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Is Resident Evil 6 Vindication Or Failure For Japanese Gaming?

Let's not sugarcoat this: Japanese game developers have been accused of falling behind their Western counterparts in terms of overall quality this generation.

There are multiple arguments to be made, but the facts are that in terms of both sales and review scores, major Western franchises are simply faring much better than major Japanese franchises as of late. So what about the newly released Resident Evil 6? What's the deal here?

Well, the reviews seem pretty...um...split. Like, who to believe? You've got a 4.5 and 3 on the low end of the spectrum, while other sources have delivered 8s and 9s. This split is interesting and one I'll talk about a bit more during the upcoming analysis, but for now, let's ask the obvious question- Is this an example of Japanese developers stepping up or sliding back? They obviously wanted to cater to Western gamers with a faster, more action-oriented approach, thereby leaving behind the traditional survival/horror formula (which perhaps rightfully ticked off the die-hard horror followers, who have been awfully vocal).

But now it's hard to tell if it worked. It appears as if critics are forging this love/hate relationship with RE6, and it'll be interesting to see how consumers respond. Will it sell on the strength of the name alone, as the less-than-mediocre Operation Raccoon City did earlier this year? Or will the onset of huge games looming on the horizon have a negative impact? In other words, will gamers see these split votes for and against RE6 and go, "Er...maybe I'll just wait for Assassin's Creed III. I know that'll be good." It'll also be interesting to see how Capcom interprets the negative critical responses, especially when compared to some glowing reviews.

...confusing times.

Related Game(s): Resident Evil 6

Tags: re6, resident evil 6, japanese games, gaming industry

10/1/2012 10:07:22 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (97 posts)

maxpontiac
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 10:41:31 PM
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With the reviews for RE6 being all over the place like they are, I am quickly reminded on why I turn to PSXE for my reviews.

What say you Ben?

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 10:48:42 PM

No way he gives it above an 8.3

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:03:27 AM

You'll see soon enough. :)

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 5:00:16 AM

Oh a bet going on? I bet Ben is heading for the lower region of 7 on this one, ergo < 7.5.

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Zeronoz
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 8:06:49 AM

Oho! A bet? I`m betting a 7.9!

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:35:50 AM

I say a 7.8

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:52:40 AM

Just to let you guys know, those anticipated review scores would place RE6 *below* WKC 1 & 2.

Just saying.... :P

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PoopsMcGee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:48:49 AM

Can I play?

8.2

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:54:38 PM

Hmmm.....one of you might be spot on.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:07:30 PM

AH HA, seems I had Ben's review pegged right on the money with my 7.8

So what do I win, Ben??


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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 10:43:22 PM
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Well I'm enjoying it. It is good for what it is but a lot of reviews I have read are tearing it apart because it doesn't play like the older series. Part 5 didn't and it was split on it as well. As a resident evil game yes it fails, but as an action game it succeeds to me. Can't wait to play as Ada Wong!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 10:48:15 PM
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The game is a mess. Those positive scores come from mostly untrusted sources. I view RE6 as another example of a Japanese company mimicking most western developers by trying to cater to the majority by watering down their game mechanics and spreading the overall content thin in order to put just about anything imaginable into the game.

I don't care if RE6 offers 25+hrs of SP gameplay when only 6 of that caters to me.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:08:35 PM

What possessed you to buy it after RE5?

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duomaxwell007
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:09:24 PM

was RE5 a mess then too? Cause I cant see how anyone could call RE5 decent/passable/ok but 6 is horrid.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:13:37 AM

I haven't bought it World. I'm simply going off of the demo and the reviews. I think you know this but wanted to maybe point out I'm being unfair in my bashing of it without having played the final game.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:32:12 AM

duo, 5 IS better than 6. Crapcom managed to lower the bar even lower with this 6th entry.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 2:36:18 AM

Jawknee- you got RE6 already?

