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The Evil Within Review

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Graphics:

 

7.5

Gameplay:

 

6.8

Sound:

 

7.8

Control:

 

6.5

Replay Value:

 

6.0

Overall Rating:       7.0

 

 

Online Gameplay:

Not Rated

Publisher:

Bethesda Softworks

Developer:

Tango Gameworks

Number Of Players:

1

Genre:

Survival/Horror

Release Date:

October 14, 2014

The importance of a fantastic concept cannot be denied. A developer that does its damndest to scare the ever-loving crap out of you, and utilizes multiple successful methods to do so, deserves credit. For these reasons, Shinji Mikami’s The Evil Within is a laudable effort with plenty of thrills and chills, and survival/horror veterans will appreciate such effort. Unfortunately, without the requisite execution, you end up with a somewhat disappointing and ultimately frustrating production; all the more frustrating because you know what it could’ve been.

I have to say, I expect more from a PlayStation 4 title. On the plus side, there’s plenty of amazingly freaky and grotesque imagery, and the detailing found in certain demonic foes is mighty impressive. The backdrops and environments aren’t as slick, though, and the cut-scenes aren’t as polished and refined as I would’ve anticipated. The effects are appropriately gory and in-your-face but again, there’s an inexplicable roughness to these visuals that drags down the overall presentation. I won’t discount the atmospheric efforts, though, because these drive the experience forward and have the most significant effect on the player.

The sound is hit or miss. The music is fittingly creepy but too often, we’re wandering about in almost complete silence. One could argue that this silence increases the fear factor but I believe a carefully selected score contributes to the tension and sense of urgency (or hopelessness). The effects are definitely on-point, as the gut-wrenching sound of a knife plunged into decaying flesh or the terrifying screams of your hellish enemies continue to prick your ears. The voice performances are uneven; the main character is pretty good but the rest are decent at best. Japanese games are getting better in the acting category but they’re not quite there yet.

You play as Detective Sebastian Castellanos, who first investigates a psychiatric hospital. Unsurprisingly, Castellanos encounters some otherworldly mystical force while he’s in the hospital and when he leaves, all hell breaks loose. After that, you’re embroiled in a dark, sinister plot that will test your mettle (and your patience). It’s a well-paced adventure that doesn’t rely on the same scare tactic over and over, as you’ll be exploring both outdoor and indoor environments and facing off against a wide variety of foes. Some can be killed easily while others require a fair amount of strategy, and still others can’t be killed at all.

It’s what you want from a game in this genre. The boss battles are a big highlight, as you might expect, and they’re hardly all the same. For each, you’ll be tasked with using the environment, the tools in your bag, and your own ingenuity to bring down the intensely horrifying opponent. Throughout, you will sneak around, gathering as many useful items and tools as possible, seeking ways to pass through the rampaging hordes of freaks without getting slaughtered. We’ve got everything from full-on action scenes to cerebral puzzles and other adventure elements so in this respect, you’ll be more than satisfied.

But as I indicated in the intro, the execution just isn’t there. We can’t look the other way just because of who Mikami is; we can’t simply embrace his legacy and give him and his team at Tango Gameworks a free pass. The game plays much like the Resident Evils of old and from a conceptual standpoint, that’s great. From a mechanical and control standpoint? Not so great. In fact, this is by far the game’s biggest downfall, as it seems as if all the strides we’ve made in third-person video games have disappeared. The eccentric kinks we often saw in the genre a five, ten, even fifteen years ago are here, and you just can’t defend that.

The AI is old-fashioned and inconsistent. Sometimes, enemies are completely oblivious to your presence while other times, they’ll suddenly and inexplicably sense you creeping around behind them. In facing the first chainsaw-wielding boss-like creature, he got stuck in a corner when coming after me, and couldn’t move thereafter. The basic control and combat system is unrefined and even clunky, as stealth is simplistic but unreliable and the weapons can be difficult to use. I don’t mind if the hero is more human than superhero (in fact, I prefer it), but as a hotshot detective, Castellanos should be a lot handier with a firearm.

