The magazine cover for Play Magazine Issue Number 223 (Photo : PLay Magazine)
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According to Now Gamer, Play Magazine has released the review in its 223rd issue which is due out in stores on Thursday.
So how does Play Magazine feel about RE 6? The publication gave the game 88 out of 100 and dedicated six pages to the review. Play stated that the game is "a Resident Evil worthy of modern times."
They added the "This is arguably the best co-op game available on PS3 alongside Borderlands 2."
Individual sections were allotted to the three separate campaigns. Leon's campaign harkens back to the old survival horror style play introduced in the original Resident Evil title but the publication says that it contains the "sort of action that would never have been possible with the old Resident Evil framework." The publication did feel that Chris' campaign was the weakest of the three but stated that Jake's had some of "Capcom's most ambitious ideas." They also stated that Ada Wong's campaign was a "surprisingly generous addition."
But what about the elephant in the room: Is this more action based like recent installments or more geared toward the survival horror roots of the franchise?
Play states that "While long-term Resident Evil fans might still be disappointed by the nod towards action over horror, Capcom finally has the confidence and know-how to pull it off."
This review surely airs more on the side of Playstation Magazine's positive 90 of 100 review but also address one concern addressed in the Insight Factor review: the fact that this is still more Resident Evil 5 than it is 4 or the original. If this holds true then it is likely that Resident Evil 6 will continue to split fans as much as its most immediate predecessor did.
The issue has already reached subscribers but will start to sell on Thursday at newsstands, iTunes, Imagine Shop, and greatdigitalmags.com.
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