Is Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City a disaster for franchise?

By Alan Ng - Aug 9, 2011

It has been a pretty mixed journey for Capcom as of late. After initially wowing their fans with the excellent Street Fighter IV, and then following it up with countless DLC content for most of their titles, they now switch their efforts towards their brand new, but much-talked about Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City game.

The new game is being co-developed by Slant Six and to celebrate the upcoming release of the game onto Xbox 360, PS3 and PC at the end of the year, Capcom has just released a 30 minute video of solid gameplay from Operation Raccoon City, and we’re interested in hearing what you think about the game.

Many of you would have thought that Capcom would return to their horror roots after Resident Evil 5 and the again-debated African setting. Many hardcore fans were hoping that the next game in the series would return to the ‘mansion style’ gameplay that fans fell in love with at the start of the series, but instead Operation Raccoon City will be far from that, with Capcom opting for a third person shooter style of game on the streets of Raccoon City.

And the gameplay video we have to show you doesn’t really do Capcom any favors, as aside from the graphics being satisfactory at best, the gameplay looks a little boring and definitely a complete u-turn with what fans expected to see in a new Resident Evil game. We kind of have to agree with the Resident Evil community too, as we would prefer to see the first-person Resident Evil game come back to life, with jaw dropping graphics which leave gamers excited to pick up their copy at the end of the year.

Sadly though, we have a feeling that this game may not win over many fans, as hardcore RE fans opt to save their cash until the next Resident Evil game. The good news is that Resident Evil 6 has already been confirmed and an unveiling is currently scheduled to happen at the Tokyo Game Show in September.

What are your thoughts on the current state of the Resident Evil franchise? Are you sad to see Capcom taking the third-person route with Operation Raccoon City?

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