October is just around the corner. I still can’t believe it but the calendar doesn’t lie. With October comes games and lots of it. Here’s a list of titles I have intention of getting/trying and those that I have already pre-ordered.
Through ingenuity and guile by others, I was able to get my hands on the Resident Evil 6 Xbox 360 early access demo. My impressions of this demo were surprisingly positive.
Resident Evil 6 features multiple “campaigns” and the demo gave us a taste of each. The first was Leon’s campaign which featured the hero of Resident Evil 4 and his inability to protect the President. His campaign showed the slower crawl through a dark mansion. It showed some promise for a horror atmosphere but it wasn’t nearly the kind of scares or unease found in the Resident Evil remake. But it was a promising start.
Here’s a trailer of the newly unveiled Resident Evil 6.
After Resident Evil 5, I’m wary of any Resident Evil game from Capcom. The game undoubtedly looks good thanks to MT Framework and they are showing some classic Resident Evil scenarios, but I’m still skeptical.
It’ll have multiple playable characters including Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield. Co-op is also making a return which I’m indifferent to; it’s great for folks who have someone to play with, but solo folks will have to hope for some competent A.I.
Resident Evil 6 is slated for a November 20, 2012 release for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. The PC version will “follow”.
My first Resident Evil game was Resident Evil: Code Veronica for the Sega Dreamcast. I loved it. I’ve tried Resident Evil games before this one, but RE:CV was the first to click with me. Crazy story plots, the best looking Resident Evil game of the time and it was an unsettling adventure. I still hold this game very highly.
With that in mind here is my personal ranking of the franchise that I’ve played thus far: