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Xbox One Game Review

Resident Evil
Revelations 2
Part 4 - Metamorphosis


Format: Xbox One
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
RRP: £4.99
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Age Restrictions: 18+
Release Date: 18 March 2015

Starring veteran zombie slayers Claire Redfield and Barry Burton alongside newcomers to the Resident Evil series, Moira and Natalia, it’s a fight for survival on a remote island teeming with terrifying mutations. Claire and Moira make for the tower's top floor and a final confrontation with the Overseer. Will they survive and escape the island? Meanwhile, having learned of his daughter's fate, Barry prepares for the final confrontation, to keep Natalia from harm and have his revenge. Two timelines collide in this nail-biting final chapter...

Review imageResident Evil: Revelations 2: Part 4 - Metamorphosis is the fourth and final episode in this four-part Resident Evil game from Capcom. However, there are two more episodes but I'm not sure whether they are extra or are only available to those who have purchased the box set / season pass. I'm guessing they can also be purchase separately (or are included with part four for free, as they continue the story of two of the characters a little more.

I had a bit of a problem with the end of Claire's story. Without spoiling too much she meets up with Barry... now, I'm assuming that Barry's story is still set six months after Claire and Moira, so how is it that at the end of Claire's story she meets up with Barry, and for Barry to then travel to the island? This makes no sense at all. Does he go there without having spoken to Claire? Wouldn't the wise move have been to wait for Claire to come around so that he could talk to her? Or take a satellite phone so that Claire could contact him and tell him what has happened to his daughter?

Review imageAs with the previous games in the series, it is split into two halves. This fourth installment is a little different in that Claire and Moira must exit the tower in a given time limit and in Barry's story he must make his way to the depths of the tower to confront The Overseer. Barry's story ends with a rather predictable, but entertaining boss battle.

For fans of the original Playstation Resident Evil game there's a nice homage here which is sure to make you smile.

You'll need to have already bought Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 in order to play Part 4 and you can either buy all four episodes as they are released (one a week) or buy the box set with all episodes and some extras. Each episode is fairly straight forward, although you can change the difficulty settings if you want more of a challenge. I split this over two nights, but I could have easily completed it in a single sitting. I spent most of my time marveling at the environment and trying to wring every bit of creepiness out of it as possible.

Review imageAnd, when you've finished the game you might think there's not much replayability in it. And technically that's true (other than finding the hidden items that you must shoot, or trying to beat your friends scores), so Capcom have very kindly added a Raid mode which sees you tackling wave after wave of beasties as you walk through an environment collecting extras as you go. As previously mentioned, there are also two more stories to play through (which expanded on the characters a little more).

What else can you get for £5 these days? This is like a gift from Capcom to the fans.


Darren Rea

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