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Resident Evil 7 was "too scary" so Capcom "eased up on the tension curve" in Village

Published: 07:40, 05 May 2021
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Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda has said that player found Resident Evil 7 to be "too scary" so they "eased up on the tension curve" in Resident Evil Village, so players are not in constant fear.

We recently dived into the Resident Evil Village demo on PC and we have to say that the atmosphere in the first moments of the game is absolutely sublime, so one could only assume that this intro a nice little appetizer for what is to come later on in the game.

However, it is entirely possible that Resident Evil Village may not have that many scary scenes due to player feedback from Resident Evil 7, which featured a crazy Baker family in an eerie house.

According to Resident Evil Village producer Tsuyoshi Kanda , some of the feedback Capcom received regarding Resident Evil 7 was that it was "too scary to play". A horror game actually being scary? Who would've thought?

Kanda says that was a huge compliment for the team BUT, Cacpom's goal is also to create "something that anybody can feel comfortable jumping in and playing, so we eased up on the tension curve [in RE Village] relative to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, so that players aren’t in constant fear."

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Every fan of horror games certainly won't like this sentence but we should not make any judgments until we get to complete the game. We somehow doubt the game will be less scary than Resident Evil 7, especially since its setting seems to be more atmospheric and disturbing, at least judging from the early demos.

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Resident Evil Village is hitting the shelves this Friday for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

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