Posted On Monday, September 24, 2012 at 08:59:40 AM
In spite of the number in the moniker, you don’t have to be a fan or have played the earlier games to get into this. The premise is simple, a majority of the populace have turned into zombies and have to be dealt with.
Your journey of zombie genocide takes you through three distinct scenarios. It’s similar to the flow of a Call of Duty game where you see war play out from different perspectives except that in Resident Evil 6 these follow events through of the series’ protagonists and in a third person.
First, there’s Leon Kennedy, star of RE2 and RE4, whose levels have you scurrying in the darkness with limited ammo and tons of zombies to fight through. His section ends is the closest to the earlier games.
Then there’s Chris Redfield, the hero of the last game. His story arc has you taking on the threat headon. It’s filled to the brim with action-packed moments and the gameplay is similar to Gears of War.
Finally there’s Jake, a new character. His missions have you evading a massive monster known as an Ustanak while taking down smaller enemies. It ends up feeling a lot like the Uncharted series.
Nonetheless, all three campaigns do a great job of telling an interesting tale and set the stage for one of the better conclusions we’ve seen in awhile. Thanks to the sheer variety of scenarios available, Capcom have ensured that RE6 never feels stale.
Just as soon as you’re bored of one campaign, there’s another one to hop into. And while they’re all radically different, they all manage to hit you with scares and shocks. It looks good too.
From burning towns to creepy labs, every bit of the game is drop dead gorgeous (pun intended), quite possibly one of the best looking games this year. Even the controls have been heavily tweaked.
Movement feels fluid and so does shooting. The end result is a slicker, tighter game with controls that more or less work. Each of the three campaigns can be played in split-screen coop mode or online with a friend.
At Rs 2999 Resident Evil 6 has around 15-20 hours of gameplay and an insane amount of variety. This isn’t even counting the slew of multiplayer modes bundled in.
All in all, Resident Evil 6 is one hell of a ride. It ends up being more action packed and entertaining, making it well worth the look in for newcomers and fans alike.