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Resident Evil: Revelations
18 June 2013
Excerpt: Resident Evil: Revelations for home consoles is a remastered version of last year’s 3DS game which made a valiant effort to reconnect with the series’ survival horror roots by including features such as limited ammo, dimly lit corridors and shambling enemies. The original game had incredible production values for a handheld title so being able to see all its visual detail on a big screen TV and hear the game’s haunting musical score through a decent sound system is a...
Excerpt: It’s funny how over its past few installments the Resident Evil franchise has gotten more love for its spin-offs than for its main installments. When it originally released on the Nintendo 3DS in early 2012, Resident Evil: Revelations was heralded as a breath of fresh air for the series by moving away from the co-op action-fest from recent memory and back to its roots as a survival horror game, and for the most part it did quite well.
Excerpt: I played Resident Evil: Revelations on the 3DS last year and absolutely loved it. Putting my fan bitterness aside (for the arguably more action oriented approach it has taken), I praised it for being a successful marriage of both the old style of Resident Evil and the new style of Resident Evil. I loved it so much that I even gave it five stars – it’s not perfect, no, but it’s pretty damn excellent.
Summary: It has been a dark time for the Resident Evil series. The abominably disappointing Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and Resident Evil 6 utterly lacked the nail-biting action the series was once known for, making it impossible to see in them any glimmer of the franchise's former greatness. So in a sense, the release of Resident Evil: Revelations on consoles and PC is cause for celebration.
Pros: Both your weapons and your enemies feel powerful, The Queen Zenobia is an intriguing location, Episodic structure keeps the pace brisk
Cons: Not scary, Most enemies are uninteresting, Too much backtracking
Conclusion: I was ready to give up on the Resident Evil series but Revelations gives me a lot of hope that Capcom still knows what they’re doing. Moody, suspenseful and elegant, Revelations does away with the extraneous complexity of other recent Resident Evil games and gets back to the basics of survival horror. It’s amazing this experience fit on the 3DS last year, and now it’s available in full HD. Don’t miss it.
Excerpt: is a good test case for whether or not handheld games can make the transition to consoles. Originally launched to critical acclaim, it stood out because it wasn't just another Resident Evil action game plonked on the
Summary: For those that haven't experienced the 3DS game, or simply want to dive in again in HD on a big screen, Resident Evil Revelations on Wii U is a worthwhile investment. This title arguably delivers the franchise experience that didn't quite succeed in Resident Evil 5 and 6, combining moody environments, scares, action set-pieces and silly, campy storytelling in one enjoyable package.