The Evil Within, another survival horror game
Resident Evil (RE) fans and other video game players are waiting for the release of Shinji Mikami’s new survival horror game The Evil Within (Psycho Break in Japan) this 2014. While RE players are already familiar with Mikami’s game design, this new game promises a nerve-racking gameplay that will surely wanting you to fight the nemesis or choose to sneak out first.
The setting is totally different from the Resident Evil, although in the trailer I feel like there are slight similarities with Silent Hill’s because of the wheel chair and sanctuary. Apart from the setting, the game has its very own Chainsaw man named The Butcher. These are just a few and obvious comparisons of the game with Resident Evil and Silent Hill.
Protagonist Detective Sebastian Castellanos will be assisted by Joseph Oda and Julie “Kid” Kidman to solve the gruesome mass murder. It is said that this game is more than just using guns because apart from killing the nemesis, the player has to use his mind to “strategically” defeat or annihilate the enemies. Trigger-happy players need to think twice before trying out this game. Sneaking and crouching are part of the game but, of course, they don’t have to be done all the time.
Mikami also pays attention to achieve high quality cinematography to present well every detail of the cutscenes as well as the characters’ faces and movements. The blood and “costumes” are made realistic and the setting, particularly in the asylum, brings the player to a 4D feeling. If you are claustrophobic, then you know exactly how it feels when you are inside the building or room. But then don’t worry, the game will give you a room to breathe from time to time.
The Evil Within is developed by Tango Gameworks and produced by Bethesda Softworks for Sony’s PlayStation and Microsoft’s Xbox.