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Let`s Talk The Evil Within
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Posted 10/14/14 , edited 10/14/14


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So, The Evil Within was released today (14/October/2014)! I have been desperately looking forward to this game and I`d like to discuss it with you guys!

Here are a few topics to start out:

-Have you bought/Will buy the game?
-Just who and what is Ruvik anyway?
-What is causing all this? Some kind of supernatural thing? Or just everyone collectively losing their minds?
-How will you play the game? Stealth? Full frontal assault? Running scared?
-What do you think of the atmosphere of the game?
-How scared do you think you will get?


Let`s have a good time talking about what seems to be the reason I will be the one here to lose my mind! Jokes aside, those are just a few ideas! Let`s keep the topic going!
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Posted 10/14/14
You know, people have been saying this is really scary, but I've seen plenty of trailers and gameplay and I can't find a single scary thing
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Posted 10/14/14
Indeed, the trailers are pretty much "terrorless" but I can assure you that when you are the one holding the controller and playing the game, it is much, much worse. I was pretty surprised myself, to tell the truth!
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Posted 10/14/14
I dunno, with Alien Isolation and P.T. on the horizon I doubt I'll be very interested in Evil Within
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Posted 10/14/14
Evil Within is very well made and very scary I rather skip work and go home and play but need the funds for the rest of the games I plan on getting. I highly recommend this to anyone!
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I was stoked about it a couple months ago, and even more so after playing a demo at a convention. Seeing some of the review that came out however, made me think again. Still though, I found myself walking out of my local game store with a brand new copy ($80 for the last gen version? Fucking hell.)

I'm only up to chapter 3, but I'm liking it so far. Every enemy is a huge threat and you barely have the means to deal with is which makes it really succeed as a survival horror game. Resources are incredibly scarce, and it builds a lot of tension. Hell, even Shinji Mikami has fun with it and throws in a ton of references and call backs to the original Resident Evil. I won't spoil the first one, but it made me laugh with giddy joy.

There are however, a few issues that really bug me. The aiming is absolutely terrible. The reticle constantly moves across the screen making firing your gun nearly impossible. Design wise, I totally get it. Still though, the fact that your bullets don't do a ton of damage and that ammo is rare to find would have been good enough in resource management while building tension. If you pick up a torch off the ground, you can't use it to burn bodies which makes no sense. To burn a body with the torch, you need to melee an enemy to death while holding it. Your sprint meter only lasts three seconds before upgrading and makes it harder than it should to evade and escape enemies. Speaking of sprinting, you can't sprint if your health is low enough. Is it realistic? Yeah, but it's also incredibly annoying suffering a death because you got bitchslapped way too hard.

All in all, The Evil Within creates an incredibly oppressing atmosphere and forces you to constantly mange your limited resources which make it a good survival horror game. I just find a few things about the game design really annoying and it makes the genuine challenge of the game feel cheap at times.

Also if you care, I'm playing on the PS3 version and it suffers a bit of a drop in framerate when checkpoints activate, there's some texture poplin, and the loading screens are a tad on the long side.
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Posted 10/15/14

GhostBustTyler wrote:

I was stoked about it a couple months ago, and even more so after playing a demo at a convention. Seeing some of the review that came out however, made me think again. Still though, I found myself walking out of my local game store with a brand new copy ($80 for the last gen version? Fucking hell.)

I'm only up to chapter 3, but I'm liking it so far. Every enemy is a huge threat and you barely have the means to deal with is which makes it really succeed as a survival horror game. Resources are incredibly scarce, and it builds a lot of tension. Hell, even Shinji Mikami has fun with it and throws in a ton of references and call backs to the original Resident Evil. I won't spoil the first one, but it made me laugh with giddy joy.

There are however, a few issues that really bug me. The aiming is absolutely terrible. The reticle constantly moves across the screen making firing your gun nearly impossible. Design wise, I totally get it. Still though, the fact that your bullets don't do a ton of damage and that ammo is rare to find would have been good enough in resource management while building tension. If you pick up a torch off the ground, you can't use it to burn bodies which makes no sense. To burn a body with the torch, you need to melee an enemy to death while holding it. Your sprint meter only lasts three seconds before upgrading and makes it harder than it should to evade and escape enemies. Speaking of sprinting, you can't sprint if your health is low enough. Is it realistic? Yeah, but it's also incredibly annoying suffering a death because you got bitchslapped way too hard.