The one thing I really didn’t want to see in this game was cheap deaths. And lo and behold, they’re here. Instant-death traps are no fun and avoiding them relies almost entirely on trial-and-error. If you’re not immensely careful, you’ll find yourself in an almost impossible situation, facing a boss with little health and few tools. The game might even lock you into a checkpoint area, leaving you totally screwed. I’m not a fan of handholding or lengthy tutorials, but at least give me some idea of what I can and can’t do. For instance, tell me I have to be standing to disarm this trap and that if I get too close while crouching, I’ll simply set it off.

Now, let me add this: In the review packet I received from Bethesda, they recommended that critics play the game on Casual, which is basically Easy Mode. On top of which, I got this Survival Guide that admittedly came in awfully handy. In reading through that guide, I had to ask myself: “Why am I getting this? I’ve played games before; I’m sure I can figure it out.” Then, when playing, I realized why such a guide was so useful; it’s because the game doesn’t really tell you anything. Giving the player the freedom to discover the game on his own is one thing; tossing the player into a meat grinder and expecting him to emerge clean on the other side is just plain cruel. It’s also poor design.

That all being said, there’s still a lot to like. The upgrade system works extremely well and rewards those who diligently explore their surroundings. Locating jars of green gel allows you to power up in a strange limbo-like area, where you strap into a chair that looks like a torture device and amp up. The only downside is that upgrades become very expensive very quickly and you really need those upgrades for certain weapons. However, if you’re careful about exploring, you should be able to get enough gel to remain competitive against the freaks of nature. Plus, there’s my personal favorite: The Agony Crossbow, which is arguably the most useful weapon in the game.

I should also reiterate the game’s dedication to remaining fresh. It’s very easy to fall into the repetitive scare trap in horror productions, and Mikami and Co. work hard to keep throwing new stuff at the player. Some sections are more irritating than others (invisible enemies come rapidly to mind) but once they’re cleared, you know you’re moving on to something new. Tango really does a great job keeping you involved and interested in the dark, often sadistic environment and you never feel shortchanged in regards to imagery. There’s some seriously freaky sh** in this game and horror aficionados will love it.

I must also point out, however, that many of the game’s more challenging parts aren’t scary; they’re merely aggravating. Furthermore, because you invariably have to attempt them multiple times, they get less and less scary with every new attempt. If it didn’t start off that frightening to begin with, this becomes a big problem. There are too many things that seem impossible to avoid, virtually nothing in the way of instruction, and above all else, an outdated system of control and combat that bogs everything down. Toss in a mediocre camera and you’ve got all the good and bad from old-school horror games.

The Evil Within is an example of a great idea that lacks execution. There are scares a-plenty and very often, the fear factor is sky-high. The pacing and variety we see in this adventure are worthy of praise as well, and I appreciate how the atmosphere continually drags you into the experience. But with a decidedly outdated feel, difficulty that too often feels cheap rather than fair, old-fashioned AI and a sub-par camera, one can’t help but be moderately disappointed. Developers have long since mastered the third-person viewpoint and we’re not seeing a mastery of that here. We’re stepping back in time and that includes both nostalgia and frustration.

The Good: Ghastly visual effects and creepy, effective audio effects. Good pacing and plenty of variety in the adventure. Forces you to think from start to finish. Upgrade system encourages exploration and strategy. Agony Crossbow = Bad-Ass.

The Bad: Overall graphical presentation is underwhelming. Spotty voice acting. Outdated control and combat mechanic. Questionable AI. Too many parts aren’t actually scary; they’re just annoying.

The Ugly: “A wonderful concept lost in a 2004 construct.”

10/15/2014 Ben Dutka

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Corvo
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:05:30 PM
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No words.

It's more than a 7, I assure you. But its your opinion.

If you are a fan of GOOD games, with challenge all around it, and not in the form of an action adventure like Dead Space, get The Evil Within.

Its what Resident Evil should have continued to be. That's all I have to say.

