The game Evil Dead: The Game makes some comparisons to Dead By Daylight''s asymmetrical gameplay and blood-soaked horror theme. However, it may take some getting used to, whether you''re new to the genre or want to have hundreds of hours in Dead By Daylight.
By knowing the ins and outs of the game, new players will be able to start off on the right foot (or an awful otherworldly talon).
Survivors Need To Stick Together
Fear is one of Evil Dead: The Game''s primary components. As the Survivors explore the map, each character''s fear will increase. The larger the character''s fear, the more the Kandarian Demon develops.
The Kandarian Demon can sense and even possess them, taking temporary control of the character and attacking the other Survivors if the character''s Fear meter is at its greatest.
Fear is inevitable, but the Survivors can keep it under control by sticking together and having a strategy. It''s important not to go running off on your own. By the same token, the Demon can benefit greatly if they isolate a Survivor.
The game''s map is relatively large, and the Survivors are on a time limit to gather all of the components necessary to banish the Dark Ones. While driving a vehicle will draw attention of the Demon, it is a much faster and safer route than moving on foot.
Walking through the woods exposes the Survivors to Deadite attacks and unnecessary increases to their fear, thus if you find a vehicle, take everyone inside and floor it to your next destination.
Survivors can be found nearby and run them down Christine-style, but this applies to the Demon - if you''ve found the Survivors, you can use it to shield them and exit it.
Always Turn Your Flashlight On Indoors
Indoor areas provide sufficient sense of security to help Survivors recover from Fear, and they are also the areas with the most items to grab. Whenever you''re throwing a house for supplies, make sure to turn off your flashlight. Some items will only appear if illuminated by a Survivor''s flashlight, so leaving it off will cause you to lose sight on useful items.
If the flashlight passes, it is not compatible with the rest of the game. Make sure you turn your flashlight off when you''re not looking for items.
Killing Survivors Is Hard
The Survivors in Evil Dead: The Game truly live up to their name. Each member of the team may face serious punishment before being downed, and even then may be revived by their teammates. While this doesn''t mean Survivors should take unnecessary risks, it does mean they can afford to be reckless from time to time.
Survivors should not be eliminated in one encounter, according to the Demon''s perspective. It''s much better to identify stragglers and try to pick them off one by one. The fewer Survivors that make it to the final encounter, the better.
Finish The Match Even If You Can''''t Win
We get it, losing is frustrating - maybe your teammates are running around killing Deadites while you only have one map piece and five minutes left on the clock, or perhaps you''re the Demon and the Survivors have the Necronomicon on lockdown. Either way, you should see the match through. Leaving a match early will cause you to forfeit all of the rewards you received, thus giving you the chance to level up and succeed next time.
Every Character Starts With One Skill Point
It may not be readily apparent, especially if you dive right into a game the first time you launch Evil Dead, but each playable character has a Skill Point which is now available on the game. You may also get an immediate advantage by going to the Collection screen to assign this point.
Since each character of the same class uses the same skill tree, there''s only one skill that can be enhanced right away. It''s unclear why this Skill Point isn''t just automatically assigned. Whatever the reason, you''ll be that much more effective in early matches if you take the time to manually assign the points for the characters you intend to play.
Remember To Level Up During A Match
You''d be surprised how easy it is to forget you''ve earned a stat boost. Survivors especially can pick up a can of Pink F right before a battle, then move on without using it. Both Survivors and the Demon are crucial, therefore don''t forget.
If you play a character consistently, select a voice line they use quite often. Whenever the voice line plays, double-check to make sure you aren''t sitting on any unused stat points.