Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 4: Metamorphosis
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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.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 comes to a proper close with chapter 4; Metamorphosis. The great gameplay carries through to a satisfying ending and Raid Mode continues to be a blast.
Episode 4 ends the experience on a good note and having seen the conclusion; I would say that Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is another successful entry in this side series. It excels in replay value and overall fun value, and the unlockables and the Raid mode pushes the value over the edge.
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.
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.
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.
One finale is better than the other, but Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is still a triumph as a whole. Episode Four: Metamorphosis' lop-sided nature means that it's individually weaker than its immediate predecessor, but when you consider its importance to the story, you'd mad to miss out. Just make sure that you get the good ending, sit back, and soak up the silliness.
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.
Despite some of the flaws in the pacing of Metamorphosis, this remains a strong finish for the game as a whole. The episodic format suits Revelations 2, and may be prominent in future instalments. The conclusion of each of the characters journeys felt satisfying and shows that Resident Evil is still capable of telling a worthwhile story. Revelations 2 may just be the game which renews peoples faith in a series which has long been accused of becoming stagnant.
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is a solid episodic survival horror that will appease fans, but few others.