Video Game / The Devil Inside
The Devil Inside
is an obscure Survival Horror Third-Person Shooter
written by Hubert Chardot (who worked on the Alone in the Dark
series), developed by Gamesquad, and published by Cryo Interactive back in 2000. You play as Dave, a Super Soldier
who fights his way through a Haunted House
infested with zombies
... ON LIVE TELEVISION!
That's right, there is actually a cameraman who transmits your exploits live to the studio, an anchorman who keeps commenting on them and cracking morbid jokes, and even a live audience that cheers for you. For extra Fanservice
, Dave can at certain points call upon and transform into his eponymous devil inside, the succubus Deva
Not to be confused with the found-footage film The Devil Inside
The game provides examples of:
- Brass Balls: Dave carries a virtual arsenal on his body and has the power of transforming into a devil. Your cameraman has... well, a camera. Guess whose balls are bigger.
- Deadly Game: It's Dave and Deva versus a house full of very real zombies and demons, broadcast live for the audiences at home.
- Escort Mission: Subverted: Although you do have to protect your cameraman from the zombies, they will not target him specifically and even if they do, another cameraman will soon replace him.
- Fanservice: In-Universe, the viewers definitely prefer Deva to Dave.
- Gender Bender: Dave's eponymous "devil inside" is a female demon named Deva.
- Haunted House: The first stage of the game is set in and around an abandoned house populated by zombies and demons.
- Horny Devils: Deva is damn good-looking, even for the time's graphics.
- Hyperspace Arsenal: Dave's. Deva averts it by using magical spells.
- Meaningful Name: Jack T. Ripper, the host.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Lots of subtypes of them here, some a lot nastier than others.
- Occult Detective: Dave seems to specialize on this kind of jobs.
- Show Within a Show: And you are part of both.
- Survival Horror: Though it's much easier to survive with all the guns you find than in most specimen of the genre.
- Video Game Caring Potential: Seriously, can you really let your silent companion, the Cameraman, be mauled to death by zombies?