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Posted by nohthink

BOOM!!! Shame on you, RE6!!!!!

Posted by Fredchuckdave

Olawds

Edited by Oni

Shocker!

Also, tied with FF13 for "most lavishly produced bad game"

Posted by Korolev

Oh ho! You are in for a shit-storm of negative comments Mr. Shoemaker! Be warned!

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Posted by Morningstar

Oh snap!!

Posted by neoepoch

I'd say the Stars Wars prequels are way better than this game. Take that as you will.

Posted by Benny

If I could get a dollar for everyone who comments here and uses the word/words 'Shit storm'

Posted by Hardtarget

oooouuuuuch at that headline

Posted by Mandrewgora

Damn!

Posted by Cheesebob

I thought it would be 1 star...but I guess it isn't inherently revolting.

Posted by deano546

Was hoping for 1 star, if just to piss off the fan boys...

Posted by XcL

Cliff Leaves Epic now this.

Posted by OldManLollipop

I'll miss u brad

Edited by Trusty_Spoon

From what I have played in demos and heard, it seems everyone has the same oppinion except for the occasional fan boy who really cant accept they just wasted a good sum of money on an inferior product

Posted by OllyOxenFree

And here... we... go...

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I feel sorry for you Brad. Having to play stuff like this.

It was a well written review, at least.

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Posted by duke1gears0

Whatever, I like RE6

Posted by Sooty

The worst thing about RE6 is that people will now look back on 5 as if it was actually a good game.

Posted by unholyone123

At least he can get back to playing Starcraft II.

Edited by kerse

I hope Japan doesn't keep up this trend. If they want to use things that are in popular western games they need to understand why those things are fun, or not fun. Just because qte's are in some really popular titles over here, doesn't mean we like them. In fact I think almost all of us hate them unless they're used sparingly. I loved Asura's Wrath but I feel like its an exception.

I don't know if I'm in the minority but I want the scary back in "survival horror" games, is it just hard to make a game scary?

Posted by Jace

*Roger niner, we got a hostile inbound, over*

Posted by chrishardyblue

I almost bought this game until I saw how much Brad was hating it. Thanks for saving my $60 and 30+ hours

Posted by Oni

@Sooty said:

The worst thing about RE6 is that people will now look back on 5 as if it was actually a good game.

It was! It was totally fine! It had some questionable parts, especially in the last third, but the tight combat of RE4 was present and correct. And Mercenaries was wild fun in co-op.

Posted by bonbolapti

I'm a fan, and from playing mercs mode so far, the controls are really something to get used to. But it terms of it's overall, I'll be marathoning it with my friend on the weekend, and I'm too invested into the series to not play this.

So if it feels like a over-produced B Movie, I'm okay with that :D

Edited by CaLe

Good to know I don't have to buy another game. It will still sell though, because it says Resident Evil on the box. Hopefully it won't be enough make them immediately start on a sequel. Maybe after a long break and some new creative talent, they'll come up with something that isn't terrible.

Posted by GalacticPunt

Two stars might be charitable. "This is all terrible, but there's SO MUCH of it! What a value!"

Posted by Maajin

I'll have to experience the badness myself, as the bombcast only brought up hopes that I'll actually like it.

Posted by billyhoush

I'm kinda glad this is one less game to buy since we're about to get dumped on with AAAs.

Posted by Anung

Having sank 38 hours into this already I really don't think this deserves the hate its getting. It isn't perfect but it's not awful either. It has great qualities with some bad designs.  Seems like alot of bandwagon jumping to be fair. Also the controls are perfect when you change the camera settings.

Posted by TheVideoHustler

Does anyone else read this in Brad's voice?

Also, very well written Brad. You accurately delivered your points in a way that I can understand your viewpoint, and agree with you.

Posted by Xer0Signal

After Kinect Star Wars, and this, what will it take to get a 1 star review from Brad?

C'mon Brad. Embrace it!

Posted by mortal_sb

this is probably a pretty well written review, but man, i checked in word: 2700 words and almost 4 pages. that's just too long. three times the length in comparison to the joystiq review. a review shouldn't be a short story.

i know GB loves to do long and elaborate reviews, but i would prefer if they would review 2-3 games more and write reviews that are only (at max) half als long as these.

Edited by CptBedlam

@Korolev said:

Oh ho! You are in for a shit-storm of negative comments Mr. Shoemaker! Be warned!

What? All I'm seeing is people shitting on this game with the occasional "I like this game, what's wrong with me" comment sprinkled in between.

I'm in the "it has flaws but the hate it's getting is way overblown"-camp by the way.

