Resident Evil: Revelations
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Resident Evil® Revelations returns redefined for PC complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience. This latest version of Resident Evil Revelations will also deliver additional content including a terrifying new enemy, extra difficulty mode, integration with ResidentEvil.net and improvements to Raid Mode. Raid Mode, which was first introduced to the series in the original version of Resident Evil Revelations, sees gamers play online in co-op mode or alone in single player taking on the hordes of enemies across a variety of missions whilst leveling up characters and earning weapon upgrades. New weapons, skill sets, and playable characters including Hunk, take the Raid Mode experience to new depths.
The critically acclaimed survival horror title takes players back to the events that took place between Resident Evil® 4 and Resident Evil® 5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus. Resident Evil Revelations features series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, plus their respective BSAA partners - Parker Luciani and Jessica Sherawat. The action begins on board a supposedly abandoned cruise ship, the ‘Queen Zenobia’, where horrors lurk around every corner, before players head for the mainland and the devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons available, the race is on to survive the horror of Resident Evil Revelations.
Enhanced visual and aural fidelity – Resident Evil Revelations brings spine-chilling fear complete with high quality HD visuals, enhanced lighting effects and an immersive sound experience.
Classic survival horror gameplay returns – the campaign mode’s single player experience sees gamers investigating a range of different locations including the dark confined spaces of a cruise ship and the treacherous snow covered mountains. With limited ammo and weapons, fight off infected enemies that lurk around every corner.
Hell just got hotter – Infernal Mode, a new difficulty mode for the re-mastered HD edition, is not just more challenging than Easy and Normal modes but also remixes enemy and item placement, so even those familiar with the game will discover new terrors.
Meet the Wall Blister – A brand new enemy, the Wall Blister is a mutated creature borne from the T-Abyss virus that spreads through water, adding to the horrors that lurk around every corner.
Residentevil.net support – Resident Evil Revelations will take full advantage of Residentevil.net with content available to users once the game launches. Earn weapons and custom parts and use them in-game, collect figures that can be used in dioramas and check your stats through the online web service.
Improved Raid Mode – New weapons, skill sets, playable characters including Rachel and Hunk and enemies exclusive to this mode are added for the this latest version. Use your equipment – Analyze enemies and investigate areas with the Genesis scanner to reveal hidden items.
Brings back some of that classic RE feel with modern featuresTomWeise62305 | Dec. 13, 2013 | See all TomWeise62305's reviews »
Rather than go into story or characters (which you probably already know about if you're even remotely interested in the game) I'll write about how this stacks up compared to other recent RE's as well as the classic RE's and how it stands as a PC game. First off, optimization was fine on my end as should be expected from a game that originally debuted on 3DS. It even looks half decent visually although nothing special. Unfortunately the only AA available is FXAA though you can force some proper AA with an Nvidia card. Graphics settings besides resolution have next to no difference in performance. It does support 120hz monitors and framerates up to 120fps which is great. Mouse acceleration was present on release but it has since been patched and is 99% perfect now; not as if you need particularly good aim to play anyway. Keys are rebindable too. Obviously it has controller support as well. It does have a pretty narrow FOV which can be fixed with a third party program. All in all, a pretty solid effort as far as PC games are concerned. I've been a fan of the RE series since RE2 and have played every main entry in the series and nearly all of the spinoffs. In my personal opinion, RE4 was the peak of the series. It managed to merge most of what made RE great with an at the time fresh action focus in a horror game with exceptional pacing. It went downhill from there. RE5 was an above average action game but threw out what was left of the classics games entirely. And well, RE6 is pretty much terrible as an RE and as a game in general. Revelations mixes a good amount of the exploration and decent scares from the earlier games with the over the shoulder play style of the newer entries. The setting of being on a boat is cool even if it's unoriginal (even for the series). The earlier levels have a proper amount of scare factor although it does get more action oriented later on. Overall the campaign is quite good and lasts about 10 hours for a single playthrough. Raid mode is probably the most extensive "mini-game" of any entry in the series. You can easily dump 50+ hours in Raid mode and it can be played coop unlike the campaign. Overall, Revelations is way better than RE6 and I'd even say it's a better RE game than RE5 although 5 is definitely more polished. In my opinion, it's a step in the right direction for the series.
