Resident Evil : Resident Evil Revelations
Release date: February 7, 2012
The last non-numbered entry in this marathon (5 and 6 remains), Revelations turned out to be a very pleasant surprise. It’s definitively in the top 3 games and it’s even fighting RE2 for number 1 spot. In essence, I Revelations turned out to be a perfect blend of old style RE with new mechanics. Closed spaces, not too much ammo, few but dangerous enemies, just how I like it. If you’re looking for a good 3DS game or just an excellent RE title, you need to get this one, or you can wait for the announced ports to the PS3 and Xbox360.
This review will be short because Revelations is really a side story in the RE continuity. It does feature Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine and more monsters but this is really a mission game, meaning that you tag along for one mission with the duo. For what it’s worth said side story is great and I found myself playing to see the end of it so I won’t begrudge the game for not making huge contributions to the overall plot.
Revelations does however, show the inner workings of the BSAA, an organisation tasked with fighting BOW, zombies and the like wherever they show up. With Umbrella brought down it seems the monsters are finding their way into the hands of various criminal groups and one such group. We learn that countries weren’ too keen to support the BSAA at first but after a few zombies rampage and another destroyed city, they saw the need for it.
On to Africa
I’m getting close to the end of my marathon and up next is RE5 which was thought of to be the final RE game for a while. After many games, Wesker will finally get what he deserves.