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Uncanny Valley review: Cycle of repetition
2 weeks ago

Uncanny Valley review: Cycle of repetition

Uncanny Valley delivers a really interesting proposition: a relatively short survival adventure game that features more potential endings than most games, and wants you to see them all to get …
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Vaccine review: I'd rather be sick
2 weeks ago

Vaccine review: I'd rather be sick

The words "Despite all your efforts, your friend got infected again" and "find a vaccine before the time runs out", have come across my screen so many times that I've …
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Hide & Seek horror Dead by Daylight coming to Xbox One
2 months ago

Hide & Seek horror Dead by Daylight coming to Xbox One

The latest cult Steam success story, Dead by Daylight is getting an Xbox One release later this year. The asymmetrical, 4v1 multiplayer horror game, sees one player taking on the …
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Claire: Extended Cut review: About A Girl
6 months ago

Claire: Extended Cut review: About A Girl

It’s starting to get to that time of year when you need to start planning for Halloween. Will you be dressing up and hitting the town or will you be …
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The Final Station review: Wrong side of the tracks
7 months ago

The Final Station review: Wrong side of the tracks

The Final Station is a post-apocalyptic survival game with a unique concept: players drive and maintain their own train throughout the wastelands, picking up other survivors along the way to …
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Among the Sleep review: Nap time
9 months ago

Among the Sleep review: Nap time

Among the Sleep is among a growing number of what many gamers refer to as "walking simulators" that feature among the Xbox One back catalogue, but what makes Among the …
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Resident Evil 0 review: Another great mansion
1 year ago

Resident Evil 0 review: Another great mansion

The Resident Evil series has seen many iterations over the past twenty years. Some of the earlier titles were released on consoles that are obsolete that many of us don't have …
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Resident Evil Revelations 2 review (Xbox One)
2 years ago

Resident Evil Revelations 2 review (Xbox One)

Resident Evil Revelations 2 was developed and published on Xbox One and Xbox 360 by Capcom Entertainment Inc. The last episode was released on March 17, 2015 and the complete season is available for $24.99 on Xbox One. XBLA Fans' Michael Cheng purchased a copy out of pocket for review purposes.

Resident Evil Revelations 2

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We've finally reached the end of the crossroads, and it's been a long journey. You can find reviews of individual episodes at the Resident Evil Revelations 2 hub, which gives finer details on each leg of the campaign. If I were to score to just the campaign, it would be "Try It." The campaign is somewhat short but fair at its current price tag, and it has a bunch of interesting concepts filled with exciting highs and lows — and a few other concepts that just didn't work very well. It is not, however, the only gameplay option available.

Resident Evil Revelations 2's Raid mode is an arcade-like experience featuring players hunting down hordes of enemies in an arena-like setting while trying to survive and ultimately reach a goal. Players level up from killing enemies, which allows drops of higher level weapons and weapon parts and gives skill points to upgrade perks that increase character durability. It's similar to a role-playing game in which you play to see your character grow stronger, tackle harder levels, progress forward and hopefully beat the toughest challenges. Raid mode is addicting to play through and features 15 playable characters (two are DLC characters and one is unlockable from an extra episode) and six different weapon types with multiple weapons in each category. I've put over 200+ hours into it, which is much more time than I spent on the campaign. Raid is not without its faults, however, as you'll find out below.

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Resident Evil Revelations 2 Extra Episode 1: The Struggle review (Xbox One)
2 years ago

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Extra Episode 1: The Struggle review (Xbox One)

Resident Evil Revelations 2: The Struggle was developed and published on Xbox One and Xbox 360 by Capcom Entertainment Inc. It was released on March 17, 2015 for $4.99. XBLA Fans’ Michael Cheng purchased a copy out of pocket for review purposes.

RER2: The Struggle

The Struggle is a side story that bridges the gap between the end of Claire's campaign and the end of Barry's campaign and features Moira Burton and a character who was introduced in Episode 3 . As such, for continuity purposes, this episode should not be played until after finishing the main game.

The goal of the extra episodes seems to be to provide an alternative gameplay experience to the original campaign, and The Struggle does not shy away from that. About two minutes into playing The Struggle, I was already dubbing it "Moira Gear Solid 3," as it contains small animal hunting for rations as well as stealth sections. After a hunting segment, multiple battles take place that function remarkably similar to Revelations 2's Raid mode only with the frailty of using a campaign character.

Is this extra episode worth playing?

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