Conclusion: Concept: Deliver a console-caliber Resident Evil experience on a handheld
Graphics: The rich animations, detailed environments, and solid cutscenes make this a visual stunner
Sound: Some of the best music in the series, and disturbing monster noises help get you into the game. Keith and Quint’s voice actors will make you hate your ears
Playability: This controls just as smoothly as its console predecessors, and the slick new dodge mechanic makes it even better...
Conclusion: Survival Action has returned. Resident Evil: Revelations feels right on the 3DS. Everything about its design, controls, and pure fun factor comes together into a neat little package that feels natural on a handheld system. There is a lengthy amount of content to dive into, and while the story might get a little confusing at points, it’s still one wild ride.
Pros: Tight controls designed specifically for 3DS, 3D effects pull you into the action
Excerpt: Like the mutated viral strains that inhabit its many undead bodies, Resident Evil keeps adapting. As a result, each new game has to ponder the past, present and future of the series. Should the next Resident Evil be survival horror? Should it be modern-style action? Should the camera really been so fascinated by ladies' bums? Resident Evil: Revelations, the fourth handheld outing for the series, only knows how to answer that last question: and on that front (or rear?
Summary: Resident Evil: Revelations is an impressive game. It’s far and away the best looking game on the Nintendo 3DS. There’s a lot of content packed into the tiny cartridge between the single player mode and the co-op, making it feel like a full and important entry in the Resident Evil series. Revelations is at its best when it’s attempting to be a survival horror game.
Conclusion: All in all, Resident Evil: Revelations is an excellent game. It successfully blends the updated Resident Evil franchise with new mechanics to make this a unique and satisfying experience. The fact that this is a hand-held title with such an engrossing storyline and multiplayer options is especially impressive.
Excerpt: A minor miracle happened on Thursday, January 19 of this year. No, there was no water turning into wine or even a vision of the Virgin Mary on some random peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It was something much more subtle.