GS Review: Resident Evil 6

Spoilers ahead

Been awhile since I have done a blog so here we go. I heard some pretty negative things about Resident Evil 6 and decided for Christmas to get it as a gift so I wouldn't have to pay for it in case it turned out to be true. Fast forward 2 weeks later, finally got around to beating all 4 campaign modes and some extra stuff in mercenaries mode. Anyways, the game surprised me.

Summary

Ok so a brief summary of the game. There is a new strain of a virus called the C-Virus. Actually, 2 strains. One is expelled as a gas in bio warfare and the gas kills the body then reanimates. Typical zombie stuff. Then people who directly inject it into themselves are turned into something called the J'avo. The J'avo are not zombies but they grow extra eyes, weird mouths, can use guns, have enhanced strength, speed, regenerate heads and sometimes mutate into weird creatures. Some grow Krauser shield arms, turn into weird spider like creatures, spitting lizards. They become a whole lot of twisted things. Anyways, you have 4 campaigns to go through. Leon, Chris, Ada and newcomer Jake Muller. Each person comes with a partner save for Ada. The campaigns feature their own story line and how it connects to the main story and at times intersecting with others. So each person is effected by the C virus (not literally effected) but they are impacted by it in some way. And you have to figure everything out and save the world.

Characters

Leon Kennedy: Who doesn't love Leon? The guy is a boss and he teams up with new partner, Helena Harper. Leon is nifty in the game in the fact that he is the only character that has a weapon that can dual wield. His wingshooter pistol has a large clip and with proper upgrades equipped, the gun is a deadly weapon for taking out quite a few zombies. Leon also gets other weapons like a knife, shotgun, semi auto sniper and an assault rifle. Oh, and 50 cal magnum pistol called the lightning hawk. In this game, you're really shown how Leon has grown since his debut. He is a lot more serious but still maintains the quips at times he is known for.

Helena Harper: His new partner and newcomer to the series. She gets her own special pistol as well. It is a pretty powerful pistol and she is armed with a hydra shotgun too and has her own unique quickshot with it. She gets other weapons too but sadly none melee like a knife. I love this character. I think she has a lot of potential to her and the VA showed a lot of emotion to her which I like. They didn't reveal too much on her past so it leaves to explore with her. She is relatively young compared to Leon, being 24-years old which makes her about 12 years younger with him being 36 years old himself. So I do hope to expect her to be around for awhile.

Chris Redfield: The Legend is back and kind of impacted from his experiences. Anyways, Chris has a very strong arsenal of weapons from the get go. I think this is a good advantage for starting since he has a more complex set of adversaries. Not a whole lot to say on him.

Piers Nivan. Chris' partner is a sniper based character. Piers' sniper is one of the strongest guns in the game being a one hit kill on most enemies. He is a collected soldier but fierce at the same time and has done a lot trying to keep Chris in line. I didn't really like him at first. There wasn't a whole lot of dynamic to him but in the end, he was a great a character with his development.

Jake Muller: The new guy and Wesker's son. Jake is a 20 year old (doesn't look like it) is a solid character and brings a different dynamic to the game with his hand to hand capabilities. He substitutes knives for his fists and kicks with a style that kind of resembles his dad's. He comes across as a big hardass jerk, but the development he gets changes it and understand why he is the way he was. Wesker abandoned Jake and his mother and his mother became ill so Jake tried hard to raise money for better medical care and they were in a third world country area called Edonia. Jake becomes a mercenary as a teen in order to raise money for his mother but she eventually passes. Jake also gets a very solid arsenal of weapons. His pistol is pretty good, his melee combat takes some getting used to but on top of that he gets snipers, machine guns and shotguns like everyone else. I like his dynamic with his partner. Sherry Birkin.

Sherry Birkin: Remember her? The little blonde girl in a sailor suit that was in RE 2 (I think it was?) for like 10 minutes? Well, she is back and all grown up. Sherry is now 26-27-ish and is a good little, straight by the book agent of the D.O.S. She is more kind and gentle than her partner Jake and you can really feel the tension between the characters and then eventual closeness. The VA's did an awesome job at developing their relationship.

