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What do you think of RE7

A triumph in every way! 15 53.57%
 
What an Outlast rip off! 2 7.14%
 
The old games were better. 3rd person 4 Lyfe! 6 21.43%
 
I haven't played it. 5 17.86%
 
Total:28

Pleasantly great. It has that old RE1 vibe in terms of exploration, awkward key-finding for specific doors and some puzzles here and there, albeit the later weren't really frequent at all. Madhouse should have been present from the very start, since the manual saving adds an extra layer of atmosphere (that being said, the game is really generous with it, and even grants you powerful weaponry much earlier than in the standard difficulty).

Would have love to see more of the Baker family. Despite them being very great, there's actually not much screen time for each one of the family (heck, you're even denied a combat against Lucas). Ethan on the other hand was a very bland, boring protagonist. It's funny because Clancy (the guy from the demo, Happy Birthday and certain DLCs), and all the other playable characters such as Mia, Joe, Chris and Zoe are far more charming than Ethan is in the entirety of the game. It didn't detract from the game, but I just wish he would do something other than telling Jack "that isn't groovy" with such a casual tone you'd think they're drinking beer together.

Pretty much it's a combination of great elements. If I had to sum up what I didn't like, it would be:

- Almost no enemy variety. Seriously, outside bosses, you have three types of Molded (plus an arm-variant of one of them) and that's it. One of these types only show up three times in the game.

- Terrible, terrible final boss battle despite how cool it looks.

- Stupid binary choice that makes little sense and changes basically almost nothing, other than potentially screwing a certain character.

- Ethan and Zoe's exchanges. Don't get me wrong, this kicks you directly into playing more without having to deal with much conversation, and that's great. But I could never gather much sense to what you were doing. You need a serum, which I kinda guess makes sense, but then you have to look for the ingredients and Ethan is like "k an arm". The fact that Ethan blindly trusts Zoe despite having deceiving people in the family like Lucas is yet another indication of how bland Ethan is. Some plot details are iffy, as well, and pretty confusing.

- Ethan's hand and leg. I mean, they simply brush this aside, but it never stopped bothering me to no end.

Outside these elements, the game was damn great. I greatly encourage people to play the DLCs, they're awesome as well.



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I felt like the main game took itself a bit too seriously. It was scary, but Resident Evil is supposed to be more than just scary, it's also supposed to have over the top action and some humor. Thankfully Capcom remedied that issue with the latest 2 DLC's, End of Zoe in particular showed that Capcom can still have fun.

As for the new engine, it looks good (with the exception of Chris' weird looking character model), but I honestly hope they go back to 3rd person for Res 8. I've got nothing against 1st person horror, games like Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Outlast 1 were great, but I simply like 3rd person more for Resident Evil.

My hopes for the future of Resident Evil:

  • Some 1st person spinoff games to recoup their investment on the new engine, including one before the end of this gen.
  • Resident Evil 8 built on a new, next-gen, 3rd person engine. More survival horror than Res 5 and 6, but still some of the over the top action and humor that 4, 5, and 6 had. Multiple playable characters/campaigns, I really want to see continuations of some of the storylines from Res 6, such as Sherry/Jake and Leon/Helena, as well as a continuation of this new Chris working for Umbrella storyline from the Res 7 DLC.
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They will never make a better game than RE4, so going in a different direction with the series was a good idea. I enjoyed it a lot.



Nope, prefer 3rd person for Resident Evil games. But since I have PSVR and quite a few claim to not be man enough to finish it and instead play it on TV, I guess I'll have to get it cause I was told I have balls of steel and beat it in PSVR handily...



It was fun once, but I feel no desire to ever replay it. Nice tone and ideas, but it didn’t really leave much of an impact overall. Say what you want about Chris of the North Star, but that boulder punching scene felt a lot more memorable than anything in 7.

Still, it nails the survival horror aspect, which is what fans are more interested in, even if I personally like the B-movie cheesiness of 4 and 5 more. Nice to see Capcom paying attention to what fans want.



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Super_Boom said:
Say what you want about Chris of the North Star, but that boulder punching scene felt a lot more memorable than anything in 7

Guess who's still punching things in the free expansion Capcom released for RE7.



It's neither a return to form or a misstep. It's pretty much on the same level as Resident Evil 3; it works, but can't compete with the better half of the series' games. There's also an annoying unkillable enemy chasing you in both games.

RE7 has a very different tone than the preceding games. Resident Evil used to have B-movie vibes with over the top and tongue in cheek dialogues, but RE7 is 100% serious in its approach. The most noteworthy fact that stems from that is that RE7 lacks memorable and likeable protagonists.



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Wright said:
Super_Boom said:
Say what you want about Chris of the North Star, but that boulder punching scene felt a lot more memorable than anything in 7

Guess who's still punching things in the free expansion Capcom released for RE7.

@.@ might be time to try out that expansion...



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It brought me back to the experience I had on RE1 so that is already fantastic.



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In regards of all the possible choices you gave, I think it was a triumph in every way, but I still like them more in 3rd person. Fingers crossed for the remake of RE2 :D



                          

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