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Slant 6's unique take on RE plants you in the shoes of the enemies you normally kill. You're gonna want to rent/buy RE:ORC for the 4P co-op campaign and 4-8P online MP modes...simple as that. There are 6 unique characters for you to develop, and here's a brief description of each classe abilities:
The ASSAULT class gives you damage boosts & body armor and give improved power and aim. SURVEILLENCE allows you to see enemies, secrets, and zombies on a radar along with spotting thru walls. RECON is about stealth, camoflauge, quietness and moving fast. MEDIC can carry more sprays and resists, spawns with health, etc. SCIENTIST can poison others, resist poison, see enemy weakspots. DEMOLITION is ammune to explosives and can plant trip mines & wires, etc.
These deep and customizable classes all carry over XP through every single mode. So you really have 6 guys to completely level up and experiment with new strategies. BUT....if you don't have human allies to play with during co-op, the campaign takes a dive. Some boss battles are brutal.
Good thing the multiplayer is good, and that was my favorite part. Each mode like team attack (TDM), bio-hazard (Capture flag), etc. have maps filled with zombies also... So you have to avoid/kill zombies, but also kill the other team's members. So the strategy of when to shoot, when to kill or run from a zombie, etc. are awesome.
The addition of the team attack mode alone made this game worth it's weight. Do you shoot a swarm of zombies to give away your spot on the radar, or try to run away? Do you sprint (which gives away your position) or do you creep like a zombie to blend in? You can also choose from like 50 guns also, so you can run'n gun or snipe or shotgun in camoflauge.
Slant 6 more than delivered a solid third-person shooter, but RE fanboys will cry no doubt at the significant changes here and lack of any RE plot. Just wait for RE6 already in dev. to get that.
posted by Tact1cal_O (PROVIDENCE, RI) Mar 26, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
I'll start with the single player, this game sticks to the story pretty well. All the characters seem really balanced, the assortment of weapons aren't that bad. And it's pretty cool to see how umbrella dealt with this T-Virus incident.
Now these are the issues I found, The levels are really dark. I kicked the gamma to the max and at some moments I still can't see anything. I also found the cover system a bit irritating I'll be checking for doors to open to find certain items and my character would start ducking for cover. I started playing alone and I saw the computer controlled players would run into fire instead of going around it. Killing themselves and not using their abilities when they should, which really made playing this game alone very difficult. I found myself rescuing them all the time, Due to this I choose to play with some of my buddies. That's when the game got a lot better. As long as you have human players the game is isn't that bad.
The Multi player was decent, I found it fun to battle against others as your being attacked by zombies. like I said before the fact that the game is really dark and the cover systems needs a bit of work gave me some issue's. I give this game a 6 its worth a play through with friends to see the story. It would be an even greater game if they fixed some of the issues I found and give you a roll or flip button to dodge incoming attacks like gears of war.
I don't know why people are so dissapointed in this game. Yes the campaign fell way short but thats not all the game has to offer. The Online modes are a lot of fun and are obviously making people keep the game. One thing I wish they would add would be a Horde mode but that is minor to the overall picture. Campaign will have Spec Ops missions so you will get to see more what they were doing during the story, this (in my opinion) is there chance to fix what went wrong in the U.S.S campaign. It is truly overall a great game, yes campaign fell short but lets be honest do you keep a game to play its campaign over and over? No you keep it because it has good multiplayer and if you ask me the mulitplayer is absoultly fantastic, but this might just be my style. Any one who reads this should as least try the game don't stray away because IGN gave it a bad review.