posted by p_robberts (EAST WENATCHEE, WA) May 25, 2013
Member since Apr 2012
I rented RE6 with the intention of keeping it for the low price listed, but after playing through a couple chapters it just sat in my PS3 and I couldn't convince myself to play again. I finally just mailed it back after realizing that even if they gave it to me for free I probably would never play it again.
I think the issue I have with the series at this point isn't that this game is such a departure from the great predecessors, but that the series isn't evolving with the industry. The most glaring example is the combat, which is still as unintuitive and unnatural as I remember it being in the origin. Combat is still an exercise of standing absolutely motionless while trying to aim at and shoot a zombie's head in order to conserve bullets, then rinse and repeat. There's just no fluidity to the process like I've experienced in other games, the new Tomb Raider reboot (couldn't stop playing, finished with 100%) comes to mind.
The other major thing is that I wasn't even remotely scared and I even tried playing in the dark... I miss the "survival horror" aspects of the older games, which was the key factor that made me forget about the simplistic combat. RE6 just doesn't have the atmosphere or execution that I loved so much in the other games.
posted by Viewtiful_Josh (LAS VEGAS, NV) May 23, 2013
Member since Oct 2011
I have to say I really enjoyed the game. Yeah, it is not like any of the first games, but it's still fun to play. Although it is sad to see how the real game is dying....
The campaign is really good. You won't be bored, in fact, you'll want to keep playing to know what is happening. This goes for the rest of the campaigns. The game goes back to RE1 and RE2 where there is more than one way to play the game. The difference here is that each campaign has their own missions and story that help understand the whole plot. If you're in for the story, then you'll have a great time.
The other modes like The Mercenaries is also cool. I'm not a fan of it, but for those who are I'm sure you'll get the same thing as other games.
There is another mode, which I'm not liking. It's called Agent Hunt. It's fun and interesting since you take the role of the enemy: zombies, mutants, and other disgusting creatures. Most of the times I've played are where I am a zombie, and really, being a zombie in this game is bad. I hate how I don't have a fighting chance to even hit my target. People sometimes just stay in one stage just to get points while they keep killing you. Being other types doesn't help either. It just seems that they have all of the advantage. It would have helped if they made a whole separate game mode where everyone has a chance to kill anyone. Since the good guys are in the middle of their campaign they're getting all the goods like guns, ammo, and whatnot. It's a good idea, but it could have been better.
The game is great. The controls don't seem to bother me that much. If anything, they seem a lot better than any other Resident Evil out there.
If you're looking to continuing the Resident Evil story, then you must play this. If you want an action game, then by all means play this! It's a game that fits anyone really. A shame for the true RE fans, but it's still fun to play.