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The Evil Within: The Executioner DLC Review

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In the final DLC of The Evil Within titled, The Executioner, surviving STEM takes a turn for the better. Enemies that once inspired fear received an unimpressed grunt before meeting their doom at the end of a massive spiked hammer. Areas that conjured dread at the notion of exploring were now comfortable and cozy. Playing as The Keeper made it all feel like home.

The Executioner, takes place after the main game when a father willingly enters STEM under the observation of Mobius, with the hopes of finding and freeing his daughter previously trapped there by Ruvik. In doing so, he must dispatch the other occupants to end their influence over the girl before the damage done to her mind is irreparable.

Playing as the over powered Keeper made for swift work when dealing with regular haunted. The bosses however, needed a bit more than the swing of the mighty hammer. Referred to as “subjects”, these foes were the level bosses from the main game and as such required a bit more creativity to beat. Such as using environmental traps.

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Upon defeating each subject, the weapons specific to them becomes available for purchase with the Keeper Coins collected from downed haunted. The store also features an upgrade system where you can strengthen your weapons, lessen damage dealt by enemies, quicken your walking pace etc. To gain extra Keeper Coins there is the option of completing several arenas, where the Keeper is tasked with multiple foes at once. After  completion, two additional arenas are unlocked. One of them featuring a face off with Sebastian Castellanos, as well as New Game +.

Final Verdict:

Overall, the experience of The Executioner was pleasant. It wasn’t very challenging, but playing as one of the stronger characters in the game makes that somewhat inevitable. It was nice however, to give the Keeper a touch of humanity and redemption with his goal being so selfless. The first person view had smooth controls and wasn’t a hindrance at all, giving instead new angles on the gore and havoc wrought by a distraught father in search of his child.

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Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Available On: Windows PC | PS4 | XO | PS3 | 360

Played On: Sony PlayStation 4

Review Copy Info: A digital copy of this downloadable content was provided to RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this Review.

The Evil Within’s Third DLC Trophies are Live

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A new update was sent out today for Bethesda’s and Tango Gameworks, The Evil Within. The patch is to prepare players for the game’s third and final DLC, ‘The Executioner’ and it also revealed the new batch of trophies to unlock.

This new DLC will place players in the massive shoes of The Keeper, one of the more dangerous foes from the main game. Fans will go up against “iconic adversaries of The Evil Within”, in first-person. You can view the new trophy list below.

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Bronze Trophies:

Nosy Parent – Collect all Daughter’s Diaries in The Executioner.

I Might Close Early – Purchase all time in Shop.

Krimson Chainsaw Massacre – Kill 10 basic Haunted with the chainsaw.

Trapper and Keeper – Kill 10 basic Haunted with environmental traps in The Executioner.

Got to Destroy the Brain – Use Executions on 20 basic Haunted.

Home Invasion – Clear the first and second floors of the manor house in The Executioner.

The Craftman’s Tools – Clear the basement of the manor house in The Executioner.

Silver Trophies:

Cruel and Unusual – Complete all Torments.

I’ve Got Box of Steel – Clear The Executioner without taking any damage.

Hidden Trophy Count: 1

The Evil Within: The Executioner will release on May 26, 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You will be able to purchase it separately for $9.99, or as part of the game’s season pass — along with The Assignment (Review) and The Consequence (Review), for $19.99.

The Evil Within’s Final DLC to Release in Two Weeks

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While the previous DLCs for The Evil Within placed players in the heels of Juli Kidman, the third and final DLC will see them experience the game from two new perspectives; as the dangerous Keeper and in first-person.

Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Bethesda has released a 15 second teaser showcasing first-person gameplay, as the Keeper smashed and chainsaws his way through the opposition. The official description is below:

“In the final DLC for The Evil Within’s DLC, open the safe door and see the action through the eyes (???) of the menacing Keeper. Experience his power and brutality in first person as you square off against  most iconic adversaries of The Evil Within.”

 

The Evil Within: The Executioner will release on May 26, 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You will be able to purchase it separately for $9.99, or as part of the game’s season pass — along with The Assignment and The Consequence, for $19.99.

Source: Bethblog

The Evil Within’s Third DLC Will Feature Its Own Story

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During Bethesda’s livestream of The Evil Within and its second DLC, someone in the chat wanted to know if the third DLC, will feature some kind of story.

