The Evil Within
They ruined something that had potential.
I've said this to my friends many times before, this game would be ruined by the 2 black bars on the top and bottom of the screen. First of all, the gameplay isn't even that great. The controls are pretty wacky, the movement is pretty well, though. The amount of time you run out of stamina in is ridiculous, you can run for around 2.5 seconds and you're already out of stamina, so I caught the infected catching me after a tiny chase. This game would have been so much more playable if they didn't try to make it look like a movie. I barely even finished the game because of how unplayable it was. If you like horror games and you're a casual gamer, go ahead. But people looking for an extraordinary game, don't even bother. Get a better survival game.
I finally beat this game & it was awesome. While it didn't scare me the gameplay was good. This game was challenging & I wasn't going to back down. Do yourself a favor & buy this game. I guarantee you won't regret it.
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.
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!
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.
Challenging game, but somewhat disappointing
Resident Evil fans will see a ton of RE-esque elements in this game. You are going to die a LOT in this game. It's not scary in my opinion, it's more gory and filled with WTF moments if anything. The devs recently released a patch for PC owners of this game to give the player the CHOICE to keep or do without the black bars above and below the screen (letterbox). It's annoying. Also, the game is locked at 30fps. It's a poorly optimized game in my opinion because my PS4's fans are already blaring after only a few minutes of gameplay (and I got this via digital download, not a disc). There are times where this game has difficulty spikes that are just unfair to the point where you don't even want to play anymore. But other than that, that sense of reward after you do beat a level/boss is satisfying. I only wish the story wasn't so 'meh'. Overall, I'd wait till the price dropped on this game. It's a good game, don't get me wrong, it just somehow falls short.
Looks are deceiving
Don't get me wrong, Shinji Mikami did a phenomenal job with the classic game, Resident Evil 4. However, this game is just simply not scary. Resident Evil 4 may have not kept up with the scare factor of Resident Evil 1 or 2, but it did have a few jump scares and disturbing environments, which is why I can overlook the lack of actual horror. Yet, The Evil Within, just does not do it for me. It's just boring. The beginning of the come is excellent, if it kept that up, I would possibly give the game a 10. But it just plummets. The areas end up looking the same and the creature design is just bland. Not to mention that fact that the game turns into Call of Duty towards then end when enemies get assault rifles and rocket launchers. I had the same problem with Resident Evil 4 but I guess that's just what this generation enjoys, mindless shooting.
WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY
Where to begin? Lets start with gameplay. Controls are very unresponsive, and seem to be off. Aiming is almost pointless, example : having the target in the crosshairs at close range only for it to some how completely miss, and its happened with the revolver and shotgun. Melee combat is another pointless feature, even with melee being fully upgraded it still doesnt do much damage. Glitches and terrible camera angles make it at times so hard to fight, shoot, or run. The run feature is a joke as well. Again fully upgraded still seems like Sebastian is running with weights on his legs. Graphics are very disappointing as well. Closeup shots of characters are nice but there is so much blurry and just plain scenery that would be expected on previous generation systems which is a huge disapointment. Theres really not much to be happy or impressed with in this game. You spend $65 on it and expect to get your moneys worth out of it, well this game not only an disapointment but the developers should be embarrassed that they put such garbage out. It has now become the most expensive coaster in my house.
True Survivor Horror Is Back
When i heard that Shinji Makimi (creator of RE1 and RE2) was making a new survival horror game i was glad to hear it because when he makes a SH game you know its gonna be creepy and scary, the resident evil games hasn't been the same after RE4 and when he left Capcom RE5 and RE6 were disastrous. The new trailer of the evil within actually made me jump in my chair as i was watching it, now if a 7min trailer can make me jump you can imagine what the final version is gonna be like......especially if you play it alone in the dark with the volume turned up. Can't wait to play this game, the lighting, sound and shadows and of course the scary music makes the atmosphere of the game that much more spooky.....thank god true survival horror is back.