Unskippable: The Evil Within - It's Game Over Man

The Evil Within - It's Game Over Man

[center[/i]Everyone I've talked to is super dead.</center]

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What's with the female character? Did they forget to include her in the conversation until the last minute?

Let's be honest, if you saw 3 police cars just abandoned there, you'd wait for the SWAT team. Or possibly the army.

I suppose the Ice Lice department just thinks they're that good.

To me, it looked like they were trying to have Beckett from CASTLE in their game. And I'm still laughing at the line about the room smelling like fart. No t just farts, the very CONCEPT of a fart.

Also, the description looked broken, so I'll take a whack at fixing it:

Everyone I've talked to is super dead.

i hoped that you would go until the driving scene

Please do a part 2 to this game, I want to see your reaction on that driver suddently became dead for no reason!

Alexander Kirby:
What's with the female character? Did they forget to include her in the conversation until the last minute?

I think they were about three-quarters through the script when they realised they needed another character inside the hospital for the final scene, so they hastily wrote her into the beginning then shoved her into a plot-cupboard.

Alexander Kirby:
What's with the female character? Did they forget to include her in the conversation until the last minute?

Other than that she serves little purpose to the story.

I've seen pieces of cardboard with more life than those characters.

God help me but I really want to play this game. Even if everybody keeps telling me how crap it is, and Unskippable doesn't help its case either...

If I were a cop and arrived at that scene I would wait for ALL THE BACKUP.

Because seriously... 3 empty police cars, lots of blood and bodies?

Ima wait for the cavalry.

Johnny Novgorod:
God help me but I really want to play this game. Even if everybody keeps telling me how crap it is, and Unskippable doesn't help its case either...

Evil Within is my favorite game of last year. I absolutely loved it personally. It plays very much like a slower-paced Resident Evil 4. It's not so much a 'scary' game but rather it has a lot of tension of being surrounded and overwhelmed by enemies. The gameplay itself is very satisfying with emphasis on making every shot count. Even the stealth sections in the beginning I think were quite fun(espescially luring enemies into traps).

I even think the story is much better than people give it credit for. It's kind of a mix between Shutter Island and Inception, not even Seb is as one-dimensional as you'd think. When you read his journals it kind of starts to make sense how his reality shatters and how it's tied to Ruvik(the main antagonist). Yeah, the dialogue is often hammy but that's another (probably unintentional)throwback to the game's 2005 design. The (classic) horror movie references were a nice touch as well.

Fantastic game if you ask me. But then again even before this game was released I kinda knew this game was destined to be a cult-hit. The game had mixed reviews with more people loving it though. So don't just take my word for it. :p

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Thank you for the review. The more I read about it the more it seems that the reception wasn't as mixed-to-negative as I thought it was but largely positive instead (see right), and I've mostly been biased by negative Escapist comments, as well as Yahtzee. I love ZP but I can tell he was largely influenced on his negative review by the fact he'd recently played Alien Isolation and The Evil Within's stealth wasn't as efficient or elegant as that game's, nor were the scares organic and so on. I find it really weird that he would complain about scarce ammo in a survival horror game though.

I'll play anything by Shinji "I made RE4" Mikami, specially if it is reminiscent of RE4, no matter how better or worse than RE4 it is (I love RE4). If I haven't gotten it already it's because it's $120 over here :(

Evilsanta:
If I were a cop and arrived at that scene I would wait for ALL THE BACKUP.

Because seriously... 3 empty police cars, lots of blood and bodies?

Ima wait for the cavalry.

I was thinking the same thing. So few minutes of gameplay, so many outright violations of basic police procedure...And are all cops in Not York so jaded, that finding a blend of puréed doctor/patient in the lobby gets the same reaction as you'd expect from gang graffiti? I'd be hyperventilating into a paper bag before I got past the first potted plant.

 

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