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The Case for Resident Evil 7 as Game of the Generation

In a generation filled with landmark titles, does Resident Evil 7 stand out above the rest? Read on to find out what made Capcom's horror epic so special.

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ArchangelMike1529d ago

I loved RE7, especially in VR. However for me it'll have to be God of War for GOTG

-Foxtrot1529d ago

Urm...no

Wouldn't even make the top 10

Resident Evil 2 Remake was better anyway

Concertoine1527d ago

It depends on how much stock you put in it being basically the first AAA VR game, the first solid VR horror experience, and it being the beginning of RE returning to the more old school nonlinear gameplay.

The game was good, my problem is that just when it starts to border on more than good, it ditches that metroid-y design that made the older games so satisfying to figure out. Also, the puzzles and enemies suck compared to the classic RE's.

I would also say RE 2 remake would be my preference, but the puzzles also still suck in that game.

kungfuian1528d ago (Edited 1528d ago )

RE7 in VR is as much like being in a lucid nightmare as it is playing a game. Nothing like it! Easily earns a spot in the top 5.

That said I'd still have to give the crown to Bloodborne! Nothing comes close to the level design, atmosphere, and overall immersion of that game.

Honorable mentions to Breath of the Wild for its amazing open world physics sandbox gameplay and sense of exploration, and Horizon for its gorgeous world, satisfying bow and arrow combat, and incredible enemy design.

Poopmist1527d ago

Solid game but not close to GOTG. I'd go with Witcher 3 for that. Ghosts or Cyberpunk have a chance to maybe take that spot though.

Nacho_Z1527d ago

Agreed about Resi 7 and good shouts for the others, I think Cyberpunk is going to be amazing.

At this point though Bloodborne is the GotG for me.

xenz1527d ago

Bloodborne... really?

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PurpHerbison1527d ago

Agree on Bloodborne being GotG.

Nacho_Z1527d ago

@ xenz

Yep really, it's an incredible game if you enjoy the genre. Something genuinely special that comes along very rarely.

What would you put forwards?

PurpHerbison1527d ago

I'd imagine a lot of people powered through the game only concerning themselves with gameplay, and if that is the case then I can see how someone might not consider it. But if you go into the game and really pay attention to what it has to offer it is easily GotG. The lore alone in that game absolutely dismantles every other game out there.

EDKICK1527d ago

I mean I can see why people love it, especially in VR but I don't think it's even close to the best stealth horror game this gen. The last third or so really bring the game down imo.

Tacoboto1527d ago

It felt so tonally different compared to the earlier parts of the game. Maybe VR's GotG, preceding Half-Life Alyx.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake isn't the only way to enjoy this classic

Resident Evil 4 Remake isn't the only way to enjoy this classic as Capcom's 2005 has also made it into virtual reality.

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FallenAngel1984495d ago

Yeah buts that’s not as accessible. Idk how many people would pay for Oculus Quest 2 just go play RE4 in VR as opposed to playing it on a platform they already own

CrimsonWing69493d ago

I’m not going to lie, if you’ve played RE4 in VR it is an absolute game changer. One of my favorite VR experiences, too.

FallenAngel1984493d ago

I’m sure it’s a great experience but it alone isn’t worth the price of admission for most consumers

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