"Resident Evil 6", the latest in Capcom's successful zombie franchise, suffers a bit of an identity crisis. The series began its transition from survival horror to a more action oriented game with RE4, and moved further into action territory with RE5. RE6 tries to be both, and while there are certainly outstanding moments in this game, there are a whole host of flaws that hold it back from being the best of the series to date. It is certainly the most ambitious entry into the RE series, with 4 campaigns (Ada Wong's unlocks after you beat the other three), a Mercenaries mode, and an online mode called Agent Hunt, where you infiltrate another player's game as an enemy. The campaigns are all 5 chapters long, each running between 5-7 hours for a playthrough, depending on your skill. That makes for a 20-30 hour game (more if you play the campaigns as both characters, as there are 7 total playable), which is a fair amount of gameplay, giving you a decent bang for your buck if you purchased. Graphics and voice acting are very good, and the story is decent, though, typical of the series, a bit convoluted. Improved is the AI of your companion, and being able to move and shoot is a welcome change. The controls work fairly well, but the camera can be troublesome in spots. QTEs are plentiful and in some cases awkwardly implemented. Cheap deaths abound, caused by failing QTEs or by having the camera wrest control from the player. Sadly these occur often enough to make the game very frustrating at times. Also, the campaigns overlap, forcing the replaying of whole sections, making things redundant. The inventory is awkward, you can pause only in single player, and forget about changing options mid game as bringing up that menu leaves you vulnerable to attack. Checkpoints are not save points so make sure you see the save icon. There is only 1 save file, so no jumping between campaigns. This is a good game but not a great one. Rent before you buy, as it's at least worth playing.
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i had i hopes for this game even before it was mentioned & when it did i was pump for it but after playing it i gave up its a boring generic 3rd person shooter good job capcon on destroying this franchise r.i.p RE