Goes back to what made the series greatcommanderhavoc | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all commanderhavoc's reviews »
Now we finally get a Resident Evil game where the emphasis is on surviving while saving ammo for your more powerful weapons for much tougher monsters later. Set on the cruise ship Zenobia that had gone missing sometime ago, you play as Jill Valentine who along with her BSAA partner Parker Luciani must investigate the disapperance of Jill's old partner and friend Chris Redfield. However, Parker and Jill soon discover that the boat is anything but a ghost ship as horrific monsters slither out of the vents and attempt to kill them and that it may be related to a mysterious terrorist group long thought dead. It has its fair share of cheesy moments, but it is done in that old Resident Evil style and you will feel generally very uneasy as you wander the dark halls of the Queen Zenobia as a big storm rages outside with lightning flaring every now and then along with the unsettling noises the monsters make. And this PC port of the once Nintendo 3DS exclusive is done extremely well, Capcom did not do a lazy job here at all and wanted to give PC gamers the best they could offer on a home computer, while also not using Games for Windows Live and just the Steamworks. It isn't the longest game either, but all the things you can unlock by completing the game under certain conditions makes you wanna play it once more along with the really fun Raid Mode that can be played with a friend online. This is without a doubt a true Resident Evil game and is infact also what RE6 should have been from the start.
Now this is how a handheld port should be handledDeltaBladeX | Oct. 31, 2013 | See all DeltaBladeX's reviews »
Originally released for the 3DS early last year, Revelations was an incredible game for the system and the series. A little over a year later, Capcom decided to release it on the consoles and PC, only shortly after the release of the poorly received Resident Evil 6. In the move to other systems, we got an additional difficulty setting and costumes, as well as improvements made to the existing content.
Story Set between Resident Evil 4 and 5, this game will have you playing as Jill Valentine, as she and her current partner in the BSAA, Parker Luciani, are sent to look for Chris and his partner, as well as discover the source of creatures that have been washing up on shore. They soon discover a cruise ship filled with dead people and various monsters. Their day goes down hill from there.
Presentation While not as pretty as Resident Evil 6, the visuals in this game are quite nice, and its easy to forget that this was original made for a screen only a few inches big. Some textures are a little blurry, but they shouldn't ruin your enjoyment. Character models for both you and enemies look great though, even if the locations aren't always as nice.
The voice acting in this game works well, with there never being any problem understanding what characters are saying. No faults here. Music works well to set the mood of the locations, adding to the atmosphere. The sound effects are also great, with plenty of small things to enhance the scares.
Controls You won't have any problems with controls, no matter if you prefer a gamepad like me or a keyboard and mouse. Both work well, using the standard controls for a third person shooter. If you are ever doing poorly in the game, it will be on you rather than the fault of poor controls.
Gameplay Well the controls may have shifted to the standard for a third person shooter, you don't need to worry that this is all action and explosions like Resident Evil 6 was so fond of. This game frequently has you searching for just a bit more ammo and dodging monsters rather than destroying them. It even has some of the old fetch quest puzzles to keep you busy. You are simply able to move around better while dealing with the swarms of foes. The shambling monstrosities can still get in your way often enough, but its easy enough to take them down. Just don't forget to keep an eye on your ammo, and the other on your surroundings, as there are always more beasts looking to take you down. Many of the fights will involve numerous creatures looking to nibble on you.
This game has streamlined the inventory. Now, you can hold at most three weapons, some grenades of various types, several green herbs (the other types being removed from this game), and as many key items as you find. The only time you will need the storage box is to switch between various weapons and upgrade them. These are one of the new changes, where you can find various parts to try out on your gear. Some will boost damage, others increase clip size or reload speed, and others will be able to boost other stats or add additional abilities to your favourite weapons.
