The Evil Within – A little too old-fashioned





Shinji Mikami knows how to make a good survival horror game. The game has good opponents and well designed levels. Moreover, the adventure is varied enough. Especially the bosses in the game all require a different approach. However, there are also the required defects. The camerawork is annoying, what exacerbated by the fixed aspect ratio. Is In addition, the service is slow. The Evil Within everything feels like an old-fashioned survival-horror game. With the delights of the games of the past, but also faults. And that was in our avoidable.

Bosses are varied
Weapons and tools
Forces us to think


Brakke camera
Steering slow
Black bars

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Price at time of publication: € 49.99

You have to dare, an old-fashioned survival-horror game release. Very popular is the genre in recent years and does not therefore appear few games that can be grouped under the denominator. So striking that publisher Bethesda pulls out all the stops to bring The Evil Within the attention. Des All will mainly have to do with the man behind the project. Shinji Mikami, who has almost single-handedly created the genre great, started in 2010 for themselves. Bethesda was like the chickens in order to buy the new studio Mikami, so he could work on a first game undisturbed. Four years later, the result, The Evil Within, in the store.

Played on: PlayStation 4
Also available for: Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

The Japanese returns with The Evil Within back to his roots. Because Mikami is the man behind Resident Evil, the series that the genre has grown. Resident Evil 4 in 2005 was the last in the series which he worked, and Mikami tried out some other genres. It apparently began itching again, because who has ever played a Resident Evil game, will recognize much in The Evil Within. Though the story obviously completely different, although there are some similarities in that area.

Review The Evil Within
Man with cape

Like the various Resident Evil games you’re a lawman. In this case, Detective Sebastian Castellanos. The game starts when you hear a call about a multiple murder in a psychiatric hospital. On the police radio Once you are on the spot almost immediately attacked by a mysterious man with a cape over his head, and after that attack everything is different. You wake up in a world where it is not clear what is real and what is not. And as it should be in a survival-horror game, there are zombies to chase you. The word ‘zombie’ is moreover carefully avoided; The monsters here are infected. The effect is the same; you will be attacked by mindless monsters filled pustules, which wander aimlessly until they hear an unblemished anyone see or smell. around like pimples and adhesions, And since you’re almost always on the road are alone in The Evil Within, you are the snack which all those infected seem to be waiting.


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