RESIDENT EVIL 7 DEMO
By Diana "DumeeGamer" Dumee on June 20, 2016
Last weekend was the single most scary weekend I’d had since a long time. Not only did I get chased by hordes of zombies around a tropical island in the remastered editions of the Dead Island games, but I also screamed my way through the new Resident Evil 7 demo, which is a PS Plus exclusive. I guess it pays off to be a PS Plus member, right?
Why, why do I keep pushing myself through the dark dungeon of terror and let developers scare me half to death? I think it’s mainly because it feels so great when I actually finish a horror game. So I put on my lazy Sunday suit, built a pillow fort and started playing some good old zombie games. The biggest scare was provided by Capcom, in the form of the teaser demo of Resident Evil 7: Beginning Hour. This is an interesting one, because it’s not a demo of the content of the game, but more an example of the direction the game is going to go in. It’s Like director Koushi Nakanishi said: “If you thought the (Resident Evil) games were going away from horror in previous years, this is just a statement of intent, purpose, to say it’s back.”
Well, I am inclined to agree with that statement, because in my opinion I never played a Resident Evil game before that was as scary as this demo! That is not to say that I think previous Resident Evil games are bad; far from it actually! Resident Evil has always been a series of games, filled with blood and gore, but this demo reminded me more of movies like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Blair Witch Project. Together with the full VR Compatibility and the first person perspective, I think Resident Evil 7 is going to be truly terrifying!
Standing in a room in a dark creepy house, your assignment is simple: Get out of the house! Fine by me, so I walked around and started investigating the nearby kitchen. Soon a familiar Resident Evil concept lights up, while I tried to open a drawer: “There’s a small keyhole”. Okay, I have to go and search for a small key. I never found this key, but I did manage to find a cutting tool to cut a chain off a closet. There was a videotape in it. I remembered a TV and video player in the first room, so I went back to that room and watched the video.
The video shows a record of three guys who entered the same house you’re in, to make a TV show. They know a little bit of the history of the house and they tell a story about a nice family who lived there until their son went crazy and horror ensued. In the video segment, you take control of the cameraman of the group and watch a simple recording session turn into a nightmare. But it also gives you a clue as to what you should do next. So this is exactly what I did when I was once again controlling the character I started the game with.
I managed to find the front door key so I didn’t hesitate and made my way for the front door. I chose to ignore the fact that there were actually creatures walking through the house now , throwing over cans and mannequins and ran for the front door. The door opened, I was free! But then someone grabbed me. The last thing I heard before he punched me in the face was: “Welcome to the family.”
This is where the demo ends. By this time I damn near peed my lazy Sunday outfit and the neighbors called the police because they heard disturbing screams coming my apartment. I can honestly say that I had the most scary Sunday of my entire life. I need at least 7 Disney movies to calm my nerves. Yes, that’s what I’m going to do. Make a nice cup of relaxing tea and watch some Disney.
RESIDENT EVIL 7 DEMO
Januari 2017 (full game)