- Dec 12, 2013
- Reaction score
Ok, i know RE7 isn't a reboot, but to me it's as close as you can get to one. In terms of gameplay, story and characters, RE7 is far and away from what RE6 was. Anyway, my question is, was RE6 really bad enough to warrant this? It's been 5 years now since it came out and in that time my enjoyment of the game has grown considerably. Back in 2012, i played through the campaigns, quick go of mercs and more or less forgot about the game. But with the re release of the game on current gen last year, i found myself going back to it more and more and even now, in terms of Resident Evil on my PS4 i have 0, 1, 4, 5, 6 , 7, Code Veronica and both Revelations. And out of all of them i play 6 the most. The game is a big dumb action game complete with clones, underwater bases and dinsour bosses, but it's FUN. The gameplay is fun as hell and the mercenaries Mode in 6 is my favourite. The campaigns all offer something a little different from each other, yes i know they play more or less the same, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses and to me when i play Leon and Chris' campaigns in particular, i feel like im playing two totally different games. In terms of characters, i enjoy them all. Leon and Chris speak for themselves, Sherry was a very welcome return and was a good character, Jake was written pretty well and actually had a character arc throughout the game. Helena managed to get some sympathy out of me for her sister and Piers.... i can't help it i love piers. Sure he has his head up Chris' ass the whole game but im told Piers' character is explored a lot more in the Marhawa Desire? I wouldnt know iv never read through it. At the end of it all though, i felt a lot more for the characters in this game than any character's in 7, including The Bakers. After 5 years, 6 still has me coming back for some casual fun whether it's alone or with a friend, so it did something right. 7 on the other hand, i got it in january, platinumed it in march and havent played it since. Im not downright bashing 7, it had some good points which iv talked about in another thread and was a still a decent game for what they tried to do and i understand it's a totally different beast entirely to 6. But if Capcom made RE7 based solely on how 6 was initially received, ( which they basically did) i can't help but feel as though they made a mistake.