Resident Evil 6

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Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6

Resident Evil 6 is one of the most ambitious titles that Capcom has ever produced. It is fair to say that they went all out with Resident Evil 6. Some people say that Resident Evil 6 was a little too much and it would prove to be the last (well as of now) of the more action-packed Resident Evil games.

Four for The Price of One

The story in Resident Evil 6 is massive. The story is set all over the world and it is basically centered around a new virus which is called the C-Virus. The game has four different campaigns that are all interconnected in a very clever way. Seriously I cannot overstate the huge effort that putting this campaign together must have been.

Each campaign has a main character. Leon, Chris, Ada, and a new character called Jake who is Wesker’s son! Each character is joined by an accompanying character just like Resident Evil 5 with Chris and Sheva. Resident Evil 6 does not just have four different people to play as from a story point of view. Each character actually has their own feel and abilities. This does help to keep things fresh and I think it was very ambitious of Capcom to do this.

Can I Play by Myself?

The AI in Resident Evil 5 was not very good. Thankfully, Resident Evil 6 has made some great improvements in this regard. The AI is not super dumb and you will not find yourself cursing at them every five minutes. However, they do give you the option to play it with just the one character if you want and that is my preferred way of doing things.

The multiplayer is every bit as good as it was in Resident Evil 5, if not even better! Seriously if you can get a friend to play through this with you, you guys are in for one heck of a great time.

More Action!

Resident Evil 6 took the action to a whole new level. The series had been getting more and more about action rather than survival horror and this game is the apex of that. You can now run and shoot at the same time, you can roll, slide and in general, the core gameplay is very similar to other 3rd person action shooters of the day.

Some people absolutely hated this! I for one though think that the game doe splay very well. Yes, it is nothing like those older classic games. Yet you can clearly see the level of progression from Resident Evil 4 to what would become Resident Evil 6. Both Resident Evil 4 and 5 sold phenomenally well so it was no surprise that Capcom decided to kick things up a notch for this game.

Level Me Up!

One other thing that was new to Resident Evil 6 was the way the game would throw skill points at you. These were there for you to upgrade your character and while I appreciate the idea and get what they were going for I do feel that it felt a little out of place in a Resident Evil game.

Some Real Bang for Your Buck

Resident Evil 6 could have just the campaign and that would be fine, but there are other things to have fun with here. Mercenaries is a survival shooter kind of game and it is a lot of fun. They also allow for up to 4 player action which is pretty neat. There is some extra DLC that you can get which I would recommend if you do like the multiplayer aspect of Resident Evil 6.

7.5

I can see why some people were very turned off by Resident Evil 6. I though do feel that this is a better game than what Resident Evil 5 was. The story is great, but a little long and being able to play as four characters is fun. The multiplayer that is here is awesome, especially playing through the story with someone. Also, though even if you had to play through the game on your own, I feel that you are in for a good time.

Pros:

  • The presentation is great
  • Four playable characters
  • A very clever story that interwinds each character
  • Plenty of different locations
  • Multiplayer is even better than Resident Evil 5

Cons:

  • The game may have too much action for a Resident Evil game
  • While good, the story does go on a long time

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XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

XBox One

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Nintendo Switch

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

PC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Playstation 4

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

When you look back at Resident Evil 6 it is really inevitable the way the game turned out. Resident Evil 4 took a more action stance, Resident Evil kicked that up a notch and then Resident Evil 6 here took the series as far as it could go down the action route. It may not be for everyone, but Resident Evil 6 is a better game than people give it credit for.

The Story

By the time Resident Evil 6 came along, Capcom had made the story rather hard to follow and there was that many strains of virus I am not sure we needed yet another one, The C-Virus! I see Resident Evil 6 as a culmination of everything that came before it and to be fair, in that regard the story does succeed in closing things off.

You actually have four different campaigns to play through in Resident Evil 6. They all do connect and there are some fun crossover moments too. Leon, Chris, and Ada all have their own story along with a new character Jake who is the son of Wesker. Like in Resident Evil 5, each character has a supporting character.

The Presentation

I do not care what anyone says, Resident Evil 6 is a great looking game. The different kind of enemies and creatures that the game throws your way are really cool looking. There is a lot of diversity in terms of the enemy designs and I think that does help keep things fresh, especially considering you will be mowing down tons of enemies in this game. Another thing that I like about Resident Evil 6 is the different locations that the story takes you to. The game has some great set pieces and these all happen in very different kinds of locations. I am really impressed with how Capcom managed to make the four different campaigns have a different feel.

The Gameplay

The gameplay is where Resident Evil 6 is either going to win you over or not. To be fair to this game I feel that some people hated this game and do hate it without even playing it. Without a doubt, Resident Evil 6 is all about action. It plays just like a standard 3rd person shooter and to be fair, it does what it does quite well.

Like Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6 also has co-op gameplay. You can play with a buddying sitting next to you or with someone online. What I really do like about Resident Evil 6 over 5 is that the AI of your companion is way better than it was in 5. Capcom though does give you the option to play the game just on your own without a side character so they have covered all bases here. That is something they do not get enough credit for when it comes to Resident Evil 6.

There are four campaigns that come together to make Resident Evil 6, but these do not just differ in the story. You will find that each character has their own kind of “feel” to them and this is something I really did like. It makes each chapter feel different from the one before it.

Final Thoughts On Resident Evil 6

Do not get me wrong I can see why Resident Evil 6 and its heavy focus on action was not for everyone. It is not a perfect game, but I do still feel that it is a very good one. If you loved Resident Evil 4 and were able to tolerate 5, Resident Evil 6 is an end to that story arc and it is well worth playing through. I would say that the game is even more fun if you can get a buddy to play it with you.

Final Score: 8/10

Pros:

  • Some amazing set pieces
  • You have four different campaigns to enjoy
  • The action is actually a lot of fun
  • A lot of diversity when it comes to enemies and locations
  • It is even more fun with a buddy

Cons:

  • The game is a little on the long side
  • Some may still not get past how action orientated it is

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