil has gone off the deep end

Resident Evil 6 is a prisoner of its own expectations. It’s a game that’s hindered by the genre it helped define. (PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

franko  +   1133d ago
What a retarded text. "three campaigns"??? What?Ada Wong is in some other game? The game is great.
Warj  +   1133d ago
I don't think RE6 is as bad as many made it out to be... from a gameplay perspective. Yes, the poor Uncharted copycat moments, bad camera and many other little things lack the level of detail and polish of RE4, but it is still playable and enjoyable most of the time. Of course, as my brother said, when the Gears of War/COD ripoff campaign is the smoothest and best of four there is a problem.

The major issue with the game is how stupid it is. What should have been an epic and dramatic story, instead remains buried under every action cliche ever concieved. Having some explosions and over the top moments is fine, but when 2 zombies jump on a car, forcing it to immediately roll over and explode with the characters in it, and then they walk out unharmed. You've nuked the fridge and then jumped a herd of sharks with said fridge.

That's right a herd of sharks.

And that's within the first ten minutes of the first campaign. It only gets more ridiculous with each new character and hour. I died twice on Jake and Sherry's final boss because I was laughing so hard.

It is a shame because the game hints so strongly at being an amazing title. There are so many great concepts marred by poor execution. Part of the problem is definitely Capcom and its recent trend of copying the worst (but richest) Western developers. And part of it, if we are honest with ourselves, is that gaming is moving in a different direction than what it was in our pasts.

And since sales numbers dictate the direction of games, I'm guessing when Leon blows his nose in RE7, the tissue explodes.
Benjamminkno  +   1133d ago
Wow. Yo have strong feelings about it. I personally think that the original remake on Gamecube is the best of the series. Re:2 and 4 were decent, but the remake is everything that the original wasn't. Plus, it was scary. I can remember being too frightened to play the original.

I haven't played it, but if 5 is any indication, and people liked that, I just don't think I'm missing much. They've strayed away from isolation, puzzles, and story. I would almost be happier if they kept "a" mansion in every game. Just make it different in regards to design, story, bosses, puzzles and enemies. Why not have a "crazy guy build another mansion and trap characters in it to see if they can survive?" Then we could justify another mansion full of zombies and puzzles. Make it an experiment or something. Get back to the basics!
theWB27  +   1133d ago
Your missing a great game based on other peoples opinion...that's crazy. People keep composting they older titles..who's to say that they wouldn't have been crazier of not limited by the hardware? And to say RE4 was any more scarier than 6 is a complete lie...that game started this new trail and people praised it and now they give you 4...count it 4 distinct campaigns and people still cry. Leons campaign felt just like the older games just with more bells and whistles. AND FOR THE LOVE OF ME..HOW MANY TIMES CAN THESE PEOPLE DEAL WITH ZOMBIES AND MONSTERS AND NOT HAVE ENOUGH BULLETS? Eventually they would be smart enough to be prepared especially since one is in the freaking army. Todays society consists of allot of complainers and crying cause I'm not getting EXACTLY what i want...this id another example of people downing a lot better game than a67 rating.
Warj  +   1133d ago
I did play the first ten minutes of the Gamecube re-make. Scary as all get out. And no, I don't have strong feeling about it. I just get ranting sometimes. I don't think it is a bad game and would make a great rental for some laughs. It's just really stupid even for a popcorn flick.
Kurylo3d  +   1132d ago

You say, " how many times can these people deal with zombies and mosnters and not have enough bullets?"

Well nothing wrong with coming prepared... but when zombie dogs drop shotgun shells when they die. Its a problem...
CerebralAssassin  +   1133d ago
Ok let's be honest here. Resident evil is NOT scary. It can be intense. But not scary. The reason it might be "scary" to someone is because the controls of the old games were crap. You fight the controls more then the zombies themselves. RE6 is a great game. For the direction they are taking the series it does its job well. And this mansion crap is rediculous. Why do you want more of the same shit? If they made RE4,5, or 6 like 1,2, or 3 you all would be bitching about the game being the same shit. You are all a bunch of hypocritical cry babies. RE6 is a great game. You people are fools and don't know a good game when one is on your tv. The gaming community continues to disappoint me every single day...
Benjamminkno  +   1133d ago
Then it should be called "City Evil" not "Resident Evil". It doesn't have to be the same. It set the standard for surival horror, and now it is nothing like the original. It's just an opinion, and right now the consensus is RE:6 is lame. Get over it.
Warj  +   1133d ago
You read what I wrote or just have no tolerance for a different opinion? I didn't say it was a bad game. I said it lacked polish and was stupid in terms of the plot's poor execution and over use of action tropes. If the series wants to go more action heavy that's fine, I just want it done well so that I can appreciate the story and not be scratching my head wondering how I can hurt/kill a monster with my fists that a mountain tunneling drill could not.
CerebralAssassin  +   1132d ago
Warj I didn't say you aren't entitled to you opinion. I'm just pointing out that for what this game does, it does it well. Resident evil has always had a stupid plot. It's about zombies man. The game IS done well. And the survival horror genre is dead. Sorry to disappoint you guys but even dead space is going away from this. From everything I've seen, the game is given crappy scores because its going away from the survival horror scene. How about we rate a game for what the game IS. not what is USED to be. If you don't like the direction the series is going that's cool. Whatever. People just need to stop being tools about it.
@ben there's nothing to get over dude. I enjoy the game. No one fuck is given about anyone else liking it. My problem is the game being rated for what it used to be, not what it is.
Benjamminkno  +   1132d ago
I disagree, it should be rated as a RE game.
Why? because RE is considered one of the most valuable franchises there is, and giving a low score, and explaining why everyone thinks it should have a low score means Capcom will change their methods in creating future games in the series, and they should.
Resident Evil should be held to a higher standard. That's just the way it is.
CerebralAssassin  +   1131d ago
@ben I understand that to a certain point, any sequel in a franchise should be compared to previous entries. But it should NOT be rated based on it. I can tell that you treasure the old skool RE games and are disappointed in the direction they are taking the series, but who's to say this wasn't their ultimate goal for the series? I think they would have taken this direction sooner if the technology allowed it. RE6 is an awesome game with great detail to character models and scenery and great bells n whistles. If your too blind to see a great game like this one because you are living in the past, then I feel sorry for you. But to rate a game and give it a low acore, no matter how good or bad it is, just because it doesnt play anythijg like it did 6 games ago is just plain stupid. And if thats truely how you feel and your not trolling, you are a true narrowminded dumbass and Your comments disappoint me.
Cueil  +   1132d ago
they really did a good job with Chris Redfield's campaign... the ending was especially good
Nerdmaster  +   1133d ago
People used to say "there's no reason for the tank controls anymore!" and "why can't we walk and shoot at the same time?". Nowadays, people cry saying that the better controls takes away good part of the sense of fear...
Cueil  +   1132d ago
I yearn for the days of people wanting to move and shoot...

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