Walking and chewing gum. Talking and riding a bike. Firing a gun and running from a horde of brain-hungry undead. These are all things that the average Corrupt-inaire, not to mention average four-year-old, has no problem doing simultaneously. However, the cast, nay the highly trained elite fighting forces, that make up the protagonists of the various Resident Evil games can’t seem to to do any of these tasks without making sure they aren’t doing anything else. That last one seems especially challenging for them. Luckily for players, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City seems to have finally taught the old franchise at least one new trick.
Perhaps the members of the Umbrella Security Service receive an extra week of training that the S.T.A.R.S. members don’t get. I assume this week covers super-advanced tactical maneuvers like… moving your feet while pulling a trigger. Or the USS “How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse” field manual has a chapter that covers the fact all limbs can move independently of each other. It could be that it takes a team of no less than six people to figure out that it doesn’t require one to be absolutely still in order to discharge a firearm. Maybe I’m reading too much into this, but there has to be some explanation or why it took Capcom five regular games and countless spin-offs to realize the overwhelming absurdity of not being able to move and shoot at the same time. Right?
Players will be able to do all sorts of things simultaneously when Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City comes to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3… at the same time!
Comic by Zac Landry.