Ada Wong: Ada is still Ada Wong. Mysterious. Elegant. She is like if Catwoman, Psylocke and Fantomex all had a baby between the ninjaness, thieving kind of style and total misdirection as to where the character actually sits. *Awaits Purps comment*

I have not yet played as Carla so Idk how she differs from...you'll find out.

Gameplay

Each character operates a bit differently from each other from some of the most subtle aspects. Everyone has a melee attack but not necessarily a melee weapon which can be screwy at times. Given that everyone has a melee attack though, they attack differently with different styles. Chris' attacks are a bit slower compared to the others but they pack a bigger throw back. Leon, Piers, Helena, Jake, Ada and Sherry are pretty fast with their melee attacks aside from some theatrics like Helena or Ada using scissor kicks on opponents which can leave them open.

Aside from the differences , the gameplay is the same as far as basics go. Just different weapons for different people and a different gameplay per character. Helena for example uses a multiple dodge technique for her quickshot with the hydra which is an effective maneuver. Sherry's special pistol is weaker than Jake and Chris' 909's and Helena's picador. But it makes up for it with a large clip and burst fire feature which fires three bullets or a single bullet. Leon too as he can dual wield despite his pistol being the weakest which can make up for it. Piers and Ada have no melee weapons or true pistols but assault weapons as their "pistols". But they make up for with larger clips and a faster rate of fire. Their other main weapons also are some of the strongest weapons in the game like Ada's crossbow or Piers' special sniper.

Jake and Sherry are the only partners thave a close range weapon. Jake having a h2h mode and not consider it a melee attack when in his stance and Sherry's stun baton with a charge feature and combo. Chris has a combo on his back dodge or quick shot while Leon does not have any combo with his knife.

The guns also will benefit from what skills you equip with a plethora of upgrades from steadying your aim, increasing it's fire power and increasing your own defense can make the differences in fights. Also, different guns do have different aim positions which can affect how accurate you are. Ada's 50 ammo box fires from the hip and was a bit off for me at first. Her crossbow also fired differently from normal guns. All in all, most people will get all the same type of weaponry without the guns being the same. Some get a semi-automatic sniper while others get a bolt action sniper. The pistols are all different, and Helena is the only one to get 10 gauge shells for her hydra shotgun. Some guns also carry explosive rounds like the bear commander assault rifle or Ada's crossbow with special bolts. You also have grenade launchers but not every character will receive it.

Each campaign also has its own enemies and different involvement with the C-Virus. Chris and Piers face the J'avo but the J'avo are upgraded from the very start which makes sense due to Chris' starting weaponry being the strongest. Jake and Sherry face the J'avo but they start out more common as ones that don't mutate so often. Helena and Leon face the zombies. Everyone faces B.O.W's. Another feature is that all the campaigns will intersect at some point but then branch off to their own again which I liked that touch. And each campaign will not spoil much of any others or their stories. You have to play all 3 campaigns to get the idea of everything going on. And with each level being at least an hour and twenty-thirty minutes or so on at least normal difficulty, the levels are pretty long and large which provides a longer gameplay feel and enough shoot outs.

Ada's campaign also adds a nice touch of filling in any missing holes.

Pros

  • Campaigns. I loved the multiple campaigns. On normal mode it took me roughly 7-10 hours to beat each one which was fine to me as it gave each character set enough time to develop and grow. This also allows longer times for fighting, different bosses, different stories so things stay fresh longer.
  • Variety of characters. I like the fact they used some of the older characters cause Leon is my favorite but added new characters. This keeps things fresh too. I commend Capcom for making the call to add new characters to keep the franchise going without rebooting it in a convoluted mess (damn you, DMC). Considering Leon is now 36 and Chris 40, these guys can't go for much longer unless Capcom turns them into Old Snake from MGS 4. Chris will be limping around with a walker but he lifts it up and it turns into a machine gun/ missile launcher. I was pleasantly surprised Sherry became an agent and a playable character. And because of the variety, as I said before, the gameplay differs a bit and it was fun for me trying to use each character cause you adjust to one and then have to learn how to use the others.
  • I like Jake so far and I want to see how he grows which Resident Evil makes their characters develop very well. Take Leon from when he first appeared being a young rookie and kind of a flirt to a more stoic and serious agent but will still make quips every now and then to lighten the mood. Jake is still brash and cocky but he knows he doesn't want to be like his father but I do expect an encounter between him and Chris some day. His style is different. His attitude makes you want to hate him at first but when you learn his mother died and he became what he did to save her was an awesome aspect to his character. Kind of like Vergil in a way from Devil May Cry. Couldn't save her and just seeks the best bid or power he can.
  • Sherry was a cool twist. At first to me she came across as useless but some of her cutscenes show she is a badass underneath all that straight cop attitude. It's also fun zapping people with the stun rod until they combust.
  • Piers was kind of hard for me to like at first but just get to the end of Chris' campaign and find out what the character does. It flipped my opinion right around of him
  • I love Helena. Laura Bailey is fantastic. Her scene with Deborah was great considering it is a video game.