One of Bethesda’s employees confirmed that, ‘The Executioner’ will have its own story. For those who aren’t aware, the third DLC will put players in the large boots of the Keeper — one of the main enemies from The Evil Within, in a collection of mission-based maps.

You can skip to the 29 minute mark to hear his confirmation. He also confirms that ‘The Consequence’ will feature more action compared to the first part-one of Juli Kidman’s story, ‘The Assignment’. There is also several minutes of footage for part-two.

 

The Evil Within: The Consequence will launch next week, April 21st for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. No date has been given for ‘The Executioner’ as of yet. Both DLCs are included — along with The Assignment (Our review), in the season pass for $19.99.  They can be purchased separately for $9.99.

The Evil Within: The Consequence Trophies are now Live

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The trophies for The Evil Within’s second DLC, are now available for your viewing pleasure. Based on the list, it seems ‘The Consequence’ will consist of 2 chapters, same as the previous story DLC, ‘The Assignment’. Check out the list and trophy value below.

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Bronze Trophies:

Fumbling in the Dark – Turn on the generator using no more than 10 chemical lights. (Ch. 3)

A Real Hero – Save Sebastian’s life in the hotel. (Ch. 4)

There Will Not Be Blood – Get through the hotel without being spotted or killing any enemies. (Ch. 4)

Stick to the Script – Defeat Ruvik before the final showdown in The Consequence. (Ch. 4)

Becoming an Agent – Collect all Personnel Files in The Consequence.

This is Just the Beginning – Complete the hidden letter in The Consequence.

Silver Trophies: 

It’s All Your Fault – Collect all Research Documents in The Consequence.

None More Dark – Clear The Consequence in KURAYAMI Mode.

Hidden Trophies count: 2

The Evil Within: The Consequence will release on April 21, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You can read our review of ‘The Assignment’ here.

Two New Screens from The Evil Within: The Consequence feature a Familiar Area

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With a little less than a week to go before its release, more screenshots have surfaced for The Evil Within’s second story DLC. The two new screens (Above and below), feature protagonist Juli Kidman over looking a ruined Krimson City.

Kidman still seems to be armed with only her trusty flashlight and nothing else.

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The Evil Within: The Consequence will release on April 21, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. You can read our review of part-one, ‘The Assignment’ here.

Via: The Evil Within Facebook page

Here are Three New Screenshots for The Evil Within: The Consequence

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As the release of The Evil Within’s second DLC draws near, Bethesda continues to provide their fans with more footage from part-two of Juli Kidman’s story. Today, three new screenshots were released via facebook, along with the caption:

‪#‎TheConsequence‬ adds to that eerie feeling that someone is watching you”

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The Evil Within: The Consequence will release on April 21, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You can purchase it separately are part of the Season Pass for $19.99.

You can read our review of part one, ‘The Assignment’.

Kidman isn’t Running Anymore in these Images for The Evil Within’s 2nd DLC

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The finale to Juli Kidman’s two-part story, “The Evil Within: The Consequence”, will release later this month. The game’s official Facebook page has released a screenshot and concept art for the upcoming DLC, featuring an armed Kidman and the following caption:

“No more running. Kidman is now armed and dangerous in ‪#‎TheConsequence‬

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It appears The Consequence will be more action oriented this time around, unlike the previous DLC which featured a bigger emphasis on stealth, since Juli spent most of her time playing hide-n-seek.

The Evil Within: The Consequence will release on April 21, 2015 for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. You can read our reviews of the main game and the first DLC, “The Assignment“.

In cased you missed it here, is the teaser for “The Consequence”.

 

The Evil Within: The Assignment Review

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In The Assignment, the first part of a series of three add-ons for The Evil Within, we learn the motives and partial true identity of Juli Kidman, the female partner of Sebastian Castellanos, while gaining insight into the background of Ruvik, why Leslie is so important to him and the mysterious organization Kidman works for called Mobius.

The Assignment relies heavily upon stealth in that there is no other option for survival or progression. Either you ninja or you die. Kidman is equipped with only a flashlight, the odd glass bottle she collects to use as a distraction and the rare axe located in areas of elevated danger that can only be utilized for stealth kills and are destroyed after a single use. Her abilities are crouching and calling out to enemies to get them to move to more desirable locations. There is no upgrade system, but as she carries no weapons that isn’t an issue. The equip menu however, remains accessible. The result of Kidman’s many limitations is a feeling of heightened vulnerability and frantic desperation. I often found myself flat out making a run for it to evade enemies that were moments away from discovering Juli’s presence and just hoping her heel clad feet would be fast enough to whisk her away. If only she were so lucky.

