Silent Hill: Downpour brings a completely original storyline which follows Murphy Pendleton, a convict stranded in the foggy, malevolent world of Silent Hill. Pendleton begins the game lost and alone in the woods on the outskirts of the fabled town, when his prison transport bus crashes...What happens after this is up to the player, as Silent Hill: Downpour reveals a new, expansive environment that is similarly claustrophobic and where the player is never truly alone.
... However, it's not the best, I'll admit. Before purchasing this game, I thought I'd do a bit of review "research" to see the ratings. Surprisingly, quite a few websites gave this game pretty low ratings. However, being a pretty fair Silent Hill fan (since SH2), I went ahead and BOUGHT it. Yes, I risked wasting close to $60 for a poorly-rated game. Risky move? Definitely. A regret? Absolutely not! Now, some of the overall game-play is a bit surprising.. The major downfall being low frame-rates at times, making you think your console is about to eat dirt. Luckily, these drops in frame-rates are far and in between and shouldn't ruin your overall run-through of the game. In traditional Silent Hill fashion, you've got your introduction to the characters when "needed." It's also more "free-roam" as mentioned instead of having to go from point "A" to point "B" immediately. You have a little bit more feel of "freedom" this time around, and side-quests (which are mostly optional.. though some reward you nicely) to keep you occupied. Besides that, there's some "Easter Eggs" to be found as well. If you've been a fan for a while, you won't be disappointed with new monsters, puzzles, areas, etc..! If you're still hesitant, at least go and rent it! If you're a huge fan/collector, go buy it!
Recommends this product? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:1 week or less
Usage:Every few days
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