ThisGenGaming says "When are reviews coming for Resident Evil 7? Well that can now be revealed, and you won't have to wait too long now."
Ah, the classic trump card to ensure your game doesn't get lambasted before you can scrounge sales from unsuspecting hammer heads. The "review embargo", which just so happens to be ONE day before it's released. LOL This just SCREAMS confidence by Crapcom. One foot in the grave is about to turn into an entire burial.
It's a strange choice for sure. Lots of good thoughts prior to release, and it still gets the day before release embargo treatment.
Im buying resident evil day one and reviews are meaningless these days.
I'm not exactly sure what or how embargo's are handled, but it can't be because they are 'afraid' of how it might affect preorders or potential buyers. Bloodborne's embargo lifted the day before too and as you know it averaged over 90
Play the free version PC drrrrrrrrrrr
The demo is terrific, especially on PSVR.
@blitz The idea behind embargos, is that it allows devs to send out to reviewers early enough that they can play through the game, and since there is a date for reviews to be made, reviewers can't rush out reviews to be first to try and get hits. It levels the playing field, and just gives reviewers time to play and write a review. At least that's how they started. Sometimes embargoes are also used to prevent bad game reviews before release, but it's not as common to do that as some people around here make it out to be. There is no real direct correlation between the embargo date, and the quality of a game. Each company tends to have it's own policies for such things that work across the board for different kinds of games, or in some publisher houses, it will depend on who's in charge of the marketing for the game....since it may not be the same person from one game to the next.
i'm getting this one regardless, i encourage the change in direction i got sick of TPS and RE4 5 6 did that so bad.
Day before is fine. It's the day after ones you've gotta watch out for.
then dont preorder, problem solved
Even if you pre-order and don't like the reviews, there's more than enough time to cancel.
@Ixtrxi Not really. If you pre order it online then they will ship the game to you 2 days before hand so it's with you on release You can't get half way through the day before release and go "Gee...I'm going cancel it, hope it's not too late"
@Foxtrot, if you are having it shipped to you, you can always refuse the package. if i refuse the package, which i have done in the past for things i never ordered but were sent to my house, the canada post takes it and sends it back
@-foxtrot I use Amazon so that might be the difference, with Amazon they dispatch late a day prior to release so if reviews are bad I can cancel before they send it off. But you are right, there are some sites that send pre-orders a few days before release. That's why I use Amazon.
Never been a supporter of this game from what I've played in demos and footage I've seen. This embargo just furthers my suspicion that this isn't going to be received well. You would think Capcom, who's trying to restore the image of this franchise, would be loud and proud to get positive and shining reviews out there well ahead of release date to convince people to pre-order even. Have a bad feeling I'm going to right yet again, and this game is going to disappoint. Which is too bad, as I was once upon a time, a huge RE fan.
Not played myself so I can't confirm but there's many early opinions out there saying it's the best Resident Evil game since RE2. Hardly anything negative so it's looking good. Again, previews reactions were strong and many said how it's the best RE game in years.
If you feel like that have a look of the Gaf, Reddit or 4chan for those dicussing the game with early copies It doesn't sound the best and the ending scene with xxxx is just "WTF"
The demo is quite good.
The demo at least is excellent. Admittantly despite me being a VR naysayer, it's even better in VR. I'm noticing things I've never noticed before & there's so much detail that it escalates it to a whole new level. If only I could get over my VR motion sickness. We're in the games 7th iteration we can't moan for them taking a new direction. Especially when the series had turned so bad. That's lunacy! If anything it's actually closest to returning to RE1 which again I can't see how people can moan at that either.
DOOM had an emargo on reviews when it was released in 2016. That turned out to be an awesome game.
This is true too. DOOM was an amazing game.
Same with Bloodborne. Embargos do not always mean the game is bad or the devs don't have confidence. Its pretty obvious they have confidence.
The vast majority of games have a review embargo until the day before release though.
I mean Doom didn't even send out review copies until the day it was released, and it turned out great. Can't say anything for sure yet.
Doom was acclaimed and it's embargo was post-release. Personally, since everyone who owns a keyboard of some sort can review games, I tend to not care about reviews anymore unless it's my friends who share same game tastes or someone like AngryJoe for the entertainment aspect and brutal honesty for most big games. With that said, RE7 hasn't really been on my radar, but it does look so much better than 5 and 6. Might get it someday.
