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Alison Young

A Mix Of Old And New ‘Evil’

Last week Capcom released Resident Evil Revelations, the title that takes you back to the events between Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5, revealing the truth about the T-Abyss virus. The action begins with series favorites Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield aboard the supposedly abandoned Queen Zenobia cruise ship, then moves to the mainland/devastated city of Terragrigia. With limited ammo and weapons at hand, the race is on to survive the terrors that unfold.

Since this game takes place between Resident Evils 4 and 5, it’s a nice mix of tense, creepy exploration and stop-and-shoot action that tells a tale of bioterrorism and genetic meddling aboard a ship you’re on. The pace alternates between slower segments of exploration and quick sequences where you’re fighting off waves of mutants. The mix of the two keeps the game moving along.

The biggest novelty of the game is probably the Genesis device, a hand-held scanner that allows you to gather data on enemy creatures in return for healing herbs and manually sweeping rooms for ammunition caches. The scarcity of ammo within the game makes this an invaluable tool in your gameplay. You can carry up to three weapons at a time (i.e., handguns, shotguns and machine guns), and they can be modified with powerful upgrades such as rocket launchers and zombie attracting decoy grenades. Never a dull moment.

This single-player campaign will take you approximately 10 hours to complete. Once you’re done with that, there is a tougher difficulty mode option to replay the game, but with all the gear you acquired your first time around. Overall, Revelations is a nice mix of the old and new Resident Evil action.

Resident Evil Revelations is rated M for Mature, retails for $49.99 and is available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Find it at your nearest GameStop, Walmart or Amazon.com.

Click Chick’s Mobile App of the Week: Buycott

A buycott is the opposite of a boycott. The Buycott app helps you to organize your everyday spending so that it reflects your principles. This app is perfect if you’re extremely cautious on what companies you’re buying from and what ingredients are put into products, and what causes they support or are against.

How it works: After downloading the app, you join the campaigns that boycott business practices that violate your principles (e.g., products made by big food companies or corporations that fought genetically modified organisms labeling). When you scan barcodes for items, Buycott will trace the product’s ownership back to its top parent company and cross-check this company against the campaigns you’ve joined before telling you if it found a conflict.

Buycott is easy to install. You sign up with your Facebook account or you can create a new account with your email address. It is not angled at any particular set of beliefs, but gives you the option to make choices about whom you give your money to regardless of where you stand on issues. You can choose from campaigns ranging from GMO labeling to anti-human trafficking to political themes.

Download Buycott for free for your iOS and Android device.

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