Which is better, Outlast or Resident Evil 7: Biohazard?
Outlast was a much more scary game
that s a new bottom for the RE series ....a Resi game is compared to Outlast instead of being the master of survival horror genre , unique and comparable only with its predecessors as it was before ...even RE6 had a unique feeling ( being clearly a Resi game at its core) ...how much this damn series transformed (to the worst)?
Outlast is one of the scariest games of this generation. Being compared to it should be thought of as a complement. Resident Evil has always fallen in the action horror segment, where guns are the only defense against evil is the only formula that has defined it for so many years. But Amnesia and Outlast have clearly inspired a different league of games, and RE7 is the first step towards ascending to the top of that league
Yes Resident Evil 6 is a resident evil game at its core purely because it has 3rd person. What an idiot.
@^^ you dont understand smthign here....these games (outlast , amnesia ,ALien) may be their own league and may be loved by many though a Resi game trying to mimic these games STOPS being a Resi game and the whole try appears ridiculous......guns along with TPS action are crucial game machanics in the series in order to un-stress you with exhilarating splatter combat and TP camera for attaching you emotionally with your character .....but what i m explaining to you ...its pointless wiht your hyped by media stance
Un-stressing the player and survival horror doesn't go hand in hand. If you wanna feel un-stressed then go play Animal Crossing.
How about learning some grammar.
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naruga is traumatized from the RE7 release
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Resident Evil VII is a different game. Outlast is scary hide-n-seek. RE7 takes horror from many mediums from Japanese Horror, Evil Dead, Saw, Texas Chainsaw and much more. There are so much diversity in this game that it is insane to dump on it's first person perspective. RE7 was a phenomenal game.
People compare them out if ignorance. The only similarities is that they're first person, that's it. Resident Evil 6 sucked ass, 7 is the best game since 4. Stop judging the first person view and actually play the game.
How about learn to understand and respect ? Your comments are way too immature.
@naruga Quick question have you played resident evil 7 yet? And if you have what makes you think it's not a good resi game?
im not gonna be narrow minded and try to suggest what the essence of a resident evil game is like yourself, but to assert " crucial mechanics" of the series are guns and 3rd person camera is simply ridiculous. Dunno what you know of the first few games but guns are hardly even a factor if you play in keeping with the other mechanics. the hd remake of the original is such a fantastic representation of this, you are discouraged from killing zombies because their is a chance they will come back as crimson heads. i will accept the essence of what makes a resident evil game a resident evil game is different for each player, but whats clear is that the last few resident evil games has opened the ip to a new customer base, this new customer base is detached from the old base, with different preferences that do not reflect the classic resident evil gameplay. you can see this in the sales figures, resi7 has sold far less copies than resi6 had this far into its launch, which is a shame really seeing as resi7 is easily the superior game. i guess the new customer base need flashy shooty bang bang to enjoy the series, sad for them becuase they are missing out on the best resi game since 4.
Honestly I didn't find Outlast scary past the first hour. RE7 is a much better game imo.
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No it wasnt. Outlast is probably the most repetitive game played. Very overrated resident evil 7 and marguerret was enough to convince me which one was scarier
Resident Evil 7 was much like Outlast but I don't think they wanted to go as heavy as Outlast did. Outlast was an Indie game and wasn't targeted at a large audience like Re7 so they went balls to the wall. The game when as far to have frontal nude males. I believe Re7 went as far towards Outlast that they felt comfortable with. They still had to make the game appeal to a large audience and because it really was an experiment of a game they couldn't go too far. They have the potential to go more balls to the wall Outlast style now that Re7 is a success.
Outlast was a scary version of hide and seek. With death being the outcome if found. Biohazard did much better with blending survival horror. I hated that in outlast you wouldn't fight back, I mean hell put down the camera and pick up a pipe.
Agreed, I like both games but Outlast leaves you basically 100% vulnerable The director of Resident Evil 7 even made a point to saying that they played Outlast but they clearly did not like that you were basically defenseless. I'm not even sure how they could be compared when one game doesn't even allow you to fight back. I believe in the concept of one being scarier over the other , sure not being able to fight back is definitely much more scary
Well maybe that why Outlast was so popular. If you could fight back it would've been another jumpscare action game
This, FFS! I don't like being powerless in those games. It's fun for the first 30 minutes, then it gets boring. I want to kill monsters, not just hide. I can already hide and cry in real life!
Man, RE7 hands down! Outlast I liked but nowhere near as much as I've enjoyed RE7.
Outlast was scary for the first half hour, then it was just hide and seek. RE7 was definitely a more intriguing premise. I really wanted to know what was going on in RE7 more than Outlast, both fantastic experiences though. Really looking forward to Outlast 2.
I'm gonna have to side with Outlast. I think not being able to fight back causes some very tense and scary situations. In RE7, I kind of felt a bit more safe with a gun knowing that I could fight back or run. For the record, I'm not saying future RE titles should drop using weapons, they should continue doing their own thing. Both great horror games and I'm looking forward to Outlast 2.
Yeah, but isn't it repetitive to keep hiding? I don't know, maybe it's because I played it in VR, but the fact that I could fight back didn't make it any less tense/scary for me.
