Resident Evil 7: Where to Get Lockpicks

Biohazard is out today and Capcom has given gamers a little more reason to be excited along with the release of their highly-anticipated title.

Resident Evil 7 takes the series back to its horror roots after three entries that focused more on action, culminating in the poorly-received Resident Evil 6.

It immediately becomes obvious that Resident Evil 7 represents a franchise-reboot not least because the familiar third-person Resident Evil viewpoint has been abandoned and replaced with a first-person one.

Resident Evil 7 has just been released and the first DLC details have been revealed.

The second half dives into spoiler territory about some of Resident Evil 7's more intriguing twists and turns - we'll publish that a while after the game has launched and after there's been plenty of time for everyone to play it. Supplies were limited, adding to the suspense of each encounter. It's certainly beating the trousers off of the arguably mediocre, more action-focused Resident Evil 6 - making it clear that gamers are delighting in the series' decision to go back to its roots.

That said, Resident Evil 7's virtual reality mode is entirely optional for players. It includes two tapes and a new mode.

What's up with that name?

Resident Evil 7 is the series at its most deliciously and creepy, with the survival-horror gameplay that made it great in the first place.

Okay, so what is it about? Its main character Ethan Winters is subjected on a journey looking for his missing wife and he was able to come across the odd Baker family thus the horrific journey commences. After watching a series of tapes that suggest Mia is alive, Ethan heads to Louisiana to find answers. So it goes without saying that the game's best moments, the unbelievable scares and chills are found in the first half of the game.

If you're yet to pick up a PS4 then now is the best time to grab it. Or, more likely, gathering your courage. Luckily, I managed to write things down as I played through the game.

Resident Evil 7 is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam. When I meet the pair at the end of a whirlwind promotional tour for the game they appear content with their creation but also slightly apprehensive to see how it's received.

Video game stories from other sites on the web. If you're really curious about what's happened in past games and who the overarching villains and heroes are, you could always just surf the franchise's wiki pages.

  • Arturo Norris