The Evil Within in a survival horror game that promised to get in your head, give you minimal resources, and return players to that absolute sense of horror felt in games of the past. But can it deliver the fear?
Sometimes, hands-on previews of a game work against it. that’s what happened with Shinji Mikami’s Tango Gameworks and Bethesda’s Evil Within, the survival horror that’s supposed to be a return to form for a the genre. After a recent press hands-on and showing at PAX, the general tide swayed from one of positivity, to one of general boredom. ‘s still early days though, so here’s hoping that they’ve taken that negative sentiment, and are making a better game.
We’ve been rather excited for Machine Games’ and Bethesda’s new Wolfenstein game. for the first time in a long while, we’ve got a first person shooter from an established franchise that’s focused solely on the single player experience. From everything we’ve seen and played, it looks like an excellent return to form for a series that’s either stagnated or lost its way. Has Machine Games managed to recapture the magic? Here’s what Critics think of the new Wolfenstein.
I’m pretty hopeful that Bethesda’s upcoming scare ‘em up The Evil Within will help give the horror genre the mainstream shot in the arm that it deserves. But at the same time, I just cannot condone its blatant misuse of barbed wire, painting that entire industry in a negative light. We’ve been too afraid to speak up, as we’ve already been paid off for a 9/10 review. Fortunately, one outlet still has some integrity.
As bored as I am with first person shooters in general , I’m curiously keen for MachineGames’ new Wolfenstein. I think modern shooters have had their day, and perhaps its time to revisit that familiar territory – even if it is an alternate history. In The New Order, ze Nazis won ze war and it’s up to stalwart Wolfenstein hero William 'B.J.' Blazkowicz to shift the tides in favour of the allied uprising.
Are you flash with cash? Want a little extra kick in your jackboot? Well achtung baby, because I’ve got just what you need, in the form of the Wolfenstein Panzerhund Edition. A collector’s Edition of the game so limited, that it doesn’t even include the actual game.
Here’s a bunch of concept art for The Elder Scrolls Online, showing off dragons, demons and furniture. And that’s about all I have. Seriously, I could take forever about Skyrim, but I know buggerall about the online world of Tamriel. Anyway, feel free to stare and marvel at the fine art after the link. I’m off to go make myself some breakfast. Yes, I know it’s past noon.