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AW Game Review: Resident Evil Revelations

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Originally launched for the Nintendo 3DS, “Resident Evil: Revelations” bridges the gap between “Resident Evil 4” and “Resident Evil 5”. Today, one of the best titles available for the handheld Nintendo console finds its way to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The 30 hour long handheld game is broken down into episodes where fans of the franchise alternate between Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, Resident Evil veterans. The first time I played through this title, shortly after its launch on February 7, 2012, it felt like a console title and the good folks at Capcom are doing the title justice by bringing it to a larger audience that will actually enjoy it on their PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

You begin the game as Jill in the middle of the Mediterranean just before boarding an abandoned cruise ship, the “Queen Zenobia”. The episodes where Jill is the lead feel more like a game of investigating unusual occurrences as opposed to the common 3rd person zombie shooter that fans are used to. Right off the bat I realized you’re spending more time searching the map or in dialogue that you don’t see much action. Because of this, ammo is scarce, so remember that before you go all out on your enemies.

In contrast, the episodes where you play as Chris are much more action packed. The beauty of this game, is that it really is 2 games woven into each other with different stories that share common ground and utilize significantly different gameplay. On top of that, you are called upon to solve puzzles which diversifies the title even further.

The console version also will include some bonus features including a new difficulty mode and new enemies.

I grew up playing the RE games and to be perfectly honest, they are pretty hit and miss for me. “Resident Evil Revelations” hits the spot completely with it’s own brand of gameplay that will appeal to gamers who haven’t taken to the series yet and long time fans of the franchise.

If you have already played the 3DS version, you won’t really be missing much. If you either don’t own a 3DS or just haven’t invested in this title, now is your chance to get it in full HD for under $50. This is a great game for gamers and an even better game for Resident Evil lovers.