haalyle's Resident Evil 6 Review

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Alyssa Dec 26, 12
I suppose learning that you wrote this review to spite mine is as good a motivation to read through it than any.

A problem I'm having with all of your reviews - especially this one - is that you briefly tell people what's in the game, but not really talk about them. Now, I'm not expecting novels or anything, but what I (and anybody who reads reviews to gauge the quality of the product being reviewed) expect is that you back up your opinions. In one instance, you say that you like the quick time events even though everyone hates them, and then... you literally just move right onto the graphics. Really? I was actually pretty curious to know why you liked the quick time events and why they helped make the game a 7.6/10. A better question is this - what kind of dialogue did Jake have? What was likeable about it? There are plenty more I could point out, but the point is that you need to put some meat on those bones. I'm sure a lot of readers who are debating whether to buy it or if it's even worth torrenting the PC version are wondering if these features you're pointing out are any good and then why they're good/bad/mediocre.

And I might as well explain why I was hard on this game - the reason I hated Resident Evil 6 so much was because it went out of its way to insult my intelligence. It was an utterly generic third person shooter that tried as hard as possible to be Call Of Duty - what, with all the set pieces and whatnot - all because the Call Of Duty series is one of the biggest selling gaming franchises of all time. While that seems silly, they were doing pretty damn good already with the other games in the series (well, not so much with Code Veronica, but people were starting to get sick of it by that point, which was over a decade ago). There was no need to completely sell out - there was only a need to find a good balance between horror and action, which they made a good start with in Resident Evil 4. Not to mention, a lot of Call Of Duty's copycats are lucky to sell even a quarter of what Call Of Duty sells, even if they're at least semi relevant franchises (Medal Of Honor), and that's not to mention both critical and gamer reception, which far more often than not, doesn't reach the heights Call Of Duty does.

In other words, usually when I really hate a game, it's for reasons beyond a few screwy gameplay elements. Like I said in the conclusion of my review, just going by the issues I pointed out, I'd give it a 4/10 or even a 4.5/10 (I'm still on the fence there 1 month later, by the way :3), but when you consider the intention behind it (which is to basically half heartedly imitate Call Of Duty with vague hints of Resident Evil 4 and 5's action/horror hybrid style just to get westerners to buy it), coupled with the fact that it doesn't do anything that other third person shooters do much better, I feel like the 2.5/10 I gave it was perfectly justified. For the record, while Resident Evil 6 sold 4 million units across both platforms, Black Ops 2 sold double that much on the PS3 alone, and that's not to mention how many units it sold on the 360. Not a big deal? Well, Resident Evil 5 sold nearly 5 million units on the PS3 and 3.3 million units on the 360. That's not much of an improvement and Resident Evil 5 wasn't nearly as blatant of a sellout product than Resident Evil 6.

Please try to understand that I'm not trying to upset you. I'm actually trying to help you understand where I was coming from while trying to help you improve your review writing skills - believe me when I say that reviewing truly becomes an enjoyable thing to do once you get a better grasp of writing. :3
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haalyle Dec 27, 12
Yeah, don't worry, I was only angry for a short amount of time I did have difficulty with the game (still do) and it does frustrate me.

Yeah, need to do better with my writing skills, thanks for that, that's why I'm practising writing stories and such, I have definately gotten better over the year though.

I didn't mind your review, but I just found the score too low for myself.
Thanks for reading.