Much Better Controls
One of the gripe 3DS owners had in Resident Evil Revelations is the lack of another analog stick, making it uncomfortable to play. While there’s a peripheral that adds a second circle pad on the 3DS, not everyone bought it. Well in the console version, the experience in playing it is much more solid as there’s now a second analog stick, making the aiming feel much better.
New Additions in Raid Mode
Resident Evil fans who prefer the action-oriented style, there’s a Raid Mode where players can team with up to two people playing missions co-operatively. The same exact missions found on the 3DS version can be found in the console version of the game. Grinding for the best weapon is part of the game’s objective as you get points for every successful mission you do in-game. One of the things that differentiate the 3DS and console version are the new characters like Rachel and costumes that you can use. Unlocking missions will be based on your progression in the main campaign, therefore its necessary to finish the main campaign in order to unlock all of the given missions in the game.
Enemies are Dull
Just like its 3DS counterpart, one of my complaints in the game is the lack of variety of enemies. From the beginning until the very end, the same type of enemies can be seen. It would be nice at least to have the game offer a different variety of enemies as seeing Hunters and one type of BOWs is not enough to keep fans entertained.
Some Flaws on Visuals
As mentioned earlier, the transition to HD visuals of Resident Evil Revealtion is nice but it’s not perfect either. The environments look good but when it comes to the facial features, the animation looks stiff. When you see the characters talking, you will see the lips moving but none none of their facial features move along with it. In addition, there are some parts in the game where textures look washed out but you can only see it on rare occasions.
Resident Evil Revelations was solid on the 3DS, but the console version is without a doubt the definitive version. Between the improved visuals and better controls, the experience is infinitely better than the original. Those who were disappointed with the release of Resident Evil 6 last year won’t be disappointed with this, since it gives you the “true” Resident Evil experience you’ve been waiting for. As it stands right now, Resident Evil Revelations is one of the best RE games this generation as it goes back to its roots, yet still manages to successfully combine the action elements found in 5 and 6.
[Editor’s Note: Resident Evil Revelations was both tested and reviewed on the Xbox 360 and the Nintendo Wii U. The game(s) was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]Resident Evil Revelations (HD) Review,