Another Resident Evil 6 review: Horrifyingly awful
In recent years the Resident Evil franchise has lost what made it good all those years ago, and while long-time fans feel as though the series has been going in the wrong direction and away from what made it so great in the first place, there’s also the fact that we need to realize that things need to change in order to keep the franchise relevant.
Capcom has tried to do this with Resident Evil 6, as they have tried to mix horror with action and many fans will say that they have failed, along with an early review. While there have already been some reviews that have seemed pretty positive towards RE6 there was one that went for the jugular and said “The Resident Evil we knew does not exist anymore”, the review also went on to say “Capcom has definitely lost and all we have to do is live on memories.”
He went into his review hoping that Capcom would be able to rekindle the magic that was lost once Resident Evil 5 was released, but instead the reviewer said that RE6 is mediocre at best and does not deserve to call itself a Resident Evil title. Do you share this view, or is it going a little over the top?
We can understand what is being said in some respects, because the purists will hate the notion of a zombie being able to take you out with their own weapons, as well as the puzzles not testing your brain to the limits like they once did back in the day. Then again David Persians seems to have it a little wrong, as the enemies with the weapons are not the zombies.
However, we do get what he means though, there are many aspects to RE6 that are a bit of a letdown apart from those already mentioned. The AI partners in Co-op should not be there, the game does not scare you like it once did, and lastly we hate the fact that in Co-op it becomes almost impossible to die because your partner will do all they can to keep you in the game.
At the end of the day Resident Evil 6 will never be the same as the original was or even RE4 for that matter because we expect different things these days, but at least Capcom has tried their best to get a balance between survival horror and action, just hope they have not swayed too much towards the latter.