All in all, The Evil Within creates an incredibly oppressing atmosphere and forces you to constantly mange your limited resources which make it a good survival horror game. I just find a few things about the game design really annoying and it makes the genuine challenge of the game feel cheap at times.

Also if you care, I'm playing on the PS3 version and it suffers a bit of a drop in framerate when checkpoints activate, there's some texture poplin, and the loading screens are a tad on the long side.




I`d just like to point something out: If you "aim" the torch and melee a corpse, it will burn. I literally just discovered this, since I`m playing the game this very moment. However, doing so will destroy the torch.
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Posted 10/16/14
I'm debating whether I should wait till I have enough money for a PS4 or if I should just stick with my good ol' PS3.

Other than that, this game looks awesome! Scary, but awesome!
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Posted 10/16/14

kialand wrote:


GhostBustTyler wrote:

I was stoked about it a couple months ago, and even more so after playing a demo at a convention. Seeing some of the review that came out however, made me think again. Still though, I found myself walking out of my local game store with a brand new copy ($80 for the last gen version? Fucking hell.)

I'm only up to chapter 3, but I'm liking it so far. Every enemy is a huge threat and you barely have the means to deal with is which makes it really succeed as a survival horror game. Resources are incredibly scarce, and it builds a lot of tension. Hell, even Shinji Mikami has fun with it and throws in a ton of references and call backs to the original Resident Evil. I won't spoil the first one, but it made me laugh with giddy joy.

There are however, a few issues that really bug me. The aiming is absolutely terrible. The reticle constantly moves across the screen making firing your gun nearly impossible. Design wise, I totally get it. Still though, the fact that your bullets don't do a ton of damage and that ammo is rare to find would have been good enough in resource management while building tension. If you pick up a torch off the ground, you can't use it to burn bodies which makes no sense. To burn a body with the torch, you need to melee an enemy to death while holding it. Your sprint meter only lasts three seconds before upgrading and makes it harder than it should to evade and escape enemies. Speaking of sprinting, you can't sprint if your health is low enough. Is it realistic? Yeah, but it's also incredibly annoying suffering a death because you got bitchslapped way too hard.

All in all, The Evil Within creates an incredibly oppressing atmosphere and forces you to constantly mange your limited resources which make it a good survival horror game. I just find a few things about the game design really annoying and it makes the genuine challenge of the game feel cheap at times.

Also if you care, I'm playing on the PS3 version and it suffers a bit of a drop in framerate when checkpoints activate, there's some texture poplin, and the loading screens are a tad on the long side.




I`d just like to point something out: If you "aim" the torch and melee a corpse, it will burn. I literally just discovered this, since I`m playing the game this very moment. However, doing so will destroy the torch.


Oh goddamnit, really? I had no idea you could aim with a melee weapon. This game really needs to explain simple stuff like this.
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Posted 10/18/14


Yup. I also had a hard time figuring this out myself! Hahahaha
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Posted 10/20/14 , edited 10/20/14
Oh man, got to Chapter 9 and I honestly don't feel like playing anymore. It's not because I'm too terrified to play, it's because the game pretty much shits the bed.

Without going into spoiler territory, you're taught throughout the game that it's best to take the silent and smart approach. It's always better to lure enemies away to silently kill them, to lead them into traps, or to cause a distraction and sneak away rather than going in guns blazing. In Chapter 9, you're punished for playing this way. Randomly throughout the level, an invincible enemy will spawn in the room that you're in and chase you. If he touches you, you're instantly killed.

Pro tip to do horror well: Make me feel uneasy, make me feel nervous about going through the next door, make me afraid of the unknown that lies ahead. Making me instantly drop what I'm doing every few minutes to backtrack and hide for a few minutes isn't scary, it's just really annoying.
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Posted 10/21/14
early trailers of this game were acually near the x rating''
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Posted 10/21/14 , edited 10/21/14


I`m currently in this chapter, and I could not sleep well because my heart was racing so much. For the love of god, I don`t even know whether I should hate or love Shinji Mikami for this...
This game is just incredible.
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Posted 10/23/14
Might pick this game up for myself later on throughout the year but I've been watching video's of it on YouTube and it look pretty terrifying.
Posted 10/25/14
I just started playing yesterday for 20 minutes LOL I didn't had time after because I had to go work
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