A 7... Are you high? I just can't.. Nah. I think I'm done here. I think this review killed any desire of mine to continue to be active on this site. I seriously cannot believe that review score. Normally it wouldn't bother me but this seriously is the most bogus thing I've ever read of yours.

Whatever. Stay safe everyone.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:06:58 PM

Take a breath. It's not personal.

Just don't look at Joystiq or Polygon or places that scored it much lower than me. The game is averaging about a 7.5 right now...and that shouldn't somehow offend you.

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souljah92
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:35:10 PM

played a bit of this game at a friends saw the ending, this game is booty hole compared to what i thought it'd be, this review is spot on, was one of those over-hyped things, reminded me of Haze, the graphics disappointed me the most, i swear the ps3 launch games had better graphics than this, next gen my balls, I think it's save to say the horror game genre is just as dead as the movies.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:35:12 PM

Stay for the fun if you don't agree with the reviews.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:42:14 PM

IGN gives it a 8.7 and in a strange twist the text of the review is actually close to my own thoughts.

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Big_Boss90
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:58:19 PM

Agreed this game is more then just a 7 imo it aleast a 8. Ign gave it a 8.7 and its the most accurate and spot in review for this game. I encourage everyone to go out and buy this.. once again ben your review is dead wrong.

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Killa Tequilla
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:58:39 PM

I'm proud of you Ben. That was an awesome reply. Faith restored.

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Akuma_
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:16:49 AM

KnightZane, there are many of us who only come to PSXE for the community, and not the content. You also have to come to realize that review's and their scores are that reviewers personal take on the game. You have your opinion that this game is great, and Ben has his, at the end of the day, we all don't have to agree with each other to enjoy this community together.

I've had numerous disagreements with many people here, we all do from time to time. But everyone one of us regular's are a part of this community, and without people like you, Killa, World, LV, Beam, Temjin, Xenris and the many many other regulars (you know who you are) the community wouldn't be the same. And every time one of the community leaves, they take a piece of it with them.

I also, continue to highly disagree with Polygon being referenced as a credible source of quality content.

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JackieBoy
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:22:57 AM

Seriousely Knightzane? You think all reviews should be >8 just because you like the game?
This is such egoistic thinking you know.

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duomaxwell007
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 4:40:06 AM

Umm 7 isnt even bad,,,,, its not like he said 5 or less...

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TrueAssassin86x
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:10:06 AM

Good riddens to Knightzane. Leaves because he dont like bens review score. How about this Knight if you still come to this site dont let the door hit u where the good lord spilt you. Have fun over IGN.

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 10:14:51 PM

Knightzane, it's ok to like a flawed game. You don't need reviews to justify your purchase. If you have fun with it, that's all that matters.

But don't think that just because you like it, that it's not without flaws or that your love for it means that it deserves higher scores.

I mean, I really like Driveclub, but there is no way I could give that game anything outside of the 7.0 - 8.0 range. And that's fine, I still like it! Just got to be honest with yourself.

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TrophyHunter
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 3:44:09 PM

Be it a 7, 8 or 9, I'm not getting it anyways.

Fans of this kind of game will enjoy it no matter the numbers (I secretly enjoyed Knack to death)

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Mog
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 5:35:36 PM

BAHAHAHA Knight you can't be serious!!??
You act like Ben reviewed your child.

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Kevin555
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 11:58:20 AM

I'm going to shut off my internet & throw my laptop into the river because i don't agree with this random persons opinion which has an enormous impact on my life.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:32:51 PM
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The review copy must not be done or something. There's a lot more follow-through here than I'd hoped. It's not actually a PS4 game though so maybe you expected too much Ben?

The third person play is no Uncharted but it is more polished than some others, I love the smart camera that knows what you're up to and leads out to assist. I also like being tossed in the mix and left to figure things out and finding I have all these options.

The AI doesn't exist though, I'll give ya that.

I haven't played long enough to attach a score but I'm loving it. As a survival horror lover I proclaim this conglomerate of Resident Evil 4, Outlast, and Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth to be a must play.

