Went ahead and ordered a copy from Wallyworld, and it should arrive next Friday (hate the wait). Honestly, I hadn't been anticipating its release (much like with Dark Souls), but mprezzy (through a recent blog) reminded me it was out. I was excited by the announcement of it a while back, but I tend to forget about these things, since these big games are hyped for so long before they actually come out.
Anyway, the reviews didn't scare me off. If anything, they piqued my curiosity. Call me morbid, but that's often how I respond to the big, AAA titles. If they get panned and they're a premise I'm already interested in, I'm that much more curious to see what's what. And though I never really stopped to think about it, I'm actually a pretty huge RE fan. Every time a game for the series comes out, I'm pretty much there, including the 3DS Mercs game. I did pass on ORC, though, as even in the remotest sense, I have trouble viewing it as an RE game. Looks like DLC for SOCOM if you ask me.
The expression on Helena's face (woman on left) was pretty much my response to some of the reviews for RE6. I was surprised, to be honest. I mean, everyone's favorite RE protagonist, Leon, was back in action. So, I downloaded the demo, which made me feel less confident about the game's quality. Then, I played some more, fooled around with the huge number of mechanics, and I realized: Capcom married Onimusha and Godhand and they had a Resident Evil story as offspring. I kinda got massively interested all of sudden.
But that's not completely accurate. After watching more walkthrough footage than I probably should have for someone not wanting to spoil the entire experience, I realize there's still something inherently Resident Evil about this game. Either way, I can't wait to sink my teeth into the full experience. I love the RE universe, and if I can adjust to the tank controls of the older games, I think I can overcome whatever technical changes this game throws at me. Love the idea of the skill system, and more Mercs? Oh yeah...
Hit me up next weekend if you want to co-op some of the game with me.
I am a huge fan of Resident Evil, but I haven?t bought RE6.
I really don?t know if it is a waste of money or what?
The first RE Games for the PSX and the GC remakes are still the best RE Games, because they contain Horror, real Horror.
Well I love RE 5 to, but there isn?t any horror in it, only action, and there aren?t any real Zombies in there, in my spouse?s and mine opinion.
@kurtven try dead space if you want REAL horror. and as u mention RE6 have action more than horror.
@kurtven re 4 and 5 don`t have zomibes they are las plagas.in re 6 leons campaign has zombies while the others have j`avo.leons campaign has some horror but it also depends what you consider to be horror though.the other campaign i`d say lean more torwards re 5.i`ve a huge fan of re my self owning re1-3,code veronica,both out breaks,re 4-6 and to some people orc also.So i`m a true follower of the series no matter how much they change it.in your case you should give re6 a try.if you have to rent it first.
Seems to have started one of the dichotomatical conversations. (That is NOT a word.)
As always, I find myself headachey (also NOT a word) by the fuzziness of trying to understand people that lambast the game for not being as good as the original and likewise lamenting a Mario or Sonic game for never changing.
Besides, some games are called "groundbreaking," for a reason. I mean seriously, how can anyone expect to top a game/games that are considered in the upper echelon of "all time greats?" That's pretty effin' high standards to hold for new releases. *sigh*
game was awesome!! i beat it with all characters.. i'm down to play some co-op with anyone.. i got it for the PS3.. PSN ID is loc317..
I just picked up this game as well, despite the mixed critic reviews. I can't wait to play it once I'm finished with Borderlands 2.
RE6 does have its issues, but its definitely one of the best 3rd person shooters I've played. It's nice to see Capcom trying to evolve the genre. To me they have got the combat mechanics perfect.Now they really need to work on the pacing and broken parts of the game (eg the snow ski part) and bring back problem solving / puzzles.
It's not just about the scares and gamestyle, there is a level of refinement in the old games that is really missing in RE5 and RE6. I don't mind changing the gamestyle, I loved the old RE games and I also loved RE4 which became one of the best games I ever played in my whole life. But, RE4 had everything! But RE5 and RE6 are lacking and still can't make it into that epic level of games. The reason is simple: The man who can make it all happen and can follow the game to make sure it follows his vision from the beginning till the end is Shinji Mikami, ever since he left Capcom RE was ruined. Which is exactly the story with other big names in the gaming world: Ninja Gaiden and Final Fantasy all went down after Tomonobu Itagaki and Hironobu Sakaguchi left these franchises.
@freefadi good talk man. once the creator left no one can fill the place or even think like he do. Its like writing a novel no one can completed if you left it. This one of the reasons that big names lose their fame and rate.
@freefadi In terms of technical polish, everything Platinum puts out is great. But honestly, I don't think anything Mikami has done since the boarding up of Clover has been particularly remarkable, and there's nothing to indicate that he wouldn't have been equally stifled with this series. RE5 was a complete dud for me, but RE6 definitely feel like -- regardless of where it might miss the mark -- a game ready to move on and move forward. Hitting the level of greatness of the series' past is kinda moot.
@freefadi True. It's funny how these works of art used to come from the artists themselves. It was their vision. But then they become a commodity owned by a company who then just use the name to sell more products which don't bear much of a resemblance to the originals. The same thing happens with the movie industry as well, where the creators don't actually own the name of the works they produce, and thus they get handed off to other people who have no idea what the original creator was trying to do (X-Men 3, Silent Hill 2, and basically any other movie franchise that doesn't have a consistent writer/director team).
onimusha? god hand? This game has nothing to do with them. BAsically they torn most memorably sequences of FPSs and TPSs (such as Uncharted, CoD, Battlefied, Gears of War, etc.) added dozen of QTE, Paper thin story and posted a label RE. The game mixes between terrible and very good. But for every good sequence you have to drag though very boring part. So in the end.....it was the last time I put my trust in Capcom
@Kyrylo Control-wise, the game borrows heavily from both Godhand and Onimusha 4, not to mention Vanquish.
