Hey there, Gamers and Game Makers!
In this week's blog we're going to take another look at what I've been playing. While it's been a little while since it came out and when I actually played it, I felt it was still worth mentioning Resident Evil 7: Biohazard.
I've been a big fan of the Resident Evil series right from the first one back on the PS1 which as you may recall from my earlier blogs is among the very first horror games I played and it managed to not only scare me but ingrain a deep fascination with all things horror and zombies.
I remained a fan of the series up until 4 which in my opinion was simply one of the best RE games ever made. The pacing may have felt a bit long winded at times but the introduction of a new virus and the game mechanic improvements made for a fantastic new experience. Sadly after RE 4, the series focused more so on just the action element of the series and began to neglect the horror element resulting in a bland experience that felt untrue to the original game.
What makes RE7 so great is that it's gone back to that core element of horror and reinforced this by improving the game mechanics once again. This time in favor of the horror element by putting the game in first person perspective and while in classic RE fashion you have weapons, the amount of weapons and ammo is greatly reduced. The emphasize is placed on evading danger rather than confronting it head on all the time.
The resulting gameplay is that of real tension and horror as you try to navigate this old house without being found by the seemingly invincible residents.
The game offers up a great mix of classic Resident Evil while giving it a fresh new feeling that not only made for a great reboot to the series but also leaves us with some very exciting questions as to where the series will go from here. I for one am very excited to see what comes next.
Until next time!