Tuesday, January 10

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Triple Threat Cinematic Trailer Impressions: A Kick-Ass Trailer for a Hopefully Good Resident Evil Game

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is a 2012 third-person shooter video game for Xbox 360, Sony Playstation 3, and Microsoft Windows (PC) slated for a March 2012 release. The official 2012 Capcom Resident Evil game is set on Raccoon City during the events of Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, so expect familiar faces appearing on the game. Let's look at this latest cinematic trailer to help build more hype for the new Resident Evil game.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
Plot / Synopsis

It is September 1998 and the action centres on the ill-fated Raccoon City and the horrific consequences of the deadly T-virus outbreak, developed at the Umbrella facility. With a cover up required, Umbrella orders an elite team into Raccoon City to destroy all evidence of the outbreak and eliminate any survivors. Meanwhile, the US Government has quarantined the city and dispatched its own team of elite soldiers to determine the source of the mysterious outbreak. You are an Umbrella Security Services soldier (U.S.S.), competing alone or in up to four player co-op in a battle against all the competing forces at play in Raccoon City. Expect the return of original Resident Evil enemies, iconic landmarks such as the Raccoon City Police Department and fan favourite characters, including Leon S. Kennedy, who, as a rookie police officer in Raccoon City, is on your hit list to eliminate.
  • Experience the Fear: Set in the terrifying world of Resident Evil
    Three Corner Conflict: Bio-Organic Weapons (B.O.W) and zombies create an unpredictable third force and additional challenge on the battlefield, adding chaos to the shooter game play.
  • Campaign Mode - both single player and up to 4 player co-op: You are part of the Umbrella Security Service. Protect the truth behind the T-Virus outbreak by any means necessary.
  • Fight Online: Robust and fully featured online multiplayer modes
    Define your Play Style: Gain new abilities and skills unique to your playable character as your experience level increases.
  • International Team Development: a high quality, fully loaded, third person co-op / multiplayer shooter developed in collaboration between Capcom Japan development studios and an experienced Western multiplayer specialist studio.

Watch Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Triple Threat game trailer here:

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Triple Threat Video Game Trailer Review

Fans of the classic Resident Evil video game series, specifically those who enjoyed Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis may have varying opinions on Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, mainly because of the change in gameplay. What am I talking about? Check out what the developers has to say. The facts are better straight from the horse's mouth:

IGN's Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - Gameplay Interview

Let me first say this first, the Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Triple Threat video game trailer looks awesome! I hope they make a feature CGI film inspired by the events of this 2012 RE game ala RESIDENT EVIL: Degeneration. Although I value nostalgia, I am not video game hater. Change is always welcome in my book as long as it improves and enhances the actual gaming experience itself. The change mentioned by Masachika Kawata (Producer of RE: Opration Raccoon City) is its more faster, grittier, and more intense zombie shooter mechanics which only means one thing, dropping the "stop, then point-and-shoot, then walk" game mechanics where the Resident Evil video game series has become famous and and infamous for.

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I think this will cater to a more wider audience, a fast-phased shooting fans which in turn may or may not disappoint classic Resident Evil fans. But if a Resident Evil game wants to go head-to-head with the today's demand for fast-phased multiplayer shooting action, then this is a timely change in game mechanics. Although I can sense that this maybe the start of Resident evil adapting a more western (US) style shooting mechanics, abandoning their "more realistic" - sometimes frustrating point-and-shoot gameplay, I think if all things fall in to its right place will make this game have average success in sales. With all these changes, the only thing that makes this a Resident Evil Game a Resident Evil Game is the settings and the characters. If ever future Resident Evil video games adapts such change in gameplay, it will probably turned out to be an average and very generic shooter just with a Resident Evil name, which probably no longer recognized by hardcore RE fans.

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The game features single and cooperative (up to four players) campaign gameplay and multiplayer action which all the change has been intended for, fast-phased multiplayer shooter. There hasn't been any actual gameplay trailer as this post was made, and being a March 2012 release this could indicate two things. One, that Capcom is building the hype and excitement for this game; or Two, that Capcom is avoiding the possible wrath of the hardcore RE Fans on internet which might very well affect the sales of this game. Hopefully all this change would make this Resident Evil game and future releases to be a more tighter and enjoyable video game.

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