RES­I­DENT EVIL 7

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Tim: Few se­ries live long enough to rein­vent them­selves suc­cess­fully once, let alone a sec­ond time. But that’s ex­actly the dark mir­a­cle Resi has pulled off—first with Resi4, which re­de­fined its pre­de­ces­sors’ clunky third-per­son ex­plo­ration into fran­tic crowd con­trol, and now with this, which has breathed ter­ri­fy­ing new life into the haunted house schtick. The switch to first-per­son, though ob­vi­ous given the suc­cess of in­die shockers like

Out­last and Am­ne­sia, still feels bold and thrilling. Much of that is down to the un­hinged Baker fam­ily, each of whom must be faced in their own grand en­counter, the best of which are front­loaded to­wards the start of the game. The generic bad­dies and a un­der­cooked fi­nal act let things down, but the sense is still of a se­ries which has, again, found its feet, even if it’s still waist deep in oily vis­cera.

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