Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Set within a sinister plantation mansion in modern-day rural America and taking place after the dramatic events of Resident Evil 6, players experience the terror directly from the first-person perspective for the first time in the series. Embodying the iconic gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment.
Just let me say, this game is a true return to Horror, I kid you not. The developers totally hit this one out of the park, as it’s the best Resident Evil game since 4, hands down. If you’re a longtime fan of old school Resident Evil, you will absolutely love Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. If you’re a new-comer to the Resident Evil game line, well then, don’t worry, you’re in for the thrill of your life! On a side note, if you dislike or are scared of horror games, then take my word for it, stay the fuck away from this one! This game is so damn scary. I’ve always loved horror games, but I’ve never been absolutely scared out of my wits until this one. The gameplay feels so eerily real. The imagery is absolutely disturbing. At times I’ve been so freaked out by this game, it’s made me physically nauseous, not joking.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a masterful and true modern-day survival horror done extremely well if you’re looking for that next title to ease your horror addiction then look no further. The gameplay is a mix of old school with new school elements that takes the player on a thrilling and horrifying journey. Let me say this, I played the game on my tv with headphones, and headphones are a MUST! More times than not I was scared shitless and I don’t scare easily at all, and it’s pretty fucked up for me to end up this scared. I absolutely loved this game! Again, you really need a good set of headphones or ear-buds to really get into this game and experience it as it should be.
I also noticed that on many of the reviews for this game, most people fail to mention that it is very short. It took me a total of 3-4 days to complete this one, and I play slow because I love to immerse myself. There is, however, a replay value, in that you are rewarded upon each successful playthrough on the varying difficulties with new items and weapons. Not going to give spoilers so take my word for it, especially if you care about the story then it would be worth going through again for this point alone. Also to try again on a harder difficulty setting because why not? I mean, I guess you could just YouTube it after beating the game to find out what the difference is but what the hell would you buy the game for then?
The graphics are stunning, very crisp and detailed, with an extreme amount of unnerving textures & lighting. The random creepy sounds you’ll hear all throughout this game will keep you on edge of your seat the entire time. The soundtrack is also done very well and was very subtle yet powerful with regards to enhancing the experiences and scenarios. The game-play is actually extremely fun. Killing enemies is actually extremely satisfying despite the fact that the best option in combat scenarios often at times is fleeing. There are also a lot of puzzles, which are fun as hell but they’re not that challenging, at least for me they weren’t.
The actual story was literally the best part of the game in my opinion. The story leaves you in complete mystery compared to what’s going to happen next, unlike Resident Evil’s 5 and 6, with their painfully obvious story arcs. With Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, it was a very pleasant surprise and quite the thrilling experience to unravel. There are also some very gruesome deaths, much like Resident Evil 4 had, but there was not nearly the amount that was in 4. However, the few that the game does have are pretty fucked up indeed.
In closing, I can’t imagine playing this one with VR. I would absolutely need to have a paramedic on standby if I did. I HIGHLY recommend Resident Evil 7: Biohazard to all horror fans or gamers. And beware, it’s NOT for the faint at heart. I shit you not my friends.
About the product
- Delivers an experience reminiscent of the series’ signature gameplay including exploration, puzzles and realistically tense atmosphere for players to encounter
- A complete refresh of the gameplay system to propel the survival horror experience to the next level
- A new shift for the series to the first-person view brings the terrifying horror directly up close and personal
- A brand new VR compatible development engine in tandem with industry-leading audio and visual technologies to create a disturbingly photorealistic experience for an unprecedented level of immersion
- Battery: no battery used
Title: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: January 24, 2017
Game Engine: RE Engine
Platforms: MS Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam
Mode(s): Single Player
Reviewed by: Dr. Butcher
Our Rating: 4.8 /5
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