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3.0 out of 5 stars Resident Evil in Name Only: An Average Third Person Shooter, March 22, 2012
This review is from: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
Before I begin, if you are expecting this game to be a traditional Resident Evil game focusing on survival horror, forget it. It is nothing like it. Granted that it was pushed more as an action third person shooter (which it is), I can see how people got confused due to "Resident Evil" being in the title.

Gameplay: Average
Hit detection is terrible in this game. Even shooting in short, controlled bursts makes your aim fly around. Also, zombies are fairly easy to take out if you aim for the head (unless you get swarmed) but enemy Spec Ops soldiers apparently have cement heads because 4-5 bullets to the face isn't enough to kill them.

Single-Player Campaign: Horrible
If you want to play this game on your own, don't bother. It is short, only 6 missions, each about 1 hour long (depending on difficulty). Teammate AI is a bust. They will walk directly in front of you, into trip mines and even into fire. You're basically on your own, which isn't great when faced with a zombie horde accompanied by Hunters, Lickers and Tyrants.

Multiplayer: Only Redeeming Quality
>The game supports full campaign co-op so you can play the campaign with up to 3 other friends (4 total including yourself). This makes for a much more rewarding experience, especially when you try to beat the game on harder difficulties such as Veteran and Professional. Also, there's an element where your teammate can get infected and turn into a zombie, in which case you have to put them down or spray them with an anti-viral spray before they turn.

>Versus mode also adds some unique competitive multiplayer modes like Heroes and Survivor. Heroes is where you play your favorite RE character such as Leon or Claire. They have massive amounts of health and the point is to kill all the heroes on one team to win. If you die, you come back as a regular soldier (and significantly weaker than the Heroes). Survivor pits 8 players for a fight for only 4 seats on an evac chopper. The ones left behind are pretty much screwed. Keep in mind that all modes have zombies, lickers, hunters and tyrants. So you're not just fighting the other team, but these CPU-controlled enemies as well.

Graphics: Average
The graphics are not terrible, but there's also nothing special about them. Some levels are too bland and boring. There are some recreations of your favorite scenes of Resident Evil 2 (such as the car crash at the beginning of the RE2 or the train from the ending). It doesn't too polished though, giving it a quite jagged look. The cutscenes are much better, but are too few to actually enjoy.

Sound: Good
The sound is probably one of the better physical aspects of the game. The guns in particularly sound powerful and devastating.

Overall: 6 out of 10
In the end, it's not worth $60. If you can get it for $20-30 bucks, then you should consider it. Also, make sure you have friends to play with because it's not worth it if you're going to play solo.
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Initial post: Sep 17, 2012 4:50:51 PM PDT
Stormtrooper says:
Totally agree with your review.

I was psyched to see they were finally making an RE game that went back to the aftermath of Raccoon City's mansion outbreak.

I just could not believe how bad this game was.

The AI is horrible. They end up running into walls, shooting at things that aren't there, even getting in the way most of the time.

They hardly ever assist you in killing zombies or whatever monster your tearing into.

Now the gameplay isn't bad... its just not good. I could not believe that I could empty an entire clip into a zombie (including headshots) and it would finally die. Then I shoot 1 shot at its head... BAM falls over dead. I go after the next one, up close headshot after headshot... keeps on coming. The mechanics just did not make sense. How can the same gun take a full clip to stop 1 zombie (including headshots), and then the next takes 1 bullet to the head and it dies. Apparently this is what made alot of people hate the gameplay and I don't blame them. Its almost random when you play. Did not make this fun at all.

Hate to say it... but it was an ambitious title that had TONS of potential. But they squandered all of it and it almost seems like the game is incomplete with the amount of bad game mechanics, bugs they are in it.
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