Resident Evil Revelations 2 Episode 4: Metamorphosis Review
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is about to reach it’s climax.
With the 3rd episode without a doubt the best so far, let’s take a look to see how it all ends.
After the events of Episode 3, Claire & Moira have finally reached the top of the tower and soon enough are on their way back down again, fast…
This means the first section of Episode 4 is mostly against the clock, and unfortunately it ranks as the quickest and most disappointing section of the game so far, with little over 10 minutes of action aside the 5 minutes of cut-scenes.
Let’s move quickly on to Barry and Natalia, and it’s a different story altogether, there’s far more puzzle elements, with poisonous gas making one against-the-clock puzzle more challenging and entertaining than the whole of the section for Claire & Moira.
This section section is easily on par with Episode 3, and like the first episode outshines playing as Claire & Moira.
There’s no major new enemies to mention, but a few old favourites make their return, and the invisible buggers that have tormented you so far, even make a brief appearance in what has to be Claire & Moira’s most memorable 10 seconds.
Thankfully the let-down of part one is quickly forgotten, and the conclusion of Barry & Natalia’s story is worth the price of admission alone.
Graphically nothing has changed but some of the new areas are interesting to say the least, especially the nod to Resident Evil of old with the small Mansion setting.
Sound seems to have received a little more attention, with some eerie narration from the overseer as Natalia nears the end of her journey.
There’s also Raid mode, which on the surface looks untouched, but as you near the end you’ll find some of the new areas from Episode 4 as well as 4 new characters waiting for completion of the campaign and raid mode.
Longevity is something that might be best left alone, The first section took 15 minutes, with the second much longer at just over the hour mark.
If both had been oozing with the quality of Episode 3, then it might not have been such an issue.
However as far as conclusions go, I have to say Claire & Moira’s ending was pretty predictable, especially if you take into account the 6 month gap between the girls and Barry’s sections.
As the final half an hour unfolds, it becomes just as obvious how Barry & Natalia’s adventure will end, But it’s certainly a more interesting finale than Claire & Moira.
As with previous episodes, the price is less than £5 so it’s hard to say it’s not good value, and while the length of part 1 was a massive let down, I still have to highly recommend Episode 4 as the conclusion of the series.
If you wish to read our overview of the complete package (Episode 1-4) then stay tuned with Xbox One UK