Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2013. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror,Read full description
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Blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2013. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Ada Wong are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a new horror, the highly virulent C-virus, as the narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.
Starting with three distinct, yet interwoven story threads, each with their own pair of protagonists for either solo or co-op play, both offline and online, not only will Resident Evil 6 deliver both different perspectives and gameplay styles but, with the introduction of the innovative Crossover mechanic players will be able to team up and share the horror. At key moments during the game, up to four players can join together online to tackle a specific situation, with some stages seeing the usual partnerships swapped to further increase the depth of gameplay.
Once players have completed the initial three campaigns they will unlock an all new campaign featuring Resident Evil’s very own femme fatale, Ada Wong. A single player experience, Ada’s campaign features unique missions, gameplay and weapons which will provide answers to the unanswered questions from the first three campaigns.
Horror on a global scale:
No longer confined to a specific location, the outbreak of the C-virus is worldwide with the action taking place in North America, Eastern Europe and China The most expansive Resident Evil game to date- Experience the horror through four distinct yet intertwined campaigns:
Not only does each story cross paths, but so does the action – At significant points when the narrative draws pairs of characters together, the all new Crossover mechanic allows up to four players to experience the horror together online
Solo or co-op play:
Resident Evil 6 delivers both single and two player co-op gameplay either offline or online (however Ada Wong’s campaign is one player only)
New threats on the rise:
Confront the results of the C-virus in all its varied and deadly forms including zombies, J’avo, Chrysalids, and much more Agent Hunt Mode - In this all new online mode for the Resident Evil series, experience the action from the other side. As a ‘hunter’, join the enemy side to become one of the game’s zombies, J’avo or other C-virus mutations and infiltrate another active game session to eliminate the human characters.
Play your way:
Use skill points to upgrade your character to provide faster reload speed, improved firepower or increase your health bar with the Character Skill system
Redesigned control system:
Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot while moving; slide; roll in any direction and to take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack
Players will once more be able to enjoy the highly popular Mercenaries Mode
Localized voice over:
Resident Evil 6 will include fully localized voice over in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian as well as subtitles in Japanese, Russian, Polish, Brazilian and Portuguese.
This game is split into three different campaigns, featuring Leon, Chris and the newcomer Jake as the main character of each. What is noteworthy is that while the game is a third-person shooter, each campaign has its own distinctive feel. Leon's campaign plays like the earlier two entries of the franchise, whereas Chris' campaign plays like a military shooter (the majority of the enemies uses guns). I found it lacking as a Resident Evil game; splitting the game into three different campaigns each with their own unique gameplay focus was a bad decision because the change in gameplay is quite jarring. It felt like I was playing three different mini-games as opposed to one whole game. That said, the story coop mode is excellent and I consider it to be one of the best available on PC. I would recommend the game to anyone who wishes to play a coop game with a friend.
+ Mechanically it's Resident Evil 4 and 5 combined into an actual coherent combat system. On PC this game is more enjoyable than the console iterations from the simple fact that a lot of "gotcha" instant deaths can be avoided from having mouse aiming alone. - There is no atmosphere to the game. It has nothing in terms of exploration for side story such as reading notes from long dead persons who inhabited the world before you could explore it. It's very much a "press onward to victory through combat" type of game. All in all, it's better played as a great co-op action game with friends.
It felt weird, to start a series with it's sixth game, but apperently, i didn't really need the backstory, to enjoy this game. The action starts instantly, and it never stops, and while the graphics could be better, it looks good enough, and the fight are plenty fun. Playing it with a friend is just great! I love that it doesn't make the game too easy, and i actually relied on my partner, and didn't just slaughter everything, like they wern't even trying! I can recommend this game for anyone. I never played the previous ones, so not really familiar with the series as a whole, but this isntallment is great!
Resident Evil 6 tries to combine the features of Resident Evil 2, 3, and 5 into one game by offering four different campaigns with a different focus. Three of the four campaigns use the co-op gameplay of Resident Evil 5. One campaign has Leon and a new character fighting zombies with a few sections that are a homage to Resident Evil 2, these levels try to have the atmosphere and enemies of older titles but ends up failing at doing both. Leon is no longer as amusing as he is in RE4 and the changes to the controls such as being able to dive on the ground and shoot and duel wield pistols removes past tension of fighting zombies. Chris has a campaign with another new character that ends up being the worst one in the game, this one purely feels like a bad third person shooter that has you fighting gun armed enemies. The final main campaign has Sherry returning with Wesker's son as her partner, their campaign features more of a mixture of enemy types and a large unkillable creature stalking them in a similar way to Resident Evil 3, this is probably the best of the three campaigns overall though Leon's probably has the most good moments while primarily being mediocre. The final campaign is shorter and features Ada, this has a slightly more stealth focus and has moments with her interacting with characters in their campaigns. There are some ok moments and you will likely get some fun out of the game when playing co-op but this doesn't compare well to the other titles when it comes to gameplay, atmosphere, or writing (good writing, funny B movie style writing, and the comically bad writing).
A great game if you consider it for what it is, an action game with some survival horror aspects and good enemy AI. Although it has a simple storyline and poor graphics in some areas, it delivers fun and entertaining gameplay with progressive challenges and rewards. I would recommend buying it on sale.
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