VideoGamer: "A Mikami megamix of sorts that doesn't hit the heights of the director's previous work, but is enjoyable all the same."
First review so far so good let hope it stays in the 8-9
the site is blacklisted by bethesda , an they gave it a good score regardless.they would have picked at it any chance they got but they didnt or werent able to, to an extent awesome and resassuring
Videogamer.com is blacklisted by Bethesda? That's hilarious, now I love them even more.
If this averages out to about an 8, im definitely getting it because a mikami 8 is a 9 to me. I love this guy's games.
It's only a number for heaven's sake. What if the average is 7.9? Will you round up?
@Sephirothx21 lol yea i would. Id still get this game if it averaged a 7ish tbh
Really?! You would determine whether or not you buy a game based on the review score? That's terrible man. Just play games! Like seriously, the only person who will ever be able to tell you if you will truly enjoy a game is yourself.
If I trusted reviews and just based buying decisions on a number I would've never bought The Suffering on PS2 with a metacritic of 77, and it was one of the best and most unforgettable experiences on that badass system!
@blackwolf Im broke man, i gotta choose wisely. I dont make my choice solely off of the reviews but obviously i have to take that into account. i have seen and read about this game forever now, and ive determined that if its averages about a 7 im definitely buying it
Gaming101, the suffering was awesome love that game, I always wish they make one for PS3 but it never happen
That or they purposely gave it a good score to get themselves some FREE GAMES from Bethesda again! W00T W00T
@blackwolf not necessarily. Some people value their money and won't drop $60 blind. There's word of mouth, (probably the worst option is)the knuckleheads at gamestop, and an array of review sites. Are a lot of them getting revenue from the big publishers on top of their salary? Ya. Some are useful though. You, however, are in a comment section of a game review dismissing game reviews....
Just to clarify, by "them" I meant Videogamer not Bethesda.
"i have seen and read about this game forever now, and ive determined that if its averages about a 7 im definitely buying it" Wait what? so you dont care who reviews the game as long as it's a 7+? Seriously you must be missing out so much if you buy what another guy you dont know give it 7+.
The only time I think a review is useful is if the game is buggy and glitched. If the frame rate is horrible, constantly freezes, or various other problems then a review is great to save you $60. But I've played games that reviewers said were junk just because it was the most gorgeous game or the controls were clumsy.
What does it matter? Does a bunch of lower reviews discredit this person's review or your opinion?
of course not i am picking it up regardless review it gets.
Would you buy a car without doing some research on it? I don't understand peoples hate for reviews, one or two trolls and click baiters out there for sure but the overall scores usually don't lie.
@WalterWJR A price of 59.99 compared to thousands of dollars is a big difference. Reviews could be very biased when a person who doesn't like a certain console reviews it. Also when a person that reviews a game and he or she keeps comparing it to another game instead of reviewing what the game actually does and not what it doesn't do. Reviews are hit and miss. It just depends who reviews the game and how they review it.
@Transporter47 59.99 is a lot of money to some people especially students. I can't afford to drop 59.99 on every game that comes out.
The car comparisons are useless. You trst drive a car, you can rent or download a demo of the game to try it out. Or gamefly if you aren't 100% sure. But if you have decide based on reviews, then you are just a hipster.
I had soap shoes in high school I do feel old
@transporter thats the reason to read more than 1 review. if 4 out of 5 reviews come out positive and 1 says its terrible and compares the game to other exclusives, im sure you are smart enough to see through the reviewers bullshiz. besides, im sure everyone has found a few sites that agrees with their taste in games so if those sites say a game is good, chances are you will enjoy it as well. gaming is quite an expensive hobby especially if you a day one kinda gamer. a game has to be truly special for me to buy it day 1 (uncharted 2) otherwise im normally waiting for pre-played or bargain bin deals.
Why? Do you need media to tell you what games YOU like?
We need Media to assist with not picking up a bad game or to curve expectations. They help because back in the days the media would get games early and they served as the voice of the people. So in essence if there are 150 media outlets who get copies of games and they all give a review where the score is the same and they all voice similar likes and dislikes are they all wrong?
Games are 60 dollars a pop.. so yeah. I value aggregate reviews.
I like to know about a game's quality before I buy it, that way I don't give my money to people that don't deserve it. Reviews are only one part in the quest to find the truth.
It gives a hint yes... but in the end you'll never know if you agree if you don't make up your own mind :)
Hahaha can't believe I get disagreed for pointing out the obvious. Live your lifes as you wish :) But do you really believe that The Evil Within, or any other game is great based on what media tells you? In that case, you might miss out on great stuff if you read the wrong reviews. Cuz no game gets love from everyone. And even if it does, that doesn't mean you'll enjoy it as much. I believe it is better to watch some gameplay and decide if you want to try it. I don't care what media think. I don't care what you think. I play for my own amusement.
Zwei is almost here!
8/10 Wouldn't sell my NES to buy.
Yeah good luck with that
What with people this gen, 8/10 and you not even consider buying it? Back when Ps1/2 era a 7 is still an awesome game not to mention those 8 and 9
Great game. got it a few days early and finished the first 3 chapters already. atmosphere is great so far.
Is it scary bra?
my bras aren't scary.
it delivers a good feeling of tension but isnt scary like outlast was at least in the first three chapters. i have to play more to give better feedback :D
The only scary bra I ever saw belonged to a 450 lb fat lady that never washed it. Smelled like bacon bits
I'm in the same boat as you. about half way done the 3rd chapter and it's spooky and creepy. Good game but there are for sure some major technical issues. Frame rate drops like a $2 hooker offered a $5 bill and textures pop like charlie sheen and his prescription medications.
this is on xbox right?
