The Evil Within 2 now haunting a computer near yooOou

Today, Friday the 13th of October, is the second-spookiest day of the year and therefore a fine time to start a horrorshow. The Evil Within 2 [official site] launched over night, continuing the ch-ch-ch-chills from Tango Gameworks. We have a review burbling through our pipes at the moment, burping slime up the sink and making blood run down the walls of the RPS treehouse, but it’s not ready quite yet. For now, here’s word that the game is out and the launch trailer. And heck, you can still watch an hour of Alec playing from last month.

Altogether ooky and no mistake!

When Alec played that preview hour, we was delighted to discover it seemed to be a big ol’ grab bag flitting between different horrors:

“Then I stumbled off the beaten track, and found what could be, if handled with consistent verve, EW2’s redemptive masterstroke. If I’m reading it right from that hour, it’s not one 12 hour b-movie, but rather a confetti-scattering of capsule b-movies, to be discovered and experienced in an order of your choosing. I.e. “Today I’m going to go over there into that part of town or that house or that sinister basement hatch and have a mini, semi-self-contained Resident Evily experience for 45 minutes.” That I am absolutely down for.”

Fingers crossed for good news when our review arrives.

The Evil Within 2 is out now on Steam for £39.99/€59.99/$59.99.

4 Comments

  1. Stugle says:

    Your description of the upcoming review reminds me of the video for Supergrass’s Mary.

  2. nattydee says:

    I watched a pre-release stream of this on twitch – it was looking like a lot of fun, sort of RE4-esque survival horror but with scarier art direction. I did have a hard time taking the plot super seriously though.

    • Jalan says:

      Consider it a blessing, I suppose. The plot to the first game was lunacy sitting atop a throne of garbage. It, along with the very glaring “I’ve seen this before” feelings I had from a lot of the gameplay, made the previous game one of the few games of this type I was disappointed about disliking entirely (so many elements are there that made me want to like it – from the people working on it to the way it opted to handle its horror – but it just didn’t do it for me).

      I’m not overly optimistic for this sequel, especially since it’s hitching on a ride on the same choo-choo full of overhype that its predecessor had a seat on but I have read some bits and pieces in reviews that suggest changes have been made for the better. I’ll find out when I buy the game, I guess.

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    DelrueOfDetroit says:

    Really want to buy this but I think I am going to wait until the Black Friday sale as Mario and Wolfenstein get priority.

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