The Resident Evil Village Gold Edition (aka, Winters' Expansion) is now out in the wild, which means impressions have begun circulating about the game's brand-new DLC: Shadows of Rose. The overall reception to the add-on seems to be mixed, but folks have certainly had plenty to say about it so far...
Here's a quick roundup of what the critics are saying about Resident Evil Village: Shadows of Rose:
"When all is said and done, Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion is DLC done right. The expansion manages to expand upon things and give me modes and features I didn’t even realize I wanted until I had it. Not to mention that the real star of the show, Shadows of Rose, is Resident Evil storytelling at its absolute best."
Push Square (8/10)
"This time from the third-person perspective, Shadows of Rose feels excellent to play in the same way any other Resident Evil game does. We'll never grow tired of the formula."
"Shadows of Rose was surprisingly tense, and lifts up the Winters’ Expansion DLC as a whole. That said, I would have liked to have seen a lot more of it, as it felt like the narrative was just getting started with Rose’s powers before it ends."
"The Resident Evil Village: Shadow of Rose expansion provides lots of reasons to jump back into the game. The third-person mode alone gave us many more hours of fun in one of our favorite horror playgrounds in recent years."
"Shadows of Rose might be the most notable part of the Winters' Expansion, but it's The Mercenaries that provides the most bang for your buck. Rose's tale is an uneven and brief continuation of the Winters family story."
"Shadows of Rose is a shorter, worse version of Resident Evil Village. It’s so committed to recreating a micro-version of Village and following it beat-for-beat that it even copies its major flaws. It concludes in the same location with the same info-dump of lore that quickly wraps up all the loose threads."
So, yeah, your mileage may vary with Resident Evil Village's "Winter's Expansion", with most critics deeming this DLC one for the hardcore fans more than anyone else. Still, it's sitting at a respectable 74 right now on Metacritic, so the add-on might be worth a look if you want something spooky to play this Halloween!
Are you thinking of giving Shadows of Rose a whirl? Let us know in the comments below.