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Resident Evil Revelations


I picked this up on 3DS last week because it was on sale for $10, and I’m sure glad I did. I have a hit-and-miss relationship with the series: I have fond memories of playing the first one, and maybe a bit of the second one, the last one I really enjoyed playing was Code Veronica on the Dreamcast, I tried Resident Evil 4, but just didn’t really get into it, and although I had fun playing 1 level of Resident Evil 5 in co-op with a friend, I never got the chance to play more of it (tried solo, and wasn’t really enjoying it much) – and I skipped Resident Evil 6 altogether. This one though, I had heard that it was pretty good – back to the ol’ confined horror of the original – and so far I’m really digging it. It really does look fantastic on the 3DS – with the 3D effect being fun in this context – and I also like the Metroid Prime-like scanning that you do in the world. And who says tank controls can’t work? You sort of get a version of it with this, in that you can’t move when you’re shooting, because you suddenly go in a first person view. I really like it, and I’d recommend picking it up, as it’s pretty cheap now. UPDATE: I was informed by my Resident Evil sempai, Alex Aniel, that you can in fact move while shooting, by holding down both L and R.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.