Whereas End of Zoe had a somewhat hefty price tag associated with it, Not a Hero has no such barrier to entry. This means that if you already own a copy of Resident Evil 7, then you are entitled to this substantial epilogue piece, which sees Chris Redfield fight his way through the South Dulvey Salt Mines, in pursuit of Lucas Baker (the only remaining antagonist from the original game). The expansion ultimately promises to tie up a few loose ends, all whilst delivering the same terrific gameplay that ran through RE:7 itself.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is a legitimate candidate for ”most surprising game of 2017”. Which is odd, given that its lofty pedigree should deny it any kind of dark horse status. It is, after all, descending from a uniquely impressive lineage, one that includes bona fide classics like Resident Evil Remake, Resident Evil 2 and of course, the incomparable Resident Evil 4.
Horror games are in a turbulent period right now. While former AAA juggernauts like Resident Evil and Silent Hill stumble around like drunken babies, the indie scene is growing over saturated with bland rip-offs and tedious jump scare marathons. There’s practically no market for proper horror anymore. Big budget publishers will no longer support traditional spookfests if they don’t have an action-oriented bent, meanwhile steam is exclusively populated by abhorrent variations on Slender and Five Nights at Freddy’s. Continue reading →