I saw that this game had some really bad reviews but as a fan of the series I felt I still needed to check it out. First thing to mention is that the combat is horrible. However, this game tries hard to make the player avoid conflict so the bad combat isn't too much of an issue as long as you're not blood thirsty and fight everything you see. There's some great scare moments and the atmosphere is great. I would say this probably had the 2nd best story in the series next to Silent Hill 2. If you're a fan of the series (love the setting, puzzles, scares, and weird stories) rent it for sure, if not then I wouldn't bother with it (go play resident evil or any number of horror games with better controls/combat).
The graphics aren't the best and the combat, although expanded, is still pretty bad. The main storyline following the tribulation of Murphy was great and the added atmosphere set by the side quests were fantastic. I very much liked the addition of the concept of storms even if the actual combat didn't provide, and I was glad with the amount of roaming one could do. Diehard fans might be upset with lack of puzzle difficulty and actual horror. Casual players will be fine with it.
posted by SilentWaffle709 (TUCSON, AZ) Mar 27, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
First of all a very good game but not very scary or disturbed like the old silent hills we love and know but still great the fighting mechanics in the game could be improved gives a great creepy atmosphere but could be easily lost so I insist on using a map i do recommend but still not the best silent hill but is a great game. I give it a 7