Resident Evil Revelations is that one entry into the series that fans want more of. The once-3DS exclusive took away some of the action, made ammo a scarce resource and actually brought some of the horror back. It's no surprise then that it's lauded over some of the numbered releases, which makes news of a sequel even sweeter.
by Nick Reay (Aka Rincethis)
It was with great trepidation that I loaded Resident Evil: Revelations onto my console; trepidation caused by a variety factors. Firstly the shock of Resident Evil 6 was still there, right in the front of my mind, an after image seared into the fleshy bits that will still take a few years to heal.
Resident Evil: Revelations - the upscaled, HD port of the 3DS survival horror puts the franchise back on the road to its roots. While it’s still largely an action-oriented experience, it brings back many of the survival horror elements that made the franchise a household name. Just not the typewriters. It’s out on other platforms - PC, Ps3, Xbox 360 and Wii U – this week. Let’s take a look at the critical consensus to see if it’s worth your cash.
Resident Evil 6, which tried doing too many things at once, is a failure. The next game bearing the Resident Evil name, an up-scaled port of the 3Ds title Resident Evil: Revelations is a little closer to “classic” Resident Evil, which is exactly what fans have been asking for.
It’s not been a good time for Resident Evil fans. Though Resident Evil 5 was a fun co-operative game it just didn’t feel like Resident Evil; dispensing with the scares, the limited ammunition and the puzzles. Resident Evil Revelations on the 3DS was a more true-to-form Resident Evil game, bringing back much of the classic gameplay, while still providing the action that new fans of the series craved. It’s now heading to just about every other platform in a new, high-definition port – but is it really worth playing?
Capcom recently announced that it would be bringing Resident Evil: Revelations – originally for the 3DS, and probably the best game in the franchise for years – to other systems, including the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and even the Wii U. Notice what’s missing? Yup; the game won’t be released on the PlayStation Vita. Capcom explains why. Poorly.
Hey! Do you remember Sonyâ€™s E3 conference from last year, and how they promised a PSP-bound Resident Evil? What ever happened to that? Who knows! What we do know is that a new Resident Evil will indeed be headed to handhelds soon, and on top of that, itâ€™ll be in 3D! After the jump youâ€™ll find the first trailer for Resident Evil Revelations. Itâ€™s the same one industry people were treated to at the 3DS showing at E3. It contains exactly what youâ€™d expect from Resident Evil â€“ lots of action and terrible, over-the-top voice acting. According to Capcom it's all real-time, making it really impressive for a handheld!Â Thereâ€™s no word on whether itâ€™s pre-rendered or real-time, butÂ Bear in mind that the gameâ€™s been created using Capcomâ€™s MT2 Framework â€“ the successor to the software behind Resident Evil 5 and the same engine behind Lost Planet 2 and Marvel vs Capcom 3.