Product Type: Capcom Xbox 360 games
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Excellent graphics and a great game
Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360)
Member Name: masterpj
Resident Evil 6 (Xbox 360)
Advantages: graphics, four single player modes
Disadvantages: none for me
I think as soon as the price comes down a little it will be one to go into the collection.
From the start the game is difficult and the graphics are fantastic. The only problem I found was that when starting the game it tells you to set the brightness by moving a slider along until you can barely see the number 6 displayed on the screen. I did this and for the first level of the game could see nothing but darkness so I had to ajdust the brightness which was easy and continue (now able to see the excellent images).
The story is similar to that of other Resident Evil games, revolving around people who turn into strange creatures and zombies after coming into contact with the T Virus through the umbrella company. This game sees the return of some old characters going back to the first ever resident evil and for those who have played the early games you will find the story very interesting and enjoyable.
There is a good range of locations and weapons but at first I find it very slow to reload the ammo in the weapons. Collecting skill points as you go through the game you can use these to improve your whichever skills you wish including strengthening your melee attacks, your defense and improving the speed of reloading.
There are plenty of checkpoints in the game which means when you die you o not have to go too far back. There is a good range of actions in this game including driving, riding a motorbike, flying a plane and swimming.
As with all of the resident evil games I don't find the writing on the screen very clear to read at all. Also it doesn't stay on the screen very long and this can be an issue at first as a lot of the actions require you to tap the sequence of buttons shown on the screen. It didn't take too long to get used to this but I don't understand why this part of the game hasn't improved in all these years.
I was playing the game and thought it had finished when credits came on the screen, I was starting to get a bit moody as there was no end to the story and I'd only been playing it for a few hours and then I realised that this was just the end for the character Leon who I was playing. You can then play the story of other characters, these are completely new levels, the weapons and layout of the screen are different for each character and it's like a new game for each character. There are four in total.
By the time I'd played all of the characters I thought the longevity was good. I didn't try the xbox live feature which allows you to play online against others across the world but would be interested in giving it a go when I pick up my own copy.
I thought this game was a big improvement on both Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil Raccoon City. The game is difficult and requires some thinking, there are a few puzzles and you will need to use a good range of weapons, the grenades come in useful as I seem to run out of ammo a lot.
You can choose the difficulty of the game that you would like to play, the harder the difficulty the less ammo is available to pick up and the more damage your enemies inflict upon your health.
I really enjoyed this game and it is one I will be getting. I do find new games a bit too expensive, this one is between £35-£40 new.
Summary: Excellent Game