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.