Resident Evil Village is a fairytale. A fucked up fairytale, but a fairytale nonetheless.
The new survival game from Capcom continues the story started by the horror franchise’s soft reboot Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. But instead of taking players back to that swampy nightmare of toxic mosquitoes and Texas Chainsaw Massacre homage, Village transports hero Ethan Winters, wife Mia, and infant daughter Rose to a foreboding village somewhere in snowy Europe.
Fresh hell awaits in the gothic landscape, of course; but neither you nor Ethan will see it coming.
The brilliant narrative, which subverted my expectations from start to finish, begins in the Winters’ home. They’ve just moved to wherever this is (no one really says), and Mia is reading a super creepy book — wouldn’t you know it, a fairytale — to Rose. “It’s a local tale,” she says; and it’s all about blood-thirsty monsters and a baby girl. Hmmm… Read more…