The Resident Evil series has always been polarising. While recognised as a classic, the first game with its fixed camera angles and tank-like controls could be massively off-putting. Resident Evil 4 again divided players with its revamped, more action-orientated take and with RE5, it was the addition of co-op. We all agree the sixth instalment was naff, which forced Capcom into reboot territory. Despite playing with fire by going first-person, the result, as Honest Game Trailers explains, is rather good.
The switch to first-person has clear pros (a more intimate and terrifying experience) and cons ("Why is everyone obsessed with stabbing / slicing / amputating my hands?") but going from the reviews, both from critics and players, the new look appears to be a return to form for the franchise.
As HGT points out, it's not all zombie-slaying fun. After seven attempts, decent inventory management remains beyond Capcom's abilities and the game's reliance on horror tropes is borderline embarrassing. Still, Resident Evil 7 ticks all the boxes of a "Resi" game, even if the shift away from third-person will be inexcusable for some.