I'd be okay with that, but I love how much content we got with RE6. I enjoyed all four campaigns and Mercenaries is the best version of it IMO. The gameplay changes make it infinitely better to me.
I guess it depends on what you think Resident Evil is. If what you want is tank controls and dated combat then sure I guess. Old style Resident Evil needed a gameplay update. That seemed to be the opinion for a lot of people after RE0 came out and that's what we got with RE4.
Resident Evil 6 is absolutely a Resident Evil game to me though. I don't see how it isn't and 4 and 5 are.
When the criticisms of it are the equivalent of throwing a temper tantrum because it's different, yes, I consider that whining.
Recent example of whiny self entitled gamers is EA being voted the worst company. Started with people whining about the ME3 ending last year and just continued on this year.
I agree with everything you've said. I guess its just a split crowd. some people can accept change and enjoy it, and some people just can not understand the concept and everything that comes along with change.
Action heroes? Hardly. This is the natural progression of these characters, Leon was a rookie cop in RE2, and now works for the government, you don't think he's been hardened to put up with this crap over these years? especially in RE4, it was a bridge to show you that he was in fact hardened. Now these people are doing what they must to save the world. They are not weak survivors anymore. Zombies aren't some new radical surprising thing now. They must be eradicated. The real enemies are always the humans evolving the zombies.
Same with the gameplay, its all natural progression. I'm not saying RE6 is perfect at all, its not, theres a ton of problems, but seriously, there are a ton of problems in every RE game. Ive been an RE fan since the beginning and I WELCOME change and different takes on these characters. (especially after RE5) I love RE1-3, I love RE4, I do like RE5 for what it is, I actually like the movies(CG and live action). Im like that with pretty much everything though, Ive come to accept a lot of things I used to hate. I understand that different people create these things as time goes on.
Capcom can go back to the classic tank controls/innocent survivors/no action at all, in a PSN/XBLA exclusive game AT BEST, no way they could release a full fledged retail game with the classic RE style and expect it to sell. They have provided the HD remakes of the classic games which are good enough for me.
Pretty much every game in the series is different. If you like the classics, then just stick with those and their atmosphere, if you like the action oriented games, then great! Theres something for everyone, and there is something for the fans who actually LOVE IT ALL, and embrace new things that evolve the franchise. Especially when they are as good as RE6.