You realize that gaming has changed, right? The controls of the original RE's were horrible, the game was super slow etc. Today everyone would complain A LOT about these things. Most of the scary moments back in the original RE's were pretty much related to these horrible controls anyways. If the controls would have been like in RE6 the game would have been a joke. But imagine going back to the original RE style.... besides the extreme hardcore RE fans no one would buy the game......
totally agree with syrential, the scaryness about the old ones were the controls. But also the lack of ammo! So to make the game more enjoyable SEAN, choose the hardest setting on your first playthrough of RE6. You will be scared again like you were when you was a child!! Thats if your not scared to try it!!!! LOL
I've been reading a few of the reviews for Resident Evil 6 and the majority of them are absolutely dire, Gamespot gave it 4.5/10.
I've been a fan of the series since the original was re-released on platinum for the PS1 so it won't put me off buying it but you do feel, to some extent, that this is either going to be the final game in the series, or the next game will be a re-boot of the franchise all depending on just how well this sells.
@J. OConnor, do you really take the major gamesites reviews serious? Some of the crappiest games get high ratings (especially by Gamespot and IGN) only because the developers paid them, obviously. Just take a look at the GTA4 reviews, that game was NOTHING like it's predecessors, yet it got a high rating. Now RE6 isn't like its predecessors and it receives bad ratings because of that, when Capcom announced a million times that it's not going to be a survival horror game.
If you want serious reviews I suggest you to browse a little around youtube. For example this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YNdseKn2hI That's a true review, not from some biased gaming website.
To be honest after reading the major gamesites I don't think they reviewed it badly because it wasn't like previous games...its just a bad game full stop. It can't seem to make up its mind if it wants to be based on survival horror or a 3rd person shooter...unfortunately this has caused it to be a terrible version of both of these genres, unable to find an identity of its own. Lets be honest and it wasn't part of the res franchise and was called something different, with different characters would so many people be defending it?
No I personally don't but many do because they believe the "journalistic integrity" some of these sites proclaim themselves to have when writing reviews, I mean I read the review for Sleeping Dogs and it was done by someone that hated that type of game, and that thought it was too violent (it's about triad gangs what do they expect?), and yet still gave it a fairly high score which makes absolutely no sense given how fairly poor the review was.
I mean I've played Resident Evil 6 and honestly I don't like it after completing one campaign, getting stuck at the end of the second and finding the third impossible, but that's just my inability to play it, I'd mark it at worst a 6.5 - 7.0, because of the amount of cut scenes, QTE's and very poor management of camera views during the game, it's certainly not as bad as the majority of reviews would have you believe but i do not believe it's as good a game as some of the previous titles either.
Well TBF GTA4 was really good, RE6 less so on its their own merits. Review scores aren't just about how like the previous entries in the franchise the latest one is after all. Yes RE6 suffers from coming after RE4 and the earlier RE games in our memory (so did RE5) true but it also suffers from just not being that great. GTA4 was progression on from GTA3 etc, but is also a great game in its own right.
I think there is more horror on this game than RE5, I mean that game had none. This game has some real nasty looking enemies and boss fights in Leons campaign, I've only played up to the second chapter, but already I've been freaked out a few times by some of the set pieces and being jumped on by these freaks. I think the game is pretty damn good so far. Only thing I don't like is when I have to waggle the stick to shake the zombies off, feel like I am playing track and field or something. Other than that it's good for me. I like it better than 5. Which I played a lot.
I didn't find the controls horrible, still don't now. And there is nothing wrong with a game being slow paced. Does every game now need to be a high octane action intensive QTE ride? No. To be honest, a trip back in time game development wise may actually do wonders for the current market which is saturated by the above mentioned style of game we have now. Not saying to limit them to PS1 era mechanics, but to bring back RE in it's original glory of having an open location that you need to actively explore and find your OWN way through the game. Rather than be guided by a nav point on a flashy hud that is all but pointless seeing as RE6 cannot get any more linear if it tried.
I wouldn't relate the "scary-ness" of a game to its controls, though the controls in the earlier versions of the game did contribute to the difficulty. These were obviously revamped for Resi 4, which for me personally, was easily one of the scariest entries in the series....at least until you got to the castle and it all got a bit panto-ish.
Survival Horror is really supposed to be about overwhelming odds, vulnerable characters and a severe shortage of weapons, ammo and curative items. Doesn't sound like a lot of fun, yet it was something we all enjoyed back in the day. But just as Resi 1 defined the genre, Resi 4 turned it on its head....focussing on action rather than survival. That doesn't mean I didn't see the Game Over screen about 50+ times!!!! Will any game ever surpass the awesome cabin-survival section?!
Resi 5 & 6 are definitely more action heavy and I agree with Sean in that this has taken away from the suspense of the originals. Resident Evil was the survival horror of choice, rivalled only by Silent Hill, which was still a very different game that could happily co-exist. These days, you can still pick up the likes of Dead Space and enjoy some bona fide suspense and trepidation in conjunction with amazing visuals and slick controls. Unfortunately, games of this nature are few and far between.
So while I'm enjoying Resi 6 because I am comfortable with the characters, controls and environments and because I am enjoying the action, it definitely isn't the game that it used to be and I can fully understand the disappointment that many feel in this regard.
Absolutely terrible game guys. too much pressing the right button at the right time and not enough action. camera angles are absolutely crap. story line not there at all. Resident Evil went way wrong here. wont be playing the next one. might just replay 2, 3, 4, and 5. Disappointed with how crap it is.
yeah your right the controls in the first resi were like blocks of wood---but once you got used to them were ok---this game if we judge it as a stand alone game is just a disaster!! the swimming bits are terrible--the climbing bits are terriblke--you can just stall a boss fight and the timer will kick in and trigger the next scene!! its just a badly programmed game--so please dont stick up for this mess--look at batman--a fantastic game with a whole city to fly about--its time to put this series to rest--in the crypt!!