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- REVIEW – The eighth installment of the legendary horror game series, which turns 25 this year, takes us to Romania with Resident Evil Village. The main villain of the game, Countess Dimitrescu, is based on Elizabeth Bathory. So we were excited to explore the world of horror on Xbox Series X, Google Stadia and PS5.
- The ladies are a bit nervous
- The countess likes to fuck you
- That’s why we bought the new generationconsole.
- Best game of the year so far
The WASTED: Residual Evil is a survival horror game developed by Canadian developers, Transylvania Games. The game is set in the cursed village of Wasted, Transylvania, Romania, which is the inspiration for the game itself. Wasted, Transylvania is a hub for indie developers and has a very open atmosphere. The village has a lot of open areas, as well as a lot of dark corners and caves. While most of the game takes place in the village itself, the player will visit several other locations. The location of the game is loosely based on Transylvania, Romania.
It’s time for another classic gaming blog post! This time, we’re going to “tour” the newest expansion of the Resident Evil series, which just happens to be called “Resident Evil Village” and is taking place in Transylvania. The expansion is indeed based on the famous “Resident Evil 2”, despite its name, and revolves around a new series of missions that involve the player being tasked with killing literally hundreds of villagers, as well as the new “Mercenaries” mode, which involves a three-person team of mercenaries hunting down the monsters that are ravaging the village. (You can read more about the expansion in our review of the game, but we won’t spoil the ending of the expansion). ~~
REVIEW – The eighth installment of the legendary horror game series, which turns 25 this year, takes us to Romania with Resident Evil Village. The main villain of the game, Countess Dimitrescu, is based on Elizabeth Bathory. So we were excited to explore the world of horror on Xbox Series X, Google Stadia and PS5.
A quarter of a century ago, in 1996, the very first Resident Evil game was released on PlayStation and PC, a zombie action horror adventure in which we took on bloodthirsty undead that chased us through a castle and investigated, among other things, a viral infection that causes a transformation. Since then, the name Resident Evil has become a household name in the video game world, thanks to numerous sequels and Hollywood films starring Milla Jovovich. With the series running out of steam around the sixth installment, a drastic change was needed in 2017, and Resident Evil 7, which takes place largely in the same house and gives us a glimpse of a brand new hero, Ethan Winters, was a timely bloodletting. Although the franchise has returned to a familiar look with old characters in two installments (Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3 remakes), these were also re-imaginings of old games, so it’s not too surprising that the subject of our test had another adventure with the insider look. The main character is always the same: The hapless Ethan Winters once again becomes embroiled in a violent adventure, this time in Transylvania…
The ladies are a bit nervous
The events in the game take place several years after those of Resident Evil 7. Ethan and his wife Mia seek peace in their Louisiana home after the horrors. Of course they were unlucky: Chris Redfield, the government agent character with multiple comebacks from the beginning of the series, breaks into their home, shoots Mia, their infant daughter, little Rose, for unknown reasons, and kidnaps Ethan and his men. Our hero is freed from the clutches of the agents in Transylvania, where he immediately sets out to find Rose, who is apparently being held captive not by Redfield and his agents, but by local creeps. The first is Lady Dimitrescu, a powerful femme fatale who lives with her daughters in an old castle and whose body is a human made of flying insects. They are the first enemies they face in a castle near a village in Transylvania, along with a horde of undead servants….. We won’t talk about the plot, but suffice it to say it’s at least as good as the best installments in the series (e.g. Resident Evil 4) – despite the fact that the protagonist himself, Ethan Winters, is still the most boring and uninteresting protagonist ever. Okay, this has a function: Such controllable characters often allow the player to be more involved in the action when the protagonist is not as developed.
The Transylvanian village from the game’s title could have been a real tourist attraction if it wasn’t full of mutant undead that look like a mix of cavemen and werewolves that have already wiped out the entire community. Ethan would also turn into a bloody corpse (this is even attempted several times in the transition scenes), but luckily our determined hero still has the drug he was injected with in the previous episode that allows his body to regenerate after more serious injuries. Ethan is much more determined in this episode, and that affects the gameplay. Compared to Resident Evil 7, there’s less running and hiding from others, a wider variety of weapons to use, a wide range of upgrades and more than enough ammo. The Village is reminiscent of Resident Evil 4 in many ways and is also packed with more action than the previous installment. Fans of the series may not find this very satisfying, as Resident Evil is essentially a survival horror series where fights are always scarce and the monsters too powerful, so it’s often better to run away. That’s not the case here, on the contrary, the gameplay is very varied, with lots of places to explore, mysteries, logical parts, gory monsters and an unparalleled horror atmosphere. This time you can choose from three difficulty levels (Resident Evil 7 only had Easy and Normal levels at launch). So, if you’re looking for some real survival horror, you might want to try Hard level.
