The first episode for Resident Evil Revelations 2 has been released for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4 and PC. There already walkthrough guides up and available for the game to give you a look at Capcom’s latest horror-survival title from start to finish.
I still can’t get over the cringe-inducing opening sequence. It’s a heck of a lot better than the original Resident Evil titles and the C-movie level dialogue, but boy oh boy do they know how to lay the cringe on thick.
The first walkthrough that you can check out is a Let’s Play from Nukem Dukem. He has one straight-through video from start to finish that clocks in at two hours and 17 minutes. He spends the first few minutes talking about a harrowing car crash he recently suffered earlier in the day before filming the video. Kind of shocking, to say the least. But he’s a gamer and he had to tough through the accident so he could get back to playing games and having fun. Remember, gamers don’t die… they respawn.
For those of you wondering, Nukem Dukem does take time to explore the environments. The two hour walkthrough is not a speed-run. He gives you look at the workbench for upgrading equipment, which is very similar to The Last of Us or The Evil Within’s upgrade system.
You have to admit that the developers put a lot of time into the latest in skinny-jean rendering technology, ensuring that Claire looks both capably fashionable and like a sexy female Bogart.
There are some genuine jump-scares in the game… like the one at the 15 minute mark… I’m not going to say what happens, but you won’t see it coming. There’s another pretty terrifying moment at the 20 minute mark. Again, no spoilers.
If you’re looking for a walkthrough without commentary, there’s another complete walkthrough from The Othersiders360. It’s a short six part playlist that you can check out below. The part with Barry and Natalia doesn’t get underway until 12 minutes into part 3. It’ll remind you a lot of The Last of Us… kind of.
A fairly common tactic to keep in mind is that the A.I., playing Moira or Natalia can get left behind if you try to run away too quickly. So this sometimes mean you either have to slow down and wait for the CPU to catch up or switch characters and move them up with Claire or Barry.
Now, something that Nukem didn’t do that you should do is: when you shoot an enemy in the face you can save a few bullets by running up to them and pressing your melee button while the enemy is still playing their stunned animation.
Alternatively, if you use the knife attack to swipe across the enemy’s eyes you can then stun enemies and finish them with an execution attack while stunned, just like Resident Evil 4, 5 and 6.
While Moira doesn’t use firearms, you can still use Claire to stun enemies and Moira to finish them. This tactic works a lot better in two-player co-op, which you can play either online or via local split-screen.
Additionally, you’ll need Moira or Natalia to spot some of the necessary hidden items scattered throughout the levels. Moira’s flashlight or Natalia’s special-creepy-little-girl ability is what’s required to highlight the flashing items stashed away in some areas.
For unlocking boxes, the trick is to find the vibration by moving the small glowing circle within the sphere toward the “unlock” point. Use the two triggers to refine the glowing circle until you find the hidden circle that actually unlocks the box. The hidden circle will require you to move the glowing circle around quite a bit until it’s appropriately refined, with the glowing circle turning yellow the closer you get. If it sounds kind of confusing that’s because it is and it’s kind of stupid.
Resident Evil Revelations 2: Episode 1 is available right now for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PC. At $24.99, having just above two hours of gameplay isn’t too bad. You can add an extra hour onto that experience with the higher difficulty settings.