DOOM's review embargo was the release date itself. :)
Or they could do what Bethesda does and not have any reviews pre release. It still gives ppl a day to see reviews before release. If they truly weren't confident they wouldn't give any review copies a la Bethesda. The Last Guardian did the same thing and it was very good.
Yeah, every time that I see these embargoes, the more suspicious I become of the quality of the game. Not saying that's the case here, but it immediately makes me want to take a step back and wait
Well, maybe part of the problem is the youth nowadays have the problem making up their own mind and would rather be lazy and let someone else do it for them. The need for instant gratification and at the same time not making up their own mind is a travesty.
Reviews have been around for decades though, and there's nothing lazy about it. I guarantee anyone reading the review would MUCH rather make up their own mind about a game but unfortunately there's about $60 and at least 4 or 5 hours in the way of that. Reviews scores can be unfairly damning to a game but it's something of a necessary evil. You're a bit of a fool if you don't read the justification of a score, but the concept of reviews is NOT a byproduct of "youth nowadays."
I bet the guy screaming "youth nowadays" isn't even 30
That's not true at all. Good try though. Hopefully, you didn't bet anything. I'll give you a hint I use to play Card readers.
The general consensus of reviews 9 times out of 10, is usually what most people feel about the game. That's about the only reason why I think MetaCritic is somewhat worthwhile. Even if you stick with reviewers that tend to like the same kinds of games, there are still discrepencies in opinions. While I appreciate your point, the fact remains, it's not that easy to form an opinion without actually playing a game. And while solutions exist to try things out, that usually means spending money to find out.
Capcom of late has been really iffy with the press. They want coverage then run and cry poverty or do not respond when you ask about review copy. They did not usedto be like that so it is kind of a see what you get and do not expect much. We did do a radio segment for Friday on the game but who knows.
Someone needs a hug.
No just stating facts. Their p.r. firm and reps can be difficult to work with compared to other companies.
Just finished the game, I give re7 8/10. really enjoyed it
You finished it? You know what your probably from Dubai or somewhere in the middle east. Sometimes they get the game first before anyone lol! I remember watching Live stream videos of Metal Gear Ground Zero, Thief, Infamous Second Son a week before they came out. An its always from places like Dubai. Hmmm. You could be telling the truth.
It was reported as having been purchasable in the Middle East a few days ago, so it's possible.
I'm not from Dubai, but managed to get a copy from there. there was event attended by game producers at the same time the game 've been leaked at stores. the weird thing they got NA version not sure how!
I knew it! Well I was wrong thinking that you were from Dubai, but you got it from there, so I was half right. Dubai such a rich and future like place. They always get the games first lol! Is the game jump scare scary, environmental scary, or a little bit of both? Hope it is scarier than Alien Isolation. That Alien game was shocking with it's unpredictable A.I.
Some places have only just started receiving their review codes/copies. We only got our code yesterday, so it makes sense having it on launch day/day before (depending where you are) with only a week to conduct the review
I'd like to know why some of you guys (I really don't want to sound condescending with these questions because I really want actual responses and stuff) base your purchase of a game on reviews of a game? What else goes into your purchasing strategy of a game? What effect does a review embargo have on your opinions of the game? My opinion is go out and rent the game. One or two day rentals at a redbox or gamefly or other renting services.
Of course, I'd like to play it myself but that's not always an option. Gamefly is more than I'd like to spend considering I generally only game for about 5-8 hours each week and most of that goes to whatever me and my buddies are playing online at the time, plus last time I had it I couldn't get most big releases anytime near release. Redbox is great but they aren't everywhere. Closest one is about 15 min away from me and I'm not rural by any means(about 90 min drive from NYC). Plus Redbox doesn't get everything(I.e. watchdogs2), and doesn't always have what they do stock(closest copy of Last Guardian wasn't even stocked for about 2 weeks after release and is a 40 min drive away). That said review embargos aren't an issue given preordering isn't really necessary anymore. As long as the review drops the day before launch there isn't much of an impact for most people. There are plenty of games I don't need reviews for but it helps to get a better idea of a game if I'm on the fence or if it's something I normally wouldnt even consider, especially considering I only get 4-6 games a year.
