Tagged "Resident Evil Revelations"

Aug 30
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

Last week was just the tip of the new release iceberg – there’s wealth of new games out this week too, including several big hitters. Thirty new releases in total, which is quite possibly a record breaking amount for a week in August.

On Tuesday, a triple-whammy of zombie shooters arrived both at retail and on the download services – Dead Alliance (PS4/XO), Resident Evil Revelations (PS4/XO) and Killing Floor 2 (XO).

Maximum Games’ Dead Alliance is deathmatch shooter with a minor twist – the ability to influence zombie hordes via pheromone bombs, prompting them to head toward the opposition or swarm around objects of importance. We took part in the beta and wasn’t left too impressed. Not only did the weapons feel limp and lifeless, but zombie slaying didn’t feel remotely satisfying.

Killing Floor 2 is the better option, being a remarkably slick co-op shooter with deep character customisation options. The PS4 version was a PS4 Pro showcase, and word has it that this belated Xbox One iteration will have Xbox One X enhancements.

Resident Evil Revelations meanwhile is a remake of a remake, just like Resident Evil HD before it. It was originally released on 3DS in 2012, making the jump to last-gen consoles in 2013. It doesn’t appear to have survived a third format switch, with review scores mostly being a mixture of 5s and 6s. “The game is enjoyable and features a undeniably spooky atmosphere, but at the end of the day, it’s a five-year-old 3DS game on its third life,” said Hardcore Gamer.

Obsidian’s role-player Pillars of Eternity: Complete Edition is going down a storm in comparison, gaining some impressively high review scores. “Pillars of Eternity is a wonderful role-playing game, expertly weaving deep, tactical combat and captivating writing – a combination that will appeal to unabashedly old school gamers, but will also yield abundant rewards for players new to the genre,” beamed Push Square, before handing out 9/10.

Other new releases hitting both PS4 and Xbox One include the oddball tower defence/Super Monkey Ball mash-up Rock of Ages 2: Bigger & Boulder (trial available on Xbox One), Climax’s sun-drenched Surf World Series, musical role-player The Metronomicon: Slay the Dance Floor, sci-fi top down shooter/tower defence hybrid X-Morph: Defense, and the futuristic racer Redout Lightspeed Edition.

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May 28
By Matt Gander In UK Charts No Comments

Capcom have bagged their second #1 of 2013 – Resident Evil: Revelations. The first was the Devil May Cry reboot, back in January.

Curiously though the HD conversion is classed as a re-entry in the UK top 40 due to sharing the name of the 3DS original.

It also claims the top spot in the PlayStation 3 and Wii U charts, but not in the Xbox 360 chart. There it lurks at #4, with Metro: Last Light still on top.

Back in the top 40, Donkey Kong Country Returns swings in at #5. The only other new entry is the apparently terrible Fast & Furious: Showdown at #14.

It’s interesting to note that no less than three games have left the top 10 this week. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Infinity falls from #4 to #13, The Walking Dead (the good one) stumbles from #7 to #17 and to much surprise Call of Duty: Black Ops II has gone from #5 to #19.

May 23
By Matt Gander In This Week's Games No Comments

It’s a little odd to see Donkey Kong Country Returns making the leap from Wii to 3DS. Nintendo tailors their games to the hardware, making the most of the host system’s features and strengths.

Perhaps though the beauty of Donkey Kong Country Returns was that it didn’t require an awful lot of Wii Remote waggling. As such, the conversion to 3DS has worked out smoothly. Eurogamer reports that the textures aren’t quite as nice, but the frame-rate never falters. They gave it an 8, claiming it to be not a bad way to blow a weekend.


The Wii U sees a couple of belated conversions for itself this week too – LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and Sniper Elite V2. Both of these are less-than-full-price, and quite rightly so. LEGO Batman 2 wasn’t even the last major LEGO game – LEGO Lord of the Rings came after it.

As for Nintendo downloads, there’s Kirby Super Star and Kirby’s Dream Course on Wii U VC, plus Swords & Soldiers 3D, Air Battle Hockey 3D and Groove Heaven on 3DS eShop. If Swords & Soldiers rings a bell, that’ll be because it was released on WiiWare a couple of years ago. Nintendo Life wasn’t impressed with this 3DS version however, calling it a step backwards.

The Wii U also gets Resident Evil Revelations and Fast & Furious Showdown, although these two are out on other formats.

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