Excerpt: has a special place in my heart. I think it does for everyone who vividly recalls the impact the original title had on the gaming world. But when a game comes along that barely reminds us of the iconic franchise, and remains little more than a flawed, generic squad shooter with a few minor thrills and chills…well, we get disappointed fast.
Excerpt: After stirring up trouble in Europe and the zombie-infested shantytowns of Africa, Resident Evil returns to where it all began in Operation Raccoon City. Playing up the series’ decisive shift into shooting alongside a new squad-based element, Operation Raccoon City charges headlong into old territory in an attempt to dredge up something new, but is this reunion tour through one of gaming’s most famous pit stops ultimately worth the visit?
Review: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (PS3)
30 April 2012
Excerpt: Although the story looks good on paper, it starts to crumble soon after you enter the main campaign. You can play it online with human team mates or tread alongside AI companions. The former is a better option and, in this case, it's the only way to derive some fun out ORC. In a game relying on the strength of team-based combat, the poor AI mates spell disaster.
Pros: Fun multiplayer modes; Abilities add gameplay complexity.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Xbox 360 Review
23 March 2012
Excerpt: 2012 started off so bright for the Resident Evil franchise. In February, gamers were treated to the great Resident Evil: Revelations , a game that managed to bring tension and atmosphere back to the series, something that I felt was lost in Resident Evil 5 . Then you had the exceptional trailer for Resident Evil 6 . It’s causing some hype in the gaming community at the moment, gaining record preorders for the series.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Review (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
5 December 2011
Excerpt: Some people might say that Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a natural progression for the franchise. With each new release Resident Evil has become more action orientated, so an out-and-out shooter was inevitable. Does it actually work, though? Well: yes and no.
Pros: A solid shooting system., A fair amount to unlock and upgrade., The chance to explore Resident Evil through the eyes of the bad guys., The Creatures really add an interesting dimension.
Cons: Looks bland., Weak melee., Cover system needs work., Some online problems experienced., Not enough multiplayer maps.