Silent Hill Downpour
I have been waiting 2 years for this game and it's finally here! The town of Silent Hill has evolved in this game and become more elaborate and beautiful then ever before. The game features tiny details to disorient you, causing the game to be even scarier than many of the past games in the series. The game stays true to the brilliant franchise and really does a good job of bringing you back to the horrifying town. Silent Hill Downpour (Silent Hill 8) is simply beautiful.
My only complaint is a glitch in the graphics, causing things to look very sketchy and pixelated once in a while (especially during cut scenes) The game however is still worth buying!
Excited, for sure.
I'm looking forward to this one, mostly because I think that, finally, Silent Hill is going to stop being trashy and get good again. The first three were terrifying, and the fourth was pretty good, but after that the series completely fell apart. It felt like they were trying to be Resident Evil in Silent Hill with worse controls and worse plot lines. Then, Downpour came along and I was like, "The dark is receding! Or, more accurately, the dark is finally coming back!" I'm looking forward to many tense moments, huddled up in a blanket with a bag of Snickers and a glass of Coke, pushing myself through another psychological onslaught. My only concern, for now, is the music. Akira Yamaoka was downright brilliant, and I don't know much about this next guy. Akira really made those tense moments shine, like in SH2 at the beginning with 'White Noiz'. Even so, I'm laying my hopes into this next installment and hoping that I can thoroughly enjoy Downpour. Even if it does scare the pants off of me.
The Revival Of Silent Hill?
The developers are claiming that Silent Hill: Downpour will be a glorious re-invention of the series, but I'm not so sure. They say it will have breakable weapons, less inventory items, few firearms (if any at all), more exploration, and tougher puzzles. For instance: You'll be fighting off monsters with whatever rusty farm tool that happens to be nearby--until it breaks and then you have to make a mad dash for another. This could be either an ingenious device to give players an ever-present sense of fear, or it could make the game a frustrating mess. Less inventory could mean the absence of healing items all together, and a sort of "hide-and-heal" mechanic that we often see in first-person shooters. If everything comes together right, Silent Hill: Downpour might be the breath of fresh air the series needs. Based on the trailer videos, the graphics and overall aesthetic impress...but will the story and gameplay deliver? We'll just have to wait and see.
The way resident evil 5 should have gone.
Ok, so this looks like it will be more like the original. Explore find things that unlock your path on to a different area.
This is were resident evil 5 and ya resident 4 too took their turns for the worst. (don't get me wrong both were excellent games.) They lacked the exploring and puzzles that made the first games of their times stand out.
This game looks like it will bring back that nature of game where you might actually have to explore more then one area before you can move forward. You may have to backtrack to find that one thing you missed/need to move on. maybe your weapon broke and you don't have another one and you need to survive till the darkness fades away. Or the if i turn this corning in the light there's a dead body hanging from a fence, but durning the darkness that body has found a way to move. Maybe it be off the chains that hold it there, or maybe it will still be stuck there but the item will be behind it.
Either way this game has the graphics the original one couldn't have back then. If the music and gameplay step up it will be a fantastic game.
I have played all the Silent hill games and even my kids like having me ply cause it's like a movie to them. When I saw the video on a gamer website< I fell in love...... You can now set it up the way you want to play, if like fighting more than thinking you can set puzzles lower and fighting higher and vise verse. Me I like the puzzle part more, I like to think and find the story line, not just rush through the game for the bare minimum to beat the game. And the fact that you can explore all the bldg's now is AWESOME..... I cannot wait! I use to have my husband play the games while I watch but now I play them with my kids! :)
Looking Forward To It.
As a big Silent Hill fan, I'm excited to play this game. It'll be interesting to see where the Silent Hill saga goes next. I'm hoping for something better than Homecoming, which wasn't bad but wasn't great either, but I'm especially hoping they don't just continue to re-use the Silent Hill 2 story, such as killing someone and forgetting about it, like Homecoming. The graphics look beautiful, and the monsters look scary. Though I doubt we'll ever have games as great as 1-3 again, I hope this turns out to be a nice addition to the series.
Unique Turn Into A Strange Town
Everybody who knows silent hill knows what to expect in a silent hill game. This game delivers creepy atmosphere, struggle to survive in this crazy town, an odd but satisfying story with multiple endings, staying true to a silent hill nature of game-play with fog and rain to hide enemies, and this game adds new items to the series such as new monsters/new ways to fight them. Overall Silent Hill Downpour is a crazy train ride you wouldn't want to miss with nice visuals and graphics combine with its game-play make it a good horror and console game. Enjoy!
a possible silent hill revival??
ive been a fan of silent hill ever since the first one came out, even here on my deployment to iraq i still have all of them with me and enjoy them when i get the chance,however i seem to think that the past couple of silent hill titles seem to be lacking that special spark that previous titles had. "silent hill 4: the room," "homecoming," "shattered memories," and "origins," all were lacking, they just didnt have the original spark that the old ones had but this new one seems to have a decent amount of leverage baking it up. it seems that the new producers took the series and re-amped it up and took the original concept of the game and put a new and suprisingly well twist on it. all i can say is that i look forward to this new title and i hope that i can get some good scares out of it
I've played EVERY silent hill game to date, and I cant wait to play this. Unfortunantly it seems more story driven and lacks the perfect blend of survival horror, open world exploration, and action. From whatI've seenof the game, I can easily say that the graphics are gorgeous, and the framrate seems really smooth. But what makes me most excited is that the lead character is a convict. Now I'm left wondering how his previous jailtime, and criminal mindset will have a lasting effect on the story. Either way, I cant wait.
I have played all Silent Hill games up to date, and this is honestly the best Silent Hill game I've played since 2 or 3. It was a great way to get fans to experience Silent Hill once again. The graphics were a bit funny at times, and the monsters were mediocre, but the story and the character development was good, old-fashioned Silent Hill; Not to mention the amazing puzzles you had to solve! Now I know a lot of people bashed this game, however, I really see no reason at all to be upset or unsatisfied with this game.