RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2 (RETAIL VERSION)
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on March 17, 2015
These past 4 weeks, DumeeGamer’s own Kevin "Methodone89" van Dongen has told you about Resident Evil Revelations 2, one episode at a time. Now the time has finally come to enjoy this game all at once with the release of the retail version. We couldn’t let this opportunity pass by, so we put it in our PS4, stocked up on herbs and bullets, and away we went! Poor Kevin had to face the horrors of Resident Evil Revelations all by himself, but we were the lucky ones. Together with Ferry a.k.a. Lord Sadhonker I followed the trail we blaze in the local coop mode.
In January 2012 Capcom treated us to Resident Evil: Revelations, a integral part of the Resident Evil Series that took place between the adventures of Resident Evil 4 and 5. The story of the game followed series protagonists Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield as they try to stop a bioterrorist organization from infecting the Earth's oceans with a new virus. Next to the single player story mode, Revelations also contained a more action-oriented mode, called Raid Mode, where one or two players may fight their way through a selection of altered scenarios, taken from the single-player campaign.
Revelations 2 starts of as Claire Redfield and Moira Burton (daughter of the original Resident Evil’s Barry Burton) are enjoying a party, thrown by their employer: Terra-Save. After things go horribly wrong, player one takes control of Claire and player two gets Moira. Claire is the one with weapons, because Moira has solemnly sworn she would never touch a gun again. Lord Sadhonker, being player two at the time and therefore playing as Moira, did frown upon this fact (he maybe even cried a little…), until he discovered that Moira would actually be fighting using a crowbar.
In the second half of the first episode, we meet Barry Burton. Barry is looking for his lost daughter, Moira. He makes his way to a deserted island where he meets a little girl. Again player one is the one with the guns, in this case Barry. And player two has to play the little girl, Natalia. She has a sort of sixth sense and can see enemies through walls. She can even spot otherwise invisible enemies without so much as breaking a sweat.
Both Natalia and Moira can locate hidden treasures; Natalia with her sixth sense and Moira with her flashlight. These skills can also be used to stun enemies, so the other player can kill them faster. Every time we get to the Barry and Natalia part, I switched controllers with Lord Sadhonker. Because secretly every man wants to be Barry, right? Well, that and he didn’t want to spend his entire time in this game as a young girl… ah, men!
For the first time in my history with the Resident Evil game series, I experienced what it’s like, having enough bullets. It’s not like you can shoot without thinking ahead, but I had way more ammo at my disposal than I ever had, compared to others games in the series. And it didn’t spoil the gameplay, so a big thumbs up for Capcom!
Another feature I have always like about the Resident Evil games are the puzzles. And let me tell you, Revelations 2 is no exception. It might start off a bit slow in the puzzle department, but it picks up as the story progresses. One of my favorite puzzles was the one where you had to figure out a way to cross a floor, with laser-guided machine guns aimed at you. You had to walk exactly the right path, or else you would be turned into a bullet riddled pile of mush.
I really recommend the local coop mode. It’s fun to play together and when you switch controllers during play, you really get the maximum amount of entertainment from this awesome game. Uh, wait…. That’s not all! There’s even more to experience in Resident Evil: Revelations 2... The Raid mode!
Yes, the Raid mode. Red Queen Alpha has constructed a dangerous Virtual Reality to test your limits of endurance. What’s more fun than just shooting a lot of zombies and earning medals for it? In this mode you can, and I quote Capcom: mod your weapons, raise your skills, customize your character, and master the missions. And they haven’t said too much or too little. You can earn five medals with each mission, and believe me; after three missions you’ll want to achieve this perfect score at the end of ALL of your missions. The further you get, the more difficult these missions become. So, hit them with your best shot.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 will bring you everything you could possibly want from a Resident Evil game, and more. Good graphics, smooth gameplay, (local) coop, Raid mode and even a brand new one-liner by Barry Burton himself, after he gets his hands on a drill. The story is spooky and will surprise you from time to time. So everyone who’s in for a zombielicious adventure, grab your herbs and shotgun and take a walk on the evil side.
RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 2
March 17, 2015 (NA) March 18, 2015 (EU)