Amazing Story & Gameplay, but..
Resident Evil Revelations 2 is an amazing episodic survival-horror game with great game play, but challenging and a bit on the violent side. The story is told from a split perspective, one of these follows two women who are part of an anti-bio warfare, as they get abducted by strange people and brought to a very Alcatraz style prison on an unknown island. The second perspective follows one of the girl's father, looking for his daughter, and a young girl that the father encounters on the island. First off, many in-game references will be missed if you aren't familiar with previous titles in the franchise. Such as jokes referring to events in previous titles, and returning characters and references to other important characters in the series. This will ruin some of the comedy that helps remove some of the tension the player will have while playing, so keep that in mind if this is your first RE title. Other issues people might encounter is yes, the scare factor. Now, its sense of terror is derived in a similar way Alien Isolation does it. If makes you feel helpless, sure you have weapons, but it makes you question if there ever is a 'safe' spot in the game. Because of that, it might scare some people, and it is a very depressing game. Certain events in the story help build on the feeling of 'all hope is lost' that the game sets up shortly after the initial cut scene. With many violent sections in the standard game play, certain scenes also have a high level in violence. In one scene (trying to stay as spoiler free as possible), a man stabs his arm repeatedly to cut it off to prevent from turning into one of the zombie-like creatures you encounter all throughout the game. The story is very well done, but some of the violence might disturb some younger children playing the game. (There is a side mode with much less violence, but isn't nearly as well-done as the story mode, very simple arcade style fun featuring characters from the story.)
This title contains:
Violence & scariness