As I started the game I immediately saw many of the issues reviewers were discussing and I thought I was headed for a let down. Never the less, I understand that not all games have the luxury of instantly capturing that thing in every gamer that makes you say "Wow," this is one. But, with a little perseverance, like 30-45 minutes, a truly entertaining game reveals itself.
As the game develops, the fluidity of its functions begin to take off and the intensity grows with each step. The mechanics open up and your off fighting the zombie onslaught like you had hoped to. If you are able to not force this game into something that it is not I believe you will find a real thrill.
I highly recommend playing with another. I picked up a random patron and we set off through four chapters. Never had so much fun with a stranger, who became a friend, in a long time. That was a pleasant breath of nostalgia.
The cover system and the ability to slide, roll, dodge and leap to your back blasting from the ground with a shotty is just flat out fun. The boss battles are intense and the zombie AI isn't as bad as people say. I actually like the fact they are dumbly wielding a weapon, while some are in armor and others are good ole brain dead targets we all love to mow down. Yes, some of the puzzles can be a waste of time but others having you saying, "I can't believe I was that stupid," creating a good laugh at your expense.
I am only through one character play through but anxiously await to play the reaming three. In closing, if you are fan of this genre of any kind I highly recommend giving this a shot and implore you to let it develop. Patience is key through the first half hour and then it is off to the rescue. Happy hunting -
posted by mrman1234 (LITTLE FALLS, NJ) Oct 9, 2012
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This game looks and feels like they took resident evil 5 and just added a worse storyline. The graphics look 2 years old alot of time, the game mechanics and gunplay is redundant at best. This series needs to go back to its roots, a horror survivor story with action that ramps up and then it goes back to horror. The story needs to be less convoluted and the characters need to have more interesting personalities. There is almost no difference between chris, jake ,and leon. They are all the same guy with a different haircut. All in all, please stop expanding the RE scope in each game, condense it, bring back the horror survival, and give us a more complex protagonist and a please identify who the RE antagonist is. You need a better bad guy.
Its a solid Resident evil, a much better game than 5, however, while the multiple story lines are cool and add length to the game Leon's is really the only one I've thought to be outstanding, taking you back to the root of the evil with zombie enemies and chaos . Overall I find it to be visually great and a step up from 5.