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Given the huge amount of potential the developers of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City had to work with, it’s disappointing how little of it was actually realized. On several occasions I was legitimately surprised by the mention of the name William Birkin or the familiar sound of picking up an herb, having long forgotten that this was supposed to be a Resident Evil game. The terrible AI, the lackluster locations and the complete lack of atmosphere or memorable characters destroy what could have been a brilliant offshoot. In the end, Operation Raccoon City is little more than a poor man’s SOCOM, and a destitute man’s Resident Evil.

 

RatingDescription
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2.0 Presentation
ORC suffers from a bad, poorly thought-out story and characters without personality. The set pieces are forgettable and the atmosphere is nonexistent.
6.0 Graphics
The graphics look fine, with pretty good character models of familiar RE characters in Heroes mode. It matters very little, though, since there’s nothing interesting to look at.
4.0 Sound
The music fails to set the right tone. Familiar RE sound effects are cool, naturally, but almost seem out of place in this spinoff gone wrong.
3.5 Gameplay
Insufferably bad AI, unbalanced enemies, spotty aiming and a terrible sticking mechanic destroy ORC’s great-in-theory concept.
4.0 Lasting Appeal
Four multiplayer modes extend the fairly short campaign - but the gameplay is so bad, there’s no real reason to play any longer than you have to.
4.0
OVERALL
Bad
(out of 10)


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Maybe more reviewers are now starting to review games based on a 0 - 10 scale instead of a 7- 9 scale.



Oh well...

If Jill Valentine is playable, then KylieDog will give it at least an 8.0, regardless of how bad the game is.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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Needs more racism. How am I supposed to get my survival horror fill by killing zombies?



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RolStoppable said:
Oh well...

If Jill Valentine is playable, then KylieDog will give it at least an 8.0, regardless of how bad the game is.

Any game with Jill is easily worth a 15.  Though her Resident Evil 5 look only (anyone know what actress she was based off?)



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RolStoppable said:
Oh well...

If Jill Valentine is playable, then KylieDog will give it at least an 8.0, regardless of how bad the game is.


Why did I laugh at this.



Seems a little harsh!



Jesus Christ what´s going on with IGN lately.
They crushed some games. Ninja Gaiden 3/10 Silent Hill Downpour 4.5/10 Ridge Racer 3/10 but then they are giving Kingdoms of Amalur 9/10 Alan Wake 9/10 and WWE 12 9/10. These is some very unbalanced criteria if you ask me. I mean Kingdoms of Amalur don´t deserve 9 points but neither does Ninja Gaiden 3 I´am certain.



Oh... I was expecting this. Let's just all play Revelations. lol :P



AndrewWK said:
Jesus Christ what´s going on with IGN lately.
They crushed some games. Ninja Gaiden 3/10 Silent Hill Downpour 4.5/10 Ridge Racer 3/10 but then they are giving Kingdoms of Amalur 9/10 Alan Wake 9/10 and WWE 12 9/10. These is some very unbalanced criteria if you ask me. I mean Kingdoms of Amalur don´t deserve 9 points but neither does Ninja Gaiden 3 I´am certain.

Yes, it seems to me like they're compensating for their consistently high scores as of late.