Not too far into Resident Evil 7 you’re confronted by possibly the most grisly, disturbing sight in modern videogames: a battle involving a part of the female anatomy that’s playing host to a beehive. That’s caught your horrified attention, hasn’t it? If you think you’re grossed out now, wait until you actually play it. As awful as the concept is, it contributes to a very important new shift for the series: finally, Resi is horrific again. Gone is the action movie bravado, building-collapsing explosions, and a briefcase full of rocket launchers. With the seventh entry in the core series, we’re returning back to the world of creepy houses, lock puzzles, and back-tracking.
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From the outside, Resident Evil 7 doesn’t look like a Resi game. There’s no Chris Redfield or Ada Wong, no zombies, nor a secret underground lab. Instead it’s the story of an unknown guy called Ethan Winters (dressed simply in a shirt and brown leather shoes, would you believe), trying to free his wife from the clutches of a psychopathic family in the deep south of America.