Resident Evil Revelations 2 is part of a long running series which began in 1996 with Resident Evil, and is a game which needs no introduction, but, hey, I’ll give you one anyway. The whole thing has has been around since 1996 and has grown into a franchise which has spawned 5 live-action films – and a sixth is in the making – loosely based on the games, plus two CGI movies and four graphic novels.
Regarding games, there’s a lot of them. There’s the Light gun “Survivor” games, Wii-based rail shooter “Chronicles” games, mobile phone games, “Outbreak” games… not to mention the various handheld spin-offs and the main numbered games, Zero to 6, with the first Revelations sandwiched between RE 4 and 5.
Capcom have risked over-saturating the market with so many variants and you can be forgiven if you’re somewhat confused as to where the story is up to.
I’ve always felt the Japanese title, Biohazard, is more suited to the zombies you find in Resident Evil games. Mutated creatures that appear more like monsters than the dead risen. The Resident Evil US title harks back to first game and zombies being “resident” in an old mansion, while the Biohazard title was considered unsuitable for the US market for copyright/trademark reasons.
That brings us to Resident Evil Revelations 2. The game was initially released in four episodes on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, and if you buy it on disc, or get the season pass, there are two additional bonus episodes, “Little Miss” and “The Struggle“.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 1 PS4 Longplay 1080p/60fps Walkthrough
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The story is set between Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6 and sees Claire Redfield and Moira Burton (Barry Burton’s daughter) at a party being held for Claire joining anti-terrorist organisation Terra Save. A tongue-in-cheek video is played introducing the organisation which is reminiscent of the satire seen in the adverts you’ll remember from Paul Verhoeven’s Starship Troopers or his original Robocop. That’s the last of the humour, though, and it doesn’t take long for the action to kick off with the party being crashed by mysterious soldiers who kidnap Claire and Moira, rendering them unconscious in the process.
They awake to find themselves in an old abandoned prison facility where things turn ugly quite quickly – and that’s not just the décor.
The gameplay has you playing as a pair of characters, switching between them in single-player mode to make use of their abilities. Claire & Moira, and Barry & Natalia Korda, the latter being a mysterious young girl who Barry meets when embarking on the Island, where the prison is located to rescue his daughter.
This works well as one character is usually the shooter and the other being more stealth-based, since they find themselves more vulnerable to attack having only a melee weapon such as a brick or a crowbar. They also have an extra ability of being able to spot hidden items or monsters to make up for the lack of firearm use. The story can also be tackled co-operatively in split screen mode. This is well-thought out, as the view is of two smaller screens staggered, so the screen for each player keeps the correct aspect ratio rather than the stretched horizontal or squashed vertical split screen of old.
It’s a crying shame Resident Evil Revelations 2 isn’t coming to Wii U as the local co-op play is what the Wii U pad’s screen and TV combo were made for.
Go to page 2 for more thoughts on the game including multiplayer.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Episode 2 PS4 Longplay 1080p/60fps Walkthrough
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