The Evil Within
best game in years!!!
This game has been so freaking addicting I can't stop playing it! It absolutely sucks you in and has you on the edge of your seat wanting more.
This game is amazing. The suspense and horror of this game is exactly what i was hoping for. It keeps me on the edge of my seat constantly waiting to see what creepy but exciting thing happens next. The only thing i do not like about this game is the sound. The way the zombies sound you can not tell how far away or how close they are to you. The noise is almost exactly the same if the zombie is right around the corner or many feet away just walking around. It makes the game confusing at parts. Other then that I love this game and would absolutely recommend it to anybody who loves horror/suspenseful games. I still can not put the game down. This game gets a 81/2 9 to me. Would be a 10 if they fixed the sound to make it seem a little more realistic. I am in no way hating on this game. This is just minor minor details that i have found in this almost flawless video game. Like i said i recommend this to anybody who would like good scare or two while following a great story line.
Okay but not up to current standards
I was pumped up for this game and I was initially disappointed with the graphics and lack of story. although shadows and slow movement look okay, I found many dips in frames where the game should be running at 60 fps. Coming from the computer gamer category, I found the new standard of 30 fps to be obsolete. Hand combat is weird. I can bash at a zombie 7+ times, shoot them in the head four times and the zombie isn't killed; but then I can sneak up to a zombie and stab it to death instantly. The movement feels sluggish. I feel it could have been up to the last of us standard, but falls short. Glass bottles are placed conveniently where you'll need them for distracting enemies which I found slightly annoying. I will say the first chapter had my heart pumping with the big guy chasing me, but ultimately i found the game be a cheap knock off of silent hill, resident evil, and outlast. Im surprised others gave it such good reviews.
Survival Horror Returns!
Shinji Mikami has once again woven a masterpiece! TeW is what Resident Evil 5 should have been! It's brutal, it's heavy on resource management, it has atmosphere and great level design, the sound is perfect for the genre and the enemies are all awesome! In essence this is the game Survival Horror fans have been begging for, for a long long time. This is not a game for the average CoD run and gunner, some people will not like this game! It's not trying to hold your hand and you WILL die a lot. The story is better than what i was lead to believe and the letterbox(black bars) are not a concern for anyone with a real TV! The 30FPS functions perfectly in this game, if it were a fast paced shooter you would notice it but you DO NOT notice it here. After RE turned into a Michael Bay action flick with zero heart, this game feels like a true return to form from the man who started Resident Evil! Buy this game! Ignore the haters!
Well to start off I had seen this game in a couple of Articles on IGN decided to look further into it. When they played the game at PAX they said that it wasn't worth it. I had found out two weeks ago that it was coming out soon and decided to check it out. I preordered it, picked it up the first day and when I came home, I was up until 1:00 AM still playing it, and still loving every second of it. I literally was screaming at my character to run away when I had no ammo and was too scared to go up against anymore of the Haunted. I currently am still going through my first play through and am pretty far into the game and am still terrified of what behind the next corner. Personally I am in love with this game and is probably the best game that I've played this year. If anyone is looking for a good game that will scare the cr ap out of you (especially during Halloween time! ) then this is the game for you.
The Premier Horror Experience
First of, the game is a visual masterpiece dispite some occasional texturing rendering issues. The CinemaScope couldn't have been done better throughout this game. The Evil Within has everything going for it. The return of Shinni Mikami is a triumphant one with this prime horror extravaganza. From the beginning, this game is very reliant on your memory of Resident Evil 4 gameplay-wise as well as your surroundings. Tripwire and bear traps return as your silent and deadly for which will easily be stumbled upon as you are running from the hoards of freaks. Acquiring your end-all-be-all weapon, the shotgun, is retrieved in a similar fashion like in Resident Evil 4: in a town full of enemies with the classic chainsaw-wielding mini-boss. New weapons are acquired in gun cases like in RE4 and 5. Limited ammo adds a sense of dread as you find ways around or through the enemies in your way. In this game running away and hiding is strongly encouraged. This game is by far a top-notch game experience for any hardcore horror fans and Mikami Fans alike. High Recommendations!
Difficult, but awesome!
Okay, if you only play the first chapter you will not like the game much. you have to at least play to chapter 3 to give this game a fair chance. To sum up this game its pretty much a resident evil game had a baby with a silent hill game. 3rd person view and suspense with a mysterious back story. The difficulty is very notable in this game. I have died countless times, but its not as hardcore as dark souls, so there isnt too much to worry about. I havent noted any times that I had been afraid to play the game, but it is very gruesome. wouldnt really count this as horror. But if I have to say anything about this game is that it is fun. plain and simple. If you like games that require stealth and well placed shots in small dark areas then this is the game for you. I can honestly say i didnt like it at first but if you stay with it i promise you will be hooked
Survival Horror is Back
Finally a game that brings you back to the old resident evil days. Not run and gun. This game actually draws you into the story, keeps you entertained and yes, makes you soil your pants a few times. Get this game if you enjoy old resident evil.
Horrible just horrible
This is one of the most boring useless buggy games i have ever played. The story is very poorly told I am half way through and still have no clue what is going on. The combat controls are unresponsive and why did they put the inventory button to the R3 button by default and ignore the touchpad. The enemies extremely repetitive and not in the least bit creative they all look the same except for their clothing and what ever is piercing their bodies. The "horror" in this game is the same old jump scares that we see in little kid games. Also there is (very predictably at least for this type of game) a lot of pointless gore that serve to not be scary but just look stupid and unhygienic. No atmosphere and bad lighting all used to try and make the game look scary when it is just boring. I am a huge fan of horror survival games and this one is the worst i have played. So to sum up. Badly told story, stupid predicable unvarying enemies. Horrible combat, and an atmosphere that is as non-creepy/non-scary as a brightly lite sunny day. I say avoid this at all costs. This cheap Resident Evil 4 knockoff (and it is a very bad copy and past job) is not worth your time.
If you love survivor horror this is for you , Its truly an amazing work of art. Ive played 4 straight hours and still cant even express how amazing this game truly is .