Went ahead and ordered a copy from Wallyworld, and it should arrive next Friday (hate the wait). Honestly, I hadn't been anticipating its release (much like with Dark Souls), but mprezzy (through a recent blog) reminded me it was out. I was excited by the announcement of it a while back, but I tend to forget about these things, since these big games are hyped for so long before they actually come out.
Anyway, the reviews didn't scare me off. If anything, they piqued my curiosity. Call me morbid, but that's often how I respond to the big, AAA titles. If they get panned and they're a premise I'm already interested in, I'm that much more curious to see what's what. And though I never really stopped to think about it, I'm actually a pretty huge RE fan. Every time a game for the series comes out, I'm pretty much there, including the 3DS Mercs game. I did pass on ORC, though, as even in the remotest sense, I have trouble viewing it as an RE game. Looks like DLC for SOCOM if you ask me.
The expression on Helena's face (woman on left) was pretty much my response to some of the reviews for RE6. I was surprised, to be honest. I mean, everyone's favorite RE protagonist, Leon, was back in action. So, I downloaded the demo, which made me feel less confident about the game's quality. Then, I played some more, fooled around with the huge number of mechanics, and I realized: Capcom married Onimusha and Godhand and they had a Resident Evil story as offspring. I kinda got massively interested all of sudden.
But that's not completely accurate. After watching more walkthrough footage than I probably should have for someone not wanting to spoil the entire experience, I realize there's still something inherently Resident Evil about this game. Either way, I can't wait to sink my teeth into the full experience. I love the RE universe, and if I can adjust to the tank controls of the older games, I think I can overcome whatever technical changes this game throws at me. Love the idea of the skill system, and more Mercs? Oh yeah...
Hit me up next weekend if you want to co-op some of the game with me.