GOTY 2017 | Number 8 — The Evil Within 2

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.

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ESH | Resident Evil 6 Review

Edged out pretty nar­rowly by The Leg­end of ZeldaRes­i­dent Evil is one of my favorite video games series. I could talk to you for quite a while about how amaz­ing most of the games in this series are, but I’d like to get a lit­tle more spe­cific today. In antic­i­pa­tion of Res­i­dent Evil 7 launch­ing in one week, I decided to fill the most glar­ing gap in my knowl­edge of the series by finally fin­ish­ing the infa­mous sixth entry. Res­i­dent Evil 6 was a highly con­tentious game and as a huge fan, I have many thoughts to share. So, sit down with me as I explore my feel­ings about Res­i­dent Evil 6 long after proper expec­ta­tions had been set.

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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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