Resident Evil: Village

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a game by Capcom
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 9/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 8 votes
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Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil: Village

The Resident Evil series as recently as five years ago looked dead and buried. The last major horror franchise standing was weathering a storm of punches in the corner and we thought for all the world that it would throw in the towel. However, thanks to the incredible return to form for the series through RE 7, the franchise has come out swinging and with the next instalment Resident Evil 8: Village, Capcom intend to dial the horror up to eleven in one of the spookiest projects the series has taken on to date.

This game will play very similarly to the aforementioned Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. However, looking outside the series, this game will play similarly to horror titles such as the Outlast, P.T., The Evil Within or Amnesia: The Dark Descent. This title aims to cement the series as the undisputed ruler of the horror genre and by the looks of things, the game already seems to have it in the bag. This is our preview of Resident Evil: Village.

Promising Signs

Now, it’s important to note that at the time of writing, we have seen very little gameplay from this title. In fact, everything we have gathered regarding now this title will play comes from the demo that was released just over a month ago. This demo was called ‘Maiden’ and showcases a standalone story that doesn’t represent the core game whatsoever. However, what the demo did allow us to see, were the core game mechanics and the visual quality that we can expect from the finished product. Starting with the visuals, they are truly horrifying and grotesque.

Something that everybody wants from their horror games. The textures are rendered expertly, the settings are dark and dreary, each area has sounds and ambient noises that are used brilliantly to unsettle the player. Plus, with what we have seen from the trailers and media released regarding the main story, we can confidently say that the core game will step up this quality once again upon release.

Then as for the gameplay, it’s hard to say much at the moment considering we have seen so little. However, we would wager that the gameplay will not stray too far from what we saw in Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. The only thing we would ask is that the player is perhaps vulnerable and underpowered for longer than in seven as it is a survival horror not an FPS. However, if the gameplay was to be a complete copy of its predecessor, I doubt too many players would mind.

The main focus has been poured into world-building, narrative and presentation and that is exactly what the developer should have done. Everything seems to be on track for this title to release on time and honestly, we cannot wait to see this new world of terror that Capcom have concocted for us.

The Verdict

Since the game isn’t in our hands, we would never be bold enough to hand out a perfect ten. However, we think that this game certainly has the potential to be a smash hit. The only potential downside to this title is that we doubt it will stray too far from the gameplay of its predecessor. Plus, there is a fear that this game will overpower the player and lose the survival horror feel that is synonymous with this series.

9

However, as a whole we Believe that this will undoubtedly be the best Resident Evil title to date and we can’t wait for its release.

Pros:

  • Breath-taking and horrifying visuals
  • A narrative that is sure to be compelling
  • Atmosphere and world design remains fantastic

Cons:

  • There is a fear that the player character will be over powered
  • The game will likely not stray to far from it’s recent predecessor

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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