Conclusion: When Shinji Mikami and the team at Capcom developed Resident Evil, they changed gaming. There were scary games prior to that first RE game, but those games didn't have nearly the impact. With The Evil Within, Mikami hopes to change the industry once again by bringing back survival horror to its roots.
Excerpt: Subtle is a word that The Evil Within and the freaks that inhabit it's world don't seem to know. Within five minutes of starting up the game I was decapitated, chased with a chainsaw and watched my lifeless body fall to the floor more times than I care to disclose. It's a tense game that when at it's best, brings back fond memories of playing games like Resident Evil for the first time, but it also becomes very quick very clear that what once worked for the survival...
Conclusion: To sum it up, The Evil Within is fantastic; or rather it would be if the PC version didn’t feel so sloppy. Make no mistake, I had a blast. I had some of the most intense moments I’ve had in a game in a while, and even some scares that dimmed the light on the last horror title I played Alien: Isolation .
Summary: I grew up happily playing Shinji Mikami's games, and he's probably one of the most influential directors/producers that ever lived. I remember the first time I played Resident Evil , the day I bought Devil May Cry from EB Games, and the exact moment when my friend showed me God Hand . All in all Mikami has worked on over 20 major games that have impacted the industry in some way. Even if The Evil Within is one of the worst in the bunch, it's still in good company.
Excerpt: Resident Inception. Ever since I played Resident Evil 5 and witnessed the muddled mess of Resident Evil 6 , I have wondered about the future of survival-horror games. I understand that there has to be some slice of action-adventure to it especially when guns and other weapons are involved, but I think that survival-horror games should have more mystery, more terror, and fewer bullets.
Conclusion: The Evil Within è un forte richiamo ai survival horror degli anni '90 con l'intenzione di unire al meglio le migliori serie horror degli ultimi tempi. Ed ecco che nel corso dell'avventura troviamo dei veri e propri omaggi a titoli come Silent Hill e Resident Evil, con l'aggiunta di un po' di Clock Tower e The Last of Us.
Pros: Trama avvincente, Musiche ed effetti sonori maestosi, Per gli amanti dei classici survival è il top
Cons: Graficamente paga il passaggio tra old e next-gen, Non è spaventoso, Qualche difetto tecnico
Excerpt: Not content with the growing trend of action recently plaguing survival horror games, Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, has returned to the genre he helped define nearly two decades ago. The Evil Within is a love letter to fans tired of explosions and eager for a more intimate horror experience. The tale starts with Detective Sebastian Castellanos and his partners responding to a call at Beacon Mental Hospital.