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Well, Resident Evil 6 has been released (in case you've been living under a rock recently). I haven't got it myself but I did play the demo. My impressions? "Not very positve" would be the polite way of saying it. The blunt version would be "what a f***ing disapointment, shame on you Capcom.... e.t.c". It seems that at this point in time, Capcom have forgotten what RE was all about: SURVIVAL HORROR.
I mean seriously, what on earth happened to RE? Back in the day, it was one of the scariest franchises out there in the world of gaming (don't pretend you didn't s*** yourself when that dog burst through the window in the original game) and was THE franchise that coined the genre of "survival horror"; put into frightning situations in claustrophobic environments with limited resources, mostly outmatched, outnumbered, everything that has been said about the original RE games that made it scary. And in my mind, they were also what made it awesome.
That was back then up until about Code Veronica (I consider CV to be the last of the classic RE games). We all know how different RE4 was but I can excuse RE4 but being different because I actually still found it scary (there were a lot of scary moments in that game for me. There was the "house seige" part as I like to call it, I found the bit where you briefly play as Ashley to be very tense when those suits of armour come after you and don't even get me started on how scary theregenerators were) and the gameplay was pretty much perfect. For me anyway, yes it was different, but it still felt like a RE game.
And then, along came RE5. I've already reviewed that game and if you have read my review (I deleted it because I thought it was a really crappy review), you'll know I don't really like it that much. But for those who haven't, here's a brief summary: I wasn't a big fan of the co-op element, I thought the partner AI was rubbish, I didn't like the newly designed inventory system and I also questioned why there was a cover system towards the end of the game but not throughout the whole game. I also never mentioned it, but RE5 felt more like a generic third person shooter than a RE game (RE4 at least still gave a feeling of being a RE game).
So, having played the demo of RE6, what were my thoughts? I'll give my answer simply: it really doesn't feel like a RE game anymore. I will say that my gripe with there not being a cover system as standard throughout the whole game and only at certain points in RE5 has been addressed as there is now a cover system in there, but I felt like it didn't actually work that well. The controls felt weird at first as you no longer have tank controls like you normally do in RE, you can now run 360 degrees. I felt that the melee system was too overpowered. I know there is a stamina bar which prevents you from doing it all the time but even then, melee (both the melee buttons and the melee weapons) was just overpowered (and Jake Muller's melee attacks were just ridiculous, I don't think I ever used the gun once in one laythrough of the demo).
For the most part, my main issues with RE6 based on the demo is that RE6 has taken the path of "generic third person shooter" as opposed to being a RE game. So Capcom, here's my advice for the next RE game: GO BACK TO THE BASICS OF RE. Go play the original games up to CV, see what made them good games and at the very least incorporate some of those features in the next game.
And after another long absence, I'm back yet again. I really need to find some time to get on here every now and then. That's what being in college does to you.
But back on topic, I've already ranted about console fanboys, but after so many youtube comments I've seen, I just had to make this rant. Before we begin though, I am not bashing PC gaming (I myself enjoy a bit of PC gaming every so often), just the fanboys.
You probably all know that I hate fanboys in general, I think they should all be thrown in a gas chamber, but in my humble opinion, PC fanboys are THE WORST FANBOYS OUT THERE. I know that's quite a strong statement, but I stand by it. If I had to describe PC fanboys in short, I'd probably call them the snobs of gaming fanboys. For some reason, they think they stand superior to console gamers, that they are better than everyone else and that the majority of console gamers are the douchebags that you find talking s*** on XBOX live. The truth is, that there are several PC gamers out there who are douchebags themselves: hackers, aim botters, there's certainly more team killing / backstabbing on PC games, I go on.
They also seem to think that their games are superior to console games. On one hand, there are some games out there that are better on the PC (Team Fortress 2 I believe is a prime example of this) but really for the most part, I actually don't see that much of a difference between a PC port and console port of a game.
Another argument that they use a lot is "Mouse and keyboard are better than controllers". I'm going to disagree with this and say that both are better for other things. For instance, I'd say that keyboard and mouse work better if you're talking about RTSs (Starcraft would probably be almost impossible on a controller) but at the same time, try playing a fighting game like say, Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter with a keyboard: it's a pain in the backside to say the least. Alright, some FPSs work better with the keyboard but at the same time, controllers work well with those games as well. So, I'd say its down to personal preferance on that front. I usually prefer the controller, but that's just me.
PC fanboys also always argue that the graphics are better on PC because you can upgrade PCs. While this is true for the most part, this costs a lot of money: I've seen people spend THOUSANDS on upgrading their PC (mine's a really basic setup: dual core Intel, simple graphics card, works well though) while new consoles usually cost about $300 (more or less, maybe more) so for the most part, it costs more money if you're a PC gamer. Money that not everyone has laying around.
After all that ranting, you may think I hate PC gaming but I really don't, I'm just debunking popular arguments used. Overall though, if you prefer PC gaming, that's good, go have fun with your PC games just so long as you respect console gamers. If you prefer console gaming, that's good, go enjoy that but respect PC gaming. We're all gamers at the end of the day anyway.
I am rather displeased at this......
American government, I am dissapoint.
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