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Resident Evil 7

Postby Adul » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:04 pm

So I'm new to the Resident Evil series, RE7 being the first game in the franchise that I've actually played from start to finish. And let me tell you, it's really good! It's really well made, and all-around fun. Well, in a terrifying way. I've been playing it for the last few weeks, and there is still stuff that I want do in it.

The main campaign isn't that long, it took me just shy of 10 hours to complete it. It's about a guy named Ethan, whose wife Mia went missing a few years ago. He follows a new lead about the disappearance, which causes him to come into contact with a very sinister family living in a large estate in the swamps of Louisiana, where a lot of people have gone missing recently. The mystery unfolds from there.

The story is good, but the stars of the show are the gameplay and atmosphere. It's a survival horror game at its core, with a good mixture of creepy, tension-building quiet moments and violent, scary, and/or gruesome outbursts. The stuff in this game gets disturbing. And surely enough, the old, dilapidated mansions and the swamps that hold them are a perfect backdrop for these endeavors.

Unlike some other survival horror games, you can find weapons in RE7. Ammunition is scarce (depending on the difficulty you're playing on), and having to manage your bullet levels, health, and inventory space adds a fair bit of tension. The shooting is done very well, and the enemies are always menacing. No encounter is trivial, and whenever you hear a noise you always feel like you're in danger. And, as you might expect, some enemies cannot be stopped by guns. Or, at least, not permanently.

And the best part for me, RE7 has a lot of replay value due to its unlockable items, difficulties, challenges, and achievements. I've already played through the main campaign four-and-a-half-times, and I'm still not content. I haven't played any of the DLC yet, as I'm still engrossed in the main game.

Anyone else playing this? If not, I can really only recommend it. It's become one of my favorite horror games, for sure.
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Re: Resident Evil 7

Postby neildarkstar » Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:39 pm

I have Resident Evil Biohazard (the HD remaster) but I l quickly lost interest in it. I'm not fond of puzzles, and I never progressed past the first stage or two. When I bought the game, I thought it was more action/horror than it turned out to be. Is Resident Evil 7 also puzzle filled?
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Re: Resident Evil 7

Postby Adul » Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:19 am

Puzzles come up fairly rarely, and they're mostly ridiculously easy. Most of them boil down to: use the scorpion key on the scorpion door, or rotate this object until its shadow resembles something. As I said, the puzzles aren't prominent though, the game's about horror and survival primarily. And shooting things.
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Re: Resident Evil 7

Postby neildarkstar » Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:50 am

Well, that would be fun. when I first bought Resident Evil Biohazard, that's the kind of game I thought I was getting You know, something like the movies... areas full of zombies and mutants and that sort of thing.
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Re: Resident Evil 7

Postby Adul » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:17 pm

I'm not a Resident Evil buff, but as far as I can tell the games and the movies have pretty much nothing in common. I tried the first game once (the HD remake) but I think I got stuck unable to proceed at one point and since I wasn't too invested, I stopped. Those old-timey localizations were rough.
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Re: Resident Evil 7

Postby soap » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:30 pm

Yeah Resident Evil 7 is sort of a refreshing of the series, did you play in VR? You could - I know I'd shit my pants if I would.
Personally I'm too squeamish for horror games like these. If you're curious here's a quick look for the games;

Resident Evil 0, 1, 2, 3, Code Veronica - Survival horror, more about conservation of ammo, being careful. Fixed cameras. Lots of Puzzels
Resident Evil 4, TPS Horror, plenty or ammo and items, more actiony - Lots of segments of Escort mission. A few puzzels, mostly key gathering
Resident Evil 5 - TPS Action with elements of horror, not scary - more like the movies, bigger mobs. Was there puzzels, I don't think so.
Resident Evil 6 0 TPS Action just like the movies I hear. Never played it.

I've only played 1, 2, 4, 5, code verronica myself. (not all to the end)

They also have about 3 CG movies, (forget the one from the 90s ) the first was ok... Kind of half half Action with a bit of horror, not really scary. The second I never got around to seeing yet.
As for the live action movies they all make me laugh - It's just popcorn movies over the top nonsensical action and situations.
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