Thanks for the review Ben. This one is a little out of date but that's a good thing in every way.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:52:48 AM

I honestly can't think of a high-profile third-person game produced in the past two or three years that's less refined.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:19:04 AM

Sadly it's become common place for games to release with issues that will be later addressed with DLC.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:38:01 AM

Not trying to start a dispute but out of curiosity what about the TP setup is bugging you as you play?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:21:43 AM

All of it. The movement, camera, actions; it's just plain clunky.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:05:16 PM

That's too general to dispute, the only clunk I noticed was in enemy encounters.

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SASSYGIRL82
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 10:34:15 PM
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Games get hyped far to much just sayn

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Palpatations911
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 11:04:14 PM
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Metro: Redux is giving me much more fun from the survival horror genre.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:06:48 PM

and its not really even in the genre.

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Oxvial
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 @ 11:51:01 PM
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Damn Mikami with a 7'ish game again, guy was at his best on Capcom.

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Big_Boss90
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:27:03 AM
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Dude this game rocks dont base your purchase on reviews, if i based my purchases on reviews i would have like 10 games for real. You want the real and spot on review go to IGN.. they were very fair...

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:53:41 AM

If we're not supposed to base our purchases on reviews, why are you telling people to read a review?

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xenris
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:48:21 AM

Yeah big boss your comment is a bit contradicting :P

I liked IGNs review, I think this game is one of those games that you either love or hate the out dated feel to it.

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JackieBoy
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:44:26 AM

The only fair review for someone, is the one that caters to this person feelings about the game. In other words - if you love the game and would give it 9, anything lower will be wrong for you. It works also the other way.
Simple as that.
Really, people are getting reviews to personal. Just do the important and enjoy your time with the game if you like it!

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:31:44 AM
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I've only played the first chapter so I'm still at the VERY VERY beginning. Basically just past the intro.

For those that have played more of it, it seems to me that it's more Texas Chainsaw Massacre or House of 1000 Corpses than Resident Evil in the style of horror. Is that pretty much how it is throughout?

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DIsmael85
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:34:21 AM

Yup. And don't try and fight the chainsaw wielding guy, won't do you any good. :(

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:54:41 AM

No that's not how it is throughout. Dismael lost his mind. Sneak by that lunatic and it becomes more like Resi4.

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DIsmael85
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:07:27 AM

Nah I haven't lost my mind, that's just what can happen. You really can't fight him. If you are seen you are dead pretty much. No where near like Resident Evil 4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:25:44 AM

He's asking if that's how the whole game is man, it's like not.

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SaiyanSenpai
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 9:21:39 AM

Got it, thanks World.

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DIsmael85
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:33:29 AM
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I couldn't believe Gametrailers had given the game a 9. I love me some horror games, especially the old Resident Evil, but I expect to be scared when playing them. This game is fun granted, but it's far from scary and it really doesn't look too good. I quite enjoyed Alien Isolation for my thrills and the graphics of that game far surpass The Evil Within. I will say this, it's good that we got a Resident Evil 4.5 game, lacking what the RE4 has, I just think Mikami lost it with this one.

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Palpatations911
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:35:23 AM
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i love how everyone just ignores the technical flaws like the frame rate and AI issues, the poor id tech 5 implementation and low texture quality, the voice overs are really bad and poorly translated and the game brings no new elements that haven't been done in several other horror games. even the story has been done a million times where its about events at a mental hospital that went wrong.. What it does do well, such as atmosphere and some sound effects is what gives it the 7. 7 is just above average quality. stop acting like this is far cry 4 or uncharted 4. This game feels like a PS3 game that was ported over to PS4

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:43:51 AM

This game IS a PS3 game that was ported over to PS4. Why did everyone forget it was cross-gen?

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Big_Boss90
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:05:17 AM
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Ben because if he is going to base his purchase on a review might as well be one that was fair.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:25:37 AM

Which means that mine isn't fair.

