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It was easy to lose heart after the garbage fire that was Resident Evil 6. Thankfully, Capcom stepped up and delivered a brand new Resident Evil experience that is both brand new feeling and upholds the roots of what makes the series fun. Bringing the series into the first-person perspective was bold move, but it paid off with Resident Evil 7. Even though the point of view changed, everything about the gameplay like managing ammo, finding keys, carefully navigating corridors and even opening doors still felt uniquely like it belonged in the series. Playing the game in virtual reality is one of the most intense experiences I’ve done in gaming. Many parts of the game are very scary and being put into that world through a VR headset only makes it that much more terrifying. The story is self-contained enough that folks who are new to the series can easily join in now, with some sly easter eggs for series veterans. The characters, especially the Baker family, are interesting to learn about and the story goes to some cool places by the end. Many people have criticized the latter portion of the game for becoming more action heavy, but if you look at previous games in the series, it actually follows a similar pattern in that regard. I played through this game four times in 2017 alone and will likely go back for another round in 2018. In any other year, this would have been an easy top spot, but I reluctantly call Resident Evil 7: Biohazard the 2nd best game of 2017.
Why This Game?
I would be lying if I didn’t say that this one wasn’t personal. Resident Evil is one of my favorite series and I can confidently say that this latest entry is one of the best yet. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard being a relatively short game overall also contributed to my drive to make this my first platinum trophy of the series, though it being an immensely fun game didn’t hurt. Looking at the initial trophy list, it didn’t seem like too much of a tough one to tackle, but like any platinum, there are a few obstacles that are easy to underestimate when you’re simply staring at a list. That being said, let’s break this one down.
In this, the final episode of this Resident Evil 7 play through, Ethan finally catches up with Eveline and then immediately receives a phone call. Oh no, wait that was me in real life. As such, the Ben Cam cuts out at that moment. Will Ethan finally put an end to the madness? Watch to find out and please comment and subscribe to let me know what you’d like me to play next!
After escaping from the ship, Ethan heads down in a nearby mine and discovers much of the truth behind Eveline. Will Ethan discover all of the secrets of this biohazard? Watch to find out and subscribe for more episodes daily!
Exploring more around the derelict ship, Mia regains her memories of how this mess all got started. What are Mia’s ties to the incident? Watch to find out and subscribe for more episodes daily!