What’s with the floppy hair? Hmm. OK, so RE6 has been given a 20 November release date, which might give me enough time to play one through five. What? I haven’t played any of the Resident Evil games? In my defence, I’ve started to, but I just can’t get on with the mechanics.
Don’t get me wrong – I loved watching RE5, and thought it was a spectacular-looking game. The films are trashily enjoyable, and there’s really no reason I shouldn’t count the highly-regarded Resident Evil 4 among my favourite ever games – except that they have this stupid system where you’re pinned to the spot when aiming. I mean, what’s with that? Will they ever change that? Resident Evil: Mercenaries 3D for the Nintendo 3DS does indeed apparently dispense with the nailed-to-the-floor style of gameplay, so there’s hope. (It would also help if they didn’t have the limited ammo and crappy inventory – both of which proved immensely frustrating.)
The official blurb, which suggests that the president is himself a zombie (aren’t they always?):
It has been ten 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.
Again: if most people are zombies, then what do zombies eat when they can’t get zombies? Other zombies?