Resident Evil VII Unleashes Evil Thrice More

Posted on 08 Dec 2016 by
David Pink

Horror fans are in for a little treat this evening, the forever zombie-obsessed Capcom have released not one, not two, but three wonderful gameplay trailers for our eyeballs to feast on.

We’re taken back into the lovely home of the always gracious Baker family. As we’re exploring the “PT” inspired maze like hallways of the dilapidated home, one of the Baker’s chase you around the house for a friendly game of tag… with his favorite shovel, lil’ Susie. I couldn’t help but be reminded of Red Barrels fabulous Outlast series throughout the near 10 minutes’ worth of gorgeous gameplay we’re shown.

Clearly taking a more serious, realistic approach in the latest Resident Evil sequel, there’s been several games over the years that strayed from its predecessor’s moody, fix camera perspective 3rd person horror style. From the early days of the almighty PlayStation (PSX) Capcom has taken the series in many directions, Resident Evil 1, 2 and 3 have always remained the holy trio for me personally. But Resident Evil 4’s over-the-shoulder, free camera, opened environment style which has been the most used style ever since, and does have its charm.

Many people may not know, but this is not the first time Capcom has taken the series in the first-person direction, Resident Evil: Survivor (PSX) has that honor, followed by Resident Evil: Dead Aim (PS2) and then the more recent “Chronicles” series on the Nintendo Wii. However, this is the first numbered game in the series to change things up, clearly with VR in mind. I was a bit hesitant at first about the direction they went, but after watching previous videos and the three latest gameplay trailers, those fears have completely vanished.

Resident Evil VII is shaping up to be one seriously atmospherically disturbing horror-fest. The return to the slower paced, non action-arcade feeling vibe that Resident Evil 6 was oozing out the seams with will hopefully pay off in the end. The addition of VR (PlayStation and Vive) and injecting the “Residence” back into Resident Evil should pay off quiet nicely, but if they throw in some slow, shambling walking corpses, instead of those “Los Plagas” type zombies, I would be forever grateful.

Awaiting the PC Steam Demo to hit in the coming weeks, and then until January 24th, 2017 for Resident Evil VII to release is almost unbearable, hopefully it plays as well as it looks, which is quite gorgeous if you ask me. Take a minute to check out the chilling new moments revealed from the latest set of gameplay highlights and judge for yourselves.

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David Pink
Posted 09 Dec 2016, 00:20
If you couldn't tell, I'm a big fan of the Resident Evil series, and well, most Zombie games, especially by Capcom, one thing they will always be kinds at, Fighting Games and Zombies. Still sucks about the fact that VR on PC is being held back for a while, as so the PeasentStation 4 can feel like its special for a while. Ah well, game will be awesome (hopefully) even without VR, then down the road I'll get to enjoy it in a completely new way. Delicious :D