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 5:30:22 AM

No but after having played all 3 campaigns in the demo I hate it. They some how managed to ruin this game even further. And it's not because they dropped the horror for the crap drama. It's because all of their design choices make the game a freakin mess. As Gamer said below, fine if they want to make changes but make the changes right. The controls and camera make this game nearly unplayable. I have no patience to deal with the bad camera, movement or combat in this game. The only way I'll even try and play this at this point is if I borrow it or get it for free somehow. I was massively disappointed in 5 when it came out. At this point 6 makes 5 seem like gold standard of the franchise.

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Temjin001
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:05:44 AM

heheh, "Crapcom"

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kay Oss
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:22:03 AM

I wouldnt call it a total failure...It probably deserve a 6.5 at best. So far I'm about 6 hours into the game and I have to say it have some element of past Resident Evil atmosphere especially with Leon's story, then all of sudden to me the atmosphere just veered into a different direction something similiar to RE5. RE5 is a good game but to me it is not a resident evil game. Yes it has a RE characters but the atmosphere the story didnt go with what we've seen in the past. I will say RE6 is like the live action movie there are some scare factor in it but mostly its about the action. I have to say Resident Evil Damnation (CG movie) probably has a better story.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:31:23 AM

Jawknee- ok I was just curious cus I didn't see you playing it. I thought the RE5 demo was terrible. Then I played the game and loved it so I'm sure the same thing will happen again! ;)

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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:01:34 PM

LOL at all of you saying it sucks without actually playing the final product!! Shame on you, you should no better.

Except for Kay Oss of course.

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Oxvial
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 10:58:01 PM
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The demo was a mess only the team that made Leon campaign did a good job.An after reading the reviews looks like my fears are real all the problems that are on the demo are also on the game.

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Heartless Angel
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:03:46 PM
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I have come to accept that the game has gravitated to what it is now. It's no longer the same old game I remembered before. And I have come to accept that I already pre-ordered RE6 and I'm about to walk out of a potential train wreck. That jacket that comes with the pre-oreder better be as awesome as hell.....*flips table

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duomaxwell007
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:12:18 PM
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what I fail to understand is how one place can give it a 3 and another give it an 8.... if the game s so horrible that it gets a 3 theres no way anyone else could give it an 8 or if its so good it gets an 8 then where does 3 come from?

In other words if the game is so flawed/broken that it gets a 3 why is the other guy giving it an 8? Surely those flaws/broken features existed in his playthough too. Ive never seen review scores so opposing theyre usually all quite even (reader reviews dont count of course)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:15:45 PM

I think some reviewers overreact and score a game much lower not due to technical problems but some other ideas in their head like how it compares to Gears or something strange like that.

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kay Oss
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:26:22 AM

Its all about opninions and preferences. Maybe the guy who gave it a 3 compared it to past RE games and didnt live up to his standard. Plus the hype for this game was pretty high so it more likely a dissappointment after reading and watching the trailer. Maybe the guy who gave it an 8 compared it to the live action movie and thought that he rather play this game then watch another RE live action movie in 3D.

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Highlander
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:54:12 AM

I have asked that question before Duo, and as you know, there is no satisfactory answer other than over reactions get hits for websites.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:14:05 PM
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I think the split scores represent the general split in gaming theory where many still enjoy what Japanese developers have to offer (even if it isn't super old school) and many also think anything Japanese is old and outdated.

I'd personally like to see Japanese games stay true to themselves in story and gameplay but adopt western advances in graphics, physics, animations, and AI.

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:15:36 PM
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I haven't played the demo, but I remember people saying the demo of RE5 was a mess too, but the game itself was a lot of fun.

Here's my 2 cents (realize that I obviously haven't played the game yet): People still expect RE to be scary and suspenseful. If you come into the game with those preconceived notions and the game misses the mark, then the reviewer/player might be let down.

Just enjoy the game for what it is (FUN gameplay) and don't expect it to be something it's not (SCARY).

