Capcom revealed a new trailer for Resident Evil 7, revealing some new gameplay and some of the visuals for the upcoming title. Trailer follows one of the playable characters in the game, as they attempt to run and hide from an old lady with a lantern.
There’s a collection of segmented sequences, each of which involve the character attempting to get away from the slow moving lady, all to no avail. You can check out the clip below courtesy of Eurogamer.
The reception to the trailer hasn’t been the best. There are some people a bit annoyed that it seems more like Outlast than Resident Evil.
The biggest complaint is that it’s in first-person and that it doesn’t really feel like Resident Evil anymore. Coupled with the fact that fighting against the enemies will be limited compared to previous games, I don’t know if Capcom’s massive divergence from the formula will be received quite so well when January 24th rolls around and the game launches for PC, Xbox One, PS4 and the PlayStation VR.
Some gamers have suggested that maybe they should have kept it in third-person instead of going all-in on first-person. Part of that makes sense because now Resident Evil will be competing to maintain its identity amongst games like Outlast 2, which is looking phenomenal by the way.
While combat may be more limited this time around, hopefully it’s not completely taken away. It would be cool if players could just pick things up and use them as weapons, a little like in Penumbra or Amnesia. When you have no way of properly fighting back it can become a bit tedious because it feels like the fear factors are more manufactured as opposed to being in result of the dire situation your choices put you in. If you neglected to pick up a crowbar or something then that’s on you, as opposed to just being forced to have no weapon at all.
We’ll likely have to wait to see what sort of combat will be implemented in Resident Evil 7. So far it looks like it’s playing catch-up to P.T. and Outlast, though. Hopefully we’ll get to see more at this year’s Tokyo Game Show in September.