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Looking back at Resident Evil 6: was it that bad?

Digitally Downloaded writes: "Resident Evil 6 was one of the more controversial games from last year. It disappointed many, and for many others it was a guilty pleasure. So now that we've had a while to play it, replay it and think on it, where do we feel it really sat?"

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jc485731269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

it's average at best. I wouldn't say is bad, but definitely the worst RE game I have played so far. It's basically Capcom's attempt at making 'hamburgers' just like Team Ninja did Ninja Gaiden 3.

konnerbllb1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

It was an "Ok" action game. It was a poor resident evil game.

Nerdmaster1268d ago

It's better than Resident Evil 5, at least. Not having to babysit your partner and see her wasting your ammo made the game ten times better.

Lysander911269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Yes, next question.
Seriously though, the game tried to hard to shed the series identity and ended up having no identity in the process. It wasn't unplayable and it was even enjoyable at times but it wasn't better than any generic military shooter, and like those generic military shooters, it felt bland and uninspired by just trying to copy success instead of creating it.

banjadude1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Also, an [unnecessary] large amount of QTEs.

DigitalRaptor1268d ago (Edited 1268d ago )

This is spot on, but I'll expand..

Some people are saying that it wasn't a bad game, but it wasn't even a good game in terms of components that make a good game. It was fundamentally broken in terms of cover system, it has a camera that obstructs the gameplay during crucial moments, the poor AI is another annoyance. Then there's the distasteful and excruciatingly excessive QTEs.

Then there's the poor endgame storyline that forces multiple characters to give it a greater sense of scale and urgency, but only one of the characters is worth playing (Leon) for a relative throwback to the horror vibe that was present in RE4 and games prior. Then there's the fact that because you're accompanied at all times by a co-op partner, it loses any sort of tension that should exist - such a poor decision based on one of the most hated parts of RE5 - Sheva.

RE6 is a franchise killer in terms of integrity. It's full of poor design choices that are as clear as day, even from someone like myself who is not a game designer. It destroyed the main component of what makes a Resi game which is to be scary. Even the gameplay is poor by modern action game standards, and it's clear that not only did Capcom go for the 3rd person shooter/CoD/Uncharted crowd, it failed at meeting even that standard.

Leave it to Naughty Dog to pick up the pieces of classic survival horror and run with it. EA’s Visceral can be attributed to that with Dead Space. Then there's Slender and Outlast to continue the revival - a revival that Capcom don't see enough money in, sadly.

FantasyStar1269d ago

FWIW, I liked it. Not exactly "scary" but for what they tried to do (co-op action): I liked what I played. You definitely will get your money's worth with the 4 separate stories. The fact there's split-screen and LAN Support only sweetens the deals.

Pozzle1269d ago

It wasn't the soul-destroying mess that Operation Raccoon City was, but it wasn't a great game either. Just...an average shooter with some bizarre design choices and a nonsensical story. I'd go as far to say that it would have gotten MUCH worse reviews if it didn't have the "Resident Evil" title. Critics seem to be very forgiving of existing franchises, letting them get away with things that original IPs would never get away with.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx1269d ago (Edited 1269d ago )

Odd enough i liked ORC but disliked Re6. ORC was a shooter, yes, but it was also canon to every other RE therefore it didn't sting as bad that it had a crappy soul-less story with no horror. The fact that RE6 was a few months away to give me my horror fix would comfort me...... Now we got RE6 with AGAIN little to no RE feeling in it, only this time there are no RE's on the horizon to look forward too. :(

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