The Evil Within: The Assignment
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The Assignment is an excellent piece of DLC that adds, in a purely positive way, to the base game.
The first part of The Evil Within's DLC is just as good as the main game, with some great twists to the formula.
The Assignment is a reasonably-sized add-on which fleshes out The Evil Within's story while building on what made it so enjoyable in the first place.
The Assignment is a brilliant start to The Evil Within's post-launch content support that fans can't afford to miss out on.
[I]ssues aside, this is one of the most pulse-pounding experiences I have had in a while. The Evil Within did a fantastic job of bringing the true terror and stress of the genre back into light, and this first DLC pack offers up some new spin on the game itself.
If you enjoyed The Evil Within, "The Assignment" offers plenty of bang for your buck and definitely leaves you anticipating what more is to come in the second expansion, which will also focus on Kidman, "The Consequence".
Shedding some major light on The Evil Within's lacking story by putting players in Kidman's shoes, The Assignment is the perfect complementary DLC, full of more scares and intense moments.
Ultimately, though, The Assignment serves up an engaging experience for the genre. Folks who prefer more action with their scares might find its formula lacking. If you want your survival-horror to emphasize the survival part and a healthy dose of suspense, however, this is one assignment you'll want to finish up and turn in.
If you liked Evil Within but were disappointed that it wasn't that scary, you should be more than satisfied with The Assignment and when you finish it you'll start looking forward to The Consequence. I certainly am.
While it only lasted a handful of hours, The Assignment ended up being a refreshing counterpart to The Evil Within, rather than being labeled as 'just more of the same'. It's an excellent take on the original formula, blending the old with the new, and while it does end on a cliffhanger, I can only hope that it all comes together in the second DLC.