AusGamers has previewed The Evil Within and also interviewed Tango Gamesworks' Masato Kimura who explains how the studio's idea of survival-horror differs from that of others.
"So since Shinji Mikami defined the genre, it’s been a long time,” says Tango’s Masato Kimura who serves as a producer on The Evil Within. “So the definition of the genre has broadened; [it’s] widened and has evolved a lot.
“But the very important things for survival-horror are fear and of course ‘scare’; how scary it is -- those are horror elements, and you have to [be able to] overcome that fear, or beat that fear,” he adds “So the balance between those two is very important. We [Tango] have our ideal balance of those two [but] modern horror games have a difference of opinion about those balances.”