I thought I’d start doing micro-reviews of some games I’ve played recently…whether I’d recommend them or not probably. Score them. Just short reviews basically. Let’s begin.
Resident Evil: Revelations
We got so close to what it felt like when wandering the mansion in Resident Evil or more justly, in the REmake. This has been the closest we’ve ever gotten to what Resident Evil is all about: horror. The first few ‘episodes’ of Revelations were quite good in capturing the horror essence that the series has stapled itself to be. Dreary and dark those cabin halls were. It evoked a feeling of dread in me, not since the opening chapter of Leon’s story in RE6, which remains the most chilling part of the whole game if I were to even choose such a thing. But then after that it fell to the same motions of nearly all RE games; the villain being someone too obvious and yet they try to hide it, secret laboratory, sparse character development. But nonetheless, the game still remained solid. I liked it but not to the point of ecstasy. No where near that.
Long before I got a PS3 which was only a little more than a year ago, I had always wanted to play Infamous. But to be honest, I was disappointed in the game. Everything seemed less than great in terms of quality, though decent enough. The story was routine, the characters drab, the setting a bit generic at times. The parts I did enjoy most were the ventures underneath the city in efforts to return power to certain areas of the city. The platforming along with the combat was quite well done. Everything just felt sub par. After finishing it, I felt very little in terms of having my time put into the game well-savored. Nothing special except for the lightning mechanics and even that felt average.
Devil May Cry 4
Oh boy, what fun I’ve been missing out on over the years. Many a time I’ve considered purchasing this or one of the other entries in the series, but being myself, I’m not much of a hack-and-slash fan. Recently I bought all of the DMC games minus the more recent title (DMC). Of the knowledge I knew of the series I knew it wouldn’t matter too much which order I played them in since apparently the chronology of the series is thus: 3, 1, 4, 2. I had played the first DMC years ago but hadn’t remembered much but the small fact that I didn’t get very far. I knew of Dante and how much of a clever smartass he could be. But I was first formally introduced to Nero, who turned out to be a character I very much enjoyed. The game was great up until the point where you play as Dante and basically go the same path as you did as Nero, but in reverse. I found it tedious and a but lazy and lacked creativity. The bosses were great, especially, I forget his name, Berial I think. But again, you fought them again as you were essentially backtracking for the last half of the game as Dante. I very much enjoyed it nonetheless. The sword and gun play is very smooth and controls rather wonderfully. Think I’ll play DMC2 next, though I hear it is the worst of the series, but solely on the purpose that chronologically it takes place after 4. Then probably the original, followed by 3, which has been touted as the best of the series. Might as well end at the beginning.
But before any of that, I intend to play Metro: Last Light next. That of which I am very excited for.