Resident Evil 7
It has been three years since Ethan’s wife was presumed dead, so Ethan was shocked when he received an e-mail from her with a video as an attachment. She looked frail and scared and asked to be picked up in a place called Dudley, Louisiana. He had to go and see for himself if his beloved wife had indeed reappeared. That was his first shock. . . wait to see what’s coming next in Resident Evil 7.
Resident Evil 7 is a first person/ survival horror game where you’ll be playing through the eyes of Ethan.
After launching the game, you’ll be watching a few fabulous cut-scenes about the story. I especially like the drive along the long road in Louisiana before arriving at a scary, old farm. It is absolutely amazing that from the first step outside your car, you sense a creepy and unhealthy atmosphere.
Now that you are in the house, it’s truly terrifying. You can hear strange sounds coming from every direction, in dark rooms as well as lit ones. AHHHHHH, another cut-scene, where you’ll meet the inhabitants of this strange place; something to remember.
There are several aspects to this game: discovering the place, figuring out puzzles and, of course, staying alive. As you enter rooms, you will be able to search cabinets and fridges, or spot items such as ammunition, maps of the favourite bed and breakfast (just kidding), weapons and other articles that can be useful in the game. In the early stages, you don’t have much space in your inventory, but you will eventually find additional backpacks which will increase your inventory capacity. Make sure you find the coins; you can use them to unlock some goodies within the game. The other fun items to spot are the AFL figurines - these little buggers have a shaking head, are very small and can be hard to spot. It took me a while to figure out what the sound was (shaking head). The ammunition is easy to find but in very small quantities, so make sure your shot counts. You can combine items to create new ones, such as bottles of medicine (you’ll need plenty of those) and ammunition. The game will save as you progress but I strongly recommend that you save it every time you find a room with a tape player (saving spot) – this would be wise.
In terms of enemies, well, there’s the friendly bed and breakfast crew, and these strange black monsters which appear here and there. Some are crawling and others standing tall. Make sure you shoot at their smiles. Then there are the bosses fights, which are quite intense.
The puzzles are fairly easy to solve, in my opinion. You need some special keys to open a certain number of doors, and that’s pretty much it!
Graphically this game is superb; great details, good contrast - faultless, really. The sound is fabulous, too. I did have a couple of performance issues, of crashes here and there and frozen cut-scenes. Using 2X 1080 GTX with their latest drivers - a bit annoying! The other aspect I feel is not realistic is when your character is running; to me it feels weird and looks slow!
Positives+ Splendid graphics and atmosphere
+ Great sound immersion
+ Easy to combine and craft new items
+ Good story
+ Achievement and trading cards
Negatives- A couple of crashes here and there
- Running is not realistic to me
Terrifying atmosphere with splendid graphics and sounds! This game will have your hair standing up on the back of your neck!
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Zeepond Rating: 8/10
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