Keyboard Geniuses: Variety is the secret to Resident Evil 7’s success

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Mix It Up

One of the points I stressed throughout the second part of my Resident Evil 7 review is the game’s tendency to shift its tone and intensity. The masterful pacing of these fluctuations helps the game fly by and ensure each one of its segments is able to stand out. Down in the comments, NakedSnake had some similar thoughts:

The tonal shifts in this game are really what makes it rise above its peers. I loved Alien: Isolation, but man, that game beat you over the head with its core experience to the extent that I was more likely to be bored than scared ...