Silent Hill Downpour goes back to the more traditional Silent Hill games adding more mind blowing puzzles than Silent Hill Homecoming had. The action and fighting difficulty level definitely dropped in this game, so I take that as they wanted to go back towards the first few Silent Hills. The game has amazing graphics and plenty of frightening creatures that the Silent Hill franchise is best known for. The game also includes a very freaky twist at the end of the game, but I won't spoil it. You will just have to play to find it! I highly recommend this to any fans of Silent Hill or survival horror in general.
This game is SO good it makes we wish I could wipe my memory just so I could play it and experience it all again. It's amazing. I don't know where to start...
1) The story is top notch. Very well written and creepy as $%#! It never diverts from the plot and even takes twists that throw you for a loop but always tie in to the end. It's scary as f#$%! Some of this stuff could give you nightmares. So good!
2) Gameplay and controls are phenomenal. None of that old Resident Evil fixed angle, weird control movement stuff. Actually there are a few small scenes but it's used to add to the suspense rather than just all the time.
3) The sound and music is great. You wanna live dangerously? Try playing this game for a week straight late at night with all the lights off and the sound up. It will freak you out.
I honestly don't understand why the reviews were so low. If you're playing for the gameplay, then don't play this. But if you want a story that keeps you at the edge of your seat and scary moments that will haunt your dreams, get this game. A lot of puzzles though, but it's made up for by the great character design and horror at it's disposal.