Hello friends and fellow gamers of the Playstation variety! Welcome to my second game review. In this game review I will be reviewing Resident Evil 7 A.K.A. Resident Evil Biohazard, produced by Capcom.
As most any true gamer knows, the name Capcom is considered to be a household name when it comes to video games. As such, Capcom has been in the gaming business since before I was born. Capcom first officially emerged on the scene in its present form in the year 1984 with its first ACTUAL video game, "Vulgus." From then on it was history in the making with such classic hits as the MegaMan and Street Fighter series. Later the company would branch out with even more successful franchises to include the Devil May Cry series, and then of course the globally popular Resident Evil series. A series that in my opinion has grown to be just as much of a household name as the MegaMan series.
About this review
In this review it is my hope I can answer those burning questions you may or may not have? Should I buy this game? Is it really worth spending money on? What does it play like? And so forth. I'll do my best to give you the best and unbiased review I can, despite the fact that Resident Evil is my favorite game series of all time. Before this review is over with I do promise you this. You will most likely be seething with rage at what I have to say about this game. What I WILL NOT do however is give away spoilers. At least not intentionally. That is one of my biggest pet peeves. Reading a review by a paid critic of either the movie or game industry. I would get through the article only to find the author had carelessly given away some piece of the plot no matter how small.
I will start this review off discussing some of the gameplay aspects of the game. Keep in mind that again, I won't be revealing spoilers but I will be talking about how the game performed and things of that nature.
Since this game takes place in first person unlike most of the other games in the series, it took me a bit to get adjusted to the movement controls. There was only one other game in the Resident Evil series that utilized this game mechanic. A game by the name of, "Resident Evil: Survivor." Another game in the series by the name of, "Resident Evil: Dead Aim" utilized BOTH first and third person mechanics. Another game in the series by the name of "Resident Evil: The Darkside & Umbrella Chronicles" utilized yet again an entirely different first person camera/movement mode. Personally I'm not a fan of first person games and I have often found myself avoiding quite a few games if I found it has a first mode. I prefer third person because I enjoy seeing around my character at all times. I also don't buy into the lame excuse that it adds suspense to the game. To me that sounds like a lazy excuse for not putting in the extra work to give the game a third person mode.
Everyone loves to play a decent horror game and when they do they also expect to find throughout the environment a variety of decent weaponry with which to dispatch the evils. If you were counting on that in this game you WILL BE HIGHLY disappointed. Now I'm not saying you won't get worthy weapons period. My point is that unlike past Resident Evil games or even other horror games, you won't get access to even a quarter decent weapon until you're more than about five percent or more into the game. Capcom really makes you grit your teeth on this game.
When you finally do get that first weapon, you have to rob Peter to pay Paul in order to keep ammo, and that is because from beginning to end ammo in this game it seems was designed purposely to be more precious than all the gold in Fort Knox. That's how rare it was! And no. None of the monsters drop ammo after you kill them. You can only get ammo from busting open these crates, picking locks on cabinets, or finding ammo by chance in random rooms.
Another thing to be aware of regarding the other games. After you finally finish the game none of your items through the initial playthrough carry over to your next play. So if you don't feel brave enough to try normal mode then I suggest easy. After I completed the game on normal I unlocked madhouse difficulty. However I have no desire to play through this game again. I only wish we could do with digital purchases like we did with physical copies; trade them back to the PSN store at a reduced price and choose something else.
- Save Often
Overall the game seemed to perform mostly fine if you can get past the silly loading times every time you die or when you're first starting the game. Now I have the digital version so there really shouldn't be any loading issues whatsoever. However there is. While the game is loading I can pop into the PSN store and check out their latest deals, pop back over to the game only to find it's still loading. I don't know if it has something to do with the fact the game also has that stupid VR software installed along with it or not. That may be what's impacting it. The only other game I have that takes that long to load is oddly enough Alien Isolation.
- Gameplay Bugs
- Did I like the game?
- Replay Value
- Overall View
Taking the issues I had with the game into account and knowing how everyone these days just loves to see a score - I give Resident Evil: Biohazard a flat 6.0.
I hope you enjoyed reading my Resident Evil (7) Biohazard review. Whether or not you did, please feel free to leave a comment or email me through the contact me button and let me know what's on your thoughts. At the bottom of this page I'll add links where you can purchase physical copies of Resident Evil Biohazard from your favorite retailer. At the current time of this posting all prices reflect new - unopened editions of Resident Evil: Biohazard.
Take care and thanks for reading!😎😀😘
Edward Alex Lively