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Playing Hide-n-seek with the enemy.

Dubbed Light Lady, a new enemy featuring the bottom half of a hot nurse, the torso of a demonic venus flytrap and a light beacon for a head, stalks around at an off balanced jog in a torn and blood stained lab coat calling to Leslie in varying tones of deprived creeper. She makes appearances in several areas and is responsible for another new enemy. By shining her light on the haunted playing dead in the area, she is able to turn them into Cadavers. These creatures are bent over backwards with elongated rib cages protruding from their torsos and decked in explosive boils that glow red when they are alarmed.

Accompanying these new foes are some new areas and old ones experienced in new ways. For example, the headquarters for Mobius and finding out that Juli is actually from a village previously explored by Sebastian. Throughout the stages I kept getting the feeling that the reason I couldn’t find any weapons was because Sebastian was always a step ahead and snatching up all the goods. A lot of questions were answered in terms of what was happening every time they were separated and why she made certain choices that seemed cold beforehand. Also, like her partner, Juli had a safe haven of sorts. While Sebastian had an entire mental ward, Juli’s came in the form of a black house cat with a glowing red ribbon tied in a bow around its neck and a comfy couch.

Final Verdict: I enjoyed playing The Assignment for the advancements and insight it offered on the story. However, the stealth made it grueling and sometimes it just wasn’t fun. It became a matter of waiting, because I had to. With no methods of defense, because apparently Juli never had combat training, all caution was taken to not engage the enemy. Towards the end, Kidman seems to be coming to her senses and rebelling as she gains more knowledge about the type of people she works for. Hopefully, this hints at her rising out of submission to Mobius. Looking forward to some ass-kicking in the second installment, The Consequence.

Editor’s Note*: Juli’s adventure will take you around 4-5 hours to complete depending on your skill level.

Official Trailer:

 

Developer: Tango Gameworks

Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Available on: PS3 | PS4 | XO | 360 | Windows PC

Played on: Sony PlayStation 4

Price: $9.99, included in the Season Pass for $19.99

Review copy info: A digital code for the Season Pass was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

The Evil Within: The Consequence to Release Next Month

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Bethesda has released a new teaser video, confirming the release date for the second part of Juli Kidman’s story. The Evil Within: The Consequence DLC will release on April 21, 2015 for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC.

European users will have to wait 24 hours before they can access the latest DLC.

 

It looks like Kidman, will be going on the offensive this time around. Expect our review of the first DLC, The Assignment, real soon.

Source: Bethblog

The Evil Within: The Assignment Launches Tomorrow, Here’s Some More Photos to Tide you Over

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Tomorrow sees the release for the first story add-on for The Evil Within, starring Juli Kidman. As they did last week, Bethesda has treated fans to even more concept art and screenshots from The Assignment.

This time around we see Kidman being confronted by Ruvik — the game’s main antagonist, as well as some hungry looking monstrosities.

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The Evil Within: The Assignment will be available tomorrow on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for $9.99. For $19.99 you can get the game’s season pass, which includes The Assignment, The Consequence (Part-two of Kidman’s story) and The Executioner (Starring the Keeper). You can read our review of the main game here.

Bethesda will be hosting a livestream of the DLC via Twitch, today at 1 pm EST.

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Via: The Evil Within

Here’s a Look at Another New Enemy You will Encounter in The Evil Within’s DLC

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Bethesda has released two new screenshots and concept art for The Evil Within: The Assignment. The pictures feature a downright hideous new creature that rookie detective Juli Kidman will have to contend with, if she hopes to survive.

This grotesque baddie seems to prefer to travel on all fours, before doing a handstand and impaling you with its ribs. Yes, you read that right.

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Those look like brains inside its gut…thing!

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NASTY!

The Evil Within: The Assignment will release on March 10th, 2015 for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC for $9.99. For $19.99 you can get the game’s season pass, which includes The Assignment, The Consequence (Part-two of Kidman’s story) and The Executioner (Starring the Keeper).

Bethesda will be hosting a livestream via Twitch, this Monday at 1 pm EST.