Resident Evil: Revelations
As a long-time fan of the Resident Evil franchise, I have many fond memories of playing it on the original PlayStation, the latest release is almost upon us and I for one have very mixed feelings about the direction the franchise is taking. Some of you will already have tried this on the 3DS and may very well have strongly formed opinions already, yet I prefer a more complete gaming experience on a PC, Xbox or PS3.
This iteration of the game is supposed to fill in the gap left between the 4th and 5th Resident Evil releases and as such has the appearance of a filler. One has to ask the question of whether this is just a sop thrown to the gaming community in order to keep revenue streams up or is it a genuine attempt to keep the fans happy.
Another question is why it has taken so long between the DS3 release and the release for other platforms. The last couple of releases have hardly been ground-breaking and seem to be more of a follow the leader style game, which is quite frankly a sad place for the franchise considering its origins.
It almost shames me to admit this, but I for one will not be rushing out to buy this game when it’s released and will more than likely wait to for the inevitable price drop before purchasing. I put this down to the tired nature of the game and the apparent lack of creativity at Capcom.
Resident Evil revelations is scheduled for release on the 21st of May 2013 and will be available on Xbox, PS3 and WIIU. The PC version will be available a day earlier on the 20th of May 2013.