Also On: PS4
Desperate times call for lazy decisions. No wait, that's wrong. Actually, in the case of Resident Evil 6 for PS4 and Xbox One, it's a valid statement. Released not even four years ago, Capcom felt, despite its mixed reception, the game sold well enough to become their 2nd best selling title as of Sept 2015, and in turn, justified a remaster. That's a lot to take in. For me, RE6 is the weakest link in the dying franchise and that's being nice. In the hopes of Capcom putting a better effort in 2016 to celebrate the series' 20th Anniversary, I was eager to see if they fixed or improved some of the flaws with the game. You know what they say, paint rust whatever color you want, it's still rust.
I can report this release is essentially the same release from 2012 with the addition of the multiplayer maps and costume DLC that I could care less about. The only saving grace this time around is that all the campaign chapters including Ada's is unlocked from the start. This means you can play through Leon's campaign (easily the highlight of the game) and skip over Chris'. Trust me, you aren't missing anything good. I won't be digging deep into the game since it's identical other than visuals to its last gen counterpart. Here is our original review.
Keep in mind this is the first of a trilogy of "RE-masters" this year with Resident Evil 5 and 4 next on the list. Let's hope that at least Resident Evil 4 isn't the same HD release that has been pumped out time and time again. I think it's safe to say that's wishful thinking. So who is this game for? Gluttons for punishment? Die Hard Fans of the series? Dare I say, me? Clearly, something has me still playing through the game despite completing it when it was first released. I'm not sure I will ever have the answer for you. Maybe it's the hope that the 2nd time around, I could find love for it.
It may simply be that I have been a hardcore fan of the series since even before the launch of the original. I had a preorder at Electronics Boutique back in the day, months before the release and have played just about every release to date. This includes the original Resident Evil Survivor which dare I say, is more enjoyable than Resident Evil 6. At the end of the day, if you didn't play RE6 when it first released, I don't see why you would jump in now, other than the fact that it looks better.
Personally, I enjoyed Resident Evil 5 way more and even that game was a step in the wrong direction. I will check that release out as well and let you know my thoughts when it releases at the end of June. If you are hell bent on grabbing RE6, wait for a price drop. $20 is even too steep in my opinion.