Resident Evil 6 with it's bad reviews and all, it's a fun game to play. RE set high standards for it's games because of it's past, but it's a good game. If Resident Evil 6 was actually just Resident Evil 1, like if it's the first game of the series, people would be crazy about it.
Picture it like a boxing match. A guy has been dominating for 5 rounds, then tones it down a little bit for round 6 but you can still give him that round, even when slacking he's still better than his opponent. That's Resident Evil 6 in my own view.