What really bugs me about the criticisms against this game.

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#1 Posted by RAMBO604 (137 posts) -

The thing that just outright confuses me about all the backlash against RE6 is that it is like everybody suddenly forgot every other Resident Evil game except 4 right as soon as this one came out.

The hindsight opinion of everyone in the enthusiast video games press seems to be that the first four games (1,2,3,CV) are all horrible monstrosities that control like crap and have ridiculous overwrought story lines. An opinion I think is undeserved aside from the story which is truthfully really absurd, but the tank controls where perfectly fine. Then suddenly RE6 comes out the general reaction seems to be "what this game is terrible and ruined the franchise, it has terrible controls and the plot is just stupid", "RE4 was a flawless gem with great controls and such a radical twist on the story throwing out 9/10's of the RE universe that all is forgiven".

These schools of thought just outright piss me off because people are slamming what is a perfectly good B- or C+ video game with scores in the 30's and 40's outraged at how dare Capcom make a Resident Evil that controls like crap and has no substance to the plot. But these same people would likely say the exact same thing about the old RE games if they were brought up on a podcast or other venue for discussion.

It's not defense force or justification, or some dumb ass conspiracy theory like some people are calling. It's out and out hypocrisy, you can't levy the same complaints against a games predecessors then slam that game and praise what you had been shitting on before.

The game has flaws, its still enjoyable and not offensively bad as some critics have suggested. N'Gai Croal is absolutely right that RE6 is a watershed moment between the relationship between Triple A games and reviewers.

#2 Posted by Dezztroy (771 posts) -
@RAMBO604 said:
It's out and out hypocrisy
 You just described just about all press, ever.
#3 Posted by believer258 (11570 posts) -

If the series got really, really good about controls and then went to shit again then yes, people would have a right to complain. Also, it isn't the late '90s anymore, it's 2012 - if controls are bad then people have a right to complain about them.

#4 Posted by Phatmac (5720 posts) -

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

#5 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4675 posts) -

I doubt that people that never liked the old Resident Evils games are claiming to like them now. Perhaps it is possible that fans of those game don't like Re6. They after all are nothing alike.

#6 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

#7 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

@RAMBO604: I have a 1997 EGM magazine at home that I've been reading. On this magazine, Resident Evil is considers to be great. There is a preview for the director's cut where they predict that it might be the greatest game to come out. So back in 1997, the tank controls were about the only real problem with the game. What I'm saying is, they were considered really good games in their time. But now, they're have fallen to the wayside.

#8 Posted by JJOR64 (18894 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Phatmac said:

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

It isn't going to stop. People did the same thing with Mass Effect 3 on here.

#9 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4907 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Phatmac said:

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

#10 Posted by mordukai (7129 posts) -

@believer258 said:

If the series got really, really good about controls and then went to shit again then yes, people would have a right to complain. Also, it isn't the late '90s anymore, it's 2012 - if controls are bad then people have a right to complain about them.

I will agree to that. Nowadays bad controls is inexcusable. Back then developers at least could have justified it with hardware limitation or simply lack of proper knowledge.

#11 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1379 posts) -

People's expectations change with the times because, you know, technology and design advances. Get over it.

#12 Posted by stryker1121 (1327 posts) -

I disagree about the hindsight comment. RE1, 2, 3, REmake on Gamecube are all considered classics. I'm not sure the point you're trying to make her tbh.

#13 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1230 posts) -

@believer258 said:

If the series got really, really good about controls and then went to shit again then yes, people would have a right to complain. Also, it isn't the late '90s anymore, it's 2012 - if controls are bad then people have a right to complain about them.

This and...

@Phatmac said:

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

#14 Posted by CaLe (3897 posts) -

Other games besides Resident Evil exist. It's fair to compare this game to those games, and in doing so its weaknesses seem to be very apparent.

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#15 Posted by Humanity (8730 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

STOP MAKING THESE THREADS.

STOP READING THESE THREADS.

#16 Posted by Gamer_152 (14051 posts) -

We already have more than enough of these threads. We don't need another.

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