Took me quite a while to warm up to it because the first impressions weren't good. Significantly adjusting up brightness and stick sensitivity is basically a must to get started, being chased around by an overpowered enemy while you still have to orientate yourself in the house isn't fun.
The cast of characters wasn't anywhere close to as memorable and likeable as in the early Resident Evil games. The only main RE I haven't played through remains 6, but the demo I played strongly hinted at a train wreck of a game, so RE7 is definitely a step back in the right direction, albeit still a good distance away from the better games in the series (0, 1, 2, CV, 4) and therefore more fitting to be put in the same group as 3 and 5.
Good point, but IMO that is mostly down to the third act. The Baker family is awesome but it does feel like they forgot a bit about them one time during development. Still, IMO they are arguably one of the best villains the series had seen up there with the Nemesis and Wesker.
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