Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Resident Evil: Revelations - The last hope for Survival-Horror?

There is a new interview with Resident Evil: Revelations producer, Masachika Kawata, that is currently making the rounds on the web.

The story is making waves, mostly because Mr. Kawata says that the Survival-Horror market is just too small for the numbered Resident Evil games.

Masachika Kawata: "Especially for the North American market, I think the series needs to head in that [action-oriented] direction," Kawata said. "[Resident Evil's primary games] need to be an extension of the changes made in Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5".

However, what should also be taken into account in this interview, is that Mr. Kawata also mentioned Resident Evil: Revelations in the mix. Calling it part of the non-numbered branch that could still provide some of that old Survival-Horror experience in modern times.

Masachika Kawata: "So we have our numbered series, and we can say we have a more adventure-oriented version, like a Revelations-style game. And we also have Operation: Raccoon City, which is a third-person shooter. So I think that by extending the market in this sense, we can still have the numbered titles keep their identity about what Resident Evil is supposed to be, but still expand and hit other markets as well."

It's understandable that many Resident Evil fans feel disappointed by Kawata's comments in regards to the main, numbered series. Of it needing to cater to action-oriented audiences. However,  he gave us hope by mentioning that games of the type of Resident Evil: Revelations (and it's potential sequel) are an option for those of us that still desire some of that Survival-Horror fix in a Resident Evil setting.

Read more of the interview in the link below:


Resident Evil: Revelations - Another Positive Review

It's been more than a month since Resident Evil: Revelations was released worldwide, and after receiving rave reviews from both critics and gamers alike during it's launch window period, this game still continues to prove why it is your best bet when it comes to experiencing a brand new Resident Evil game.

Here's yet another positive review of the game. It comes by way of Metropolis Media. Hit the link below to read it in it's entirety:

Overall Biohazard Revelations is an amazing game. It’s a full length Biohazard game on a 3D handheld device. It’s designed to play perfectly for that medium. It’s also a great game to get you started in the series.

They scored Resident Evil: Revelations with a 8.5 out of 10.

Celebrate the original Resident Evil 1 with Revelations!

March 22 was the 16th anniversary of the original game, Resident Evil 1 for the Playstation 1. It's not quite old enough to vote (but surely old enough to drink, in some countries).

What a better way to celebrate than playing Resident Evil: Revelations. A game that includes the original team, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine in a brand new survival-horror adventure.

The above Tyrant cake was done by deviantART artist, vvLeyvv. Pretty neat, eh?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The latest Revelations art from deviantArt

Here's some nice art courtesy of those talented people over at deviantART:

This one here, is by Matt-Addison and he certainly captured the malicious nature of Jessica Sherawat. Including her outrageous wardrobe.

The one below is from ValentineXRedfield and it's a nice looking gmod. Click the image to see a bigger one at the source.
And here's a customized scuba diving Jill Valentine created by Nbernie72 (it's still a work in-progress project).

Great work!

‘Resident Evil: Revelations’ ABC News Game Review

‘Resident Evil: Revelations’ Game Review: “Resident Evil: Revelations” is noticeably slower-paced than the more recent shoot ‘em up sold for the big game consoles. It relies heavily on atmosphere to build up anticipation. With top-notch graphics, incredible sound design, and a dash of old school scary thrown into the mix, this is one entry in the survival-horror genre that will be hard to top"

^^^ That one was one of the most recent glowing reviews of the game published by the non-traditional gaming media.

Unlike Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the game Resident Evil: Revelations is getting a lot of love from both critics and gamers alike.

The Music of Resident Evil: Revelations

Here's a lil' video that includes some of the most representative music from Resident Evil: Revelations. IMO, the soundtrack of this game is right up there with the best of the series.

Catalog Number: CPCA-10254~5
Release Date: Feb 22, 2012
Publish Format: Commercial
Release Price: 3990 JPY
Media Format: 2 CD
Classification: Original Soundtrack
Published by: Suleputer
Composed by: Kota Suzuki, Ichiro Kohmoto, Takeshi Miura
Arranged by: Kazuki Kuriyama

Where you can buy the Japanese CD: