Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 2 Reviews
A disappointment given the quality of the first volume, and although the new Mercenaries-eque mode is fun the two story missions are not.
Banned Footage Vol. 2 is just as experimental as it is optional. Although Daughters gives some much-needed context to the game's backstory, nothing here is a must-see.
The Banned Footage DLC comes to a close with the finest episode to date, in Daughters, but the rest still feels like content cut from the main game.
So, is all this worth [the money]? I wouldn't say so. You could blow through it all in three hours, and it's unlikely that you'd play most of it ever again. The only elements of it that I'd say you even need to see are Bedroom and Daughters, but even those are one-shot affairs.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard - Banned Footage Vol. 2 is arguably an even better piece of DLC than its already excellent predecessor, but our excitement for the additions is tempered by frustration that they should have been included with the main game. We liked the core campaign as it was, but with these packs bolted on it could have scored higher. Still, what you have here is some truly inventive content that repurposes the game's main mechanics in a variety of interesting and exciting ways.
Banned Footage Vol. 2 is a great expansion for the great Resident Evil 7. Daughters show us what happened with the Bakers when they met their destiny, and 21 and Jack’s 55h Birthday are pretty good mini games that also expands the narrative of the main game.
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Banned Footage Vol. 2 is a more conservative approach to Resident Evil 7's post-release program. It plays in the same space as Vol. 1—both are insistent and diverse recasts of Resident Evil 7's components—but it exchanges chaos for stability. Eccentric blackjack, exacting resource management, and a condensed, comfortable reprise of the proper game are suitable, if not safe, slices of content.
Banned Footage Vol. 2 is a mixed assortment of intriguing ideas that don't pan out or leave lasting impressions. With less depth and replay value to boot, it's harder to recommend in light of its puzzling price of entry.
Banned Footage Vol. 2 is a better DLC than Vol. 1, with very good new additions: a mode that explains what happened before the main story of the base game, a blackjack game and an innovative, challenging, varied and addictive minigame. The problems are almost non existent - even the story mode of this DLC has two endings. However, the price of this DLC is higher than the previous one.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
'Rushed' is the politest thing one could say about Resident Evil 7's second DLC, Banned Footage Vol.2. Sure, it's easy to stomach a horror version of Blackjack, as well as a silly mini-game such as Jack's 55th Birthday, but it's hard doing the same with an extremely subpar prelude chapter, which could otherwise be the crowning glory of it all.
Resident Evil 7's 2nd DLC offers a sickening experience for fans.
Whilst the videos included in Vol.2 once more offer decent content, they don’t quite compare to the first content drop in the Banned Footage Vol.1 DLC. It’s also worth noting that even though both DLCs are available as part of the Season Pass, those buying them separately will find a £4 price increase for this one. Given the slightly lacking quality over the first Banned Footage Volume, that feels rather unjust.
For the price of $14.99, I do believe that Capcom did justice to this batch of DLC. The varying game modes and the rewards that each present is well worth it to keep coming back to. I can say that these are memorable enough that I would tell my friends about it and let them know how enjoyable they are to me.
Banned Footage Vol. 2 offers a high-quality storyline Daughters, but otherwise it's a strictly arcade experience. It can be entertaining, but it's certainly not for everyone.
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