Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil 6 Fails to Match Capcom Expectations
Written Monday, February 04, 2013 By Lee Bradley
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Capcom has revealed that Resident Evil 6 failed to meet the publisher’s expectations. Although the action horror title surpassed 4.8 million in sales, it fell short of its 7 million target.

"In the Digital Contents business, which constitutes our core competence, the flagship title Resident Evil 6 (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360), despite recording brisk sales when it debuted, subsequently lost its momentum, resulting in the failure to achieve planned sales and fulfil its role as a driver of sales expansion," Capcom told investors in its Q3 2013 results.

It’s worth noting that continued strong sales folowing a game’s release is usually attributed to good word of mouth and post-release support. Resident Evil 6 may have enjoyed the latter, but not the former.

Elsewhere it’s good news for Capcom, with sales up 39.2 per cent during the last three months of the calendar year, hitting 48.7 billion Yen ($537,966,000, £342,000,000). Likewise, the company’s year-on-year income after expenditure rose 45.9 per cent to 9.8 billion yen ($106,192,799, £67,600,000).

[via EG]


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Comment #1 by Crimson Ridley
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:00:55 AM
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It may have received good word of mouth if it was worth talking about. The only nice thing I said about it was that I could sell it on quickly and buy a better game.

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Comment #2 by Floodclaw
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:01:08 AM
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If selling the DLC is your focus rather than selling the game, you're doing your business wrong, Capcom.

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Comment #3 by Dervius
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:01:43 AM
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It was good, but it had the potential to be something truly special. That's why you didn't hit 7million Capcom. I must say the post-release support has been rather good though.

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Comment #4 by Mr Chr15topher
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:02:13 AM
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Just because it isn't the same as the first Resi titles, that doesn't make it a bad game. Personally I felt it was one of the best games of 2012, just after Halo 4 in fact.

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Comment #5 by Mr Chr15topher
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:04:13 AM
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Although a few more levels per character would have been nice to help the story develope a bit more, but even so its still a great game.

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Comment #6 by Arbitard1171
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:05:41 AM
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the only 2 campaigns that actually explained the story were Jake's and Ada's. Leon's and Chris' were completely pointless.

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Comment #7 by BiggD
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:06:22 AM
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What did they expect? This game was trash.

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Comment #8 by I mak3 big boom
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:08:46 AM
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Maybe they should work on the game being good and that probably will be fixed :)

You know because RE6 was shit.

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Comment #9 by Buckdawg
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:10:42 AM
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Nice to see SOME people enjoyed it.

I didn't. It was a steaming pile of barfturd.

That's a combination of, ya know, barf, and turd.

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Comment #10 by w00dm4n
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:18:05 AM
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4.8 million copies of a bad game? (from word of mouth)

$288 million is nothing these days.

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Comment #11 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:24:25 AM
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I enjoyed it for what it was. It was a good laugh in Co-op, but thats not what the point of Resident Evil is it. It still keeps me entertained on my second play through so whatever.

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Comment #12 by CALIBORS
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:29:58 AM
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Res 6 was one of the darkest resident evils story wise yet,

Not survival horror true but i think after all the horrors the characters had been through and all their training they are no longer going to cower at the site of a zombie.

wasnt a bad game, had some flaws and wasn't what most expected or wanted but still Enjoyable.

still hoping for the game cube res evil 1 HD version, 2 was my favorite but I have done it to death and really enjoyed 4 despite it becoming about los plaga.

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Comment #13 by macd
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:33:44 AM
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@ 12 - I'd love the Gamecube Resident Evil (REmake) and Resi 0 to be released. I figure they could probably get by without an Hd makeover given how sweet they looked. If they did Resi 2 and 3 in HD preferably, that would be amazing.

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Comment #14 by MyRifleIsBroken
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:34:06 AM
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Death to Resident Evil, the series has always been rubbish

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Comment #15 by Evo Kazz
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:35:18 AM
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Don't worry Capcom, rest in knowing it failed to meet ours as well, your not alone.

