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Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 2: Contemplation

After an excellent start last week with episode one, Resident Evil Revelations 2 is back again with new locations, enemies, raid characters and experiences, with episode two: Contemplation. And wonderfully it maintains the high standard of its first outing, upping the ante effectively to immerse you further in the story of the mysterious island Claire Redfield, Moira Burton and the rest of the Terra Save abductees are stranded on.

Contemplation wastes no time kicking off its adventure. There’s no walking from where the last episode left off, instead, after a recap and a new cut scene to introduce the current situation, the narrative receives an injection of urgency as Claire and Moira are immediately thrown into exploring a new location and fighting off the enemy hordes.

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Three new characters are immediately introduced that add weight and stakes to the narrative, with all three being Terra Save colleges also captured like Claire and Moira. The increased cast adds a different feel and tempo to the proceedings, meanwhile the new locations are different enough from the prison of episode one to feel like you’ve made progress and have something new to see and discover.

The action is more intense this time around and with items carrying over from episode one, you’ll be more ravenously scavenging for herbs and ammo to help aid you against the aggressive enemies you quickly find yourself engaging. It’s brilliantly intense and desperate, and while death may be more frequent as a result, smart checkpoints and fast loading makes restarting feel like less of a punishment. Two new weapons – a new shotgun and SMG – Can also be found. However, two new enemies – boss-esque encounters – can frustrate, especially with the Resident Evil trait of another character potentially coming to the rescue, posing a question as to whether or not you should be expending all your hard-earned ammo.

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Barry and Natalia’s chapter is equally desperate as you scrounge for ammo and continue to follow in Claire and Moira’s footsteps looking for answers. A new sniper rifle can be found and put to use, additionally a new invisible group of enemies make an appearance – so to speak – which Natalia can see but Barry cannot. It makes for some interesting encounters, as a haze compromising Barry’s vision denotes the enemy’s presence and Natalia’s pointing and aiming advice are all you have to go on in felling this new foe. It’s clever and intense without being overplayed.

Resident Evil Revelations 2 – Episode two: Contemplation is a smart second outing for Capcom’s survival horror. The story maintains a brisk pace and continues to intrigue, meanwhile the new weapons, characters and enemies all help to make the experience feel fresh yet consistent with the overall tone established in episode one.  Most surprisingly is how well the script and voice acting is holding up, feeling far less cheesy and with much better localisation than many titles from the series’ past. Moreover, this episodic release schedule seems to be working in the title’s favour, preventing boredom from creeping in and keeping the experience fresher for longer.

Thanks to Capcom for supplying TiX with a download code

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Xbox 360 News – The Wolf Among Us Episode 2 Out First Week of February

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It has been quite a gap of time since the first episode was released to much acclaim end of 2013, but Telltale’s ‘The Wolf Among Us’ is finally gearing up to release Episode 2, as confirmed tonight as being the first week of February.

Posted on the Telltale games forums, confirmation and an almost explanation for the delay in Episode 2’s release has been posted. Whilst the final date has yet to be established for XBLA, the first week of February is a lock. The Post goes on to explain:

“Ep 2 should be available the first week of February. We are working hard with all of our partners (Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, Apple) to coordinate everything, but we’re confident enough to announce that here. The episode is looking really good (as is the rest of the season!). We are very concerned about the long delay for this episode, but this is one of those occasions where several things conspired against us (not to mention the additional delays due to the holidays). I won’t dive into the details, but it’s been an unusual and specific set of circumstances and we do not anticipate it happening again as we go forward with the rest of the season.

So there you have it. First week of February! “