I had really high hopes for this game and it had been one that I'd wanted to play since it first came out, but I'm glad now that I only rented it and didn't buy it. The game play controls are obnoxious, and maybe that's just the Wii platform, but still. The story line is boring. There's nothing very scary about the game with the exception of the nightmare chase scenes which lose their charm after about the second one. Aside from the psychiatrist painting your profile throughout the game there's nothing about this game that makes it a "must play" game. I haven't played any of the other Silent Hill games, but if they're anything like Shattered Memories then I think I'll pass.
posted by Templar0384 (FREDERICKSBURG, VA) Aug 19, 2011
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As a SH fan of the first three games, I am really disappointed with this one. I don't like the story/character changes one bit.
The most frustrating part are the nightmare sequences where you are chased by really plain looking monsters and you have no way to kill them or heal yourself. They jump on you and you have to shake them off with the wii mote and nunchuck which is harder than it sounds. They slow you down and then a bunch of other monsters creep up and jump on you, too. So you're pretty much screwed when they're all gathered around you. Flares help, but there's not nearly enough to last the whole time. The more they grab you the more damage you take and the slower you run. To add insult to injury most of the corridors look all the same so it feels like you're going in circles, as it's pretty easy to get turned around. You'll work up a sweat doing this both from physically waving the wii mote and from the frustration. Other than that I can't describe how upsetting these sequences were. I gave up during one in the middle of the game and am sending the disc back.
Other things I disliked about the game was that you have to listen to messages on your phone, but most of them were unintelligible because of static.
I also thought some of the questions were too personal. I wouldn't recommend playing this with someone or having someone watch you play it, because some of the questions are about your sexuality and it can be a tad uncomfy.
I did like how interactive the game was and I was interested in learning more about the story, but that doesn't make up for how unplayable this game is.