Review: The Evil Within

The Mental Attic

The Evil Within is a Survival Horror game developed by Tango Gameworks and ‘legendary’ designer Shinji Mikami, the mind behind Capcom’s Resident Evil. It promises to takes us back to the roots of the genre.

The Good

  • Surreal settings
  • Good visuals
  • Solid audio

The Bad

  • Disjunctive storytelling
  • Incoherent Plot
  • Inconsistent gameplay and atmosphere
  • Too many one-hit deaths
  • Weak horror
  • Boss rehash
  • Pathetic final boss
  • Punishing resource scarcity
  • Shallow crafting
  • Bad trap design

I was a big fan, still am, of the original Resident Evil games. I always thought they were very well designed, a combination of good action, puzzling and creepy atmospheres. With that mindset I expected a lot from The Evil Within. I expected to find what Resident Evil lost when it shifted to action. I expected the game to frighten me as I had seen other genre titles do in the past, such as Fatal Frame or even…

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About Jack

BRIEF BIO: Jack Gunter is a writer of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and songs. He is the co-owner of Open Door Communications, a copywriter, an inventor, and a former broker and private investigator. He is a naturalist and an amateur scientist and cryptologist. He likes to compose music and to design and play games and puzzles of all types. He homeschooled his children. He lives in the Upstate of South Carolina with his beautiful wife, talented two daughters, his old friend and Great Dane Sam, and his three Viking Cats.

Posted on November 5, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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