I had started writing this article months ago, but had never published it. I had just finished beating Resident Evil 6. Beforehand, I had read much negative buzz about the game. Of course, this drew me to play it more.
I had played the game to completion, and found that it wasn’t as bad as I had read.
The game splits you up into four different story arcs. Each with their own set of heroes and vastly different attitudes. Most are throwbacks to older Resident Evil aesthetics, but there’s one with a brand new feel.
Part of it felt like Resident Evil 5, and another felt like Resident Evil 2. For parts you get to fight against hordes of zombies and get freaked out like in the older games. In others, you get to destroy lots of strange monsters.
Ultimately, the game looks better than Resident Evil 5. Everything is cleaner and there is less screen tearing. If Resident Evil 5 got complaints of straying from the horror genre, then I don’t see why Resident Evil 6 wouldn’t be the same. I never really got spooked too much, but I had loads of fun plowing down strange creatures.
Some people really miss that, but has the game not been veering away from the survival horror genre since Resident Evil 4? Perhaps I’m not purist enough. I shrug my shoulders and tell people that I had fun with this game. I was given enough diverse play styles and an interesting story. I don’t really ask for much more.
Why all the hate? I think people don’t like the direction the series has gone. After so much experimentation, and hitting the nail on the head with Resident Evil 4 it must be difficult to please everyone. There’s remakes, spinoffs, and too many sequels. Fans always have certain expectations of a series. With a series such as this, it is impossible to please everyone.
I think Capcom put out a fun game. What else needs to be said?