RRP: $ 47 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS ( reviewed on PC)
WEDGED between Resident Evil 4 and 5, Revelations originally surfaced last year as an exclusive title for the Nintendo 3DS.
This well- received instalment in the long- running survival horror franchise saw a return to the series’ roots, by putting the focus back on puzzle solving and exploration.
Better late than never, the game’s developer, Capcom, has released a high- definition version for home consoles and PC – and it packs in plenty of extra content.
For starters, the enemies have been moved to different locations, so even if you completed the 3DS version, you still risk getting mauled by that zombie you didn’t see coming.
Second, Capcom added some extra characters to the co- operative Raid Mode, one of which is an enemy boss from the game itself.
There is also a new enemy class, helping spice up the variety of creatures you face.
On top of these improvements, the gameplay has been tightened. And all of this has been accomplished without taking anything away from the original game.
The Raid Mode, which is the game’s highlight, has seen the most improvements, with a mix of old and new content.
What hasn’t changed, unfortunately, is the atrocious storyline, the unchallenging opponents and the oversized gaming world that is easy to get lost in.
Regardless of new content, tweaks and polished visuals, this is still the same Revelations released more then a year ago. If you’ve owned it and finished it on 3DS, you need to ask yourself if it’s worth buying again.