Join the corps! Umbrella Corps brings a competitive experience featuring new types of strategy and technique blended with elements from the world of Resident Evil, to create a unique kind of shooter!Read full description
Join the corps! Umbrella Corps brings a competitive experience featuring new types of strategy and technique blended with elements from the world of Resident Evil, to create a unique kind of shooter! Experience intense close and mid-range combat with analogue aim and cover mechanics, nerve-wracking no-respawn matches, and many other game modes!
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Okay... uhmm... I played when it was released, and I doubt that they added more features now or fixed their mess. I haven't played since then, and won't play ever again. Should I say that Umbrella Corps is amazing and puts to shame most titles of the series? No. Will I say good things about Umbrella Corps? No. I'll be real about it. Being a fan over the years of the Resident Evil series (both games & movies), makes me despise this game so much because it COULD have had so much potential or even be with more ambition, but... no. This is a game where Capcom did a VERY poor 'work' to make it. Where to start? Hmm, with something less frustrating... first: Bugs! It had a few here and that were nothing serious, but still they existed. Second: Repetitive. A lot. I'm not kiding, you are doing the same things that bound by less than 30 missions that's WAY too boring (collecting samples... going through a boring process through a lot of zombies... kind of the same thing over and over in a really boring way), and not really worth to even try it out. The online part is pretty messy too, and boring. It's like the only purpose of this game, is to make you collect DNA samples. They should rename the game as: DNA Corps: Umbrella Samples, for real. Plus, couple of connection issues occured and probably still do. Third: Mechanics! Quite simple ones, that are kind of ridiculous for a game such as this. Melee attacks are weird and not alright. Shooting mechanics are a bit messy. Oh, one additional to this: The camera. The bloody camera is over the shoulders, and the character in the game shoots SO weird, like he raises and aims way off, like his arm with the pistol reaches his shoulder. I've never seen this one before. So weird! But let's just pass this one, shall we? Not satisfying... not at all. Fourth: Maps... only one I liked, which is the one that's like playing in Resi 4. All maps though, to me, felt a bit small. They aren't the best, but they ain't.... oh well, maybe the maps are the only good in this game. Maybe, just maybe. It's still debatable though with the following, which is.... fifth: CUSTOMIZATION! Customization is alright, bringing you a couple of stuff here and there to change, in various parts. Not much to say about this one, thus, now that I'm rethinking about it, I still do believe it is debatable if the maps or the customization are the best parts of the game, seriously. Last but not least.... sixth: the guns! They are... okay, but they won't save the game, really. If you guys believe that No Man's Sky was bad, wait til you see THIS one. At least with No Man's Sky, the guys there still struggle to update it and add features/stuff they promised the game would had. With Umbrella Corps, on the other hand, this is simply a garbage game, developed badly, Capcom didn't really focused as they should on many things around it, it comes from a very well known company (difference with No Man's Sky) and it's simply... NOT worth the money. Proceed with caution spending 29.99$ for this ridiculous and boring Spin-off of the Resident Evil series. One of the worst games, ever.
The game's single player is the same missions and settings over and over. The AI is terrible even for zombies. The game play is lack luster in single player and extremely repetitive. No real story or anything it doesn't deserve to be called Resident Evil. The multiplayer is slightly better because other humans can provide more of a challenge. However the weapons aren't balanced and the 3 on 3 combat is poor. There are F2P games that are superior to this title in every way. Also good luck on even getting connected to other players because they are rare.
Umbrella Corps manages to make an even worse Resident Evil game then Operation Raccoon City did. The game is primarily made for multiplayer but does feature 20 some single player missions, which are all similar and take place on the games few maps, because you are only fighting zombies you aren't even able to make any real use of the game's mechanics, the cover system just ends up getting in the way. A badly written story is told through journal entries as you play through the stages. Multiplayer mode consists of a deathmatch with no respawns and a mode with different random objectives over a small amount of maps that are mostly taken from prior areas from old Resident Evil games. The game is full of strange and unfinished looking animations, such as the odd way that your gun is always raised to the side of your face or the speed and look of characters as they crawl around on the floor. Movement usually feels like you are sliding around the map, the guns feel weak, and the melee kills are overpowered and ridiculous for the setting. The only positive part of the game is the ways that you can customize your character's appearance and gun look but there is no reason to want to customize and unlock equipment in a game with such poor gameplay. There are zombies spread around the map in multiplayer modes that might attack you, which could have been interesting in a better game, maybe a multiplayer focused mode in Call of Duty's zombie maps.
Having an multiplayer game set in Resident Evil universe seems like good idea. Sure, it wasn't said to be horror game or anything like that, just a shooter game. Yet, Capcom managed to fail. Even though the game just launched, there aren't many players in it. Having around 150-300 players online is good number? I don't think so. Give it also a thought that there are players from AROUND THE WORLD, which means you can get unlucky and play when there are much less players online. Maybe it's just me, but playing it with mouse and keyboard is more of pain - so if you don't have any controller, you will be at disadventage. To be honest, Operation Raccoon City was more fun to play online that this game. It's also kind of expensive when there are great number of better and far more enjoyable online focused games for lower price, or even free to play. Maybe Capcom should spend more time working on this game, because as it is for now, I can't recommend it to anyone, nor I can't enjoy it myself.
Umbrella Corps is a zombie-themed third person shooter where you control a member of Umbrella's private army and it is your job to shoot zombies and shoot other people who are shooting zombies. There is no story to Umbrella Corps to talk about: you just shoot zombies, level up, get new equipment and armour, and that's about it. The meat of the game is multiplayer; you run and shoot your way through various modes (and zombies) trying to kill your enemies and it is actually possible to use those zombies to your advantage, especially if you try to use one as a free bullet sponge. The single player, sadly, consists of nothing more than a wave-based mode where you try to survive as long as possible, not unlike The Mercenaries from the main games, but with your own character instead of a pre-existing one like Albert Wesker and Ada Wong. At least you get to play through various memorable locales from past Resident Evil games. One thing the game has that is enjoyable is the customisation: you can make your character look like an absolute badass with plenty of armour and paint options, and the weapon customisation is actually a key part of the gameplay that can mean the difference between victory and defeat. Also it's fun just to mess around with the colour options; if you ever wanted to shoot zombies with a pink gun, this game lets you do just that. Umbrella Corps is essentially what many feared Resident Evil 7 would have been had the E3 trailer not convinced us otherwise. It's ok, but it's not really Resident Evil. Then again, it might not be trying to be.
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