Review of Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil 6 was quite dull. It had no balance between action and survival but Resident Evil: Revelations is far better than the previous version. It promises more horror and entertainment. The game has better graphics, an improved Raid mode and other additions. You can play this game on your PC, PS3, Xbox 360 or Wii U.
Let’s find out if Resident Evil: Revelations delivers the much needed survival horror or should the zombies devour it?

Storyline of Resident Evil: Revelations


The story of Resident Evil: Revelations revolves around some famous heroes like Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield. There is a bioterrorist organization called Veltro. The terrorists send a group of monsters to an island city called Terragrigia. After this, they give a threat to government authorities that they will burn the city from space. We can easily imagine what happens next. The BSAA starts investigating the case. It wants to find the monsters of Veltro.

Though the action takes place in different locations, most of the time it will be on a deserted ship called Queen Zenobia. The ship Queen Zenobia is infested with zombies. The game puts players in shoes of different characters in different time periods. This is little confusing at first. The dialogues are mostly old fashioned. The game has some really interesting twists.

Gameplay and controls in Resident Evil: Revelations


Resident Evil: Revelations has a simple game control scheme. Players can shoot and walk at the same time. Healing herbs can be applied with the simple push of a button. In this game, you will not find any burdensome inventory. There are no resources to share. For the weapon-upgrade system, players will have to interact with the external menu interface.

The weapons used in the game are basic firearms like pistols, machine guns, shotguns and cleaver. BSAA agents like Jill and Chris can also use a special device called Genesis. Genesis analyzes infected substances. In this game, shooting feels very real but aiming part is a bit off. Reason for this is that the crosshair always tends to move a bit more than intended. The dodge mechanic is also pretty innocent. You can activate it by pressing the move forward button or by activating the 180-degree turn function.

When you play this game, you may find it similar to the older Resident Evil game in some aspects but its tight & twisted environments and scarcity of resources like ammo or herbs make a lot of difference. Some pretty resilient enemies that do not easily go down also make this game different.

There are varied enemies in this game but on Queen Zenobia (ship), you'll get tired of shooting the same few types of monsters. The story is divided into episodes. This helps players to keep a track of what's happening. Before the start of each episode, a small ‘Previous on …’ clip is showed. Those who have played Revelations on 3DS may not find many new things in this version. The main additions are an infernal difficulty mode and a new enemy called Wall Blister.

Quality of visuals and sound in Resident Evil: Revelations


Visuals- Resident Evil: Revelations looks like HD remakes. We can say this because the colors look washed out and the textures aren't that great. Visual effects like explosions and enemy decompositions are not very impressive. There are some truly atrocious textures and some low-quality character models.

Sounds- The soundtrack is decent and very impressive but the voice of characters is a bit dull and lifeless.

Conclusion


Resident Evil: Revelations is no doubt a good game but there are few glitches which weigh it down. The Raid mode should entertain fans. In terms of HD remake, the results aren't as expected.

System requirements


1. Operating System: Windows XP, Vista or later.
2. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or better, AMD Athlon X2 2.8 GHz or better
3. Memory Required: 2GB RAM
4. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS or better, ATI Radeon HD3850 or better
5. DirectX: 9.0c
6. Hard Drive: 8 GB HD space
7. Sound: DirectSound supported with DirectX9.0c or better
8. Broadband internet connection

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