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.
Excerpt: The SS Queen Zenobia is a peculiar location for a modern Resident Evil game. Tight, claustrophobic corridors line the confines of this desolate vessel. Stranded at sea with no communication with the outside world, those aboard are trapped, alone and with no means of escape. Letters and documents are strewn throughout the ship’s vast interior, from the bridge through to its glorious casino and the depths of its hull.
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.
Resident Evil Revelations Review for Wii U, PS3, Xbox 360, PC
20 May 2013
Conclusion: I definitely suggest checking out Resident Evil Revelations, especially if you missed out on it the first time around. This is a solid port of the 3DS game, and while not as visually impressive on current hardware as it was on a portable format, it’s certainly not a bad looking port by any means. The dead-zone issues on the Wii U version are unfortunate, but I find myself willing to trade that for the GamePad functionality alone.