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Comment #16 by GR4V1G0R3
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:36:16 AM
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it got high sales early on because of all the fans who pre-ordered the game, then everyone else realised (or was told by friends who pre-ordered) it was shit and avoided it like the plague

i almost fell for their bullshit and bought it, so glad i didn't....

from now on i will only ever listen to yahtzee's reviews, he has pretty much the same opinions of games as i do, whether he means it, or is just doing it for comedy is irrelevent....he was spot on with RE6 review, they tried to cram in elements from every popular franchise in a desperate attempt to grab more customers, and hence alienated anyone who was a fan before, be it of the originals (like myself) or the newer became a mediocre game having an identity crisis

dead series is dead....move on (though i do hate to say that...i spent my teen years playing res evil 1 - veronica...and loved every minute of it....though i admit the series would've been more jump inducing if it was on a cartidge system or PC....the disc starting to spin up whenever something was going to jump out at you kinda ruined the scare factor)

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Comment #17 by PonySl4ystation
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:39:44 AM
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Resident Evil 2 remake would of fit those figures in a month.

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Comment #18 by KFZ Scrubs
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:42:39 AM
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IMO, wasn't that great. Me and my friend enjoyed playing Co-op on 5.... felt like a chore on 6

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Comment #19 by a7x4lyf3
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:43:58 AM
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Not surprising honestly, while I enjoyed the game myself it was nothing special, I have to literally force myself to play it now on the days that I do decide I'm in the mood. The game is just plain boring now. Capcom wants to make a game that will sell well? Hmm let's see... What have we been asking for since umm, well Idk... Since Re Remake was released... OH YEA! How about an HD collection of 1, 2, and 3 for the 360 and ps3? Maybe that might be it... Too bad Capcom is too dumb and into the action phase to even consider that...

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Comment #20 by Nihlus87
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:54:14 AM
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Was an average action game. Could have been so much more, but they and many other devs seem intent on turning everything into call of duty. Boring.

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Comment #21 by jamie1000013
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:54:46 AM
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Can they please just put 1,2,3 on one disk already. They could also include zero if they are feeling generous. If they went back to basics they could make a killing.

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Comment #22 by The Bum-Mobile
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:05:04 AM
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Comment #23 by maur1c1o
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:07:10 AM
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this game has been out for so long im not surprised if people have started to lose interest theres only so long you can keep milking a franchise

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Comment #24 by davhuit
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:11:44 AM
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Yup, from how the demo looks, I would be happy that near 5 millions of copies has been sold if I were them.

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Comment #25 by davhuit
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:13:40 AM
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@21 : There are PS1 games so I don't think they will make an HD collection.

You could say the game also exist on some other supports but the rights aren't often the same (MGS 1 exist on Gamecube, better graphics than the PS, and still, they didn't put it in the hd collection).

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Comment #26 by ReD S1X
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:14:37 AM
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HA HA!!!

serves them right for being smug.

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Comment #27 by yamayamayaamaa
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:16:05 AM
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Old news day or slow news day?

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Comment #28 by thenewpeter
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:17:27 AM
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'good word of mouth'

Are we talking about the same game here? The sales plummeted because the game failed to meet what people wanted it to be. ALLOT of fans where expecting this game to be survival horror, and where disappointed by the mindless action game they received. Honestly, I can only really stand playing this game with a friend (finished leons, most of the way through chris's) by taking the piss out of the game... the enemies in Chris's campaign are just so... stupid... I've burst out laughing multiple times at some of the enemies, based on how they look and act... why the hell give them grass hopper legs... then have them slowly plod about? They're not viscous, they just wander around :/ it really, really doesn't fit the profile of the model.

They missed the mark on this game, by promising it was something that it wasn't. I want a game that makes me think whilst I play, there are so few games that require thought now :/

I'm still trying to get over capcoms comment about it being to hard to return to it's routes... that's what this game was meant to be doing with leons campaign, it's honestly not that hard to come up with a control scheme and general setting that would work well, I have a bucket load of idea's that I could put to use on actually making something that's tense, if I'm able to come up with things simply, why is it people who are payed to do this find it so hard?
I just hope that this series will find it's feet again 1 day, but I'm finding it harder and harder to see happening. Capcom just... seem like they don't care about their fans all that much, across all of their games really.

