Resident Evil 6 might be one of the most divisive games in the history of the franchise. Many Resident Evil fans lament the move to the more action oriented gameplay that Capcom has shown off of the game so far. Not to mention many fans of the series were turned off by Resident Evil 5 gameplay, which moved the franchise away from their horror roots.
This is not to say the game is going to be some major disaster, just that certain fans of the franchise may not like the direction the Resident Evil series is going. And today we have found out that Resident Evil 6 will feature at least four hours of cutscenes according to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC).
For those who don’t know, the British Board of Film Classification is basically the British equivalent of the ESRB in the United States. In addition, they gave Resident Evil 6 a 18′ or the US equivalent of an M rating for violence and gore.
Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 both had about one hour worth of cutscenes each, so this is a considerable jump to say the least. But the big difference between Resident Evil 4 and 5 and Resident Evil 6 is that Resident Evil 6 will feature 3 main campaigns and supposedly a unlockable fourth campaign.
In the past Capcom did state that the 3 main campaigns separate were shorter then Resident Evil 5, but together the 3 campaigns are considerably longer than Resident Evil 5.
Some people might complain that four hours of cutscenes might be a bit too long and take away some of the interactivity of the game. However, I will say that Metal Gear Solid 4 did alright with around six hours of cutscenes. It just depends on the quality of the game, and having 3 different campaigns might make it easier for Capcom to spread the cutscenes out.
I haven’t had a chance to play the demo for Resident Evil 6 so I would like to hear from people who have played the demo. What are your impressions of Resident Evil 6? Does it feel like a Resident Evil game or is it too action oriented for you to consider it a Resident Evil game?