This story is set just before the infestation that happens/happened to Silent Hill.
I really liked this game, it stands alone from other SHs due to the fact that there's no combat, I repeat, no combat. When you aren't searching for clues as to the whereabouts of your missing daughter, you are in no possible danger.
There are various sequences within the game where your world freezes over and is infested by typical SH creatures. During these "battle sequences" if you can call them that. Your only option is to run for your life through the maze that it Silent Hill.
The game maintains it's creepiness, but I found it less-so than the other games in the series. The good story makes up for the missing fear.
Don't expect your typical SH, but do expect a new type of SH focused more on story than combat.
**Note: Replay value of this game is surprisingly high. The answers you give to your psychiatrist throughout the game, plus the mementos/clues you find shape the story. There are 4 endings, thus far I have achieved 2.
5/5 for fun, because the story is great, and it's a new risk the developers took with the series.
4/5 because it's a good game, but at times I felt like I was just playing a movie, which as good and bad qualities.
5/5 for graphics, some of the best I've seen thus far on my psp