posted by ilovebiohazard (SAINT PAUL, MN) Jul 5, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
I have played all of the Silent Hill games (even origins) and I can say this was not terrible. I liked how the developers/producers had his or her own take on the "Other world" and it was challenging on hard. The story was ok, not a total "mind blowing" but had its moments.
The thing I did not like was the total lack of a variety of monsters. I know the other Silent Hill games only had about 5 monsters you encounter on a daily basis, but the monsters in downpour seemed so boring and about 4 of them I thought we modeled after 1 monster which took the "scare" factor out - making it seem very repetitive.
All in all I would give this Silent Hill a 5 because the story was ok (not great), the monsters, and the music (sorry I love Mr. Yamaoka - it really makes the game).
Give it a try if you like Silent Hill - if you have never played... Give the first one to 4 a try.
The story line was really good and kept you interested, yet wasn't quite as gory or gruesome as past Silent Hill games.
The Fighting in this game was kind of annoying, although you usually had plenty of items to use in enemy encounters. the enemy AI kept them just out of reach and they leap ridiculously at the most inopportune times.
The "Other World" in this game is very frustrating. Its mostly just running away from some crazy vortex thing. Oh, and by running, i mean hoping you survive long enough to hit some sort of checkpoint.
If you want a game with a good scare factor though, this probably isn't your game.
It was an alright game, and if I had not ever played the ones prior to Downpour, I would have probably liked it a LOT more. I had no idea what it was about this game that just did not feel like Silent Hill. It is good, but not....in terms of Silent Hill-esque. Konami was not a part of this Silent Hill game, and you could really tell. :(