Slant Six’s Mike Kerr has said that while studio would have liked Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City ti have received better review scores, the firm is confident it achieved what Capcom asked it to accomplish with the title.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Kerr said it’s “challenging” when a game you put a lot of work into comes out and receives such “polarizing” review scores.
“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.” he said. “In the end, I think our position on it is that we read every review and we try to pull out all the constructive feedback that we can so we can learn a little about what people liked and what they didn’t.
“Then we look to what our internal goals were and what Capcom asked us to do and I think we accomplished what they wanted to do – we took the Resident Evil franchise in a different direction.”
Kerr said there has been some positive feedback from fans as well as bad, but it’s to be expected “with every launch.”
“We’d obviously love the review scores to be a bit higher, but we’re really happy with the fan response,” he reiterated.
“There’s always a challenge to picking up a new IP or an existing IP, especially one that is so ingrained in the industry and one that has exclusively been produced internally by a big publisher like Capcom.
“But we enjoyed the entire experience – it’s been really, really good working with Capcom. They’ve been great to us and allowed us to express our own creativity within their franchise, which is great.”
RE: Operation Raccoon City released this week. A reviews round-up can be found here.