Resident Evil: Revelations review round up

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Resident Evil: Revelations – the upscaled, HD port of the 3DS survival horror puts the franchise back on the road to its roots. While it’s still largely an action-oriented experience, it brings back many of the survival horror elements that made the franchise a household name. Just not the typewriters. It’s out on other platforms  – PC, Ps3, Xbox 360 and Wii U – this week. Let’s take a look at the critical consensus to see if it’s worth your cash.

Here are the scores:

CVG – 8/10
Destructoid – 7/10
Eurogamer – 7/10
Godisageek – 8/10
Nowgamer – 7.5/10
Metro – 8/10
OPM – 7/10
OXM – 9/10
Videogamer – 7/10

Yet judged against the stultifying lows of recent Resident Evils, it’s easy to view Revelations as a success, “ says Eurogamer. “That was true last year, and it’s still true today. This HD edition builds subtly on the 3DS foundations, but thankfully doesn’t crush them under the needless AAA junk that has dragged the series so far off course. That leaves a game that is just rough enough around the edges to win over fans who still pine for the series’ heyday, and suggests the saga might yet come back to life.

The biggest problem with the otherwise good game is that it didn’t port all too well from the 3DS, with some dodgy textures and slightly clunky controls – but it’s still the best Resident Evil game in years.

Resident Evil Revelations isn’t as good on consoles as it is on the 3DS,” says Destructoid. “It clearly wasn’t designed for larger machines, and the somewhat clunky, rudimentary controls indicate that it would need to be rebuilt from the ground up to prove a superior alternative. However, it’s still a fine game and still the best Resident Evil game available right now, and if you’ve not played it already, you truly ought to. If you’ve already tried it on 3DS, there’s not a lot to bring you back, but any other Resident Evil fan would be best served giving it a go.

The best thing about it is that it’s a budget title, and will be available this week on Pc for about R350, and consoles for R450.

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Last Updated: May 21, 2013

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