As a total novice but a huge fan of the films, I was ecstatic that I was given the opportunity to review the highly anticipated Resident Evil 6 (RE6) and lose my gaming virginity.
The eighth edition in the Resident Evil series, Capcom has created yet another action-survival horror game, which continues the complex story with characters Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield and Jake Muller.
Before the game play starts, the player is able to choose from three scenarios, also known as ‘co-ops’. Each scenario is a different storyline and style of play, which all come together to create an overall story. The player has the option of choosing one of the two characters in each of the three scenarios.
For a beginner, I found that I was able to easily navigate through each scenario of the game with plenty of prompts and guidance to get me used to the controls. There are simple instructions on where to find weapons and how to use them effectively; violently slashing and shooting zombies.
“I even managed to shoot my companion”
The three scenarios also give the player a chance to use the characters to experience different versions of game play. One of the scenarios led by Jake and Sherry is extremely fast-paced and I found myself completely thrown into the action and hysteria. I did not expect that there would be a little more work involved; the zombies did not just present themselves. I found myself getting confused skulking in the dark and jumping at the smallest movements – I even managed to shoot my companion a few times.
One of the things I was able to appreciate even as a non-gamer was that Capcom have done phenomenally well with RE6 in terms of the graphics, players will not be disappointed. The characters look very realistic in the small story scenes that introduce the game, and every single detail has been paid considerate attention to; from the small details like facial creases when the zombies frown, to the cracks on the weathered stone walls in the landscape.
All in all, RE6 gets a big thumbs-up. The complicated back-story made it a little difficult to commit to however the stunning graphics and the many story and character options will definitely not disappoint die-hard fans.
RE6 is available to buy on from October 2.