Resident Evil: Revelations 2 | Twitch Gameplay Thursday | Xbox One
In NEW Gameplay Thursday, IGL Podcast hosts AJ and Justin have their nightmares come to life when they play Resident Evil: Revelations 2 for the Xbox One.
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About the Game:
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is set between the events of Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6. Claire Redfield is the main protagonist and Barry Burton’s daughter, Moira, plays a supporting role. In December 2014, a new trailer revealed Barry as another playable protagonist and he is joined by Natalia Korda, a little girl with supernatural abilities. The official cinematic trailer was released in December 2014.
Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is a survival horror game which supports cooperative gameplay on console platforms. The game has stealth elements as only one of the players uses guns. The other is more vulnerable, preferring to use weapons such as crowbars and bricks, or be used to find hidden items with a flashlight or special senses.
Claire Redfield and Moira Burton, daughter of Barry Burton, work for a biohazard prevention agency Terra Save, and are kidnapped by masked assailants. Claire and Moira are taken to a facility on Zabytij Island, where the “Afflicted” are waiting. An unknown woman calling herself the “Overseer” watches via cameras and tells them the bracelets on their wrists record fear, as the pair try to find safety. Upon reaching a radio tower, they call for help. Once Barry reaches the island, he immediately meets Natalia, a strange little girl. Together, they head to the radio tower, encountering many dangerous situations along the way. Unfortunately, Barry arrives very late as the distress call was actually made 6 months ago. After having a severe headache, Natalia claims Moira is dead.
Claire and Moira meet up with their fellow Terra Save co-workers, discovering a broken helicopter they intend to fix and use in order to flee the island. However, they find themselves ambushed by a horde of Afflicted, separating Claire, Moira, and Pedro from Gabe and the helicopter; Pedro succumbs to fear and is transformed into a monster. Claire and Moira fight off the Afflicted until Neil arrives to help them escape. They decide to make their way to the Overseer’s Tower but are once again ambushed and Neil stays behind to fight off the monsters. Claire and Moira come across Natalia and she joins them. Gabe fixes the helicopter and attempts to escape, but the Overseer remotely crashes it, killing Gabe. As Claire and Moira are distracted by this, Natalia is kidnapped and taken to the Overseer.
Six months later, Natalia takes Barry to the Overseer’s Tower, the last place she saw Moira alive. Along the way, Barry learns Natalia is an orphan as her parents died in the Terragrigia incident, the shock having left her immune to fear. Inside the tower, they find a portrait depicting Albert Wesker and a woman; when Barry recognizes him by name, Natalia corrects him by stating the woman is named Wesker. They are then surprised by the Overseer, who incapacitates Barry and reveals herself to be Alex Wesker.
Claire and Moira follow a note that was left by Neil to meet them at a factory nearby. Getting there, they don’t find him and have to pass through a series of dangers, which they narrowly survive; after this, they decide to head to the Overseer’s tower through the sewers, and getting there, learn of his intentions to release Uroboros to justify the FBC. They then confront Neil who mutates, having been infected by Alex moments before; Claire and Moira are left with no choice but to kill him. Six months later, Barry and Natalia narrowly escape from mutated Alex and work their way from the sewer back to the surface. Upon arriving back on the surface they fight through the old mine. Afterwards Barry gets knocked off the path by Alex and separated from Natalia, while Alex tries to kill Natalia, Natalia does something that startles and strikes fear into Alex.
After Neil’s death, Claire and Moira make their way up to the Monument to confront Alex Wesker, and the duo learn of her intentions. She shoots herself in the head and forces Claire and Moira out of the Monument as a self-destruct sequence becomes active. Eventually, Moira sacrifices herself so Claire can escape who is rescued shortly after escaping the island while Alex mutates. She tells Barry to go to the island in the hopes of saving Moira. Six months later, Barry and Natalia make their way through several underground toxic mines before reaching Alex’s research facility, disguised as a mansion. They make their way through as Alex taunts Natalia via her bracelet. When the duo confront her she injects herself with Uroboros and mutates a second time to fight Barry and Natalia. After apparently killing her, Alex suddenly springs alive and incapacitates Barry. She grabs Natalia and once again attempts to kill her. At this point, the story proceeds to one of two endings.
In the bad ending, where Claire defeated Neil and thus Moira never overcame her fear of guns, she died from her injuries and Natalia is killed. With her mind gone, Alex’s consciousness fully awakens in her body and takes over it. Alex destroys her former, mutated body and reveals herself to Barry, leaving him alone onthe island.
In the good ending, where Moira defeats Neil and subsequently overcomes her fear of guns, Moira survived and arrives in time to save Natalia, distracting and temporarily repelling Alex with gunshots. Barry, Moira, and Natalia escape the area, but Alex, mutating even further, gives chase and ultimately corners them on the edge of a cliff. Claire arrives in a helicopter to rescue the trio, and their combined efforts take Alex down. As they leave the island, Barry expresses his intention to adopt and raise Natalia as his daughter.
In an epilogue, Claire is informed that her brother is in China, to which she responds “tell Piers to take care of him.” She heads towards Barry’s home, where Natalia, surrounded by newspapers reporting on the events of Resident Evil 6, finishes reading The Zürau Aphorisms by Franz Kafka and smiles ominously, revealing that Alex indeed succeeded, to some extent, in taking over her body.
In this extra episode, set just before Natalia meets Barry, Natalia wakes up in a dream like state, being greeted by Lottie, her favorite teddy bear. She goes on a search for Lottie after this. Joining her is ‘Dark Natalia’ who can sense the presence of monsters so that Natalia can sneak past them through a somewhat Silent Hill-esque atmosphere. They find various postcards sent by Lottie scattered around and eventually find him on a beach, but this was all a trick by Alex Wesker to lure Natalia there, as the other Natalia vanishes as well. At this point, Natalia snaps out of her dream and sees Barry’s boat approaching. This was really all of Alex’s plan to take her consciousness over Natalia’s.
During the six-month gap since Claire’s escape and Barry’s arrival to the island, Moira tries to survive on the island with the help of an old Russian man, named Evgeny Rebic, who Moira had met once before in the underground sections of the island. He saved her life after the fallen debris had separated Claire and Moira. Food is very scarce now and the pair overcome much danger. Sadly, once Evgeny learns of his daughter’s demise, he decides to stay behind alone himself and dies. Moira eventually meets up with her father, Natalia, and Claire. In the good ending, Moira would overcome her fear of guns and kill Neil, as well as save her father from a grotesquely mutated Alex Wesker.
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Director: Yasuhiro Anpo
Producer: Michiteru Okabe
Designer: Kazunori Kadoi
Writer: Dai Satō
Composer: Kohta Suzuki, Ichiro Komoto, Nima Fakhrara
Series: Resident Evil
Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Genre: Survival horror
Mode: Single-player, multiplayer