#1 Edited by AdequatelyPrepared (317 posts) -

As someone who has been excited for this game since announcement, this gameplay demo from this E3 is not exactly instilling confidence.

I could be TOTALLY wrong, and I hope I am, but a lot of this game right now just seems really janky. The upgrade system has me worried, but then again, RE4 also had upgrades for health and damage, just in a slightly different way. Those events with that guy in white chasing you just seem to go away once you do enough laps of the level, raising questions as to why even include them. The level itself looked really nice though, that was one foreboding looking mansion.

Also, I know this sounds dumb, but as someone who is awaiting the release of this, I'm a bit offended/miffed that they made ones of those stupid scary reaction-videos advertisements for this. Glad that marketing and those who developed this game probably don't have the same vision. Dead Space 2 had a similar ad, and it was awesome.

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#2 Edited by MEATBALL (3060 posts) -

Been seeing a lot of negativity surrounding it for a while now. I just don't get it, I think it's looking pretty damn cool. I hope you guys are wrong. >_>

Also, Dead Space 2's reaction video was awful. YOUR MOM WON'T LIKE IT. (just realised you meant Dead Space 2 was awesome, not that its reaction ad was awesome, whoops :P )

#3 Posted by HeyGuys (344 posts) -

I think it looks great, I just hope it's actually scary/tense.

#4 Posted by MattSchwabby (117 posts) -

Also, I know this sounds dumb, but as someone who is awaiting the release of this, I'm a bit offended/miffed that they made ones of those stupid scary reaction-videos advertisements for this. Glad that marketing and those who developed this game probably don't have the same vision. Dead Space 2 had a similar ad, and it was awesome.

Why would that offend you? Especially if you liked the Dead Space ones?

#5 Posted by HeyGuys (344 posts) -

@mattschwabby: I'm assuming that when he said, "...and it was awesome." he's talking about Dead Space 2, not the ads.

#6 Posted by Disaya (283 posts) -

I don't know, I think it still looks fine. Not seeing how it looks really janky but then again I haven't seen a lot of this game yet.

#7 Posted by tourgen (4427 posts) -

Don't know much about it except for the video you linked. AI looks pretty bad. Hope they put some work into that. Super-desaturated colors never look good to me but that's a matter of taste I guess. The run speed is too slow - like by 1/3 to 1/2. They have to fix that. His run animation actually looks hilarious and does a bit of work to break any scary mood.

Other than that it looks alright. It could be fun. If they mix in some more open-ended areas to explore and things to discover it could be very good.

#8 Posted by Nightriff (4911 posts) -

I think it looks fine, not getting the vibe you are talking about OP, sorry.

#9 Posted by Demoskinos (14561 posts) -

I'll get it when it goes on sale on psn

#10 Posted by MooseyMcMan (10466 posts) -

Ugh, this game is STILL letterboxed? That right there is enough to lose me.

#11 Edited by Disaya (283 posts) -

@tourgen said:

The run speed is too slow - like by 1/3 to 1/2. They have to fix that. His run animation actually looks hilarious and does a bit of work to break any scary mood.

Yeah this stood out to me. He looks pretty bad when he tries to run and it's so slow, which I'm assuming it's slow for tension and stuff but still.

#12 Posted by Creamypies (4050 posts) -

It doesn't look great, sadly. However, like Patrick, I play all horror games... so I'll still be getting this.

#13 Edited by SASnake (311 posts) -

Looks slow, he cant even punch when guys get too close, and that framerate at certain points...uugh.

#14 Posted by Brodehouse (9581 posts) -

Looks like Shadows of the Damned and I guess I expected it would.

#15 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (317 posts) -

@adequatelyprepared said:

Also, I know this sounds dumb, but as someone who is awaiting the release of this, I'm a bit offended/miffed that they made ones of those stupid scary reaction-videos advertisements for this. Glad that marketing and those who developed this game probably don't have the same vision. Dead Space 2 had a similar ad, and it was awesome.

Why would that offend you? Especially if you liked the Dead Space ones?

My wording there is dodgy, sorry, I meant that the game was awesome, not the advertisements they had.

