5 Reasons Why Resident Evil 7: Biohazard Is The Best Installment Yet In Franchise’s History

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is set to be released Jan. 24, 2017. Photo : PlayStation / YouTube

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is set to be launched first on Jan. 24 in North America and on Jan. 26 in Japan. This survival horror game is set to become the redeeming franchise of the developer following bad reviews of the previous titles from both critics and players. Based on what has been teased, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is bound to become the best installment yet and here's why.

Windows PC Release

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard has been designed to be played on PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR and Xbox One. As such, the game will not be accessible on older version of these consoles. Capcom, however, ventures on a groundbreaking move by bringing survival horror game to Windows PC with cross-save support for PC and Xbox One.

Smaller Area, Less Ammo

Capcom sees its necessary to go back to square one in this installment and that makes the game a remedy to nostalgia of many Resident Evil fans. For one, the setting is confined to a mansion in a small plantation area. As a result, players can focus more on the depth of the situation wherein less ammo is needed to fight the enemies. To some extent, this will make the gameplay more exciting as players will get a limited array of weapons to use.

Single Player Experience

Apart from the Windows PC release, another trailblazing feat of Capcom for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is the first-person perspective of the game and the single-player experience. The developer this time aims to immerse players into the world of Ethan Winters as he searches for his wife in the crooked plantation house in Dulvey, Louisiana. Less gun fights, more strategizing and riddle-solving, the game also brings footage dispersed across the area to deliver its storyline.

Photorealistic Breakthrough

In its determined efforts to redeem the franchise back to its shape, Capcom lays down its card for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard by using its new engine to produce a photorealistic piece. And just recently, the Official PlayStation Magazine UK's January 2017 issue deemed the survival horror game as the "most graphically impressive" titles on PlayStation 4 Pro. The publication further described the game as "borderline photorealistic" stressing out that Resident Evil hasn't been "a good-looking series for years."

Four DLCs

Four downloadable contents have already been confirmed to come soon after the game's release. Each has its own chapter. According to reports, one DLC is packed with riddles, while another one has a playable card game. Each content also has varying finales and achievements. In a recent interview with Resident Evil 7 producer Masachika Kawata disclosed that this installment will have more exploration than combat to make a more balanced title.

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard marks Capcom's new beginnings. A couple of years in the development process, fans can expect more in this title, making it Capcom's sporting chance to redeem the glory that the game once had. What do you think of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard so far? Will it be able to surpass the greatness of early Resident Evil titles? Comment down below your thoughts!


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