I wanted to like this game is really did the puzzles were good but the lag and sloppy fighting mechanics made certain stages harder then they should. I would say if your a fan of the series then you might could stomach those issues but for me it became way to frustrating and wasn't the game for me.
posted by kinjo (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA) Dec 7, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
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Well after playing through the whole game, I have to agree with IGN. This game is horrible. Let's start with the fact that it will lag and freeze when entering new areas or when the rain starts. Also, after loading into a new area, the textures take a minute to load in, and the graphics are not that impressive. How about the game play? Well as mentioned, the combat sucks. It would not be so bad if the weapons did not degrade so quickly. Sure wooden sticks will break in a couple of hits, but a shotgun or fire axe will not. I found it very frustrating when my firearms got broken or taken away, especially when there are so few lying around. Your character will also stop running after so long, which is really not cool when running from the vortex or monsters. Let's not forget the 'hop in and out of the window twenty times' problem. I am not BS'ing if you do not move straight after climbing a ladder or crawling through a window, you will find yourself repeating the motion. The lack of direction is also an issue. I would not recommend this game unless the person I'm recommending it to loves screaming at games because they are so frustrating.
Well what I always say is "if it's not broke don't fix it" but in the case with the Silent Hill franchise it looks like their fixes broke the game for me. What happened to the challenging puzzle aspects from the old ones? This game was a breeze which made it it very mundane. The most interesting part was the story line, why I gave it a 2, but the fact that I was bored 45 minutes into the game left me to look up spoilers online. If you are a true SH fan I would not rent this game. I was hoping it was capture my imagination as 1,2 and 3 did but it's just another fail SH IMO.