RE5 still has to this day one of the best implementations of co-op that I have seen in a game.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:21:09 PM

That is what we call reviewer bias. When they expect it to be one thing and when it's not they find faults in it because it doesn't resemble their preconceived view of the game. Same with RE5.

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SaiyanSempai
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:23:18 PM
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I think IGN mentioned negatively that the game is like a Transformers movie in an attempt to bash how NOT scary it is.

OK, so it's fun and exciting with lots of stuff happening and not scary at all. Sooooo..how is that bad? So now that RE isn't scary any more, does that mean it's not fun any more too?

*sigh*
I guess I'm just going to have to see for myself if it's good or not.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:33:17 PM

If you liked re5 you will enjoy this one. My girlfriend and I played re5 on coop and she loved it. Myself, after the initial shock, I found it very enjoyable. So re6 plays a bit like 5 and 4 and I couldn't be any happier. If it ever returns to its roots I'll be waiting.

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daus26
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:35:00 AM

So RE6 has offline co-op?

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 8:46:08 AM

Yes , there is offline coop .

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Knightzane
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:31:41 PM
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As long as the co-op is fun, and it gives hundreds of hours of replay (inculuding the MP modes of course) People say its a long game. If that, plus a variety of weapons, is all included then it will be a great game. I think i said already if i don't expect it to be scary, i know that time has passed. Silent Hill Downpour had terrible lag but it was a true horror game. Resident evil abandoned the horror, but at least it kept the monsters and brought back the zombies. Picking the games up tonight so when my girl gets home tomorow we can just play. Here's hoping for some fun times.

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sawao_yamanaka
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:34:24 PM

It's still fun like re5 on coop. My girlfriend couldn't wait to play it when I bought it.

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Knightzane
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:45:59 AM

Love it. It has that edge that gets your blood pumping. Playing chris's campaign right now. My girl doesn't want me playing leons and jake's yet. But to anyone on the wall about getting this. Do it. This is crazy fun already.

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ethird1
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:53:01 PM
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Resident Evil use to be about SURVIVAL HORROR! Now it is shoot da zombiez and have zum fun!!!

I hate the series now. But then again, I havent played this new one yet.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:28:38 AM

5 is better. And that's not really saying much.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 2:26:16 AM

I liked 5 a lot. Maybe not as glorified as the past RE games, but it was a good game.

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 5:01:57 AM

Agree with Big. RE5 was not epic in any way, but we had a great time in it.

I do suspect that coop added a lot to the experience for me though (never played it solo).

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:27:02 AM
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This game is a disaster. The controls, the graphics, the gameplay mechanics are all worse than 5. I'm replaying 4 now. Such a shame how far Crapcom has fallen.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:28:23 AM

I wondered if I was being crazy but the graphics DO look worse off.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:30:21 AM

They look worse to me. I especially hate the blur effect they use when you aim. Everything just looks fuzzy when compared to 5. Sad how these new controls make me long for the tank controls too.

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Gamer46
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:08:13 AM
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It's a fail because of the philosophy behind the design decisions. "Americans and Europeans love shooters so that's what we're making. Horror games won't sell even if a big name is on the front of the box.'

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 2:24:38 AM
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I've been noticing a lot of the hate is because it left the survival horror behind. I'll say this, oh well. If the game is entertaining for me, and maybe even a friend to play, that's all I care about. That's the same reason there are still people out there who enjoy FF. Sure it's not what it used to be, but there might be something to enjoy there.

I'm not a huge FF fan nor did I enjoy RE growing up. But playing them now, I can absolutely say the series has a new direction, but that doesn't make it less enjoyable, or less of a quality game. I'll be picking it up tomorrow.

