The Guardian Deftly Analyzes The Evil Within

It's a mixture of pure, unadulterated terror and somewhat unpolished mechanics.

It’s a mixture of pure, unadulterated terror and somewhat unpolished mechanics.

Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami is a horror guru. That much we know. But how did his latest brainchild, The Evil Within, fare with critics?

Well, it seems like a hit-or-miss scenario right now, with a scores going as low as 5 and as high as 9. This is why it was difficult for us to find a review that satisfies everything on our wishlist, but we found it at The Guardian. Critic Steve Boxer dives into the nuts and bolts of the game and tells survival/horror fans precisely why they’ll like it. At the same time, he doesn’t ignore the game’s inherent flaws, and ends up balancing the highs and the lows.

For those who appreciate a challenging, scary good time, they’ll appreciate this review. As a critic, you always have to remember your targeted audience: Which gamers will be reading my review? What will they be looking for? In the case of The Evil Within, Boxer understood this well and gave the fans what they want.

Wonderfully unsettling, The Evil Within has its quirks, but it still satisfies.

Wonderfully unsettling, The Evil Within has its quirks, but it still satisfies.

Why We Like It:

— First and foremost, the review targets fans of the genre.  We have to accept that only certain kinds of gamers will be intrigued by such a title, and that’s who we should be considering when penning a survival/horror analysis.

— The critic makes proper comparisons to Resident Evil. Considering Mikami’s influence and what the designer wanted to create with this game, that makes perfect sense.

— The review flows quite nicely, bringing us inside the madness-filled world and leaving the flaws until the end. It’s nice to put your best foot forward!

Congrats, Steve!

Read Steve Boxer’s The Evil Within Review Now

2 thoughts on “The Guardian Deftly Analyzes The Evil Within”

This is actually a pretty good review. I don’t agree with all of it but at least it’s fair, which is more than I can say for other reviews I’ve read.

Excellent review, as always.

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