Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a great new entry in the Resident Evil series that aims to connect the events between the 5th and 6th iteration. At its core, this is a survival horror game that places us, once again, in front of the supernatural as we try to uncover new mysteries, solve puzzles and find the truth.
However, this is the first time a Resident Evil games is released in an episodic fashion, but I have to say that after playing the episodes, releasing them in this manner made perfect sense!
In the game we play as Claire Redfield, and each one of the four episodes in Resident Evil: Revelations 2 brings us different challenges to focus on. While playing we can also interact with Moira, which is the daughter of Barry Burton.
What I liked after playing the complete set of 4 episodes is that each one is unique and while they are interconnected with plot lines, they feel like fully fleshed out stories that deserve going through.
The exploration here is a lot scarier, at least for me, when compared to the other games in the series. The characters are very vulnerable most of the time, so you have to work hard in order to find some great weapons, and in most situations the flashlight will indeed be your friend.
For me, the story felt a little too brutal, but considering the legacy of the series and the tone that the game has, I suppose that some would expect this. Still, being able to access numerous mutants, killing them and seeing how the simple attacks can change the life of a person, is very interesting to watch.
Yet for me it was the sudden fights and deaths that literally blew my mind as I played. The fact that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 comes with two endings is very cool, as I do feel that the game does bring in a lot of stuff and replay ability to begin it again and see the other ending.
I feel that the bad ending seems a little too scripted, but on the other hand the good one feels a lot more interesting.
When it comes to the duration, most episodic games tend to suffer from a lack of content and short duration. Resident Evil: Revelations 2 adds up in total around 8 hours, even more if you are a completionist. Unfortunately, 2 hours per episode seems too low for me, but then again you have games like Call of Duty whose campaign is lasting only 4-5 hours, so there shouldn’t be that much complaining based on this.
Overall, I feel that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is well worth a try! Even if it might not bring in the might of other titles in the series, particularly RE4, it does manage to be spooky, and at the same time it brings in a ton of action and fun. The endings are nice, the dialogs are very good and overall this is a great, yet very spooky experience that you will enjoy for sure!