Downpour does a few things right, but the good points are so thoroughly eclipsed by the awful combat that it's not even worth going into them. The combat absolutely ruins the experience. It is, without question, the worst I can remember in any game I've played in my life. It's unmanageable, cumbersome and infuriating in every possible way.
If only the final section didn't depend on it so much (and didn't also simply take away all the health packs and ammo I'd hoarded the entire time for that exact possibility), I might have even finished the game. Absolutely appalling.
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
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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.