- Developer:Capcom Co Ltd
- Publisher:Capcom Co Ltd
- Genre:Action & Adventure
- Release Date: 29/03/2016
- Available on:Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3 & 4
- Game Supplied by:Xbox
Resident Evil 6 was released 4 years ago on the Xbox 360, and at the time it was a game ahead of itself with stunning visuals. Now it’s the Xbox one’s turn to revamp for the current platforms.
At first glance you may not notice much difference just showing how good it was when it was originally released back in 2012, so the question to be asked has it improved in any way? The simple answer is yes with the graphics getting a high resolution makeover showing off some wonderfully detailed environments, of course you don’t just base a game on graphics especially the lovely water effects but it so hard to ignore it as you wade through water. Where the graphics are slightly let down is the facial detail and lip syncing to the voice overs is a bit poor compared to games such as Quantum Break.
As with every Resident Evil game the sixth incarnation doesn’t have one campaign but 4 with Leon, Chris, Ava and Jake experiencing their own story with each campaign being brilliantly scripted and strutted to allow moments were the stories cross over, each campaign has a decent playthrough length which can be played solo or coop. The Resident Evil 6 campaign will provide a challenge on the normal difficulty setting but there are five in total with the “No Hope” difficulty stating the obvious and should provide the ultimate challenge.
The most appealing feature was the diversity in the gameplay from some nicely implemented active time events to flying a harrier jet, also familiar elements to solving puzzles remains where you have to search for items to unlock those elusive hidden or locked doors which has always been present throughout the series, this means the gameplay never becomes stale and boring and remains entertaining throughout.
Resident Evil 6 gives your characters a decent amount of firepower to dispatch the hordes of monsters, zombies and so on with the usual assortment of assault rifles, shotguns and pistols, with the magnum being my favorite as it packs a punch and can take out most of the standard zombies with one shot.
As with any survival game the sound is essential to maximise the games potential and even though this is effective at moments when firing weapons or the sound of your character’s footsteps as he moves about is sufficient the moments where you hear something scampering about, really didn’t provide that elusive scare factor compared to games such as Outlast.
Resident Evil 6 has everything from the original with all the bonus content this includes various game modes such as mercenaries where you have to kill as many zombies within the allotted time, Agent Hunt pits you against an agent who is supported by another player, and while you take on the role of various monsters to hunt him down and kill him. There are so many more modes to explore and play such as Survival, predator, onslaught the only issue is trying to find a multiplayer lobby to play these modes as they don’t provide solo play.
I have never really enjoyed survival horrors, but Resident Evil 6 shows promise with the sharper graphics and all the extra content that comes with it for such a brilliant price.
There’s is the feeling that with any older game there are a few issues which you expect with a game going from one platform to the next, it wasn’t enough to spoil the overall game, but you notice the problems are there.
Even if you aren’t a Survival Horror gamer this is still worth a go.