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GF Rating
6.9

4606 ratings

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Trying not to be horror but action. . . and fails.

posted by lemieux (CHAMBERSBURG, PA) Oct 15, 2012

Member since Apr 2007

13 out of 19 gamers (68%) found this review helpful

For fans of Resident Evil it is obvious that the horror element is nearly gone from this series. It is trying to go the way of an action series now.

Sadly the game fails at this and it is not just a simple fail. But an epic, glaring, red hot poker in the eye kind of fail.

The controls are VERY rigid and hinders the gameplay. Storytelling is weak since you are thrown in and have to "unlock" items to the go back to read about story.

One strong point of this game is the graphics. They are incredible. If the controls and storytelling were better this very well could been one amazing game.

Sadly, the flaws are too great with this game to really bring it back (pardon the pun) from its slow and fustrating death.

Unless you are a hardcore Res Evil fan this game is only worth even trying if there is nothing left to play. Honestly, hardcore Res Evil fans may be forced to admit the flaws are too much.

File this game in the coulda, woulda, shoulda been great category.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

An Action Game Cliche Sandwich!

posted by capthavic (ATHOL, MA) Oct 9, 2012

Member since Mar 2011

15 out of 22 gamers (68%) found this review helpful

First just let me say that while I normally can respect differences in taste/opinion but in this case, to the people giving this game a 7-10 what were you smoking to make RE6 seem good?

Right off the bat you may as well forget the name Resident Evil is anywhere in this because of all the games since 4 this is the least RE game yet. Gone are scares and tension because you you will always have a partner, and that is one of the fastest way to kill any fear or tension. This is just another action third person shooter that happens to have zombies and other monsters in it. Conserving ammo and health will almost never be an issue and the game pretty much expects you to kill every enemy in your path. The only time I ever was in danger of running out of ammo or health was during boss fights and that only because they are bullet sponges that take forever to put down.

The camera is pulled in too close, clunky when in tight spaces, and doesn't auto turn when you do a quick 180 turn with character. Even if you switch aiming settings to laser sight it still feels stiff and awkward.

But the worst thing about the game is just how unpolished and poorly designed it is. During Leon's campaign I lost count of the number of instant deaths from something I had no way of seeing coming, a subway rain from behind and an ambulance outta nowhere being the most egregious.

Chris's story (aka "Gears of Duty") was better in that regard but had its own glaring issue. This is when the game gives any illusion of survival horror and becomes a shooter. The problem is despite the increase in enemies (with guns usually) they didn't increase the ammo drops in kind. Towards the end of his campaign I was getting swarmed with enemies but constantly running out of health and ammo. The culmination of this being his final boss fight where I was down to just a knife and one bar of health!

This game is just a sub par, unpolished mess that tries to appeal to everyone and fails in every respect.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Solid RE Game (If you liked RE5)Especially on Coop

posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Oct 3, 2012

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Member since Feb 2012

18 out of 27 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I just got done with Leon's game on coop and it was a blast. It wasn't like i thought it would be but it was fun none the less. The intro is so good, it is like a movie. I thought that it felt short for some reason, either way i don't care i like this game. it seemed easy on veteran but still fun. the only real problem i have had so far was with the tutorial they make you play. i felt held back but it was cool. i just wanted to go guns blazing and start killing zombies. The last boss seemed too easy, but again fun. Now i don't know if it because i haven't installed the game or what but the graphics sometimes look shakey in the cutscenes. i don't know it it is worth full price of admission because it is so easy but it is def worth a rental. i will give it an 8 overall. There is basically a horde mode also where you kill as many things as possible. Hooking up with another player seemed quick and easy. I am going to go play the other campaigns now but i just thought i would put a better perspective than the other reviews on here before anyone got the wrong impression. I will say rent it first though because it did seem short but that doesn't make it bad because i want to go replay Leon's campaign now with my new game +. Fun game. don't listen to the critics unless it is game informer who gave it a fair review unlike all those haters.

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