The first-person vantage point is an effective way to convey horror, reducing the literal and figurative distance between the player and character. The Evil Within 2 is letting players pick which way they want to experience the game with an optional first-person camera via a free update.
“I think exploring Union in first-person makes the scale feel even bigger than it does when you’re in third-person,” says Tango Gameworks’ producer, Shinsaku Ohara. “Also, being able to see our environments and enemies up close allows players to get an even better look at how much effort went into their designs.”
Players can switch between the first- and third-person cameras at any time in the game menu, and you can see how it works in action with the game’s free trial. Progress in the trial, which contains the game’s opening chapters, can be taken over into the main game if you purchase it and continue.
For more on The Evil Within 2, check out Suriel’s review.
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