"Note: the embargo for media that received The Evil Within from Bethesda is on October 14th, the day of release. As Bethesda declined to send us a review copy of the game (presumably due to the score we gave Wolfenstein: The New Order) " Dear lord.. However, the game sounds right up my alley. Hopefully despite having a review embargo that ends on the day of release, it doesn't disappoint.
At least this sounds like they are a legit review site.
good first score,I hope the rest's the same
Great, can't wait for a good horror game. I know people are going to mentioned Alien Isolation but for me it wasn't really that scary.
I said it wasn't that scary Just reviews over exaggerating, yet again The game is alright but nothing special. It's just the best Alien game we've had in a long time, nothing more.
I think A:I is the "scariest" game I've played from a tension/apprehension perspective (along with the Siren series, jeez. We need a PS4 entry) weird sort of dread going on. Can I leave this locker? What was that noise? The motion tracker is so well handled. Different sort of scary to most horror games, but I've never been so concious of changes in my heartbeat while playing a game before, haha.
5 hours in the game - my Goty easily and there is no chance for other game to beat it this year ( myopinion ) .. The game is exactly RE4-2 with smooth control and more survival and crazy atmosphere and visuals .. Crazy lovin it so far . If you need to know Re4 is in mytop 3 best games of all time
I am glad to read this :)
I hope you're right, or at least hope that we share the same taste. I loved RE4 and have been disappointed with every game released this year (apart from HD remakes but they don't count) so hopefully this will provide some relief from 2014's gaming drought.
This game looks very, very scary! I might have to give this a shot. Game on.
"Note: the embargo for media that received The Evil Within from Bethesda is on October 14th, the day of release. As Bethesda declined to send us a review copy of the game (presumably due to the score we gave Wolfenstein: The New Order). Pathetic Bethesda, no wonder most of their games are overrated.
Wolfenstein recieved a bad score? Pathetic
Or maybe the OP from the site needs to learn that companies are limited on copies to send out to press. Not everyone will get a "review" copy of a game. I know many sites who gave Wolfenstein a low score and got Evil Within.
Videogamer is a popular gaming site. It has received review copies to all major releases before. The website has been around since 2006, so this is not a frequent occurrence for them, in fact as an avid follower to the site, this is the first time I read such declaration.
Yeah, it may have been around a long time, but it doesn't mean press always get review copies. Now if you're really big like IGN and etc sure... Not every site gets free games all the time, which requires at times to spend money and even if an embargo it doesn't hurt to speak with PR company in regards to posting.
"IGN and etc." Videogamer for sure stands on this "etc." if you mean big sites.
@Palitera I've never been to videogamer.com, nor would I trust a review from them. No reason specific, just dont know'em. BTW, they are NOT in IGN's tier. http://www.alexa.com/sitein... http://www.alexa.com/sitein...
No other gaming site is on the biggest gaming site tier, that's why I said "etc" tier.
While I do understand and I also write about games for some sites. I've also done PR work in the past few a site years back as well. Not every site is going to get a copy. Example: Publisher gets only 500 copies of each format to send out. PR company or Publisher has to go through thousands of requests to rule out fakes, not legit sites, and have the list much smaller than before. After doing so they go through that list (most likely) and look over those request and either approve or not. Now if you piss off the publisher, throw up footage, and etc that can have the company looking at the site in a bad way. As I've done PR work for a site I've grown used to never expect to get a yes for a game. If you do good job and if not maybe next time. However, I'm glad the game got a good score.
anybody playing it on Ps4 can enlight me about how steady is the framerate? i read on Gaf about some major framedrops :(
there are a few but they already released a patch, since then its a little bit better. i had no major framedrops at least not in the first three chapters but i dont know how big the set pieces will get further in the game. If you can look past these issues then the Evil Within is definitely a great game IMO.
it gets steady framedrops, trust me. Also texture pop up, graphical glitches, overall bad textures, and no anti aliasing to speak of. Looks like a PS3 game.
Sounds like another safe but albeit unspectacular game. Resi 4 (for example) gave the industry/franchise a much needed shot in the arm...game like that feel few and far between of late. I'll get my breath of fresh air (this year) with Bayonetta 2 thanks.
This year has been TERRIBLE for everyone except Nintendo. Hopefully the landslide of games coming in November will make up for it. Then again Mario Kart 8 gets 8 more tracks in November so Nintendo are a part of it. Maybe Phantom Pain, The Witcher 3, FF15 and Zelda Wii U will terrify other companies into actually putting some actual creative effort and care into their games come 2015. This industry is becoming ridiculously stagnant. And it's nothing to do with games being more expensive because I've had more fun just with Yoshi's Island and Chrono Trigger on SNES this year than anything (new) for PS4, X1 or PC. It's depressing and frustrating. I hope how you describe TEW turns out to be wrong.
I hope I'm wrong on The Evil Within myself but its unlikely. Also, I forgot about Mario Kart 8 receiving 8 new tracks this November with the addition of some new characters... my pre-order of said bonuses was a wise move.
I'm glad the game didn't dissiponited our expectations. The father of the survive horror did it right.
I like how it sounds like it actually has survival horror in it, but not liking how it's so close to RE4. I'm renting this either way so even if it sucks I won;t be out $60 bucks.
Just played a 10 minute demo which sacked big time, don't get me wrong 10 mins was not enough, but I didn't get scared once, nice to meet some of the team though and got some goodies, gonna rent and play it for a hr to see. 10 min demo was 1)forest, 2)open doors to house, 3 go upstairs and disarm a bomb trigger demo over lol, why did they let me play a shit bit, no enemies saw in my playthrough