The Evil Within

Shinji Mikami’s directorial path in the last couple of decades has been an interesting one. What most people remember him for is the original Resident Evil, a game that arguably influenced pretty much every horror game released afterwards. He then passed years obsessively trying to make a new and improved version of that original game (Dino Crisis, Resident Evil’s remake), just to then finally embrace its naiveties with the huge b-movie self-parody that was Resident Evil 4. Now, four years since his last game (the completely insane action-shooter Vanquish) he now comes back to the scene with The Evil Within (Psychobreak in Japan), which he states will be his last game as director.