The Evil Within review: Haunting terror from Shinji Mikami | The Independent

The Independent: In the middle of Chapter Five of The Evil Within, our gruff protagonist utters a glib remark that topples headfirst off the cliff of mount credulity. After wading through pools of grot and gore, driving away from a city that inexplicably contorts and cracks behind him and having been hounded on two separate occasions by a four-armed J-Horror nightmare named Laura and a chainsaw wielding maniac, Detective Sebastian Castellanos finally considers his day so far when he tells his questionably pallid looking colleague that “there’s something wrong with this place.”

It’s a line that, in spite of everything which The Evil Within does brilliantly (of which there is plenty), perfectly encapsulates its key problem: tone.

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