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Despite occasional brilliance, 'Evil Within' falls short of its horror game predecessors

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My play sessions with The Evil Within unintentionally developed into a nightly pattern. I’d start up the game and play through two or three chapters, only to find myself facing an annoying enemy. That annoyance would give way to outright anger—halting my progress until the next evening, when I would make quick work of the foe that had bested me the night before. The cycle would repeat in waves, infrequent highs that kept being dashed by too frequent lows.

There’s a great game within The Evil Within, but a series of questionable choices and bizarre narrative elements hold it back from being that game.

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Watch the super creepy trailer for 'Resident Evil Revelations 2'

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While they await news about Resident Evil 7, fans of Capcom’s franchise can keep themselves entertained with the Resident Evil Revelations 2. 

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'Resident Evil 6' review: A once-great franchise hits an all-time low

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The typical monster in a Resident Evil game is a giant shambling mess of unnecessary limbs and exposed biceps, dripping brain juice through various rows of ambient teeth. It looks like roadkill pumped full of steroids. Which is also a pretty apt description of Resident Evil 6, which arrives in stores today. RE6 is gilded with all the affectations of this gaming moment. It’s got co-op gameplay and multiple campaigns and nonstop banter and RPG-inflected skill trees (“Use skill points to purchase skills!” proclaims a pop-up instruction.) It’s a military action game and a rooftop-hopping adventure game and a shadow-clouded horror game: Basically, it’s Gears of War and Uncharted and even a little bit Resident Evil, why not?

It’s also one of the most repetitive, listless, and utterly incoherent experiences ever produced by a major videogame series. READ FULL STORY

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