I like the game, ill say that but I didn't like how you play four different stories. Its a neat idea but to me it just seems a little repetitive.
Good review but the game was such a baloney in the series. It must have been a -4.5. No more RE that I am looking for, time for an original in the series CAPCOM.
I read the review, watched the video review and I did try playing it for one or two hours. Result? I almost put this game as thrash material. Then i soldier on (thanks to my love to RE series), I found out that....IT'S NOT AS BAD AS I THOUGHT.
Seriously, the first one or two chapters of Leon is incredibly boring. Lots of cutscenes, lots of walking slowly ,lots of QTE, lots of dramas and so on. But as soon as the action started to pour in, i feel entertained. Greatly entertained and loving it till the point of whenever I switch on my console the first game ever to cross in my mind for me to play (finish) is this game. Ain't too bad for a 4.5 rating game eh?
Now I'm at Cris's 2nd chapter. I like how they create different stories for diferrent characters and most importantly different GAMEPLAY/STYLE for each stories. Leon with the (closest to) classic RE style, Cris more to the gung-ho RE5 style and i don't know what awaits me for Sherry's campaign.
Damn, I feel so guilty for campaigning to my friends before that this game is crap. Guys, if you are to start playing this game, please be patient. The first few chapters of Leon is badly boring and...bad, but after a while I guarantee you that you'll be loving this game. New mechanism, new characters, new moves, new monsters design, new storytelling style. Konami simply try to evolve this franchise and for me I think they did the right thing. It's just some people prefer the classics style more than this new brand of RE and in my case, the first few hours did no justice to this game.
I look at review's like this from one and only one vantage point: if the reviewer doesn't like the game (take Halo Wars for example) he or she will absolutely trash everything that makes the game fun. I rarely watch or read a review but this time I was curious what they found wrong, and my personal guess? He doesn't like Resident Evil anymore because of RE5.
I was playing tonight the "agent hunt" mode, disturbing the others campaings as a creature, and wow, it's great. i feel so.... "infected". This game deserves the medal of "solid extras",also "Great Story", "Outstanding Visual Design", "Plays Well With Others", "Brutal", etc.
...but, i forgot!, this is not like RE 1,2 or 3. (irony)
4.5? seriously? I just played this game and the attention to detail and unique feel of the classic resident evil games is spot on. The feel of this game is executed perfectly considering this is exactly what they were going for. The gun sounds are solid, the hit sounds/head splatters are rewarding, and the overall polish of the engine provides a safety net for at least a score of 7 if all else fails. Yeah the interactive "press X at the correlating moment" is very frustrating but come on a 4.5? This is what hurts the gaming industry, i can see alot of work gone into the polishing of this game just to be blindly bashed just because gamespot says its bad? If gamespot gave it a 9.0 im sure everyone of the reviews would be like WOW YEAH I CAN REALLY SEE HOW THIS IS A GREAT GAME!!
Evidentemente Capcom perdió el camino cuando pasó el interessante e innovador desempeño puesto RE: Code Verónica . De hecho, el número 3, tenía ya elementos demasiado desencajados en relación a lo que hizo de RE una franquicia muy interesante. Yo era un jugador fiel y escritor de guías de este juego hasta que empezaron a transformar la aventura en un Beatemup de plataformas poco entretenido y con problemas serios desde la dirección de cámara. Ya sea el 4, 5 o el 6; lamentablemente Capcom ha desperdiciado el increíble talento de su equipo de producción en adaptar un estilo a los requisitos del departamento de marketing que le hizo creer a este gran equipo que hacía falta volver un juego muy atrapante e interesante en un juego pensado para las masas de bajo coeficiente intelectual que aman apretar botones a lo tonto, no pensar mucho y ver una peli interactiva que les haga pasar un buen rato. Una verdadera lástima :P
ok, Just played the game. The only thing you fear in this game is an upcoming frustrating platform/action sequence. The game is terrible. Put aside all that Kevin said, there's even more atrocities that he doesn't talk about. And I don't mean the monsters in the game. Think from voice acting, to storyline, lack of common sense, to basic logic, etc...
I remember the time when i used to shit my pants while playing RE-3:Nemesis...Those were the good old days. And this is just crap. Completely agree with the reviewer...This game completely lost it's roots...
getting tied of games like this quick time events and constant cut scenes i have no patience for. think the review was fair and wakeup call for capcom its time to bring something else.
It looks like Dragon's Lair and Space Ace from the 80's has traveled full circle these days and this is the result.. shite, button mashing games for fucking ADD retards.
"a wannabe action film that resents your interference"
What an excellent statement!! Very well put.
I'd say this applies to many of the big titles during the past year.
Worst RE installment to date.... really, really bad game. Controls are horrible to put it in a nice way, heavy scripts cause MAJOR issues and unnecessary deaths. General gameplay is a disgrace, the ONLY positive I have is the cut scenes are very well done and the voice acting is superb. This is NOT a good game and I would NOT recommend it to anyone.... ever....
One word review: dated.
Next game should be a reboot like Tomb Raider, a true reboot, for their own good.
Why do all those damn bosses have to mutate a hundred times before dying, it's just so ridiculous in the end, especially at the end of Leon's story.