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Gamer46
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 3:29:21 AM

It's not so much that they left the survival/horror aspect behind, at least not for me. I've long since accepted the direction they've gone in. The problem is, aside from Leon's campaign, this game is an absolute disgrace. They basically tried to make Chris' campaign Gears of Evil except they don't give you ammo, the cover mechanic sucks and the camera is awful. If they want to go in a different direction, fine, but make sure the changes made are well implemented.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:24:43 AM

I was speaking about reading reviews. A lot of the reasons behind scoring it lo is it's not RE. And that's understandable.

Now your opinion thrown in, I completely understand. Like you've done here I was speaking of personal preference.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 2:54:01 AM
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From what I gather, I'd say that it's closer to failure than vindication. They've very clearly striven for the mainstream audience, shedding the nature of Resident Evil in the process. It may still be a quality game, but that isn't necessarily why a reviewer scores a game as they do. Sometimes it is skewed as a result of bias and expectations, and I consider that much to be wrong, but when a game is as confused as RE6 seems to be, with its inability to nail down a single goal to the detriment of a production as a whole, then yes, I agree with nailing the damn thing to a wall. It may be unfair in the grand scheme of things, but it is necessary. Games, now more than ever, are experiences, not entertainment and that is a sentiment that should be embraced more.

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JuicyShinobi
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 3:02:37 AM
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I've been noticing that a lot of the classic games made by Japanese companies are going down in quality for some reason. For example: Final Fantasy, Devil may cry, Silent hill, and Resident evil. I don't know if there's more but those are the only ones I can think of at the moment because those 4 games were my childhood. There are some exceptions like Kingdom hearts and Fatal frame. Fatal frame is the least known out of the three (RE, SH) but is another great horror game. Resident evil has obviously changed dramatically and they even blatantly said it themselves that having a survival horror genre RE just won't sell as much anymore. It's obvious they're catering more to MOST Americans and European gamers. Sad news for me.. but oh well..

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Veitsknight
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:10:28 AM
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What really ticked me off is that one of the RE5 DLCs showed promise. It showed a modernization of the RE series with tight corridors, door-opening animations and an atmosphere that made you think twice about opening a door.

That DLC showed that they can stick to the old game while making it modern. This new game is just all over the place. Making the game a shooter and limiting your ammo. Forcing you to do the stupid-ass-overpowered melee.

I can't believe that I'm saying this but RE:ORC seems like the more complete game. At least it was honest about being different by being a spin-off.

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___________
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:18:41 AM
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flop, flop and EPIC flop!
this is as japanese as gears of war is!
i never thought i would say this, but crapcom have managed to make a game WORSE than RE5!
god help me i cant believe im saying this!
oh and the last boss battle, oh jesus tap dancing christ how frustrating, tedious and cheesy can you get!?
this is officially THE worst game i have EVER played!
yup, naughty bear was better!

what really infuriates me though is the game is dripping with what it should of been.
its like crapcom knows what they should do, they know what their fans want, but they refuse to do it!
really the first level in leons campaign is really the only level styled to true survival horror.
the environment, the pacing, the atmosphere.
its far from what it should be, but its at least recognizable to RE!
so they got that right, so why couldent they make the rest of the levels like that?
theres also so many sections in the game where they could of made them so scary, but they dident.
its almost like they put them in there to say to the fans see we ARE listening!
but made them so feeble they can say to the sheep oh come on you cant possible be scared by that!
what pisses me off most about RE6 is not because how crap it is.
but because you can see, crapcom knows what we want, they put it in the game, just no where near enough and taken as far as it should of been!
they know what we want, they know how to make a true RE game.
its just that they refuse to, and that is what infuriates me the most!


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YashaZz
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 7:50:37 AM
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No demo has made me cry and rage more than the RE6 one. Me and my friend are disappointed. We are more than happy to play RE5 co-op together than this crap.

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 9:03:14 AM
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Had fun with the demo ( lots better with camera speed to 2-3 instead of 5 )and picking it up in 30 min . Can t wait .

Being past the disappointment of it being an action game now helped for sure to enjoy the demo .

