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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The problem with re6 and re5 in some areas is that when you give zombies guns, the horror genre disappears. It becomes an action shooter!!!

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@2uneek4u By the way, the policemen zombies that appear in the game shoot quite well, making them irritating foes

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@2uneek4u

That's what Capcom is going for. They want RE to sell millions of copies like the best-selling action shooters on the market. The only way to do that is to turn RE into a brainless run n' gun action game.

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also still waiting for the PC release of this and not gonna buy this for xbox till its under 30 Euro on ebay, cheers

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they didnt have the strong direction of shijni mikami in RE6 so thats why it failed they also needed to concentrate more on gameplay than stupid cinematic BS and quicktime events, since when did Half Life ever need a cutscene to be great ? ....

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@Printul_Noptii The cinematics were fine, to be honest. The main problem was (like you pointed out) the obsessive use of QTEs, and also the clumsy controls and generic action sequences.

They had some good ideas, but the execution was incredibly sloppy. So yeah, I wholeheartedly agree that Mikami's departure hurt things quite a bit.

I'm okay with an action-oriented RE game... But is it really that hard to make it a GOOD one? :/

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@Printul_Noptii And half life didn't have QTE's either!!!

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@Printul_Noptii you hit the nail right on the head...they need a visionary like Mikami to direct this series.

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They honestly need to scrap their storyline and start from scratch...make it 4 player coop survival horror scarier(emphasis on scarier) than left 4 dead. Then fill it with all types of Zombies,then theyll have a smash hit on their hands.

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

Capcom,if you were listening to the FANS,you would have made a horror survival game.

Casual gamers and the mainstream gamers surely never ever sent feedback to you!

I cant only image that one Capcom guy was reading forums where 99 fans wrote they want a true RE and 1 guy said "how about an action shooter?".

The Capcom guy then:Yes,listen to him...he is a true fan.

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@sladakrobot "Casual gamers and the mainstream gamers surely never ever sent feedback to you!"

You haven't seen Capcom unity and Shoryuken.com then...

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@alenth This what they get for reading forums and such...

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@alenth Isnt "shoryuken" for "vs beat em ups" only? Why would capcom search for feedback about RE there?

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all they think about is how many copies they sell and how much money they make

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Edited By premier024

@mokalid Sadly this is all that matters to any major company.

If they make a RE that goes back to survival horror ill give them some of my money, until then not so much.

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Succsesfull at betraying RE then yes

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If you want to listen to the users, then stop forcing us to play co-op.

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@Mr_Big_Boss i like coop , stop forcing "no coop" to me

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Tanslation: it was Succsesfull in making everyone HATE Resident Evil.

#The Series Is Dead.

#Leave It Be.

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Translation: It failed, to some degree.

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I'm sorry, but Capcom lost all it's credibility a long time ago, especially with all the bullshit they've pulled of lately.

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You can't say "Not a Success" without using the word "success"....... right?

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I didn't like the demo. It's a rental for me, but rental stores are dead, so I have to wait a while before I renew my rental service. That's where it stands for me.

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Aw, poor Capcom has gone delusional.

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All I'm saying is, Dragon's Dogma 2 better be legendary or Capcom will end up on a permanent blacklist by many of its fans. They raped Devil May Cry and RE. Abandoned Mega Man. And every fighting game they release is a DLC nickel and dime fest. Get your shit together Capcom.

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@KamuiFei I hope they didn't make Dragon's Dogma good only so they could make a terrible sequel after it D:

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@KamuiFei It is kinda funny that Drgaon's Dogma was there to help promote Resident Evil 6 but Dragons Dogma did exceedingly better than Resident Evil 6 in score and sales wise.

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Edited By JussCaca

Go ahead and ship them doesnt really matter, doesnt mean people are going to buy them, people have already seen/played/readed on how the game is. I myself dont have it maybe when the game is at a super low price people might buy it. Black Friday is couple weeks from now and if it go on sale for $20 or less I MIGHT get it who knows

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Capcom can live with only monster hunter on japan, the company isn't going nowhere, i don't like capcom sometimes but i think that people is really hard on bashing RE6, is not really a bad game (not great either) there is a lot of misinformation about the game because of video reviews, the game is fun but is not a masterpiece, the horror aspect was fine on leon's campaing, QTE's are excessive on some parts of the game but not in all the game, the "infinite ammo" argument is true only if you play with that option because on normal modes unless you're acting like rambo you will have problems getting ammo, one legit issue is the camera on closed places (really annoying), and the coop play is fun sometimes, but again the game is not bad and it offers a lot of content especially a huge campaing, the easy modes are really not different from the rookie modes of RE2 and 3 (funny how people forget about them) i suggest to rent the game and being honest about it, just play it and try to have fun, not being a fanboy (i hate sometimes how capcom handle his fighting frachises). just trying to be reasonable here.

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On a side note, I discovered that if you play on easy the computer does the QTE for you. Wish I could configure that in all difficulties.

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That's funny, the part I enjoyed of that game is the one that resembles closer to the survival horror I want back.

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game was phenomenal, i wouldn't worry much about reviews capcom, if a piece of crap like halo 4 could get a 9 and a fantastic game like re6 got a 4 there obviously isn't much use for the reviews besides to mislead ppl, game sold well, keep it up, this non-biased hardcore RE fan was made happy :)

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@visionedorange

You sound like my brother, a 6 year old kid who thinks RE6 kicks ass because it has zombies in it. Go play your crappy game kid.

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@visionedorange So not only have Capcom gone dellusional its die hard blind fans have too? LoL

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@visionedorange " if a piece of crap like halo 4 could get a 9"

Didn't Halo 4 come out today?. Please tell us again how non-biased you are?

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@visionedorange How is that unbiased opinion of yours working for you? I can't figure out how people state an opinion then say its unbiased...

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@visionedorange wow you call a game you probly havent even played crap kind of makes your point of view useless doesn't it?

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@visionedorange Did you just call Halo 4 a piece of crap.

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Enjoy, cos it won't happen with RE7. People are wiser now :)

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@mattcake nope,they aren't

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Hello MHP3rd 8 million sold copy just in JAPAN.....pls re6....just ...pls.

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@CRAPCOM1926 We need Monster Hunter!

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Capcom, it's real easy :

Hire Back Kamiya-san, Mikami-San, Inafune-San, Inaba-san, etc.

Let them craft the next RE title, done.

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The only reason they shipped so many is because customers, fans and shops pre-ordered. That ensured most of the 4.5 million units. Simply the anticipation that a big name game generates. Now the game has been played and disappointed so many (including myself) the sales will drop off.

Capcom really need to a good think about why 4.5 million units shipped, and ask what percentage of that figure were happy with the purchase and if they would do it again a second time.

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@tomouse84 If returns were accepted for a full refund I would of returned my copy, how many of the sales are just based on just the RE title and the survivla horror genre. I would never buy this if it was a different title until I atleasted rented it, I bought this based on my expectations from previous titles, game is a 6/10 at best and i'm being generious. For how big Capcom is and with their budget... this final product is below pair

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Edited By firedrakes

you can action in horror. if done right. but this game and last re shooter. are not

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"We always listen carefully to the feedback from users and use this information when developing game"--People are screaming.."Bring Back Horror".

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Capcom, We want the Survival Horror back! :'(

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