@GeekyDad really? how? Onimusha uses mostly instant hit mechanic and God Hand uses unitque combo combination system. Both have nothing with duck and cover gameplay of RE.
@mprezzy @GeekyDad what absolutist talk ? I really don't remember anything quick shot like in Godhand. Especially if It was melee brawl + super powers. I remember pooting nice combo together though. And I remember that your movements heavily depends on it AKA core mechanic. As for Onimusha I remember it very well
@GeekyDad well, still those games have almost nothing in common. I agree on sliding, but counter is very common feature nowaday and I don't remember something like Quickshot in God hand....I played it qiute some time ago, but still
@Kyrylo To be specific, the quick-shot reminded me of a mechanic in Godhand, the counter reminds me of the counter (with less of a requirement for precise timing) in Onimusha 4, and of course, the slide to cover is something everyone seems to be copying from Vanquish right now.
RE 1, 2 and 3 were so freakin awesome, I remember playing at night in the dark with that constant feeling of tension.. And total relief when entering a save room and hearing that relaxing melody (H). Will never forget.
Also Liked the remake of RE 1 and Resident Evil Zero, both on the Gamecube. Graphics looked damn good! But after part 4 I kind of lost interest in the series. I liked the old style better with the fixed camera angles. 4 and 5 felt more like an action shooter instead of a survival horror.
The series has lost its roots I think. Old skool RE fans surely agree.
But hey, probably a fun game nonetheless.
@brainiac1988 i`m an old skool re fan and to be honest those games were great at the time. but now i found those game slow pace and bad camera angles not fun anymore.the new direction the game is going in is just right.granted they need to bring the scary atmosphere up on the new games. other than that there just right on par with the old games which all of which i own.mind you i don`t own a gamecube.so don`t own the re1 remake and re zero.but they do look good though.
Funny you mention the SOCOM thing for ORC, because after all the static over Kevin V' s review I couldn't help but think the game was "punished" for being a disappointment to his Resident Evil sensibilities.
Had it been a new IP called... I dunno... "Zombieville Task Force", I think it would have gotten a pat-on-the-back 7.0 (and a lot less critical attention).
From the demo - yeah, only the demo.. roll your eyes if you must - I thought it was a rough handling over-the-shoulder shooter with somewhat compelling, tactile gun play. It was nothing special, but it didn't offend me to the point of condemnation and it certainly didn't feel outright broken, which the cellar-dwelling scores suggest. It simply took the franchise further into the morass of overdone modern game convention.
Is it a poor excuse for an RE game? Maybe. But I'm not going to be convinced that the merits of the game were taken with pure objectivity considering the hype and history that surrounds it's pedigree.
@BravoOneActual You pretty much articulated my thoughts on the matter. And yeah, I think ORC looks like a decent squad-based shooter if that's what you're in the market for. Unfortunately, a game like that has a very short shelf life. If the online community moves on, the game's dead.
Just from the demo of RE6, though, I also have a really tough time with terms like "broken" being used to describe the game's mechanics. They're a lot more complicated than they ever have been in an RE game, but they also seem to offer that much more reward once you get them down.
It's a little surprising to me, to be honest, that Van Ord didn't appreciate the controls more, given the fact he was the one who reviewed Demon's Souls, which has a similar stamina system. I love the fact that you can't simply melee ALL the time in this game. You really do have to use strategy. On the flip side, it's a completely different kind of strategy ever required in an RE game. Sad on the one hand, but I guess I'm one of those folks who's willing to accept that the series has changed. I played the older games and the newer games, and I'm not stuck on one or the other. I just love the Resident Evil franchise. Can't help it. :P
@GeekyDad @BravoOneActuali`m with you to on this. i found re 6 controls easy to understand and play.other than figuring out what skills you need the games easy to play and understand.as for orc it a great game i`m not heavyly into tatical shooters.but if you played socom 4 it plays very much like it.my only complaint about orc is the enemies were a little to hard to kill on normal.like you i accept games when they change i love the old and new games equally and never put one over another.like you to i love re franchise along with many other franchises.
I hope you enjoy it. I lost interest as more videos were released, and the demo just killed it for me. I'd been telling myself to be strong and wait for the inevitable "Gold" edition, but I think I'll wait for a bargain-bin rental instead. If ever. The demo is free, and I can't even bring myself to finish it... Still, I'm curious about the game and will end up playing it eventually. So, good luck, and I look forward to reading your impressions of the full game!
@MrMartinLee I was tempted to do the anthology edition, but it was hard to justify the extra $30. Will definitely offer some impressions after playing.
I just made a blog that mentioned RE6. I'm enjoying it a whole lot, and while I'm not really a fan in the first place, playing the recent RE titles is making me more interested in the universe. I hope you'll enjoy the game when you receive it, and you should definitely try to play on co-op when you have the chance. Makes it much more enjoyable in my opinion.
@mufujifi after playing the game and seeing the cross over play i love this game more than ever.as far as i`m concerned this game is still resident evil at it`s core.it the best game i played all year.