I liked this game a lot at first, kind of like a more classic Silent Hill, although lacking the sirens and W.T.F.-ness of the original. After lugging around town for a few days, lost as ever, we had to resort to the walkthrough to refind our place. It was then that we discovered how much game was left and kind of quit on it. About halfway in, the story itself got much less engrossing as the side missions do more to detract, than add, to the flow and ambiance of the game. All in all, it was probably better than I'm reviewing it, but I just don't have 20+ hours to commit to a game like in my younger years.
If you are a Silent Hill fan like me, then you'll realize this is probably the best ever to release! This game should be played alone, in HD and complete darkness. The hairs on the back of my kneck were standing up for hours on end. Don't pay attention to other ratings. Rate this game yourself! I did!