I hope you guys had a good week. Today, I'm posting another video game review. This one might not fly for some of the gamers. I played Resident Evil 6 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Some of you are probably shocked because this game had pretty bad reviews. Here's my train of thought. I appreciate games when they're fun. Resident Evil 6 might not fit the mold of its predecessors, but it has amazing entertainment value. I'm going to break down the best and worst elements of this game. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the read.
This installment has a ton of variety. I would say it has everything except the kitchen sink. You'll have the chance to play as multiple characters. Each character has their own strengths and weaknesses. The player uses several types of weapons, primarily long range firearms. Do you want to blow up a bunch of zombies with a bazooka? This is your game! It's not really a bazooka, but there are firearms that can dish out humungous damage. This installment gives the player opportunities to drive vehicles. It includes helicopters, motorcycles, Hummers, snowmobiles, and more. This game also has a massive variety of enemies. Yes, it includes zombies. How could they forget the zombies? Some of the zombies are stronger, faster, and scarier than the regular ones. You'll encounter countless mutations. It brings a biopunk element to the gameplay. Many of the creatures are human and animal hybrids and that part is kind of different for the Resident Evil franchise. Some of the mutations are pretty easy to kill and others are more challenging. Either way, they're very cool. I thought several of the playable characters were fun and surprisingly humanized. Usually, video game characters are stoic superheroes with nerves of steel. These characters had more flaws and seemed somewhat relatable. You'll also explore many locations and that part is interesting. Depending on the character and the story's progress, you could wind up in a zombie infested city, a dark and snowy mountain, the rivers of China, etc. Like I said, this game has a lot of variety. Many gamers complained about the villains, but I actually liked the main antagonists. They're not traditional Resident Evil villains, but it was refreshing to see something different. I don't want to give away too many spoilers, but the game has both a male and female villain. There's a lot of tension between the two villains and their personalities are polar opposites. However, both of them are crazy and bent on world domination. It works perfectly fine for a Resident Evil story.
I should talk more about the gameplay. The controls are different than most third person shooter games, but still easy to learn. I thought the gameplay was pretty smooth, especially for the shooting elements. This game gives the player a lot of opportunities for melee attacks and it's very entertaining. Naturally, melee attacks won't be effective against certain enemies. Just use common sense. Ammunition isn't very hard to find and periodically, you'll run across health items. Yes, I consider that a good thing. Some players think a game is much better if everything is sparse. I'm not sure if that improves a game's quality. It just makes the gameplay hard and frustrating. Anyway, the player's ability to aim is pretty good. Head shots are usually accurate. Sometimes, you can take random items and use them against enemies. I encountered a zombie with dynamite strapped to its chest. I grabbed a stick of dynamite and stuffed it down the zombie's throat with awesome results. Boss battles are really entertaining. Some of them are quite challenging, but there's always a way to win. You might have to be a little bit creative. Graphically, some of the bosses are impressive. Run a Google search on Resident Evil 6 bosses. You're going to see some really unusual and freaky pictures.
You'll always have a partner, even on single player mode. This game has a big emphasis on teamwork. I actually liked that part. You and a partner will work together to fight enemies, solve puzzles, advance to the next area, collect items, and help each other survive. When you're in a difficult situation, the other player might come to the rescue and that's pretty cool. Likewise, you'll be rewarded for helping them in return.
What are the biggest weaknesses for Resident Evil 6? The plot is a good start. It's very simple and kind of lame. Basically, the game is just another zombie apocalypse that was catapulted by mad scientists. Nothing special. In fact, many elements about the plot are similar to Resident Evil 2 and 3. It's kind of like the outbreak in Racoon City. I wish there was more explanation about the monsters. This game has a lot of cool and elaborate mutations, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of context. Resident Evil 6 is infested with creatures that have human and animal qualities, but I don't know why.
I'll give the hecklers some credit. This game isn't very scary. Supposedly, Resident Evil 6 is a survival horror game. It's actually more like an action game with monsters and zombies running amok everywhere. The entertainment value made me laugh a lot. That's not exactly a good thing. I shouldn't be laughing at a horror game. It's also lacking an open world environment. However, the linear story worked fine for the purposes of this game.
My complaints about Resident Evil 6 are pretty minimal. It's really hard to be negative about a game that was a lot of fun to play. So, here's my conclusion. Give it a chance. The price is very cheap on the Xbox One and Playstation 4. It was only $19.99 when I bought it. That's a steal. If you like past paced games with a lot of action, creatures, and unexpected twists, this game is probably a good choice. Die hard Resident Evil fans will probably feel disappointed. This game strayed very far from the franchise's roots and lacked the quintessential horror elements.
That's all for now. Leave a comment if you have any thoughts or helpful gameplay information about Resident Evil 6. Here's my message to the gamers. Have fun and keep exploring new games. The market has a ton of options. Enjoy the rest of your week and stay tuned for another blog post.