The Evil Within 2 starts with Sebastian Castellanos a drunken man, spending most of his time in bars after he blames himself for the death of his Daughter, Lily. His wife leaves him shortly afterwards and is kicked from the police force as his life spirals downwards. That all changes though when his old colleague Kidman tells him Lily is still alive. He’s told he’ll need to enter the computerised world of STEM to save her after it all goes a bit wrong.
Sebastian was the lead character from the first Evil Within and it seems he doesn’t have much luck being shoved into a familiar situation once again. Despite the fact the storyline is a bit cliché and sometimes struggled to keep a consistent direction, The Evil Within 2 sets out to be an enjoyable Survival Horror experience.
Tango Gameworks has done a great job at creating a chaotic, unstable and tense environment but the character building is a little thin. Even after being thrown into pretty much the same place like before, Sebastian still finds the world around him bizarre spouting lines such as “What the..” or “What the hell…”. The opposite is also true as when in even the most dangerous of situations he rarely speaks or shows any sign of human emotion, apart from when a glimpse of his daughter appears on screen in the form of flashbacks through tear-like “resonances”.