Capcom's tepidly received latest Resident Evil title hit 2 million; publisher calls game a "big success."
Despite low review scores, Capcom is touting Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City as a "big success." The company announced today that the new third-person shooter shipped 2 million units worldwide between the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game.
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City was the first third-person squad-based shooter in the history of the Resident Evil franchise and was developed in the West by SOCOM studio Slant Six Games. Upon the game's release, the studio said it found the game's critical reception "challenging," with studio producer Mike Kerr remarking that "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."
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City shipped in March as a follow-up to 2009's Resident Evil 5. Gamers won't have to wait as long for the next series entry, because Resident Evil 6 is due out this October. Additionally, Resident Evil: Retribution arrives in theaters this September, and a full-length CG movie, Resident Evil: Damnation, hits in October.
A PC version of Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is due out on May 18. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review.
Good God. So we'll probably end up seeing more utter bollocks like this in the form of a sequel. What a waste.
Honestly, I am not pissed off about this, they needed the sales. Besides, Capcom heard out the critics, and promised to make better games in the future. So, I see only the positives here.
If anything this game can spawn better sequels in the future, providing Capcom collaborates with a better developer. Slant Six had a good thing going here, but their execution was as bad as a child coloring out the lines in a coloring book with the wrong colors.
If anything this experiment of a game could be a stepping stone for something new and exciting.
Like I said previously this game wasn't perfect, but it opened a new window of opportunities to be had with a some what off cannon series of games based on this franchise.
it is so sad to see such a bad game make so much money when we have so many other INCREDIBLE games that get low sales! Vanquished, Shadows of the Damned, Bayonetta, Darksiders, Rayman Origins, Child of Eden... all games which are fantastic but just don't sell the figures they deserve. When I see a game like this sell millions it just makes me sad because the developers will just keep churning out garbage like this knowing they will make a huge profit, yet the majority of 'creative' games seem to fall flat on their face.
@mtait01 To be fair, I can think of a few good reasons why none of those games sold well. For starters, a few of those weren't marketed at all. The first 15 minutes or so of Vanquish has no gameplay and many stages can be completed in 5 minutes or so. It looks terrible when viewed as a 3rd person shooter, as most CoD kids probably do, but looks terrific as a stylish action game. Shadows of the Damned has no replay value, can be seen as having very offensive content (you walk across a giant pair of breasts for crying out loud), and is a good rental at best. Whether you think Bayonetta is difficult or not does not change the fact difficult games generally don't sell well. Say what you will about Dark Souls, but in the grand scheme of things, its sales aren't THAT great. And I flat out didn't like Darksiders: poorly paced, screen tearing, nasty slowdown, and overall generic formula. Nothing about that game truly stands out and I'm generally very forgiving. As ME3's ending proved, the vast majority of gamers aren't.
Finally, we come to the best example I can provide: Vagrant Story. Considered one of the greatest RPG's by those who love it, but I can see all sorts of flaws in it. I enjoyed it, but it can be very difficult if you don't know what you're doing and the game does a terrible job of informing you thus. Many stats and numbers correlate in ways most gamers aren't used to, and managing equipment is a question of organizational ability, careful preparation, and discipline more than anything else. It's not fun. Not at all.
In case you haven't gotten my point yet, I'll spell it out for you: sometimes a good game doesn't sell for the very simple reason that it's actually not that good a game.
