When people say ‘reviews are mixed’, what they usually mean is ‘this video game received mediocre reviews’. Multiple middle range scores, 5 out of 10s, 7 out of 10s. They very rarely mean reviews were scattered across the board. Resident Evil 6? Here is a game that genuinely received ‘mixed reviews’ — in the proper sense of the word. Some people enjoyed it, other felt a bit bleh, some people absolutely hated it. Where do you stand on the spectrum?
Me? Well, I believe the Resident Evil series lost its way a while ago. I enjoyed Resident Evil 4 alongside the rest of the known gaming-verse but I felt as though Resident Evil 5 took to few risks, and the risks that were taken were in the wrong direction. I haven’t played too much of Resident Evil 6 — not enough to make an overarching judgement at least — but it seems as though the series is in need of another reboot. The kind of adventurous reboot that breathed new life into the series back when RE4 was released on the GameCube.
But I wonder if Capcom feels that is necessary. The game has quickly become that fastest shipping game in Capcom history, and I don’t expect the series to change as long as its being seen as a commercially viable franchise. It’s a shame, because I think console gamers are crying out for something with a slower, more deliberate pace — something truly survival horror — and the Resident Evil series used to provide those kind of thrills.
But what do you guys and girls think? Let us know in the comments below.