Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
2 September 2013
Summary: In 2003, Capcom tried its hand with an online co-op game set in the Resident Evil universe. While it performed fairly decently at retail, there's little doubt that Outbreak suffered due to the fact that PlayStation 2 owners weren't quite as online-ready as we are this generation. As a result, the game is far from Resident Evil 's most popular entry.
Excerpt: When news of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City trickled out, gamers were justifiably excited. After all, who wouldn't want to play a four player, class-based co-op shooter set in the much-beloved Resident Evil universe? The potential for something special was present from the start, and many figured it would be akin to Left 4 Dead for the BioHazard set. Sadly, this isn’t the case.
Pros: The variety of class skills, Laughing at your idiotic AI squadmates, Finishing it and never playing again
Cons: The cover system, Trying to revive someone but picking up a weapon instead, Yourself for buying this game
Excerpt: If you have ever read one of my reviews, you know that I love Capcom. While this fact is mostly because of Street Fighter, I still think Capcom is one of the most consistently successful publishing houses in the industry. That said, I had high hopes for Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City as I was taking the plastic off of the box, given the high amount of praise associated with the Resident Evil series as a whole.
Excerpt: Remember the first time you saw the licker in Resident Evil 2? The masterful foreshadow by the window; the ominous drip-drip from around the corner; and the searing CGI reveal . There have been few better enemy debuts; it was like Resident Evil in microcosm - scary but enticing, suspenseful but completely enthralling. Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City has lickers too. Their reveal is a little less artful, though.
Excerpt: Ever since Capcom made the change to the shooter first style of Resident Evil, I've always wondered what it would have been like to be in Raccoon city at the time of the outbreak. As if reading my mind, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon city was released. I was ecstatic to jump into the environment. Of course, I was going to judge this thing to death on storyline accuracy, so lets start with that.
Excerpt: There just is not enough here to make ORC a compelling buy for either fans of Resident Evil or cooperative shooter gameplay. Regardless of which itch you want scratched, there are titles out there that fit the bill better.
Excerpt: Player(s): 1-4 Extra Features: online multiplayer (1-4 players), download content, leaderboards Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a spin-off game from the main Resident Evil series and is co-developed by Slant Six Games and Capcom. Operation Raccoon City is a third-person squad based shooter that takes place during the viral outbreak in Raccoon City. The game is set around the same time of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.
Conclusion: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is an unfortunate addition to an otherwise great franchise. With this being the second of three Resident Evil games coming out this year it would probably be best to just skip this one entirely unless you are a diehard fan who wants to see every game in the series.