Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
The latest installment to the Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard offers more shocks, jumps and scares than ever before, with a full virtual reality mode debuting on PlayStation VR. Lead the inexperienced Ethan, as he attempts to navigate safely through Dulvey, Louisiana, avoiding the hordes of zombies that roam the city.
January 24, 2017
As one of the most iconic survival horror video game franchises ever created, the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard announcement came as a welcome surprise.
Over the past few iterations of the game, the developers tried hard to imitate other well-known franchises by changing up its style and presentation. However, Resident Evil 7 returns to its roots but also takes a few steps to push itself into new waters.
A World Away From Resident Evil 1
Developed by Capcom, Resident Evil has always been a franchise that offered plenty of intense action, scares, and a dramatic storyline.
In the beginning, it was a top down third-person view of your character as you guided them through corridors fighting for survival. Overtime, the top-down view turned into a behind-the-back view, which offers a more action oriented vantage point that many players enjoyed throughout the likes of Resident Evil 4.
As time went on, the survival aspect dwindled, but the action remained. As the series progressed, the gameplay started to mimick the likes of Gears of War, Call of Duty and Spec Ops. However, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard reintroduces the survival aspect that made the franchise as big as it is today.
Although, the franchise isn’t returning to its roots in its entirety – there are still plenty of new features to learn and explore, such as a first-person mode and VR integration. As such, Resident Evil 7 offers an immersive experience that allows you to play in a way that you’ve never experienced before.
Big Upgrades: Virtual Reality
While it has been four long years since the release of Resident Evil 6, the updates to graphics in the latest installment offers huge improvements over the last game. Not only are the levels gritty and terrifying, but they make you feel claustrophobic and in danger, not knowing what exactly might be lurking round each and every corner.
Resident Evil has been criticized lately for the direction it went in the most recent games. The last few installments failed to innovate or introduce anything that its competitors hadn’t already provided. However, Capcom have surprised us by steering the franchise into new territory while maintaining everything that makes the series so great.
If you’re looking for a truly terrifying experience, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard should be top of your pre-order list. Coming in January 2017, Capcom have created what looks to be a brilliantly immersive horror game for old fans and new fans alike.