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Silent Hill: Downpour - PlayStation 3 Standard Edition
- Platform: PlayStation 3
- ESRB Rating: Mature
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
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Staying true to the franchise's original roots, this eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise returns with an all new thought-provoking horror storyline. Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill.
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We're never gonna play another "real" Silent Hill or Resident Evil again. The video game industry has changed and the people who made those games are doing other things. Expecting the same from different people is pointless. People who have never played a Silent Hill game could very well enjoy this one and people who have can too if they let go of the past (for a while) like I did. I treated Downpour as a survival horror game instead of a Silent Hill game and I was able to enjoy it for what it is and also for what it could've been.
It's a new experience with the Silent Hill name slapped on, which unless you wanted that "run in and gun down all the monsters" feel like the older Silent Hill games (which this isn't), then this game is good for what it is.
I would recommend putting off buying this game for about a month or two until Vetra/Konami starts to release some patches, because this game is pretty much broken out of the box. The save system is stupid. When it says that it's saving, it's only saving stats. It saves without telling you, so make sure you walk through a door to a new area or wait until after a cutscene to quit the game.
Another thing that's broken is the survival horror experience, because the game tends to freeze and glitch up while you're playing. It has plenty of framerate issues just like the "Silent Hill HD Collection". Something you would expect from a game like Grand Theft Auto IV or Saints Row The Third, because they're other open-world games. It's a poor excuse because the only time those games drop in frames is if alot is going on like rockets being shot and cars blowing up, etc. This game's issues are noticeable in the first cutscene. When there's monsters on the screen (say two or three), that's when the game glitches up the most. It's even worse than those two games I listed when rockets and cars are blowing up all on screen for simply just walking down the road. For a game that downgrades all textures around you when you simply look at the map (playing at full 720P), it seems to lag ALOT. If you don't believe me, check out some videos on YouTube of other people playing (NOT the developers).Read more ›
This particular game is only enjoyable if you have enjoyed the series past games. If you have never played a Silent Hill game do not start with this one. The game does have it problem but they can be easily overlooked if you enjoy the series itself.
Most recent customer reviews
Great game!!! First Silent Hill game I've played. I gotta admit though, I've got scared a couple times, lol.Published 1 month ago by Syn Cloud
A gift so give it a rating on my own as I have not heard from the recipient.Published 11 months ago by M.L. Eastwood
I'm one of Silent Hill's biggest fans, and aside from a few roller-coaster like moments that seemed to have crept into the survival horror genre lately, this one is just as good,... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Duncan Ralston
This is the first silent hill I've played and it was worth it!
might pick up the silent hill collection now.
Okay, this isn't any fun, having to say that a SH game sucked, because I have all the previous ones and pretty much adore this series more than any other... Read morePublished on June 12 2012 by S. J. B.
Not a bad game, but certainly not as good as previous ones in this series.
I just found that if the game had more music/sounds/more interesting puzzles it could have... Read more