Resident Evil 7 brings a new type of fear to the franchise.
Resident Evil started as one of the most popular survival horror games of all time. Putting players in situations that gave them little chance of survival against the army of the undead. The game slowly left this concept a few games into the series, which wasn’t necessarily a bad think. Resident Evil transitioned from the horror genre to become a popular action-adventure title. To many fans of the series, the change was not a positive change; many felt the series sold out. All that has changed with Resident Evil 7, quite possibly the scariest Resident Evil game in the series.
First shown at E3 2016, Resident Evil 7 took a new approach to the survival horror franchise. Letting players view the world through the characters eyes, you get the experience the fear first hand. Taking more of an Outlast approach to the series, Resident Evil 7 forces you to survive rather than go in guns blazing. As seen in the gameplay trailer above from Gamescom, you have no weapons beside your intellect.
As Capcom puts it :
Players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the Resident Evil series. Embodying the iconic gameplay elements of exploration and tense atmosphere that first coined “survival horror” some twenty years ago, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers a disturbingly realistic experience that will define the next era in horror entertainment. Returning to the series roots, signature gameplay features including exploration, puzzles and a realistic tense atmosphere awaits players. The classic inventory system returns but with limited space meaning players must choose what they carry with them carefully, making sure they remember to pack their green herbs!
Resident Evil 7 is set for release January 24th, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Make sure you pack your green herbs for this nightmare!