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  • Summary: While Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension withWhile Resident Evil 7 draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror, it also delivers a new level of terror. In the Resident Evil games of yesteryear, players braced for fear in the first-person via the creepy door-opening scenes, and Resident Evil 7 ramps up that tension with an immersive first-person view and a photorealistic graphical style. Capcom is able to achieve a higher degree of visual fidelity thanks to the new proprietary in-house RE Engine that includes VR oriented tools. With the RE Engine plus industry leading audio and visual technologies, you experience every abhorrent detail up close and personal in Resident Evil 7. Playing the game in the PlayStation VR Mode escalates the unsettling feeling of presence to a level that horror fans have never experienced. The full gameplay experience is available in the included PlayStation VR Mode from beginning to end. No Resident Evil you’ve ever survived could prepare you for this. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 96 out of 100
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  1. Feb 6, 2017
    100
    I really don’t have any gripes with Resident Evil 7. The story hooked me, it’s beautiful to look at, and the gameplay is new and refreshing with sprinkles of homage to franchise signatures… whats not to like?
  2. Jan 23, 2017
    93
    Resident Evil 7 changes direction from previous games. It goes back to its survival horror foundations: puzzle solving, exploration and avoiding enemies instead of confronting them. It feels great even for newcomers. And it is also the best game anyone can try on PSVR.
  3. Jan 31, 2017
    90
    Capcom has finally done it. It put Resident Evil back on the map as a survival horror force to be reckoned with. At times unbelievably scary, Resident Evil VII is a relentless first person roller coaster ride that brings the goosebumps and washes the bad taste left by previous entries in the series out of your mouth.
  4. Jan 24, 2017
    88
    Resident Evil 7 stands at the forefront of immersive first person horror, proving itself to be far more than the P.T knock-off that the demo initially suggested.
  5. Jan 25, 2017
    85
    In its current form, Resident Evil 7 is a damn fine game. Damn, damn fine. Although it initially looks like a desperate chase for Outlast‘s credibility, it slowly reveals itself to be more of a traditional Resident Evil adventure than one might believe, while taking successful elements from contemporary horror games and utilizing them effectively...After Resident Evil 6, this is exactly what the series needed. Both a change of pace and a return to long-neglected roots, it thrills me to say that, for the first time in a long time, Capcom is on the right track.
  6. Jan 28, 2017
    80
    It's hard to imagine a more effective revolution of a storied franchise. Resident Evil 7 makes us want to be scared while we discover the secrets of an old mansion. The visit in the Baker's house is sufficiently short to leave you terrified and patiently await the next Resident Evil.
  7. Jan 23, 2017
    50
    Casual players aren’t touching something with a “7” in the title (nor is it clear will newcomers). Fans of action-angled survival horror like Dead Space or Dying Light may balk at the game’s deliberately poky controls and too easily grasped opponents. Old-school fans seem like the obvious target. But survival horror is a crowded space in 2017, and too much of what Resident Evil 7 is up to we’ve seen elsewhere — and done better.

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  1. Feb 7, 2019
    10
    This is still one of the best PSVR games out there, definitely a must play if you own the headset.
  2. Feb 9, 2017
    10
    A truly fantasic, well polished, triple A horror mastwepiece. Horror hasnt been hitting well recently and this game delivers above the callA truly fantasic, well polished, triple A horror mastwepiece. Horror hasnt been hitting well recently and this game delivers above the call of..um Ill stop there, you get it. This game truly nails survival horror and captures atmosphere in a wayway i havent seen before. I truly felt as though i was in that wretched house. I look forward to the game of the year edition with all the dlc in about 2 years. Ill absolutely revisit the mansion. Expand
  3. Jan 24, 2017
    10
    best resident evil since 4, its actually scary and the setting and gameplay work perfectly together this is a must for any resident evil orbest resident evil since 4, its actually scary and the setting and gameplay work perfectly together this is a must for any resident evil or horror genre fan Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2019
    9
    Well, put this up with Silent Hill as one of the games that gave me a half-a-dozen heart-attacks while I was playing. This is the firstWell, put this up with Silent Hill as one of the games that gave me a half-a-dozen heart-attacks while I was playing. This is the first Resident Evil game I've ever played, and I know it's a departure from what the series was before (at least that's what I glean from some hardcore fans whining on various websites) but I have to say, this makes me eager to check out the rest of the series. Genuinely frightening, with atmosphere and jump-scares alike. Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2017
    8
    Pros
    Good graphics
    Well done story Amazing AI Successful at horror Cons Short game Limited enemies Cliché ending Plot Resident
    Pros
    Good graphics
    Well done story
    Amazing AI
    Successful at horror

    Cons
    Short game
    Limited enemies
    Cliché ending

    Plot
    Resident Evil 7 starts you off as Ethan, a man looking for his wife Mia who has been missing for three years. Just when you have given up, you get a mysterious message from, none other than, your wife Mia. You, eager to investigate, quickly find yourself in the Bayou, a swamp in Louisiana. You find and enter an old, abandoned house that you realize isn't as empty as you thought. Ethan fastly finds that everything isn't as it seems as he battles, escapes, and endures the puzzles and secrets in the Bakers vastly spanning estate. Will he survive, or just fall another victim to “The Family”.