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Comment #29 by PledgedZebra4
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:25:57 AM
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@2 True. I thought it was a good game. Not great, but good. But I feel that the Extra Content modes and retailer exclusive maps being sold as DLC is dishonest. They only have themselves to blame for the poor word of mouth. If they'd finished the game or the "DLC" was free I would have recommended this game to others. But I pre-ordered, and for my loyalty got an unfinished game. So when people ask me, "Would you recommend I buy Resident Evil 6?" I say, "Absolutely not."

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Comment #30 by NFP911
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:32:28 AM
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#14 "the series has always been rubbish" yea for sure thats why it has so much hardcore fans :P it turned rubbish with RE4.

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Comment #31 by MrInfliction
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:33:45 AM
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Live and let die, Capcom!

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Comment #32 by ZingZitang
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:39:26 AM
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@28: Re-read the article? The author said the game did NOT receive 'good word of mouth'.

While I enjoyed Resident Evil 6, the sad truth is with todays industry if the game was like the first 3 it would have sold even worse.

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Comment #33 by ThePakirow
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:03:39 AM
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Resident Evil 6 Fails to Match EVERYONES Expectations

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Comment #34 by thenewpeter
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:21:37 AM
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@32, well, that was a fail on my part there O-O

The rest of what I said still stands though.

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Comment #35 by xD Rick
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:30:09 AM
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Resident Evil Revelations will top this "expectation" easy.
Just wait and see, Crapcom.

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Comment #36 by Equanimity
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:32:21 AM
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Maybe if they stopped bringing out one million dlc packs and gave us less but better content it would of supported the game alot better after release. The online modes are pathetic, no fun whatsoever to play. Single player DLC packs would of been best IMO, extra missions or side stories.

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Comment #37 by HumanDestroyer
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:35:54 AM
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That should of been the title of the latest RESDIENT EVIL games. Utter tripe since number 2.
Zombies are zombies, walking dead, whose sole purpose is to feed, the walking dead series and game has made REAL zombies scary again and interesting. All these 3 eyed super fast running tentacle head 'zombies' are complete and utter shit. DIE RESIDENT EVIL, YOU ARE FINISHED.

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Comment #38 by Leon McLane
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:36:32 AM
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Dont worry Capcom. You R the best because of Resident evil games.

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Comment #39 by humveebear
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:12:49 AM
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I haven't bought it or Operation Racoon City, because of reviews. Capcom is lucky there are people that ignore them. The last RE I loved was 4, a game that benefitted from repeated from rewrites and honing, even being completely scrapped and restarted at one point. These days the series is a cash cow. They should stop trying to compete with Gear and its ilk...make something individual. Thats what used to make Japanese games so great.

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Comment #40 by sniper mantis
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:19:14 AM
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well derrrrrrr!!! obviously, thats what happens when u fuck up a great game series, no one wants it!!!

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Comment #41 by PG_MaxPayne
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:20:55 AM
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No shit Capcom! GO BACK TO THE ROOTS OF RESIDENT EVIL and then you will surpass your sales targets.

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Comment #42 by JayD5ivE
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:25:09 AM
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After I read the title my only replay was, "DUH!"

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Comment #43 by boldfoxrd
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:36:36 AM
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They are obviously wishing for the glory days of 1-4. Although I wonder how many sales across gamecube, ps2, wii, pc and downloads RE got in the end.

But for a game that unimpressed so many people, they really should be happy with nearly 5m sales.

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Comment #44 by roza
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:49:47 AM
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Still, for it being across 2 consoles, 4.8 is a great lot of sales. PC will help boost that

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Comment #45 by Mr Blonde 324
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:01:37 AM
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i dont think its possible to have a TRUE survival horror game in this series anymore. just look at where the stories are going. MASSIVE amounts of people being infected at the same time by new virus'. you cant just run past these zombies anymore or theyll sprint to catch up with you. you have to fight all the time so the action aspect of the game makes complete sense to me now. more and more people and units are being trained to deal with BOWS. so unless you want to play as another average joe schmo in another small town then stop complaining. i knew going in that re6 wouldnt be like the originals at all and that allowed me to enjoy it for what it is.

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Comment #46 by JuSt BLaZe
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:29:47 AM
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A 100% agree with #4!!!

