If you want to be scared, get Dead Space, which is much better.
This game amounts to an annoying scavenger hunt with a clunky battle interface. Run around this town looking for keys, gas cans, and other objects hidden in random places. The payoff for running around for an hour looking for a gas can? You get to turn on a water pump. How exciting.
On the up side, the game is scary at moments, usually when you enter a new room or new part of the town. The graphics are good, the monsters scary. But this is easily offset by the annoying plotline. The interactions you have with the characters are repetitive and uninformative.
I played this game three nights before getting completely bored, and traded it in to buy Dead Space. The best decision I ever made.
The story is just the same as any other Silent Hill, but this time they took some details from the movie which made the game just a bit different. One good thing about this game is the fighting skills, looks like this time they took some more time working on the body movements.
One thing I have to say is that the riddles are not as hard as they used to be, I remember that on Silent Hill 1, 2 and 3 the riddles were a pain in ars, but on this game I guess they made it easier so more people would play it.
One bad thing is that they added the INVERT feature but it just won't work, and I heard Konami won't fix it so if you use the invert feature then don't even bother renting the game, 'cause I know it would be really hard to get used to something you just don't like.
The graphics are ok, some people will get confused thought, I've heard that the game didn't have good graphics, but believe me, it does, the problem is that the fog make the game look as if it was on PS1, but you can tell it has good graphics when the fog is not around.
The game is good, you'll like it, try it. Some parts of the game are really spooky.
posted by boehmtown (MOUNT ARLINGTON, NJ) Oct 4, 2008
Member since Jun 2006
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
This is the first game I am reviewing and I feel like I need to because I need to let people know, DO NOT RENT THIS GAME IF YOU PLAY WITH AIMING INVERTED. When moving around you can not invert the y axis. There is an option to invert the controls but it only inverts them when shooting which makes it even worse switching back and forth. It is unplayable to me, I have been playing inverted aiming for 10 years and can't just switch back. I have emailed the support team at konami and they said that this is not a flaw it was a design choice, pretty much they told me to deal with it. I am soooooo glad I did not buy this game and decided to rent it first.