Welcome to RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE & welcome to this RE8 First Impressions REview for PC (spoiler-free)! Boy, these BLOODY WOMEN though! I mean, Lady DIMITRESCU & her DAUGHTERS of course 😏. Literally bloodsucking that SWEET, sweet, MAN-BLOOD! But, will you Lycan it? Is this VILLAGE WORTH THE VISIT? Let me help with that...
This is the most Resident Evil feeling Resident Evil of the Ethan-era.
Ethan is still superman, but he feels a little more human in a 'lost a finger but WTF is going on, not again man' little less generic kinda way.
If you like RE4, I think you'll like this, it feels a lot like RE4 did consensually things with RE7 and then BOOM; a village and tall child was born!
Visuals are dope, really nice ray tracing and atmosphere right from the beginning, it builds much immersion.
Voice and acting performances are on point, I'm feeling these characters in mysterious ways...
Combat and set-pieces are tense!
Lore and visual / audio nods to previous series entries from the start of the game and throughout, something that was few and far in 7. (Whatcha buying?)
As always, great sound and music, befitting of the setting!
As I get younger and younger, I find myself appreciating the open-area game more so than the over bloated open-world game, this is the former much like what I remember of RE4!
Lady Dimitrescu is off the chain, ridiculous good, her family / stroke friends are something too, if you loved dolls before, forget about that notion from now on...
It may be a little too combat heavy for some, I don't mind it thus far, but still, might be an issue for people who want a slower-paced classic RE bullet conservation style game vs the more action-orientated / fight upgrades pathed trend that RE4 started all them years ago.
Doesn't look like much is gonna be set in the cover of darkness, combined with the increased combat emphasis, this might take away some the fear factor of 7 and some other entries.
Some speech audio doesn't seem to play and I get occasional desync of delayed facial speech, but that is likely due to an issue on my end.
I'm having an issue with this game at anything below 4k or above 1080p, and it has been suggested a small few others are experiencing similar minor issues, but it sets my monitor to 55.995 refresh and I just can't capture at that refresh currently. I know, sounds like a you problem, but it's also not great that you have to activate each resolution as you set it without pressing an apply button or such. That's the worst I could come up with, so there!
If you liked RE7 and RE4 then this might be perfect for you. If you didn't care for RE7's fear factor & first personness or RE4's action lean upgrade antics, you'll probably find this meh or nah depending on if you fit one or both of those things. Me, I think so far it's wicked!
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