Parents' Guide to

Resident Evil 6

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Survival horror series falters with switch to fast action.

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age 13+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 11+

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age 13+
It's more focused on action then horror. So if action is your thing you will love this game' but if you are looking for more horror it is still fine. But I will sea buy Resident Evil 4

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While RESIDENT EVIL 6 has some redeeming qualities -- a decent story told from multiple perspectives to give it some depth, highly-produced cut-scene sequences and competent voice acting -- the game suffers from trying to be an action-heavy experience instead of a creepy, slower-paced "survival horror" adventure. For one, there's some lack of control with too many "quick-time" events that have you press a button on the controller at the correct time to trigger an event. Second, many of the fast-paced elements are sloppily executed so that the result is a quick death. Finally, the game suffers from poor pacing, bland set pieces, and a lack of replayability. It's not a complete disaster, but this disc should be a weekend rental at best.

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