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Horror Purists Unhappy With The Evil Within Reviews

The hotly anticipated horror game from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami hasn’t exactly scored off the charts, and some purists seem irritated.

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Blastoise1190d ago

Boohoo, it got good scores anyway get over it

Automatic791190d ago

I always say play games not reviews. Bought the game can't wait to get in it. If I can only put down shadow of Mordor.

Yukicore1189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

I passed shadow of mordor in like just 24Hours. There are still things to do to get 100%, I'm like 75% or so, but the game got easy too fast.

It got super easy once you unlock most of the powers. The game looks gorgeous, but it's too easy and story was short and not what I hoped for.

I hope the sequel will be with deeper and richer story

Clown_Syndr0me1190d ago

I really like Horror - or atleast I think I do.
But I'm on chap 5 of Evil Within, nothings been scary yet (tense yes scary no) and its just not what I hoped it would be..
But like I said Im only on Chapter 5 so hopefully it gets better. It is pretty challenging though which is a good thing in my eyes.

Blastoise1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

To be fair Resident Evil 4 was never scary except for maybe the regenerators. This is obviously a continuation of the more atmospheric/action that Resi 4 brought as oppose to the old school survival horror of Resi 1, 2 & 3.

Clown_Syndr0me1190d ago

Im not sure. Resident Evil 4 wasnt scary - you're right. But it was alot more action oriented than TEW. Its like this is somewhere in the middle, but not enough of either.

dansdooz1190d ago

Im on chapter 5, i find the game to be very tense, i had to turn it off last nite it was too much.
After a long day at work it was ragging on my nerves too much. Love it tho.

The_Devil_Hunter1190d ago

I found fighting Laura and Keeper really tense! I love it so much, but one thing I must say is that it seems as if the only way to do HORROR in games is to play them in First Person. There is something about playing third person that doesnt scare people anymore as it once did.

The Evil Within is an amazing game, and I dont understand how not many people are playing it, like I said in another post, people have been wanting THIS type of game for a long time, yet nobody is playing it or buying it. I dont understand, soon there will be no more Third Person horror games but First Person instead. I really wanted this game to do good because I wanted Capcom to realize how Survival Horror DOES sell.

hemmo19861190d ago

Yeah stick with it dude. I wasn't impressed with it but at about chapter 6 or 7 I started to really get hooked and can't put it down. I couldn't get used to the clunky controls and everything in general but like I said now I'm really enjoying it.

CocoWolfie1190d ago

ive gotten to a similar place too. i honestly agree, its hard to explain, its there but its not. you have the gore and the monsters but it doesnt connect which really hurts me :c

Rocky51189d ago (Edited 1189d ago )

What's scary (or gets the adrenaline pumping) is what you can't see oO

Shat my pants the first time lmao, hate them buggers. (Not literally)

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Akuma2K1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

For a game that was hyped up to its release of going back to its survival horror roots of the original first RE game, this game has truly missed that mark in achieving that goal big time. The game isn't scary none whatsoever and its more on the action side rather than being spooky and creepy like it was advertised to be, basically it's RE4 2.0 and that's pretty much it.

There's nothing that says survival horror about Evil Within and if you want a true survival horror experience look no further than Alien Isolation, the tension in that game is so severe you'll be scared to move anywhere because death from the Alien is ever present always.

darren_poolies1190d ago

Really? All I've got from all the advertising is that it is basically RE4 2.0.

hemmo19861190d ago

Huh? Its definitely survival horror dude. Maybe not that scary but definitely survival horror.

frelyler1190d ago

I find it funny that this article talks about critics not getting the game. Then goes on to mention the controls not being responsive. It has been stated that was a conscious choice to induce panic and it works. Game reviews really have become quite a joke.

Muzikguy1190d ago

I completely agree. If controls were super fluid the game would be too easy and then the tension would be gone. I've found that the more people complain, the less they know what they really want. Like the girl that complains all guys are the same....

Anyway I absolutely LOVE this game. All these people are on Chapter 5. I'm only on Chapter 4 lol. The game is great, atmosphere is great, ammo and health are scarce unless you're looking everywhere, it's just a cool experience. Not as scary yet, but the sound is awesome and I'm hoping it gets better! Either way I'm cool with this game. It's my favorite PS4 game so far, so that has to say something :)

Talgrath1190d ago

Bad controls don't induce panic in me, just frustration. One of my biggest gripes with so-called survival horror is that atrocious controls are supposed to be a feature, when there are lots of better ways to induce fear and panic than bad controls.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1190d ago

To call The Evil Within a survival horror game is an overstatement. It's more of a psychological thriller. It is a good game. There are tense moments, but there aren't any events i'd consider to be scary. Definitely worth a few play throughs on different difficulty settings.

dansdooz1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

What? Of course its horror bit more psychological than old resi, theres nothing thriller about it.

hemmo19861190d ago

Yeah I know. All these comments about it not being survival horror has got me going huh?
Scarce ammo, blood and gore everywhere. Horror is supernatural themes with gore. Doesn't have to be scary. When is the last time you found a friday the 13th movie scary?
Never, but it's still horror. Weirdos

Muzikguy1190d ago (Edited 1190d ago )

Definitely. There's all kinds of horror nowadays. I'd coin psychological thriller as more of an edge of your seat, what's gonna happen next, type of thing. Thriller is more action/suspense which is great for movies! I don't get that vibe from this game.

@hemmo
Agree completely. There's a lot of horror that isn't scary, and I'm yet for this game to get scary, but it's still an enjoyable experience. +1

The title sure is funny. I'd think of myself as a purist and I don't give 2 sh!ts about the reviews. It's a great game in my book. Just want something to complain about I guess

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1189d ago

There's nothing horrifying about The Evil Within. PT is a horror game. Outlast is a horror game. A horror game is supposed create a sense of fear and The Evil Within doesn't do that. The reason why it isn't scary is because the game seems to be trying to cater to casual gamers by adding guns and crossbows. I'm not saying it's a bad game, it's a great game. It's just not scary and it doesn't create a sense of survival or horror. The Last Of Us is a survival game. The Evil Within is psychological quest that has nothing to do with surviving. You avoid danger, kill zombies, solve puzzles and progress to the next chapter. It caters too much to casuals. Sorry, it's just my opinion.

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