The countess likes to fuck you
Resident Evil Village is in many ways more polished, better designed and smoother than previous installments (including the previous episode), but where the game excels is in the development of the various monsters. Countess Dimitrescu and her three daughters with pearly eyes reminiscent of the aforementioned Elizabeth Bathory are already more interesting, compelling, scary and creative than most Resident Evil bosses, but the Japanese developers have been equally professional in their portrayal of other horrors. The castle is fine, but there’s no rest for the weary in the central village, where a variety of mangled, grinning, snarling, roaring, grotesque monsters with twisted heads and grotesque faces unexpectedly and unpredictably come at you as you wander through bloody ruined houses, or the seemingly invincible Goliaths, against whom you often have to employ some individual tactic to get out of the fight if not whole, then alive. The same goes for the bloody skill of the monsters, but also for the more creative puzzles that lead to progress or treasures that can be sold. These can be given to the odious fat Graf in exchange for Lei (Romanian money), with which you can upgrade weapons or buy other accessories. This bit of shopping, chatting and upgrading is also much more entertaining than any of the previous episodes, and while shopping, the cynical, 200-pound Earl can be fun to watch.
That’s why we bought the new generationconsole.
Graphically, the Resident Evil Village game is really impressive: The Japanese developers really did their best to make all the locations very varied. From a stifling medieval village full of ruined corpses, we are led to the beautiful and majestic Gothic castle of Lady Dimitrescu. The upper floors of the Countess’ residence contain gleaming apartments and libraries, while the lower floors are dungeons filled with filthy medieval torture devices. Later, you end up in an even darker house, where animated puppets reminiscent of classic horror films try to slice you up. Creative and varied locations are beautifully rendered by the game’s fourth graphical engine, the RE Engine. The beam tracing can be seen on Xbox Series X, PS5 and next-gen graphics cards, and the effect is most obvious in the castle’s reflective, glittering and sparkling rooms. For those not of this generation, Resident Evil Village won’t go unnoticed either, as Capcom has finally tried to fit the latest installment of the game into the previous generation. I played the game on Xbox Series X (but also on Stage and PS5) and the graphics were really great for the most part, maybe only the textures in the Moro swamp were a little worse compared to the rest of the graphics. The downside is that some boss fights are not original, creative or challenging – Resident Evil 7 is no slouch in this regard.
Best game of the year so far
Aside from a few minor flaws, Resident Evil Village is by far the best game of the year, and Capcom really did their best. It is very difficult to make a horror game that is both scary and entertaining, but the Japanese know how to do it. -Zardoz-
+ Superb graphics + Exciting gameplay + Spooky atmosphere
– Boss battles are a bit out of – A bit repetitive in the last part – Small bugs Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom Genre: Horror FPS Date of publication : 31. March 2021 UPDATE – The eighth installment in the legendary horror series, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, takes us to Romania with Resident Evil Village. The main villain of the game, Countess Dimitrescu, is based on Elizabeth Bathory. So we were excited to explore the world of horror on Xbox Series X, Google Stadia and PS5. A quarter of a century ago, in 1996, the very first Resident Evil game was released on PlayStation and PC, a zombie action-survival adventure in which you had to fight bloodthirsty undead that held you in a castle, and you had to… Resident Evil Village – Mutilation and bloodshed at Transylvania Resident Evil Village – Mutilation and bloodshed at Transylvania 2021-06-05 Gerpai Gergely (BadSector) Aside from a few minor flaws, Resident Evil Village is by far the best game of the year, and Capcom really did their best. It is very difficult to make a horror game that is both scary and entertaining, but the Japanese know how to do it.
Gameplay – 9.1
Music/Audio – 9
Environment – 9.2
Aside from a few minor flaws, Resident Evil Village is by far the best game of the year, and Capcom really did their best. It is very difficult to make a horror game that is both scary and entertaining, but the Japanese know how to do it. User evaluation : Be the first!