Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network 10 Worst Reviewed Games of 2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/s2103/10-worst-reviewed-games-of-2016 https://www.gameskinny.com/s2103/10-worst-reviewed-games-of-2016 Sun, 22 Jan 2017 04:00:01 -0500 Curtis Dillon

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Well there you have it -- the awful, the bad, and the ugly. Some titles on this list were disappointing because they had potential to be great games (i.e. Alekhine's Gun, Weeping Doll), while a few others were laughably bad, (like Soda Drinker Pro).

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Like I said at the beginning of this list, if there is a positive to be taken, it's the fact that none of the games on this list were downright unplayable -- at least not the way Afro Samuari or World Cup Rugby were last year. Heck, not every game on this list would be a complete waste of your time and money, but there are definitely better things to spend it on.

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2016 boasted many great video games like those pictured above. In fact, we'll be doing a Best of 2016 list really soon, so be sure to check back here for that rundown!

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Did any of you actually play any of these titles? Are they as bad as we think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned to GameSkinny!

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1. Ghostbusters

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Metacritic Score: 30 (User Score: 0.6)
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You know what happens when you take a franchise like Ghostbusters and make an atrocious video game? Hmm? Activision, you just made the list!

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Wrestling references aside, you would think it would be fairly easy by now to make a fun 4-player game that utilizes the Ghostbusters license, and yet here we are. Activision and FireForge Games clearly wanted to copy the Helldivers/Alienation formula, but they missed the key component of those titles: fun gameplay.

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You could maybe forgive the bad sound design, bad script, bad story, and sheer repetitiveness if the game was fun to play, but it's far from it. Sadly this is just another example of a terrible game made to service a movie deadline.

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2. Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival

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Metacritic Score: 31 (User Score: 4.5)
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The Kick Off series dates all the way back to 1989, and back then it was a critically adored smash hit. Well, jump forward almost 30 years and the formula just ain't popular anymore.

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Importantly, Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is seemingly less of a game than the 1989 original. It features shoddy graphics, cheesy music, and (literally) one or two sound effects. Just like its predecessor, Kick-Off Revival has only 3 modes and uses only one button to kick/head/tackle the ball.

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Dino Dini's Kick Off Revival is proof that some things are just better left in the past, where nostalgia can gloss over impurities.

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3. Soda Drinker Pro

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Metacritic Score: 31 (User Score: 4.7)
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Now, here we have the worst visuals imaginable. (Seriously, how freakin' bad can a video game look?) This looks like it was made in Microsoft Paint, and would make the list for simply looking this bad.

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Soda Drinker Pro is a soda-drinking simulator...whatever the heck that means. Allegedly akin to a flight simulator, the objective is to -- you guessed it -- drink from a cup. You traverse levels and drink until the cup is empty. That's all there is. It might not be as basic and insane as My Name Is Mayo, but Soda Drinker Pro really is asking a lot for anyone to spend money on it.

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Even in a world where farming simulators and a goat simulator can be big successes, I don't think anyone was asking for this.

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4. Weeping Doll

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Metacritic Score: 34 (User Score:3.8)
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Without doubt, Weeping Doll is far and away the prettiest game on this entire list. But as we all know, looks are far from everything.

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Weeping Doll is a VR horror game that only lasts around an hour, and offers very little in the way of interactivity. The narrative is delivered via voice-over, which robs the game of much of its eerieness -- and the VR isn't offensively bad but up-close the objects are very blurry, which could cause a headache.

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All in all, Weeping Doll isn't the worst game on this list, especially as a proof-of-concept VR title. But it fails to deliver in most regards, and clocking in at the hour mark makes this one very hard to recommend.

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5. 7 Days To Die

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Metacritic Score: 35 (User Score: 5.2)
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7 Days To Die is an open-world, sandbox zombie game, that is much more H1Z1 than it is State of Decay.

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First and foremost, it's startling that a game can look this awful in 2016. I mean, it reaffirms the concerns that the Xbox and PlayStation stores are seriously lacking in quality control. This level of crappiness is to be expected in the deep depths of Steam, or all over the App Store, but you don't expect to find it on consoles.

