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GF Rating
6.5

1160 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Is Scilet Hill, but bugs abound

posted by SeiferJ (RACINE, WI) Jan 9, 2013

Member since Mar 2012

At first I really liked the game and the direction it was taking. It felt like a Silent Hill game. I liked that the town is a little more free-roam, and the game is not so linear; what with the side quests, and story options (kill or spare). The game features multiple endings, all of which are easy to get,; but require multiple play throughs (classic silent hill). I think the scenery was very good, and the scares and shocks are plentiful. That's the good.

As for the bad...
I don't know how this game got approved for production.
The game lags all the time. It feels like I was playing a massively multilayer on line game with a bad connection, it lags so much! This should have been a huge red flag in testing.
Also I hate how the game is designed so that you're gonna die lots of times, but that's OK to the game. You'll just continue from the auto save moments before. I hated this. I hate dieing; but in this game, there's not much avoiding it on first run through. There are alot of parts where you are running though a maze like area whith a distructive void chasing you. If you chose the wrong way or move too slow, you die. Also there are slide parts, where you have too steer left or right and avoid instant death, or balance beams feature constantly where you can fall to your death. Another horrible thing is that there are points in the story where you HAVE lose all your inventory (ammo & health packs).
This is not a very good survival horror. With the losses of inventory, why bother hording supplies at all?! And the constant auto saves, make it so every bit of the game is just trial and error till I get to the next (very close) checkpoint.
Lastly the game just ended before I was ready. I got to the last area of the town, and did one innocuous thing, next thing I know, all my inventory is gone, and I'm at the final battle area with no way to head back to the main town, and do all the side quests I was engaged in.

This game could have been great; instead only

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

bummed out

posted by kingkaze1990 (DENVER, CO) Dec 3, 2012

Member since Dec 2012

To tell you the truth this game makes me motion sick. 20 25 minutes into game play i get an upset stomach and headache.... bummer

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Would be a 8 if the combat system wasn't so bad.

posted by Kusuke (FLORAL CITY, FL) Nov 2, 2012

Member since Oct 2012

The story is good, the characters are good, but the combat system kills a lot of the enjoyment you'd have.

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