Summary: Now this is my first silent hill game I have ever played. After I played this game I became a fan of silent hill. It is one of the scariest and creepiest games I have ever played, but sadly the game has issues that hold it back from being the best horror game ever. First I want to talk about the good things in the game.
Summary: The graphics in this game are really nice in my opinion The atmosphere is good and I like the way you open the doors with the sneak view. The puzzles are hard for me, and I had to look online for help. The controls when attacking and aiming really annoyed me, and the enemies are very repetitive. I expected a lot more from this game, but overall it is fun and well made.
Summary: This.. is such an awesome game, honestly. I personally love horror and logical games that make you think, and it really fits the bill. Some people just overlook it because they don't pay attention to what's going on and what the characters are saying, but really, it's worth it. The Silent Hill series in itself is freaking amazing, but Downpour has to be one of my favorites.
Summary: Mind you, I'm not completely done with the game yet, which doesn't matter, as I wouldn't put spoilers in any game review that I do, now, or in the future, but what I have played of this game, I deem reviewable, so, here I am, writing a review. Silent Hill Downpour is a separate story from the rest of the games, as most of them are, despite one or two games(EX: Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill Origins).
Summary: If I may, I'd like to begin with a quote from a fellow Amazon reviewer for this title: Joman1000: "Despite that (Silent Hill 1) disturbed me beyond words and gave me recurrent nightmares, I felt compelled to keep coming back for more just because it was such an inexplicable, bizarre, unique, emotional, "otherworldly" experience.
Summary: Downpour is easily the closest the series has come to the quality of the original Team Silent games. While it's not exactly 2 or 3 it's easily on par with 4 in terms of story. The gameplay is solid and interesting and feels like an old school Silent Hill game. Won't be for everyone but it's certainly worth picking up.
Summary: Have you ever noticed that every time a franchise attempts to move in a new direction, masses of fans start their agonized complaining? I love Silent Hill. The series is one of my all time favorites, and playing the original for playstation is still one of the defining moments of my gaming career. I almost missed out on a fantastic experience here. Why? Because so many reviews of Downpour make it sound like trash, totally unworthy of your time or money.
Summary: I really don't know why people haven't mentioned this yet but Silent Hill Downpour can be played in 3D and it's FANTASTIC in 3D. Seriously, not a lot of games are great in 3D but this one just works. Maybe I'm overselling it a tiny bit, but imo it adds about 20% more fun to the game. Certain effects that pops out of the screen just really make a noticeable difference. The game is slow paced so you don't get the big headache you usually get with fast moving scenes.