Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 4: Metamorphosis Review – The End? (PS4)
So, it has come to this. Four weeks. Four episodes. One game. Tonight, the fates of our characters will be sealed. Or will they? Seeing as how the first three episodes of Resident Evil Revelations 2 have been pretty entertaining, it appears Capcom has a sure thing in the bag. But we mustn’t assume that they have an easy win here.
Claire and Moira’s scenario is incredibly short. As in, 20 minutes short. It’s a sudden, final conclusion, the entirety of which only has a scant few zombies and enemies to kill. In terms of conclusions, it’s also the least satisfying. Barry and Natalia’s scenario takes up the bulk of the episode, and features a few new puzzles to solve. There is also a frustrating near-final fight due to lack of ammo, but with enough strategy you can plough through it.
It’s in these final battles that any time you’ve spent in Raid mode pays off. Having upgraded your abilities, your shots do more damage than they would have otherwise, you can take more damage, and your sidestepping helps to stave off the enemy. It’s highly recommended to upgrade your characters as much as possible before attempting the final stage to ensure an easier victory. Once again, playing with another person is also recommended, because two sets of eyes are always better than one.
As usual, the graphics unimpress, and the AI is not nearly as helpful as a human co-op partner. There are some new locations seen here, including a mansion that invokes nostalgia to anyone familiar with the franchise. Unless you know about it ahead of time, you’re probably on track to experience a bad ending, as well. Revelations 2 features a “bad” ending as well as a “good” ending, and it all hinges on whether or not you switched characters during a boss fight in episode 3.
The Scares Don’t Bite
Throughout the entirety of this final official chapter, you’ll hardly be scared. This is one of the bigger complaints most people will have with Revelations 2. There’s no real jump scares, and while the ambiance certainly feels like a Resident Evil game, the enemies are not particularly terrifying, nor do they get the jump on you very often. You’re mostly picking them off as you conserve ammo before encountering a tougher enemy or boss.
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.
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