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Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 1

Jan 31, 2017 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5

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Metro GameCentral
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Critic Reviews for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 1

Metro GameCentral

8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

In an ideal world it all would’ve been included in the main game, but if you can get past that this is a great set of DLC extras.

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All-in-all, Banned Footage Volume 1 is an interesting little package. You get a tense puzzle-focused escape room, a fun-as-heck action mode that I'm sure I'll be playing in the coming months, and a bastard-hard masochist-a-thon for those who want that. While I'm not a huge fan of Ethan Must Die, there'll be people out there who dig it, and those two tapes continue aspects of Resident Evil 7 that I'm hungry for. I hope Volume 2 has a similar value, and that the upcoming free DLC Not a Hero answers some burning questions I have from the game's ending.

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Although Bedroom is interesting, Nightmare and Ethan Must Die are nothing more than throwaway minigames, resulting in an underwhelming DLC pack that doesn’t live up to the Resident Evil name.

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Like matriarch Marguerite's dishes, bonus mode Ethan Must Die will prove an acquired taste, but the two other VHS tapes included with Banned Footage Vol. 1 are a delight. Nightmare serves up some surprisingly smart arcade action that fans missing Mercenaries will surely enjoy, while Bedroom is brilliant puzzle sequence that subverts the rules of the main game in order to create a real sense of tension without requiring any enemies at all. There's no question that had this content been incorporated into the main campaign it would have been an even stronger package overall, but as a standalone it's still easy to recommend.

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A great return to the Baker Manor. Bedroom is the best section of this DLC by far, presenting an amazing puzzle with tense situations. Nightmare and Ethan Must Die are modes with more action that makes them a little more generic. If you enjoyed Resident Evil 7's main game, you should check this expansion.

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By individually ramping up areas where Resident Evil 7's gameplay could’ve done more, Banned Footage Vol. 1 serves a light yet savory plate of pickings, which pile up the puzzles on one side and bring the heat with testing trials on the other.

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Banned Footage Vol.1 is a good DLC, with three different modes: a great puzzle (Bedroom), a survival mode with a very interesting way to obtain items (Nightmare) and the very challenging Ethan Must Die with roguelike elements. The problem is the replay of this modes: Bedroom is short and does not provide entertainment after you know the puzzle, Nightmare is repetitive and Ethan Must Die is a random only with its items, and because of that it is not a true roguelike game.

Review in Portuguese | Read full review

Resident Evil 7's first DLC, Banned Footage Vol. 1, lies somewhere between must-have and… meh. Everyone will find something to like here, it's just that it would be nice if this something was a bit longer than two to three hours long.

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