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Review

Resident Evil Village is the sequel to the 2017 game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. It was announced at the PlayStation 5 reveal event in June 2020 and released on May 7, 2021.

Resident Evil Village

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jun 26, 2021
The Resident Evil series is a long-running franchise of survival horror games created by Capcom. It is known to feature a heavy emphasis on puzzle solving and exploration. Resident Evil Village is a sequel to the 2017 game Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, the eighth installment in the series.

Gameplay

The player controls Ethan Winters, who is searching for his kidnapped daughter. After a fateful encounter with Chris Redfield, he finds himself in a village filled with mutant creatures. The game focuses on action-oriented gameplay, with protagonist Ethan Winters now equipped with more combat skills due to military training. The game's primary enemies, the werewolf-like Lycans, are not only agile and intelligent - they can also wield weapons and attack in packs, forcing the player to rethink their strategy on whether to utilize sparse ammunition, use melee combat, or simply run away.

The game takes place in a snow-covered Eastern European village and features a first-person perspective. The protagonist, Ethan Winters, is equipped with more combat skills due to military training and is pitted against the werewolf-like Lycans, who are not only agile and intelligent, but can wield weapons and attack in packs. The game is more action-focused, with players controlling Ethan using a variety of weapons to fight enemies. They can also use makeshift barricades to provide cover against enemies. There are a number of side quests and hunting activities in the game. Players can also purchase supplies, weapons, upgrades, and items from a merchant, called the Duke.

Graphics

The game's graphics are better than Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and it is set in a snowy Eastern European village. The game is a marked improvement on Resident Evil 7 in terms of graphics. It features better lighting effects and facial animations.

Information about replayability

Replayability for Resident Evil Village is high as players can go to different areas, hunt animals, and explore the village. The game includes a photo mode, which gives players the opportunity to take screenshots in-game. The Mercenaries Mode also makes an appearance.

Conclusion

The game improves on Resident Evil 7 in terms of graphics. It features better lighting effects and facial animations. The game is more action-oriented, with players controlling Ethan using a variety of weapons to fight enemies. They can also use makeshift barricades to provide cover against enemies. There are a number of side quests and hunting activities in the game. Players can also purchase supplies, weapons, upgrades, and items from a merchant, called the Duke. The game takes place in a snow-covered Eastern European village and features a first-person perspective.

Pros:
  • The game features a variety of enemies that players can use for various purposes
  • The game features a more action-oriented gameplay style
  • The game features a map of the village that can be accessed from the pause menu
  • The game features a diary with sketches recapping the player's progress in the story so far
  • The game features a photo mode, which gives players the opportunity to screenshot in-game moments
  • The Mercenaries Mode makes a return in Resident Evil Village
  • The game features a six-player online multiplayer game, Resident Evil RE:Verse
Cons:
  • The game lacks puzzles
  • The game lacks boss battles
  • The game's story is short
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