When you start playing Resident Evil: Village, you may come across some hardships especially if you decide to play on the Hardcore difficulty first. This guide hopes to help you figure out exactly what you can do to improve your time with the game and fully “experience the survival horror”.
Whilst traversing the beautiful yet horrifying countryside where we find ourselves, you may encounter some nasty creatures who are hellbent on bringing you harm. Luckily, our experienced protagonist is quite knowledgeable in how to create concoctions to keep himself kicking.
By combining an herb with chem fluid, Ethan will create a med kit. By pressing the R1 / RB button, Ethan can use his med kit to fully restore his damaged self back to a healthy, fighting condition.
The components necessary to craft a med kit can be found all throughout the game and can be occasionally dropped by enemies. Certainly keep this in mind when wondering whether or not you should pour some liquid health on yourself.
Don’t worry too much about wasting ammo
One of the wonderous parts of Resident Evil: Village is the ability to create your own ammunition. Taking inspiration from former entries in the franchise, Ethan can utilize 2 pieces of scrap metal and 2 tins of gunpowder to make his own bullets.
Where this may seem a bit overkill to some veterans of the franchise, it assuredly can become handy during those rough boss fights and enemy-heavy sections. While you still find ammo around the areas you enter, the ability to create your own makes any encounter surmountable.
If you choose to play on either the Casual or Standard difficulty setting, this tip will most likely be an unnecessary addition to your arsenal of knowledge, but still can give you an edge when needed.
Search for treasures
Lei, the currency in Resident Evil: Village, can be used for a wide array of upgrades to your weapons and net you some additional items. Making enough Lei to afford those items is a challenge in and of itself, however.
Where slaughtered enemies typically net you anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, finding one of the above-pictured beauties is sure to net you a healthy sum. Just like the previous games, treasures can be discovered throughout the countryside and sold as a way of supplementing your income.
Whilst walking through areas, be sure to glance around the rooms that you enter for shining glints. These can be hidden inside items, attached to the ceiling, on top of a painting, and in many more locations. Firing a single bullet into the glisten will release a treasure for you to pick up.
If a room still appears red on your mini-map after your certain that you’ve obtained all items, search around for these tiny shinies and you’ll be richer than Oswell E. Spencer in no time.
Play at the difficulty that feels right for you
Where some gamers find it tempting to try the hardest difficulty right away (which is completely fine to do) this choice is not for everyone or the faint of heart. Resident Evil: Village can be grueling right off the bat, especially for newcomers of the franchise who may be unfamiliar with the difficulty of the games.
If you are a gaming newcomer who is solely interested in catching a peek at the luxurious Lady Dimitrescu, we suggest that you start on the Casual difficulty. This will allow you to experience the story without many complications. It will essentially make the game an interactive movie which allows you to enjoy the story while immersing yourself as Ethan.
If you are a veteran of the franchise and no stranger to the hardships that come with Resident Evil’s infamous difficulty, Professional, then you may be better off starting on Hardcore. On this setting, players will truly feel the intended meaning of the genre name “survival horror”. Ammunition and healing items will be harder to find, enemies tougher to kill, and rewards all the more worth it.
If you find yourself somewhere these two categories, try playing the game on Standard. You’ll get to enjoy the story, experience a decent handful of tense moments, and still have a mild concern over how much ammo you’ve got in reserves.
Regardless of what difficulty you choose, we are certain that this guide for Resident Evil: Village tips and tricks will be incredibly helpful for you during your first foray in this frightening and fantastic adventure.
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