posted by xfmelissa (WALNUT CREEK, CA) Jun 9, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
gamers (25%) found this review helpful
I read reviews and I almost did not rent it. I am so glad that I gave it a try for myself. It made me feel like I am playing the first Silent Hill all over again. The fighting can be a bit weird. For example if you just spam the button he will fail around clumsily. But I think that really adds to the game. He is not a trained fighter, he is not going to do crazy combos. You have to time your hits, be patient, and learn when to run. It is a survival game!
There are a bunch of hidden little things for fans of the previous game to find, paintings, music, and references. I will admit they got me once or twice and I am not usually one to jump in games or movies.
Yes some things a bit predictable if you are a fan of the previous games. But if anything it only gives you expertise to the town.
I love it and I highly recommend it.
posted by eharvey_4 (POMPANO BEACH, FL) Jun 5, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
I don't know about anyone else, but I loved this game. It is not at all scary like the previous ones, but it does have a good story to it. I am a mother of an 8 month old and don't have time to play much, but it took me a total of 15 hours to play the game. I've played all the previous ones and this one is at the top of my list.
I was excited for this game to come out, even when the release date was pushed back, and got it almost as soon as it came out. Over all I loved it. I agree with some of the other reviews that the graphics appeared to be lacking, but I believe that was also a way for them to tie this game in with the other Silent Hill games and I don't believe it detracted much for me. I loved how no matter how bright you set your settings some places just remained dark. I am also a big fan of a good story line and this video game hit the spot. It tied in many functions from the other Silent hill games such as: Shattered Memories and Homecoming quite nicely. My friends and I also noticed that it had a way of being scary without having to constantly out-do itself as the game continued. I was actually more scared by this Silent Hill than many of the others and don't feel like a bad fan for saying this is my favorite Silent Hill by far. Only thing I would really say threw me off was at the end with the save function, I guess I am more used to a game that says something along the line of "Wow you did it now you can play a special version with cooler stuff." while it does has cooler stuff after beating the game I think i would have liked more distinction between the two, or maybe I am just a spoiled gamer. Also, it would have been cool if since there are side missions if those items could be moved over from game to game, but probably still spoiled me. Overall GREAT JOB!