Story - 80%
Graphics - 63%
Audio - 64%
Gameplay - 85%
Replayability - 52%
So I put just over 23 hours into this campaign and I came out the other side alive and well, but perhaps slightly traumatized by the experience.
The Evil Within 2 delivers on the same perfected survival horror genre as the first game did, however, this time with a bit more trauma. The game is definitely cleaner (Story) and more thought out than the first title, adding a father/daughter relationship that has your emotions hooked from minute one. Speaking of the first minute, this game drags its feet for the first 10 hours. The slow pace and terrible dialog doesn’t make you as a player all that excited. There does come a time though where you can hardly keep up with this crazy, meandering story. The plot twists and turns so quick you feel like you not even sure what to do but you are sure as heck going to do it anyway.
The audio and dialog in this game was poor in my opinion. The characters were weak and basically are their just to put the main protagonist forward into the story, I found them of no real value other than this. The music is the same hard-based-techno-styled-boss-fight music as the first one but didn’t really do much to immerse me further into the game. Overall, the audio lacked finish and the production for such a title should have seen a lot more “finesse” to the scoring.
This original game came out 3 years ago, a great game from the maker of the Resident Evil Series and to be honest, from where I am standing I am left scratching my head and asking myself, “What has changed besides the plot?”. The graphics aren’t as rounded as Resident Evil 7 in my opinion, which is what we would expect. Now I am not sure if this title even has anti-aliasing, but if it does, it sure as heck didn’t show. I found a lot of the characters where all jagged and “edgy”, not so much on our main protagonist but more on the world and supporting characters, which I found weird, almost as though they thought:
Overall, I did enjoy the game. It starts off really slow and it doesn’t build, it just starts going crazy. The title’s story definitely helps it out here in the step up from the original title. The title is a winner in the survival horror class that leaves you emotionally scared and feeling like you’ve just witnessed a crime. Is it worth the R1000 you’ll be paying? Well that’s debatable amongst the gaming community, those who says graphics matter and those who say they don’t. Personally I’m on the graphics matter based on the console/PC era.
Reviewed on: Playstation 4
Available on: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Genre: Survival Horror
Age Rating: 13
Publisher/Developer: Tango Gameworks, Bethesda Softworks
Estimated RRP: R999
Release Date: Friday 13 October 2017
- End Pace
- Story is amazing
- Character Design