Just got this game cheap and its not as appalling as the review makes it, just dont go in expecting survival horror. would of given it a 6 myself but can see why it got a 4.5.
Resident evil trilogy classics are always the best . and forever it will be . maybe a reboot or rebuilt needed for this awesome game......
People have so many expectations of capcom. I agree that there should be more old school style survival horror games. But if capcom wants to make more action filled games with less scary scenes then that's fine with me. It doesn't change the quality of this game. We'll just have to look elsewhere for our survival horror fix and appreciate this game for what it is.
This isn't a very good review. I'd like to start doing reviews of reviews. I would give this one a 4.5. It's like he got so caught up in his huge overexaggerations that he lost sight of giving a fair and honest review. The reviewer hates quicktime events. But a lot of people enjoy this gameplay because it makes the game more like an interactive movie. The biggest problem I see is that it's very different from older resident evil games... Although it is fairly similar to resident evil 5.
I finally played this game because I had a free red box rental. This review nails it. Terrible game. It felt as though I was just there to push buttons in order to fulfill a devs vision of a subpar action movie. When it does let you play, it's a meh shooter.
This games has been so much enterteining. I don't know if it is because my first time playing i played kind chronological switching between campaigns instead of doing full campaigns but the game felt like a wonderfull big story instead of 4 small stories as some say it felt.
This game is easilly the best one in the series for me. The fact that i played switching back and forth between campaings also kept things always fresh as each one of the campaigns feels different from each other and each campaign is interesting on its own, i think porbabilly the mistake the devs made was allowing for players to choose the order of how players wanted to play instead of forcing players to change between characters because this way changing between characters i'm always still interesting to know what was going to happen with the other characters as i am playing others especially when i changed in a really good part (Many players probabilly played each campaign until the end before changing to the other and so the game must have felt that it was a buch of mini campaings instead of this full big campaign)
The game has also a nice lenght to it, in normal difficulty i found that i took at least 1 hour and 50 minutes usually for each chapter and i did a lot of running away, so for others it is probabily longer.
It is true that the game has lots of cut-scenes and time events, BUT is has lots of gameplay time to make up for it , i am a sucker for story driven games and this game managed to kept me interested all the way trough.
I've been a fan of the resident evil franchise since the beggining and this game did NOT disapoint, it is true that the franchise has diverted from it's roots but that is not always a bad thing and this game proved just that to me.
An easy 8.5/10
Also there is some people who complain about the fact that the game is not about real Zombies anymore but they seem to forget or simply don't understand that resident evil is not about Zombies it is about BioTerrorism.
@iskandarzul I strongly disagree with almost everything you say. I found Leon's parts kind of good and somehow very RE, sadly Capcom didn't knew how to do a horror game so we still got a pretty mediocre campaign...however everthyng went wrong from that point.
Chris chapter is so generic, so mediocre, all flash no substance at all, they played GEOW and decided they wanted to do something like that, seriously, that part of the game is terrible...but the worst part of all, it doesn't even compare to Sherry's chapters, now that's when the game get's frustrating, you just run and press a button every once in a while, also the plot is incredible ridiculous, i mean they always have been like that, but they knew they were over the top, in this game they actually try to be serious or dramatic and they fail miserable.
I'm sorry but for me the game was a mess...that 4.5 was spot on.
@spindie i would give the review of this game a 4.5 and give the actual game a 7.
@spindie this review score may be more correct to the way I felt about it when playing BEFORE the download patch that fixed many of the things that players were complaining about. Including the reviewer that gave it a 4.5. I think if he had the time to do another play-through and review since the patch, he might give it a higher score for sure. I personally would give it a 7.
@291403171981 Perdon sr "intelecto alto" por este juego, vaya a sufrir con las versiones antiguas (que por cierto me agradan) y deje a los de "coeficiente bajo" disfrutar de esta gran entrega.
eso si, tres cosas que aclarar, una, que quizás tu perdiste el camino por no valorar la evolución del juego, sus mecanismos e historia. (considerando que no creo que hayas recorrido y entendido el juego en su totalidad). y dos, si es por apretar botones a lo tonto, te dasafio a que entres en steam y juguemos mercenarios sin piedad y así veamos quien esta pidiendo ayuda en el suelo primero. y tres, la lastima va mas en tu comentario, que tratas de menospreciar a la gente que valora el juego.
I agree and appreciate you saving me the bother of typing out pretty much the same paragraph. That's all I had to add here after playing the game for myself. The gameplay is bad enough, he wouldn't even touch the story as it's much more a subjective issue -- it's not decidedly bad, not to everyone; just those of us that employ common sense and the occasional logic. Then it becomes almost a parody.
@BiiteMe The controls are good. best RE controls ever. The game itself is very bad though. i tryed to like it, but I gave up after getting stuck on the boss on the train of the Leon campaign.
@focuspuller the TR reboot was bad. all of the magic from prior TR games is gone. No more prehistoric lizards, no mummies, no giant bears, just lame wolves and humans.
@gamespotdiego Dead Rising is better.