Resident Evil. There is much more to a survival horror game than hiding
Whats scarier than having to run and hide the whole game without being able to defend yourself, instead of just shooting your way out. I have yet to replay it in Madhouse difficulty but playing it in medium, they give you too many resources and ammo, I was dumping bullets towards the end becuase of how much I had. In my opinion RE7 stopped getting scary after you ****SPOILER!!!**** Kill Jack Baker after that it looses the suspense of being stalked, the rest is just killing everything.
That isn't gameplay. Resident Evil is not about being scary.
Then why compare it to Outlast? It's obvious Capcom took the Outlast route and mixed it with the Resident evil formula. If Resident Evil 7 wasnt about being scary they wouldnt include the jump scares they did.
I'm sure it had some Inspirations to Resident Evil 7 but I actually do not believe they took much from Outlast. There were plenty of horror games where the concept of hiding existed. Outlast is also not the first horror game to be in first person so I'm not entirely sure what they really could have took other than possibly level design
RE 7 isn't even the first Resident Evil game in first person. In Outlast one of the most unnerving things is that you don't fight back, it breaks immersion because it would be the most logical thing to do. In RE 7 the worst aspect is that you have so much weapons and ammo on disposal, it made sense in prior titles were the main leads were trained agents but not so much here where the MC probably never held a grenade launcher before. Imo the games to look up to are the Siren games. From gameplay alone that was the best horror game to me as it perfectly combined hiding mechanisms with fighting with common tools you find.
Resident evil in VR is an unmatched experience. It's terrifying and so much fun.
100% true re7 in vr is amazing! It would be really cool if they added vr support to outlast. If we were comparing re7 vr to outlast, re7 vr is on a whole different level not even really comparable.
Outlast was great at first but it just got boring and repetitive. I've yet to play resi 7 but it doesn't look quite the same as Outlast. It seems to be fairly different and I'm looking forward to getting it.
I played RE7 in VR from beginning to end and I can assure you it's fucking scary and it's no joke! The VR made a big difference! If Outlast has no VR mode then I don't think it can be scarier than a horror game in VR imo.
Resident Evil 7 was better. It might just be because I am so tired of horror games where you have nothing to do besides walk around and hide. I really loved Amnesia: Dark Descent when it came out, but since then, I've become burned out on that style. Resi 7 having combat makes it a better game to me
Exactly. Outlast is more about walking and hiding while RS7 is more balanced and enjoyable in my opinion.
Got to say Outlast by alot.
But did biohazard copy outlast with the first person view lol
RE 7 wasn't the first Resident Evil in first person so your point is invalid.
I'd say Resident Evil 7 vs Alien Isolation is a better comparison seeing that both revolved more on small skirmishes. This makes me wish a new Haunting Ground or a re-release was in the works.........: [
The article is asking who was scarier or who was better? For me, Resident Evil 7 was far more enjoyable but if you are asking who was scarier, which does not mean better, then Outlast takes that one.
Hold on ! am i being surrounded by casual fanboys THE WHOLE TIME who likes Outlast AND defend RE7 at the same time AND doesn't appreciate how the resident evil franchise used to be in the oldschool days .. AND THEY CALL THEMSELVES RE FANS TOO !? WHO THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE ?
The first hour or 2 of RE7 was incredible, then it stopped being scary. Outlast was intense beginning to end.
Outlast is no more than a jump scare game.
They are nothing alike. This comparison is pointless. It's like comparing Uncharted and Gears of War because they are both 3rd person action shooters.
With respect, I don't see the point in the comparison. I make a distinction between the genres. One is survival horror and the other just horror. They said you weren't gonna be doing much shooting in Resi Evil but there was loads, it even had boss fights. Grenade launchers, flamethrowers and a fair bit of ammo too. There weren't many places at all where you were supposed to/had to hide or run away as opposed to Outlast. Don't get me wrong, there's clearly a general feel throughout RE that was inspired by Outlast, Amnesia and Isolation but in the end RE is still far more combat oriented with very little hiding. For me, they are all great games but RE is a different style so enjoy them for the different experiences they offer.
Outlast was scarier because you couldn't fight back. Resident Evil becomes less scary the more you can fight back. It kind of takes away the fear like in a scary movie the scared people never take out a shotgun and start shooting everyone.
Both are good but Outlast stuck with me longer. They also reminded me of Condemned.
Noooo. Condemned was a masterpiece. I'm still waiting for a horror title with condemned's melee system. Outlast couldn't shine condemned's shoes.
Outlast was terrible. I loathe the run and hide genre. The only one I could stomach was SOMA. I maybe hid once in RE7 to sneak passed pops before I had a weapon. Being defenseless isn't scary to me, it's boring.
? Can't fight in Outlast
I can say Resident Evil 7. Because you can fight back.
Outlast I did not like. RE7, absolutely loving the it.
Outlast is boring.
While outlast is scary on its own way, I feel it's for immersive for a game where the player is able to do at least some weak attacks or some self defense mechanism. It grows old quite quickly when you just keep fleeing...
P.T. did it best.
Alien isolation did it better than both.
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