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Evil Dead: The Game - Official Launch Trailer

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Get ready to team up with Ash Williams and his crew in the fight against the Kandarian demon in Evil Dead: The Game, available now on PC via the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Watch the bloody launch trailer to see deadites and more from this co-op PvP and PvE multiplayer action game.

The game will also be released at a later date on Nintendo Switch.
 
The game is very fun as survivors. Dead by Daylight is my most played game ever, idk if this will replace it, but it does offer way more variety as survivor than DbD does, all while not being a buggy boring mess like Friday the 13th was.

I haven’t played as the Demon yet, mostly because it seems pretty difficult, even though I am a killer main in DbD. The controls while you are flying around in spirit form as Demon just don’t seem to be any good. I will try later on though.

Don’t buy the game for the SP content, it’s just a collection of short missions to unlock characters and cosmetics for the multiplayer.
 
Watched a stream of this for like an hour yesterday and it looked janky as fuck. Reminded me of that Resident Evil MP game that was indefinitely delayed.
 

Reizo Ryuu

Member
Watched a stream of this for like an hour yesterday and it looked janky as fuck. Reminded me of that Resident Evil MP game that was indefinitely delayed.
A better comparison would be the RE MP game that was never delayed: RE resistance since it's 4v1, not deathmatch.
 
I really, really wanna try this but...40 bucks for a MP only game that could potentially die in 2 weeks time (wouldn't be the first time for a game of this type)...I just don't know, wish there was a demo for it.
Is the melee fun ? (Hit reactions/feeling/controller vibration etc), are the controls good ? Can you find a lobby easily?
 
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I really, really wanna try this but...40 bucks for a MP only game that could potentially die in 2 weeks time (wouldn't be the first time for a game of this type)...I just don't know, wish there was a demo for it.
Is the melee fun ? (Hit reactions/feeling/controller vibration etc), are the controls good ? Can you find a lobby easily?

Survivors with crossplay on get into matches almost instantly. If you want to play as a demon, then you have a bit of a wait, so far it's been average 2-3 min wait for a match in my testings to play the demon side.

Combat is fluid enough, melee is very simple hitting things and every once in a while dodging when needed. Different weapons have finishers, once you deal enough damage with a weapon you can trigger a execution like animation which deals big damage and looks cool. That is the jank part though in my opinion when you got a bit swirling melee, and like multiple players attacking same target, one can initiate the execution move which locks the other player out of hitting anymore cause it puts them in an unstoppable kill animation. Looks cool and cinematic but in big congested close brawls with many players it can get a little messy. Though it's lot of fun
 
Survivors with crossplay on get into matches almost instantly. If you want to play as a demon, then you have a bit of a wait, so far it's been average 2-3 min wait for a match in my testings to play the demon side.

Combat is fluid enough, melee is very simple hitting things and every once in a while dodging when needed. Different weapons have finishers, once you deal enough damage with a weapon you can trigger a execution like animation which deals big damage and looks cool. That is the jank part though in my opinion when you got a bit swirling melee, and like multiple players attacking same target, one can initiate the execution move which locks the other player out of hitting anymore cause it puts them in an unstoppable kill animation. Looks cool and cinematic but in big congested close brawls with many players it can get a little messy. Though it's lot of fun
Thanks friend for the thorough reply.
OK, so, there's 2 editions, is the deluxe one worth it for the skins etc ?
Cheers
 
little bit of jank here and there but please dont even compare this to that game. This is much more polished and way more fun
Sorry man, I saw Ash and a bunch of Army of Darkness skeletons just mashing the attack button at each other and it just reminded me of seeing Nemesis and Jack Baker doing the same. The other aspects of the game seem interesting, though. I think it's just the combat that looks especially jank

Either way, I'm glad you're having fun - that's what matters.
A better comparison would be the RE MP game that was never delayed: RE resistance since it's 4v1, not deathmatch.
I honestly thought they were one and the same lmao. Those RE MP games are quite forgettable, to say the least.
 

Kev Kev

Gold Member
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

With the release of Saber Interactive’s Evil Dead: The Game later this month, and the release of Sam Raimi's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in theatres, now seems like the perfect opportunity for our very own Josh Lloyd talk about a franchise very near and dear to his heart.

For IGF, its Josh Lloyd's Complete (and groovy) History of Evil Dead in Video Games (1984 - 2022).
 
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wipeout364

Member
I got a message last night that the servers were overwhelmed so I don’t think the game is dead. Enjoyed what I played.

Only one complaint so far from the 5 or 6 matches I have played as survivor. I wish they gave you the option to quit without penalty after you are killed and your team has made it clear they are not coming back for you. Should be a 2 minute timer or something where you can leave and keep your XP if nobody comes for your soul and they just drive away.
 
Things needed.

1.) Push to Talk
2.) When you are dead, let us watch the other players or something at all. Just sitting at your corpse for the entire match is super super boring and stupid, if I'm gonna stick around at least let me spectate in some manner.
3.) Faster advancement , dunno if it's just me but it feels like it takes forever to level up these characters.
 

Clear

Gold Member
Things needed.

1.) Push to Talk
2.) When you are dead, let us watch the other players or something at all. Just sitting at your corpse for the entire match is super super boring and stupid, if I'm gonna stick around at least let me spectate in some manner.
3.) Faster advancement , dunno if it's just me but it feels like it takes forever to level up these characters.

You can follow other players when dead. Just tap left/right on the d-pad to toggle between other players on your team.
 
You can follow other players when dead. Just tap left/right on the d-pad to toggle between other players on your team.

Im on PC, not sure what buttons this would be then, been tapping like everything and there is no onscreen prompts of what to press.
 

Luipadre

Member
Things needed.

1.) Push to Talk
2.) When you are dead, let us watch the other players or something at all. Just sitting at your corpse for the entire match is super super boring and stupid, if I'm gonna stick around at least let me spectate in some manner.
3.) Faster advancement , dunno if it's just me but it feels like it takes forever to level up these characters.

Are you using the spirit points to level up the characters too?
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

Evil Dead: The Game's online multiplayer puts Ash Williams and other Survivors against classic Evil Dead demons. We've. These Evil Dead game tips will have you Klaatu Barada Nikto-ing those gnarly deadites or troublesome humans in no time.
 
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