Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City News for Xbox 360

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Slant Six, the Canadian developer of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, has defended its newly released game, claiming it achieved the targets set by publisher Capcom despite earning a poor 54 score on Metacritic.

"[The critical reception] seems to be fairly polarised," studio producer Mike Kerr told Eurogamer.

"It's challenging. A lot of people put a lot of time and effort into the game and obviously we'd like to see the review scores be a little better than they are right now.

"In the end, I think our position on it is that we read every review and we try to pull out all the constructive feedback that we can so we can learn a little about what people liked and what they didn't.

"Then we look to what our internal goals were and what Capcom asked us to do and I think we accomplished what they wanted to do - we took the Resident Evil franchise in a different direction."

And whilst the majority of critics weren't overly impressed by Raccoon City, Kerr says fans have been more positive.

Kerr added: "And we've had a lot of really positive feedback from fans of the franchise - we're getting a lot of positive email.

"So, there's good and bad, but that's to be expected with every launch. We'd obviously love the review scores to be a bit higher, but we're really happy with the fan response."

And Kerr doesn't have a bad word to say against Capcom.

"We enjoyed the entire experience - it's been really, really good working with Capcom. They've been great to us and allowed us to express our own creativity within their franchise, which is great.

"As with any new publisher, it always takes a project cycle to get the communication pathways down, so there's definitely challenges there, but overall we're very happy with the experience we had with them."

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is out now and charted at No.2 in the UK video game chart.

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I've been having quite a bit of fun with ORC. But here's my question to Slant Six: Couldn't this game have gone without all of the HORRENDOUS bugs and glitches? To be in denial of this game's bugs, would be downright lousy of a videogame developer, especially one who probably aspires to become well-respected in the gaming community.

At first, people would say to me this game is full of bugs you can't even get around. When I first began playing it, my initial reaction to that was; "What bugs? I've come across none of these." Then, as I continued to play, it's as if the act of actually playing it, caused game data to become corrupt, and sadly, some of these technical hiccups, became game-breaking. For instance, the, and I stress, "constant", multi-player freezing, ultimately leading to your console freezing, and having to be rebooted. The campaign glitches that would have you stuck in a locked camera position with nothing happening and pathetically just moments before the end of a campaign, being forced to restart. These are things that I would imagine a developer would make for damn sure are not issues gamers will have to run into -- I could least at least 10 other major problems with this game, but the truth is, if you play the game, you should already know. Alas, all I can really say is, the people who developed this game were either amateur, or had a really crappy timeframe to complete the game. Either way, fix these bugs, throw in a ton of replayable DL content, and people's opinions just might change.
Posted 19:22 on 03 April 2012
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rmichael84

I've been having quite a bit of fun with ORC. But here's my question to Slant Six: Couldn't this game have gone without all of the HORRENDOUS bugs and glitches? To be in denial of this game's bugs, would be downright lousy of a videogame developer, especially one who probably aspires to become well-respected in the gaming community.

At first, people would say to me this game is full of bugs you can't even get around. When I first began playing it, my initial reaction to that was; "What bugs? I've come across none of these." Then, as I continued to play, it's as if the act of actually playing it, caused game data to become corrupt, and sadly, some of these technical hiccups, became game-breaking. For instance, the, and I stress, "constant", multi-player freezing, ultimately leading to your console freezing, and having to be reboot. The campaign glitches that would have you stuck in a locked camera position with nothing happening and pathetically just moments before the end of a campaign, being forced to restart. These are things that I would imagine a developer would make for damn sure are not issues gamers will have to run into -- I could least at least 10 other major problems with this game, but the truth is, if you play the game, you should already know. Alas, all I can really say is, the people who developed this game were either amateur, or had a really crappy timeframe to complete the game. Either way, fix these bugs, throw in a ton of replayable DL content, and people's opinions just might change.
Posted 19:19 on 03 April 2012
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Laconia

You're welcome Ed, hope you like it. If you need any help remember Facehugger2010!!
Posted 11:58 on 30 March 2012
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Ed-Winner

@Laconia Thanks, really helped me :-) It looks like a cool game, so I think I'll buy it.
Posted 21:06 on 29 March 2012
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guyderman

Quote:
claiming it achieved the targets set by publisher

Glad all developers don't take this attitude and actually take pride in their work and try and make the best game possible.
Posted 10:24 on 27 March 2012
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Laconia

Personally I enjoyed it. Imagine Gears of War/Socom online with a Resident Evil theme (and nostalgia impact if you were a big fan or Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil Nemesis). I picked this game up with a completely open mind as it is not a Resident Evil you might have loved from the series. The campaign is short and the AI players (if you're playing solo) have the tendency to be unreliable sometimes, so it's a game focusing on online play.

Many friends of mine are die-hard fans of the Resident Evil series and even then it was a love-hate topic. Most made the mistake of comparing it with other Resident Evil's and others have applauded the direction it took. This game simply cannot be compared to it's predecessors because of this. The graphics are very good, as is the music and game control. I've read some reviews that have said that the controls were clunky. I've been playing computer games for nearly 3 decades now and I see no issue with the controls.

The only gripe I have with the game is the weapons stats. You can buy weapons with EXP which is great, we all love that, but sadly some of the weapons which display a high accuracy are worthless and rarely hit their target. The Precision Rifle is one of these, so don't expect a high priced gun to be any good. Ignore the stats for each weapon and try each one out for yourself and which one suits you best. A good all-rounder would be the Advanced SMG.

If anyone would like to join my squad on Xbox360, my gamertag is: Facehugger2010.

I hope this helps you :)
Posted 13:36 on 26 March 2012
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Ed-Winner

Now I don't know what to think about this game... Is it worth buying or not?
Posted 11:03 on 26 March 2012

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Release Date: 23/03/2012
Publisher: Capcom
Genre: Survival Horror
Rating: BBFC 15
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