The Evil Within is a fantastically old school horror game, and you should definitely play it if you still enjoy classics like Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill 2, and Fatal Frame. I played it on the PlayStation 4 and walked away pleased. Well, I shouldn’t say “walked away,” because I fired up the New Game+ right away.
But as far as graphics go, the PC version is easily the best route to take.
An update released yesterday brings a whole host of improvements and options to help make it a far more visually appealing experience, including the ability to lock the frame rate at both 30fps and 60fps, depending on your preference, and the option to remove the letterbox bars at the top an bottom of the screen. See the full list of upgrades below.
- Frame lock settings added
- In settings, you can now toggle between a 30 FPS and 60 FPS cap.
- Letterbox setting
- UI toggle to disable the letterbox bars
- Fixes gameplay issues when running at >30 FPS
- Fixes for visual issues associated with removing letterbox framing
- Achievements now work when console is enabled
- Fix for game starting in windowed mode on first run
- Minor localization fixes
With all these new customization options and graphic abilities, I wonder why the PC version has such a significantly lower aggregate review score than its console brothers? Was the game broken before the update granted these options, or is the game just too drenched in PlayStation 2 “console” mentality for PC game reviewers?