Summary: The game is great and a cool suspense movie type story with great bad guys, lets just say, your first time around playing the game you will die A LOT especially when you get to meet one of the types of bad guys called "The Needlers" they are crazy hard to kill till you figure out how to deal with them and even then still challenging. If you like creepy dark and disturbing games with a lot of weird deformed bad guys this is the one for you.
Summary: Great game and I love it so much. However, there are a few things players should be warned about. 1) There are no achievements for the PS3 version of this game unlike the Xbox version. If you don't care about them, then you don't need to worry about it. 2) The costumes suck. The best ones (in my opinion) are the default and young Alex. The 'Boogeyman Alex' was the default with one addition. In my opinion, better costumes would have made the game better.
Summary: because its amazing and aside from SH2, my fave SH game and story. I hate how its extremely underrated and bashed on by the old fans. my personal favorite is SH2, out of all games, but this is comes close in 2nd. The story line was amazing though the storyline was a struggle at times.