Along with everyone in Australia, my copy's just arrived as will (I assume) have plenty others across the UK. So anywhoo I wanted to create this thread just as means for people to sound off on how they're finding the game! Or hey, there's probably someone on here's who already completed the damn thing or something.
Just completed the Prologue and... well, it really is like something right out of Call of Duty. First-person perspective, tapping a button to drag your comrade out of a warzone... And, much like a lot of Leon's campaign I'm sure, everything was incredibly restrictive and linear. Sometimes you can run, sometimes you can't. A ridiculous amount of QTE's at that, and there's a part where a zombie begins attacking Leon because Leon ran out of ammo. But once the zombie's taken care of, and we see Leon nabbing his clip, suddenly your inventory is filled up with all kinds of shit! A magnum, shotgun, sniper, assault rifle... where the Hell did they come from and why didn't Leon opt to use one of his other weapons of destruction? I suppose it's implied he got it from the military jeep? Even thought we see no such thing.
In any case, it's situations like that where I suddenly have a new found appreciation for RE5. Even though that too had a very deliberately paced and highly scripted opening, it was still a heap more effective as you slowly walk through the town with nothing but contempt and mistrust being eyed your way from the villagers; kinda creepy. RE6 on the other hand actually opens with you piloting a helicopter and then crashing it into a skyscraper! I guess that's too be expected, though, given what we all know about the game and I shouldn't complain about what the game evidently is now. But still, its attempts at some high-octane Uncharted/Call of Duty style opening didn't impress so much. Anywhoo, from what I can gather you also won't be upgrading guns this time around and instead you buy Skills, which you can equip 3 at a time. Stuff like increased firearm power, defence, piercing damage and so forth. So there's that.
Heading into Leon's story now. Playing Veteran mode as Helena x).