Got it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:41:37 AM

Fair and balanced :)

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berserk
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:38:27 AM

The flaws are there big_boss , it s all about if you can look pass them or not , anyone giving it below 8 are part of those who could nt .Don t mean their review is not fair ( sure , not always 100 % fair tho ).

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JackieBoy
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 4:48:46 AM

If you are buying (or not) game based on one review, you're doing it wrong. Get an avarge of many, watch youtube gameplays, then decide.

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souljah92
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 9:28:27 AM

@Big_Boss90
If you don't agree with a review because someone stuck a pickle up your butthole then shut up, go rent the game and if you like it then that's your opinion, don't think you're getting paid for your opinion so at the end... NO ONE CARE ABOUT YOUR OPINION.

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Akuma_
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:07:25 PM

souljah don't be an asshat. I care about his opinion, just like many others here.

Being a jerk does nothing but make you look like one.

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LimitedVertigo
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:20:27 AM
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Ugh, I was hoping for the best with this game. I can look past dated mechanics but I have a hard time being forgiving of bugs and gameplay issues brought about by a lack of polish.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:46:34 AM

As you can tell there are major differences of opinion everywhere, mine is that you (as in LV personally) would really like the game if you gave it 2 hours.

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Big_Boss90
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:45:26 AM
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Ben im not saying the game is perfect it has its flaws but it is not a 7. That is being way to harsh buddy. This game i feel is heading in the right direction when it comes to survival horror as far as iam concerned.and iam enjoying this very very much..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:51:18 AM

Guess folks forgot what the genre feels like to play, how to pace their movement selections, and why it has to play differently from common action games.

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berserk
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:35:22 AM

Yeah world , feel to me like Ben tried to play it like an action game . If you play it smart , you won t get cheap death and ammo will never be an issue .

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xenris
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:51:11 AM
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Ben do you think the technical issues are a review copy issue?

The only 2 other review sites I really frequent are Gametrailers and IGN and I don't remember them saying anything about bugs or frame issues like some people on here are saying.

Do you think that could be an issue? OR did you get a legit copy of the game?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:41:03 AM

My frames have been buttery but there is a little draw distance/pop-in trouble here and there.

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xenris
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 10:43:25 AM

Thanks world. It seems I have attracted a thumbs down troll in recent threads. I wonder who I tickled the wrong way?

I want to pick this game up when it goes for cheap, I like scary games but there is just so much cool stuff coming out soon, and its snowboarding season I don't have the money to buy any games except for the ones that absolutely appeal to me :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:22:41 AM

Uh...I never mentioned anything about bugs or frame rate in the review. That's not the issue. Read Polygon's review for a better idea of what I'm talking about; I don't have time to explain it here.

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xenris
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 1:47:00 AM

Someone in the comments section said it had bugs and stuff.

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Palpatations911
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:06:23 AM
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its using the same engine that rage used which is a 3 year old last gen game. john carmack is pissed

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:47:58 AM

For the last time it's a last gen game!

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:45:21 AM

A three years old engine should be plenty enough to create fresh visuals as the video graphics hardware are updated. And if this is the same engine that Rage was built on then Tango really screwed up in a massive way if they didn't manage to create impressive visuals out of it, cause that engine were brutal.

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Palpatations911
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:03:44 AM

So you agree with me, i get it man :)

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 12:05:01 PM

Ah maybe I do. Your comment could be interpret various ways. :)

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sawao_yamanaka
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 5:15:45 PM

Even if the engine is three years old carmack would be so disappointed beamboom. The engine is made to be scalable and it is supposed to be optimal for 1080p and 60 fps. Wolfenstein uses the same engine and it runs flawlessly at optimal settings. 1080p and 60 fps comparable to high settings on PC on both consoles. Shinji Mikami and tango are horrible programmers for this. The game doesn't even run in 720p on either console!!

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Palpatations911
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:13:36 AM
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has anyone also noticed that there is black borders around the field of view for no apparent reason?? Is this game really trying to mimic Resident Evil 4 that much? #Fail

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:39:54 AM

it's going for a highly cinematic look, which yeah is wayyyyy overdone and stupid because I can't see sh*t.

