The Evil Within Review I Hey Poor Player

Hey Poor Player's Roundabout writes- We start off with our protagonist Sebastian Castellanos responding to a call for assistance dealing with a violent situation at a nearby mental hospital, with some other people I guess. The game sure as hell doesn’t seem to care about the other people in the car so why should I. Bad shit happens and we wake up hanging upside-down in the torture fun-house of a spooky scary leather-face wannabe. After a short scripted sequence you have a stealth sequence around this enemy with a ton of places to hide and the ability to throw bottles really far away making it a total breeze. A super scripted hallway ensues for about 10 minutes leading into a cut-scene about nothing. Let’s just stop there. The story obviously didn’t seem to matter to anyone making this at all. There was no character development; you barely learn anyone’s name. It’s just edgy visuals for the sake of being edgy.

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MrSwankSinatra1678d ago

I swear people these days don't have a clue how to review games.

-Foxtrot1678d ago

All I see is


The only bad thing about this game is the the story, the voice acting and character development.

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Gamer4life8881678d ago

that's a lot of bad things Lol

Concertoine1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

^ Not inherently

Would you call the character development in RE4 good? Its non existent. And that was the best game ever according to a lot of publications when it came out.

As for the voice acting, i think sebastion's understated reaction to everything adds to the cheese factor. It clashes with the uber serious tone of the game but it reminds me of the old survival horror games.

The gameplay, challenge, and atmosphere are all excellent and it succeeds in making very tense scenarios. This game is the RE5 we've been waiting for but instead we're going to bash the story? The technical performance is definitely flawed, but criticizing the story is missing the point.

CorndogBurglar1678d ago

He never said anything about it being too hard, and remember, he,s reviewing the PC version. Almost all of his complaints are about how bad and unfinished the PC version is and how it kept crashing and giving him problems.

bjshepp1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

He never said the game was too hard. If anything he said it was too easy. Yeah, the review itself isn't that good, but it seems to me like you didn't even bother reading it, and just assumed the score given was because he found the game too difficult, which isnt even remotely true.

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SaveFerris1678d ago

Ouch. That's a harsh review. Is the game unplayable as a 1 out of 5 seems to point to that?

dead_pixels1678d ago

Our reviewer claims the game crashed on him nearly 30 times in one chapter. That's certainly unplayable in my opinion. Console gamers may not have to worry about this, but there's no excuse for the PC release to be so plagued with bugs and crashes.

SaveFerris1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

That is certainly a lot of crashes. One wonders how it got through QA and bug testing process?

Good to know that it works for you and that is probably just an isolated incident then for the reviewer.

snake-OO1678d ago

funny enough, mine is also on pc and hasn't crashed once.

camel_toad1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

Mine crashed repeatedly on pc as well, until I quit using the borders/aspect ratio fix. After that it totally stopped crashing. Really liking the game btw. Not sure what people were expecting.

Play2Win1678d ago

Sometimes the bug/problem is not the hardware or software. The problem sits in front of the PC.

vallencer1678d ago

My Xbox one copy crashed on me a few times.

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Bansai1678d ago

No, I finished it recently and it was rather fun experience.

vallencer1678d ago

After playing for 3 hours and getting to chapter 4 I honestly have no desire to play the game at all. It isn't unplayable by any means but the story and character development is virtually non existent. I have no idea who the main character really is nor do I have any idea as to why the stuff in the game is happening. And I understand that the more you play the more gets revealed but by chapter four I should know more then nothing.

Also the game is pretty predictable. I don't think it deserves a 1/5 but it doesn't deserve 8/10 more like a 6 or solid 7.

Kamikaze1351678d ago

The only thing I can't stand about this game are the black bars and how zoomed in the camera gets when you use gets especially annoying when the enemy is like right up in your face. The story isn't great, but it's entertaining enough for me.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1678d ago

I'll try to summarize this crap that someone calls a review so that no one else has to waste 5 minutes of their life reading it.
Some guy plays The Evil Within on his sh*tty computer then writes 12 paragraphs b*tching about how sh*tty the game plays on his PC.

The end...

dead_pixels1678d ago

Yes. The same rig that he used to review Alien: Isolation on ultra settings at 155fps. It's certainly the quality of his rig and not the game's godawful PC optimization.

IGiveHugs2NakedWomen1678d ago

12 paragraphs to say that the game plays sh*tty on pc?

= R-E-T-A-R-D-E-D

strauser3601678d ago

I play shadows of mordor on ultra but when I play TEW It stutters and lags, and the character movement is unresponsive and the gunplay is pretty bad. Enjoy it if its working for you though...

HateFueled1678d ago

Hmmm people these days doesn't seem to understand the purpose of this kind of games. I think TEW is a great game that brings back the joy and feel of gaming as a kid back in the 90's and early 00's :)

Gatsu1678d ago (Edited 1678d ago )

I agree :), it is different from the usual and brings back the old times in my mind too. Sure it's not perfect, but still very enjoyable game to me. Little a mix of RE and SH :D.

Imo people criticize games these days too easily, instead of just enjoying the game like we did back in the 90's and early 00's. Okey well I didn't read much reviews back then lol, but I feel like players have become like that. So demanding about everything.

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