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Barely has Resident Evil 6 been released around the world and already both professional reviewers and users of aggregate website Metacritic are slamming Capcom’s third-person shooter with extremely low scores.
Resident Evil 6 was awaited by lots of gamers from all around the world, promising to deliver a top notch experience that’s been sorely lacking in the franchise for quite some time.
On the outside, the game looked quite impressive, bringing three different yet intertwining single-player campaigns, featuring Chris Redfield, Leon S. Kennedy, and Jake Muller, plus a bonus one, with Ada Wong, and a variety of other features.
Capcom also posted a variety of details
with the game, so lots of people were eagerly awaiting the shooter’s release yesterday, at midnight, when it went on sale.
Unfortunately for Capcom, it seems that the game isn’t that impressive, as not just fans but also reviewers have criticized it.
While some outlets have given pretty decent scores to the shooter, including 9 or 8 out of 10, other websites have completely torn down the experience, with scores of 3, 4, 4.5, or 6 out of 10.
As a result, the average critical score on review aggregator Metacritic
is at 68/100, meaning mixed or average opinions.
Besides the media, the game is also getting slammed by actual players, as Metacritic users have submitted a whopping 236 ratings, of which 221 are negative, 2 are mixed, and 12 are positive.
As a result, the current user score for Resident Evil 6 on the website is an abysmal 0.6 for the Xbox 360 version and an even lower 0.2 for the PlayStation 3 edition, which is quite a negative performance not even reached by games that were deliberately bombed by Metacritic users in the past, like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Mass Effect 3.
Have you had a chance to try out Resident Evil 6? What do you think about the new survival shooter?
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|Comment #1 by: G0wl on 02 Oct 2012, 12:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
The game suffers from AWFUL pacing issues. Coupled with it comes the game constantly taking direct control of the camera and your character away from you constantly. Always some cutscene or little animation that they must pull control away from you in order to show you. It is basically the anti-thesis of what valve does with their games.
Not to mention the overly "cheap" moments that fill the game. Things that come at you from nowhere that you couldn't possibly dodge.
|Comment #1.1 by: bigevilworldwide on 04 Oct 2012, 10:49 GMT|
Good job commenting on the demo cause that hasn't happened to me much, nor have I had problems dodging...There are some pacing issues but far from awful.....Perhaps you should play the actual retail game and not just the demo, then cherry picking some things you heard others say that didn't actually play the game. The only time you don't have control of the camera is when they want yo point something out to you and thats a whopping 2.5 seconds....Outside of that you have full control of the camera
|Comment #1.2 by: Wikki on 04 Oct 2012, 12:59 GMT|
that feels like a burn...
|Comment #2.1 by: connor on 03 Oct 2012, 17:23 GMT|
it was 0.6
|Comment #3 by: JimJam on 02 Oct 2012, 17:08 UTC|| reply to this comment|
As far as users go, they are only doing this because they want RE to be "classical" again. They don't want to think RE was only good and scary because they were kids. RE1-3 aged well, but aren't good. They want bad controls, more puzzles, bad camera, they want essentially a RE game that isn't Third person over the shoulder. So they go into this game, already biased, and start bitching about every little detail about it when it's really a solid game. Only a few reviewers are giving it "low" scores. And in reality they're probably those fansboys as well. I cannot see anyone defending a game that most reviewers give at least a 70 in, but they give a 30. It's just fanboy biasm. Capcom promised RE would return to the older games, which it did. Leon is horror, which can't be done since we're not children anymore, Ada is puzzles, and the rest is just for fun.
|Comment #3.1 by: HarryMasonHerpDerp on 03 Oct 2012, 15:56 GMT|
Worst comment ever.
Forget everyone wants a horror game for a second shall we.
It's not even a good action game.
Bad cover system
and repetitive gameplay.
