posted by mynameisnathan (CLEARWATER, FL) Oct 31, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
gamers (71%) found this review helpful
I'm a big resident evil fan and was looking forward to this game for years. i was amazed in the first chapter! every flaw that resident evil 5 had was fixed in this game and 5 was amazing too! this game is entertaining and exciting the whole way! Don't know why it's getting bad reviews with me being a long time resident evil fan i like the old and the new games! the only flaw it has is that the camera gets a little frustrating sometimes because it's a little too zoomed in but other than that everything is perfect! 10 out of 10!
gamers (65%) 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.