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Resident Evil is back! Revelations takes a bite into the old school formula, while splattering elements of the newer titles. This is no bastard child of its atmospheric origins and action-oriented sequels. It’s an almost perfect offspring of the two. Resident Evil Revelations brings back the jumps, eeriness, and survival aspects, while keeping the gunplay and killing spree of the newer games. One minute, you are on edge, wondering what will pop out next. Then, you’re battling off dozens of surrounding enemies. The pacing is bloody good. Nothing ever feels old. A big shot goes out to the boss battles. Some of them put the ones in current console games to shame. The same goes with the length of the campaign. My playthrough clocked in at 12 hours. That’s a surprising amount of content to sink your teeth into, for this type of genre. There’s also a raid mode, which will keep you coming back for even more bloodshed. My main gripes are the story, which is downright silly. The dialog is also extremely weak, to the point of being unintentionally funny. Though, that has always been a Resident Evil trademark, so it was to be expected. There are a few areas that felt pretty cheap or were not that much fun to play. However, the bulk of the experience was an atmospheric roller coaster ride, brought to life with stunning 3D visuals and ominous sound design.