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[New] The Evil Within Preview... Survival Horror title fans have waited for?

#1Paragon-57Posted 7/15/2013 7:01:34 PM
Despite what the developers may tell you, survival horror is as dead as the butchered corpses that once tormented the genre. Franchises that founded the format Ė the likes of Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and, to a lesser extent, Alone in the Dark Ė have gradually shed their endurance aspects, favouring rote supernatural shootouts in favour of the spine-tingling set-pieces that once set the category apart. Publisher executives would argue that thatís for good reason Ė truly terrifying titles such as Sonyís own Siren have struggled to find an audience in a modern era, and even relatively successful forays such as Amnesia: The Dark Descent have achieved little more than cult notoriety. As a consequence, the expectations of an entire fanbase fall at the feet of Shinji Mikami, the creator of Resident Evil, and the twisted genius behind The Evil Within.

We were lucky enough to get a sneak glimpse at the impending PlayStation 4 release late last week, which has been a fixture in our nightmares ever since. The demo opens with protagonist Sebastian Castellanos, a chiselled detective dressed in a debonair jacket, arriving at the Beacon Mental Hospital. The cops have been called in order to investigate a disturbance at the spooky setting, which architecturally pays tribute to the famous Spencer Estate. Swaggering through a torrential downpour, the camera adopts an over-the-shoulder perspective not too dissimilar to the recent Resident Evil games.

Itís here that the demo opens properly, as the unsettling scene of a human abattoir gradually flickers into focus. Hanging upside down from a first-person perspective, the protagonistís senses are awakened by a nearby squelching sound, which culminates with the introduction of the gameís main antagonist, a hulking figure akin to the likes of Pyramid Head and Nemesis. As the terrifying lummox conducts some preparatory surgery on a crimson coloured chopping block ahead, the hero is forced to animate his suspended cocoon in order to steal a knife thatís conveniently lodged into an unfortunate soulís shredded torso.

Once free, the action transitions into a tense game of cat and mouse, as the hero attempts to escape from his eight foot adversary by nabbing a nearby set of keys. Unfortunately, this sets off an alarm, and prompts a chase through the dreary industrial setting, as the youthful Columbo tries to wriggle free from his crazed pursuer, who just so happens to have picked up a power tool in order to practice his very best Dr. Salvador impersonation. The star escapes, but only once the agitated antagonist has carved a deep cut into his calf, prompting the rest of the sequence to take place in frantic hops. The ensuing segment finds the protagonist and his attacker playing one-legged tag, as the former attempts to gain access to a nearby lift by distracting the lumbering foe with a glass bottle, and camping out in a locker in true Shibito shunning style. (Read more in link...)

http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2013/07/preview_hopping_away_from_the_evil_within_the_scariest_game_on_ps4
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#2Video_Game_CzarPosted 7/15/2013 7:02:34 PM
The wait for this is going to suck man.
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#3VarronPosted 7/15/2013 7:06:59 PM
So it's a next-gen game huh?

*leaves topic*
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#4Paragon-57(Topic Creator)Posted 7/15/2013 7:08:36 PM
From: Varron | Posted: 7/15/2013 10:06:59 PM | #003
So it's a next-gen game huh?

*leaves topic*

No, it's cross-gen. This preview was just on the PS4.
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#5VarronPosted 7/15/2013 7:09:26 PM
Paragon-57 posted...
From: Varron | Posted: 7/15/2013 10:06:59 PM | #003
So it's a next-gen game huh?

*leaves topic*

No, it's cross-gen. This preview was just on the PS4.


Oh?

*re-enters topic*
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#6Video_Game_CzarPosted 7/15/2013 7:11:09 PM
Varron posted...
So it's a next-gen game huh?

*leaves topic*




Happy they did that. It was said at E3 that the game would be on the PC, PS3, PS4, 360 and One. I don't see a reason in releasing a new game for an old system. Theres a few games being released this year that should have been pushed back a year or two and thrown on the next-gen systems.
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#7ThamauturgePosted 7/15/2013 7:21:23 PM
"Cube Head" : Shameless Pyramid Head ripoff
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#8Dicer7Posted 7/15/2013 7:55:02 PM
Mikami once again showing everyone how it's done. Can't wait for this "true survival horror".
#9slymshadyPosted 7/15/2013 8:03:26 PM
Got me hard too. I need to see the game in action though
#10zyrax2301Posted 7/15/2013 8:05:51 PM
Squeee
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