The Evil Within 2 by Tango Gameworks is a fantastic survival horror game that offers some great scares. It also offers plenty of different creatures that will gladly kill you. Thankfully, Sebastion has a decent toolset to bring death to the creature that would kill him. Here are a few tips to help you survive your trip through Union.
If you want to stay alive, stealth is going to be your best friend. As you gain more and more experience, it is worth putting that into stealth early on so you can properly stealth kill creatures or avoid confrontation altogether. It is definitely an important skill to master as early on as you can. Everything else can come later.
Stealth also helps you save resources. Taking out a group of enemies, even weaker ones, can go through your limited supply of ammunition, forcing you to use supplies to craft more or put yourself in danger as you search for more. While it may be more time consuming, it is far better to stealth kill enemies so you don't burn through your resources. After all, you never know just when you will really need those supplies. Just be prepared if they don't die from a single attack, some enemies don't die from a single stealth attack.
Upgrading Sebastion is a large part of The Evil Within 2. Not only can you upgrade his abilities, such as health, stamina, and stealth, you can also upgrade his arsenal. It is important to upgrade as quickly as possible so you can continue to hold your own against the many creatures of Union, especially the terrifying bosses.
As previously mentioned, you are going to want to increase your stealth as early on as you can. This can be quickly done around Chapter 4 when you unlock the shooting gallery. This offers a lot of opportunities to rack up plenty of experience to put into stealth. Primarily, you are going to want to focus on crouched speed. The enemies are much faster this time around than they were in the original game, and speed is important. Going this route will also allow you to do a dash to quickly stealth kill enemies from a distance, which is very useful.
Once you have stealth mastered, you can go wherever you think is best with the skill trees. While I recommend getting your staminal and combat skills up, stealth is the big key here. Health is also useful, but mostly for boss fights.
Also important is the arsenal of weapons. This isn't as important as stealth, but I definitely recommend getting that pistol leveled up as soon as possible. It is going to be the gun you have most of the most ammo for and making it as powerful as possible will certainly help. Pumping more damage into the shotgun is also a great idea. It is perfect for going through bosses or just stronger enemies.
The Evil Within 2 offers a much more open area this time around. It is not quite an open world, but it is a decent sized area with some interesting areas to explore. It is very important that you do explore this world. That is how you are going to get the bulk of your recourses. It doesn't hurt that it also happens to be very fun.
Exploration is for more than just side missions and resources, it is also to get a good feel of the area. seeing a group of enemies blocking the route to a supply drop can be tough. You may not be able to sneak your way though it and killing a horde of enemies will be extremely taxing on your resources, this is where exploration can really help out. Suddenly, you have a perfect perch to snipe all the enemies and save a majority of your resources. With a game all about resources, this is extremely helpful.
The final tip is to just be careful. The Evil Within 2 can be a difficult game at times, and it is important to go slow and steady. While it may look similar at times, this is not Resident Evil 4 or the even the first game. Enemies are fast and hit hard and Sebastion simply doesn't always have the resources to deal with enemies. If you take it slow, then you should be fine. If you go running around wanting to shoot everything in the face, then you will die. This is survival horror, and there is great emphasis on both of these.
It is important that you analyze of every situation before you go running in. Make sure you know which enemies are in your way, which ones you can sneak past, and which ones you have to take on. For the ones you have to take on, it is important to note which enemies they are and what they do. Going in blind is a sure fire way to die.
The Evil Within 2 is a great survival horror experience. Of course, this means that you will die. Survival isn't always easy and you have to keep a close eye on your resources. Still, it is an extremely fun and tense experience.
So long as you focus on stealth, explore your environment to get a feel for everything and get vantage points as well as searching for resources, upgrade your weapons, and take your time, you should be just fine. The Evil Within 2 is one of the best survival horror games to launch recently and hopefully these tips will help keep you alive long enough to enjoy it.