Posts Tagged ‘resident evil’

Wot I Think: Resident Evil 7

An hour in to Resident Evil 7 [official site], lead character Ethan is having the worst day imaginable. Heading deep into the bayou to search for his missing wife, having received an email from her three years after her disappearance, he finds himself trapped in a horror house, taking part in a bizarre and brutal game of cat and mouse. He is the mouse and the various cats come in the form of local residents, The Baker Family. Ethan is your eyes, but it’s the Bakers who are the stars of the show, and what a wonderful show it is.

Resident Evil 7 walks a difficult line. It’s both a return to the series’ horror house roots and a bold departure from the third-person puzzling and head-popping of the main entries in that series. It succeeds by delivering on both fronts, true to its origins but also eager to explore new ground.

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Hey person, see the first Resident Evil in first-person

Resident Evil 7 shifting the core series into a first-person perspective is an interesting change, but what if it had been that way all along? One enterprising Evil Resident (as I imagine RE fans probably call themselves I guess) has whipped up a prototype of the first Resident Evil running in first-person, cutscenes and all. It is weird/cool to see something so very familiar from a new perspective. The prototype likely won’t be completed or released publicly but here, have a look in these videos. Read the rest of this entry »

Meet The Bakers: Resident Evil 7

The more I learn about Resident Evil 7 [official site], the less it sounds like a Resident Evil game. Sure, there will apparently be medicinal herbs and some kind of inventory management, and there will probably be puzzles involving coins or crystals standing in for keys, but the grimy first-person horrors of the demo do seem to be representative of the full game. As details emerge, including the video below, it looks more and more exciting, and it might be the scariest Resi game of the lot.

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Resident Evil 7 Teases More First-Person VHS Horror

Capcom have released some more “found footage” from the upcoming Resident Evil 7 [official site]. Their foray into first-person frights has seen a lot of comparisons to P.T. and with good reason. But this is a loyal sequel, the developers insist, or at least a story contained within the familiar universe of zombifying viruses, parasites and corporate nastymen. Come and see it after the jump.

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Resident Evil 7 And The Lure Of Short-Form Horror

Resident Evil 7’s [official site] demo, Beginning Hour, isn’t available on PC but the final game will be in January 2017. I’ve played through the demo several times and have some doubts as to how it’d translate into a longer game, but I also think it’s the most exciting thing to happen to the horror series since Resident Evil 4. The key to it all is found footage, an often maligned term thanks to the many movies that treat a handheld camera or webcam as a stand-in for a decent script. In Beginning Hour, however, VHS tapes hold the promise of something truly startling and sinister.

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Resident Evil 7 Goes First-Person, Out January 2017

“Capcom has heard fans’ masochistic cries for a Resident Evil game far more terrifying than anything that has come before it,” said the publisher shortly after revealing Resident Evil 7 Biohazard [official site] during Sony’s E3 press conference yesterday. In what is a pretty radical step for the series, it seems this one’s fully first-person and “draws from the series’ roots of atmospheric survival horror,” so say its creators. Having watched the first 20 minutes of the ‘Beginning Hour’ demo, courtesy of the folks over at GameSpot, I’m not entirely convinced by that last part. Have a look for yourself and I’ll explain.

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Not Resident Evil: Multiplayer Spin-off Umbrella Corps

This is not a Resident Evil game.

Umbrella Corps sounds like the name of an English regiment in an WW2 spoof movie starring Adam Sandler. Under the leadership of Sir Lance Corporal Wilbert Bottombugle, the Umbrella Corps turn their noses up at Sandler until “that blasted Yank” saves the day by accidentally blowing up Oberleutnant Schnauzersniffer’s sausage stash. The Queen awards him a medal, then squeezes his bum.

Not quite. Umbrella Corps [official site] is actually a competitive team-based shooter spin-off from Resident Evil. Capcom announced it today at the Tokyo Game Show, and are planning a 2016 release.

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