ESH | Shinji Mikami Returns to His “Evil” Roots

Aside from what I’d seen in a few trail­ers, I wasn’t sure what to expect going into The Evil Within for the first time. Since Res­i­dent Evil was the series that got me into hor­ror across all medi­ums and Shinji Mikami, the man behind that series, was at the helm for this game, I knew I would likely be on board. What I ended up with was a hor­ror expe­ri­ence that was rem­i­nis­cent of the past games that I loved, delight­fully atmos­pheric and occa­sion­ally frustrating.

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Bonus Scare | Neverending Nightmares

When I heard about Nev­erend­ing Night­mares I was instantly drawn to the game. As a child, I had my fair share of night­mares and occa­sion­ally, I would expe­ri­ence some that were par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult to wake from. As such, this game has really res­onated with me thus far and is one of the scarier games this year. With the likes of Alien Iso­la­tion and P.T. out this year, that’s quite a com­pli­ment. I’ll hold off my final judge­ment until I fin­ish the whole thing, but color me impressed with what I’ve expe­ri­ence thus far with this ter­ri­fy­ing game. Hit the jump below for the video!

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ESH | Nintendo DLC: So Far So Good

Knots instantly formed in my stom­ach the first time I read the words “down­load­able con­tent” in rela­tion to Nin­tendo. My younger self was scream­ing about rob­bing the world of the joys of unlock­ing con­tent by play­ing the game instead of whip­ping out your credit card. Dooms­day the­o­ries started form­ing in my mind about the ter­ri­ble sort of DLC exploita­tion I might see down the line. It’s been quite a while since that moment and none of those fears have come to pass. Frankly, I feel like they’ve done a good job of approach­ing the sit­u­a­tion in a pos­i­tive way that has thus far ben­e­fit­ted customers.

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