A review on Resident Evil: Revelations for the PS3
When communication with Chris are lost over the Mediterranean, Jill is sent in to investigate and locate her missing friend. His last coordinates place him on a ship, The Queen Zenobia, a cruise liner that was thought to be lost. Upon further investigation all is not as it appears on The Queen Zenobia and an old mystery will resurface and bring horror unlike they’ve expected.
I’ll start off with the graphics (least important). This console version has given the characters an HD touchup, giving a sharper, smoother look to them. However the environment, wasn’t payed as much attention as seen in the 3DS version.
A big hit of nostalgia in this game. We see the ever so deadly Hunters return throughout the game. As well as the return of the classic single are setting, where the game is set in a location that requires you to go back and forth frequently. Also the old inventory box is back only for weapons though. The freedom to read random excerpts or scrawling all around reminded me of reading the journals left behind by scientist in the original RE.
The weapon customization for this game is by far my favorite. You find various customization parts throughout the game and certain weapons can use certain amounts and types of parts. It gives more choices to the player as to what they want and how much they want to improve their weapons (I like the Aug w/ burst fire 4 and damage 5).
The setting makes a majority of your “zombie” encounters close quarters, which will keep you on your guard when something slides out of the vent. This ends up making large groups of infected really fun or frightening.
Lastly being that this is set before Resident Evil 5, a short scene is used at the end of the game to show Chris and Jill on their way the mansion in the DLC Lost in Nightmares.
I’ll start with the campaign, the story line was convoluted, with the constant character story switches and flashbacks, it really makes it hard to follow. which i believe was the attempt to keep it a mystery till the end, where all the answers are kinda just dropped in front of you like “here you go we’re done stalling now”. However the ending scene did leave a pretty good cliffhanger that makes me want to see a sequel to this story (better done though).
Third are the game settings which again I know this was first on 3DS and the range on the handheld is limited, but the switch over left it open for improvement and was neglected. The target system that most RE fans are used to (the little laser on the rail of your weapons) is substituted for cross-hairs. There is no option to switch it to the laser as seen in other games (that’s fucking lame). As well as there is no running in this version, you still have the strafe maneuver to evade. I find it hard to do that when the characters movement seem almost rigid when it comes to shifting positions.
Lastly the characters and the presentation of the game were fairly adequate. The game is split into various chapters that are fairly short and some involve little actual gameplay (you walk into a room and view a cut scene and thats a chapter… WTF? ). At the beginning of every new chapter is a little synopsis of the game current to your progress, that makes it appear almost like a TV show (Previosly on Resident Evil: Revelations) .The dialogue during certain parts of game was awful with cheesy one liners and unnecessary statements. There’s actually a part where Chris’ partner says “My sweet ass is on the way” (I lost my shit when I heard that).
My final thought
Its mildly fun to play a few times just don’t go out and spend 49.99 at Gamestop for it (I got mine as a BDay gift) If you can get it for 20-25 dollars it worth it then. It really should’ve just been a DLC instead of an actual disc. I give it 3 out of 5 S.T.A.R.S lol