    Gameplay
    Resident Evil 7 is being developed and published by Capcom, who released the game early 2017 on January 24. The game is currently $60 on PS4 and Xbox One. Resident Evil 7 is a first person Horror/action game that will have you with goosebumps through the entire experience and have you tense till the end. RE is available for the PSVR and will stay that way for a year before it is released for other VR systems. There are few buttons, and the ones there are, are easy to understand and you won't even have to think about which one opens the inventory (which in my opinion is very well designed).

    My Personal Experience
    Overall Resident Evil 7 is very well designed, especially the characters. The
    graphics are very well done and are quite possibly one of the game's best features. As a RE fan this game definitely brings back the horror of the old games, but this time in first person. The AI used in the game are the best in the gaming world so far. This newest installment of Resident Evil is riddled with new puzzles, secrets, and easter eggs.

    One problem I found is that there are not a lot of different enemies. They are often the same enemies, and yes there are bosses and mini-bosses, but I do not count those as “different” enemies. The main game only lasts about 5-6 hours, which is why you need to buy the DLC’s (downloadable content) to enjoy the full experience. The DLC’s however cost half as much as the game and only add a few things to the game! Also, not to spoil anything, but the ending is really cliché. This game is definitely worth the few extra bucks though and is great for anyone who wants a good old fashion horror game.

    This game is definitely for older teens or up, there is extreme violence, gore, and use of language. Looking past the cost and M rated title, this game is very fun to play, even for just a few hours, and I give it 4 out of 5 stars. Hands off to Capcom for giving us another good horror game.
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  6. Jan 27, 2017
    7
    After putting the kids to bed and playing this for a couple of days now I feel safe in weighing in. I played the original Resident Evil backAfter putting the kids to bed and playing this for a couple of days now I feel safe in weighing in. I played the original Resident Evil back in the day, and .either the last one or RE 5 (I'm not sure - that's how die-hard a fan I am not). Both were good fun. I watched the first three RE movies. The first was B-grade entertaining, the second two were C-grade but with Milla Jovavich (so, C+?). Anyway, where I'm going with this is the thing those all had in common was Raccoon City, the evil corporation and their experiments (the horror is man-made), cheesy over-the-top characters. This game is not of that universe. So I can see where some folks are upset with a bait-and-switch.

    Now that the elephant in the room has been acknowledged, this is a pretty decent game and certainly a good VR one. It's touch to play for more than 30 - 60 minutes in the helmet though. Horror + VR definitely = motion barf. The play is fluid and fairly intuitive if limited in interaction. The graphics are touted as photorealistic. I would argue the lighting is, but sacrifices were made for CR and fluid motion - 3D models are less-refined and textures are large. The developers did a good job with the palette they had under the circumstances and so it's pretty easy to let your critical eyes and focus loosen a bit and feel more in a film.

    The scares so far are mostly jump scares with a lot of grim surrounding and tense mucking about. It definitely has more of an Amnesiac/Outlast/Blair Witch vibe to it, as a number of other reviewers have pointed out. The voice acting is just good enough to make you wish it wasn't bad. That is, it's bad. You'll wish it had been laughably bad though because it tries. Earnestly at times, it really does. But it's like a singer who just can't quite get that one note.... or twelve.

    Overall - 7 or 8 out of 10. Pretty on the eyes. Messes with your head. Short for a TV game, but long for a VR one. Pick it up at full price only if you have the VR headse. Otherwise wait for a sale unless you're a die-hard fan of the genre. Get Outlast to bide your time.t
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  7. Feb 17, 2019
    0
    It seems to want to try to be both a survival horror game and an action horror game and fails horribly at being either. If you want to be aIt seems to want to try to be both a survival horror game and an action horror game and fails horribly at being either. If you want to be a survival horror game, you need to be able to maneuver around and avoid enemies, and you also need to have a proper stealth system that allows you to hide. This game does not have a stealth system and it takes place almost entirely in tight corridors that allow for no room to maneuver around enemies, and you also move about as quickly as Stephen Hawking on a unicycle, so clearly the game isn't made for this type of play. Perhaps you're supposed to shoot your way through them like the normal Resident Evil fare?

    Not so. Your guns do next to no damage, you have a very small amount of ammunition and you die in two hits. The aiming is wonky and enemies move around so much that it's basically impossible to hit with any kind of precision. So clearly the game wasn't designed to be played this way, either.

    Maybe it's a mix of both? Unfortunately, you need to be at least decent at either of these methods of gameplay in order to achieve that, and this game is absolute garbage at both, so unfortunately no. In conclusion, this game is hot garbage as a survival horror game, an action horror game, and just a game in general. It's not good at all and I'm appalled that so many people praise this. I was expecting to have a nice time as a horror game aficionado, but I deleted the game after the first generic enemy because I died 15 times to it and I couldn't run away from it because it was in a 2 foot wide corridor and even if I did get past it, there were two others in the next room that cornered me. Do not waste your money on this game like I did. I'm glad I got it on sale and not for the full price, though I wouldn't play this game even if it were free.
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