Yesterday (after midnight, which technically made it Halloween for me) I finally managed to complete the “Ghost Ship” stage in the “Raid Mode” of Capcom’s video game Resident Evil Revelations. As a result, I can now play as the dread pirate Jill Valentine! As you may be aware, I’m a big fan of Jill and yes, this is going to be a thoroughly self-indulgent post.😋
I’d completed the “Ghost Ship” stage on the 3DS version of Revelations a long time ago, but I do recall being envious of the fact that when Revelations was first ported to other platforms, it was going to have a pirate-costumed Jill Valentine as an unlockable reward. So last year in June, when I bought Revelations from Steam during a sale, I was happy that at long last I would to get the chance to play as Pirate Jill. Little did I know what I was in for. IT. WAS. HARD!😫
Admittedly, I haven’t really made a concerted effort to get this costume until a few months ago, but it seems like it took an eternity. In Revelations the higher your level gets, the slower your progression becomes. And you certainly have to progress a lot if you want to complete the “Ghost Ship” stage, the hardest stage in “Raid Mode”, by yourself. You also need to acquire powerful weapons and parts, which again takes a lot of time and a fair bit of luck. Anyway, after grinding away for a while, I thought I was finally going to complete the “Ghost Ship” stage a couple of days ago. However, Revelations had one more surprise left for me. It turns out that if you attempt the “Ghost Ship” stage when your character level is 50 (the top level), there is an EXTRA boss to fight. This caught me by complete surprise. I had hardly any supplies left and after running around like crazy for a few moments, I opted to bail out. Needless to say, I was very disappointed by this. I adjusted my level to 49 (to avoid meeting the extra boss) and I tried to clear the “Ghost Ship” stage again. And again. And AGAIN. But I finally managed to do it. And boy, was that a relief!😅
Now that I’ve unlocked Pirate Jill, however, I feel like taking a break from Revelations. Yes, what irony. But I did have a quick go today, just so I could get a glimpse of Jill in her sexy pirate outfit.
Unfortunately in Revelations you can’t make the character face the camera, unlike in Revelations 2. But I’ll see if I can get some better shots of this costume in the future.
Anyway, I guess that’s it for this special (and entirely unplanned) Halloween post. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!😊