Wednesday, December 12

Resident Evil Revelations 2 Little Miss DLC Review

I played on: PS4
I paid: £12.99 (DLC included in boxset)
Available on: PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Notes: N/A

The final piece of DLC for Revelations 2 focuses on Natalia and her search for the teddy bear she carries around with her in the main game.

We start with Natalia waking up in the tower after having a dream about her teddy bear, Lottie. As she wakes up she is greeted by herself but in a darker outfit. This dark Natalia can see the monsters in the same way that Natalia can when she’s with Barry. The monsters will also not react to Dark Natalia which means you can scout out areas with her in safety. As always though there are a few drawbacks. Dark Natalia cannot pick up any objects or open doors. This leaves the two girls needing to work together in order to find Lottie. I won’t give away the ending or when this DLC is set in relation to both the main game and The Struggle DLC. Saying that I was able to guess within the first 5 minutes what the ‘twist’ was and when it was set. I was hoping that the game had something up its sleeve and all the obvious clues were just misdirection but they weren’t. As it is we learn nothing new about the characters or the story in the base game. If the plot is disappointing then that only leaves the gameplay.

Seeing as Natalia lacks the age and experience to fight the monsters that roam the island you will be forced to hide and sneak past them. That’s right, the entire DLC is a forced stealth section using a game engine designed for combat. If you’re spotted there is no chance to run away and hide instead it’s an instant game over. I don’t think I need to say how annoying this is. It’s not even that I dislike stealth because I don’t. Games that do it well like Dishonoured, Metal Gear Solid and even Resident Evil 7 are amazing. However, here it’s just watching enemies until you’ve learnt their patterns, moving a few steps, hiding behind something while they pass by and then moving a bit more. It’s slow, annoying and far too easy.

Little Miss adds nothing to the story, the characters and then strips the gameplay away into an easy boring slog. The only saving grace is that it’s mercifully short, only taking me about an hour to finish. Despite this, I can’t see myself recommending this to anyone even fans of the main game because it has nothing to offer them.

Recommendation Rating: 1 out of 10.

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