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And yet, Telltale Games actually published this series. I'm not sure what Telltale saw in 7 Days To Die that made the developer want to publish the game. But is an ugly, glitchy mess that no-one should waste their time on.

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6. Langrisser Re:Incarnation - TENSEI

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Metacritic Score: 35 (User Score:6.3)
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I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you've never even heard of Langrisser Re:Incarnation - TENSEI, well don't worry, you're better off not knowing it.

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A 3DS game from developer Masaya, Langrisser is a strategy-simulation RPG in the same vein as Fire Emblem, minus all of the charm and quality. Amazingly, the Langrisser series has been around since 1991 but this might be the worst installment yet.

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The action is lackluster and downright boring, while the visuals leave a lot to be desired -- even on the 3DS. The biggest problem with this title is that it's so close to the competition that its flaws are glaring in comparison.

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7. Umbrella Corps

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 2.3)
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Ahh, the last straw for the Resident Evil series...as we knew it. After the mega-success of Resident Evil 4, developer Capcom seemingly misunderstood what we loved about the series. In the follow-ups to the masterpiece, Capcom chose to focus on big-budget action (as opposed to survival horror), and the series took a serious downturn as a result.

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Just when you thought the series couldn't get any worse, Capcom followed-up Resident Evil 6 with Umbrella Corps - a multiplayer shooter. Clearly Capcom was attempting to capitalise on the success of the FPS genre but it didn't believe enough in Umbrella Corps to give it the RE branding. Well, that turned out to be a smart decision; Corps is a clumsy, ugly, un-fun mess that should have been aborted.

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While Umbrella Corps was undoubtedly the ultimate low-point for the Resident Evil series, it's great to know that Resident Evil 7 is about to release and looks like a genuine return to form.

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8. Alekhine's Gun

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 3.7)
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Cold war games are extremely rare, despite it being a fascinating period in history. So when one comes around you want it to be good. Well, want all you like -- Alekhine's Gun is not the game you've been waiting for.

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Although it borrows from great stealth games like Hitman and Splinter Cell, Alekhine's Gun never quite managed the level of polish or design ingenuity of those titles. It's even been said that the game outright rips off some levels from early Hitman games, and still couldn't match the quality of the almost-two-decade-old series.

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Although it features a great premise, and time period, Alekhine's Gun fails to hit the mark.

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9. Coffin Dodgers

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Metacritic Score: 36 (User Score: 4.4)
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On the face of it, Coffin Dodgers is a pretty great idea for a game. The grim reaper comes to take the lives of the residents of a retirement home, so they hop on their mobility scooters and try to outrun him. Kart racers are usually great -- they're hard to screw up -- but Coffin Dodgers did just that.

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The mechanics are everything in a kart racer, which is partially why Mario Kart is so fantastic, and Coffin Dodgers definitely needed some more time in the oven to balance out the gameplay. You'll find yourself braking with frustrating regularity -- and should you find yourself in 1st place, you'd have to throw the race away to actually lose.

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It's a shame how this one turned out because the visuals are nice, the idea fun, and the soundtrack lively. Alas, Coffin Dodgers is one better left in the grave.

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10. Ace Banana

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Metacritic Score: 38 (User Score: 4.8)
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You'd be forgiven for thinking that a VR game in which you play as a banana with a knack for archery couldn't be anything but amazing. Sadly, Ace Banana for PSVR is anything but ace. Sorry.

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Ace Banana sees waves of monkeys trying to steal your banana friends, forcing you to pull out your bow and ward them off -- using the Move controllers. The actual act of shooting the arrows is OK, but not as accurate or responsive as one would hope, and the visuals are like that of a PS2 (or Wii U) game.

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Ace Banana isn't a broken game, but it's a PSVR launch title that Sony will be hoping you forget sooner rather than later.

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2016 was home to many great video games, but you'd be wrong to think it was all fun and good times. Unfortunately every year sees many more terrible games get released than it does great ones, and 2016 saw some serious stinkers.

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I guess one upside to this year's list is that it doesn't feature a single game as bad as the worst from 2015 -- Alone In The Dark: Illumination. Nor does this list of games feature many recognizable franchises, whereas last year had big-hitters like Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, Afro Samurai, and more.

