Zero Punctuation: Resident Evil 7

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Hawki:

Samtemdo8:
Sigh this dissing of the old school Resident Evils prior to 4 upsets me so. Especially when it had the cooler and more intimidating monster designs than both 4, 5, 6, and 7 combined I mean look at these things:

...where's Nemesis ya bastard? ;p

Samtemdo8:

But I own the games right now and play them consistantly. And barring the original first one (and to a degree Code: Veronica) they all hold up well.

Zero wants a word with you.

[quote="RJ 17" post="6.946911.23897165"]snip.

1. Well Nemesis at this point is sitting on the fence between an intimidating monster and a campy monster. One the hand he's just Frakenstein's Monster wearing a Trenchcoat and using a Rocket Launcher, on the other hand he's a Frakenstein's Monster wearing a Trenchcoat and using a Rocket Launcher, THAT IS HUNTING YOU THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE GAME.

2. Zero is on my top 3 RE games.

Resident Evil 1 Remake
Resident Evil Zero
Resident Evil Outbreak games.

Sonicron:
That line about Farmer Shovelfuck bursting out of the medicine cabinet killed me. I don't know why, but I'm still in tears.

So, I have to say I really, really like the look of this game. I haven't played a horror game in many years, because most of the big and popular ones (both indie and mainstream) gravitate towards jump scares a lot of the time, which I cannot handle well if they happen all the time. Is this game better about that sort of thing?

Also, I've never played a Resident Evil game. Ever. With the series having been described as a pile of mangled octopus giblets regarding plot and structure, is this a proper reboot? I would be awfully disappointed if it turned out I had to read up on over a dozen games worth of story in order to be able to follow what's going on in this game. Can I, as a potential new player to the series, expect to be able to comprehend the events unfolding on-screen?

This game doesn't have any overt connections to any of the previous games at all, all connections with the series are gameplay wise (discarding first person perspective) and thematic (biochemical shit, being trapped in a mansion, etc). The only time the previous games actually show up is near the very end, where one of the main characters of the series shows up.

The Dead Singer:
This game doesn't have any overt connections to any of the previous games at all, all connections with the series are gameplay wise (discarding first person perspective) and thematic (biochemical shit, being trapped in a mansion, etc). The only time the previous games actually show up is near the very end, where one of the main characters of the series shows up.

That very much sounds like a mostly self-contained experience that's accessible to a layman like me. Which means I'll likely pick this up. Thank you kindly! :)

Ah, Resident Evil... the only series Capcom will keep throwing it's weight behind, even when no one asks them to. Like... the REmake is good... and that's it. Good. Not great. Not Bad. Good. If you think that game holds a candle to modern video games, you're kidding yourself. It's still fun to go back and play now and again, but I think people have a drastically different idea of what 'holds up today' means than I do.

Not surprising that Resident Evil went the exact opposite direction of it's previous numbered entry - honestly, Revelations 2 was decent enough, but now this gem exists. It's pretty solid, I have to say, even as jaded as I am about old games from my childhood still coming back today, I thoroughly enjoyed my time playing through it. Too much of a reliance on jump-scares, though. I think the only reason combat was included at all in this game was to prevent being compared quite so heavily to games like Amnesia and Outlast.

Sonicron:
Can I, as a potential new player to the series, expect to be able to comprehend the events unfolding on-screen?

Probably, it's not hard to figure out what's going on if you've played the first game or it's remake since just about everything for other games somehow stems from there. And you don't even need to play it for 2 or 7, only to understand that Umbrella made monsters because they're dumb.

Escaping through a country house from an inbred family affected by an malevolent force... sounds like Clock Tower except you're a guy with a gun instead of a helpless teen girl.

On that note, where's our modern Clock Tower?

The Dead Singer:

Sonicron:
That line about Farmer Shovelfuck bursting out of the medicine cabinet killed me. I don't know why, but I'm still in tears.

So, I have to say I really, really like the look of this game. I haven't played a horror game in many years, because most of the big and popular ones (both indie and mainstream) gravitate towards jump scares a lot of the time, which I cannot handle well if they happen all the time. Is this game better about that sort of thing?

Also, I've never played a Resident Evil game. Ever. With the series having been described as a pile of mangled octopus giblets regarding plot and structure, is this a proper reboot? I would be awfully disappointed if it turned out I had to read up on over a dozen games worth of story in order to be able to follow what's going on in this game. Can I, as a potential new player to the series, expect to be able to comprehend the events unfolding on-screen?

This game doesn't have any overt connections to any of the previous games at all, all connections with the series are gameplay wise (discarding first person perspective) and thematic (biochemical shit, being trapped in a mansion, etc). The only time the previous games actually show up is near the very end, where one of the main characters of the series shows up.

Is he though? There's some discussion about whether he's supposed to be whom he appears to be.

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