Having already made a splash at E3 with a bevy of new footage, Capcom has decided to show even more of Resident Evil 6 but this time the biggie is that we have our first glimpse of the game running on the PS3. We may be six years into the lifecycle of the PS3, but for one reason or another it’s still a big deal to see footage of a multiplatform game running on the PS3 since framerate issues, poor textures, or other unforeseen errors can still occur which rub gamers the wrong kind of way.
Unveiled this past weekend at the Capcom Summer Jam, our latest look at RE6 features Leon and Elena doing their thing in a perfectly dark subway tunnel which has some unimaginable horrors lurking behind every corner. The footage itself is definitely moody and is in line with the initial Leon footage that premiered at E3, and no I’m not talking about the mega explosion fest that is the China stage but Leon’s foray into a college featuring the infected.
I can totally appreciate the mood the subway stage instills, but everything else I’m kind of unsure about. I don’t know if it’s been run into the ground at this point, but I still can’t get over how obtrusive the UI and those damn button prompts are. Those two things alone are more horrifying than half the footage I’ve seen of RE6 so far and that’s saying a lot.
Technically this PS3 footage doesn’t look too bad as it runs somewhat smoothly and doesn’t look like a game that was downgraded to a sub-HD resolution. Aside from the poor animation, the footage looks nearly identical to what we’ve seen running on the Xbox 360 so far. Though I’m sure someone out there will do an “in-depth” analysis of the PS3 footage and drum up some sort of heated debate that will have a 50 page+ thread on some internet forum.
For what it is the PS3 footage of RE6 looks good but the game still hasn’t impressed me that much. I don’t know what it is particularly, but RE6 looks to be a bit all over the place tonally and at this point I’m simply losing interest in the series since it doesn’t have the same appeal post Mikami.