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FAREEZ
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:15:02 AM
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Playing this game for like 5 hours now, and I feel I getting nowhere, bcoz I die allot, it's so hard, but still can't stop playing bcoz i want to see what happen next, damn you Mikami...

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:39:09 AM

Thought about playing on casual?

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booze925
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:29:18 AM
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I just realized Ben's had the same avatar for like 4 years.
Neat-o!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 2:38:50 AM

Dude it's been at least 8 by my count, I bet it has never been different. I gotta change mine again...

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tlpn99
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:03:40 AM
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Good review. Personally I hated this game and traded it the next day. Wasn't for me.

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berserk
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:29:00 AM
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You gave it a 7 and i give it an 8.5 . I also say it s my favorite ps4 game to date .

The flaws are real but the fun factor is through the roof for me so i can easily see beyond those flaws . Sadly some reviewer have a hard time to and expected too much from this ( like they thought this would be like a triple a ps4 exclusive ).My only real complain is that it sometime it plays out like an action game sometime .

Any fan of resident evil 4 need to get this . It s like that game but with a darker tone and a better survival horror feel .

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Beamboom
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 3:47:51 AM
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To the fans: Why don't you all start using gamerankings.com and just pick out the reviews that gave your game the highest scores, ignore the metascore and leave the remaining reviews unread? That way you'll be spared to read anything but content that confirms your established views.

A wonderful, unchallenged future lies ahead. You're welcome.


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Crabba
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 5:21:33 AM

LOL!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 6:55:00 AM

That's a lot of work to feel your fun is legitimate :)

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berserk
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:36:39 AM

Lol , something along that line can be said about the non fan . What about they only read the low score they think it deserve and stop saying people are wrong for disagreeing with their established view .

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xenris
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 10:43:56 AM

Amen

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:23:29 AM

HA.

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Akuma_
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:10:43 PM

Really Beam? I'm really surprised to see such a comment come from you.

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Beamboom
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 4:25:43 AM

I'm unsure if you meant it as a good or bad thing Akuma, but really, if there's one thing that annoys me it's fans whining about reviews, especially when the score in question is in the same landscape as the metascore.

Back when this site had a lot of jrpg fans I saw that *all* the time, accusing western media and reviewers for the most outrageous things.

If you can't stand reading stuff you don't like, just don't read it. I think that's a sound advice.

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TrueAssassin86x
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:19:59 AM
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first at a world i came here for the boobies not the reviews. Lol in all seriousnes i enjoy bens reviews and from what i can tell this review is spot on. This is another ps4 game that has been over hyped but failed to deliver. Watch_Dogs, Desnity & driveclub are the other 3. Speaking of driveclub ben wheres ur review have u done it yet or did i miss it

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 8:26:21 AM

u missed it

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PS3_Wizard
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:17:58 AM
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I like how you handled the first post Ben! Way to stay professional and hold back from starting a fight. Times are changing!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 11:44:29 AM

Nothing has changed. This is normal and has been normal for 8 years.

The difference here is that people didn't insult me personally for absolutely no reason. There are merely differing opinions, which HAVE NEVER BEEN SQUELCHED IN THE HISTORY OF PSXE.

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Beamboom
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 6:52:02 AM

Progress will happen the day he stops replying to comments that upsets him. The day he steps away when that happens, is the day we get a calmer universe. ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 1:06:02 PM
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Is it possible the enemies are blind? They seem to need to find you in other ways like clickers.

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karneli lll
Thursday, October 16, 2014 @ 7:54:29 PM
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I'd give it a 5 maybe. Played the first ten minutes and it was too frustrating; mechanics and logic (how does he not see the trip wire? or rather trip rope).

If it was released in 2007 it might've been an awesome game.

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berserk
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @ 7:14:01 AM

Lollllllllllll , 10 minutes of gameplay and he rate it ...........

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Mog
Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 5:29:40 PM
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This review is perfect

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Kevin555
Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 12:00:28 PM
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Fair review imo.

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