Biggest disappointment of 2012.
|Comment #3.2 by: chilopirrin on 03 Oct 2012, 16:40 GMT|
im totally agree with you man, the people just whant to hate this game ´cos the press and the rest of the fanboys tells them to... just like mass effect 3, mw3, and some others cool games that does not deserves low scores
|Comment #3.3 by: camerawhore on 03 Oct 2012, 17:17 GMT|
actually we want SURVIVAL not here is 3000 clips of ammo to shoot a zombie don't worry about wasting it youll get another 2k next room
|Comment #3.4 by: D... on 03 Oct 2012, 17:29 GMT|
Speak for yourself
|Comment #3.5 by: Wish on 03 Oct 2012, 18:25 GMT|
Dude, I played RE2 the other day and that still gets me. I play and fear the original silent hill. The school, the hospital, the radio. As a kid my brother and I turned the music off because it was just horrifying. Music now stays on but when your in a School and the radio goes off and you dont know where or what or when its coming after you that causes fear. The unknown is everyones fear, and so far the only one that has come close this generation is Dead Space
|Comment #3.6 by: Farthead on 03 Oct 2012, 19:21 GMT|
So? Couldn't they just make the game scary? They need to adapt to a constantly changing user base but also to the long time fans who liked the feel and "scariness" of the older games. Why could they not create a scary game? People thought the game was scary as children. People want it to be scary as adults. Simply put, the horror genre is less money for them, so they made it an action game.
|Comment #3.7 by: Mr. Dave on 03 Oct 2012, 19:30 GMT|
Jim my friend, you have defeated the internet.
I'm with you 110% If a considerable amount of RE fans can't or simply won't get over the original 3 games, it's their problem.
Resident Evil changed FOREVER with RE4 and that was back in 2004. However, 8 years later, and people STILL complaint RE is not what it was between 1996 and 2002.
Fanboys are too loud and self-entitled when they don't like something. Look at the Mass Effect 3 ending(s) thing.......overblown to the 100th power.
It's OK not to like something and voice your opinion, but for the love of Santa Claus, "purists" should stop trying to convince everyone that they're right and everyone else is wrong.
|Comment #3.8 by: Angelos on 03 Oct 2012, 21:32 GMT|
If you think that Resident Evil 6 has good controls, you don't know anything about video games. Resident Evil 6 makes RE 5 look like a masterpiece.
|Comment #3.9 by: kupomogli on 03 Oct 2012, 23:40 GMT|
Resident Evil hasn't been classic style since Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 6 is no different. The difference is that since there are so many shooters out there now that don't suck, why settle for a poorly developed shooter?
The fans are tired of Capcom's rehashing the same game over and over bullsh*t rather than coming out and developing a new enjoyable experience.
|Comment #3.10 by: The Chairman on 04 Oct 2012, 01:05 GMT|
I agree 10000000% People also forget about natural progression. As the hardware advances, new forms of gameplay emerge. I almost WANT cap com to do a blatant 100% traditional RE again so everyone can see how they were good for the time they were released. Can you imagine going back to Goldeneye for N64? or RE1? People forget that they got attached to the way they felt the first time they played something. Get with the times. I'm also sick and TIRED of people claiming it's too much like COD. The game takes place on a international scale, of course the military and such will be involved. COD does NOT own action, it does NOT own explosions and it does NOT own peril.
|Comment #4 by: Dogtag Duke on 03 Oct 2012, 15:48 UTC|| reply to this comment|
actually, i havent played this crapshute yet, but i did try the demo...not impressed. I understand how the game has had to evolve over the generations to keep modern, but there is just way too much action for any survival horror game out there. The entire game should be a slow paced, mysterious, eerie adventure with-i know this is hard for developers today- MINIMAL EXPLOSIONS. They unfortunately are doing this with every beloved franchise however....splinter cell is not just a run and gun shooter that lets you climb walls. No stealth there. Dead Space 3 takes place primarily in daylight and snowy landscapes with an abundance of dialogue and cooperative play-basically just sucking the horror out of it. Anyways, RE6 isnt what it should be...yes the franchise is evolving, but not in the way fans want it to....
|Comment #4.1 by: bigevilworldwide on 04 Oct 2012, 10:44 GMT|
Ummm its a GIANT GLOBAL CRYSIS. You can't have a story that spans 3 separate countries and tuck it neatly into a tiny mansion....But you would have to actually play the game to know that....The people calling it COD are straight retarded the game is great somewhere between an 8 and a 9 IMO, You barely get enough ammo to survive certain situations. And anyone who tries the constantly melee crap aren't going to get very far considering that stamina meter drops hella fast....
|Comment #5 by: KK on 03 Oct 2012, 15:52 UTC|| reply to this comment|
the problem with resident evil 6 is that the developers are trying to westernize the game.
