Resident Evil: Revelations
|a game by||Capcom|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, 3DS, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Resident Evil Download, Horror Games, Games Like Until Dawn|
Resident Evil: Revelations is a spin-off of the classic survival horror series and sees our heroes attempting to rescue some allies who have gone missing at sea. Despite the change of scenery, this creepy horror game offers a lot of the same mechanics that made the franchise popular, including limited resources, terrifying monsters, and tricky puzzles. While the story can be convoluted at times, any fan of the franchise will enjoy this smaller spin-off and the horrors that wait below the sea.
Main Game Features
- Intense third-person survival horror
- Multiple playable characters
- Solo and multiplayer modes
Set after the events of Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil: Revelations focuses on the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance agent Jill Valentine, as she explores an abandoned cruise ship called the Queen Zenobia. Searching for her lost partner, Chris Redfield, Jill begins to expect that nothing is as it seems on the ship, and begins to uncover a wider conspiracy. With only her BSAA partner Parker Luciani to rely on, the trip to the abandoned ship might be more trouble than it's worth.
Like with other Resident Evil games, the story can often be a bit confusing, with over-the-top characters and complex twists involving betrayal, politics, and more. However, the broad strokes are still easy enough to follow and the scares don't require much explanation to be effective. While the narrative itself might not be the best, there are plenty of things that give you the motivation to keep moving, notably the creepy enemies and intense situations.
While other modern games in the Resident Evil series highlight action over scares, Revelations attempts to offer an experience more similar to the early games. Instead of giving you tons of ammo and healing items to brave lengthy firefights, Revelations is more about evading your enemies than it is defeating them. Most of the time, you'll run around the Queen Zenobia searching for keys and other quest items, attempting to solve puzzles and make it past obstructions. Luckily though, there are still plenty of moments of explosive action, as Jill is outfitted with weapons like shotguns, SMGs, and of course, her faithful pistol.
In addition to its single-player campaign mode, Revelations also offers an action-focused experience called Raid Mode. In this extra offering, one or two players team up to battle their way through sections of the campaign, with alterations that provide more monsters, ammo, and excitement. As you complete various scenarios in Raid Mode, you'll also earn battle points, which can be used to unlock new items, weapons, and characters in the store. If you're a bigger fan of modern Resident Evil games like Resident Evil 6, Raid Mode should provide enough action to make it worthwhile.
Resident Evil: Revelations is not without its fair share of problems, but that doesn't stop it from being a wonderfully enjoyable spin-off with some unique monsters, puzzles, and scary moments. Battling mutated and undead creatures aboard an abandoned cruise ship is a fun experience that you don't see often in video games, which makes it especially creepy for those gamers who are afraid of the open water.
While it stumbles occasionally in the narrative department and the graphics aren't the prettiest, Resident Evil: Revelations is still a worthy entry in this amazing franchise.
- Great focus on survival over action
- Truly scary at points
- Multiplayer is fun
- Uneven story pacing
- Mediocre graphics
- Lack of enemy variety