  • The voice acting. All the voice actors captured their character's perfectly. Troy Baker does awesome going from cocky Jake to more caring but still holding true to his ego. Matthew Mercer (honorable mention since he played Tygra, my favorite T-cat in the newest version of the show and now plays my favorite character in the series) captured the more stoic Leon while maintaining his sense of humor in depressing times. Chris is intense throughout the whole series. Ada's VA does a fantastic job of making her calm, sly, and sexy.
  • The dynamics. The characters had interesting dynamics and complemented each other. From Jake and Sherry being polar opposites, to a revenge driven Chris with Piers keeping him in line. Leon and Helena made the best couple in the game between their uneasy start to a fullblown partnership so I hope they continue to partner up while they can and maybe drift away from the Ada Wong and Leon relationship since it just seems to be teased too long and possibly won't happen due to conflicting natures. I know they have feelings but I kind of hope it dies eventually. Helena and Leon did show some signs of attraction so I d would like to see how that affects their partnership and whatever is between Ada and Leon despite Helena knowing Leon cares for Ada and even telling him to go after her. But, Ada and Leon might or might not happen and with Helena being his new partner and probably for the next few years (in the continuity of RE) anything is possible.
  • Mercenaries (pros) I liked the mercenary mode just because of how many characters you can use and how you can use the environment to your advantage and with each character being different, how you survive. And all the costumes and stuff is pretty cool. Plus, it takes some strategy to do well in it.
  • The story. What my hardcore RE friends don't like is how the game has been shifting away from a horror survival to more story based. It has always had a story but RE just has been widening its doors IMO. I liked the campaigns and how each one didn't reveal too much until you had to complete each and piece things together. It was a process and in a 30 hour or so game, I think Capcom did a great job doing it.
  • The Co-op and AI does a better job than RE5. A lot smoother and more helpful.

Cons

  • Graphics. I didn't think the graphics were bad at all but to me, they could have been better.
  • Mercenaries mode (cons) It does get repetitive and sometimes frustrating when trying to unlock the new characters by yourself and can't reach the A medal score. You kind of have to feel the maps out first.
  • Lack of complete customization. You can't customize and upgrade weapons anymore, but you can equip skills to yourself.
  • Lack of ammo at times and some characters having no melee weapons. This can get frustrating when you don't have enough ammo and get swarmed cause you will run out of stamina and can't really fight back.
  • Some campaigns lack. Chris' kind of lacks substance IMO and falls flat compared to Leon's or the different kind that is Jake's or Ada's. Chris' campaign wasn't bad just not as fun as the others and Ada's campaign is really, really short. It too me about 4 hours to do.
  • Where the hell is Jill? They make NO mention to her. Is she still blonde? Is she working still?

Rating 8/10

I don't regret getting the game. I love it. I like what Capcom is doing with the franchise and are looking for the future in this and trying to evolve beyond just the horror survivor and creepy stuff which 5 kind of started doing and 6 just picked up and ran with. They improved some issues the previous game had and added more variety which is always fun for experimenting. It will just be a sad day when Chris and Leon hang up their guns.

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46 Comments
Posted by Inverno

Nice review, friend :)

Posted by TheAcidSkull

good review bro.

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Posted by GunGunW

This was actually one of my favorite games of the year. Right behind Mass Effect 3.

Posted by God_Spawn

@CaioTrubat: @TheAcidSkull: Thx, guys.

