Resident Evil: Maiden: PS5 Demo Review
Waking in a dungeon, the player has one simple mission - escape unscathed.
It’s the usual Resident Evil fare based on the success of Biohazard: a first person perspective aimed at immersing you into the world, giving you jolts where necessary and making you question whether you actually did see something out of the corner of your eye.
In honesty, it’s nothing truly original - the horror genre has been somewhat trapped in its confines in the gaming world for a while, unable to breakout and offer anything resembling game changing for years.
But what Maiden has going for it is how effectively well it’s done.
From crystal clear graphics on the PS5 to a clever use of the unnerving (did that body just move, why are human parts falling from the ceiling), the game is there to rattle you from the start.
Touted as a stand-alone from the upcoming Resident Evil: Village, the demo shows promise for the game, even if the puzzles in the demo are relatively simple to hardened players from the genre.
What it does offer is some hope that the upcoming Village will continue the good work from Biohazard and breathe new life into a franchise corpse that’s been riddled with cliche and slight rot for a few years.