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Resident Evil 7 biohazard: End of Zoe
Score: 95%
Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Media: Download/1
Players: 1
Genre: Action/Survival Horror

What Happened to Zoe?:
Resident Evil 7 biohazard: End of Zoe starts off around the end of Resident Evil 7 where Ethan has to make a decision between his wife Mia or Zoe, daughter of the Baker family. Donít worry about who you actually picked, in this DLC, youíll have to leave Zoe behind on the dock. Zoe provided a lot of help to you, and somehow preserved her own life during the hellish events in the Baker household, so what follows in this DLC is pretty heartbreaking. Zoe gets frozen by the bioweapon slash creepy girl Eveline, presumably as she tries to escape through the woods.

Where do you start off in this story? You are Joe Baker, who is Jackís brother and Zoeís uncle. Joe lives in a shack on the water, close to the Baker mansion. He apparently subsists on crawfish, gator, and anything else he finds in the bayou. Heís a real Cajunís Cajun. Heís kind of a good looking old dude too, you know, in a "Most Interesting Man in the World" kind of way.

Are We Really Doing This?:
Punching. The biggest spoiler for Resident Evil 7 biohazard: End of Zoe starts with two hands and ends with them in a monsterís face. I wonít lie, there is something brilliant and yet right on the edge of being completely wrong. Itís a kind of ridiculous that only Capcom can do. But you will be punching your way through parts of the mansion and derelict ship - literally.

Feels Like Another Slice of RE7:
The quality of this DLC is pretty darn good. It looks good, itís got jumps, secrets, new enemies - itís good. Resident Evil 7 biohazard: End of Zoe is, however, a bit different than the rest of the RE7 DLC. It might be just me, but End of Zoe just feels like dessert. You donít have to think too hard about it, you just pick up a fork and have fun. Did I mention the punching? Seriously, there are no ammo types to manage, no weapons but the occasional sharpened stick. You can boost your attack power with little doll effigies, but youíd likely be able to make it through the DLC without those for help. The big payoff is if you punch really, really well, you are rewarded with an item that will give you stronger punch powers. Poetry.

Short and Sweet:
The criticism I have for Resident Evil 7 biohazard: End of Zoe is the same one I have for Not a Hero. Itís just so short. We have a new character here, and we donít really learn much about him. We learn enough for him to become interesting, but the main takeaway is that he loves his family and this guy is so far off the grid he wouldnít know what to do with an electric bill. You are rewarded at the very end with some wrap up and dialogue between Zoe and Ethan, but itís not much, and it wonít really change much about the way you see the characters. Still, End of Zoe is one of those turn your brain off and enjoy the ride sort of games. I enjoyed it more than Not a Hero, though Iíd still recommend finishing that one before starting End of Zoe.

-Fights with Fire, GameVortex Communications
AKA Christin Deville

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