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Metacritic NA with 0 reviews 82 with 6 reviews NA with 3 reviews 84 with 70 reviews 85 with 12 reviews

Opencritic 84 with 80 reviews

Lower meta than Resident Evil 7 (86) and Resident Evil 2 Remake (91), higher than Resident Evil 3 Remake (79).

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 05 May 2021

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Most common positives I'm reading from critics seem to be:

  • Positive comparisons to Res 4
  • The villains, both side and main. People particularly like the Dimitrescu Vampires.
  • The art design, more open world design, and Eastern European setting are praised by many, even on the lower reviews
  • Memorable set pieces
  • Good atmospheric sound design
  • Good soundtrack
  • The return of Mercenaries mode
  • Rewarding exploration
  • Good graphics

Most common negatives I'm reading from critics seem to be:

  • Too much action, not enough horror, several critics comparing it to Res 5 and 6 in that regard
  • Batshit crazy storyline, some critics saying it is the 2nd craziest storyline in the series after Res 6. Some critics saying it is filled with plot holes and completely ruins the more grounded reboot of the Res franchise in 7 by heading back into the absurdity that Res 5 and 6 had descended into
  • A good bit of Ethan hate. Some don't like his dialogue and the voice actor's line delivery, some didn't like the character himself (though most agree he is better fleshed out than in 7)
  • Poor final third of the game, many saying it feels rushed
  • Some frustrating boss fights
  • Some annoying side characters
  • Ethan feels slow and sluggish compared to the faster enemies in the game like the Lycans, and the speed upgrades you can craft barely improve his speed
  • Some critics say the puzzles and boss fights are too easy
  • No VR support, which was a major feature on 7
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 05 May 2021

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Became crap after four I guess. Personally the franchise died when going into third person, now first person. Also number eight, let it die already.



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Random_Matt said:

Became crap after four I guess. Personally the franchise died when going into third person, now first person. Also number eight, let it die already.

The franchise has been third person since the original. 

Fixed camera angles do not make a game not third person. 



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Random_Matt said:

Became crap after four I guess. Personally the franchise died when going into third person, now first person. Also number eight, let it die already.

I thought both Revelation games were fantastic.  7 was good, but it was incredible in vr.  Resident Evil 2 remake was also a great game.



rapsuperstar31 said:
Random_Matt said:

Became crap after four I guess. Personally the franchise died when going into third person, now first person. Also number eight, let it die already.

I thought both Revelation games were fantastic.  7 was good, but it was incredible in vr.  Resident Evil 2 remake was also a great game.

Revelations was ok, aside from that I think the franchise is pretty dead. 7 sales were so bad, 5 and 6 did significantly better and they were as generic as they come. We will see how 8 sells, but don't expect miracles.



Random_Matt said:
rapsuperstar31 said:

I thought both Revelation games were fantastic.  7 was good, but it was incredible in vr.  Resident Evil 2 remake was also a great game.

Revelations was ok, aside from that I think the franchise is pretty dead. 7 sales were so bad, 5 and 6 did significantly better and they were as generic as they come. We will see how 8 sells, but don't expect miracles.

This is just objectively wrong ... just like you saying RE "went into third person". 

REVII did have ridiculously high expectations from Capcom at launch that were not met, but it's technically the fourth best selling game in the series when including remasters and the second best selling in the series not including them. 

Resident Evil 5 with Remaster: 12.1 mil 

Resident Evil 5: 10.1 mil

Resident Evil 4 with all versions: 10 mil

Resident Evil 6 with Remaster: 10 mil  

Resident Evil 7: 8.5 mil

Resident Evil 6: 7.7 mil 

Resident Evil 4 (original 6th gen only): 3.9 mil

I feel it's a little stupid to include every remaster available when talking about the most popular games in the franchise. When people have to rebuy a game to experience it again, that's obviously going to affect sales. 

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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
Random_Matt said:

Revelations was ok, aside from that I think the franchise is pretty dead. 7 sales were so bad, 5 and 6 did significantly better and they were as generic as they come. We will see how 8 sells, but don't expect miracles.

This is just objectively wrong ... just like you saying RE "went into third person". 

REVII did have ridiculously high expectations from Capcom at launch that were not met, but it's technically the fourth best selling game in the series when including remasters and the second best selling in the series not including them. 

Resident Evil 5 with Remaster: 12.1 mil 

Resident Evil 5: 10.1 mil

Resident Evil 4 with all versions: 10 mil

Resident Evil 6 with Remaster: 10 mil  

Resident Evil 7: 8.5 mil

Resident Evil 6: 7.7 mil 

Resident Evil 4 (original 6th gen only): 3.9 mil

I feel it's a little stupid to include every remaster available when talking about the most popular games in the franchise. When people have to rebuy a game to experience it again, that's obviously going to affect sales. 

He may be talking about launch sales for Res 7. While Res 7 did undoubtedly sell well lifetime, it's launch was a disappointment, with Capcom only shipping/selling digital 2.5m copies first week, compared to 4.5m for Res 6 and 4m for Res 5 first week. The small launch shipment caused Capcom's stock to fall several percentage points at the time, as investors were expecting a launch in line with the previous two main series games.