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E3 2016: ‘Resident Evil 7’ Isn’t What We Were Expecting At All

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chris-littlechild - June 15, 2016

  Where the hell do you start with Resident Evil? One of Capcom’s biggest names, the series used to be the last word in survival horror. When the first game hit in 1996, it was credited with pretty well inventing the genre as we know it. Ball-shrivelingly bad dialogue about Jill sandwiches, dodgy tank controls and static camera angles, this was survival horror. And it was freaking amazing.  

Lately, the good Evil name has been dragged on its ass through a dirty, dirty field, full of cows with explosive diarrhea and other messy bowel complaints. Mostly because of the controversial Resident Evil 4. As fans will know, this was the game that gave all series conventions the middle finger, becoming more of an actiontastic TPS sort of deal. The fifth and sixth releases took this even further, pissing the Resident Evil faithful right off in the process.

That said, and this being the twentieth anniversary and all, a lot of us were wondering what to expect from Resident Evil 7. Well, gents, we can stop wondering, because –as predicted—an announcement trailer was shown at E3 2016.

We’re talking about a first-person, fully PlayStation VR-compatible adventure with an all-new cast. Why, I can’t imagine, but there it is. There’s a huge freaking Silent Hills vibe about this one, and you can see they’re going for the whole ‘horror’ thing that’s been missing in action, but still… this?

Give it an ogle for yourself.



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