Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – Almost a review
I feel like it’s my mission right now to write review on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City. Most reviews out there have given this game a real beating, and I agree with a lot of it. Capcom clearly wanted this game to stray away from the main series and be different and the developers Slant Six Games sure maid it different.
Operation Raccoon city takes place during the same time period as Resident Evil 2 (one of the best titles in the whole series if you ask me). With this I was expecting to get a lot of back story to what happened back in that game, what did Umbrella do in the background of the outbreak. You take control of the Umbrella Special Service unit: Wolfpack, or rather you decide on which character you want to control in the beginning of every mission.
The different characters have different abilities and after completing missions you get XP that you can spend on enhancing their skills and buying new weapons, all of the characters having different kinds of roles. Sadly you never really care for the different Umbrella characters; they have a few one liners but not much more depth than that. But they look cool! …
Sadly… like many others out there, I did my first play through of this game, alone. The reason this game is getting a lot of hate, is because you can’t play it alone. You need to have a few friends to make the experience worth it. That is a huge problem seeing as we all look at this and think: Oh Resident Evil, I wonder how they will evolve the story this time. We already had a co-op Resident Evil game, and if we’re expecting the same kind of deal here just with more action.
Let me tell you what we actually got.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City gives us a FUN multiplayer game when you get some friends together. You help each other out, you shoot monsters, you complete the objectives and you scream at each other when not getting the health items. Much like some people dislike playing fighting games alone, this is a game that needs to be experienced with friends.
Okay, I’m still not saying that the game itself is great, it has some flaws. Like outdrawn boss battles that are less exciting than part of the mission. Silly enemy and ally AI that makes you scratch your head and think: did that monster just jump … past me? But overall the game is FINE, don’t freak out just because of all the Resident Evil fans that are disappointed that this game is not like Resident Evil (people have been complaining since the 4th Resident Evil game anyway).
Try it out with some friends and understand that the game is okay and gives you a moment of FUN. Don’t expect a deep engaging story and don’t think that this is like the previous Resident Evil games. It’s all about mind set.
Enjoy the game.
Until next time Nurglings, take care.
Posted on 28 March, 2012, in Digital Games, PC, PS3, Review, Xbox 360 and tagged Alexander Eliasson, nurgle, nurgleprobe, operation raccoon city, preview, resident evil, review. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.