Since Resident Evil VII’s exciting reveal earlier this year, the discovery that it will be fully playable in VR and more recently additional plot and gameplay details we’ve been wondering actually how true to the franchise the game will be? As many have noted including our own Nick Barlow – whose playthrough of the released demo found that to be atmospheric and creepy, yet distinctly un-Resident Evil like – the game seems be something of a divergence and potentially a fresh start for the series, but is that a negative or a brilliant way to breathe life into something that has, in more recent times, relied too heavily on action set-pieces and lost the true fright we all experienced playing earlier franchise entries?
|With such dingy aesthetics first person is sure to be unsettling
|Nope, Nope, Nope…
Capcom have confirmed that the game will still feature the puzzles and mystery that we all love, but as of yet seemingly this game will stand alone. Whilst it may be a numbered entry in the franchise it appears that this is potentially a fresh start for the beloved franchise with a story that doesn’t link to past entries and may very well stand on its own both in terms of its new gameplay and the horrors that lay within. It’s critical to note too, that at no point has the word ‘zombie’ been uttered with the games antagonists referred to a mutants, unsettling for sure and clearly Capcom are sticking true to a focus of revitalising the franchise with the unknown.