@GunGunW: I'd have to agree. It has been one of my fave games. I wasn't expecting to be sucked in so much.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn: the game has gotten major hate, which sucks because it wasn't all that bad. though i think the old style was better, innovation is always needed, unfortunately some fans keep raging, as always:P

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Posted by God_Spawn

@TheAcidSkull: Fans are like that. It's the same as the movie people like "DIZ IZN'T LIKE DA COMICZ!!" I understand if it ain't broken, don't fix it. But if 6 games were the same would you really buy it?

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Posted by Xanni15

@god_spawn:

Wow, this is a very impressive review. I haven't read the entire thing yet, but I will. It's obvious you put a lot of work into your blogs. Keep up the good work. :]

Posted by God_Spawn

@Xanni15: Thanks, buddy.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn said:

@TheAcidSkull: Fans are like that. It's the same as the movie people like "DIZ IZN'T LIKE DA COMICZ!!" I understand if it ain't broken, don't fix it. But if 6 games were the same would you really buy it?

no i won't, it's why i gave up assassins creed, it felt monotonic to me. but that is the problem with some fans, if they don't get change, they go crazy, just look a COD, the game doesn't change that much and despite it's great sales fans are complaining, however, when they get changes, they start crying about how it was prefect before, same as they did with Halo when the armor abilities were introduced.....you never win....ever......some people are just to stubborn.

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Posted by God_Spawn

@TheAcidSkull: Thats why I gave up the first Assassin's Creed :P. I have 3 but haven't played it yet. I want to, but I was wrapped up in RE6 and still am since I have like 4 guys to unlock in Mercenaries mode and more costumes. I heard duo mode makes unlocking stuff easier so my buddy is gonna help though I can do it by myself (I did with Leon and Helena, two of the weakest mercs in the game) so no idea why I can't with Chris and Jake to get Piers and Sherry.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn: well i have no idea what to say about AC 3, my cousin seems to like it , but he thinks that the main guy( connor or something) was kind of a jerk :P, but so was death in DS II and i loved it!

co-op is fun, especially in an action packed game like RE6, good luck bro.

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Posted by God_Spawn

@TheAcidSkull: I've played co-op before with him which is why I asked him to help. Me and have are pretty good as a team on the game and I got Leon's pirate outfit and Helena's awesome cop outfit. I'm trying to unlock samurai Chris, Pimp Jake, and get Carla and Ada's costumes too. Oh, and Sherry. Sherry is actually pretty boss.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn said:

@TheAcidSkull: I've played co-op before with him which is why I asked him to help. Me and have are pretty good as a team on the game and I got Leon's pirate outfit and Helena's awesome cop outfit. I'm trying to unlock samurai Chris, Pimp Jake, and get Carla and Ada's costumes too. Oh, and Sherry. Sherry is actually pretty boss.

a pimp costume you say! excuses me i have some gaming to do!

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Posted by God_Spawn

@TheAcidSkull:

Pimp Jake.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn said:

@TheAcidSkull:

Pimp Jake.

HELLZ YES! i'm gonna slap the crap out of thous zombies!

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Posted by tomlikesfries

Great review man. Maybe I do need to check this game out..

Posted by God_Spawn

@tomlikesfries: You should.

@TheAcidSkull: My tip for it is, get a friend to help lol. I think that is supposed to help get an A rank on a mission. If you're by yourself, go to the Urban Chaos map in mercenaries mode. Equip the extra time for time bonus skill. It's a hefty one though like 50000 skill points. Get all the time clocks first to increase time. Use quick shots and finish zombies off with melee attacks as often as possible. If you can get a 65-70 combo killing spree, you're basically set. You need to use Jake though since it is his costume.

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Posted by TheAcidSkull

@god_spawn said:

@tomlikesfries: You should.

@TheAcidSkull: My tip for it is, get a friend to help lol. I think that is supposed to help get an A rank on a mission. If you're by yourself, go to the Urban Chaos map in mercenaries mode. Equip the extra time for time bonus skill. It's a hefty one though like 50000 skill points. Get all the time clocks first to increase time. Use quick shots and finish zombies off with melee attacks as often as possible. If you can get a 65-70 combo killing spree, you're basically set. You need to use Jake though since it is his costume.

thanks for the advice, games like this should be played in co-op in my opinion :P, much more fun and interesting ! and as soon as i get the game back i am going nuts !

