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Review

The Resident Evil series is known for its horror games, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) was no different. Now, Capcom has released Resident Evil Village, another first-person survival horror game. Resident Evil Village keeps the horror elements of the series, but the gameplay is more action-oriented than Resident Evil 7. Gameplay The pl...

Resident Evil Village

  • Greg Burn
  • Jul 19, 2021

The Resident Evil series is known for its horror games, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017) was no different. Now, Capcom has released Resident Evil Village, another first-person survival horror game. Resident Evil Village keeps the horror elements of the series, but the gameplay is more action-oriented than Resident Evil 7.

Gameplay

The player controls Ethan Winters, who has been searching for his daughter after a fateful encounter with Chris Redfield. Ethan finds himself in a village filled with mutant creatures and has to find his daughter before it's too late. The gameplay of Resident Evil Village is primarily focused on action, so it is more similar to the Resident Evil 4 and Resident Evil 5 games. Unlike Resident Evil 7, the player can carry more than one weapon at a time and can also use a melee weapon. The game features an online multiplayer mode.

The gameplay is mainly focused on shooting and melee combat. The game is more action-oriented than Resident Evil 7, featuring more guns and melee weapons. The player can carry more than one weapon and can also use melee weapons.

The gameplay of Resident Evil Village is similar to its predecessor. The player has a limited amount of inventory slots. They can interact with the environment to find items, which can be used or turned into items. The player can also use a scanner to find items in the environment. In the beginning of the game, the player can only move and shoot. As the player progresses through the game, they can use melee attacks and the game's crafting system. The game includes a limited crafting system, which allows the player to craft items from found items.

  1. Combat: Players will have to fight against different types of enemies (zombies, wolves, and others) and bosses. Players can use melee attacks, gunshots, and other weapons that can be scavenged around the village. The game features a simplified version of the inventory system from previous Resident Evil games.
  2. Exploration: The game consists of different areas, some of which are connected via a world map. Players can find different supplies and weapons among different areas.
  3. Puzzles: Players will have to solve various puzzles in order to progress.

Graphics

The graphics in Resident Evil Village is a mixed bag. On one hand, the game features excellent atmospheric effects, such as a realistic day-night cycle. On the other hand, the player model is rather stiff and the animations are rather clunky. The game features graphics similar to Resident Evil 7, but on a more detailed level. The graphics are more detailed than Resident Evil 7, but there have been some performance issues with the Windows version of the game.

Replayability

The game features three difficulty settings. The game features a New Game+ mode. There are various collectibles, which changes the story.

Conclusion

Since the game's release in May 7, 2021, it has received mixed reviews. While Resident Evil Village has been praised for its gameplay, setting, and variety, it has received criticism for its puzzles and boss battles as well as performance issues on the Windows version. The game's increased focus on action over its predecessor also received mixed opinions.

Pros:
  • The game's setting is impressive
  • The game's crafting system is an interesting addition
  • The game is a worthy successor to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017)
Cons:
  • The animations are rather clunky
  • The player model is stiff
  • The game can be quite difficult at times
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