New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

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New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

Postby dvader » Apr 22, 2013 11:53 am

Media outlets have released impressions of a gameplay demo. IGN has the most coverage with a 9 minute preview video interviewing Mikami and company.

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Details of the gameplay demo, taken from neogaf:

From the Impressions:
-Our main character, Sebastian, enters the asylum with two fellow detectives, a man named Joseph and a woman they simply call, 'The Kid',
-A lot of dead bodies are around the asylum, and on a video monitor Sebastian see's a hooded figure killing police, who then suddenly appears behind him and knocks him unconscious.
-Went out of their way to model human innards and gore to be detailed.
-Sebastian wakes up hanging upside down by a meta hook as a madman with a butcher knife and a blood-stained wife beater, comes in and cuts down a fellow person hanging alongside him, takes him to the table, and begins cutting him open.
-Based on if there's enemies around or not, the animations and potential speed of Sebastian changes.
-Sebastian alerts the butcher, who pulls out one of Mikami's infamous weapons, a chainsaw. Ensues a chase scene where our character is quite stumbly.
-When the chainsaw-wielding butcher does not sense Sebastian, he is erratic and swings around wildly. When spotted, he comes dashing after you. You can use things like empty bottles to throw to divert his attention.
-Escapes into an elevator, and then comes to a desperate run out of the hospital as it collapses in a very Jacob's Ladder-esque scene. Leaves out to see the Police Cars in a giant crater. Prologue ends there.
-Second part of the demo is later into the game, in a dark outside location heading to a small cottage. Inside are the 'garden-variety' zombie-esque enemies.
-The enemies have a theme of torment with them.
-While shooting out around the cottage for your life, a change happens in the environment as it sort of 'shifts' in the middle of combat and suddenly a scene out of the Shining happens with blood pouring and consuming Sebastian, and then he finds himself back in the asylum.
-Demo ends with a multi-legged wraith-type enemy bursting out of a pool of blood and rushing towards the player at break-neck speed.
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Re: New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

Postby dvader » Apr 22, 2013 11:56 am

By far what I am most excited is hearing Mikami and Tango games describe the kind of game they are making. They seem to have a clear vision of what makes survival horror games work. Never mentioned is co-op, or multiplayer, or giant action setpieces. The description sounds like Mikami really wants to get back to what worked. I have zero fear about the kind of game they are making, it should be scary and exactly what we want. All that is left to wonder about is the execution; knowing Mikami's history i don't think we have to worry about that.
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Re: New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

Postby Rikitatsu » Apr 22, 2013 12:33 pm

There is also additional info from European press:
- The game was demoed on PC, but with the current gen assets.
- There is no Multiplayer of any kind, no co-op either, its purely singleplayer.
-The camera is positioned similary to RE4, with the character being on the left of the screen.
-Over The Shoulder Aiming System.
-You change your equipment of the fly in real-time using a "circular inventory".
-Minimal HUD.

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All of this sounds great, the shooting part sounds exactly like RE4, which is a good thing to me (though I would have liked it if he evolved the formula a bit, still too early to say).

Looks like you're gonna be vulnerable, no powerful weapons like machine guns and limited resources, this will force you to think strategically and utilize traps.

I can tell the Morphing environments mechanic will be a massive mindfu*k throughout the whole game. xD
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Re: New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

Postby Rikitatsu » Apr 22, 2013 3:16 pm

Here is a bigger version of the concept art snapshot from the Video Interview:
http://imageshack.us/a/img32/3213/zweiconcept2.png

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Re: New Evil Within previews, interview with Mikami.

Postby PanamaRed » Apr 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Awesome interview. Im pretty hyped. Guess we will have to wait till E3 to see some gameplay.
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