The Evil Within 2 (PC/PS4/XB1)



  • @DMCMaster

    What I really liked about TEW1 was the weird linear moments and the shifting levels because of the STEM being able to jump you around. Did that carry over?



  • @GoTaco
    Yes and no, granted I've only finished the city hall section, but there have been a few moments where the environment completely changed for both main missions and a few side missions so far.



  • @DMCMaster

    When TEW1 had those weird linear moments, it reminded me of the parts of the Batman Arkham games that I liked in that regard.

    For me TEW was 1) really tense gameplay - sprint away from enemies in stressfully shaped environments, turn and shoot. That kind of gameplay, and 2) weird linear story gameplay moments where the world shifts and turns and you are thrown into something completely unexpected out of nowhere.

    If they have the polish and budget that you'd expect from a sequel, plus those two elements I adore, then I am SOLD as soon as I get time. It can jump the backlog line.



  • Started playing it. game run so much better than original and its major improvement over original game.



  • Finished the game yesterday (20 hours), i loved everything about it except for the writing, some of the dialogue felt like i was watching a bad horror film, still enjoyed the game alot also great boss fights.



  • Loved the game, just finished. Loved the references to the first game. Sad to see nothing about Ruvik. I will do another playthrough soon.



  • I'll check out the full playthrough of Huber when it is on youtube, interesting as it looks I know I won't be able to go through it myself.



  • I marathoned the last six chapters yesterday and beat the game last night before I went to bed and, without spoiling anything, holy crap did this game end VERY strong. I was a little iffy on the open world nature of things and I found most of the side content to be dull, but the story segments of the game were fantastic. After the beginning hours, I wasn’t expecting much from the story: however, they handled the second half so well. It’s rare to see a game pull off emotion as well as this game does.

    A top notch experience.



  • Just finished it last night, damn does it end strong indeed. Still gathering and processing my thoughts, but I feel like saying this is a game that should be getting the same level of love RE4 got. Walks that thin line between horror and action, has a way more focused structure, a pretty gripping story ( even if it never follows up on a few lose ends from the first, while setting up more).and its also a pretty meaty game well worth full price.



  • All I gotta say is, after coming in and out of the full play through by Michael Huber, he is a certified hero. What an experience and what a crazy game! Will definitely be watching it in its entirety later when uploaded.

    I am of the Kyle Bosman approach to horror games. I enjoy watching them, but can't play them.... NOPE!



  • @BogusMeatFactory for what it’s worth this game isn’t scary at all and I’m someone who still gets creeped out during playthroughs of the original game.



  • @Scrawnton both Evil Within 1&2 aren't scary but they can be intense, especially in nightmare difficulty. The games that I personally consider scary are Silent Hill and Siren series.



  • @Danjin44 Resident Evil 7 had me on edge towards the beginning, but for some reason I feel less scared in these games the moment I get a shotgun in hand.



  • @Scrawnton I might be odd one here but I personally much more immersed in third person rather than first person. I was hoping Evil Within 2 sells good enough to see more third person survival horror games in future.



  • Did Huber actually play the game for 19 hours straight? I'm seeing that length in the Twitch archives. Insanity. That's already even dangerous, you know.



  • @Sentinel-Beach He did indeed play it that long. The final time was 18 hours and some change in game. Bosman bowed out around 5 hours prior-ish.



  • I'm about half way through this I think and the game is fantastic. Well worth the CDKeys price.



  • I absolutely adore TEW2. I'm going through the last few chapters slowly just to savor it. I really hope word of mouth spreads, and the game finds the audience is so deserves. It's honestly the most fun I've had with a game in 2017. It ticks all of the right boxes for me.



  • @Sentinel-Beach the insane part for me is that he died 19 times on nightmare.



  • I finally got around to The Evil Within 2 and completed it about a month ago so my thought will probably be a little hazy.

    So I definitely enjoyed the game but I do think it loses a lot in terms of horror from going with the more open hub style. This allows for a lot more player agency but also reduces the amount of more scripted sequences that the player can run into. I'm not sure if that's me just excusing the game here, as I think it's absolutely possible to have horror in a more open area and we've seen with Alien Isolation how it doesn't have to be completely scripted. Either way it was something I felt throughout the game. That I was very rarely scared.

    The one thing I will say is scary is the ghost lady who absolutely does have some very creepy vibes.

    But with that I did like how I was basically able to explore an area at my own pace. I t was up to me if I wanted to follow a signal, clear out an area or whatever and this game does perform/look much better than the previous entry (although I did play on PC this time)

    I think the only other issue I had which probably did cause the game to not be as scary is due to that corner takedown move. It's insanely OP. Even if you're seen, you can just lean around a corner and get an instant one hit kill. It's just way too powerful.

    Now with all that more average to negative stuff down, the weapons do feel great. There is a nice chunky feel off them and there is enough challenge in the recoil/sway to try and make every hit that it does make early fights pretty intense.

    Also visually, this game has some superb moments. The introduction to the game is fantastic and the final chapter has some absolutely amazing transitions. I actually like the story in this too, it's a lot more personal and I think they had to go that way really since the first one was so difficult to understand without the dlc. I would have liked to have seen the main antagonist from The Evil Within in here but other than that I actually think they've actually tied up a lot of the story.

    Also I really loved this track, still listen to it a decent bit when I just want to relax.

    Youtube Video