Resident Evil 6: Mixed Reviews Make For An Interesting Discussion
Resident Evil 6 reviews have been mixed so far, it’s fair to say. We enjoyed it a lot, giving the huge game a fantastic 88% and saying things about it being ‘well good and stuff’ (not a direct quote).
Elsewhere you see the likes of our sister mag GamesTM throwing Resi 6 a seven out of 10, Gamespot showering the game in non-praise with a four-point-five out of 10 and Eurogamer landing dead centre between pretty much every other review in the world with a six out of 10.
What does it all mean? It means a mixed reception. And what does that mean? It means a game that’s actually interesting enough to get different reactions from the public and press. Regardless of whether the game is actually great, terrible or middling, I can’t help but see this as a good thing.
Universal praise is boring, and universal hatred is tiring. Universal ambivalence is worthless, and universal ignorance is almost as bad. Universal all-over-the-place-ness? That’s where my interest is piqued.
It means not only does the game do things right – every single review, no matter how low the score, lists some glowing positives about Resident Evil 6 – but it isn’t consistent. It isn’t just one long wall of pleasure. There are dips, as we highlighted in our own review, and that’s where it gets interesting.
That’s where discussion comes from. That’s where personal opinions come into play. That’s where we all retreat to Twitter and start furiously opining in the general direction of everyone else (or not furiously, if you aren’t the furious type).
And that’s where it gets interesting. Good or bad, one thing’s for certain about Resident Evil 6: it’s going to be an interesting talking point for a while to come.