The last major addition to this game that should be mentioned is the Genesis. This device allows you to scan your surroundings and the various enemies you come across. Enemies will boost the Genesis scan percentage, with it giving you an additional herb every time you reach 100%, which scanning the landscape will reveal hidden items such as ammo or weapon parts. You should want to do this often so you aren't later forced to take down a larger enemy with just your basic pistol.
This game is incredible fun, but being a Resident Evil title, and one made for a handheld to boot, the game can be finished rather quickly if you are focused on just beating the story mode. My own playtime for the story was just over 6 hours.
Lifespan Fortunately, there is no reason you have to stop there. If playing the story over in New Game Plus mode while on a higher difficulty isn't enough to tempt you, perhaps the Raid mode will. This is a series of levels based on the story mode, where you will need to reach the end of each level while taking down the enemies in your way, either while playing solo or with a friend online. As you go through each area and accomplish goals, you will earn additional weapons, weapon parts, costumes and experience. Your character will be able to level up and become more powerful, which will be wanted for the later Raid levels.
Closing This is, in my opinion, one of the best Resident Evil titles available, and easily the best released in the last 8 years. Good story, great gameplay and an extra mode for you and a friend to continue enjoying well after you have tired of beating the main mode. If you have a system capable of running it, be it PC, console or 3DS, you should be sure to add it to your collection as soon as you can.
Nice port from nintendomcofdiablo | Oct. 19, 2013 | See all mcofdiablo's reviews »
Resident Evil franchise includes so many games and characters that now it's very difficult to follow the story. Revelations takes place somewhere between the 4th and the 5th parts.
The main story is divided into short episodes with different main characters (it's either Chris Redfield with his partner Jessica or Jill with Parker), for about 30 minutes each. The episodes are given not in a chronological order and they usually end with the cliffhanger, so it always keeps you excited about what is going to happen next.
Revelations are closer to the first parts of Resident evil games in its atmosphere and gameplay. There are not so many monsters, and there is always deficit of ammo. There are some puzzles as well.
The visuals are not as good as in the 5th or 6th installments, it's logical - the game is a port from Nintendo, but cutscenes look great. Controls are comfortable as well.
All in all, it's a good game for those who said that Resident Evil franchise went too far from what it was. This game is coming back to the roots.
This is one of the best RE games since 4!RetroHellspawn | Aug. 23, 2013 | See all RetroHellspawn's reviews »
Resident Evil has started going more down the action road than the horror road, which is not how most fans prefer the game to be. In my opinion, the only bad Resident Evil is Operation Raccoon City, but I haven't played it since they updated it as I got really pissed and sold it to buy RE6, which I honestly approved of. I digress, Resident Evil: Revelations is a great game with great gameplay, calling back to the older not-so-linear roots with actual puzzles (however easy they may be), and actually having somewhat foreboding atmosphere. To be honest, the game hasn't scared me, but that's because I'm well rounded as far as horror goes. The only games that actually scare me these days are Amnesia, the Penumbra series, and Cry of Fear. (I know, they're "overrated", but they still scare me to the point that I don't even play them much so I don't feel that paralyzing fear.) Though the game doesn't have much in the sense of scare factor, it definitely pulls off a good atmosphere, one that I enjoy much more than Resident Evil 5. The only flaws I can think of that this game has are that some of the character design is... Weird. The female characters in the game all look like they're modeled after the Kardashians (I honestly have no clue how to spell that, nor do I care enough to look it up) or some other slutty "celebrity." That and the graphics aren't quite up to the current Resident Evil standards as far as visuals go. Resident Evil 5 was great for the time, and 6 was absolutely stunning, but this was somewhere between. I know this review is a bit of a rambling mess, but I didn't really think this through that well. Either way, this game is great, and CAPCOM deserves your money for it.