Resident Evil Village, abbreviated as RE: Village , and stylized as VII.I.AGE RESIDENT EVIL, also known as Resident Evil 8, has already been released. Developed as always by Capcom, it turns out to be the ninth installment of this exciting horror game saga. It is also the narrative sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , released in 2017.
The Resident Evil Village centers on Ethan Winters , who after a fateful encounter with Chris Redfield, finds himself in a town filled with mutant creatures, with the goal of finding his kidnapped daughter.
It should be mentioned that this installment, although it continues to set a clear trend towards the horror genre, this time it is more action-oriented compared to deliveries that precede it.
Also, this Resident Evi lVillage features an online multiplayer mode. It is released for Windows, Play Station 4, Play Station 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Stadia.
Also, like the 7, this Resident Evil 8 has a first-person visual perspective. And he is in an explorable Romanian town. Its inventory management system is very similar to that of Resident Evil 4, with a briefcase.
In this way, players can buy weapons and other items from a merchant known as Duke, its translation into Spanish is Duke, It also includes the possibility that players hunt certain animals in the town to give them to Duke and that he cook them, and eat side dishes. This will give the character some advantage, as it will allow him to decrease the damage he can take while blocking hits.
The ability to manually save the game is also maintained , and players, as in previous installments, will have to locate typewriters in order to save their progress so far.
The game’s story takes place four years after what happened in Resident Evil 7. In that sense, Ethan Winters has lived all that time with his wife Mia and their newborn daughter, Rose. And it was thanks to BSAA agent Chris Redfield that Mia was granted forgiveness about her past as a terrorist in The Connections, but knowing that she and her family would be permanently watched.
It was the untimely appearance of Chris Redfield and his men who perpetrated Mia’s murder in cold blood and kidnapped Ethan and his little daughter, Rose. Eventually, they both end up in a mysterious and remote town in Romania, which can be deduced from the currency used and the names of the characters that appear.
It is there that Ethan is forced to have to go through the village in order to rescue his daughter. But this village is ruled by four mutant lords. One of them is Lady Alcina Dimitrescu, a very tall and vampire-like aristocrat, residing with her three daughters at Dimitrescu Castle.
Another is Karl Heisenberg, who has the ability to manipulate magnetic fields, and also leads a group of werewolf-like creatures in a contemporary factory called “lycanthropes.”
There is also the unsavory Salvatore Moreau who operates from a reservoir in the vicinity of town and describes himself as a “newt.”
And finally, Donna Beneviento, who can induce hallucinations, rules from her mansion, which is Casa Beneviento, and controls a puppet named Angie.
But, in turn, all the houses respond to a supreme leading figure called Madre Miranda , the ruler of the village who is a “presence adored by the villagers.”
In order to be released and promoted, Capcom decided to make Lady Dimitrescu a prominent character in the Resident Evil Village , and her figure is constantly emerging as promotional material and launch merchandise for the game.
But it must also be said that this game received a lot of criticism, although the vast majority were very favorable from the public. And specialized critics, in this sense, notably praised the version released for Xbox Series X, which they described as much superior when compared to other consoles. What stands out is the fluidity and better handling compared to the Play Station 5. Also, the reviews offered by Steam about the Resident Evil Village are incredibly positive.
But there was a conflict that arose shortly after the game’s release, starring the film director, Richard Raaphorst, who accused Capcom of plagiarism, showing the very close similarities between a creature that appears in his film Frankenstein’s Army and the creature. Sturm, who is one of the characters in Resident Evil 8 .
Twists and turns that, in any case, do not take away the adrenaline, the adventure, the terror and a fantastic plot of a game that turns out to be the most anticipated by the fans.