champybaby
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champybaby
Dear Jim: A few thoughts on your new style of review, as I’m sure you’re seeking constructive criticism or maybe you’re not, but here it is anyway). ] First, a monster reason you became “Jim Sterling” is because of your writing style. You have a unique voice, one that I imagine most people hear when they read your work. You are a talented writer, and your style bodes well when it comes to reviews. It’s an honest shame and it was a big reason why I became a fan of yours, dating way back to when you were at Destructoid.… Read more »
Nitrium
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So is this just the same core scenario concept as Assassin’s Creed then, i.e. you’re just in a playable Total Recall like “simulation”? That seems pretty lame and unoriginal. Admittedly I know nothing about this game whatsoever.
Also is playing the first one required to fully enjoy the sequel (e.g. how many references to the first game are there)? How does it stack up against RE7 (which I immensely enjoyed) story and gameplay-wise?

Gorantharon
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It’s different in that here the people getting hooked to the machine share a world and to an extend their consciousness, which gives the devs ample excuse to play around with memories and perception being warped constantly. But the concept of going into a cyber world like that has been old long before AC came around. Storywise you do not need to have played the first game. It helps, as this game doesn’t waste much time on explaining what the STEM system is and it does have flashbacks into memories referring the first game, but to a new player those… Read more »
Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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Gruff McRuffins Vs The dreams of their dead kid and some sex offender.
Hmm, I guess there are less intriguing concepts out there with far more lootboxes.

ANTI-SANTA
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ANTI-SANTA

Mmm. Jim, if you can’t focus on one point at a time these Jimpressions are gonna be horrible replacements for reviews.

George
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Although I enjoyed the reviews and Jim’s writing in particular. I think that this is a much better way. Jimpressions convey a large amount of information in an interesting and entertaining way.
And are quite a bit more subversive than the reviews in that regard.

Edit: That said, I still think that the occasional written review from a freelancer or two would be a good thing.

Michael Prymula
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Michael Prymula

I quite liked the first game(though I wish it hadn’t took months for the patch to get rid of that damned letterbox to come out) and this one is even better so far, just good solid survival horror.

Sperium3000
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Wait, it doesn’t have letterbox on consoles anymore?

Riuny
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Riuny

It’s good see a game that has no microtransactions, seasonpasses and all that kind of bullshits.(At least for now…) Although it is somewhat sad that something that used to be a standard is now considered as extraordinary action. But I guess that’s the world we’re living right now.

tsrhodes1
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tsrhodes1

I actually liked Evil Within 1 quite a bit but I’ll even acknowledge that it had issues, like how linear it was. The stealth focused DLC was much better, I felt. Glad to hear the sequel seems a step in the right direction.