There are few horror franchises as storied as Resident Evil, after the success of Resident Evil 4 there was a shift in the tone of the franchise. Less horror with a move toward third person action. With Resident Evil 6 being a huge disappointment for the fan base. With fans receiving an unfocused mess of global bioterrorism and multiple intersecting stories that created a narrative mess. After the outcry, Capcom promised to do better with Resident Evil 7 and deliver a more focused horror experience. What remains to be seen is whether Capcom would be able to successfully return to its horror roots. The following game review will contain plot spoilers.
Capcom was founded in 1979 as a subsidiary of the Irem Corporation in Japan which mostly focused on arcade machines. It wasn’t long until Capcom separated to become its own company. Their most notable franchises are Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry, Monster Hunter, Ace Attorney and Resident Evil.