Before I get into this Now Playing, can I just say why the hell can't I just play a Resident Evil game anymore that has normal fu cking zombies? Honestly, does Capcom not like zombies anymore? I have to fight these weird bi-pedal sea creature things that jerk around like they have epilipsy. And what does that cause me to do? Miss like 33 percent of the time! I HATE wasting ammo in survival horror games, even though Revelations does a good job of keeping me supplied. If it weren't for the fact that I can use the gyroscope to help my aim, I probably wouldn't even be able to play this. Aiming with the circle pad just flatout sucks. In fact, aiming in Resident Evil games has sucked after Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition.
Anyway, I'm into Episode 3 and missed shots aside, I'm enjoying it. The story's bouncing around right now, starting off with Jill and her partner Parker on a luxury liner named Queen Zenobia. They're looking for Chris Redfield and Jessica Sherawat, whose last signs of transmission came from this ship. The game's given me three flashback segments so far; apparently there is one for each chapter. One was so action packed, I must have spent well over 300 rounds of submachine gun ammunition. What was I fighting? Wave after wave of hunters. You remember those guys, the frogmen with razor sharp claws that loved to decapitate you in the first game. Well, thankfully, they just stand there letting you shoot at them. Mixed feelings about that.
If you've played the demo, or even seen gameplay footage, you know the game's a beast. In my opinion, it's easily the best looking game on the 3DS. I'm playing it on the 3DS XL, though, so it's lost a tiny bit of detail thanks to the enlarged pixels. The 3D really helps give the game body, and there's an option to further enhance the 3D effect, but I remember I didn't like it that much when I played the demo. Also, there have been some pretty bad frame stutters, but they haven't been frequent enough to be a problem.
The one thing I really like about the game is the scanner. You get this scanner that lets you... uh... scan the environment looking for hidden items. It's a great way to find extra ammo pick ups and herbs. Also, you can use the scanner to find things like handprints and other evidence, and you can also scan the carcasses of mutants for data collection. Once you get to 100 percent, you're granted an herb. It does slow down the gameplay having to pull your scanner out every room you enter to look for stuff, but it's something that's very beneficial to you to do.
The game's only 20 bucks now, so if you got a 3DS and haven't gotten this game yet, now would be the time to do so.
It's one of the few 3DS exclusives worth picking up that's not a port or remake, I'll get it among my next purchases if I can because the demo impressed me a lot actually
There's a rumor that this game will be ported to home consoles. If that turns out to be true I'll almost certainly pick it up.