I know this game has been out for a couple weeks now but earlier today I kicked it’s ass. Not bad for a game i can only play at night when McKenzie is asleep and even then I have to be selective as to when I can play because I don’t really like being scared. But anyways let’s get down to the review.
I love the Resident Evil series, I’ve been a fan since the original on Dreamcast. I remember how terrified I was seeing the first zombie of the game, to be clear I never owned that game because I was too young to own such a game but I would watch my cousins play and think damn this is so cool I can’t wait to be old enough to play Resident Evil.
Well guess what I eventually became old enough to play Resident Evil, and my first firsthand experience with this franchise started with Resident Evil 4. Or in other words the best fucking game of all time. I basically own it for every platform I’ve ever had. And I couldn’t get enough of it. I’ve played a lot of Resident Evil since then and I was waiting for another experience that would bring the same magic that the 4th installment did. And let me tell you Resident Evil Village does just that.
The game starts off as wild as can be, you play as the newer to the series protagonist Ethan Winters and quickly you are pulled from the comfort of your own home into a mysterious village that has been infected with Monsters, Death, and Despair. The tone of this game is set very quickly and to be frank it grabs you by the crotch and doesn’t let go. Similar to the previous installment Resident Evil Biohazard, the game is played in the first person perspective to really drive home the terrors that await you.
You may be on a mission to rescue your daughter from the mysterious lords of the Village that you are very quickly introduced to and it becomes your mission to fuck their shit up. It’s lovely, it’s brutal, it’s everything I want out of a game.
I’m not going to go too deep into the game as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t played it yet, but I will say the combat, story, and atmosphere are all top notch, you feel every shot, and the lack of ammo in the game makes for an even more terrifying experience. Will I run out of ammo? Or will I have just enough to kill the tall Vampire lady that has taken the Internet by storm.
The negatives of this game are very few in my opinion, where I could see it being taken down a peg is the overall scariness of the game. There is really only one section that is genuinely scary and for the hardcore Resident Evil/Survival Horror game fan that may not be enough for them. The ending of the game becomes too much like an action game so I could see that turning people off as well. The length of the game is very short, I beat the game in about 8.5 hours which for a full price game I would like a little bit more out of that. But hey it’s an exciting 8+ hours and I’m definitely going to replay it atleast one more time
Overall I loved this game and couldn’t recommend it more to anybody looking for a new game to play. I give Resident Evil Village a solid 9/10 and give it Mike’s stamp of Approval.
So what are you waiting for? Get yourself to the store and pick this game up, you won’t regret it.