Game In Progress: Resident Evil 7 is the confident, crazed revival this series has been dying for

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Welcome to our Game In Progress review of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Over the next two weeks, Gameological Editor Matt Gerardi will be playing through Capcom’s latest nightmare and checking in to comment on how the game is shaping up. This first entry covers the beginning of the game through the third boss fight (Marguerite) but avoids spilling any plot or encounter details. As always, we invite you to play and discuss along with us as Matt tries to escape from the sinister Baker family.

Resident Evil 7 marks the series’ second metamorphosis in as many decades. After 2012’s Resident Evil 6 turned out to be a lumbering, tumescent mess, Capcom’s latest is a concerted effort to renew and redirect its wayward flagship. The most drastic change is a shift in perspective, as RE7 moves the player’s view from a distant, nerve-comforting remove to a distressing ...