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This review is from: Resident Evil: Revelations (Nintendo 3DS) (Video Game)
The initial teasers and trailers shown a game with a lot of promise, hell it was sold on me the moment we were shown and told zombies were to make a come back. Then, a few months later we get a new trailer but this time, the zombie were nowhere to be seen and we were introduced to the Ooze. Quite a major turn off for me to be honest. Needless to say, as a long term fan of the series I pre-ordered the Zavvi exclusive Revelations plus Circle Pad Pro bundle for a measly £27. Bargain.
Upon starting the Campaign, it was obvious that this game has dug back into its horror roots. Nigh on pitch black corridors with nothing but your torch to light the way, the creaking sounds of the derelict cruise ship and of course the shambling zombie like Ooze creatures that come in many different shapes and forms. Having initially disliked the Ooze, after playing the game they grew on me and they actually make for an interesting enemy.
The overall Campaign is enjoyable and is a mildly creepy experience, that is unfortuanatly broken down into an episodic nature that, to me at least, disrupts the immersion. Despite the ship being open to exploration at your leisure, the episodic nature and storyline very rarely gives you the chance to do so, what with being hurried along to your objective all the time.
Gameplay is split between 4 characters. Jill being the survival/horror sections. Whereas Chris, Keith and Parker are what I like to call 'The Expendables meets 28 Days Later' all out action.
Raid Mode is an addictive side game unlocked after completing Episode 3 of the Campaign. It is essentially in the same vein The Mercenaries from Resident Evil 3 in which they give you a map and you have to navigate your way to the end. Only this time eliminating everything you see to earn small keys to unlock the next area/room and the timer is counting up and not down. There is a leveling system in play with a max level of 50. The higher level you are, the higher level weapons you receive as rewards upon completetion of each round. Every character in the game is playable here, a lot with additional outfits aswell, so theres plenty to draw you back after completing the Campaign.
-Great atmosphere aboard the Queen Zenobia ship that faithfully recreates RE of old.
-Weapon customization using custom parts makes a change from farming for gold.
-Ability to aim/shoot/reload/heal whilst on the move.
-Dropped the linear style of 4 and 5 in favour of exploration again.
-Certain BOW's from past games make a return.
-Missions, pretty much Achievements/Trophies but with ingame rewards.
-Raid Mode is seriously addictive.
-Campaign isnt built around co-op like 5.
-Circle Pad Pro makes it SO much easier to play.
-Enemies seem to ignore your partner, literally herding past them just to reach you.
-Partner will not help if youve been grabbed by the enemy.
-Parker and Keith sections feel unnecessary.
-At times, the action just gets a bit too much, destroying any sense of terror you may of had.
-Despite the horror gloss, underneath it is still just another generic shooter.
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Initial post: 5 Feb 2012 10:08:12 GMT
it is a generic shooter.....but you gave it 4/5?
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2012 22:07:22 GMT
D. A. Tremlett says:
Have you even played the game?
I think calling it a generic shooter is inaccurate myself.
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