There are very few times I’ll eat my words. I thought introducing werewolves and vampires into Resident Evil, a game franchise famous for zombies and strange monsters, was a stretch. I thought thought we were going to get a solid game. I was absolutely shocked what we got and I’m thrilled to say Village is a new renaissance for the Resident Evil…
Years after escaping the Baker family and the Molded under the control of Eveline in Resident Evil 7 (Torsten’s thoughts) , Ethan and Mia Winters are trying to move on with there baby girl Rose, relocated in Europe under the protection of Chris Redfield. One night, Ethan’s whole world is shaken by Chris and he finds himself alone in a terrorized village of ancient monsters under the hand of four tyrannical lords under the mysterious Mother Miranda. Betrayed, alone, and desperate Ethan must venture into a terrifying new unknown to save his little girl…
There is so much I can’t say in this review and I don’t want to spoil. This game has some serious balls with how dark it gets and I have a lot of respect for it there and the level of storytelling they have. I respect the callbacks to 7 and Resident Evil 4 but it has it’s own identity. The gameplay is perfected from 7, adding more varieties of horror with a bit more action but not overdoing it. The graphics and score are beautiful. The story is surprisingly damn good and the villains are fascinating. As a weird bonus, because of the twists in the last act, it made me appreciate 7 more but also 0 at the same time. In the end, Village is fantastic and so far it’s my game of the year I can’t recommend more. May the gaming gods bring you glory.
3 thoughts on “Resident Evil VIII: Village”
I’m a huge RE8 fan and was very skeptical when they decided to add Werewolves and Vampires, but… let’s admit it, it’s not the weirdest thing they’ve done. I even have the collectors edition with the Chris statue! But yeah. Good game. I’m trying to platinum it now on PS5, but the Merc mode is giving me hassle. 😥
If it wasn’t for the Mass Effect remaster dropping right after Village, I’d probably be trying to platinum it it too. I hope the mercenaries are good though, I miss them.
Hmhmhmhmhmhmh it’s been changed. It’s passable but not as good as RE4’s mercs by a long shot.