Alright, I'm very opinionated after playing the RE6 demo. Here's some background:
-I love Resident Evil
-I love, love, love RE4
-I have no problem with the series moving away from horror, though I would still prefer to see a return to the series' roots
-RE5 was like RE4 but without any original ideas and the co-op actually took away from the entire experience
Okay. I think RE6 (based on the demo, admittedly) is an absolute disaster. The controls are somewhat improved over RE5 (thank God I can move and shoot now), but the QTEs feel forced, the melee attacks are completely unreliable and yet critical to the gameplay, the shooting controls are terribly inaccurate (though you can apparently improve your aiming ability with skill points) and having X do just about everything in the game creates some awkward moments where I try to run but end up quick turning. Why not just give us Dead Space style controls and be done with it? And what the hell is up with the cover mechanic? Is it that hard to ripoff Gears of War?
Then there's the graphics. I swear, this game looks worse than RE4 on the GC. Not only are the graphics so dark you can't see anything unless you set your gamma setting to max, but the zombies all look like shit with awful textures and hideous modeling. Then there's the game's atrocious framerate, which chugs along like the PS3 is trying to render Crysis on max settings.
I could live with all of that, but the game is just not fun. The Leon sections shows the most promise with some actual sense of place, immersion and suspense, but Chris and Jake just feel like shit Call of Duty knockoffs with piss poor controls. I'm honestly mystified with how bad this game plays considering almost all of Capcom is working on this title. Dead Space 2 is more fun, looks better, and plays better than RE6. Every video for DS3 has me more excited, and it looks like they are trying to create a solid singleplayer experience to compliment the co-op campaign (and hopefully they pull it off *fingers crossed).
I was all ready for RE6, but playing the game forced it all the way to the back of my mind and out the other side. No clue what Capcom thinks they're doing, but I won't be along for this ride.