I think it looks fine, not getting the vibe you are talking about OP, sorry.

Don't get me wrong, this is a game that I really hope that once I pick up and play it it'll be just fine, especially considering how few survival horror games there are now. I'm not trying to crap on it without good reason. It's entirely possible that because I am right now trying to play through RE4 on professional that I have certain misconceptions about how Evil Within should play, considering that Shinji Mikami is the one behind it.

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#16 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (317 posts) -

@tourgen said:

Don't know much about it except for the video you linked. AI looks pretty bad. Hope they put some work into that. Super-desaturated colors never look good to me but that's a matter of taste I guess. The run speed is too slow - like by 1/3 to 1/2. They have to fix that. His run animation actually looks hilarious and does a bit of work to break any scary mood.

Other than that it looks alright. It could be fun. If they mix in some more open-ended areas to explore and things to discover it could be very good.

The main thing you should know about this outside of the demo above is that the director is Shinji Mikami, and this is the first (I think) game out of Tango Softworks, a development team founded by him. Shinji is the guy behind plenty of games, but two big ones are Resident Evil 4 and Vanquish, both of which are really solid 3rd person shooters, with RE4 also being a pretty good survival horror game on top. That's why I was looking forward to the release of this and many were seeing it as the spiritual successor to RE4 (which I admit, may be a bit of a misplaced notion).

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#17 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5806 posts) -

Looks fine to me I guess, but it's hard to tell much from that video alone.

I'm excited either way, since Survival Horror games are so rare nowadays.

#19 Posted by Sean2206 (264 posts) -

It looks ok. I can see where your coming from OP but I'm hoping it'll work out in the end. I'll hold out hope yet that this will be a good really scary horror game because I have been looking forward to it for a while now.

#20 Posted by SharkEthic (1004 posts) -

I don't know, it doesn't look that bad. It doesn't look all that good, but I've seen a lot worse.

#21 Posted by AdequatelyPrepared (317 posts) -

Okay, everyone, I fully retract (most) of my statements. I just saw the Devil's Third gameplay demo and was reminded of what a bad video game looks like. Evil Within seems cool.

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#22 Edited by Yummylee (21242 posts) -

It looks fine. Kinda janky due to budgetary constraints no doubt, like Sebastian's goofy running animation and his lack of any facial expression when being bit. While the shooting also seems clunky, that shouldn't really be a concern if this is as much of a survival horror game as Mikami loves to claim; slick & smooth shooting mechanics aren't exactly supposed to go hand-in-hand with survival horror.

#23 Posted by Ryanmgraef (228 posts) -

Fuck the bullshit, this games looks rad! It's made by a smaller, newer team, so it's not going to be the triple A train wreck RE has become. It going to have rough edges, and for me those kinda things can bring charcter to games like this. Can not wait.

#24 Edited by spilledmilkfactory (1842 posts) -

A minute into the video, "just because you're aiming at their head doesn't necessarily mean you'll hit, you have to put the work in to upgrade those skills." Okay, bye.

#25 Posted by GunstarRed (5022 posts) -

Looks like Shadows of the Damned and I guess I expected it would.

That's exactly what I thought after watching the video.

#26 Posted by ExiledAstronaut (111 posts) -

I don't know, I'm still excited for this! Just hope there will be good feedback as to whether running away is the best option, since some enemies are apparently unkillable.

#27 Posted by stryker1121 (1340 posts) -

Looks OK to me..the shooting does seem clunky like the older Resi games, but I like the 'finishing move' of setting a grounded enemy on fire. Got an Amnesia vibe from mansion, actually. Otherwise, there's just not enough here to make a firm judgment.

#28 Edited by John1912 (1827 posts) -

It looks ok. Animations look a little janky, but this is the type of game where that is more likely to be less of an issue. Does look to be about a 7 right now. Doesnt look amazing by any means.

#29 Posted by Kaveman (10 posts) -

Funniest part is when the unkillable guy enters the room and the guys playing are so relaxed about it. That element of the game looked like it needed a bit more tension. But still looked interesting enough for me to try it. Dont know if I will buy at launch anymore though.