Today and yesterday, I started playing Resident Evil 6 again.  For those who were not fans of the series, it was thought liked somewhat. 

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That is, if you could get beyond, hyper sensitive camera control and excessive amount of QTE moments.  (Push a button or die situations, in a nutshell.)

IF you did, there was a fairly good game.  On my first try of the game back when it was released a few years ago; I suspended judgement until I beat it.

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As a DEDICATED and true Resident Evil fan, I was pissed.  I left the game behind and let it collect dust.  Until now.

The reason I came back to the game overhearing that many of the gameplay problems had been remedied.  Which after playing for a bit, I felt I had to seriously tweak the setting to get a better experience.  Mind you this is on a PS3 console.

Overall, it was a better experience, gameplay wise and there was action a plenty.  So much so, that it still felt like a shooter and as long as you can accept that…then it is a good game. 

With multiple scenarios that constantly cross between each other, multiplayer in both the main game and mercenaries mode.  (Along with a few other modes if you want to pay for the dlc.)

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You have a good game.  Just not a good Resident Evil game.

What the hell happened with this series?!  Was it that much of the original staff left and it lost its real focus?  Sure it was; survival horror brings fear and tension to the gamer, and the genre is simple.

Adding multiplayer, co-op and building a game outside of its meat and potatoes; is risky business.  It’s ruining triple-A games.  Developers are ruining single player, by focusing on making a game that can have multiplayer, just to beat competition.  If you do the opposite, you’ll get stronger sales overall, vice large bulk sales following product release.

Hell, it’s becoming a trend that developers completely omit single player from its product altogether.  Thats a BAD thing…for one exception

If you have a series, make it one player, two, four or multiplayer, from the start.  But work it into the game so it doesn’t ruin the experience.  The sales arent good, make a new project and be CREATIVE!! 

Rarely, are the games the execute multiplayer and single player well.  Borderlands did it from the start.  While, Mass Effect 3 executed it well after two sequels.  The latter was succesful because it fit into the story; it didnt avoid it.

I feel better, now that I got that out. 

Anyhoo, go and give Resident Evil 6 another shot, if you like.  Either that, or something you put down the first time.

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