Resident Evil 6 is currently being mauled by the critics. It’s getting scores so low, you’ll have to check whether the reviewer is using a five-point scale or a 10-point scale.
How bad is this game? Not so bad that it doesn’t contain something awesome.
The absolute best thing in RE6, from what those of us on staff have played (translation: nearly all of it) is the game’s Agent Hunt mode. In a nod to Demon’s Souls, Agent Hunt lets players invade other Resident Evil 6 games. This is a very, very good thing.
While some hapless player is trying to fight their way through the game’s first campaign as Leon Kennedy or Helena Harper, you jump in, take control of a zombie or a dog and try to kill them. If they kill you, no problem! You spawn as another zombie, another dog or, well, some really nasty monsters with some crazy attack moves.
We’ve captured some of our favourite moments from Agent Hunt, so go watch and salivate. The mode is online-only, as far as we can tell, and only accessible after you’ve cleared one of the game’s three main campaigns. You’re randomly dropped into another player (or pair of players’) game. More thank one player can invade at a time. And, you know, thank goodness for street dates being broken, because if people hadn’t grabbed copies of the PS3 version of the game early, then we’d have had no one’s games to invade this weekend with our Capcom-provided review copy. Thank you, street-date-breakers. Thank you very much.
Forget the rest of Resident Evil 6. Jumping into other people’s games and wreaking havoc is wonderful. We love it. Did you see the part in the video where we play as a dog? So good!
(As for whether we love the rest of the game, we’ll have a review on the site tomorrow.)