Capcom "blown away" by reception of Resident Evil 7 demo

But the director is keen to point out that the demo doesn't represent the entirety of the gameplay experience.

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SoulWarrior1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

They must have only listened to half of the fans, not everyone including me has responded positively to this massive change in direction.

suli123451819d ago

Half? More like they listened to 20% of the fans cus that shit was terrible.

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DanteVFenris6661819d ago

Id say it's the other way around. Resident evil has been kicking the bucket for years. Some are relating this to the pt reveal. Especially when you have the holy trinity of youtubers, Pewdiepie, Markiplier and jacksepticeye praising it its no doubt millions would follow in their opinion.

jznrpg1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

@Shin I am glad they are going a different direction, I haven't been interested in the main series for over a decade

bouzebbal1819d ago

Capcom, if only you listened to what early fans want from the beginning..

Austin481819d ago

Look at the dislikes u are the small minorty there is a Hume majority of people that love it so F off lol.

-Foxtrot1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Guess with the disagrees people just can't admit it

This is going to be another situation where people who speak out are personally stacked and disagreed to death but when the game comes out more people will realise we were right

There's a difference between something being good and wanting it to be good


For the last time there is a difference between horror and survival horror. RE was not just a typical jump scare horror game. It;s like the only excuse to defend this "oh they've brought back horror" yeah the wrong type of horror. Jeez.

suli123451818d ago

Everyone saying we we we we we, go fuck yourselves and watch how bad this is gonna be when it comes out. They ruined a terrible formula that was perfect right from the very start. When the resident evil 2 remake comes out i want you to remember these comments and watch how epic its gonna be, but until then enjoy your over squeezed lemon my friends.

JBlaze2261818d ago

Why people complain on this game. They are bringing horror back to the game just what everyone wanted and no its not a PT clone it First person horror was out along time ago before P.T. so its nothing new. I like the new approach to bring back that feel of survival horror and I hope that they keep building on that premise but I hope to see that they bring quick time events that was a nice gimmick that they had.

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Tdmd1819d ago

It's easier to turn a blind eye. This is capcom after all. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

NecoTehSergal1819d ago

Cry some more, bet you grew up on RE4,5,6 and have no idea that RE1,2,3 and 0 exist.

-Foxtrot1818d ago

How is saying it's not good means you grew up on the new games

I grew up on the old ones and still hated this as much as I did with RE5 and RE6

SoulWarrior1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Nope, the first one I played was 2 actually and I recently replayed the remaster of the REmake and loved it, try something else other than a childish rhetoric with no evidence whatsoever.

I didn't like 6 or 5 that much either, sorry that I am not a fan of this first person, psychological horror, PT/Amensia direction RE has gone in, I'm not the only one that feels this way. Scary video tapes, close ups of weird faces, mannequins moving on their own? To me this is not Resident Evil at all and the 'demo' felt nothing like an RE game in any way shape or form.

_-EDMIX-_1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

@fox- what you played was merely a teaser so who cares? Please stop commenting on a teaser of the game as if it's the final thing as the Director and producer of this game have already confirmed it's going to have limited ammo and weapons and herbs.

You jump the gun way way way too soon on reveals, to the point where you act like you've made up your mind based on a few seconds of something.

Maybe for once wait until you hear all the details to make an informed decision.

When did PT have weapons in it?

_-EDMIX-_1818d ago

@cap- well you've never played "this" as Resident Evil 7 has not released what you played was a teaser so how on Earth can you come to a conclusion based on a game you technically haven't played?

The creators of the game have already stated there's going to be weapons ,ammo ,herbs etc.

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ZombieGamerMan1819d ago

So you would have been cool if Resident Evil 7 was another co-op cover based shooter with shit ton of QTEs and zero scares?

Tdmd1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

I'd be cool if it was like the tons of other horror games in third person perspective with no co-op or QTE's. You know, like the good old RE used to be? And no, I wouldn't need tank controls or fixed cameras for that to work.
Oh well, I can still have hope for Resident Evil 2 remake, I guess.

NapalmSanctuary1819d ago

@Tdmd One of the benefits of the fixed camera is that it kept emphasis off of shooting, thats one of the things that bothers me about the ots camera.

SoulWarrior1818d ago

No.... I didn't like 5 or 6.. seriously people just because I don't like this direction doesn't mean I play nothing but brain dead shooters.

ZombieGamerMan1818d ago

@ CaptainSellers well son what's the problem then? It's going back to horror with the only real change being that it's in first person and not third

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Nathan_Hale531819d ago

I mean, they got nothing but hate for the past few games so the 20% that were ecstatic is a lot better than the 5% of people who enjoyed their past 2-3 games.

jb2271818d ago

I didn't get the chance to try the demo but the devs have said that it won't necessarily be fully indicative of the final game. Just like P.T. was meant to be more of a prologue to something different, seems like that's what may happen w/ RE7.

I'm personally willing to hold off all judgment until I see the proper game in action...from what I understand this demo won't be a part of the final game. Either way after Capcom ran the series in the worst possible direction w/ parts of RE5 & RE6, I won't criticize them for being bold enough to change up the vision unless it results in something lesser than RE6....I'm not sure that's actually possible though...

zodiac9091818d ago

Yeah but no one, including me cares what you have to say....