Posted by Jost1

@Sooty: RE5 was a good game. It may not have been to your taste but it's polished, it does what it sets out to do, its only flaw is that is doesn't really do anything NEW. Now if you want to say you don't LIKE it, that's fine. But it is not a bad game.

Posted by Krakn3Dfx

@TheVideoHustler said:

Does anyone else read this in Brad's voice?

Also, very well written Brad. You accurately delivered your points in a way that I can understand your viewpoint, and agree with you.

No, but this seems like the perfect opportunity for the return of the video review.

Posted by Jazzycola

Only needed to read the first half of the review and hear brad's complaining on the I love mondays video to know that maybe Brad should go back and play RE5. This is just coming from me watching him play RE6 in the quicklook, but it looked like it played pretty damn close to RE5 and the enemies acted the same as well. I've played a few hours of RE5 relatively recent (about a year ago) and everything about the game just felt broken. It doesn't seem like that's changed so I don't know why RE5 is being held to such a high standard which brings me to my original point, Brad should go back and play RE5 to see if that game actually holds up. But I suspect that at this time of year there isn't much time nor is it valuable for a review to do so.

Posted by Phatmac

:/

Posted by Undeadpool

Having played about four hours, I'm ready to say that this game is like Deadly Premonition but with better production values and less personality. But it makes up for that lack of personality by basically being The Room/Birdemic/Kickpuncher in its dialog, acting, and absolute self-seriousness. Despite its MYRIAD flaws, I am having a BLAST playing it (but also absolutely agree with the review).

Posted by AlwaysBeClothing

Its ok Brad, Resident Evil 6 can't hurt you anymore. Ssh, you're safe now.

At least till the raging fans come.

Posted by AndyAce83

Resident Evil 6 is a good game. First annoying, then it grows on you. Its called an acquired taste.

Posted by DeF

I'm curious as to why RE: Revelations never came up in the discussions or the review ... especially since you reviewed that earlier this year as well. Looking back, would you have preferred a bigger budget for a HD release of Revelations instead of RE6? (Though at this point I guess you would prefer anything to RE6^^)

Posted by fargofallout

Holy long review.

As much as some people think being a vide game journalist would be the best job ever (and I think it would mostly be awesome), there are times like this, where you have to get through and finish a game you don't like. I, for instance, couldn't get into Resident Evil 5, so I didn't play the whole thing.

I feel for you, Brad, and I agree that it sucks that this game apparently sucks.

Posted by connerthekewlkid

cmon brad the prequels thing is beating a zombified dead horse

Posted by NoobSauceG7

I honestly thought that even 2 stars would be too high for this game. Brad said absolutely nothing positive about this game...

Posted by Dogma

@Sooty said:

The worst thing about RE6 is that people will now look back on 5 as if it was actually a good game.

Resident Evil 5 was an OK game. BUt yeah, reading and listening to writers during the release period of that game back then you did not hear much love for it (but to be fair...we do know that Brad and espacally Vinny loved and played the shit out of RE5). No one really hated it but the whole "it's an action game more than an horror game" came up a lot, that and complaints about stupid co-op AI, and clunky controls and...yeah, you get my point. Crictics looked at it in a very negative light. It's funny how this game now give these people the impression that RE5 was good or better. A worse game does not make the precursor better it just makes it seem less bad. But that is not the way people talk about it at the moment. It's wierd.

Posted by DG991

0 stars!!!

Posted by Brad

@mortal_sb said:

this is probably a pretty well written review, but man, i checked in word: 2700 words and almost 4 pages. that's just too long. three times the length in comparison to the joystiq review. a review shouldn't be a short story.

i know GB loves to do long and elaborate reviews, but i would prefer if they would review 2-3 games more and write reviews that are only (at max) half als long as these.

If you think the writing is the lengthiest part of the review process, you're badly mistaken.

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Posted by JDW519

This game is getting trashed by almost every person that plays, I don't understand how sites like IGN have given it decent reviews, definitely need to play it now just to see how bad it is

Posted by fox01313

Didn't care much for RE5 but hearing on the QL & the bombcast on just how they tried to bring this franchise back by cheaply putting in game mechanics that don't seem to work right or have proper context/tutorials to them. Seems that RE might have more life in the Raccoon CIty game if they do more with that over this. Great review full of insightful stuff Brad, now please go play something you'll find fun & entertaining.

Posted by Animasta

@Xer0Signal said:

After Kinect Star Wars, and this, what will it take to get a 1 star review from Brad?

C'mon Brad. Embrace it!

he gave a one star to velvet assassin, I believe.