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Posted by Inverno

@god_spawn: You are welcome. Its nice to see a positive and informative review for this game when hate is so overblown, not just the fans but the professional critics too. I will never forget the one reviewer that made a 30-minutes long video (which were longer than usual for a review) to state how this game is the worst thing that happened in his life O_o. And as if the VLOG wasn't pathetic enough, he brought his childhood memories and how much the RE meant to him and now everything was destroyed by this game lol.

Posted by God_Spawn

@CaioTrubat: That reviewer....wow. Anyways, I have seen some pretty good reviews for it myself. And I do believe it is overblown with hate. Too much negativity towards it but if people actually just figured out what Capcom is trying to do then maybe they would appreciate it more.

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Posted by The_Lunact_And_Manic

I think I'll get that game, just assure me it is better than ORC....

Posted by InnerAssassin

@god_spawn: Nice review! Yes Piers was pretty amazing at the end of Chris's campaign. Took me by a surprise what happened to him!

Posted by God_Spawn

@InnerAssassin: Me too. It was a huge twist on his part and he went total beast mode despite the circumstances. The ending was pretty sad too.

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Posted by God_Spawn

Bump, read, buy.

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Posted by Mekboy

Chris and Leon had good campaigns. Sherry's I didn't even complete.

Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Excellent work as always!

Posted by God_Spawn

@Mekboy: I think Chris had the weakest one tbh. All were good IMO but I wasn't as invested in his as I was the others.

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Thanks, buddy :D.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Any upcoming reviews?

Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Comic-wise? Should be soon. I'm going nuts at the shop this weekend or next week so I can get something up soon.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

How about movies and video games?

Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Thought you meant comics since I just made this video game review and you're asking already lol. Umm, I can get one up in a few days. I have another game I want to review so we will see.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

IS IT HALO 4 IS IT HALO 4 IS IT HALO 4 IS IT HALO 4???

Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: LOL! No. I don't have a 360 or I would have gotten it. I love the game series (though I wasn't a huge fan of 3 in comparison to the first 2, especially 2). I'm playing Dishonored, Assassin's Creed 3, Far Cry 3 and WWE 13 so it will probably be one of those.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

Hmm...I'd say review Far Cry 3.

Posted by God_Spawn

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: Once I beat it, done lol.

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Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek

It's amazing. Multiplayer is a bit generic but Vaas is an awesome antagonist.

Posted by SC

Truly great review god_spawn, probably the best and most comprehensive I have seen on this game. I had a similar reaction to Piers (or Cody Rhodes as I call him) since I played Chris's mission last, I knew the game would throw me a curveball, because in the other scenarios he just seemed too unlikable. I started guessing that they would do something to really make me like him. Great point about Jill too, I hope they set her up as the main or a main character in 7.

Again great review! Good stuff.

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Posted by God_Spawn

@SC: Thanks a lot, SC. And I wasn't expecting a whole lot tbh with Piers so it really shocked me. I really did think they were gonna make Chris hang up his gun. The guy is 40 in this game and I really hope they don't turn him into Solid Snake so he is fighting BOW's with white hair and his combat knife replaced by a cane. I still see him having another 2-3 games in him and Leon maybe 4-5 before depending how they space it out until Jake ends up carrying the franchise for awhile, or at least supporting Jake carrying the franchise with them just making cameos here and there. RE does a great job at spacing their stories out and it's just too bad about Piers. I would have liked to see him in the next one after his stunt. Oh well, out of the new characters my favorite had to be Helena. I think Laura Bailey just knocked it out of the park with her, nothing against Troy Baker doing Jake, but I feel the most potential back story would be Helena while Jake and her both have an equal room for forward growth.

And you're right, Piers does look like Cody Rhodes LOL!

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Posted by Mekboy

@god_spawn: Maybe it's because I played hers last.

Posted by SC

@god_spawn: Yes great point about setting up younger characters to carry the franchise through. I have wondered though if at some point they would just reboot the game á la Tomb Raider style though. Oh and yeah, well with Piers its kind of ironic that for a lot of people the reasons why he can't return coincide with reasons they want him to return. At least he will be one of the iconic legendary characters of the series.