-Foxtrot1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Then go away


Awwwww...exaggerations get you no where in arguments princess

zodiac9091818d ago

@-Foxtrot Okay I will, Just as soon as you get a life and stop commenting on EVERY post on N4G.
THEN, I will go away ;DD

Jason_Plays_PC1818d ago

Of course they will listen to the casual non resident evil fans, and not the actual fans...Now they think first person is the way to go. RIP resident evil.

-Foxtrot1818d ago


These new fans probably aren't even fans just PT fans who want a game like it or people who don't know the difference between horror and survival horror

Kombatologist1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

I've mentioned some of this in another thread already, but it bears repeating.

My brother and I used to rent a PS1 (before we owned one) from Blockbuster back in 1996 specifically to play RE1 all hours of the night. I've fallen asleep while playing RE1. I've played RE1 so many times, I could finish it without saving (no memory card). My fastest time with Chris is 1 hour and 28 minutes. And that's just my experience with RE1.

To assume I'm not an "actual fan" just because I'm looking forward to RE7 is laughable. Did it ever occur to you that maybe you guys aren't the actual fans? The people who are doing all the complaining just don't like first-person. That's all it boils down to. The devs have already stated that the teaser doesn't reflect the actual game, so you have no other valid argument. We simply don't know what the final product is going to be like.

To me, RE is about feeling uncomfortable and the occasional jump scare; it's about mixing herbs and solving puzzles; it's about limited ammo and boss fights. If RE7 can deliver any of these things, then it's on the right track. It's not like RE hasn't used a first-person perspective before, as the classic games used them as a loading screen when opening doors.

_-EDMIX-_1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

@fox - I've been playing Resident Evil since 1996 and I could very much tell you as an old-school fan I prefer what they're doing in comparison to what they were doing with Resident Evil 5 and 6.

Mind you that is not just based on my impressions of Resident Evil 7 it's based on me fully playing the demo seeing all the ghosts and using the secret weapon in the game as well as actually reading what the creators of the game are stating it will be like. from what I've read it will have weapons it will have a limited supply of ammo while also having herbs so the reality is if it's already going to have specific elements from the older Resident Evils, please do not assume the teaser is the entire game as that seems to be an extremely ignorant statement to make in light of the information given about this game.

From what I've read it seems like it's going to have a similar concept as the older Resident Evils merely in first person.

I'd rather take a Resident Evil with limited ammo and unlimited weapons in a real horror setting in first person then a third person Resident Evil that's basically an action game is zero survival elements...

Mind you I don't even disagree with you in regards to that the teaser is not Resident Evil but how many demos have you played that is 100% the entire concept of any game?

I'm not worried about what's in the teaser as the creators have already confirmed lots of which you've been crying about which is even funnier because it's basically saying you're not even reading what the people who are making the game are trying to tell you. Lol 😂

Soooooo no. I'm a fan of the old school Resident Evil where you had limited ammo limited weapons this is exactly what they're actually doing with this game mind you the damn article even states that teaser you played is not even going to be featured in the final game as it's something else entirely. You assume way too much buddy actually read what the people who are making the game are telling you as opposed to jumping the gun once again. Smh

Kombatologist1817d ago


Well said. Those complaining about the teaser are the same people who claim to be "actual fans," yet they don't seem to know anything about what the developers have said about the final product. Ironic.

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Muzikguy1818d ago

I really liked the demo. I was actually surprised with it. I do think though that a game like that could be something else besides Resident Evil. Sounds like that whole demo has nothing to do with the game either so it's probably stupid to even like it. The game might suck. It might be awesome. We have no idea really

KentBenMei1818d ago

It is a bad direction. It may well be better than RE4/5/6 but that isn't saying much, and neither those nor RE7 are what classic fans want.

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S-Word1819d ago

Tried that but still got welcomed to the family.

Sunny_D1819d ago

What does it do??!!!!!!!!

gamerswin241819d ago

I love the slow paced, horror themeed gameplay. As long as they add some combat ill love it. I enjoyed every bit of the demo. I prefer this over the run and gun codified bs.

suli123451819d ago

You have shitty taste my friend

payikick1819d ago

No he doesnt, not everyone shares your opinion my good sir. The demo was great, RE needed a breath of fresh air, the franchise was headed nowhere after RE 5 and 6.

jznrpg1819d ago

That's your opinion but the minority obviously, or are you just trolling

Kurdishcurse1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

Naaah. You just have talentless, modern taste that cant dicern between whats good and bad. Combat is confirmed, old style resi music almost confirmed. The director kept stating were back to old school resi formula with a 1st person twist. Dont like it? Piss off back to amnesia and outlast.

suli123451819d ago

@KURDISHCUNT My taste is the old school 1 2 and 3 style you fucking blob of fat. Fuck outlast and amnesia and any fps horror game, this is just a PT copy cat that even fails miserably at being one. Suck my fatty

Austin481819d ago

Grow up u moron if anyone on here is being a bitch it's u your bitching all the time get over it your the minorty of the hate we are a huge majority that love the game.

gamerswin241819d ago

Its ok if you dont agree. I feel tht way about ppl who love the witcher 3, thought the combat and game was boring.

