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Resident Evil: Village - Review Thread

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Problem with AJS reviews is, you really shouldnt watch/listen unless you played the game already. I know he is usually late to the party with his reviews and a lot of people maybe finished the game but the dude literally showed the end boss 10 mins into this review...He shows EVERYTHING.
 
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Big Mommy is finally here to step on me! Resident Evil Village is now tied with Uncharted 4 as the best game to watch my boyfriend play. It might not be the best game ever made, but it sure is a roller coaster of love for backseat gamers. Find out why in today's episode! Big boobs.
 
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Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled (and having played through it a second time) I still think its a good game, and better overall than 7, but the flaws are definitely more apparent to me now.

Main negatives for me are that the puzzles are shit, and that the game tries to take on too many ideas for a typical Resi length campaign. How is a huge castle that looms over the village and is inhabited by a 10ft tall unkillable stalker enemy an early game area thats over that quickly? that section could have EASILY been expanded into an entire Resi game all by itself, so could Heisenbergs factory. Cant help but feel like they had two amazing antagonists and settings there that they didnt realize to anywhere near their full potential.
 
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Now that a few weeks have passed and the dust has settled (and having played through it a second time) I still think its a good game, and better overall than 7, but the flaws are definitely more apparent to me now.

Main negatives for me are that the puzzles are shit, and that the game tries to take on too many ideas for a typical Resi length campaign. How is a huge castle that looms over the village and is inhabited by a 10ft tall unkillable stalker enemy an early game area thats over that quickly? that section could have EASILY been expanded into an entire Resi game all by itself, so could Heisenbergs factory. Cant help but feel like they had two amazing antagonists and settings there that they didnt realize to anywhere near their full potential.
I enjoyed 7 more because I think they nailed the atmosphere better there.

You really touched on one of my biggest complaints. The lord's don't get enough screentime to develop and are dealt with pretty quickly.
 
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FunkMiller

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Fuck me sideways, talk about a game that peaks early, and then slides down a greasy bank of shit towards the end.

Why do they insist on the same silly shit in these games that’s about as scary as a Paul WS Anderson movie?

I was well into this game right through the castle, through that scary as shit bit with the giant foetus baby, and out into the lake section, but everything after that is the same tepid shit we’ve seen over and over again.

The Chris Redfield section is laughably crap. Call Of Duty Village more like.

I guess we’ll all reconvene for Resident Evil 11, when they reinvent the franchise again, and actually make a great game.
 

Pilgrimzero

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Fuck me sideways, talk about a game that peaks early, and then slides down a greasy bank of shit towards the end.

Why do they insist on the same silly shit in these games that’s about as scary as a Paul WS Anderson movie?

I was well into this game right through the castle, through that scary as shit bit with the giant foetus baby, and out into the lake section, but everything after that is the same tepid shit we’ve seen over and over again.

The Chris Redfield section is laughably crap. Call Of Duty Village more like.

I guess we’ll all reconvene for Resident Evil 11, when they reinvent the franchise again, and actually make a great game.

Like most video games now-a-days, they have to cater to the lowest common denominator.
 
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FunkMiller

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Like most video games now-a-days, they have to cater to the lowest common denominator.

It does feel like a game of huge compromises, designed to maximise audience and profit. Nothing too taxing or difficult. That might put people off. And we must have big explosions and massive boss battles, because that’s what the audience loves! FML.

Ah well, the first half is good, anyway.
 

FlyyGOD

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Agree. Game looks subpar for next-gen systems. Enemy AI is especially bad and boss fights are a hot mess. Funnily enough you can still feel a load of loadings while going on elevators or entering new major areas. I turned off ray tracing because the drops in frames were annoying me.
Not sure why it doesn't look next gen to you but the game looks superb on The Series X LG CX combo. Ray tracing and HDR looks so good and at a solid framerate.
 
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I really enjoyed this game overall, first RE game I've finished. I got stuck in so many parts where you're supposed to inspect an items in your bag but I've learnt that's a typical part of RE games? Bought and tried RE4 but I just can't deal with those controls so I'll prob just wait for the remake