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Alas, that's about as good of a spin as I can put on this list. The upcoming games you're about to read about are the very worst of the worst, be they completely broken or just downright terrible. Two things worth mentioning though. The scores from these games (and therefore their listing) comes from Metacritic. Also this is a list of bad games, not disappointing, so don't expect No Man's Sky to make an appearance!

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So, without further ado, your eyes on the very worst that 2016 had to offer!

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Umbrella Corps: Lauch trailer and details revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/i3uw3/umbrella-corps-lauch-trailer-and-details-revealed https://www.gameskinny.com/i3uw3/umbrella-corps-lauch-trailer-and-details-revealed Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:49:53 -0400 CalendarV

Capcom has released the launch trailer for Umbrella Corps, a multiplayer-based shooter game that is a spin-off of the Resident Evil series. The game is already out for PC and PS4 in North America, and the trailer includes the gameplay, new maps, and new modes that will be updated consecutively.

Some maps are inspired by the locations from the past Resident Evil series. One is based on the Spencer Mansion from the first Resident Evil, featuring ornate interior design.

Another free map that is under development is based on the streets of Lanshiang, China, from Resident Evil 6

4 Survivors mode, a free-for-all mode with limited ammo and health, is also being developed. Players can experience battles in dark stages where Zombie Jammers are unavailable, which means that not only other players, but also zombies will be threatening to the players.

Umbrella Corps was released on June 21, 2016. Unfortunately, it has been receiving negative feedback from players; however, players can look forward to enjoy more of Umbrella Corps through several free updates.

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Umbrella Corps demonstrates why Resident Evil is not a multiplayer game https://www.gameskinny.com/2efe8/umbrella-corps-demonstrates-why-resident-evil-is-not-a-multiplayer-game https://www.gameskinny.com/2efe8/umbrella-corps-demonstrates-why-resident-evil-is-not-a-multiplayer-game Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:28:23 -0400 Stan Rezaee

While gamers have been celebrating Resident Evil's return to its horror roots, Capcom is still trying to experiment with a multiplayer adventure.

Sadly, Umbrella Corps is just another failed attempt to create a multiplayer experience based on the Resident Evil series. Sadly, this attempt is so poorly developed that it makes Operation Raccoon City look like a masterpiece by comparison.

Set many years after the collapse of the Umbrella Corporation, other pharmaceutical companies are competing to acquire research related to the development of Bio-Organic Weapons (BOW). Mercenary units have been hired to collect this research while also tasked with taking out the competition.

Dead On Arrival

Umbrella Corps is a very generic multiplayer third person shooter, with all the basic setup and features that are seen in every other multiplayer shooter -- ones directly influenced by Call of Duty that is.

Gamers battle against zombies and other players in maps inspired by classic Resident Evil settings. With each victory, players earn points that will allow them to level up and unlock new gear. That is if you can get into a game, as finding a reliable server with other players has been almost impossible. If you're lucky enough to do that, then you have to suffer through the bad camera angles and the heavy lag.

A single player mini-game is also included, but it too suffers from the problems of a bad camera angles along with controls that don’t respond properly. Other gameplay issues also includes poorly defined objectives along with player actions that fail to function properly.

Overall, there is nothing about this title that offers any chance of a redemption to this lost cause.

It's Never Going To Happen

Resident Evil is an icon that has defined the horror genre for many years, but multiplayer has never been its strong point. The series has never been that successful in implementing a solid multiplayer experience, with the exception of Outbreak, that captures the feeling and tone of the series as a whole.

Hopefully this might be the last of its kind, as it feels like Capcom is starting to give up on the idea. But as Umbrella Corps is a bad joke, let's make another one. The only reason this game was made, presumably, was just to appease that one Capcom executive who still thinks a multiplayer Resident Evil could work.

Even if the price were to drop to $5 by next week, it’s still not worth purchasing. Hopefully most gamers do the right thing and return it ASAP -- and god forbid you were doped into getting the DLCs.

Umbrella Corps is another example of why Capcom needs to seriously stop trying to make multiplayer Resident Evil happen -- it’s never going to happen.

