Folks at Eurogamer had the chance to play a 5 hours demo of Resident Evil 7 and they released an interesting video, sharing their impressions about Resident Evil 7 features and gameplay.
According to them, it was really important for the team to go back on the series roots and provide a really scary and satisfying experience. In this sense, the first-person camera helps is a really good thought as it helps the player immersing in the game.
Also, Resident Evil 7 will have fewer enemies than the series enemies, but it’s strongly focused in making those enemies more memorable for the fans.
One more important topic was the location. Some people discussed about it, not being happy of this choice, but it seems that the manor of the Bakers is really large and well structured, so there’s nothing to worry about.
Last but not least, Eurogamer reporters said that, during the experience, players will find a good number of tapes, playing as different characters and with a different gameplay. The aim of this feature is to make the whole gaming experience different from the past, trying something new that could make the game better.
Only time will say if Resident Evil 7 features and gameplay are good.
However, producer Kawata talked about the recipe to make a good horror game.
You need to create situations that combine together moments of shock and surprise with the instinctive fear people feel for the unknown. Dark rooms that make you fear the possible enemies walking around, shock scenes like creatures suddenly bursting through windows. Every single moment is important to make a real horror experience.
Resident Evil 7 is scheduled to release on January 24, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.