Revelations is probably better than a lot of the recent RE games released, especially that hot terd RE6 game. It features a solid story (even though I find all RE stories impossible to follow and watch a million cut scenes), a very long single player campaign, and a deep co-op online RAID mode for grinding levels and customizing your characters.
The 1-player campaign took a very long time to complete, and it had the great feel of a survival horror game I'd expect in RE. I felt the claustrophobic level design, and appreciated the scare tactics with enemies and intense sound. It was just difficult enough to where I was scavenging for ammo, sometimes having to run away, and where you'd die multiple times to figure out the best way to complete parts of the campaign. 2 things I hated were the brutally slow and useless strafe and lack of any evade button, and also the HORRID map display in the pause menu that does nothing but confuse you.
My favorite part of Revelations was the other RAID mode. This is a solo, co-op, or online 2-player co-op mode where you try to survive small sections of the actual campaign. The levels are broken up, and you compete for points, XP, score, finding new loot to upgrade, and play to level up your RAID mode character. You can find hidden objects, and acquire all types of crummy to rare guns and perks to apply to your guy. They are also rated by letter based upon your performance.
These RAID mode levels are only unlocked once you've beaten sections of the campaign. They are identical to the campaign design, which was a little disheartening to see a lack of new level design.
Overall it's better than Raccoon City and RE6 (excluding RC's online MP modes), but not as good as RE5 of course. I'd like to see RE return to that format, one that allows for tons of replay value. RE fans should definitely check out Revelations regardless.
Yea the game isn't great, it has a very good story and brings back the old style gameplay that Resident Evil 4 and the early ones had. Not the new terrible control scheme and character movement that gets rid of the horror feel that resident evil 5 and 6 had.
The only real thing I have to say is bad, is you're mainly on a ship for most of the game and you
backtrack and the scanning thing can be annoying, but other than that a decent game that deserves a rental.
posted by ConcernedGamer (BELLINGHAM, WA) Jun 24, 2013
Member since Jan 2013
gamers (29%) found this review helpful
Felt like a step back 5 years in gaming. Movement and control is not fluid, fighting/gun-play is boring. A bunch of running around and no pay off. I returned the game the same day i got it. Just not up to modern standards. Go play Bioshock Infinite and thank me later ;)