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 9:37:05 AM
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" facts are that in terms of both sales and review scores, major Western franchises are simply faring much better than major Japanese franchises as of late"


That actually isnt a fact, its a flat out lie.

"Japanese game developers have been accused of falling behind their Western counterparts in terms of overall quality this generation."

And western ones are accused of doing nothing but generic shooters


"You've got a 4.5 and 3 on the low end of the spectrum"

Its called bias western media.

What are you expecting? the west to get a brain?

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 9:37:53 AM
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"I'll just wait for Assassin's Creed III. I know that'll be good.""


Replace good with generic

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 9:45:37 AM
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Japanese games have been flat out superior this gen. But what has gone down? Gaming journalism. They are so bias, and they dont finish games what do you expect?

Its more insecurity that western games are all so similar that they grade japanese games somewhat lower.

Lets compare sales

pokemon black white on 1 platform outsold by double skyrim on 3 platforms

ff 13 outsold mass effect 1 and 2 combined

xenoblade outsold witcher on 2 platforms

So yeah, thats a small sample size, but overall worldwide western game sales cant compete with japanese games

On the review front the highest rated games of the gen are all japanese.

The best rpgs, the best platformers, the best puzzle, ect

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:14:59 AM

Sadly, you speak of bias, but you're the only one with the obvious bias. You make certain comparisons to try to prove your case, when it's painfully obvious that it's only for the sake of your own convenience. Plus, the fact that you just call Assassin's Creed III "generic" is further proof.

Nothing has beaten Call of Duty this generation in terms of sales. Especially nothing from Japan. Grand Theft Auto IV sold more than anything from Japan. The highest reviewed games of the year have mostly all been Western, unfortunately. Go to GameRankings and Metacritic and find out for yourself, although with that skewed blindness, I'm sure you'll just ignore it.

Game of the Year winners from most major sources throughout this generation have not been Japanese. And by the way, if you're going to accuse AC of being "generic" and then quote Pokemon sales...there goes all your credibility, right out the window. This is all in addition to the absurd claim that Western developers "only do shooters."

I wish it wasn't this way. I really do. But to bury your head in the sand and pretend otherwise is just being a child.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:06:50 PM

A person can't be "bias". They can have a bias or be biased.

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:20:07 AM
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I thought you were speaking of bias

All the AC have the same gameplay, same art style, same everything more or less other than location. Its generic.

Nothing has beaten COD in sales huh? Pokemon, mario on the wii and ds and others would beg to differ. Even wii sports tripled the highest COD sales

Oh sites like gamerankings and metacritic which only include about 40 percent of reviews? No offense but if I was defending a western or japanese game I would never use it. But if you look at the highest rated game its the galaxy twins

"Game of the Year winners from most major sources throughout this generation have not been Japanese."

You mean opinions from sites? like how there are thousands of sites and each pick a different game?

You realize I was purposely generalizing the shooter bit because not only did you falsely generalize sales and reviews, your generalizing an industry, which is messed up

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Beamboom
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:36:43 PM

Stealth, it's fair enough to be a fan of Japanese games, but this is just ridiculous.

What metascore-sites is a better source than the two mentioned? What is *your* source for claiming that "Japanese games have been flat out superior this gen"?

The top 3 highest rated games for the last five years with more than 20 reviews:

2012: Journey, Mass Effect 3, Xenoblad Chronicles
2011: Arkham City, Skyrim, Portal 2
2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption
2009: Uncharted 2, COD:MW2, Street Fighter IV
2008: GTA4, LittleBigPlanet, World Of Goo

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:17:58 PM

^ dont be stupid you made that up

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:22:03 AM
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And if you want to go deeper, western devs are going bakrupt, and laying people off left and right

There hasnt been a single japanese studio closer this gen, and about 20+ creations, with older studios expanding.

