Taking the formula set forth by the original entry and improving on it in nearly every way, The Evil Within 2 is a stellar second entry in this horror-action series. Opening up the environments allows the player to discover the scares it has in store at their own pace. The Evil Within 2 also makes some smart improvements to the combat, making encounters feel more tense and requiring some smart planning to get through. The story is a lot more cohesive this time around and has a clear arc that runs through the game and doesn’t overstay its welcome. The Evil Within 2 evokes the better parts of Resident Evil 4 in many ways and deserves the spot as the 8th best game of 2017.
The one PC game that has always held a special place in my heart is Doom. After such a lengthy development cycle, I was on the fence about getting it at all. In the end, id Software made it worth the wait and the new Doom is a phenomenal game. Channeling just about everything that made the original Doom games great, it updates the formula perfectly and brings a classic game into a new generation just as well as the likes of Ocarina of Time. Frankly, it was all out war between Doom and my number one game, with the deciding factor being that I got side-tracked and haven’t finished the entire Doom campaign. Even still, this game well deserves as high a spot as it got on my list.
Back in 2008, just months before I moved to the Washington DC area, a little game called Fallout 3 came out. Not sure what to expect, I dove right in and ended up putting quite a bit of time into the game. Seven years later and they’ve finally released Fallout 4 upon the world. Sporting massively improved shooting mechanics and far more interesting companion characters than before, Fallout 4 looks to be a staple in my PS4 for months to come.
It was a very successful couple of streams last night with Kim spending over 90 minutes putting together the perfect characters. I’ve posted the results here in picture form, but you can check out the entire stream below as well.
In this episode, Kim tackles the character editor for Skyrim and yet again crafts a sprite in her image. Is this character going to look awesome? Fus ro DUH! You’ll have to watch to find out!
The only thing I knew for sure about The Executioner before booting it up was that it was going to feature playing as the Keeper from the main game. After a brief opening cinematic, the game faded into a first-person view. I paused for a moment expecting some more story before it panned out to third-person view like in the main campaign. As I thumbed the analog stick just to make sure, the Keeper responded to my input and I let out a surprised and excited cry as it dawned on me that this part of the game was going to be different.