First off getting mad at the fact that there are people that like what you don't like makes you the dumba**. And saying that these games are played only by kids is also a stupid way to try to insult and attack people. I never did get the gaming community and don't care to. For instance people that say "oh they don't want to play a challenging game because they complain" yet your the one sitting on your a** complaining about why or how the game sold so much. Why has it become a norm for gamers to diss on what other gamers like just because they don't? I mean hell yeah I hate JRPG games because I feel that their made for sissies, their childish, and don't look like the kind of game that I Think that older men or even older women should be playing for that matter but people do play them and so long as they aren't irritating me by playing the game around me I don't care. My brother plays JRPG games a lot and because we share a room together, I'm on the machine doing my work and he often plays his JRPG games and I have to sit there listening to high pitch lame f*** characters with poor dialog talk all day long. But I will never flat out insult my brother just because he plays games I view as crap. What may be crap to me may not be crap to him. He plays what he likes and I play what I like. Most people don't play challenging games anyways because their frustrating. Tell me what are you gaining by actually beating such games? Nothing. Try accomplishing something rea`l in life like writing a best selling book which takes real hard work to do and is far more of a challenge than getting up on the internet talking a lot of dog **** about how your better than everybody. You freakin failures. I also believe that people are just scared of getting beaten by noobs, your ego is that big that you rather insult gamers that play COD or other games because obviously you simply aren't as good as you thought you were.
Also if you play this game on Professional it actually offers a great challenging experience. I had a blast playing this on the hardest difficulty the same way I had a blast playing L4D on Expert. It encourages players to work together. Sure the gameplay might be rigid, but AS A PLAYER you PLAY the game and therefor get better at it and all those sissy problems you had playing at the beginning would just go away. Lol, I think majority of these folk's are just sheep following a review and trolling because they are bored. There were almost no good points made in most of the negative comments.
Wow, people do rush in to play trash nowadays. Imagine if the game was actually good...wait, no it's hard to even imagine it!
Yeah it's really sad when the movies are BETTER than the game.
@HAMMERCLAW I really think that the movies are awful
how you could say that the movies are good?
they are using RE name to make people go and watch it
I watch the first one and after that I really get disappointed but I really enjoy RE degeneration you can watch that and understand that this game & all of the movies are awful
It has the name Resident Evil. Even though it doesn't live up to the RE name it will still sell just because of the brand.
If you call gamestops shelves filling up with REORC then yeah its a huge success for the corporate gorilla
May 8, 2012, Namco reports that Dark Souls sold 1.19 million copies.
This game sold 2 million copies.
Proof that today's young gamers can't tell what's a great game from an average game; and more proof that young gamers today don't want to play challenging game with a solid single player campaign because they have ADD and smartphone addiction.
@bornej sure does
@bornej It's more proof that the majority of gamers today are drones who buy easy to play games with health regeneration, preferably shooters (i.e., COD, and this crap). Look at kids these days, any game that's 30+ hours with a challenging campaign and they cry.
this game is SO Pain to play......everything is bad in the game.....the story...the gameplay...the control....
If they removed all the RE references from the game and replaced it with original ideas the game would've bombed, I think Crapcom and everyone else is well aware of that. Square's been putting out half assed games with Final Fantasy in the title for years, it's surprising that other companies are just now catching on.
Thats it its official we have become an idiocracy say good by to passion projects and good games and say hello to lazy productions such as this one
ORC is fun and if they cleaned it up would be a hell of a lot better, and more story. Over all its a fun game to play with friends.
bad game by a awsm franchise they fucked up the game real hard,defintitly this game sucks and i dont think this game would be hit in any other countries than china and japan,they are also fucking r.evil 6 hell shit ,it's just the continuation of resident evil 4,wat happens to re 5, re 5 was just awsm the graphics and details
well i think its not tht bad this game, depite a few flaws and sum glitches i actually like this game alot!
@AmnesiaHaze it honestly doesn't matter what the score they will put on sometimes the only way for one person to figure out if the game is good or not is to have them try it out
the game is great , hope it will get more DLC and sequels , you all just hating it cause it has a low score but the score is unfair, umbrella chronicles a wii onrails shooter with same enemies and environment got score of 7 , i played both and ORC is much better and more fun , most of you not even played it yet you call it bad, if the game would be as bad it wouldnt sell as much
sad that so many people hate this game. its super fun, and the story feels so canon to the series (never got up to leon dying yet though. doubt it happens). though the game is not a survival horror, survival is pretty much your primary mission through most of the campaign. at least give the game a try.
Even though this got a stupid bad rating which it didn't deserve entirely I enjoy it.