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Comment #47 by Suplemental
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:30:16 AM
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lol at all you noobs crying saying it's shit, just because you all couldn't play the game roflll adios noobsalot!

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Comment #48 by Man On The Run
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:52:44 AM
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Thought it was great and ive been playing this series since the original in 96 and with the exception of 0 loved all of them. half the stuff people berate this and 5 for are stupid. this talk of puzzles being removed for example. if you think finding a card key or 4 chess pieces are puzzles you need your nut seeing to. and as for the turned to action comments i see i would like to know if those people actually played the games past 1. Resi 2 had a shit ton of ammo and enemies, 3 had the same with the addition of exploding barrels and a dodge function for good measure. the games are survival horror in as much as you survive by filling enemies with bullets. only the original asked for ammo conservation and dodging and parts of CV. Action all the way for the others but let those rose tinted specs distort the past eh?

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Comment #49 by Cinderkin
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:17:47 AM
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Ignorance is bliss!

OT: The game wasn't an RE game it was a mediocre third person shooter, with no suspense or horror in it. It was just a gore fest with guns guns guns.

Resident Evil was my favorite franchise back in the day. I still own every main game including some of the spin offs. I did not buy RE6, just rented it.

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Comment #50 by hehehahe
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:21:19 AM
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People really need to get out of the 90's. I've played every RE to date and I don't want the old style at all. Who would want to drop money on that? The old games were "scary" because of fixed camera angles and the graphics. In this day and age that would be a stupid angle to go with (though it was fun for a short time in RE 5). A classic zombie game wouldn't even be fun to play, it would be so slow paced and probably lack any challenge at all. While
I feel like they went a little over the top with RE 6, i really enjoyed the game. I hope for the next one they keep that much content but back track on the action parts, make you fight smaller groups of enemies and control your shots more.

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Comment #51 by Aversion
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:31:08 AM
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You put the final nail into Resident Evil's coffin, Capcom.. and you can only blame yourself.

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Comment #52 by The Kingslayer
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:34:15 AM
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I also hear the sales for DMC has not met expectations either. Capcom only have themselves to blame for ignoring the fans.

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Comment #53 by Troll TotY
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:46:13 AM
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How come there wasn't an article about " Resident Evil 6 Fails to Match Fans Expectations"

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Comment #54 by Kinky Buns
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:51:20 AM
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Maybe the game would get better press if all the DLC wasn't god damn multiplayer modes. Greedy bastards.

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Comment #55 by Stoko
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:09:30 PM
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Sold "briskly" at first because a) RE5 was awesome and b) the prerelease hype indicated a combination of RE5's awesomeness and some of the more classic horror awesomeness. Sales slumped after that because when people played it, they realised it was shite, and told everyone they know, killing off the interest of the whole "I'll wait till it's cheaper" crowd.

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Comment #56 by pnutosan
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:13:12 PM
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Hmm... what a coincidence, it failed to meet the majority of gamer's expectations as well.

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Comment #57 by thenewpeter
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:17:14 PM
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@48, when I think puzzles, I think reading through documents for clues to possible pass words or sequence's, a good example of this being the picture frame puzzle from code veronica, something where you have to think for a bit before solving it, beyond just doing something so obviase, you might as well have a big glowing arrow pointing down to the answer.
Step up the idea of investigating the area without any assistance, putting in allot of interactive area's that you can look at, trying to find clues, some clues being false, some being clues to things you won't need until late in the game ect.
When I say puzzles, I mean including things in it that step up, and actually challenge you're mind, rather then just put said key here ect. though that returning would be nice, if done right.

Really, we need to step away from the main series and introduce new characters, so it can feel fresh in every sense. Focus more on melee combat, more like the outbreak games did. Ammo was plentiful in other titles mostly on the grounds to help the fact it didn't really have a melee combat system that was all that great, it was very awquard to use at it's best times. In resi 6, melee is more affective then shooting half the time in the wrong way.
Silent hill was always more on par with the survival horror when compared to resident evil because of how it focused less on guns, and more on melee weapons.
The older games had a sense of atmosphere to them which helped them be stapled into survival horror, a sense of mystery, suspense, was that in part helped by the fixed camera? yes. Can it be pulled off with a free roaming camera? yes, very easily. Some have said it was suspenseful because of the fixed camera not allowing you to see what was making a noise... yet it would make no difference anyway for an enemy thats around the corner anyway.

