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By Kevin "Methodone89" van Dongen on March 11, 2015

Another week, another chapter in the Resident Evil: Revelations 2 story! This week itís puzzle mania in Episode 3: Judgement.

As I've mentioned in my reviews of Episode 1 and Episode 2, I didnít like the lack of puzzles in the Revelations 2 installments so far. This time around, Capcom makes up for the missing puzzles in previous chapters by putting them all in this one.

Some of these puzzles are absolutely brilliant, like the kidney puzzle and the Barry and Natalia box puzzle, while others just lack any form of intellect. The puzzles are a great way of changing the pace of the game but sometimes they feel quite forced. You will have to switch between characters in order to solve these puzzles while they don't require any form of higher thinking.

Once again youíll have to work closely together when playing as one of the two teams of characters. And while both teams are great, my personal favorites are Barry and Natalia. The play style of both characters is so different from one another, and (in my opinion) delivers the best experience. Barry, our armed zombie killer, is grunting through the levels and killing things on sight as he usually does, while Natalia requires a more stealthy approach. Switching between the two and using Natalia as bait is one of the best features in Revelations 2. The two of them eventually create a bond, and while doing so grant us one of the single most gratifying experiences of the entire game.

Claire and Moira have finally reached the tower at the center of the island, a place where the duo finally finds the answer theyíve been looking for; why they have been kidnapped in the first place, and what the deal is with the bracelets theyíre wearing. In the exact same place, but in the future, Barry and Natalia have also climbed this tower and came in contact with the sister of one of the leading characters in previous Resident Evil titles, Albert Wesker.

While playing Revelations 2, you still (if not more) experience that awesome mix between fast-paced shooting and insanely intense sneaking. Itís the difference between feeling completely allmighty and overly powerful while playing as Barry and being completely overwhelmed at times while playing as Moira. The game ends exactly like previous chapters: with an epic cliffhanger and a all-consuming hunger for more.

Next week will bring us the last episode of Revelations 2, and while this is kind of sad, it will hopefully bring us the much needed conclusion to this absolutely awesome story. Letís just hope the conclusion will bring us a ending worthy of everything weíve seen so far.

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March 11, 2015