The Evil Within was supposed to be Shinji Mikami’s triumphant return to form. The creator of Resident Evil had revitalized the brand once with RE4, and The Evil Within promised to be the next big step in the survival horror genre. A new universe from the mind behind some of Capcom’s biggest games should have been…
If you really think about it, the in-game camera often makes little to no sense.
When The Evil Within came out last year, one of the points of controversy was the game’s gigantic letterboxing during gameplay. Today, Bethesda announced there’s an official patch with the option to remove letterboxing on every version of the game. Weird!
The Evil Within’s downloadable content has been...interesting, to say the least. The first two add-ons were stealth-centric, while the latest one, The Executioner, transforms the game into a first-person brawler. What?!
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Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and see how director David Lynch directly influenced 17 games, including Zelda: Link's Awakening, Silent Hills, and Life is Strange. Click annotations throughout to skip spoilers.
The Evil Within wasn't great, but Resident Evil: Revelations 2 and Five Nights at Freddy's 3 have put me in a horror mood, and the first DLC is out. What I found was shocking: you save by petting a cat! Okay, fine, what's actually shocking is the game takes away all your dang guns!
It's been a while since we've heard about The Evil Within's DLC plans, but the first of three add-ons arrives next month. The Assignment follows Detective Sebastian Castellanos's partner, Juli Kidman, and seems to involve using closets to hide from bad things. I'm game.
You expect Final Fantasy cosplay. Ditto for Zelda, Assassin's Creed and Halo. But Evil Within cosplay? That's unexpected. And awesome.
Many of the attempts at generating fright in The Evil Within just feel… clunky. Doubtful? Just watch a comprehensive breakdown of the survival horror game's missteps. Be careful not to step in any blood.
The Evil Within is one scary game, huh? Sony, apparently, can now prove just how scary it is. All it needs is your saliva.
The Japanese version of The Evil Within has filtered gore. So while the game is certainly creepy, it's just not as bloody as it is in the West. Good thing there's a download for an uncensored version. Shame this DLC doesn't actually do that, though.
Before The Evil Within came out, I knew that I had to steel myself to be scared by it. But I'd also been nagged by the idea that I should be scared for it, too. As in, fearful on its behalf. It's one of those games that's so heavily freighted by genre and pedigree that expectations were massive.
Hint: In spooky-scary Shinji Mikami survival-horror The Evil Within, it's a pretty big one. If your Internet connection is non-existent/unreliable, this is probably not the best news.
The man behind the Resident Evil series and The Evil Within doesn't cater to the common horror trope of the helpless screaming female. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Shinji Mikami talks about writing strong, independent women, and why he didn't want RE's Rebecca Chambers in his game.
The Evil Within is one of those horror games that goes for a cinematic vibe, which can be irritating for some gamers who feel restricted by its field of view. The good news is that modders have already rigged up several solutions to this problem. The bad news is they only work on PCs for the time being.
If you think "I've done some pretty amazing Falcon Punches before", just ask yourself: did your opponent just quit the game after you did it? And, as always, much more!
You can die in a lot of gory ways in The Evil Within. But, as this crazy glitch shows, some of them don't even work.