Yesterday, I checked out a handful of upcoming PlayStation games and finally got to play Days Gone. Zombie apocalypses seem a dime a dozen these days, and while the setting and characters felt generic, the teeming zombie hordes are some of the most terrifying I’ve ever faced.
At 9:48pm last night, I despaired. I had encountered a video game boss I was sure I couldn’t defeat. “This Stefano boss fight in The Evil Within 2 is quite the difficulty spike,” I wrote on Twitter. “Not sure my character is equipped for this.” Four minutes later, I beat him.
One of the most enduring character archetypes, one that adds a zesty burst of horror to any game, is the psychotic artist. You know the type: the dapper, urbane, well-spoken aesthete who values art above life and moans about critics who simply don’t understand their brilliant work. No one truly appreciates their…
Some games grab you right away. Super Mario 64 won me over on the first jump. Bioshock got me at its elevator. Threes had me at six. The Evil Within 2 needed more time to hook me, but now, it’s proving to be something special.
Look at this door.
Last night, I played The Evil Within 2 on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. I expected a linear series of monsters and scares but instead found a loose, semi-open world structure that made me feel anxious and helpless. It’s a chaotic, freeform take on horror that make every encounter unique and scary.
Heather is back and streaming The Evil Within 2 live on our Twitch channel. It’s probably going to be scary.
On today’s Highlight Reel we have distorted For Honor characters, arrow physics, weird Witcher NPCs and much more!
Today on Highlight Reel we have stunt jumps, Splatoon 2 plays, Evil Within 2 scares and much more!
When we meet Sebastian Castellanos at the beginning of The Evil Within 2, he’s a broken man. The mind-bending events of the previous installment fractured his psyche. He blames himself for not being able to save his daughter Lily from a house fire, and his wife left him. He’s been booted from the police force and he…
Today on Highlight Reel we have neck pain, MGO grenades, CS:GO clutches and much more!
On the left, wallpaper from The Evil Within 2. On the right, the infamous carpet from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Coincidence or homage? You decide.