Capcom: Resident Evil 6 successful 'to some degree'

Publisher says record setting shipments of new action game make it somewhat successful; "too early" to make judgement regarding critical response.

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Resident Evil 6 did not win praise across the board at launch last month, but the game shipped a Capcom record 4.5 million copies initially. This equals success to "some degree," according to comments from the publisher recently during a question and answer session.

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"Resident Evil 6 continues to generate repeat sales in Japan and overseas. Furthermore, initial shipments set a new record for a Capcom title. So this game has been successful to some degree," reads a line from the response.

Regarding the game's critical response, Capcom isn't yet ready to make a judgement.

"We therefore believe it is too early to reach a conclusion about how users view this game. We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing game," the statement reads.

For more on Resident Evil 6, check out GameSpot's review.

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Dear Capcom,Kill yourselves for saying this

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Resident evil-1,2,3-very very good

Resident evil-4 - very very very good

Resident evil-5- good

Resident evil-6- very good & enjoyable

those who rated RE series now please retire from ur work,dont give poor rating to this series untill now

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@saffan

I'd say RE 1,2,3,CV,4 = VERY GOOD

RE 5 = meh

RE6 = WTF? A.K.A. METAL GEARS OF WAR: DRAKE'S GHOST OF SPARTA featuring Zombies. lmaooo.

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@saffan lolololol, you mean, Resident evil: zero,1,2,3,Code veronica X, VERY very good. 4,5,6 half-assed spin-offs where one of the greatest franchise EVER turned into a fucking mediocre pile of generic action GARBAGE5,6: Linear games only worth playing in co-op to have 'fun' instead of enjoying a great dark game with atmosphere,puzzles and a sense of freedom and completition when you achieve one of these puzzles/make it through a certain part. WHICH HAS ALL BEEN REMOVED SINCE THE 4TH FUCKING GAME. This serie has known one of the biggest decline ever. Whoever believes the 4 was good please stay away from my Resident Evil

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@GamerOuTLaWz Resident Evil 4 was a lot of fun. Although, it wasn't scary at all.

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Here's the weird thing: the game is on the middle spot of Japanese Third-Person Shooters. Metacritic for the whole list for Xbox 360 goes like this:

Quantum Theory(Tecmo): 37 with user rating of 2.4

MindJack(Square Enix/Feelplus): 43 with user rating of 1.8

Resident Evil 6(Capcom): 67 with user rating of 4.6

Binary Domain(Sega): 74 with user rating of 7.9

Vanquish(Sega/Platinum Games): 84 with user rating of 8.4

So what does this tells us? It tells that Sega, a company that got insane amount of bad rep when this generation started due to Sonic the Hedgehog 2006, is the leader in this competion. If Capcom wants Resident Evil hold in the competion they need to look at those two Sega games. And I enjoyed RE6. It's not perfect but it's enough fun for me.

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@Fastphase1 A made-up theory yours, huh?

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Maybe. But I've played all of those execpt MindJack and I think Quantum Theory is absolutley horrible. It has no redeeming value, it's as generic as a third-person shooter can be. Binary Domain, on the other hand, does have something unique: a loyality system. Certain things make your squadmates either helpful or unhelpful. And it's nothing like Mass Effect 2's system: in Binary Domain the loyality is measured all the time. And it also affects how the game ends. The only problem is that the A.I has a habit of running in front of you without warning. Because loyality meter goes down on friendy fire it can get a little annoying.

Vanquish, directed by Shinji Mikami, creator of Resident Evil, is where it's at IMO. I'm still shocked how bad were the sales. Nothing else says awesome than rocket sliding towards an enemy tank while shooting it in slow-motion, then pulling a melee attack on it's weak spot, destroying it in process. Add with even more stupidness than Resident Evil 4, excellent set pieces, huge bosses and brilliant gameplay with great pacing, it became my favourite third-person shooter and one of the best games that I've ever played.

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Metacritic ps 3 75 with user rating of 4.8 , i wait pc .

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I got the game and I'm enjoying until now. It's FAR from perfect, irritating sometimes and misleading but to call it TOTALLY TRASH is a little extreme! I assume people who trashed it at their heart's content also bought it and couldn't enjoy it in any level because they are too attached to RE's past. Feeling cheated? Go find another game to play! Still angry!? Go fishing for God sakes!

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Where is the capcom that I used to love?

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I checked metacritic and the score is 75 although gamespot gave 4.5 which is the worst one among the metacritic scores. And the sales numbers are pretty high. I'm really having hard time to understand this situation :s can someone explain? Gamespot?

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@hasancakir Don't fully trust the score that came from one person. Find an average score from various reliable sites. There're more than 4,000 comments on this site probably because many of us didn't entirely agree with the 4.5 score. Metacritic and users scores are more accurate if you ask me. Some pro reviewers were probably upset by some changes of the game. Check the review scores here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_6

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@jark888 I appreciate your answer. I knew something is odd. Gamespot reviews started to go off course lately (there are similar situations with other game reviews as well) It is still weird though.

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@hasancakir GS is entitled to its opinion anyway. Don't go for scores!

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@hasancakir You're welcome ;D

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The professional term for this is "damage control"

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"We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing game". No... you really don't...

