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My E3 2013 most anticipated: The Evil Within

Aoife Wilson is banking on a surprise directorial finale from Shinji Mikami...

Days ahead of showtime, CVG has launched its E3 Awards with that all-important 'Most Anticipated' category. You can vote for your most anticipated games of E3 2013 now - with your results directly influencing what we'll cover at the event.

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Want to know what we think? Throughout this week we are publishing blogs from writers across CVG, Official PlayStation Magazine, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Nintendo Magazine and GamesMaster to give you their views on the most interesting and coolest prospects.


My E3 Most Anticipated: The Evil Within

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by Aoife Wilson, OXM staff writer

The Evil Within reportedly marks Shinji Mikami's last ever directorial project, and though it's good to see him return to his survival horror roots for one last hurrah, I for one hope that The Evil Within can and will surprise us.

Of course, Mikami horror hallmarks and carry-overs from older Resident Evil games are to be expected, but if The Evil Within is to stand on its own two feet, it cannot be a case of survival horror by the numbers.

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Mikami needs to be brave enough to venture outside his comfort zone, to ensure his players are as uncomfortable as possible.

From what we've seen so far, The Evil Within incorporates everything you'd expect from a classic survival horror game; a loner protagonist wildly out of his depth, a lack of ammo and resources, claustrophobic, twisted and dirty environments.

Encouragingly, The Evil Within seems to be eschewing over-the-top action and laborious enemy shootouts, and seems more interested in building a more gradual sense of dread.

Mikami needs to be brave enough to venture outside his comfort zone

Hopefully, this means that the game will focus on breeding the kind of horror that slowly eats away at the mind, rather than constantly going for the jugular.

Most of what has been seen so far seems to have been heavily scripted sequences though, so hopefully we'll see more of what scares Shinji has in store at E3.


Cast your vote for CVG's E3 2013 Most Anticipated Award

Quick vote:

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag | Batman: Arkham Origins | Bayonetta 2 | Beyond: Two Souls | Broken Age | The Bureau: XCOM Declassified | Call of Duty: Ghosts | Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | Dark Souls 2 | Destiny | Drive Club | The Elder Scrolls Online | The Evil Within | FIFA 14 | Final Fantasy PS4 | Forza Motorsport 5 | Gran Turismo 6 | InFamous: Second Son | Killzone: Shadow Fall | Knack | The Last Guardian | Cyberpunk 2077 | Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD | LEGO Marvel | Mario Kart Wii U | Mario & Luigi | Mario Wii U | Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain | Need for Speed: Rivals | PES 2014 | Pikmin 3 | Pokemon X & Y | Quantum Break | Respawn title (Rumoured: 'Titan') | Saints Row 4 | Retro Studios' new project (rumoured) | Sonic: Lost World | South Park: The Stick of Truth | Splinter Cell: Blacklist | Super Smash Bros. Wii U | Tearaway | Thief | Total War: Rome 2 | Walking Dead Season 2 | Watch Dogs | The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | Wolfenstein: The New Order | The Wonderful 101 | Yarn Yoshi

Results

  • 8.1 

    1: Battlefield 4

  • 8.0 

    2: Watch Dogs

  • 7.2 

    3: Thief

  • 7.0 

    4: Destiny

  • 6.8 

    5: Batman: Arkham Origins

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