Three years have passed since the events presented in the seventh part. Ethan and his wife Mia have settled in Romania, in an area under close BSAA surveillance. Their daughter, Rosemary, was born recently. The couple tries to lead a peaceful life, but the nightmare they experienced in Louisiana still haunts them.
The action of Resident Evil Village begins in an unusual way, namely with a disturbing story that Mia reads to her daughter at bedtime. When the girl falls asleep, the parents discuss a dark fairy tale for a while, which turns out to be a local tale. The woman sees nothing wrong with her, but Ethan is not thrilled. The topic is dropped and Mia goes to make dinner, not knowing yet that this is the last meal she will have to prepare.
During another exchange, the woman is hit by a series of bullets and falls to the floor. The person who committed the attack is Captain Chris Redfield - the man who was supposed to keep her safe. In Resident Evil Village, Chris enters the apartment and kills the dying woman. Moments later, Ethan is captured and his daughter is taken by one of the soldiers. The protagonist loses consciousness. He wakes up only in the snow, near a corpse and an overturned vehicle. Wanting to find out what happened to his daughter, the man sets off as soon as possible, eventually reaching an unknown village, isolated from the rest of the world.
Resident Evil Village offers a first-person perspective and puts more emphasis on exploration. In this part, we get to know the title village and several surrounding locations, including Dimitrescu Castle. In addition to exploration, the main goal of the game in Resident Evil Village is to fight the enemies you meet, solve logical puzzles, and above all, collect four valuable vials, each of which is located in one of the key locations. RE8 offers us diverse opponents. Each of them has special abilities, in addition, some creatures are also in possession of weapons.
One of the first creatures presented to us are the Lycans, who made a nest in the village, treating the rest of its inhabitants as their food in Resident Evil Village. The werewolves stationed in this area use not only claws and teeth in combat. They can also use a variety of weapons, including bows and arrows. A different kind of horror lurks in the castle ruled by the mysterious Alcina Dimitrescu and her demonic daughters. In Resident Evil Village, while exploring the dungeons or the outer areas of this vast location, you can come across the undead, charging at the hero with swords or launching attacks from the air.
While alone they are not so dangerous, in a group they can cause us a lot of problems. However, the aforementioned women pose a much greater threat. In Resident Evil Village, when confronted with one of them, we usually have no choice but to escape, but there are sequences in which the fight is inevitable. The village is the central area of the game. Around it, there are four other locations ruled by the Lords. One of such areas is the castle, whose lord, and thus the final boss, is Lady Dimitrescu herself. Defeating the main opponent is related to the completion of a given location. The other places we visit are the Beneviento estate, located in the valley of the mist, the reservoir behind the windmills, or the factory on the outskirts of the village.
CPU: Intel Core i5-7500 or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
RAM: 8 GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 560
OS: Windows 10 64-bit
HDD: 50 GB
Some of the defeated enemies drop bags with money and other treasures, so it's worth carefully reviewing the location where we defeated more creatures, because we can get rich. Gems are also hidden in some places - to get them, you need to shoot at the object or wall that hides them. The places where they were placed shine characteristically. At a certain stage of the game, we also get a map that will make exploring the area much easier. In addition, there are marked places where there is still something to collect (locations where there are still valuable items are marked in red). The inventory management system is similar to that of Resident Evil 4 - collected items are collected in a suitcase with limited capacity.
It is worth controlling the amount of ammunition and items that regenerate health. Ammunition, weapons and health drinks can be purchased from a wandering merchant called Duke. He also provides us with a more capacious suitcase and guides, thanks to which we will learn, for example, how to create mines on our own. Some of the items offered by the merchant are not cheap at all, although some can be purchased for free. Weapon upgrades themselves are expensive, allowing you to increase their power level, reload speed, firing range and ammo capacity. We can also make exchanges with Duke, giving him selected items in exchange for money. The merchant's offer expands with additional options as the game progresses.