Product Review – ‘The Evil Within’



Just as I was messing around on Facebook, I came up with an extension of product reviews.

Here’s a little history.

I’m a child of the 80s. I played outside, listened to cassette tapes, and watched Saturday cartoons.

I also love, love, love video games. I’ve played on just about every console you can think of. I remember playing on my uncle’s Atari and playing Pacman. I remember the Christmas we got are Nintendo and super Nintendo. As a teen, it was my life if it was too hot outside. Especially fighting games. I was a teen when the Mortal Kombat controversy was a huge issue.

As a mommy, I got into PC gaming, and my favorite PC game is The Sims. Get way to take out frustrations. Don’t ask. LOL

Now in the present, we are a gaming family. We’ve had super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, GameCube, Gameboys, DS’, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 1 and 2. We now have a Wii, Xbox 360, Xbox one, DSi,  and a 2DS. Of course we are expanding that this Christmas since Microsoft is stopping game production for the 360 in a year. More than likely, we will end up with two Xbox ones, two more 2ds and a new Wii U(I’m debating this last one, since the game pad broke very easily).

Where am I going with this? Game reviews. Now, before you write me off, remember how I roll. I’m all for the new, different, and creative. We think outside the box on entertainment. Right now as I’m writing this, I’m watching You Tube with the Wise one to get tips on Mario Kart 8.

Yes, we are hooked on walkthroughs on games too! Shout out to Pewdipie, Game Grumps, Markrplier, and DashieGames just to name a few.

Anyway, I’ve bought a couple new games lately, and with the holiday season around the corner, I figure I’d write some to give a gaming mommy perspective. I’m always honest with you guys, and that won’t change here. To pop this gaming cherry this week, we have ‘The Evil Within’.

Now, first off, just because I love gaming, I hate the cost. The prices on these games are ridiculous. Now, my other half went we met, taught me the art of trading in. I now live by it. If your child/you have games, look up the value of a trade in. It’s amazing what you can get taken off the total.

Note: not just games, consoles, tablets, and phones can be traded too.

Now, while watching my Monday night wrestling(remember, child of the 80s), I kept seeing the promo commercial for the game. Now, I’m really into fighting games more than anything else, and I credit the other half in challenging me into expanding my game play.

I will say this, the game is slow at first, but once you reach chapter three, it’s resident evil times ten on crack. I definitely wouldn’t play this around small kids. I don’t let Ms. Hyperdiva in here because I like sleeping in my queen sized bed alone. LOL. My teens are ok with it, but it’s scary as hell. That’s coming from someone who loves scary horror movies. No. This game will scare the shit out of you. Not in a ‘Nightmare on elm street’ kind of way, but in a ‘Paranormal Activity’ kind of way. Yet, very addicting. I love it. The graphics are just so beautiful, and so far well worth the 60.00 I paid for it.

We are only on chapter 4, but the wise one and I love it. My other half came over and played it too. Of course the slow pace was a little annoying to him, but he liked it too and slowly intrigued by the gameplay.

I give the game an 8.5 out 10. The price will always be a problem to me, but the shock value and build up with the fabulous music queues make the game well worth it. A perfect Halloween game to play!


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