|Comment #6 by: chilopirrin on 03 Oct 2012, 16:36 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I got the game yesterday here in mexico, im 30 years old, and i played every RE game since the firs one, i first played re2, then re3, then go back to play re, then re zero, then re remake, then code veronica, survivor and dead aim, then i love re4 and even re5, so im a big big fan of this saga and of course i get re6, i only played 3 hours of the leon campaing and i don´t thing that the people who complain in metacritic, finish the game already or even got it, and i must to say: why is everyone so * off about this game? why everyone whant to play the old resident evil? since re3 people complain for every single detail on the evolution of the series, re4 was an absolute evolution on the saga, and i love it, but back in that day, the people complain for that evolution and a lot of people mention that there was to much action, some other mention that the game felt old and obsolete in the game mechanics, but the rest of us, just love it and even the press love it, then came re5, and the press gave high scores, but then again the users complain about every little thing, story, game mechanics, poor A.I. etc, but i played that game about 5 or 6 times, and unlock every single secret on it, and must to say that i like the game a lot... but the people used to say that re5 sucks big time and now the press who gave it high scores, say that re5 sucks... regardless of that, the game sells huge!!, and then we have re6 and capcom, fix every little thing that "fail" in the previous one, now we have a long campaing, improved A.I., now we can move while shoot and much more... but the people complain about that i now they whant an old residen evil that don´t allow us to move and makes us fell armless... whats wrong whit you people? this game have issues i know, but does not deserve a 3, or a 4 or something like that´, like other games like ninja gaiden 3 that really sucks, and so many others that does not deserve high notes like vanquish, i bought that game ´cos the reviews favored it, and was a really full of cliches and repetitive game mechanics, and even worse really really short campaing and no replay value, once the game is done, is done and no multiplayer, so people, stop listen to the press and user reviews, if you whant a game, just rent it and if you like it buy it, in all this years i only realize one thing: the people see just what they whant to see, and if they whant to hate something, thet just hate it for no reason, just like the the very old days...
|Comment #7 by: Milo on 03 Oct 2012, 17:58 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I think Capcom really screwed the pooch when they said they wanted the RE series to be more like COD.... BIG MISTAKE!
|Comment #8 by: JBlaze226 on 03 Oct 2012, 21:07 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I honestly dont see a problem with this game Im mean honestly this game has elements of the classic game with a mix of new style but I rather play the game now knowing I have full control and better pace then before with limited control and bad camera honestly serious this series has evolved so much yet people are not open to the idea they must be afraid of evolution well thats my opinion but Im giving this game a 9 out of 10
|Comment #8.1 by: bigevilworldwide on 04 Oct 2012, 10:40 GMT|
I would totally agree with that I would give it an 8 or maybe a 9....Funny reading some of the user reviews you can tell most haven't even touched the game. I saw a few that said it was 8 hours, some said there was too much ammo. Yet there isn't enough ammo....Not exactly sure why Chris being in the BSAA goes out with 40 rounds for the assault rifle....The demo obviously gave you way more ammo then you get in the retail game...It's pick and choose fights wisely
|Comment #9 by: Steven Santana on 04 Oct 2012, 05:00 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Why would you trust metacritic users? it's mainly just people who don't like the game, didn't buy the game, and just wanna give it a bad rap
|Comment #10 by: 7mane lilly on 04 Oct 2012, 11:49 UTC|| reply to this comment|
i'm fan of this game since 1 and i have played every game expect the game on handle divice i can say what crapcom is doing with this game is just wrong where the horror this game was about horror not wannabe call of duty * i did play only 3 chapter on leon and i love the zombie kinda back but i see older video about chris ....wtf gear of war or something yes iwant the reviewer to bust this game up and maybe crapcom get back to the horror agine
|Comment #11 by: gtamike on 04 Oct 2012, 13:55 UTC|| reply to this comment|
I didn't even finish the demo it was really that bad..
|Comment #12 by: Kingpin on 04 Oct 2012, 15:21 UTC|| reply to this comment|
Im probably one of the biggest resi fans boys out there.. I picked this game up the other day and just completed Leons campaign with a buddy and had loads of fun with it, Its the natural progression of the game take it for what it is and if you dont like it fair enough but never go on reviews alone they are opinions when it comes to games.
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