The newest RE:V expansions gives us a lot of new ways to play the game, either in the new and fun Shadows of Rose story expansion or the new and improved Mercenaries mode. Fans looking for more classic RE:V might find themselves a bit let down, but the new changes and additions work great for me.
Overall, Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion is an enjoyable excuse revisit to one of my Games of the Year entries from 2021 and I recommend checking it out. It’s not perfect but it does have me begging for more of this. I’m going to pitch it now in case Capcom sees this review: Resident Evil Revelations 3: RE Gaiden Remake – we need more Barry and Leon, introduce some of the elements from Shadows of Rose, and we are in business!
Shadows of Rose is a nice addition to the Resident Evil Village story, bringing new puzzles with new gameplay mechanics. However, it uses the same enviroment as the base game and its ending is disappointing. The Third Person Mode is interesting and should please those who avoided the title for being in first person. Finally, the new characters in The Mercenaries are valid additions, but needing to unlock them is unnecessary and because of this it is possible that many players will not even see them.
Shadows of Rose is a shorter, worse version of Resident Evil Village. It’s so committed to recreating a micro-version of Village and following it beat-for-beat that it even copies its major flaws. It concludes in the same location with the same info-dump of lore that quickly wraps up all the loose threads. It ends with the same boss fight (somehow even clunkier and more frustrating this time), and unbelievably, also ends with the exact same cutscene. The scene where Rose visits her father’s grave at the end of Village isn’t the start of Shadows of Rose - it’s the end of it. There’s no new context that makes this scene more meaningful, and in fact, that weird line where the driver calls her Eveline is an even more bizarre thing to say after these events. Capcom is quickly running out of Resident Evil games to remake, and this expansion didn’t give me a lot of hope for the future.
ottimo dlc , la storia di rose anche se non tra le più ispirate , sa coinvolgere lo spettatore per le 3/4 ore di durata (ottime per un dlc) , la nuove missioni di mercenari e la terza persona sono una buona opportunità per rigodersi village in modo diverso .
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I will start with the bad one. The shadows of Rose dlc is short ~ 3 hours, but it is just a dlc. Of course, we all want dlcs like Witcher 3 had, but I don’t think it is that a big deal as opposed to length of re3 remake. And another major complain is reuse of locations from the main game, idk, I liked the main game, so don’t see an issue with it as well.
Now the good one: I indeed liked to story line. Many people claimed that it is the only positive thing about this dlc and this is probably true. But I repeat - it is indeed a very good plot. I enjoyed it much more than the original game, it will give you the last of us vibes, trust me ;)
Extremely disappointing after a 18 month wait for DLC. I finished Shadows of Rose in 2 and a half hours, and it was mediocre at best. I much preferred the actual game than this content. The 3rd person mode is cool enough i guess, but unnecessary. I might play through once to check it out. The Mercenaries content is by far the most fun IMO, but it's still a short distraction. RE:Verse isn't technically part of the Winters expansion, but it's a horrendous waste of time. Let the countdown to RE4 begin.
SummaryThe first piece of content is the Third-Person Mode. This will allow you to play the main story mode in a third-person perspective. This new viewpoint will let you see Ethan as he faces off against his enemies. Next is The Mercenaries Additional Orders. The arcade-like action shooting experience returns with additional stages and new pla...