Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis
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Episode 4: Metamorphosis has a lot resting on its rotting shoulders and, for the most part, it does an adequate job tying up all the loose ends. The real revelation comes about unexpectedly, in the form of either a good or bad ending. And while we did feel a bit cheated getting the bad ending the first time through, it's hard to fault the rest of the episode for it. If you managed to do everything right, then this finale wraps things up really quite nicely.
All of this and then there's the extensive Raid mode for those interested in it. This offers hundreds upon hundreds of additional challenges, weapons, and characters which could have you playing Resident Evil Revelations 2 for months. One for the high-score chasers, Raid mode is the perfect distillation of the action qualities the series has had going for it in recent years.
So don't let this weak conclusion turn you off. If you already got to Episode 3, you might as well pick up this episode just to play through the ending and unlock all of Raid mode. Just be aware that Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 4 is probably the weakest episode the game has to offer.
Capcom seems to have honed in on the fact that Resident Evil is, despite its previous posturing of drama, silly. It's embraced its B-movie nature and ends up being a lot more entertaining because of it.
With call outs to previous bad voice acting, great gameplay, character swapping, surprisingly good writing, and a whole zombie load of feels – Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lives up to the Revelations standards.
Despite the lopsided breakup between the two campaigns, the conclusion of Revelations 2 will leave players satisfied with the hope of more bite-sized spin-offs in the series' future.
The shorter length and arbitrary conditions of the final episode may not be as well thought-out as previous episodes, but as a combined whole it is a solid finish to a spin-off that successfully restored a lot of lost faith with the Resident Evil brand.
A disappointing conclusion to an otherwise great game. There are some redeeming factors in episode 4 at least. Good gameplay and epic environments make up for the lacklustre story.
And in case you were wondering, yes, you do get to fire a rocket launcher at the final boss. After all, it's not a Resident Evil game without that timeless weapon.
At this point, if you're not interested in Revelations 2, the finale will do little to change your mind. However, if you have enjoyed Revelations 2 up until now, then pick this up to finish off the story. Considering there are three difficulty levels for each episode alongside Raid mode, there is plenty of incentive to play the game all over again with what you've learned from previous playthroughs. Ultimately, with four episodes combined with two extra episodes, the season pass provides the best value for your money. Get ready to face Alex Wesker for what may or may not be your last time.