Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil: Revelations
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Resident Evil: Revelations Review (PC)
20 June 2013
Conclusion: Resident Evil: Revelations is a pretty good game in terms of pure gameplay, although quite a few glitches and issues weigh it down. Even so, the entry is by far the most survival horror one the franchise has seen in recent years, and the Raid mode should entertain fans. In terms of the HD remake, the results aren't that pretty, due to low-quality textures, especially on the PC, and due to some very simple mechanics or effects.
Pros: +Good survival horror experience, +Episodic plot keeps things fresh, +Reminiscent of classic Resident Evil games
Cons: -Low-quality graphics and textures, -Quite a few bugs, -Confusing environments
Conclusion: Revelations also boasts a co-op mode, though I didn’t have nearly as much fun with it as I did the main story. In what I consider a good choice, Capcom kept co-op out of the main story. Though much of the campaign is spent with an AI partner at your side, co-op is a separate mode in which small chunks of the campaign are taken out to be cleared.
Conclusion: But it is a part of the atmosphere from the very first games in the series. Miss; Some of the monsters death cramps is laughable, but that might just be the developers way of including some humor. Need; Better physics and a little bit more psychologically input could have made this game much more scary. Also, co-op would have been nice.
Excerpt: Capcom’s latest Resident Evil title, Resident Evil Revelations, takes a step back and fills in the story between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 while offering up a more traditional approach to survival-horror gameplay that the series has lost with more recent entries. Read our full review below! Resident Evil Revelations is based on the Nintendo 3DS title of the same name and, in essence, is pretty much a higher-resolution version of that game.
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
Excerpt: Resident Evil Revelations shocked the world when it was released last year for the Nintendo 3DS for all the right reasons. The game set the standard for what a high quality title could look like on the Nintendo 3DS with incredibly detailed graphics and superb lighting that created some of the most chilling settings in a Resident Evil game to date while showing off the power of the handheld platform.
Summary: Contrary to what the title would have you believe, there aren't any earth-shaking revelations in Capcom's newest Resident Evil game. In fact, nothing about this modestly-sized adventure fills in gaps in the Resident Evil mythology, instead opting to weave an entirely new story that barely connects with the numbered sequels. What we're left with is a fun, if not familiar, side-story with plenty of mutated monsters and exploding set pieces.
Excerpt: Resident Evil Revelations was first released last year for the 3DS. For a handheld RE, it was quite impressive from a graphical standpoint and the game gave us back the more horrific atmosphere that was present in older RE titles. You can read my review for the 3DS version of Revelations here on The Gamers' Temple if you want to see all that I had to say about the 3DS version since this review focuses mainly on the additions in the new console version.