"Second rate spin off"
The Resident Evil franchise has a long and rich history. It brought smiles to the masses even back on the first Playstation with its disastrously bad voice casting, atmospheric locations that ranged from abandoned mansions, dank sewers and destroyed cities. Of course, there was its story, that was at best at the level of a mediocre horror flick. Still, the various characters and the gameplay alone were enough so that today, it's a benchmark title for the survival horror connoisseur. The newest title, Operation Raccoon City, came out recently, with promises of grandeur, and the retelling of some of previous title's highlights, told from a different perspective.
You take control of Umbrella's security team whose mission is to protect the famed T-Virus so it wouldn't get in the hands of the American military, and the main locations are those of the titular Raccoon City. As it befits the usual fare of Resident Evil, our "heroes" are all top notch specimens of the human race that are capable of destroying everything in their way without batting an eye.
The story itself is set in the period between Resident Evil 2 and 3, and it places us in the boots of those that the protagonists of said titles were supposed to stop. While the plot itself is placed in the same world, this title is supposed to show a "hypothetical situation" in which the bad guys are running the show.
Community review by darketernal (October 14, 2016)
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