Kelly talks about The Simmers Meet-up

The Simmer’s Meetup returned on the 1st October for it’s third annual event. The Simmers Meetup is an annual event for players of the popular game, The Sims, to meet and interact with other players from around the UK and in some cases from around the world. This year the event was held in Eventcity in Manchester and there were 500 tickets to be purchased … Continue reading Kelly talks about The Simmers Meet-up

Resident Evil: Revelation or Resignation?

As a bit of a Resi nut, I’d like to clear something up before I get going with this article. The last few Resident Evil games have SUCKED! 5 in particular was, in my opinion, absolutely shocking, and is a perfect example of what can happen when a developer tries to turn a hugely popular, but not necessarily brilliant selling, series into a mainstream property. Most fans of the series would agree that the first four games are, far and away, the high watermark for survival horror, or in the case of Leon Kennedy’s European adventure in 4, brilliantly paced and written action horror.

So, with those complaints ringing in their ears, Capcom released Resident Evil: Revelations. And, to be fair, it wasn’t terrible. There were still quite a few issues, and it was never going to be a huge seller following the minor disappointment that was Resident Evil 6, but while it never seemed to be a particularly horror- based game, it was a decent effort at doing something slightly different with the series.

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is the newest release in the long running horror series
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is the newest release in the long running horror series

Following on from that, comes Revelations 2. At first glance, I’m the first to admit that I was a little bit apprehensive. When Capcom announced the release structure, my first thought was that they were just milking the cash cow for all it was worth. However, it’s really well done. The idea is that they’ll release it digitally first, over online marketplaces like Steam, or the Xbox/Playstation equivalents, as individual episodes, with each episode ending on some kind of cliffhanger, before finally ending on Episode 4. The episodes are released weekly, and they cost about £4 a piece, and based on the first 2, look to be of a decent length. Once the series of episodes has finished, they’ll release the Complete Collection including some additional content, which will set you back about £30. On top of that, they’ll be releasing a disc version, with even more content, for the same price.

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