When Resident Evil 6 was released, a lot of people were dismayed due to its action-oriented take to the series, ditching the overall survival-horror aspect. To see if the survival-horror genre still appeals to a lot of people, Capcom have released Resident Evil Revealtions exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS. The game brought a mix of classic and action gameplay. The reception to the game was well received and a couple of years later, Capcom finally decided to bring the hit 3DS title to the consoles.
Between Resident Evil 6 and Revelations, does Revelations have what it takes to revive the survival-horror genre once and for all? Since not everyone have played Resident Evil Revelations due to its 3DS-exclusivity, will the console version appeal enough to its fans, after the disappointment Resident Evil 6 brought?
Editor’s Note: The review below is only partial and applies to the console version (Xbox 360, and Wii U) of Resident Evil Revelations. Check out our complete review of Resident Evil Revelations review for more details to its story, and gameplay.
Nice Transition to HD
Porting a 3DS title to a HD console, many doubted as to how the game will look. Luckily, I must say that the visuals are ported very well offering true HD visuals such as improving the overall textures and environments. What everyone saw on the 3DS version will look ten times better on the big screen. The presentation between the handheld and console versions is pretty much the same since voice overs remain intact and nothing has really been added or removed. Those who are worried that this is another shoddy console port shouldn’t be as this is one of the best looking console ports out there.
Tribute to the Classic Survival Genre
Resident Evil fans disappointed on the recently released Resident Evil 6, they will not be with Revelations as it’s a game that pays tribute to the classic survival horror genre. Throughout its lengthy 12 episodes, fans will be pleased to feel the tension and fear that creeps out in the game. The mansion experienced in the first Resident Evil game will be in Revelations as the ship-style environment depicts everything that fans loved; creepy corridors and unexpected BOWs coming out.
In Revelations, players will be switching back and forth between Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. To cater the action-oriented style to those who loved it, Chris’ campaign will deliver just that while Jill’s will focus on the survival horror everyone loved. The combination works pretty well for Revelations and this is one of the team ups fans have been missing for a long time.
Fans who are seeking for the ultimate challenge, the Infernal Mode will be available from the very start. Compared to the normal mode of the game, Infernal is the toughest experience you will get in a Resident Evil game. The enemies are tougher, lack of ammo is evident and the placement of items and enemies that you will get to see is random. Just because you have seen everything in the normal mode or the 3Ds version, doesn’t mean you already mastered every spawn point of the enemies and items.
Exclusive Wii U Features
Out of the console versions of the game, the Wii U stands out due to the exclusive features it has. To truly feel the experience 3DS owners did a couple of years ago, it can be played by using the Wii U game pad. With the screen on the Wii U Game Pad, players will treat the Game Pad as the second screen where the inventory, map, and other things will appear. Think of it as the bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS, making the main screen free from HUD prompts.