Resident Evil 7 is a frantic and extremely fast paced horror adventure. It is brutal, shocking and will leave you looking over your shoulder for possibly a week after you complete the game. RE7 has been embraced and welcomed with open arms throughout the gaming community. This is widely known. But how does their new DLC hold up? Is it worth it? In this review, we will discuss the Banned Footage DLC for Resident Evil 7 and I will give you my take on whether or not it is worth your time and your money.
Nightmare begins with you waking up on the floor in the basement morgue of the Baker’s home. Confused and scared, you begin forging for metal in order to craft and make new weaponry. During this crafting, hordes of monsters as well as Jack Baker come out to play. You have to continually fight off these brutal baddies while stocking up on weaponry. The difficult part is that each time you make a new weapon it costs more metal.
Also, the machines that make this precious metal are located in different areas of the house. This forces you to keep moving through hordes of monsters in order to craft more weapons. This game mode isn’t an easy time but it definitely is fun and rewarding. You also unlock power ups each time you play the mode, which is pretty awesome and will keep you coming back. I highly recommend that you play this particular game mode… but let’s take a look at the others.
In Bedroom Marguerite has you latched to the bed and is fixated on trying to get you to eat her delicious food. And by delicious, I mean rancid and disgusting. It looks awful and apparently smells terrible. It is so bad that I think I can smell it through my monitor.
Once Marguerite leaves you alone you have to wiggle from your shackles and figure out a way to get out of the bedroom alive. Don’t be loud though! If you get Marguerite’s attention she will come running back to the room and you will have 1 minute to put the room exactly how it was before she left and shackle yourself back into bed. If you fail to do so, you will be punished… let’s leave it at that.
This mode is heavily based on puzzle solving and is a bit cryptic in it’s clues. I found this game mode to be a bit boring and not so awesome. I am not huge on puzzle games, so maybe it is just me.. but I wasn’t totally feeling this one.
21 is a crazy game of modified Black Jack that has Saw-like consequences. You are locked up to a chair with your hand placed inside a device that will break your fingers each time you lose. Don’t lose.
The ring leader of this whole extravaganza is, you guessed it, good ole’ Lucas. Who else would come up with such a crazy concept?
This game mode is extremely fun and highly intense. The visuals are great and Lucas is charming in a demented, evil villain kinda way. At this point, this is the game mode that shines the most in the entire DLC package.
I have even posted a full playthrough of the first game on my second YouTube channel. I will be posting game classic clips on this channel frequently and hope you can subscribe and enjoy the content. Check it out. I look forward to playing the new game modes I have opened in 21.
In Daughters you play the role of Zoe. You take control of her just before Eveline arrives at the house and just after Mia does. It is a unique point in time because you get to experience the development of the Resident Evil 7 story line. This makes this game mode rather interesting and unique. Unfortunately it falls short… literally.
This game mode is an outstanding idea. The only problem is that it is only about 15 minutes long and 90% of that time is spent on cut scenes. This game mode could easily have been developed into a 3-4 hour event.
I was expecting to continue into the timeline of Ethan’s arrival and looked forward to playing the role of Zoe. I anticipated making my way to phones and helping Ethan a long the way. This would have been a great way to show the beginning and parallel story of Zoe. Unfortunately, this is not the case. To call this game mode underwhelming would be an understatement.
Jack’s 55th Birthday
Jack’s 55th Birthday is a weird, yet charming mini game where you have to feed Jack before the time runs out. There are 6 stages to master and of course through out your feeding frenzy, monsters come out of the wood work to try and stifle your successes. Jack’s 55th Birthday is a simple and fun mini game.
Ethan Must Die
Ethan Must Die is hard, difficult, savage… however you want to describe it is fine. Just know, this game mode does NOT take it easy on you! Be prepared to die… a lot. You will need to play this mode over and over again to remember the path and how to get through each section.
The generation of power ups and ammo is all random. On some runs you may get enough ammo to get through each section. On other runs, you will be stuck with only your knife… or even worse, absolutely nothing. The fact that luck plays such a high role in this game mode is a bit disheartening to me, but the game mode certainly is not bad. It is worth a go and will definitely keep you entertained for hours. Let’s just hope you don’t break your controller in the process.
Despite Daughters falling flat, I feel the DLC for Resident Evil 7 is pretty damn good. Nightmare and Ethan Must Die bring high replay value and 21 is an exciting, horror filled experience that any Resident Evil 7 fan would love. Even though I didn’t particularly enjoy the Bedroom game mode, I can see this being a great experience for individuals who like puzzle style games. I think it is well done, but just not my cup of tea.
If you have the extra $30 to spend, I would suggest purchasing the Resident Evil 7 season pass. However, if money is tight you may be better off spending that money a full game of your liking. In my situation, I have the extra money and I do not regret my purchase.
But that’s my take.. what about your’s? Leave a comment down below and let me know what you thought of the Resident Evil 7 DLC!
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The Resident Evil 7 DLC is worth it if you are a huge Resident Evil 7 fan. The replay value is high and some of the game modes are unique and quite awesome. However, if you are short on cash and have another game on the horizon, that $30 may be better spent elsewhere as no modes are truly complete games.