Resident Evil 7 releases in less than a week, but questions are still circling Capcom's latest like a bad smell. Can you play the game without PlayStation VR? Is there a co-op mode? Are there even zombies in the game? Rather than leave you clawing for answers in the cemetery of dead hyperlinks that is Google, we figured that we'd do all of the heavy lifting for you. We're nice like that.
Is Resident Evil 7 played entirely in first-person?
Yes, it is. While the survival horror series is best known for fixed perspectives and over-the-shoulder cams, Resident Evil 7 has looked to the likes of Outlast for inspiration. By slapping you inside the shaking shoes of protagonist Ethan Winters, the publisher hopes to really ramp up the tension by limiting what you can see. A modder did edit the game to make it third-person but don't expect to play it this way; it's designed to be experienced from a first-person perspective.
Can you play Resident Evil 7 without PlayStation VR?
Resident Evil 7's virtual reality mode is completely optional, so don't worry if you haven't stumped up for a PlayStation VR headset yet. The game's trailer at E3 2016 may have caused a little bit of confusion in this regard, but you won't miss out on anything if you don't own Sony's futuristic facemask. Of course, if you have got a headset then the good news is that you can play the entire campaign with it strapped to your face; Capcom deserves kudos for not creating a separate mode here.
Does Resident Evil 7 have zombies in it?
The main antagonists in Resident Evil 7 are a family of psychos named the Bakers. Each member represents a different challenge, and if you hope to escape from their Louisiana plantation, then you're going to need to overcome them all. There are other enemies in the game, though, and they're named the Molded. These tar-brushed nasties look a little like the Regenerators from Resident Evil 4 and they're just as deadly; you'll need to play it smart if you hope to bring them down with your limited supplies of ammunition.
Does Resident Evil 7 have co-op?
While co-op has been a mainstay in more recent Resident Evil games, Resident Evil 7 is designed to be a single player experience first and foremost. Whether there'll be an unlockable Mercenaries mode remains to be seen, but it's looking unlikely at the time of typing.
Which Resident Evil game is Resident Evil 7 most like?
Considering the main house within which you'll spend most of your time is clearly inspired by the Spencer Mansion, Resident Evil 7 feels closest to the first game. Expect storage chests and typewriter-esque cassette decks, all of which promise to augment a classic survival horror feel. There are clearly inspirations from elsewhere, however: the obsession with VHS from Outlast, the stalking from Alien Isolation, and even the meticulously rendered interiors from PT.
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