Resident Evil VII Launch Day… Let the Bodies Hit the Floor!

Posted on 24 Jan 2017 by
David Pink

The newest sequel in Capcom’s long running zombie survival-horror series launched today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. The latest reiteration of Resident Evil is now available to download via Steam at a paltry 23GB of HDD space as of earlier this morning.

I had to opportunity of installing Resident Evil VII in the AM, tweaked about with some glorious PC modding tools (ReShade) and even set up a TriDef 3D (side-by-side) profile for an extra layer of awesomeness. About 2 hours into the game and besides a few little hiccups (odd stuttering and out of sync voices) I haven’t installed the newest NVIDIA driver yet, which could help, but besides that, there isn’t much to say besides, damnnnnnnnnnnnn!

Unlike the demo where you take control of some unknown guy trying to escape a creepy old house, in Resident Evil VII, you play as Ethan Winters, who traveled to a remote area in Dulvey, Louisiana. Receiving information about the whereabouts of his missing wife Mia, Ethan enters the dilapidated property he found at the location he was given in order to find some answers. It’s not long after exploring the mysterious home that Ethan discovers the horrifying truth surrounding the home he’s entered unannounced, the family who owns it, and what really happened to Mia.

Contrast to previous games in the series, for the first time (in the numbered sequels) we’re treated to the immersive, yet claustrophobic, first-person perspective. No longer are we carrying around an unstoppable arsenal of weaponry like Rocket Launchers, Anti-Material Rifles, Gatling Guns and Sniper Rifles, we have to make do with melee weapons, pistols and shotguns (there is a grenade launcher later on though). Also returning to the series is the loved/hated universally shared inventory box feature and old school recording device save system.

If you grew up with the Resident Evil series since back in 96’ and are fans of games like Outlast (series) and Alien: Isolation, you owe it to yourself to pick up Resident Evil VII. If you can’t put aside the fact that this game looks and plays nothing like any previous game in the series, and give it the chance it deserves… then you’ll be better off skipping Resident-Isolated-Outlast-Evil VII. If you’re fine with trying something different, then by all means, download, install and bask in all its glory, I know I am.

Official Press Release

UK, London — Jan. 24, 2017 — Capcom, a leading worldwide developer and publisher of video games, today announced Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard is now available both digitally and at retail across Europe and North America. This latest entry in the renowned Resident Evil™ series, which has sold over 71 million units worldwide to date, is available on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system (the full game is also available to play via the included optional PlayStation®VR Mode), Xbox One and Windows PC (Steam and Windows Store). The Resident Evil series which first coined the “survival horror” term some twenty years ago, innovates the genre yet again as Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers an incredibly realistic horror experience updated with modern gameplay systems.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard introduces players to Ethan Winters, who has been led to Dulvey, Louisiana in search of his missing wife. There he comes upon a sinister and supposedly abandoned plantation. Upon entering the property it becomes clear that there are secrets to unveil and all is not as it seems. Ethan soon encounters the mysterious Baker family, who have been missing from the area for some time. Will Ethan ever be reunited with his wife? Players will unfold all the secrets behind the mysterious plot as they embark on this truly terrifying and unpredictable survival horror experience.

Resident Evil 7 biohazard features the signature explorative and atmospheric gameplay from the critically acclaimed series that fans across the world have loved for years. The innovative and immersive horror gameplay delivers a disturbingly realistic experience that challenges players to face untold fears, up close and personal, thanks to the dramatic shift to first person view. Powered by Capcom’s original RE Engine and working in tandem with industry leading audio and visual technologies, Resident Evil 7 biohazard promises to define the next era in horror entertainment.

Capcom will continue to support the release of Resident Evil 7 biohazard after launch with optional downloadable content. Available shortly after launch, Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 will each deliver two further scenarios and an extra bonus mode for players to dive even deeper into the terrifying game world. Following those, an additional story episode, Not a Hero, will be released for free to all players in spring 2017 and will introduce players to a new separate storyline away from the mysterious drama they’ve already unveiled with Ethan Winters. The Banned Footage Vol. 1 and Banned Footage Vol. 2 content, along with an additional downloadable story episode are available via the Season Pass and deluxe editions of the game.

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L Coulsen
Posted 25 Jan 2017, 06:51
Do you mean poop?