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Comment #58 by ICGMU12321
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 12:26:40 PM
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Probably because its a crap game that doesn't deserve to be called Resident Evil. This is what you get when you try to appeal to the CoD fans. The real fans don't like it and the CoD fans only play CoD anyways so it was a waste of time.

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Comment #59 by Ultimo Godzilla
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 02:27:41 PM
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@58 "The real fans don't like it"? REALLY? I have all the novels, the movies on Blu Ray and even have all the games including RE1 in the big cardboard old school PS1 case. I loved RE 6 and still love playing it.

What all you idiots don't realize is Resident Evils original name is Biohazard which means that as long as there is a BIOHAZARD outbreak it fits the game perfectly. You are all blowing the "survival-horror" thing way out of context. STFU and let the "real" RE fans like myself enjoy the franchise for what it is. Anyone else have a problem with that? tough shit I'm not replying to anymore ignoarmic trolls.

Most of you are so damn deaf, dumb, and blind to understand my statement.

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Comment #60 by ONE Disco Bob
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 03:00:30 PM
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Since I have yet to play RE6 I will reserve judgement on it, but I have heard more negative than positive. For me the things that made the older Resident Evils so fun was the foreboding and creepy Atmosphere, exploration and puzzles, story pacing/character upgrade progression. They compelled me on to places and situations I didn't necessarily want to go into. Personally I'm not opposed to changes in game play or structure as long as they are well executed. I just don't understand why this series has had such a hard time figuring out how to successfully evolve.

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Comment #61 by Pakhair
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 03:18:29 PM
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I know I am in Minority here but I really enjoyed the game, was a blast in co-op and I have been a resident evil fan since start and have loved how the series evolved and yes RE 6 did took a lot of mis steps but the foundation is strong and I would love the series to go the same route on manner of gameplay, what needs fixing is the game design.

simply more ememy types, interesting bosses, more so the reliance on melee is a little less, way to less QTEs, don't remove them, just make them less, instead of QTE's use innovation and originality e.g slow motion and you habe to make choices on what to or give us specific moves in chase so we select how to do it instead of making it feel like the control is out of your hand and the last thin, make the pacing proper, that is one of the biggest problems of RE 6.

Oh and do introduce a new character in RE 7 in any specific campain or game part so you can expose him to the horrors of bioterroris because current characters are way too powerful and trained and won't flinch in the face of a danger.

And once again I quite liked RE 6, one of my most fav games of last year, but they went way too wrong in tons of places

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Comment #62 by coomzy
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:08:52 PM
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Resident evil 5 was amazing if they had just tweaked to make Resident evil 6 then it would have been amazing why do they always feel the need to ruin games with crappy features that it doesn't need eg KINECT!

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Comment #63 by eeeen
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:29:49 PM
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"...they tried to cram in elements from every popular franchise in a desperate attempt to grab more customers..."

That made me think of what EA/VG are attempting with the "shift in tone" for DeadSpace3.

Welcome to this months Disconnected Greedy Ass-hole Meeting! Welcome back EA, and nice to see you again as well Capcom... if you all get hungry, there are some snacks near the back window. Today we have some real tasty treats, the shattered hopes of your customers with a side of greedy betrayal. You can wash that down with a nice glass of forced genre-assimilation, we know how much you like that stuff.

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Comment #64 by roza
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:40:30 PM
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What #59 Said. I too own all of the movies and all of the games (bar a few platform duplicates).
RE is about Bioweapons, that is the main focus of the game. RE6 has that, and more. It plays well, looks and sounds phenomenal, is great fun, solo or coop, HUGE, and has some very emotional moments, (Chris' ending).
Most people probably heard "Oh it's shit.", played it and wanted it to be crap cause that's what they heard. I mean, I never really enjoyed RECVX, cause it was a bit unfair at points and 5 was somewhat lacking, so you can't be saying "hurr durr fan boi".

