Excerpt: Well, for those of you who like sequels, we have another one for you. This time around, we get to play through the eyes of Henry Townsend who was unfortunate enough to get apartment Room 302. Silent Hill 4 takes place in what is downtown USA.
Excerpt: Though Resident Evil is the game considered responsible for bringing the survival horror game into the mainstream, there are far more hardcore and graphic offerings available, just waiting to give their punters a fright.
Excerpt: If Resident Evil is the pioneer of the modern survival horror sub-genre, and believe me it is, then its illegitimate love child with atrocity is the Silent Hill series. Taking its inspiration from such mind-bending horror movies like Jacob’s Ladder, the Silent Hill series has been giving us chills...
Pros: + Updated game play elements.
Cons: - Felt somewhat disjointed from the series as a whol
Excerpt: The Silent Hill series has always been one of Konami's best series, providing strong psychological horror elements that separates itself most of the competition. Previous installments focused on developments of the main character and their relationship to the dark town of Silent Hill.
Pros: Change in story and concept direction is refreshing, Improved melee combat, Excellent graphics
Cons: Few puzzles, bosses and too many visits to the same locations, Main character is a bore, Babysitting duty in second half is annoying
Summary: Henry Townshend finds himself trapped in his apartment that has been cursed by a deeply rooted evil. Only by exploring mysterious portals leading to disturbing alternate worlds can Henry begin to uncover the truth.
Excerpt: If you read my recent preview, I was enthusiastic as hell about it. The gameplay was updated, the game was genuinely scary, there were interesting puzzles to solve that were centered around the game's new dynamic, and it still felt like Silent Hill .
Conclusion: So how is it, then, that The Room is still a nigh-on-essential purchase for fans of the series? There's no doubt that it's not as good as previous versions, but this simple acknowledgment shouldn't make it automatic write off. For a start it's still a fine yarn, and one you'll want to stick with.
Conclusion: Das alles sind Punkte, die in die Prozente gehen. All jene, die über diese Kritik hinwegsehen können und sich mal wieder so richtig der Angst hingeben wollen, kommen an Silent Hill 4 dennoch nicht vorbei.
Conclusion: >>> En conclusión: Se acabaron los largos paseos por la niebla, la linterna o las habitaciones oscuras típicas de la saga. Y esque Konami ha decidido renovar la saga con un juego que desvorda originalidad y tiene un argumento que atrapa como pocos en detrimento de el terror de anteriores entregas.