Written by Cole Burton Wednesday, 25 January 2012 06:00
I must admit, when I purchased my Nintendo 3DS I waited for a great deal to come by before jumping on the 3D gaming train. My primary motivators behind this purchase were titles like Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3DS, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell 3D, and the Resident Evil titles. I did not want to miss out on any great entries in some of the most hardcore game franchises. This Resident Evil: Revelations demo has proved to me I made no mistake.
The Revelations demo starts off strong with Jill Valentine all alone in a strange room. Confused? Judging by her dialogue, so is Jill. You must find a way out of this room, but it doesn’t hurt to familiarize yourself with the 3D and gameplay first. After finding a screwdriver to remove a door panel and exit the room, you will find out you’re not alone after all. I knew that closet was suspicious...
Well, you’re probably not here for a walkthrough of the demo so we’ll move on. You get a new handy dandy gadget in your arsenal for Revelations. This gadget allows you to scan the environment for items and equipment. This makes it hard to miss ammo, weapons, and herbs if used properly. If Revelations were played like Resident Evil 4 and 5, this may not be too useful. However, if you ask me, Revelations is going old school with RE 1-3 survival horror style. Meaning, you will have to watch your ammo count, and know when to run rather than fight.
My only wish about this demo would be for me to use the Circle Pad Pro with it. I would love to test this game out with the peripheral, but I guess I’ll just have to wait. I really appreciated the sound, it is one of the few handheld games you really should get a nice pair of headphones to use with. Not to mention that the cutscene at the end looked great. Come February 7, this may just be the best game the 3DS has to offer at the time. And, this title may just be the push some gamers need to buy a Nintendo 3DS.