For me, I need to be able to play the game before I make an opinion on whether to buy it. If I can't get the game right away, I would just wait until I can rent/borrow it. I like seeing reviews and gameplays to get a sense of what the game is about. But if I am interested in a game enough, I'd play it to try it out. That's how I was able to find the games the way I did. It's cool to see how a person goes about pick their games.
Reading one review is not going to tell you anything. But when you look at a lot of reviews you can get a general idea of how good a game is. You will always have weird sites giving bad games 9/10, or 10/10, but the majority of sites together would give a bad game like 5 or 6/10. The best way to go, that I've found, is to not let any one review sway you. Take them all and form an opinion. The majority of reviewers will be within in one or two points of each other, and those are usually the scores that are closest to the truth. I've found that the general consensus is usually right when it comes to reviews. Unless of course its a genre or game you're just not interested in. Then it doesn't matter how many good reviews it gets, you aren't going to like it. Like Bloodborne for me. I realize its a fantastic game. I just can't get into it. Not the reviewers fault, or the devs, or the quality of the game. Its just not for me. If you are still unsure, rent it from red box or something.
C'mon guys, the embargo is there so that game sites don't play the game on super easy or reach halfway just to get the reviews out for clicks.
Withholding reviews until the day before release has become pretty common over the last couple years and many of those games have turned out amazing. I think it's more because developers don't want their games spoiled before the average gamer gets a chance to experience it for themselves. It's already happened with this game with the Middle East leak. There's ending spoilers everywhere now.
Most games do it the day before what are half of u even talking about at least people are getting reviews this could be like dishonered 2 and not have any reviews untill after release do stfu before making stupid statements foxtrot,derceto and anyone else u judge every thing u freaking sheep.
Where do these people come from? Anyone that has been following this game at all should know that early previews have been praising the game and so many have said it's closer to the original than any other game in the series. Some people just want to be contrarians and it makes them feel cool to go against the grain. I would bet some of these haters secretly have the game already preordered but just want to sound like anti whatever is popular know it alls.
Do you hurt inside
Come on foxtrot. You're the one here wasting your time hating on a game lol
I feel sorry you man. People who question suspicious activity are the sheep? LOL You, are a straight up moron. Get the cement out of your head.
How is this suspicious when this isn't the first game to have embargoes?
Most games have review embargoes these days. This isn't suspicious activity. Its become the norm.
Any game that uses an embargo for reviews should ring alarm bells to consider waiting. This game sounds too short and again charging alot for small extras with the season pass. Then again it's Capcom, and let Street Fighter be a good example of what these lot get up to.
First Playthrough is around 10-15 hours .
Took me 10 and half hour on normal. wish they added madhouse at first plauthrough.
Then in my opinion it's not worth the full retail. Would of sold like popular hot cake if they did it for 19.99 or full retail with a free season pass.
You know nothing
so far the game has been fantastic. played about 4 hours. for those wondering, i live in the middle east.
Embargoes are useful to stop these god awful "journalists" from being the first to drop their review before all others and garner all the clicks. These snap judgement reviews are BS, I'd rather force them to wait and review all at the same time, then have some goof ball play the game for an hour and give it a crap or positive review to benefit his website or blog.
RE 7 scores 36/40 from Famitsu, the same guys who gave RE 6 a 39/40. Ouch. The writing is on the wall.
Do you really trust famitsu?
Here is your review. The game ends after an Umbrella Helicopter picks them up. I'm done with this. 15 hours for the game but you can also complete it within 10 hours. Happy now. Don't buy it. I just solved the entire story for you since some asshole emailed me from this site with spoliers indicating it had no spoilers. Enjoy.
you forgot "That man" who pick them up.
I didn't want to ruin that part lol
I'm not surprised. The way I see it this game is as niche as it gets. While RE was moving towards more and more mass appeal this game is a reset back to zero. It's closer to Outlast than RE in every given way. I see limited replay value on this. Replay comes from getting the "good" ending. So to get it you have to tread through a horribly slow paced, scripted game, with limited POV. I can't see this being rage-inducing. I mean even a game like Alien Isolation was reviewed and praised and even that game wasn't a commercial breakthrough success.
I mean come on at least do some research and, use your brain here Milkman, the Resident Evil series has a huge fanbase the Alien fan base for games not so much plus u would have never known Alien Isolation was even out because they never marketed the game so it came out and no one knew. Second u saying it will fail is funny considering that the games pre order numbers are way better then capcom expected so, before making a stupid assumption do that research.
What a nonsense article