Resident Evil 7 Spoiler Thread

Dusk Golem

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Hey everyone, this is Dusk Golem aka AestheticGamer. I have posted on NeoGAF since 2011, and have decided to resign. I have enjoyed posting about horror games here for years, but I no longer wish to support the site and will be leaving for good. I will still be around the internet, I go by AestheticGamer on YouTube, I make games on Steam as Yai Gameworks, and I plan to go by Dusk Golem on other forums. I'll be joining an off-set of the GAF community leaving to try other ventures like ResetEra (Official Twitter for that here: https://twitter.com/reseteraforum ). I hope some of you who read this may consider it, and I plan to try to expose more people to horror games in the years to come. Just not here.

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What if they never show Ethan's face? Chris will literally die to a faceless protagonist.

That would be hilarious.

And admittedly tacky.

I just don't see it happening though.
 

Massaki

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That, and probably having many change their minds from being the Best RE game ever to the worse....
How? Did one of the protagonists dying in your favorite TV Show turn that episode into your most hated episode ever? No. As long as it's done tastefully it'll be fine. The series is in dire need of a shake up, killing off one of the main characters is a huuuuge undertaking, one they probably wont fuck up because they are really not that dumb.
 
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How? Did one of the protagonists dying in your favorite TV Show turn that episode into your most hated episode ever? No. As long as it's done tastefully it'll be fine. The series is in dire need of a shake up, killing off one of the main characters is a huuuuge undertaking, one they probably wont fuck up because they are really not that dumb.
Eh, I dunno about that. I could see them botching it. We were told that we will not be seeing Ethan's face at all officially. So that alone is already gonna add a bit of animosity to this. "He died for a faceless character".

Because I agree. People do need to die, but on the same hand you gotta go all out with it. It's kinda odd that chris fought the likes of Wesker and more. But he does saving a nobody to him.
 
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How? Did one of the protagonists dying in your favorite TV Show turn that episode into your most hated episode ever? No. As long as it's done tastefully it'll be fine. The series is in dire need of a shake up, killing off one of the main characters is a huuuuge undertaking, one they probably wont fuck up because they are really not that dumb.
Oh no, it won't effect me. TBH, as many times as the main characters have been featured - and toyed with all of these B.O.W.s and threats, I am surprised they haven't kicked the bucket sooner.

But I do have a feeling there will be many pissed off people over this that will downright hate the game for killing off one of their favorite characters.
 

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Eh, I dunno about that. I could see them botching it. We were told that we will not be seeing Ethan's face at all officially. So that alone is already gonna add a bit of animosity to this. "He died for a faceless character".
Do you read books at all? You don't need a face to grow an attachment to a character, a personality and a cause for their existence is sometimes all that is required to begin caring. Besides, I don't know if there's even a source for this rumor, it could be completely baseless, we might not even see Chris at all.

And to be fair, the male Resident Evil characters have always been "standard hero" until this point, and any personality that is shown in 5 or 6 is best left forgotten. (I'm gonna punch this fuckin rock to save my not-really girlfriend, no wait now i'm & depressed an alcoholic, no wait now i'm going to fuckin china and am super buff again)
 
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Do you read books at all? You don't need a face to grow an attachment to a character, a personality and a cause for their existence is sometimes all that is required to begin caring. Besides, I don't know if there's even a source for this rumor, it could be completely baseless, we might not even see Chris at all.
I added a bit more to my post to better clarify. The whole thing with the book aspect is we're talking about games and an established franchise. One which has stood very strong on characters and their designs. So it's gonna play a factor in a game where you don't see your character. It'd be different if they were at least treating the character like Gordon Freeman or Master Chief. You can't see their faces, but they do have a design that is shown and shared to better fit them into the world.

As for the personalities. 4-6 are canon so that stuff is gonna play a factor. With chris, I didn't feel his character arc was all that out of line. With Sheva he cared because he didn't want to mess up with a partner like he did Jill. Then in 6, he got his entire crew killed. That's gonna sit with you, especially when you end up right back in that situation as he did in RE6 where he lost everyone again.

So realistically, it is chris time to go. Dude has been through hell, and you can tell it's taking his toll. But with how important his team is to his character. Him dying for ethan seems odd. Though of course, perhaps the story fixes that by having ethan as a friend and such, and maybe the VHS tapes build that up.

Or maybe it's a fake rumor, and ethan dies regardless of the ending you pick.
 
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I added a bit more to my post to better clarify. The whole thing with the book aspect is we're talking about games and an established franchise. One which has stood very strong on characters and their designs. So it's gonna play a factor in a game where you don't see your character. It'd be different if they were at least treating the character like Gordon Freeman or Master Chief. You can't see their faces, but they do have a design that is shown and shared to better fit them into the world.

As for the personalities. 4-6 are canon so that stuff is gonna play a factor. With chris, I didn't feel his character arc was all that out of line. With Sheva he cared because he didn't want to mess up with a partner like he did Jill. Then in 6, he got his entire crew killed. That's gonna sit with you, especially when you end up right back in that situation as he did in RE6 where he lost everyone again.

