It's pretty weird...
My pc has now spontaneously reset twice while playing... Will try play something else for a bit and see what is up
The Letterbox view is very annoying. Luckily you can switch it of on pc with the console command, but that changes the zoom levels.
Also it is currently capped at 30fps, with 60fps (activated with console again) having glitches, which they are "working on". I would actually suggest waiting for a patch, it looks like there are issues.
It's... cinematic, but it does cut of some important parts. Apparently removing the bars only zooms in the view, so you lose some parts to the sides?
You get used to it pretty quick, so it's not a big issue
The beginning REALLY reminds me of Tomb Raider!
Upside down with corpses? Check
Sudden sliding down a chute and avoiding obstacles? Check
Landing in a manky pool? check
Now if only I can figure out why my pc is acting up in this game...
Seems my pc is behaving again... may have just been small power trips...?
ANYWAY, the very ungenerous save system sure adds a lot of tension. If you just spent 40 minutes carefully stab-killing 4 enemies and you get to a bomb, you really have decisions to make! Do you try to dismantle the bomb? (One chance. if you fail, you die). Do you just sneak around? But what about that crate behind it? could there be bullets in there?
Also a lot of -_- moments.
When you walk into a room, and there's a really obvious pack of goodies sitting right there in front of you, with a suspicious "corpse" laying behind it, gripping a sickle and trying not to breath
BUT... that box could have 5 bullets and if you can get through the trap using only 3 bullets, you score 2 bullets...
@ Scottie - another one of those polar review games. Essentially a game designed for fans of the older Horror genre titles. That's a good review though on par with how I feel about it:)
"The Evil Within is a generous game, lengthy but never repetitive, and the post-completion bonuses will thrill those who mined Resident Evil 4 for secrets long after the final credits rolled. Moreover there are jewels of design here to rediscover, traits and ideas that were lost by the many games that followed Mikami's earlier work. But it also eschews many of the modern improvements to the third-person action game, such as the ability to lock to cover or more general refinements to animation that make combat and movement flow more smoothly.
Shinji Mikami has yet to make a poor game, and The Evil Within does not blemish his record. But neither does the game enchant and disrupt in the way that Vanquish and the others managed. This is Mikami revisiting his past glories and, as such, it's both a delight and a disappointment."
This game is scary!! For my first attempt ever playing a horror game I had to choose this one (Horror Fan that I am), the Scenes were so intense it had me quivering in fear. *Noted that the lights were off for extra gaming effect*
Gosh now I understand why im told that between the two, Movies and Gaming are a complete different experience.