The Devil Inside

Action 2000 Windows 1C Company Horror 3D action adventure

Big Brother themed survival horror third person

The twist of The Devil Inside is that your misadventures are televised! Yes, the future world of this game is a really twisted one, but, well, we kind of knew we were heading in that direction for a while. At any rate, what the game feels most like is your regular third person action, with a good deal of bashing, running away from monsters, and trying to scour for the necessary consumables to survive. What I mean by these is, of course, bullets and weapons, though a lot of the game will ask you to go in melee style, The game also seems to have a twisted sense of humor outside the tongue in cheek Big Brother theme, and so, The Devil Inside is a cool pastiche and a humorous, darkly humorous game, too bad though it's not really that polished or that well rounded. It just feels silly at times, a bit too shallow and too caught in its own web of gameplay mechanics, instead go and play another third person game, this time a really well done one, the Silent Hill series will offer a deeper, more psychologically satisfying experience.

The horror TV show game

The Devil Inside is a survival horror third person shooter released by Cryo Interactive in 2000. The game is about a televised reality game show where Dave (that sometimes becomes Deva), accompanied by a camera man and a spycam, passes different levels shooting spontaneusly spawned zombies. The virtual world depicts fine enough the phyisical world for a 2000 game from the graphical quality point of view that somewhat brings back old memories about games like Blood 2 or the old GTA 3. During gameplay you can save by reaching checkpoints consisting of television sets. You can use the two companions to change perspective, perspective that also changes to aerial helicopter view on certain script events. Dave changes to Deva by activating pentagrams at certain moments in the game. The differences between these two types is that Dave is a gun-character with limited ammo (that can be restored by picking up some during gameplay), nonimune to fire, and Deva is a spell-character with limited mana (that can be fast-recovered by extracting souls from some zombies), immune to fire and she can also fly. Some things I really hate about this game is the boredom of combat, the zombies are pretty inert and the shooting is just tedious. The aiming is also very inaccurate. The game does have some good parts as well such as special slow-motion FX when giving special damage to the zombies and the impressive spawning way of the mobs (burning from the ground) and there is also the spell casting which is quite nice. Overall, if you want to like this game you must get over it's drawbacks but be aware that you might find it hard to do.

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