How did we get here?
It feels like just yesterday that I rode to the store (RIP Power Video) to rent the original Resident Evil, which transported me to a magical haunted mansion for an entire weekend. From there Capcom slowly ramped up the action and ham to the utter point of excess in RE6. People couldn’t take it anymore! I think some of you drew the line at Wesker’s anime son punching zombies.
Sure enough, Capcom got back to their roots with the spooky Resident Evil 7, and it paid off, big time, as it’s the most successful entry to date, and their overall second-best-selling game ever. Village brings back some of that lovely Christmas glazed ham and pairs it with the first-person horror of RE7. But mostly in a good way.