posted by ShaneCedtTexas (CONCORD, CA) Jan 27, 2013
Member since May 2012
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When Resident Evil 7 is made, that game will be touted as a "return to the series origins", because this action-heavy game was a critical and commerical failure.
I understand the desire to be like "Call of Duty" and sell as many as copies, but this was a flop and the weakest of the series.
The GameFly Rental description I received talked about the game starts off in the Oval Office, with Leon deciding to shoot the President of the United States. Well, actually, Leon shoots the Prez in a midwest college, but it shows that the story itself is confusing. When playing the game, it feels like you're reading a book in the middle and have missed out on the backstory.
Turns out Zombies have been created by Neo-Umbrella and everyone's getting infected...and it's more of a annoyance than horrifying, really. It feels pasted on.
There are many story gaffs in just Leon's campaign alone. Your lady agent tells you that she'll give you the answers at the Cathedral, even though later in the game higher ups want to know what's at the Cathedral. She could just tell them, but...nah.
So off you go, and the game is just boring. Soon you'll find yourself fighting off zombies in a gun shop. The store owner could release the shutters (which he does later), but nah.
At one point, a douchebag survivor's gun jams. Not realizing he's in a gun shop where there is plenty of guns and ammo, he runs outside and gets killed.
You then fight a Boomer. Then you go to a cathredral in a bus. The bus driver sees one zombie in the road, decides not to slow down, runs over him, crashes and causes a big clusterf--k for everyone.
Then you find yourself in a graveyard and, at one point, have to backtrack to find a dog with a key in his mouth. That's when I gave up and turned off the game.
It is fun to roundhouse kick zombie's heads in. The combat roll is disjointed, but it's fun for me to go Max Payne like and go "pop pop pop" on these zombies with two guns.
This is the worst Resident Evil game I've every played and I've played almost all of them.
Like Resident Evil 4 and 5, this game is designed more like an action game. Resident Evil 6 takes that style much further but fails to provide sufficient ammunition to sustain that style of game play for more than a few minutes.
Ammunition goes fast because the zombies can take a beating and there isn't much of it out there. That alone makes the game feel way out of balance and empty. The lack of ammunition takes away the fun. I actually switched the game to unlimited ammunition but that option didn't work.
To make matters worse, the controls are clumsy and awkward. I won't bother explaining why, it just is.
The A.I. isn't bad but I wasn't impressed either. Having a companion felt unnatural. I would've rather been alone.
It's also easy to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. I got hit by a train many times and died for reasons that weren't my fault. It wasn't about skill. I simply should not have been in the trains pathway or should have know to hold down the buttons that were on the screen instead of pressing them. I also got hit with cars out of nowhere. I guess that was punishment for running away from zombies while trying to ration my ammunition. Again, I was hit by a car, not because I lacked skill, but because I was trying to run in a certain direction.
If you run out of ammunition you can punch, kick, and stomp zombies. But you'll often end up kicking the air while being abused by another zombie. Again, the controls are clumsy.
The save system is horrible. Sometimes I was set back 20 minutes or more when I decided to continue playing the campaign.
Like the first Resident Evil, this game uses herbs as a healing system. Herbs don't fit the style and theme of Resident Evil 6 so picking them up and using them feels strange.
This is simply an awkward game. It's unpolished and clumsy. Capcom should be ashamed for releasing such an unfinis
After reading many reviews (not restricted to this site) I realize that this game is getting a lot of flack. I have been a Resident Evil fan since the T-virus was isolated to a little town called Raccoon City. I have always been a fan of the survival horror genre and I have RE to thank for that.
Having said this, I will say that every game after Resident Evil 3 has gotten farther away from that familiar city, and simultaneously farther away from that genre as well. However, despite that fact, it still does a remarkable job of using the same characters and continues the basic story threads that I fell in love with in the originals.
So, I say, take this game for what it is, a third person action shooter (among the ranks of Gears of War, Army of Two) made by a group that must have stopped to watch every Michael Bay movie ever, and let that inspire the way they crafted the game.
If you are a RE fan, DO NOT pass up this game because it is technically "not like the original." Instead, play it for the pretty good action game it is, as well as, the furthering of the RE universe narrative.