Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2: Contemplation
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Revelations 2 is getting tougher, and that's a very good thing.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 - Episode 2 offers a few great action sequences, but it's still plagued by mundane puzzles and forced reliance on your partner.
If you enjoyed the first episode, it's safe to say you'll get your money's worth in the second. So long as you can deal with some backtracking, Resident Evil: Revelations 2: Episode 2 has enough action to keep you interested throughout, in addition to a few unique concepts. But really, it's Raid Mode that keeps me coming back for more on a daily basis. The episodic presentation is odd, but at this part it's starting to feel like a complete game.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is really trying its damnedest to wipe away the memories of some of the less pleasurable Resident Evil games we've had to slog through in recent years.
Contemplation builds on the successful first episode of Capcom's latest foray into new distribution models, and piles on the difficulty, atmosphere and ever-thickening plot with satisfying results. Fans of the series will appreciate the plot twists, whilst newcomers can get stuck into a well-grounded Resident Evil game that is so far living up to its heritage.
Revelations 2 continues at a rate of knots, upping the action in favour or slowing the actual story exposition a little.
Interesting co-op play and a decent cliffhanger sees Revelations 2 really get going.
At any rate, I dread to think how short Episode 3's review is going to be, because it's a damn effort to drum up much to say about even this one.
Capcom already laid out its stall with the previous instalment, so Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode Two: Contemplation can no longer be considered a pleasant surprise. This is another enjoyable romp, though, which sprinkles just enough new ideas into the experience to make it stand on its own. Most importantly, the action is much tenser this time around, and while it's still largely ridiculous, it will have you squirming at points.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 strengthens itself with a solid second episode packed with compelling gameplay and some decent story developments.