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Resident Evil 6 - Review

Tuesday 9th October 2012 19:34

TEAMtalk's James Marshment blasts away the evil dead in Capcom's much-awaited latest release on the PS3, Resident Evil 6.

Product description:

It has been 10 years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity.

Due to be by the President's side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision.

At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member, Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world's population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favourites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.

Game features:

Redesigned control system: Resident Evil 6 features an evolved control system allowing players to shoot whilst moving, slide, roll in any direction and take cover along with the addition of an enhanced melee attack

Character profiles:

Leon S. Kennedy: Following the Raccoon City incident Leon was recruited as a government agent by none other than Adam Benford, who would later become the President of the United States. Ever since the nightmare that was Raccoon City Leon has made it his life's work to eradicate bioterrorism.

Helena Harper: Like Leon, she is also a government agent, but was in the process of transferring to the Secret Service to become one of the President's advisors, before her path took her on a different route.

TEAMtalk review: Very different from the original series and although is now more than a shooter, than a fight-for-survival sandbox game, it still offers great gameplay. Fans of the prequels may be slightly disappointed, but those who have never played the games before will still enjoy what is a gore-hungry atmospheric horror experience. 3.5/5

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