IGN: The Evil Within impressions + video interview

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#1 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

source

gaf

9 min Making The Evil Within: Survival Horror Returns video

 

 

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Key Details:
From the Interview:
About the tone:
-Mikami loves horror, but survival-horror has been drifting away from what makes it survival-horror, and he wants to bring it back.
-Wants a 'perfect blend' of horror and action. Thinks the balance is important as they are two halves to the survival and the horror. Mikami defines survival-horror as a game being scary, and giving players a rush.
-Want Players to pick up the game, and genuinely think, "I haven't played something this scary in ages!"
-Needs to have psychological horror and make players not want to do things.
-The game is more visually eccentric, unconventional and intriguing characters.


About the story:
-Three detectives show up to the scene of a mass murder at an asylum. The detectives arrive a bit later than the police, which are already on the scene but not to be seen. Inside the asylum is a bunch of dead bodies.
-The player gets knocked unconscious and awakens in a slightly different location, and so it starts with, "Where the hell am I?"
-Story is less focused on twists and turns, and more on mystery.


About the enemies:
-Regular 'zombie-type characters' present.
-Enemies should be strange and hard to determine how they might come at you or attack by looking at them, making you uncertain, uneasy.


About the gameplay:
-Mikami mentions you'll be using (among other things) guns, knives, and axes, but another weapon mechanic they put in was traps.
-Don't want anything like super-powers or heavy weapons like machine guns.
-Working hard on some sort of 'emotional' system in gameplay
-Want to make a lot of different locations, scenarios, and situations for the player that is constantly changing.

 

#2 Posted by Sushiglutton (5390 posts) -

Has potential

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

This feels like GOAT material.

clone01

Game of a ????? Never figured out the T. Could you enlighten?

Time or Times, grammar police has to help me on this one :lol:

#3 Posted by clone01 (25047 posts) -

Good find.  Thanks for the links!

#4 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I don't really like Horror but I like Mikami's games so I would try it it seems interesting based on what is mentioned.

#5 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38218 posts) -

I was just gonna post this too after seeing it on GAF :P

The game sounds awesome, I can't wait for it. Best thing was him saying "No superpowers or heavy machine guns"

#6 Posted by Rocker6 (13358 posts) -

Sounds intriguing, I'm always up for some good horror. Looking forward to more info and gameplay vids...

#7 Posted by elbert_b_23 (8247 posts) -
horror games were killed off years ago thanks to re4 so i can't be to excited for this but it does have potential.
#8 Posted by AznbkdX (3268 posts) -

Already the game looks creepier just on the monster looks than any RE game lately. I still have my doubts, and its not like horror ever completely resonated with me, but they seem like they might be going in the right direction. Hopefully they don't turn it into a cheese fest with constant monster attacks and jump scares with lesser atmosphere.

#9 Posted by timmy00 (15360 posts) -

Sounds amazing...can't freaking wait. :D

#10 Posted by clone01 (25047 posts) -
horror games were killed off years ago thanks to re4 so i can't be to excited for this but it does have potential. elbert_b_23
That's not really accurate. Games like amnesia still exist, they're just harder to find.
#11 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

This feels like GOAT material.

#12 Posted by clone01 (25047 posts) -

This feels like GOAT material.

Clock-w0rk
Game of a ????? Never figured out the T. Could you enlighten?
#13 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

This feels like GOAT material.

clone01

Game of a ????? Never figured out the T. Could you enlighten?

Game of all time :P

#14 Posted by clone01 (25047 posts) -

[QUOTE="clone01"][QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

This feels like GOAT material.

Clock-w0rk

Game of a ????? Never figured out the T. Could you enlighten?

Game of all time :P

Ahhhh! Thank you! I've never been able to figure that one out.
#15 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

[QUOTE="Clock-w0rk"]

This feels like GOAT material.

clone01

Game of a ????? Never figured out the T. Could you enlighten?

I always refer to it as Greatest of All Time.

Though it could mean Game of All Time.

#16 Posted by Frostbite24 (4534 posts) -

Is Bethesda just publishing the game or are they in on development?

#17 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (14737 posts) -

Wow, I was dead on about the usage of traps.

+1 for me.

#18 Posted by Epak_ (6840 posts) -

Yup, really excited for this game.

#19 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Aw yeah.

#20 Posted by AznbkdX (3268 posts) -

Wow, I was dead on about the usage of traps.

+1 for me.

ReadingRainbow4

Nice guess. I remember you saying that. :)

#21 Posted by TheGuardian03 (22123 posts) -

release date would be awesome.

#22 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -

release date would be awesome.

TheGuardian03
I cant remember where I read it, but im fairly certain it was Q1 2014, for current and next gen systems
#23 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11977 posts) -

I was hoping for an actual demo, but still the game looks awesome! :D