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The Evil Within 2

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From Shinji Mikami, The Evil Within 2 takes the acclaimed franchise to a new level with its unique blend of psychological thrills and true survival horror.  Check out our official review to see what we thought of the sequel.  

Sebastian Castellanos has lost everything, including his daughter, Lily. To save her, he's forced to partner with Mobius, the shadowy group responsible for the destruction of his former life. For his last chance at redemption, the only way out is in.

  • Story of Redemption – Return to the nightmare to win back your life and your daughter.
  • Discover Horrifying Domains – Explore as far or quickly as you dare, but prepare wisely.
  • Face Disturbing Enemies – Survive encounters with sadistic enemies and twisted creatures.
  • Choose How to Survive – Attack from the shadows, run like hell, or go in guns-blazing with very limited ammo.
  • Visceral Horror and Suspense – Enter a world filled with anxiety-inducing thrills and disturbing moments.

I’ve played Evil Within 2 for about a week. Made by Tango Gameworks and published by Bethesda it is a sequel to the popular Evil Within released in 2014. I missed playing this one at Quakecon this year but still wanted to give it a shot. I’m a huge fan of scary games in this genre so I was glad to get it. First off you’re back as Detective Sebastian Castellanos who has left his police work after his experiences in the previous game got him placed in a mental hospital for a sometime. Distraught and haunted by the disappearance of his wife and the death of his child he is approached by Juli Kidman who reveals his daughter Lily is alive but trapped inside another STEM. So Sebastian once again ventures in to bail MOBIUS out and rescue his daughter.

Now getting into this game I found difficult to get into. Look starting out this game right past the beginning I died a lot. The controls seem to have a learning curve that even after playing for a while it’s still an issue. Trying to maneuver in close quarters with any enemy is difficult and usually results in a fatal case of death. Also if there’s a wall glitch where an enemy’s able to hit you but you can’t get them it’s really frustrating. Shooting takes an easy hand guys on the standard settings so be aware of that.

My other huge gripe is the voice acting for the main character. The original actor did not return for the role and the current one is way over the top. He’s trying to be David Hayter and he is not. The enemies are hard and will kill you dead in the blink of an eye. Now all that being said once you start upgrading your abilities and weapons you become much more formidable. Your skills can be honed in the firing range at the representation of your office while upgrading your crafting, weapons, and natural abilities. T

he designs of the monsters are something to behold. Like zombies and that thing from well, The Thing had babies, horrible horrible babies. The game is a chore to start off but things do pick up but honestly it feels like one of those I would shelve and revisit later. Overall though I advise stick through it if you have the patience and temperament to deal with dying a lot and some over the top voice acting. If not, go back and play Nier: Automata and come back.


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