Resident Evil: Revelations 2 is not so great on Vita, stick to the console version

Framerate issues

Despite the polarized reception, I loved Resident Evil: Revelations 2. It might have something to do with the fact that I beat the entire core game, as well as every Raid Mode level with a co-op partner, but I had a blast even when I was going at it solo. At this point you don’t need to buy it piecemeal, and can net all of the DLC, including the two extra episodes, the Raid Mode map pack, and the extra costumes and characters.

Despite the fact that it also comes with everything for $30, the Vita version, however, is plagued with issues. For starters, the load times are abnormally long. The colors are also washed out, and most importantly, the framerate issues (which aren’t present in the original versions) are jarring, especially in the particularly tense Raid Mode, where every second counts.

If you’re insistent on picking up this version the controls actually work great, with the same exact setup as the previous editions — you just need to tap on the screen to duck. However, with no Cross-Save or Cross-Buy proposition, $30 is a tall order for a release that’s inferior in every way, and isn’t even available physically. Stick with the console version instead.

Chris Carter
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