You already experienced the survival horror aspect of RE2 through Leon since he was a newbie cop who wasn't exactly well equipped for the situation. It was time to see what was going on in the streets from the perspective of a well equipped task force sent to do their job.
Most of you stubborn pricks are just fanboys that can't accept change or new ways of looking at things.
Sure the game isn't a GOD amongst games and it is far from perfect. It has great concepts which can hopefully be used later in a sequel with more polish and a better development team to make better Operation games that show how Wolf Pack tore up Umbrella. If you want the classic play style whip out your ps1 or gamecube and play the classics. This game already has a massive fan base which you guys are too blind to see, and not only that there are already high quality fan made movies based on these characters already.
Sorry if RE doesn't follow the COD formula and makes the same garbage year after year with barely any changes leaving it completely stale each release.
Lols to everyone complaining about people actually buying this Capcom game. For those of us in the FGC, we'll buy any new version of our favorite fighter if it meant being competitive with everyone else. Does anyone know how many Street Fighter II's were released before SFIII?
Curios is the "2 Million"? Worldwide? i can only think those are hardcore fan of Capcom or the RE, but never mind...i personally have no issues for other RE game except they forgot the element of horror & put in a lot action which twisted a horror survival game become a action shooting.
At 1st i saw the trailer & the wiki research that you gonna play the Umbrella Operative to destroy evident in Raccoon City & some dirty works, idea is great but the bad thing is they failed to bring the environment that the gamers experience in RE 2 into the game.
Like i mentioned above, the element of horror?? Did the Dead Space 2 not enough to ring alert to them? If the monster or zombie in the game is the HORROR element then i think only can scare 10 years old boy & girl, when Capcom can finally realize this?
The sad thing is I am one of the ones that fell for the title. Being a RE title how can it be bad, right? Man, was I wrong. I guess that's why my first car was a Ford Pinto, I mean it had the Ford name, how bad could it be.
Just like blockbuster movies that have been reviewed poorly, they always seem to do well commercially
Its got Resident Evil in the title, what did he expect it to do? It could have been called Resident Evil The Curse of the Deadly Farts in a Library and it would have done well.
i preordered it too, but i guess i'm one of the few who really like it. lucky me :) and btw almost none of the stuff in the review is true. it sounds more like he needed to hate the game and was lookin for bad stuff. it has a lot of new gameplay mechanics that work quite nice (bleeding, infected, charge, dodge, shooting while dodging,...). the mood is fitting and the graphics fine (not the best but still fine). characters could have some more depths though. but it's still a good game and doesn't deserve the crap everyone gives it. i could do the same review about any other game (inc the ones i like). if u look hard enough u always find sth that bothers.
btw i just finished mass effect 2, a game highly appraised and found it utterly boring and soooo repetetive (go into cover, shoot, cover, shoot, cover...). and the story is this: find a crew! found it? ok, here's the final mission, game over. i'm glad i paid 60 euros for ORC and only 20 for ME2..
@RaveNRolla What are chances that your right about this and the millions of others gamers are wrong about these two games you talk about. SLIM dude, SLIM
@irockgold The thing is, as far as game mechanics go, Mass Effect 2 is a bad game. There was nothing new to the cover based shooter genre or to the ME series. Reviewers these days are caught up so much on the "Art of the Game" that good story telling, and a large sense of scope immediately make it a great game. In other words, reviewers are extremely biased. Take ME3 for example, that game had glaring issues, but the reviewers ignored them in favor of what they wanted to see. If they want to hate a game, they will give it low review, deserving or not, same goes if they want to love a game.
@RaveNRolla Why would the reviewers lie? Why? Tell me that. The reviewers have more objective point of view and you have subjective. If you like the game, it doesn't mean it's good. It also doesn't make it any better. But people can like bad games. And RE:ORC is very bad game and Mass Effect 2 is a good game even though you don't like. 'Cause you know what? If you don't like the game, it doesn't mean it's bad.
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