I think your comments about Helena really hit the mark, her story to me at least was the emotional backbone of the game. A lot of that had to do with her voice actress. I am not sure how fond you were of quickshots, but her Hydra quickshot animation is my favorite of the game. Seeing her do a reverse role and point upward one handed with a shotgun is a thing of beauty. Again great review man, look forward to the next (I just spotted it today as well)

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Posted by Highlander_615

Dude, great job. You are one of the few reviewers I've seen who haven't pulled the "this is no longer a horror game" card. Other than that this is a very straight and fair review in my opinion.

@CaioTrubat said:

I will never forget the one reviewer that made a 30-minutes long video (which were longer than usual for a review) to state how this game is the worst thing that happened in his life O_o. And as if the VLOG wasn't pathetic enough, he brought his childhood memories and how much the RE meant to him and now everything was destroyed by this game lol.

Let me guess... It was Sage Reviews, right?

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@Highlander_615: Ah, yes. His review was excruciating to watch. It doesn't help his reviews were negative in general, but at least he keeps them under a five minutes. For this game, he rambled on and on for a half-hour focusing completely on the negatives and most of which were nitpicks instead regular complaints. It hurts to say he is a big name reviewer on the site.

Posted by God_Spawn

@SC: Sorry it took me a bit to reply. I am a huge advocate of the quickshots in the game. I use them a lot with the shotguns at close range or snipers for really powerful single shots since the sniper's aim isn't exactly the most steady shots at times. I use Helena's quickshot quite frequently. I've had a few problems with the hydra. Mainly because of the small ammo capacity and laggy reload. It is a very fast shot though and the quickshot kind of eliminates its faults and provides a nice display and accuracy feat from Helena. It also reloads a lot faster so it bypasses its problems. Leon's quickshot while dual wielding wingshooters is also just awesome and works wonders in mercenaries when dealing with the dogs.

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Posted by SC

@god_spawn: No probs. I am shallow when it comes to quickshots, I just love the animations, especially Ada's crossbow quick shot, it feels like its pulled straight from a cutscene. Oh yah, keeping a high combo score, quickshots are your best friend, especially when it comes to the dogs.

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Posted by God_Spawn

@Highlander_615: Never thanked you. Thanks, dude.

@SC: Ada and her crossbow were different as a whole from different dodging styles and her quickshot was indeed a special one. The crossbow was a powerful weapon, and add a dodge and the accuracy of the shot made it incredibly lethal.

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Posted by Deranged Midget

Spectacular review and I'm loving the layout bro! Glad that you and I shared a similar interest towards one of the most underrated games of 2012 albeit it being quite possibly the weakest iteration into the series thus far. Nonetheless, it is still an incredibly enjoyable game that did improve on some things with the franchise that will hopefully stick around but sadly, did nothing to improve the horror element that RE4 so masterfully coupled with the improved over-the-shoulder gameplay that revolutionized the third person genre forever.

My biggest gripe for the game had to be the lack of any true memorable villain. I mean, there was one but nothing forced you to actually care what his motives were nor were you ever truly directly involved but instead, dragged along the sidelines witnessing the true star of the game: Ada.

As for the gameplay, I loved the addition of being able to move and shoot. It provides for more engaging gameplay, albeit taking out the horror element of having to quickly place and time your shots. On top of that, I was severely disappointed at the lack of any merchant or upgrade system. The weapons were bland and the skill upgrade system was a cop-out.

As for the new characters and the three( or four) separate campaigns, it was easily the strongest point that the game had to offer. The characters didn't really play that differently from each other, save for Jake, but each campaign offered relatively different sequences and a had different change of pace from each other. It was awesome to see the return of zombies in Leon's campaign and those who were fans of Chris and RE5's fast paced action were sure to be satisfied.

Surprisingly though, I was most intrigued with Jake and Sherry's campaign. It felt as if it had the best pacing, albeit being one of the more frustrating out of the bunch, but it also carried the most mystery and character development considering Jake is brand new and the last time we saw Sherry, she was still a child.

Overall, adding a friend in alongside you was a blast and despite the graphics being a little muddy at times, the voice acting more than made up for it and the newer gameplay innovations were well worth the change.