Hearing that RE7‘s demo (available now) had updated for the last time, I decided to check out the final version before the game launches in January. Especially since they’d added the long-promised VR mode!
Tag: Resident Evil
Third Time's Charmless
HIGH 'No Mercy' mode blazing away on a console at 60FPS.
LOW The campaigns still aren't listed in the correct order.
WTF I just found out only the last section of each chapter is required. Huge timesaver on the third time through.
Wait for the leech!
HIGH Line shotgun up with zombie head. Pull trigger. Spectacular.
LOW Inventory management is like playing musical chairs.
WTF 'Did you kill twenty-three people? I'm not going to judge you.'
A revelation? Or a revision?
HIGH: Despite a slight redesign and new voice actress, Claire Redfield is finally back!
LOW: Doesn't really innovate nor add anything new to the universe.
WTF: "F***ing sh*t on a stick" isn't something a grown woman would shout during an SOS call for help.
HIGH: The tension is still palpable after all these years.
LOW: The story is still laughable after all these years.
WTF: Exactly what does one put in a Jill sandwich?
Prepare for a flood… of zombies!
HIGH Throwing a grenade into a crowd of 40 zombies and watching the pieces fly.
LOW They fixed almost nothing!
WTF I still don't understand how or why Ada Wong is white now.
The "Boat Curse" Strikes Again!
HIGH Focusing co-op fire to quickly eliminate a boss.
LOW Endlessly respawning goons that back up one of the bosses.
WTF Why would I ever play a higher-level mission if I can't use the weapons I win there?
Survival horror games aren't what they used to be. Once upon a time, they were about survival and horror. It makes sense. It's what the genre is called, after all. These titles would encompass qualities of mystery and exploration as the player fought to stay alive with every step. Over the years, they've increasingly become about action, gunfights, and an overload of cheap jump scares. I prefer the former, despite a plethora of the latter.