I respect your opinion :)

jessionpc1818d ago (Edited 1818d ago )

Shitty taste? Are you retarded?

We just got Umbrella corps, THAT is shitty taste. THIS is a refreshing, unique, creative twist on the RE universe and it's WELCOMED. Jesus most games are dude bro shooter adaptations, and we FINALLY get a few publishers to support a REAL FKN VIDEOGAME...

Games like Bloodborne, high quality JRPG's, good dungeon crawlers, intense horrors and the strategy market are pretty much extinct in favor for duech bag action movie adaptations like Quantum Break, Halo 5 and Uncharted. AND EVERYONE LOVES THEM!...

A sadness. A couple more generations and there WON'T be any more video games. Just movies where you click left and right at junctions and listen to characters yap all day while driving trucks through herds of zombies that your not even in control of, all the while being tricked into thinking you are, because THAT'S how thoughtless your average day to day consumer is in 2016.

God at this point i'd give ANYTHING for Warcraft 4/SC3/Age of Empires 4...

Edit: I just wanna say I did play Uncharted 4. Good game, maybe even great. But it will NEVER be played again. It's just a 1 time ride. And I ain't watching a 14 hour movie again. A solid 8/10 for my first playthrough. Once that was over? 0/10.

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jznrpg1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

That is exactly what I dislike about the last few RE. Shoot everything has nothing to do with horror and isnt scary at all and not much fun

Sunny_D1819d ago

I mean that gamestyle came out before the COD gameplay we are accustomed to.

CIA_BOSS1817d ago

What did you exactly like in that demo? There is nothing in it, just walking around in a boring house and suddenly from no where a guy comes and punches you on the face "welcome to the family son" . It is not even scary, not at all.

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TranceHop 1819d ago

RE7 looks like poop to me, but I'm planning on getting RE4 HD this fall though. RE4 is a Masterpiece.

Kurdishcurse1819d ago

Nope. 4 was garbage compared to one remake. This demo alonr was much more creepy than all of 4. Not to mention combat is confirmed. And not the mindless combat that 4 inspired. Thank god for that.

chobit_A5HL3Y1819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

res4 is widely considered to be one of the best res titles.

Rhezin1819d ago

agreed. RE 4 turned the series from survival horror to action horror. Sure it might be considered the best by people who aren't core RE fans. Might as well have called RE 4 a different game, kinda like RE 7.

Nathan_Hale531819d ago

You even played 4? That game is regarded as the best one. Not as creepy but had the survival aspect of it. Definitely not garbage.

_-EDMIX-_1818d ago

Even as a huge Resident Evil fan I just can't disagree with this man , Resident Evil 4 is an amazing action game but it's absolutely one of the worst Resident Evil games in regards to the core understanding of the genre , it removes limited ammo, limited life and limited saves.

it is the beginning of the end with that game.

Resident Evil is widely considered one of the worst Resident Evil yet one of the best action games I'm sorry but if you tell me the name the top Resident Evils, Resident Evil 4 doesn't even make my list simply because it's actually not even a Resident Evil game by the majority of the releases.

My top favorite Resident Evils would be Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil Code Veronica
Resident Evil 2002 remake
Resident Evil 0
Resident Evil 3

....... at least the games mentioned in my top 5 all have the same things in common, Resident Evil 4 5 and 6 do not have much in common with the games I just named other than the name.

Mind you once again I absolutely love Resident Evil 4 as an action game it's easily one of the best action games of all time, in my top 5 of amazing action games but nothing regarding survival horror not even slightly , not when you're handed in unlimited arsenal of weaponry and life.

Resident Evil 4 for many core fans is when that series stopped actually being about survival horror, I'm sorry but I want Resident Evil 7 to be anything but what Resident Evil 4 was , that is not even to say 4 is a bad game if they want to make a side series about action sure go for it I'd love that, but leave the core Survival series alone.

they should have always split it from the very beginning if they intended for such a massive Direction Change.

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nunley331819d ago

RE2 was the best Resident Evil in my opinion. I like the return to horror but I'm not sold on the game being first person,that's too different but I'll try it. I'd like if you could change between first and third person views like you can with Fallout.

Next_gen_20151819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )


Dude resident evil 4 is one of the best games i've ever played. You even play it?

just-joe1818d ago

RE4 in my eyes is the Final Fantasy VII of the series. Revered by many fan and critics and widely successful. However because of this success, the titles that followed try to follow in it's footsteps. Notice how FF (along with JRPGs in general) started having character with over the top styles and outfits around the time through then on. The same with RE4, we went from Leon running from boulders and running up wall to avoid laser, to Chris punching a boulder, and pretty much all the of that Micheal Bay film that was RE5. Both games were great, but they were a catalyst that changed the direction for their series.

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moegooner881819d ago (Edited 1819d ago )

The vocal minority sure do love to make everything revolve around themselves.