Published on September 19th, 2014 | by Joseph Saulnier0
The Evil Within, A New Hands On Preview
Admittedly, I hadn’t heard much about The Evil Within prior to getting some hands on experience with it at PAX Prime just a few short weeks ago. It was not for a lack of available information; it was just another horror video game on the horizon. We have seen so many these days, that they all become just another brick in the wall. Scary games also just don’t do it for me. I’ve seen scarier things in the toilet as I am hunched over it after a night of birthday drinking.
Then I played the game. Boom. Mind blown. Not only does this game have an interesting story line, but it was hard to find anything I didn’t like in my short time with the game. With a pair of Turtle Beach headphones on, I made my way into an act taken place a little ways into the game. Now I couldn’t hear anything but the game, and in an exception piece of headwear too. So when I had the first supernatural being come at me out of nowhere… I admit it. I jumped. May have been freaked out a little bit. But it took me deeper into the game. With nightmarish puzzles, a ghoulish score, and freaky creatures and beings, I knew I wanted more time with this game. But I had no more that day.
Fast forward a couple of weeks. With the release of a new trailer for the game, I am pulled right back in. I take back everything I had said before about the horror gaming genre. While I am excited for the game, I am also a bit scared. Gareth has said that only Dead Space and Dead Space 2 ever got to him though F.E.A.R. had some moments. That being said, there appears to be a new challenger to that distinction.
The Evil Within will be ruining your favorite pair of shorts (or pants) on October 14. Will you be playing?