Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Talking About Games
22 May 2012
Excerpt: Capcom has been getting some negative press lately, the majority of which is their own fault. They’ve made some poor business decisions in DLC terms, and have continued to milk classic franchises for everything they are worth. While the recent release of the zillionth Resident Evil game, Operation Raccoon City, is certainly not a departure [...
Conclusion: Overall, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a big disappointment. The Resident Evil universe has such a rich history of compelling stories and interesting characters, but unfortunately, this game fails to capitalize on that. There was potential for a game that would make the series and the fans proud; instead, what we got was an under-realized, poorly executed game that wasted an excellent opportunity to get some burning Resident Evil storyline questions answered.
Conclusion: It’s not enough to save Operation Raccoon City though, which ultimately is a title that feels too rushed to warrant any great investment on the part of the player. That it’s sold in such high numbers (at time of writing it’s number one in Japan) says a lot about the strength of the Resident Evil brand which, if ORC is anything to go by, is in danger of being fatally diluted.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Xbox 360 Review
2 May 2012
Excerpt: We’ve already seen Resident Evil get reinvented in the past, and it’s also a series that has been cast by Capcom into various genres over the years. Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a neat twist on what has come before, with a reimagining of the Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis plot lines, and squad-based gameplay is also something that isn’t very typical for a Resident Evil game.
Conclusion: Gamers love team-based and cooperative shooters, but only when they’re done right. With Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, Capcom and Slant Six have attempted to capitalize on that market. However, the disc-based result of their effort fails to live up to the quality precedent that was set forth by certain competitors. In the end, this is a mediocre-at-best game.
Summary: Parents need to know Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is an extremely violent, bloody, and gory shooter. Similar to past games in the best-selling series, you can kill with headshots, decapitate, and dismember. Much of the gore is shown up-close and in slow motion to exaggerate the brutal killing. Parents should know the game can be scary, too, with grotesque mutants who jump out at you.
Excerpt: The Resident Evil franchise has been around for what seems like an eternity, both because its horror genre is a gameplay stalwart and because, well, it’s been around for 15 years. Like many franchises it’s evolved out of necessity, with an increased emphasis on action rather than relying strictly on “jump out of the dark to scare you” thrills.
Summary: Capcom isn't sure what it wants to do with the Resident Evil series. Should it be an action game or survival horror? Scary or thrilling? One thing is for sure, it definitely shouldn't be like Operation Raccoon City. This multiplayer third-person shooter has a few good ideas, but not enough to warrant picking up this disappointing spin-off! This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: Maybe it's my love for Back to the Future , but I've always liked the idea of going back and changing things, or seeing a different side of the story. That's what drew immediately drew me to Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ; the game that puts in the middle of the events of Resident Evil 2 and 3 and gives you the chance to play them from a different perspective.