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Umbrella Corps Releases Today https://www.gameskinny.com/reicf/umbrella-corps-releases-today https://www.gameskinny.com/reicf/umbrella-corps-releases-today Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:04:12 -0400 Melissa Crawford

For all of those who have been waiting, the next Resident Evil installment is finally here!

Umbrella Corps, the multiplayer shooter-spinoff of the popular series, is releasing today, June 21. Those of you who have pre-ordered it, whether it be on PC or PlayStation 4, will finally be able to compete against other teams, mercenaries, and of course, zombies in the familiar streets of Raccoon City. And you'll also receive extra cosmetic content to go with your pre-order.

If you haven't seen the trailer, or already pre-ordered the game based on a love for the previous games or hype alone, check out the trailer above. Its he combat sites and details are reminiscent of encounters throughout the original games, but the different shooter style of gameplay makes it fresh, and a whole new experience for the player. Umbrella Corps should prove to be an exciting new game.

Have you pre-ordered the game? Do you plan to pick it up when it releases? Let me know down in the comments!

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Hands on with Umbrella Corps: A nice addition to the Resident Evil franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/ibtjm/hands-on-with-umbrella-corps-a-nice-addition-to-the-resident-evil-franchise https://www.gameskinny.com/ibtjm/hands-on-with-umbrella-corps-a-nice-addition-to-the-resident-evil-franchise Thu, 04 Feb 2016 04:15:59 -0500 Lad Johnson

Capcom’s latest entry into the Resident Evil franchise isn’t so bad -- even if Umbrella Corps isn’t really a Resident Evil game in the first place. Umbrella Corps drops the horror tag in favor of being a multiplayer shooter action game. Players fight against other players while defending themselves from zombies. From what I saw at PAX South, I’m interested and waiting for more info.

This isn’t Call of Duty: Resident Evil Edition

So why would Capcom leave the trendy horror genre for the overcrowded shooter genre? Because they know they had a chance to do something different with Umbrella Corps. If you’re used to playing Call of Duty, great! This game is a chance to try something new. If you’re used to playing Counter-Strike, even better -- you’ll be more comfortable with Umbrella Corps.

Umbrella Corps has a lot of emphasis on teamwork. Before a match starts, players are given an opportunity to discuss strategy. For players without a mic or headset, there is a radial wheel with strategy options. Making a selection from this will give your team an idea of your plan. Solo play isn’t the worst option, and the maps are designed so that having a teammate handy can help open new paths or get in position for an ambush.

It’s not just zombies and teamwork separating this from other games. Probably the most interesting aspect of the game was the zombie jammer. Every player starts every round with a jammer on their back. This is your camouflage from the zombies. As long as yours is functioning, zombies will wander aimlessly around the map. I was skeptical when I first heard this, but after running through a crowd of zombies...I was sold.

Here’s where the game gets fun. Other players can damage your jammer, causing the undead to come your way. A firefight doesn’t have to end with a body on the ground. On many occasions, my attackers would flee after confirming my jammer's destruction (their mistake). Of course, it’s not game over when this happens, but you then have to deal with the zombies you could previously ignore. If you’re like me, you'll become a little more lethal when you’re being chased by ten or so zombies.

Controls were rather sticky, and I wished for a lock-on button or smoother scoping. I was attracted to some mechanics more than others, but the game worked to entertain me. The analog aim and cover system worked well. Finding cover is easy, and leaning or adjusting your height allows more precise control. Additionally, fun combat gadgets like the Brainer Combat Axe and Tactical Shield Terrain Spikes keep the game interesting. 

The game is straying away from traditional game modes in favor of more original offerings. One Life Match is a quick game mode that can turn into hours of play. Two three-man teams go head-to-head in a best of five competition. Rounds rarely lasted more than three minutes, which is great for keeping my attention. Small, tight maps make you think about strategy and how you want to move around the area.

Overall

Before the game releases in May, the controls need to be improved all around. While the game is currently lacking a story or campaign mode, I'm told there will be a solo survival mode that adds a backstory. The game is striped down to only the necessities, but made just right for its lower price point. It will only be releasing for PS4 and PC.

If I had to give an answer from what I saw at PAX South—I would buy Umbrella Corps soon after it releases.

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