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@fullxtent Of course they do! They ask all players what kind of game they will NOT buy. Then they design a product that contains what's left on their list of game mechanics, story elements and character traits. The result is RE6, a game that is engineered to interest as many people as possible enough to buy it.

You were perhaps thinking that they were trying to make a FUN game...? That's sooo last generation.

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At first Shinji not Director Re 4 But after see gameplay&story , he don't like it , Shinji come to Director Re 4 and change it.

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Yeah it says they shipped 4.5 million copies, not that they sold 4.5 million, and I've not heard any word yet to say that it's sold out anywhere.

Also I think there's something funny in the fact that it shipped FOUR POINT FIVE million as opposed to any other number. hehe...

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I hope that Resident Evil 7 contains even more action than 6! It will be hilarious seeing all the crybabies bash the game again, while the sales are even higher than 6.

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Too early to predict the future, live the present, its better this way!

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@nurnberg Well the thing is, retailers placed orders for those games long before all the reviews were out. So those "shipped 4.5 million" is largely due to the success of RE 5.

If they look at the shipped amounts and immediately go "YUP, GOOD NUMBERS. THIS IS WHAT PEOPLE WANT IN A GAME, MAKE ANOTHER LIKE THIS!" they are nutbars. Next time, people will be wiser and hold lowered expectations.

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@ShagsterP @nurnberg see the coincidence? 4.5 million shipped games,game gets a 4.5 review.

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Resident Evil 6 is a great game! Screw the haters! Lol at all the butthurt haters, the game still sold millions despite the corrupt reviewers bashing it.

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@nurnberg

Learn to read, it says SHIPPED, not SOLD. I have a friend who works at a gamestore and of the 50 copies he put in stock not even half has sold. They even gonna cut the retailprice in half soon to get rid of their shit so yeah, great game that 'sells' millions.

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@Ravenlock_2112 @nurnberg can also never take sells for granted since more than half of these sells are fucking braindead casuals who never held a controller before the 2000s and dont know what a DEEP and GOOD game is

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Shinji Mikami's Project Zwei is starting to look like the real RE Successor he even hired members of the team that did the RE1 remake..so I dunno Capcom does need to reroll this series

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@IanNottinghamX Do you know when its coming out?

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@musalala late 2013 Systems unknown

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@IanNottinghamX I like that!

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I still remember Resident Evil 4 Beta/Alpha, damn that was good! Airship, virus fog that bullets can't hurt, that is something definitively something Capcom could rebuild upon, made guns useless and the fog is constantly on the move, and made slow death without cure an urgency to get antidote.

Damn that will be good, made freaks dolls pop up randomly that freak out and airship. Made you feel helpless and piss when boss fight is anything but cured with a rocket launcher or fleeing.

Its a survival horror, but then its not a Zombie game...... which RE franchise based upon.

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@WillyChong Make guns useless in a survival horror game? But how will all the 12 year old COD players survive if they can't shoot something lol.

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@WillyChong

RE 4 beta seemed the creepiest but it was canned, it could've added a lot to the frachise.

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@WillyChong what the **** are u on about lol.

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@fullynickmate This:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_5kwX0LZAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfA7ffFiMzY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nFKfGbbRVg&feature=related

look how the beta was created!

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@WillyChong @fullynickmate seriously the first video is most prob one of the best horror Ive seen in a video game the statues,deer head, the dolls, THE BLUE J'AVOS PHANTOMS THAT YOU CANT SHOOT omg

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@WillyChong @fullynickmate WOW this looked awesome

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@WillyChong I never heard about those RE 4 "fog" and "hooked man" editions, but after watching those trailers what I have to say is: THAT is the Resident Evil I want.

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The game is not that bad....... well not good but its a decent game, or movie, or quick time event, maybe pleasing too many fans is not a good idea. But Capcom will made it through, since RE6 is just part of its franchise, maybe its time they rethink their game designs. :D

Hope they actually go for broke and create something out, for now I'm on hold.

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I would classify RE 6 with two simple words: crazy and unbalanced.

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The game will sell because its a main time line RE title, and it also on multiple platforms. Numbers have become seriously inflated since multi platforming became prominent, FF 7 sold about ten million on one system alone.

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**** anyone who bought this shitty game

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@JOYRIDEME no **** any one like you who like to create the its cool to hate on this situation.

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"We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing game"

TRANSLATION: We only listen carefully to the feedback from Call of Doodie users and use this information when copying, *cough cough* I mean developing the game.

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Wow, is CoD that influential in the gaming market these days..?

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@franzito @wyan_ Pretty much. A lot of these publishers see how much COD sells and think if they make something similar it will automatically sell as much and they assume COD players want that. Square Enix even said Final Fantasy XIII wasn't made to play like an RPG but rather a FPS. Plus these publishers know the fans will buy the game because they are fans of the series so they work on trying to attract the kind of players who will only play their games if they are similar to COD.

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@franzito @toddx77 @wyan_

At the same time, gun/blade and gun-only user in a Final Fantasy aren't new at all ... Barret in FF7, Pretty much every caracters of Final Fantasy 8

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@toddx77 @wyan_

No wonder Lightning and Sazh weapons in FF XIII are gun-like...

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