The Evil Within
A fair scare!
I play dead space, bioshock, condemned, and dead island. And none of them deliver the creepy and morbid feel that this game does... If you'er a horror fan this really is a solid buy.
This game is the boss of all survival horror games. silent hill and resident evil aint got nothing on this game. suprising how the xbox one graphics are also on the 360 version. its a little laggy and the screen is kinda small but those problems do nothing to the game. its still awesome.
Decent Survival Horror
I bought this game because of my love for Resident Evil 4 and all the reviews I read and gameplay I saw reminded me of it. I'm not an expert at third person and felt this game would have done better as a first person game or at least had the option to change like skyrim did. It does have some scary moments that did make jump but after I knew what too look for I found myself running past most of the enemies. I've only played through the first 2 chapters so I don't know if I can keep that tactic up and I doubt I'll be replaying this but I do suggest this game to others
Honestly Im not one for major horror games I have to say this is the first real horror game I have ever played. That being said I was drawn into the game via morbid curiosity and now that I have played the game myself and seen most of the game via youtube Im blown away at how well this game attacks the horror genre. The overall storyline is a shocker by itself. I won't spoil the details here but I must say I never saw that coming. Even playing it on the most simple of difficulties presents a challenge. I would definitely recommend this game and have done so a few times. See it for yourself definitely worth the money I payed for it.
Most Over-Hyped Game of 2014
I remember playing the demo for this game before it was released, and I thought it was going to be incredible. It was made by the same people who made Resident Evil 4, so I figured it would be just as good at least. I wish I didn't have to say this, but I was extremely disappointed. In short, the storyline was very choppy; the A.I. was incredibly unbalanced; the characters were about as cliche as they could get; and the game, overall, was just awful. It seemed to throw horror elements in at random without at least strategically placing them to make them scary. While it had stealth elements, stealth was absolutely useless. For the most part, the enemies would either ambush you, or they would be in the only path of your character, making it impossible to avoid them. While stealth was absolutely useless, the bullets and ammo were very scarce. Even as an experienced gamer, I had issues with ammo in this game. The ending was pretty bad as it didn't explain much for the entire game in general. With the chapters being as randomly thrown about as they were, the least they could've done was give it a more satisfying ending that answered the questions the chapters had established. Overall, it was a hard game to finish because it kept making me not want to finish. I would not recommend this to anyone who wants to play a good game. If you're a fan of the RE games, I would recommend the combat for this game. It's very similar, and it might be the only upside to it. But for the game in general, you might want to look elsewhere for a good game.
Personally I thought it was a great game, it wasn't as scary as I was hoping though but it did have me at the edge of my seat nervous on whats about to happen which is why I gave it a 9 and not a 10. There is a lot of traps and puzzles you have to deal with and also are limited on ammo the boss fights are intense as well. Yes it does have its similarity's to the Resident Evil games, but it still has its own feel to it too. Over all I'm not disappointed and I don't think you will too.
The New Horror Game?
The trailer reminds me a lot of the Hellraiser movies, so I'm intrigued as to how Bethesda and Mikami will trump the RE (and my favorite, Dead Space) franchises. I hope it doesn't turn into one of those games where it shoves a graphic image in your face and expect to be scared. I want suspense, atmosphere, and anxiety. This could be difficult, but I trust Bethesda in delivering the goods.
Average - Great Ambiance- Terrible Everything Else
I was so excited about this game coming out. Resident Evil abandoned the survival horror element long ago, so it was awesome that a game would bring it all back. But this game has many, many flaws. First PROS: Graphics: Graphics are amazing, excellent scenery, well constructed, extremely detailed environments and all around amazing feel of horror. CONS: AMMO CAPACITY: You have extremely limited carrying capacity which is frustrating because what exactly are you supposed to do with a 10 round cap for your revolver? Same for the shotty, sniper, etc. AMMO SCARCITY: Ammo is scarce throughout the game, and even when you do find ammo pick ups, for some reason the producers decided to make it in batches of 2 rounds, 3 rounds, 4 rounds, instead of an even and reliable 6 or 10. STAMINA: TERRIBLE. Seriously, whoever designed this part needs to be fired. Since ammo is scarce, you're gonna need run.. A LOT. Unfortunately, you're only allowed to run for 3 seconds before tiring out. And if you DO use all 3 seconds, you're forced to be stuck in place, panting and wheezing until you regenerate, all the while your attackers are still coming at you full speed leaving you a sitting duck. MELEE: Melee is equally terrible. Don't bother attacking zombies using melee because you'll have to hit them about 10-15 times before it actually kills them, and every hit or two you give they counter attack, which drains about 20-30% of your health each hit. Melee combat is also not fast enough. You need to be able to run up to a zombie and attack quickly ESPECIALLY since you're often encountered by zombies in hordes, but the time it takes to run up and attack is way too slow, leaving you wide open to being attacked first. AIMING: Bad. Your accuracy isn't actually determined by the crosshairs because while you're spot on in aiming your bullet may actually go off to the side. Now, you can collect brain matter (which is this games version of currency) and upgrade yourself, but the upgrades are so expensive that by the time you save up enough to make a significant upgrade impact, you won't even need it anymore, you need to be capable at the start of the game, not by the end. ---- The story line is average and somewhat cliche; ***SPOILER ALERT***: -- A scorned outcast young scientist who feels betrayed by his partner taps into some kinetic power he created in which he manipulates the environment and destroys everything seeking revenge blah blah blah. There's an NPC called Leslie (a mentally ill guy subconsciously connected to the main evil bad guy) who plays MUCH more of a significant role than he should have, you spend the entire game chasing him which is super annoying I wanted to shoot him the entire time. The ending is bad as well, there's some untold story of deception between the main guy you play and his partners, also cliche especially since they didn't bother clarifying what it was about. Anyway, the game is better the 2nd time around because you get a rocket launcher, an automatic rifle, and free upgrade brain matter points. The game's scenery is awesome, that's about it, I forced myself to finish it and not because it was good.
Reminded me so much of resident evil 4 especially how it all looks. Almost has the same graphics which I didn't mind at all because it makes the game a little creepier having the graphics like resident evil 4. Love the game and I like everything about it. Its everything you would expect in a horror game and does not leave you dissatisfied. Dont want to spoil anything so the best thing to do is get it.
A Journey Worth Waiting For
As the type of person who is open to new IPs, I quite honestly cannot wait until the end of next year for this game. From all that I have heard and seen of the game, it sounds positively amazing. Cannot wait!