Platforms: Xbox 360/PC/PS3/WIIU/3DS

Game Supports Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polski, Portuguese, Netherlands, and English text.

Audio Support Japanese, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and English.

Supports 1 player for Story mode and 1-2 players on Raid mode online.

Story: Jill and Parker are sent to the Queen Zenobia to find Chris, but while they search for him they must fight the terrors that await them and solve the mystery about the ship.

Good or Bad Story?: The story is like a detective show with a bit of comedy, some action, and a creepy setting. After beating each episode the game will recap the events before the next episode begins. Of all the RE games I played this RE game has the most interesting story of them all. And for the majority of the story you play Jill but you will also play other characters too that will give you more insight on the story. GOOD!

Graphics: The game looks like an XBOX and early XBOX 360 game, it looks good, but there are a few parts where the textures are low res.

Audio: The Japanese voice acting is really good and the music fits the theme of the game really well.

Game play:

Good: Biohazard Revelations is a 3rd person action-horror shooter where you can shoot, stab, punch/kick, dodge, swim, upgrade, solve puzzles, and scan the environment. You can carry 3 guns at the same time(you can switch the guns you carry by finding the item box) and find more guns through the ship, each gun in upgrade-able by adding custom parts that can add more damage or faster firing and more. Grenades are now mapped to a button and you can switch to different types of grenades at any time. There are puzzles to solve and they are simple. To punch and kick enemies you must stun them and when the button appears you can press or hold it to cause more damage. The dodge mechanic is done by pressing up or down on the left stick when being attacked, it’s not the best dodge in RE but it works. Stabbing enemies is easy if you use control type 1(if you sue type 2 then you will have to hold a button to equip the knife) you will not have to hold a button to use the knife instead you just press the attack button and you will automatically attack with the knife. The game’s most useful and interesting mechanic is the Genesis a device that scans the environment to looks for hidden items(ammo or key items) and scan enemies that if you get 100% then you will get a herb (you can hold a total of 5 herbs in your inventory but when you use 1 or more herbs you will regain them as long as you get 100% scan). There are also swimming levels and the controls work really well. There are boss fights, unlockables,  a coop mode called Raid mode which is this games version of mercenaries but different, and a new difficulty called inferno that will change items and enemy positions. The game also allows for exploration with a map included on the screen and the other playable characters give the game a more action element than Jill’s part of the game which is horror with a bit of action. Note: I enjoyed playing the other characters more than playing Jill.

Bad: Through the whole game you will have a partner in story mode, but you can’t play coop which I would have liked as your partner will not come to your rescue in every fight. When going in elevators the game kind of freezes and some doors that have a steering wheel can take a bit longer to open and the frame rate drops when it is trying to open the door. If you leave a area where you already scanned a hidden item, but did not pick it up then when you comeback you will have to re-scan it to make the hidden item appear again. Another thing is carrying ammo is a lot different this time as in past games you could carry how much ammo you want for a specific gun as long as you had space in your inventory, but in Revelations ammo for a pistol only takes 1 slot of your inventory since the other slots are for a shot gun, sniper, and other weapons ammo cases. You can upgrade that 1 ammo slot to carry 10 bullets or more, but makes no sense when you clearly have a lot space in your inventory to carry at least 8 pistol ammo cases. The game includes 2 control schemes, type 1 is the shooter controls and type 2 is the classic RE controls. In type 1 your character movement controls are up is forward, back is walk backwards, and left to right is side stepping. Moving the character this way is good when aiming your weapon, but when the character is not aiming a weapon its awkward. The camera in type 1 allows you to look up and down, but when moving it to the left and right it turns the character in that direction like past RE games, but mapping it to the camera controls makes it feel very awkward thus making both the movement and camera controls feel like a N64 FPS controls. In type 2 controls the character can move up, walk backwards, and turn to the left and right like past RE games, the characters movement feels better but not as good as its RE4 and 5 counter parts as it feels slower. The camera in type 2 is similar to the RE4 and 5 camera, but moving the camera feels very awkward and sticky. Also the camera can be a nuisance in a later boss fight as it will turn around to look at the attacks the boss does and can ruin your aiming, also in 1 of the other characters you play as the character will take the left side of the screen that can make some enemies on that part of the screen not be visible. I would have liked if the game offered a better control scheme than the 2 that are offered like a RE6 style control scheme and the ability to change the screen settings along with a reset camera button.

Overall: Revelations is good game with the best story in a RE game yet and feels like RE1, but with the controls of some modern RE games, it’s not the best RE game I played even though it’s fun. The game wasn’t scary even though it has a creepy atmosphere, but it doesn’t make it a bad thing. However the camera and movement is not great and the partner’s AI could use improvement as well as a better inventory for the ammo.

Likes: Story, voices, graphics,  music, scanning, melee attacks, action, unlocks, boss fights, swimming, comedy, upgrades, exploring.

Dislikes: Partner Ai, movement, camera, no coop for story mode, control options, re-scan items, ammo slots, freezing, frame drops, loading.

Wish list: Coop for story mode, better movement and camera, more control options,  ammo slots like previous re games, no re-scan items.

Score: 4/5 GOOD!

Recommended for fans of: Action, RE, adventure, Capcom, horror, shooters, coop, bro-ops, comedy, mystery, arcade, Titanic, ships, swimming.


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