So realistically, it is chris time to go. Dude has been through hell, and you can tell it's taking his toll. But with how important his team is to his character. Him dying for ethan seems odd. Though of course, perhaps the story fixes that by having ethan as a friend and such, and maybe the VHS tapes build that up.

Or maybe it's a fake rumor, and ethan dies regardless of the ending you pick.
Yeah, I agree with all of this. Chris's death could be done well, and add additional punch to the game's story and climax. It could also be done poorly, and feel like a slap in the face. I would hope that, as you said, Chris doesn't just die for somebody that means nothing to him, so maybe he knows Ethan, or even Mia? I suppose it wouldn't be THAT out of character for him, since his job is literally about him risking his life to protect people from B.O.W.s, even if doesn't know them, but I would still prefer if he had some kind of personal stake in this. Otherwise, it could just seem wierd and out of left field.
 
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Btw, wasn't there an enemy called Holoforms that were supposed to be in this game, and they were supposed to be Hunter like? I actually thought some of the previews mentioned them too, or am I mistaken?
 

AdaWong

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Out of the six main classic characters, they're all getting old as fuck and need to get taken care of.

Wesker died already and we thought it wouldn't happen so there's that.

This is Chris' time to go.

Claire will probably pull a Rebecca and fade into irrelevance/being a side character.

Ada will do some Nina Williams age-freezing shit (it's not too far fetched since the woman hd a damn clone).

Jill will star in fill-in-the-gaps titles that aren't so ahead in time so she remains young.

Leon, though, will forever be with us. He's like a part of Capcom they can't let go, let's keep it at that.
 

Dusk Golem

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Hey everyone, this is Dusk Golem aka AestheticGamer. I have posted on NeoGAF since 2011, and have decided to resign. I have enjoyed posting about horror games here for years, but I no longer wish to support the site and will be leaving for good. I will still be around the internet, I go by AestheticGamer on YouTube, I make games on Steam as Yai Gameworks, and I plan to go by Dusk Golem on other forums. I'll be joining an off-set of the GAF community leaving to try other ventures like ResetEra (Official Twitter for that here: https://twitter.com/reseteraforum ). I hope some of you who read this may consider it, and I plan to try to expose more people to horror games in the years to come. Just not here.

I hope you all are having a good day, and know I always loved the community, and in the end it's the community I'm going to stick with, not the site itself. If you want to follow me, my official Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1
 
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New off-screen RE7 gameplay with some spoilers in it:

https://youtu.be/CV35Fy0x45k?t=199
Walking around holding your bloody stump is awesome.

Really hope mom and pops get their shipments in soon. Really want to get some impressions from the community.

Also taking German in college did me fuck all as I never used it outside of the classroom and it's been almost 8 years since I spoke a word of it.
 

Dusk Golem

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Hey everyone, this is Dusk Golem aka AestheticGamer. I have posted on NeoGAF since 2011, and have decided to resign. I have enjoyed posting about horror games here for years, but I no longer wish to support the site and will be leaving for good. I will still be around the internet, I go by AestheticGamer on YouTube, I make games on Steam as Yai Gameworks, and I plan to go by Dusk Golem on other forums. I'll be joining an off-set of the GAF community leaving to try other ventures like ResetEra (Official Twitter for that here: https://twitter.com/reseteraforum ). I hope some of you who read this may consider it, and I plan to try to expose more people to horror games in the years to come. Just not here.

I hope you all are having a good day, and know I always loved the community, and in the end it's the community I'm going to stick with, not the site itself. If you want to follow me, my official Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1
 

Dusk Golem

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Hey everyone, this is Dusk Golem aka AestheticGamer. I have posted on NeoGAF since 2011, and have decided to resign. I have enjoyed posting about horror games here for years, but I no longer wish to support the site and will be leaving for good. I will still be around the internet, I go by AestheticGamer on YouTube, I make games on Steam as Yai Gameworks, and I plan to go by Dusk Golem on other forums. I'll be joining an off-set of the GAF community leaving to try other ventures like ResetEra (Official Twitter for that here: https://twitter.com/reseteraforum ). I hope some of you who read this may consider it, and I plan to try to expose more people to horror games in the years to come. Just not here.

I hope you all are having a good day, and know I always loved the community, and in the end it's the community I'm going to stick with, not the site itself. If you want to follow me, my official Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1
 

Dusk Golem

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Hey everyone, this is Dusk Golem aka AestheticGamer. I have posted on NeoGAF since 2011, and have decided to resign. I have enjoyed posting about horror games here for years, but I no longer wish to support the site and will be leaving for good. I will still be around the internet, I go by AestheticGamer on YouTube, I make games on Steam as Yai Gameworks, and I plan to go by Dusk Golem on other forums. I'll be joining an off-set of the GAF community leaving to try other ventures like ResetEra (Official Twitter for that here: https://twitter.com/reseteraforum ). I hope some of you who read this may consider it, and I plan to try to expose more people to horror games in the years to come. Just not here.

I hope you all are having a good day, and know I always loved the community, and in the end it's the community I'm going to stick with, not the site itself. If you want to follow me, my official Twitter is here: https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1