Maybe you can tell by the manliness of my syntax – I’m not one to scare easily. Place me in any horrific situation with any type of ominous atmosphere and disfigured abomination and I will come out flexing atop the corpse of my would-be gruesome assassin! (I’m actually a huge baby. When I come across a scary creature with an abnormally large head, I arch my spine and retreat in slow-motion, much like Sebastian does in this Tokyo Game Show trailer of The Evil Within.)
My faux-manliness aside, I love horror games but haven’t played one that has resonated with my preference for tension and insanity since 2008’s Siren: Blood Curse (silently evading possessed freaks as a defenceless little girl is probably one of my favourite moments in survival horror history). To my cowardly delight, Shinji Mikami and his team look to be bringing back the tension and the insanity in monstrous quantities.
October, October, bring The Evil Within right on over.