- IGN's Resident Evil Village Review
Here are some other reviews:GameSpot 9 Easy Allies 9 Wccftech 9 Destructoid 9 Game Informer 9.3 Press Start 9 Windows Central 4.5/5 The Gamer 4/5 VGC 4/5 PCGamesN 8 IGN 8 EGM 8
a must play according to this guyID: gx1de9w
Conversely, Greg Miller at KindaFunny said people should skip this one, which is really surprising to me. I'm not gonna read his review bc I don't want it to negatively influence my thinking before I play it, so I'll give it a go after I play through the game.ID: gx1vpul
Greg Miller liked Avengers..ID: gx1fca5
People care what he thinks? He didn't like Red Dead Redemption 2 either.ID: gx2c5en
Greg Miller is an idiot…ID: gx2d92o
Geez, the replies to this.
If we insist every reviewer have the same opinion, we wouldn't even need multiple reviews.
Greg likes Avengers and dislikes RDR2. I'm sure he's not the only one (I don't particularly like either of them). Evaluate how his tastes align with your tastes and adjust accordingly.ID: gx1g0b7
lol of all people, Greg Miller states that. The Mr hype-beyond-hype for numerous other VG game scores. Kind of..ironic? Maybe he has good reasons. just weird still.ID: gx1qdoi
Greg Miller also only likes easy platinums and Sony exclusives lolID: gx2fr51
Biggest clown in the industry. I think we all laughed a little (a lot) when he got gamer of the year at the game awards. Just another middle age overweight white dude with coloured hair talking headID: gx2pfk1
Greg Miller is an idiotID: gx1mzkh
He's so damn terrible.ID: gx1pnrr
Greg Miller has pretty shit taste in games so that tells me the game is at least worth a playthroughID: gx1pueh
He's kind of got shit opinions and the ones he does have are supporting the people he knows in the industry.
They have given every relatively high profile game as of late an 8 lol.ID: gx1eequ
It's getting a little silly now - feels like they're just scared to give anything a stronger recommendation or a harsher criticism. Obviously do understand it's different reviewers giving these scores, but does feels pretty odd that basically every single AAA game now just gets an 8/10 at IGN.ID: gx1k7el
I don't think this is new. The new standard for average games is 7. if they were to give a game lower than that, then it must be really bad. Its hard to trust a reviewer when the scores only range from 7 -9.5 fro most big releases and as you have stated, everything recently is an 8.ID: gx22ubq
This is why I prefer ACG.ID: gx2bnpg
It's what happens when people bitch and whine about low scores.ID: gx1byam
What's your point?
Different reviewers and maybe, just maybe the games are 8/10s?
The "IGN-8/10" saga continues.
For those in a rush.... An 8ID: gx19bow
Is it me or are all IGN scores for next gen an 8?ID: gx1bs97
Yeah lol.ID: gx1cyez
Play it safe
I can’t wait to play this game!
Roaming the streets of Resident Evil Village is like visiting a disturbing and deadly Disneyland, where every attraction is a house of horrors. I got just as big a thrill out of revelling in its frenzied violence as I did retracing my steps through the gradually revealed recesses of its sizable village setting to uncover the darkest story secrets of its monstrous main cast. Boss fights are a bit of a letdown but the great variety of enemies throughout keeps things tense, especially on Hardcore mode. The fact that it's very much a throwback to the fast-paced action of Resident Evil 4 also means it largely takes a step back from the slow-burn scares of Resident Evil 7's excellent opening hours, which may well disappoint those who prefer more psychological dread to blowing off heads. But if you have an itch for action-heavy survival-horror, then Resident Evil Village will scratch it like a fistfull of Lady Dimitrescu’s freakish fingernails.
I'm not surprised by the 9/10 scores, but I am surprised by so many reviewers being surprised by it turning into action game.
The moment I saw you could upgrade your weapons I knew it was gonna be a action RE. Every RE game with weapon upgrades you could buy from the shop is a action horror game.
Being allowed to upgrade your weapons allows for more multiple playthroughs (NG+), RE 7 was great, but it got pretty boring after the end playthrough
Were the demos part of the main game?
Thicc monster is drool.
I don't recommend watching the video as there are too many onscreen spoilers. Maybe not for the story but definitely for various environments.
