Resident Evil 7 Will Feature An Unusual Protagonist
New Resident Evil set to introduce a new type of hero.
Capcom have upped the horror experience by changing the experience of the protagonist in Resident Evil 7. We're all used to having an experienced zombie killer who has the right skills and knowledge to push through, but instead the protagonist is an ordinary person, an "average Joe", with as much experience as the player themselves regarding zombie killing.
Capcom has confirmed that we won't be seeing through the eyes of a previous existing character. There have been many Resident Evil games released, and in each one, you play as a "superhero" kind of character who is fully equipped, powerful, and ready for anything, so therefore it's kind of predictable that your character will be able to overcome the many waves of zombies.
There's nothing more scary and daunting than having to physically wade through waves of zombies yourself with little to no protection, no back up, and having no experience of zombie killing at your disposal. First person view fully immerses you, making you feel like you're actually there, and it makes you wonder if the person you're playing as (or yourself) will be able to cope with this extraordinary situation. The feeling of helplessness really racks up the fear factor, and this is demonstrated in the demo that's available on the Playstation 4 for all Playstation Plus subscribers.
Capcom has stated that despite the absence of previous characters and the first person view, Resident Evil 7 is not a reboot, and they're not disposing of the series' canonical storyline with the original characters. They have announced that it's a new numbered title in the series and it's a sequel to the existing series titles. Players who have played the demo may wonder how it's a sequel as it looks nothing like the preceding games; however, Capcom said that they need some mystery in a survival horror. Their aim is to make you wonder how Resident Evil 7 could possibly be connected to the previous games, which is part of their appeal.
Capcom reassured fans that the game wouldn't be "some sort of supernatural ghost story", and that it'll make sense in the end. They've expressed the frustration that comes with holding back what they can show to the fans, however they said this is the best way to let players fully immerse themselves and enjoy the game to the fullest when it comes out. The release date for Resident Evil 7 is 24th January 2017 for PC, Playstation, and Xbox One.
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