@PS2and6th_Gen yessss , This is not resident evil, it's a bad shooter, the game lost the essence, what a shame you missed the grand old resident evil, the camera is terrible, ridiculous mobility, is the worst game of capcom, killing zombies like other bad capcom games, not recommended, I repeat this is not resident evil, Log live 0,1,2,3 veronica
@Mudando I highly agree. Kevin VanOrd, Chris Watters, and maybe Tom McShea are all biased. That's why I take a look at IGN, GameInformer, and even Kotaku after I see a review. Also, if you go to 'Metacritic.com', it has any game and all reviews for that game.
@neowolfgeo You daft? Look at all that blood! He'd never risk messing up his hairdo. Not even in his 30s.
@Dreizel after i completed all the campaings and playing marcenaries and agent hunt, i tell you man, ----i'm agree with you---
at the begginning it's hard to get the controls, but when you understand them, its a great experience.
and when you play the ada's campaing, all starts to make real sense. Not for "10 mins" players.
@falcoxfm@291403171981 @falcoxfm@291403171981Cuando vos bebías mamadera yo estaba terminando con records el RE 1. Soy un gamer que ha jugado, vendido y generado guiones para juegos y entiendo demasiado la mecánica de estos juegos. RE no es CS (Counter Strike -por si no sabés que significan las siglas-), y su migración a este género de multiplayer de acción basada en la estrategia de tiros ha sido para mi, un gran fan de la saga, una decepción. Por cierto: No sabía que tu coeficiente te permitía conjugar tantas palabras. Se nota tu falta de observación cuando desafías a un "intelectual" a una batalla de tiros baratos para definir quien es el mejor en este campo... yo te invito a terminar el FINAL FANTASY VIII en menos de 48hs (tiempo de juego sin obtener todos los secretos por cierto) o a una buena partida de ajedrez. Es decir... algo con más sustancia que matarnos a tiros. El que me parece patético sos vos que considerás que mi comentario "menosprecia"... yo sólo digo lo que la experiencia me dió y que "raramente" coincide con la opinión de muchos grandes jugadores de GAMESPOT. De hecho tengo una empresa de comunicación, marketing y diseño de todo tipo de piezas gráficas que me dan cierta experiencia en saber que busca una empresa al producir este juego y los cambios que se han realizado a lo largo de su vida. Pero seguro vos vas a tneer una respuesta muy "inteligente" de que agarremos dos pistolas y nos encontremos para matarnos al amanecer... muy civilizado e intelectual de tu parte ;) .
@falcoxfm @291403171981 Es verdad, fue prejuicioso de mi parte y poco humilde darte tantos golpes bajos. Me dejé llevar porque sentí que tu primer comentario fue directamente ofensivo y me despertó la necesidad de cargar el cañón y disparar. Te pido perdón y agradezco el repliegue a una zona menos ofensiva.
Obviamente que sobre gustos no hay nada escrito y, una crítica, es sólo una forma individual de poner opinión sobre algo. Las generalizaciones son odiosas y creo que tenés razón al decir que el gusto por cierto juego, película o cosa, no definen nada sobre nadie. Lo único que sé es que mi crítica está disparada por la nostalgia de querer un RE con mejores gráficos pero sin modificaciones en la jugabilidad. De hecho sería muy feliz si hubiesen conservado el gameplay del "RE: Code veronica" con gráficos como estos.
Del equipo de CAPCOM nada que decir, sólo que hubiese disfrutado de más enigmas y menos acción. El juego está más orientado a ser un gran "survival mode" y eso, en lo particular, no lo disfruto tanto cómo el encontrar habitaciones sercretas, enigmas guardados en diarios y tratar de pasar por un sin fin de pruebas mentales junto a tener que sobrevivir a la furia zombie.
Nuevamente te pido perdón y agradezco elhaber puesto a jugar algo más que la ironía y la violencia. Se nota que podría ser un gran desafía tratar de ganarte a cualquier cosa a la que juguemos ;).
Saludos desde Argentina.
@291403171981 @falcoxfm Muy buen curriculum, se ve impresionante. y es muy probable que tu intelecto sea muy alto, pero noto un problema cuando se trata de ver mas allá de el juego en si, haciendo observaciones despectivas de los jugadores que hay detrás, pues yo nunca he evaluado a las personas detras de un juego que no me agrada, puesto que se cae en el prejuicio en algo que es claramente subjetivo como lo son los videojuegos. Tu no sabes ni mi edad ni lo que juego aparte de este, ni tampoco sabes el resto de cosas que hago... quizas sea una mierda de persona, pero se que he cultivado la humildad suficiente para valorar casi cualquier juego considerando que es valido y divertido para algun tipo de publico/persona.
en resumen, el juego a mi me gusta, y a ti no. eso no nos hace ni mejor ni peor persona ni con mayor ni menor intelecto.
y creeme que me agrada dialogar con alguien como tu, que tiene una base detrás para evaluar aunque no estemos deacuerdo en lo escencial que es el juego especifico. de hecho, deberiamos ser amigos y jugar una partida de ajedrez que tengo tan abandonado y reir mientras veo como pierdo. (aunque uno nunca sabe...)
Saludos desde tu vecino país, Chile.