CAPCOM Co., Ltd.
Resident Evil Village review
Resident Evil Village is a survival horror game developed and published by Capcom. The sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017), players control Ethan Winters, who is searching for his kidnapped daughter; after a fateful encounter with Chris Redfield, he finds himself in a village filled with mutant creatures. While Village maintains the Resident Evil series' survival horror elements, the game adopts a more action-oriented gameplay style compared to its predecessor. Resident Evil Village is an action-oriented horror game set in an Eastern European village. The gameplay of Resident Evil Village is more similar to Resident Evil 4 than Resident Evil 7.
The game introduces a new melee system for combat. Players can use a knife to attack enemies, much like in Resident Evil 7. They can also use shotguns, rifles, and a series of other weapons. While the game is still rooted in survival horror, the player can use firearms to fight enemies. The player has access to a variety of weapons and items while exploring the village.
Resident Evil Village features a first-person perspective. The inventory management mechanic is very similar to that of Resident Evil 4, featuring a briefcase and the ability to move and rotate items for better storage space. Players can buy supplies, weapons, items from a merchant, called the Duke. The players can also hunt animals in the village and have them cooked into dishes by the Duke. Eating side dishes allows the player to gain certain advantages such as decreasing the damage taken while blocking. Players can manually save the game progress by locating and using typewriters, which replaces the tape recorders seen in Resident Evil 7.
The game's graphics are of high quality. The game uses Unreal Engine 4 to create an atmospheric horror game with cinematic cutscenes and high-quality graphics. The game has a dark and moody atmosphere with a heavy focus on lighting. There are lots of details in the environment with lots of little things to look at.
Information about replayability
The game features an in-game map that can be accessed from the pause menu. The game's multiplayer mode, Resident Evil RE:Verse, is not out yet.
- The game features a new melee system for combat
- The game has a variety of weapons and items to be used
- The game has high-quality graphics
- The game's replayability is limited
- Some parts of the gameplay are not a good fit for the game