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Once one of the best series of horror, Resident Evil is now your typical Third Person Shooter game, there’s no horror at all in this game I can guarantee you that. It’s unfornate how one of the best horror video games start to change over the years and they become more or less “wanna be” action movies that make you use quick time events to keep the game alive.
Resident Evil 6 narrative is what make this game interesting, you have three campaigns in the game, you have the Leon campaign (which is a “wanna be” terror campaign) Chris campaign (a more action oriented campaign where you play with Chris Refield in China) and Jake campaign (a more fighting and story based campaign).
The 3 campaigns for Resident Evil 6 are the highlight of the game. Each one has its own styles and aspects, we can even say that each campaign is designed to different players so it’s normal if you’re a typical horror player the Leon campaign can be the one you may want to play, if you want a more action based campaign Chris is your choice although it reminds me so much of Gears of War for some reason. If you’re into stealth with some mix up shooting Jake is your choice, but it’s ideal to play all of the campaigns to get the most out of the game.
In the aspect of gameplay, Resident Evil 6 is as I said before a more action oriented, you got so many quick time events that at some point it starts becoming annoying… really annoying, there’s some quick time events that just take too much time and are unnecessary, they are there just to build up hype for the climax, I don’t understand how such a long quick time event can build up hype but that’s up to Capcom.
Shooting mechanics are the same as Resident Evil 5 but this time around you can walk and shoot at the same time! This has been a huge request from the Resident Evil fans for some time, and Capcom finally managed to make the dreams come true.
Resident Evil 6 is the result of what happens when you try to mix up a movie with an action game (see no horror there), it’s a mess. The game attempts to be what it isn’t, even when the story in its roots is horror based, Capcom accomplishes to completely destroy the story and you’ll understand once you finish the game when you don’t understand anything of what happened.
You have to play a 4th campaign that you unlock after completing all of the other 3 campaigns to understand the game completely, to understand the reasons, THE WHY. Unfortunately this campaign doesn’t explain why this is an action game instead of being a horror game that the fans so much wanted and Capcom said it would deliver.
The game is powered by the MT Framework Engine 2.0, and as you know it only supports DirectX9, the game runs smooth at 60 fps with any machine from the last 4 years, the game does not push for your computer at all, but it’s always good to play at FULL HD 1080p. In terms of details MT Framework does a good job, the cities are well detailed and you can see that Capcom really did effort on taking in account smalls details in the city that not many games really give enough attention to.
The art style of the monsters are creepy, you’ll see mixed up animals with human parts which makes you think: “This is really out of hand in here, who would’a thought of this?” Sure it’s strange to think about this but the effects and the shading make the enemies attractive to shoot, at least you get some eye candy to compensate the boring shooting mechanics.
The “Mercenaries mode” is more of the same from the previous Resident Evil titles, and I can guarantee you that after playing these 3 campaigns I wasn’t in the mood for more Resident Evil 6 at all, the only thing that might’ve kept me going would be playing with someone else but even that I don’t really know if I would continue. I wish I could have played Resident Evil 6 with someone because alone it’s a boring game and you get tired of the excessive yelling at the screen due to those quick time events.
Unfortunately Resident Evil 6 tries to be your Third Person Shooter that nobody wants, Capcom is yet to understand that what the fan base want is horror, not this B movie mixed up with quick time events game.
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