The upcoming Resident Evil 7 is bringing the series back to its horror roots. The first order of business is taking out the quick time events.
The exclusion of the quick time events was announced during a Q&A session. Both Masachika Kawata and Koshi Nakanishi gave numerous details about what to expect from the seventh main installment in the famous Capcom series.
Kawata and Nakanishi said that they know a lot of people will be relieved about the quick time events not being part of the game.
The quick time events were annoying in the previous two main installments. It made the titles feel less like an actual game and more like an action Hollywood movie.
Check out this awesome video to get an idea about what I mean.
They also talked about the other elements gamers will get to experience as they play the upcoming installment.
“In the 20 year history of Resident Evil, you know that the key pillars of the game are fear and horror, exploration of the environment, puzzle-solving elements, resource management, and combat against enemies…Those are all in this game, but we wanted to start off with the first two — horror and exploration — and get you experiencing those two pillars up front. If you’re thinking that because those other elements aren’t in the demo, that they won’t be in the game, that’s not the case. We’re focusing up front about the message of horror coming home in this demo.”
This is a good thing. The survival-horror element was what made the franchise a success in the first place. The seventh installment also seems to focus on unknown characters.
While I’ll miss being able to play to as Claire, Chris, Jill, etc., it makes sense for the story to introduce new characters who aren’t as experienced as the previous cast. We still have the Revelations series in order to play as the iconic characters from the franchise.
Resident Evil 7 has a release date of January 24th, 2017 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
What do you make of the details released for Resident Evil 7? Let us know!
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