While it might not be entirely fair to say that Resident Evil has been universally bad in recent years, the once-revered franchise has definitely seen better days. Recent entries have struggled to balance the series’ signature blend of horror and hi-tech action, and the last mainline installment veered too heavily into shooter territory. As a franchise fan, it’s been disheartening, to say the very least.
So, despite enjoying the direction Capcom was taking with the duo of Revelations titles, it was sort of a joy to see Resident Evil VII‘s reveal be something entirely unexpected. During Sony’s press conference yesterday, the VR “Kitchen” teaser Capcom had previously put out wound up being a drastically different direction for their flagship franchise. And, after spending some time with the demo, “different” doesn’t even begin to describe it.
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