RE6 was one of the best games of the year because it's not afraid to change, most of the years other releases were pretty much something we have seen time and time again, like Halo, CoD, Borderlands 2 didn't even expand on 1 all that drastically.

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Comment #65 by TheWeasel
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 05:43:40 PM
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there is too much mp now and not enough of a horror story line like the older re games.

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Comment #66 by ICGMU12321
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 06:08:25 PM
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@59, the fact that you own the movies explains why you liked RE6.

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Comment #67 by PANIC ATTACK 10
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 07:04:55 PM
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this first came out on the 3DS. so sales might be down because of it. i know i bought it for my 3DSXL. so i see no reason to have an extra one.

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Comment #68 by FatalDeathSG45
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:12:01 PM
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I, along with a lot of other RE fans, were disappointed by the pseudo-action approach of RE6. The scares are all gone, and I swear to god that Chris' campaign brings to mind Call of Duty. It's no wonder RE6 didn't live up to expectations. Go back to the past, Capcom. Remember what made Resident Evil such a classic. The scares, the conservation of ammo (once you get infinite ammo on RE6, the game is a breeze), the iconic monsters... You know, the things people wanted. RE6 had none of that.

Capcom has been spiraling down for the past few years. First, they release crap like Bionic Commando and Dark Void. Then they kill off Mega Man. Now they've tarnished Resident Evil's reputation. Not to be too negative, but if Capcom doesn't get their act together they'll go the way of THQ.

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Comment #69 by OzzieArcane
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 08:31:09 PM
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I love how it sells more then any previous game in the series but failed to meet expectations. Where does Capcom come up with their sales expectations?

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Comment #70 by Cann0nSen5ei
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 09:03:28 PM
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@69 (be mature people)
Adult entertainment. RE6 has more scantily clad (and naked) women than most other vanilla games i can think of. Helena is the only named female character that stays decently clothed throughout the whole game*.

**game is a subjective term, RE6 is more of an interactive movie, that tries to break your fingers off.

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Comment #71 by hardcore shake
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 10:07:02 PM
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Resident evil needs a reboot after this tittle.

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Comment #72 by G4M3 CHANGER
Monday, February 04, 2013 @ 11:07:35 PM
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if it wasn't for the giraffe getting head it might not have even hit the 5 million mark

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Comment #73 by Onyxflamegod
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 12:37:38 AM
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@30 That's a piss poor excuse. Beiber has loads of hardcore fans too and that doesn't make him any less rubbish. CoD has loads of hardcore fans, doesn't make that series any less rubbish either. Measuring something's quality by the fans doesn't amount to much, if anything.

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Comment #74 by Jaws as Crowns
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 12:56:38 AM
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@71 highly agree.

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Comment #75 by HyperLethalVector
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 05:37:01 PM
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You people...

Just about everything has been suggested on here now, a reboot? Please, if they reboot the series then people will be saying "it's not resident evil!" Didn't work for DMC, it ain't going to work for RESI.

Yes this game had many mistakes which made parts of the game questionable, but this game is very much a resident evil title. You can say they should go back to their roots, but then it will be "dated."

You guys love to complain about games like this, but there is no generalised opinion about these games. Many people say they have lost their way, allot of people still think resident evil is good. It's no wonder Capcom just keep making the games the way they do, your feedback is so mixed they are not given any clear direction.

This game series is going to keep changing, that's a fact. It's safe to say that even if they did go back to their roots, you will complain, you will bitch, you will moan, and you will ask for something else.

Oh and P.S it turns out a lot of people who say "the series should go back to it's roots" actually never played the original games, they just say it because it sounds like a nice idea. You know who you are.

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Comment #76 by wickedclowns95
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 06:20:09 PM
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That's what they get for making the worst game I bought last year. I really wanted to like the game but it just wasn't fun to me.

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Comment #77 by BIG L RETURNS
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 @ 07:23:48 PM
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I would like to know how much money they spent on advertisements? They advertised the shit out of this game and it STILL didn't meet their expectations. I think they're keeping quiet about all their other big fails that they don't want the public knowing regarding this game.

At least an article I read on IGN stated that one of the developers admitted to making a mistake about taking RE6 too far from the survival horror aspect. I'll keep my fingers crossed for RE7.

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