Nice graphics. Too Bad o cant play it because i am a scared pussy.
Damn 10 hours. Everyone was saying/thinking this was gonna be like 20 hoursID: gx1a0ic
That's around the same time it takes to beat RE7 on the first run. I thought the devs said this would be longer than RE7.ID: gx1a9sd
My run of RE7 was around 7 hours. 3 hours more would be an almost 50% time increase.ID: gx1f7u1
Anybody who thought that had to have been kidding themselves. RE4 wasn't even close to that back then on the Gamecube. Course by the time I finally finished it, the 13-15 hours felt earned, like "oh Jesus finally! What a rush!" Then RE6 came along and was just over bloated beyond sane comprehension.
So under 10 for RE/Biohazard games is the perfect norm. Capcom learned quality over quantity.ID: gx1d2oc
This used to turn me away from games. 100+ or gtfo. But now being 40 and a father of two I’m like 10 hours...neato I can actually finish this one.
What I don’t like is full price for a shorter game but that’s a different topicID: gx1uvsj
What I don’t like is full price for a shorter game
I don’t care as long as I can see the money on screen. If it is a lavish production full of high budget detail, I could give a crap if it’s over in 10 hours. In fact I prefer it.
I’m a dad as well and have a career and like you I just don’t have time for 100 hour games anymore. Most 100 hour games are filled to the brim with padding anyway - I get real bored of clearing outposts and bandit camps real fast. And I have never replayed a 50+ hour game no matter how much I loved it. I have replayed some shorter games though - many times. It’s just easier to fit into my life.ID: gx1xslj
I get that but the 20-27 hours is a sweet spot for me if I love playing the game. If it takes me a month+ to finish it, great, that’s good value for $70.ID: gx1hhvl
Yeah I’m not against 10 hours but yeah that is a little short for $60-$70. Id like 15 at least but it is what it is.ID: gx1hwny
This is why I want a Code Veronica Remake. That game is legitimately the only RE game besides RE6 that takes about 25 hours to beat.ID: gx1tbse
That’s actually why I didn’t finish Code Veronica. I was ready for it to be over after 15 hours and it just kept going. Sometimes length isn’t everything.ID: gx1f2mr
A 20 hr RE sounds terrible. Most of the appeal to this series is the replay-ability and learning how to optimize your runs. Platinum trophy ALWAYS involves a speed run of the game and doing several challenge runs. Nobody wants to do that in a 20 hour game. If people thought this was gonna be 20+ hours they aren’t really familiar with this series or it’s formula and set weird expectations.ID: gx1ha2t
RE4 is about 20 hours and that's one of the best games ever so...ID: gx1dihw
That's it? They said it was longer than RE7... my first run through that was like 11.ID: gx1e2hh
Keep in mind we don't have an average here. It took the reviewer 10 hours. It could take you 15. Everyone takes a different amount of time when playing these games.
Here come the trolls with th "IGN gives everything an 8" rhetoric.
Y'all obviously don't understand their review system -- 8 means the reviewer thinks the game is "great." That's all the score means. Read the damn review if you want nuance.
A different IGN reviewer gave Returnal an 8 -- because he thought it was a great game. That doesn't mean IGN blanketly thinks Returnal and RE8 are the same quality game, or even with The Medium or Battletoads (which both received 8's as well).
All games exist within their own contexts and what they strive to be, y'all. Critical thinking is key when it comes to consuming media.ID: gx1kos7
Kind of jarring seeing an adult in the comments tbhID: gx1d2x5
I 100% agree with this. Scores are fucking meaningless. If you actually want to learn something from a review you need to read it instead of trying to assume everything based off a single number that doesn't say much at all.
At the same time, it's unlikely anyone trying to troll IGN has ever written anything for publication... Ever.ID: gx1ieej
Yea cause literally waking up to look at the scores ( 84 on meta) i would of bought the game. But hearing what people are saying in the actual reviews makes me kinda wanna wait for a sale, and im an impulse buyer. Cant remember the last AAA game i didnt buy full price.
A little disappointed that after RE7 and RE2 Remake showed that the horror genre had a good fanbase, they went back to the RE4 road of turning it into an action game. It sucks bc there really aren't that many good games that are like RE7s first half.