The japanese industry is in way better shape than the US, where in terms of money spent on games, the US hasnt seen growth in 6 years, while in 2011, japan had growth

" But to bury your head in the sand and pretend otherwise is just being a child. "


isnt that what you did by saying what you said? I think so.


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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 3:26:29 PM

Game Republic begs to differ...

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:18:30 PM

Dont know who that is but if they had sense they wouldnt

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:27:58 AM
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Dude, whatever. I can spot entrenched biases when I see them; no amount of logic or reasoning will have any impact.

Just believe what you want to believe. I don't have time to educate you. Someone else can do it.

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:34:24 AM
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@ben, I spotted the bias as soon as you made this post to be honest.

I wasnt the one who started insulting a region with generalizations, you did.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:42:35 AM

I insulted a RELIGION now? WTF are you talking about?

No, never mind. Just stop posting, please.

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:46:05 AM
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REGION, NOT RELIGION

Please read dude your embarrassing yourself.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:54:37 AM

Sorry, I tend to skim your crap.

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:17:42 PM

I read it as religion also :P

You DO seem like the kind of nutter that would say that though, in fairness.


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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:18:54 PM

^ is it my fault your both dumb for not reading?

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:03:34 AM
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dont make exuses for your lack of manners.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:27:34 AM

How about you learn to use the reply feature before attempting to force your agenda on here. The way you've gone about attempting to have a discussion is laughable. You should be embarrassed.

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telly
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:36:09 AM

thread is now unreadable. F*** this guy.

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telly
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:32:38 AM
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"Er...maybe I'll just wait for Assassin's Creed III. I know that'll be good."

Bingo.

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:46:11 AM
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So many people who need education

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 11:51:11 AM

Ah yes, the typical troll response. Don't attempt to expand upon certain points that have been countered but instead make a baseless claim.

Oh and you're still not utilizing the reply feature. You're an idiot :)

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:05:14 PM

stealth,

You've only started posting on this site today & out of your 15 posts so far, 10 of them have already been deleted.

So if you've got nothing good to bring to this site, why bother???

Especially when you'd probably be more suited standing in for Jim Sterling every time he pukes writing his own posts.



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CrusaderForever
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:05:48 PM
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Looks like they tried something new and added a branch for the old school RE fans. Looking forward to getting this.

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:47:41 PM

So far so good , leon campaign so far got an hint of the earlier games feel .

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:45:59 PM
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Sweet love the skill lone wolf ( partner don t help when you re down ), at least with it the game will feel a little more like in the good old days .Probably will only use it in Leon campaign tho .

No review yet so .... i posted here .

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homura
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 12:58:55 PM
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I've watched the video review in gamespot and I realized that if you're planning to buy a survival horror game don't ever watch the video review, just read it. For what I've seen, it is going to be fun playing this. They say there's a lot of QTE's, it means there's a lot of close combat and surprises, they say that you will go for melee a lot of times too because you will run out of ammo a lot, they're disappointed because enemy can be easily defeated by melee attacks, I wonder if it will be the same in the hardest difficulty. They say that camera angles sometimes will be a disadvantage for you because some enemies will attack you without noticing it, now that's horror. It has offline co-op, which is good. It has a lot of set pieces and some of them will kill you unexpectedly, it's horrifying. And there's a lot of enemies that if you shoot them they don't die instantly but it multiply instead. By the way they say every five mins there's a cinematic. Gamespot give it a 4.5. but I will buy this still and play it in the hardest difficulty. It looks like it will be a lot of fun and dying. Also I'm planning to get ACIII but when I've watched some combat clips and read some details, I will pass because it looks like the same combat system as the first AC which I don't like. By the way Capcom said that it's not survival horror it's "Dramatic Horror", and Resident Evil 6 has a lot of cinematics.

