Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 3: Judgment
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There's a lot of momentum in Resident Evil: Revelations 2; fingers crossed it can keep it up to cross the finish line.
The third episode of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 takes the partner system and the story to great places.
Judgment at this point is the best of the episodic series, and though there are several unanswered questions at the end of the episode, it feels like the disjointed condition of the two stories are about to come together in some bizarre, just-go-with-it fashion that Resident Evil fans are used to at this point.
If you were on the fence for Resident Evil: Revelations 2, you may as well wait a week and pick up the disc version. Stay tuned next week to find out how the final episode is and what my thoughts are on the complete package.
Judgment continues the strong work that the first two episodes started, though it meanders a touch too much, and the increased number of puzzles tend more to hinder rather than genuinely challenge. The character progression of Barry and Natalia is excellent, and it's their sections that stand out the most. The conclusion of their story is what every player will be hankering for when the credits roll, and they don't have long to wait.
The longest episode yet, this picks up the ball and runs with it, and looks to be building to a tremendous finale.
Enjoyable enough, but overall it adds little to Revelations 2.
At this point, the whole game is in desperate need of something big.
A pastiche of ideas from Resident Evil's past, Episode Three: Judgment represents the best of Capcom's surprisingly enjoyable episodic series so far. Its ambition is modest, but the execution is good, with ridiculous plot beats, larger than life boss fights, and solid puzzles. Only the dismal environments let this instalment down, which are more lifeless than the corpses that you'll be pumping full of lead.
Episode 3: Judgment is a great addition to the Revelations 2 saga that showcases partner work to its finest degree yet.