posted by UmbrellaCorp (TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA) Mar 14, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
A lot of game magazines and websites have been giving this game a highly underrated score. Its at least 9 worthy. Yes it may not be as true to the roots as people want but it does tie in previous games. Like a random picture on the wall showing shepards glenn from silent hill homecoming, or being able to enter an apartment and it is an exact replica of the room from silent hill 4: the room with a chained door and all. Walking through the town during a rain is as suspenseful as creeping through the darkened areas in Silent Hill and Silent Hill 2.
With some puzzles simple, and others more complex (like reading a poem and using its clues to solve a puzzle similar to silent hill's piano puzzle and the story on the chalkboard) and being able to set your puzzle level harder or easier it is a win win with every type of player. For the true experience I would recommend making the display darker in the options and making the logo barely visible, it makes the lighting and rain effects stands out so much more. Brighter screens really take away the ambiance. Lastly, new game play elements such as balancing on tight walkways, breakable weapons (of which they are everywhere so you never need to look far) and the lack of a radio to let you know something is coming really adds to the suspense in making this game a Silent Hill worthy of the name. Personally, it puts Silent Hill Homecoming to shame, and I am calling this the first next gen Silent Hill.
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!