It’s scary, alright! To make matters worse, the employees standing guard at the door kept playing with the lights as a handful of journalists played, individually, on a collection of PS4s and Xbox Ones. Despite my proclivities for PC (keyboard & mouse or die and all that) I deposited myself in front of an Xbox One and donned its fancy headphones. Slapping those cans around my protruding flaps of cartilage and flesh I quickly slipped into the survival-horror world that is The Evil Within.
Instantly hit with a trippy experience involving a black-and-white screen showcasing a sunflower morphing into a bipedal banshee I knew I was in for an experience. One to set some hairs on end, emasculate me publicly and generally appreciate the ability to turn on lights at a clap. Seconds after this realization I was deposited into a reduced palette of colors in front of a mansion. In the woods.
The Evil Within release date moved up. Now 10-14-14. #QuakeCon
— Lore Hound (@LoreHound) July 17, 2014
“I swear I’ve seen this before” says me, followed by a similar statement from the protagonist. Not just the mansion, but also because it was the same demo shown at E3. So, while I got more time with the scary title, there’s little point in reinventing the wheel. As such, I’ll leave you with quick thoughts and the all important plug that if survival-horror is your jam, then you’ve got to keep an eye on The Evil Within. It’s shaping up to be a superb mix of atmosphere, pacing, puzzles and environment with gunplay only as an honorable mention.
The Evil Within has amazing atmosphere, sound and pacing. Awaiting the girlish screams this survival horror title will envoke. #QuakeCon
— Lore Hound (@LoreHound) July 18, 2014