The Evil Within is a very polarizing game: you either hate it or love it. The game that originally held the position as the last hope for hard core Resident Evil purists turned out to be a game made by the original genius but with a totally different direction in both narrative and gameplay. But even without a preconceived bias or standard looming above it, The Evil Within’s use of stealth, non-dynamic AI, and its choice of storytelling tools is enough to cleave the opinions and feelings of its fans. Simply put, this is certainly not the bag of horror goodies you should blindly stick your hand into. Learn More
The biggest drawback to playing The Evil Within’s DLC add-on: The Assignment is the fact that you really ought to finish the main game first to fully appreciate what is going on. Shinji Mikami’s mind-bending storyline has a very flimsy narrative structure and controlling Sebastian through some oddly scripted encounters is not the most fun thing, but it will get you properly oriented to the even more convoluted storyline that is revealed in the Assignment. Fortunately, Juli is a significantly better protagonist. She’s a mix of Ada Wong and Jill Valentine and it shows well in her dialogue.
Deep games are plenty interesting with their multiple levels of customization, various gameplay elements, enemies that require careful planning and strategy to defeat, and then there are games that are made just so you can have mindless fun. This is Decision, it is the latter, and the world is so much better for it. This top down action shooter will have you duking it out with hordes of zombies. You will kite, circle strafe, and run-and-gun your way to the goals and objectives as you slaughter the undead with the usual pile of action movie weaponry. And just so we say it enough times, this game is downright fun. Just, do not expect to be doing much thinking.