March 24, 2017

Resident Evil 7 Review Roundup: Scary Good, or a Nightmarish Mess?

24 January 2017, 12:46 | Erica Wilson

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Resident Evil 7 Biohazard due out January 24th appears as though it will harken back to the series' survival horror roots

In its first hours alone, Resident Evil 7 emerges as a odd, glorious rebirth, a transformation that recaptures the best of the original games and injects the series with a renewed sense of energy, focus, and, most surprising of all, humor. And his friend, Mr. Nakashimi, continued: " I expect to see the possibilities of the system, but we have no plans on the comet now about Resident Evil Switch on". Resident Evil 7 lands on Steam on January 24th and can be purchased from the Steam store for $59.99/£39.99.

Unfortunately, those who plan on getting the Nintendo Switch may be disappointed as Capcom will not be bringing their zombie franchise to the new console. They ended up there by accident, and while the things they found there did, in fact, tie in to what was happening outside, the more memorable parts of Resident Evil were the horrifying moments the team experienced while inside. We already have received a bunch of games that will be releasing for the Switch, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, and Xenoblade Chronicles 2, which look fantastic.

For more on Resident Evil 7, read our huge, in-depth Resident Evil 7 interview series here. And you're left with a lean, polished survival horror that borrows from its legacy, but isn't afraid to look to modern horror games for inspiration too. You, as Ethan, are facing the unknown directly in a more personal, vulnerable way.

This makes a lot of sense considering Capcom has confirmed Resident Evil 7 will run at 1080p 60FPS on both PS4 and Xbox One with uncapped FPS and expanded performance settings on PC. Or is the latest entry in the series a game to avoid like an outbreak of the T-virus? "I'm glad Capcom didn't try to use the PlayStation move as a gun, because this is more enjoyable and feels more intuitive".

But this is gaming's most storied survival horror franchise - meaning at some point it's got to tie back into the metafiction. How much will the narrative and new characters play off of those of previous games?

Reviews, specifically this one from PurePlayStation, describe the extremely unsettling Baker family and how you they're video game boss material.

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