So Resident Evil: Revelations 2 gets its release date at last for the Xbox One, PS4, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will hit North America on February 24th, and we're all dying to see whether Capcom improved upon what they gave us all with Resident Evil: Revelations. Have they pulled another Resident Evil 6?
Well, we have one insight (thrown in with a few of my own as we can't reveal too much before the release date embargo) from Japan, as Famitsu magazine had the opportunity to give it a go. Based on four reviewers opinions, the title was granted an ultimate score of 36/40. To put that into perspective, the previous instalment in the franchise received 39/40.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Review
Now, Famitsu are a publication that I'm usually wary of. They have very different opinions on what makes a great game in comparison with the West, and I find a lot of their scores to be seriously misleading when it comes to my own appreciation of games. As we can see with the first Revelations game, the title almost scored a perfect 40/40. Now, Resident Evil: Revelations is nowhere near a 10 out 10 game, so its score of 39 (equivalent to something like 9.5) is rather ridiculously high.
Based on this assumption, I would take a look at Resident Evil: Revelations 2's review score as suspect, seeing as it received 36. Essentially, we seem to be looking at a sequel that has lost some of the previous title's better attributes. So could this episodic Resident Evil game be something you could pass on? Or are we getting misleading hints at the title's quality?
To be honest, I can confirm that the second instalment is certainly missing some of the predecessors better aspects. The noticeable copying from the likes of The Last of Us are distracting and a team-based horror experience can dull the "horror" elements of the game for me personally. Especially when your teammate refuses to stop pointing out the blindingly obvious.
But are there more redeemable factors and aspects to Resident Evil: Revelations 2? Can it stand on its own and entice players to return for all of its four episodes? Well, for more on Resident Evil: Revelations 2, you can check out reviews for the title tomorrow, including our own!
So what are you thinking RE fans? Are you excited for Resident Evil: Revelations 2, has Famitsu's score given you hope for this instalment? Be sure to let us know if you're picking up this title on its release date tomorrow for the Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3.