If you ask most hardcore Resident evil fans, what is their least favorite game? Most of the time, they will Answer Resident evil 6! because it doesn’t feel like a Resident Evil game. Capcom themselves admitted the game is action-packed instead of Survival horror because they want to get the Call of Duty fanbase. The game sold well, but it got critically destroyed by critics and fans alike. This result leads to the creation of Resident Evil 7. Mainstays like Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and Ada Wong are just way too experienced and capable. They are too badass to make you feel fear.
So in Resident Evil 7, the veterans are set aside for a Newcomer Ethan Winters. He is a regular guy who is looking for his missing wife, Mia. The game took inspiration from the P.T, the demo of the canceled Silent hill title, and the rest is history. Zombies got replaced by the Molded, Fungus infected human controlled by a bioweapon in the guise of a Little girl named Evie. The game also made you encounter the Baker family. A Louisianian redneck family who use to be good people but turned into abominations with heel factors.
Most people loved Resident Evil 7, but most of them are casuals who never played the past titles. For one reason! This game uses a first-person camera!
Ethan has a full character model with a face. That model got only used for cutscenes. We never get to see his face unless you extract the character models of the game.
Capcom decided to hide Ethan’s Handsome face because they want the player to self-insert themselves into the game and think they are Ethan. This decision made Ethan unrelatable for some fans compared to someone like Claire or Leon. The game is also in the first person because the creators want you to feel immersed in the atmosphere to feel more scared.
Some fans also don’t like the first-person camera because it gives them motion sickness.
Re7 and both Resident evil 2/3 remakes use the RE engine. That makes it possible to turn the game into an over the shoulder 3rd person shooter.
There was an attempt before to make a mod to turn the game 3rd person but Ethan’s character model have no head. This headless Ethan mod was 3 years ago.
Now you can enjoy Resident evil 7 in over the shoulders 3rd person camera because someone made a mod
It is still not fully complete because there will be segments where you will not play as Ethan. There will be moments where you will play as other characters and those characters don’t have full playable models yet. There is also the DLC starring Chris Redfield and it was not yet modded yet.