Reviews and Problems with Resident Evil Revelations
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Resident Evil: Revelations
2 September 2013
Summary: While Resident Evil 4 is considered one of the best made games of all time, shifting the series from survival horror to combat-focused action left some fans with a vast, empty chasm in their hearts. The modern Resident Evil is tense, fast-paced, and exhilarating, but it's not horror . Resident Evil: Revelations is not a committed return to the survival roots of Capcom's PlayStation titles.
Summary: Resident Evil Revelations was a great action horror title. So good, it absolutely humiliated Resident Evil 6 by being superior in every single way -- a fact made especially delicious considering it was a 3DS game in contrast with its big-budget console counterpart. Capcom, ever ready to exploit an opportunity for a port, seems to recognize that Revelations was the better game and is hoping to pump some more cash out of the project by bringing it to home consoles.
Excerpt: Horror games — not survival horror games, just horror games in general — are supposed to terrify us. They’re supposed to put us in situations we’d rather not be in. They’re supposed to make us afraid of homes, hallways, closed doors, or a series of windows along the side of a room. Survival horror games take elements of that recipe and throw in moments of strategy and fear. Bullets. Wounds. Unexplored areas. Inventories. These are what challenge us to survive.
Pros: Classic RE-style environmental isolation
Cons: Those environments don't amount to anything horrific
Review: Resident Evil: Revelations (Sony Playstation 3)
2 June 2013
Summary: : The console release of Resident Evil: Revelations does a good job of converting the game to the consoles, offering more content and a generally well adapted transfer, though for those who’ve played the original, how interested you’ll be depends on what brings you to the dance in the first place. The story is your standard over the top but enjoyable franchise fare, and the game generally looks acceptable (if not amazing) and sounds excellent on the console port.
Conclusion: What you have here is a full-featured Resident Evil release squeezed down onto the 3DS. It sacrifices little due to the hardware, with its most glaring faults a result of development decisions. The meaty campaign is short on scares, but well-designed and engaging, while the raid mode will sink its claws into you after just a couple missions.
Conclusion: Perhaps not quite worth full retail value, Revelations is a good step forward for the series. Strongly recommended as a rental at the very least, especially if you haven’t experienced it on the 3DS.
Pros: Finally, a real Resident Evil, Good mix of action and survival horror
Cons: Raid mode a bit weak, Characters are cartoonish
Conclusion: If you’ve played Revelations before, you’ll find few differences here with only a few new characters in raid mode and an infernal difficulty that remixes enemies and item locations for those seeking an extreme challenge. If you’ve yet to play it, this is a viable hybrid of old-evil sensibilities and new-evil action. All things considered, not a bad mutation.