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Review - Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 History Resident Evil is an action, adventure, horror fiction video game created by Shinji Mikami. The video game is ...

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

History

Resident Evil is an action, adventure, horror fiction video game created by Shinji Mikami. The video game is currently owned by Capcom. The franchise focuses around a series of survival horror video games. If you do not believe me, play any of the games! You will soon realise that what I said is true. The series has come a long way since its first title, Resident Evil that was released in 1996. There have been many games in this series and the latest in Resident Evil: Revelations 2. The game has been released for PlayStaion 3, PlayStaion 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows on the 25th of February. This game is pretty good! Here have a look at the trailer!

Plot

The story of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 places it between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Claire Redfield plays the role of the main protagonist in the game while Barry Burton’s daughter, Moira plays a supportive role. However, they are both being stalked and are abducted by militants after the uniform clad men inject our heroes. When Claire and Moira wake up, they find themselves in an abandoned prison, in individual cells across from each other. Moira’s father Barry then takes on the role of a responsible father as he tries to rescue his daughter.

The prison is shown in the background

Gameplay

The general gameplay in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has improved when compared to its predecesscors. One can notice the changes in character movement. The ability to dodge attacks has been simplified as players can dodge easily by pressing the circle button along with any direction button. This approach is an improvement on the previous game which required you to wait till your enemy attacked. This method of dodging is more suitable for gamers as they prefer their games to maintain a steady pace.

The game also features the ‘Raid Mode’ and players will now be able to revisit other games from the series and fight more monsters. The Raid Mode supports split screen too, so, it is time to call your friends over and see who can blow up the most number of monsters!

Graphics

The graphic detailing in the game is not very high and perhaps that is one of the major drawbacks. Although there is a lot to be impressed when it comes to character models, animation and the use of light and texture, there is not much to be inspired by in the prison scenery that looks more like generic wilderness from a last generation console game. The game in itself does not look unappealing but some minor gameplay issues and the overall lack of polish seems to have pushed the game down in terms of ranking.

A monster from the game

Pros and Cons

A game of the Resident Evil series has some expectations that it must live up to. If you ask me, I would say that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 does live up to the hype surrounding it. However, nothing is perfect. This game too has its own list of pros and cons that gamers will have to deal with. Let us start off on a positive note by having a look at the pros. The game has a simple but engaging storyline which is given a facelift thanks to the overall creepy atmosphere of the game.

The game boasts interesting co-op mechanics and a much awaited compulsive Raid Mode. The game is more old school and you get that weird feeling like a chill running down your spine that the old Resident Evil games brought in. We shall now move on to the cons. There are not many of them, so, fans can heave a heavy sigh of relief. The game does not have online play! This is a huge let down and i hope the developers do add online play to the next installment. The overall look and feel of the game is not polished enough and we would have liked to see a bit more finesse with regards to graphical detailing.

Verdict

Overall the game deserves a 7/10. It is a game that will not send you to sleep, however it does not deserve an award for the best game ever! The game is to be released for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. This is good as gamers will be able to enjoy it across all platforms. So, if you ask me, I would say go for this one, it certainly is worth it even though it is not a masterpiece!

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