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Resident Evil 6 Review: Can you survive?

ImageHello, and welcome back to my esteemed blog.  I feel very repetitive in apologizing for my brief idleness in the past few weeks, but as you know, when you start a new job you have to dedicate a lot of time to it.  Rejoice though, for I am back with more gaming goodness.

Survival horror is a genre of video gaming that seemed to disappear over the years.  Thankfully Dead Space revived the genre in a terrifying way.  What about other franchises that were the trailblazers for survival horror?  Resident Evil is a shining example of the question “what happened to this franchise genre”.  The series has turned its back on the main element that made the franchise so amazing, this is element is the survival horror.  So here we have Resident Evil 6, and the question looming through everyone’s mind is, does this newest installment resurrect the survival horror element?

Graphics: The presentation of Resident Evil is amazing!  The character models are very well done and the environments are top notch and somewhat massive.  The eye candy will impress you guaranteed.    Score: 8.5/10

Sound:  The musical score is very well done and fits each scenario and location.  The voice work is among the best I have ever experienced since the god awful voice acting in the original Resident Evil.  The creepy eerie sounds of the zombies make a huge return to the franchise.  This is indeed a great soundtrack addition to the series.  Score: 8.5/10

Gameplay: Fans of Resident Evil 4, 5, and Gears of War will feel right at home with Resident Evil 6.  The gameplay is smooth with excellent real time scenarios where quickness is paramount.  The story of Resident Evil is not only epic, but one of the best in the series.  The online co-op capability of Resident Evil 6 are amazing, addictive, and really puts your teamwork skills to the test.  At one point, I found myself wanting to play with my friends online, and not so much the solo-campaign.   Score: 9.5/10

Issues: Upon playing this new installment I noticed something that is really lacking in this game which is consistency.  It tries to include three different elements and mesh it into one single element unfortunately it ends of backfiring at times.  For example, when playing Leon’s scenario it brings the essence of the original survival horror elements of the original Resident Evil.  When you play Chris Redfield’s Scenario it feels like you’re playing a straight up shoot em out Gears of War like title.  While it’s not a bad thing for most gamers out there like me, other fans of the series may feel a bit confused by this inconsistent switching of gameplay.

Final Score: 9/10

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