Not really sure what it is about zombie genre that draws me in so much? It just does. I think it's the overwhelming feeling of near death at any moment that drives my interest, that false sense of security. Atmoshpere and sound design also add to immersion I guess.
Anyway, I DL the latest RE7 demo and it still feels too scary. I can't imagine VR, because RE in first person already gives me anxiety and it might be the first RE game I skip out on. They added new endings apparently. The Outlast 2 demo gave me a bit of anxiety as well. I guess playing late at night, in the dark with headphones on is not a good idea. My heart was racing too much. I had fun watching people play live on Twitch, so I might do that this time.
What I love about RE7 demo is that it does feel like a refreshing take on the series. I really enjoyed ZombiU for doing the walking sim with zombies and added a roguelike mechanic. This game gave me anxiety too, so I only played it a bit at a time. RE7 feels like a tradtional RE1 game where you have to investigate every corner of a room or backtrack to find clues and study them in order to make progress. It feels like old RE, but new. It's a house full of mysteries.
I was playing Dead Rising 2 HD on PS4 and one thing that kind of annoyed me was the soundtrack. I feel like a soundtrack similar in energy to Crazy Taxi would be more appropriate instead of the boring lounge music. Sure, lounge music seems appropriate for the setting, but setting up Spotify app thru PS4, which allows me to stream music while playing a game is just fantastic! Listening to Radiohead while killing zombies makes the whole thing more depressing, or maybe some hiphop beats or jpop tracks to freshen up the grindiness. Now if only I can figure out how to stream a podcast or audiobook on PS4 as well.
TV SO GOOD!:D This month we’re getting the return of Supergirl/Superman, Flash, Arrow, and Luke Cage on Netflix. Also Walking Dead I think? I’ve been watching Once Upon A Time from the beginning so I’m still sticking with it and this time we have Aladdin joining the cast. Cool! But these are the actual shows that I’ve recently seen as well as starting Mr. Robot.
A lot of negativity and skepticism over the direction of ResidentEvil 7 is not unexpected. I don't particularly enjoy walking sims myself,not much action for my taste, so I'm actually pretty lukewarm on the idea. However, sometimes coming in at the height or tail end of a genre or trend, aka Horror Themed Walking Sims, can make for better games.
I put off gaming for a week and just spent my free time reading and watching tv for a change. I live in Southern California and we're in the middle of Summer and heat waves make it miserable to play games indoors, especially PC games, since I don't have AC, preferably, and I spend more time outdoors anyway during the summer anyway.
Xenoblade Chronicles X I've put about 50 hours into the game and forced myself to take a break. I can't remember the last time a game kept me immersed and unable to quit since maybe Witcher 3. I would not compare the two in any way aside from the time sink they both require. I don't even think some of the bad reviews for X were wrong. It is definitely built around old school level grinding, but it is oh so perty though. I feel like I've barely scratched the surface and I still need to understand the depth of combat and weapons options. I also want to play more of it, but a good break never hurt any game. I think taking a hiatus from a good game makes it feel fresh and new again when you pick it up again.