Resident Evil 6 Demo Impressions

by Jason Green

In case you live under a rock, this article contains SPOILERS 

Thankfully, here at college, my hall-mate Mike brought his PS3 with him. So when I found out that the demo for Resident Evil 6 came out on Tuesday, I immediately commandeered his Playstation.

Well the demo featured small sections for each of the 3 campaigns. The first one I chose to play was Leon Kennedy’s story. It starts out with Leon having to kill the zombiefied president and getting stuck on a college campus full of zombies. From there it felt like classic Resident Evil from the late 1990s. The vibe was very creepy, zombies attacking left and right, the thrill of being cornered by a mob of them and shooting their heads off. Lots of fun to be had.

I specifically liked how – since this was a college campus – some of the zombies swatted beer bottles at you. Frat zombies. Nice touch.

All in all, the brief, but fun part of Leon’s story in the demo was fun and nostalgic.

Next up is the other main character of the series, Chris Redfield. His story has him in central Europe, as the leader of this elite group known as the BSAA, fighting a terrorist group of half human half mutant dudes. Unlike Leon’s, Chris’ campaign feels way more action oriented. Now I’ve said in the past that I’m not a fan of now games that were once horror games make the turn into action, but, I can’t deny I had a lot of fun playing Chris’ story.

Again, it’s very brief but running through the streets of some unknown town while shooting mutants and big king kong like monsters sure was a thrill.

Last on the list was playing as newcomer to the series, Jake Muller.

His campaign feels very similar to Chris’, being in that he’s fighting the same group of enemies as him. The difference being he’s not with a special forces group and he’s in China. Jake plays a little differently because he’s way more agile and his melee attacks are quick and karate-like.

Overall the demo was enjoyable, I can’t say all that much because it was a rather short demo. The full Resident Evil 6 game releases October 2nd.

Here are some pros and cons:

Pros: Has a little bit of everything. Action, horror, thrills. The controls feel very good and responsive. I like how you can freely punch and kick, as opposed to waiting for the button prompt like the last games.

Cons: I always considered gameplay a better factor than graphics, but, this game just didn’t look that pretty. Granted it’s just the demo and I have yet to see the full game but so far it seems very dark and dreary as opposed to Resident Evil 5s vibrant and bright setting.



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