Resident Evil – Revelations Review
Resident Evil – Revelations is a game especially designed for the new portable gaming device, Nintendo 3DS. Its story is set somewhere between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5. Revelations could well be one of the most attractive-looking 3DS games out there so far and may even be considered to be one of the most solid entries coming from the franchise. Given that the Resident Evil franchise has spawned quite a large number of titles that is saying a lot. Also take note that the franchise has done the handheld version right this time. Its 2002 Game Boy Color turn with Resident Evil – Gaiden had a similar setting but was generally awful.
The Good News About Resident Evil – Revelations
Though you may hesitate to take another chance at a Resident Evil title for a handheld device, you may be assured of high quality this time. This is a title that offers just about anything that a home console version can provide. Revelations may also be part of the successful campaign for more 3DS sales. After all, consumers will not buy a gaming device that does not offer a great line-up of games. Revelations does not let up on the suspense. Fans will be happy to know that the franchise has made a return to its horror roots. This means that the developers took every chance they can get to make the gamers breathless in fear and anticipation. There are plenty of settings where you can get claustrophobic but you have to go in there if you ever want to play the awesome single player campaign.
You will be happy to note that Revelations has a pretty coherent story line, partly because it is episodic. You get the story in chunks that are each easy to take in. With a clearer picture of what is going on, you are taken in further into the game. Of course, the general great production value is what really draws you into the game’s world. The graphics are awesome especially when you crank up the 3D. The soundtrack also helps create the atmosphere of the game. After you have finished a few game levels, you will also be given the Raid Mode as a bonus. This mode will allow you to play with someone else, one who is either online or right next to you.
The Bad News About Resident Evil – Revelations
You do have to contend with some minor flaws such as tagging along some annoying characters such as BSAA agents Quint and Keith. With these characters, we are exposed to stereotypes and jokes that just don’t work. Even other more likable character sometimes comes up with unbelievably horrible dialogue that just kills of the suspense. How scared will you be if you hear Jessica call out, “Hold on, my sweet ass is on the way”?
The Bottom Line
All in all, Resident Evil – Revelations is an outstanding offering from the horror survival franchise and also a great part of the line-up for the Nintendo 3DS. All it needs is some dialogue editing and more character build-up.