Resident Evil 6
System: XBox 360, PS3, PC(March 22, 2013)
Release date: October 2, 2012
And we are coming to the end of the marathon, I’m pretty sure you guys must be sick of it by now but cheer up, we are nearly done with Resident Evil.
So once again I will be disagreeing with the common wisdom. Many reviewers and fans have been very harsh with this but I liked it. A lot in fact. Don’t get me wrong, as far as gameplay goes it’s pretty average but I think they had a solid story going on and one that bodes well for the future of the game.
A tale of four tales
RE6 tale is told through the eyes of 4 different storylines that you will have to complete in order to get the full experience. Some reviewers hated it but I liked it so I won’t comment too much on whether or not that was a good idea, I’ll let everyone judge for themselves.
RE6 tells the story of the C-Virus, another offshot of the original Umbrella research, this time based off the original Progenitor Virus. To make things simple the C-Virus effects depend a lot on how it is spread. It can be a gas which turns people into good ol zombies or it can be injected in which case you turn into a super human freak but seem to retain most of your human intelligence.
Umbrella is no more but evil congressman are using the C-Virus to scare the pants off everyone in order to “wake up” america… a classic scenario if you’re to believe fiction in general. Seems every so often a patriot needs to threaten the world to raise some funding. But as with all evil plans, one of the evil minions is even eviler (is that a word?) and decides to simply try to destroy the planet.
So our intrepid heroes, old ones and new ones, each tackle the new threat and meet each other along the way to share in the good times. In the end the world is saved but not without wiping off two cities and killing millions of people.
So… anything special?
RE6 is fun in itself. It’s feels sorta like RE4 in the sense that at first the story didn’t seem to connect much but the following games built on it. Likewise, I think RE6 setup a lot of elements for future games but what exactly it’s hard to say right now. More than anything I think the series needs a new good villain but we’ll see if they manage.
I’ll be doing one more post about where I think the series is headed, what worked and what didn’t. I think the series is at a crossroads of sorts and I hope they will take the right path.