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 3:57:35 PM

"'They say there's a lot of QTE's, it means there's a lot of close combat and surprises, they say that you will go for melee a lot of times too because you will run out of ammo a lot, they're disappointed because enemy can be easily defeated by melee attacks, I wonder if it will be the same in the hardest difficulty. They say that camera angles sometimes will be a disadvantage for you because some enemies will attack you without noticing it, now that's horror".

There lot s of real issues that gamespot said in their review but they are exaggerating everything too much .

For me the only real annoying issues they mention is that it s way too easy to get surprised by a zombie attack and when they grab you there is nothing you can do to take no damage ( you can quickly evade but you still take some damage no matter what ) .Then again i m playing on veteran and the damage you take on normal may not be too bad compared to the difficulty i m in .

Anyway , skills are there to make the problem you have with the game be less annoying( beside camera issues ) .Like the lone wolf i mentioned before that make it so you feel like you re playing without a partner or the breakout skill that allow you to break free easily from enemy's grasp ( making the problem i mentioned above less annoying ).

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Heartless Angel
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 10:00:08 PM

I've been playing this for a while and the QTEs are just absurd. Almost every little thing has a QTE. What now, Helena scratches her ass there is a QTE?!

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Ludicrous_Liam
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:16:49 PM
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I just played the demo, and it reminded me of GT5 in some ways; some of the design choices are just flat-out weird. Why do some of the zombies that are on the floor - presumably dead - only come to life after a scripted moment? It's predictable and LAME. Another thing, why are there three different campaign modes? There's just such a lost sense of focus everywhere you look - from the level design, character design, story design and overall game design.

Now, that said, some of these reviews are being really f*cking harsh. I mean common - a 3/10 is reserved for games that are pure rubbish. This isn't that; all (okay I lie...most) elements of this game are up to an acceptable standard, that alone warranting a 6/10, atleast. And it's a very pretty looking game, even if I think RE5 looked better, both in terms of art and the rendering methods.

And well...it's fun. It's a good game. I throughly enjoyed the demo. But, to answer the question, I do think this exemplifies the fall in Japanese creativity and quality. There's nothing here that shows otherwise; you can see elements from other games, such as the scripted moments from Uncharted (not used as effectively I might add) and the 'FK YEAH KILL EVERYTHING THAT MOVES!' of military shooters, such as COD, prevalent in the game.

Overall, it's a familar if not inspired third-person action game released under the wrong title/company.

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:09:27 PM

I agree with you , that game don t deserve anything below a 6 . I just won t be able to believe in the integrity of any professional reviewer giving less then that .

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TheCanadianGuy
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:52:21 PM

i agree to. what gets me is how some sites are giving it 9's and others 4.5 (Gamespot) And 3's. it just doesn't make any sense.

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 1:48:22 PM
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I love me some trolling vertigo, you did a good job

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berserk
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 4:14:34 PM

"If a game is really fun and has a lot of replay value, has decent to good graphics, and a fairly engaging story... well, I know that I for one feel like it is worth the money".

You will like re 6 then cause it s exacly like what you said above .Even more since you have the right mindset , resident evil is no more a survival horror game . It s more an action game then anything else now and only if you can accept it that it will be a fun game .

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Geobaldi
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 5:27:20 PM
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After watching some playthroughs on Youtube, this game impresses me even less then I originally thought it would. The RE franchise is officially dead to me now.

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YashaZz
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 9:24:49 PM

A moment of silence please...

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stealth
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:19:41 PM
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RE VI is controversial but if you need a review to tell you what to play you have issues

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 @ 6:31:41 PM

If you're going to continue to post here, you're going to adjust your attitude.

This readership doesn't mix well with adolescent Internet trolling garbage. Perhaps N4G is more your speed.

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stealth
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 7:53:14 AM

No offense dude but the only one trolling is the one insulting a region through lies and generalizations HE WROTE

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stealth
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 7:54:20 AM
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Really you need japanese games to break up the monotony that is western games.


As an rpg gamer japanese rpgs are the only ones worth playing anymore with every western rpg dev basically going under

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