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E3 2011: Silent Hill: Downpour Hands-On Preview (GamingUnion.net)

Since its debut in 1999, Silent Hill has been at the forefront of survival horror, focusing on psychological thrills and the plight of its "everyman" protagonists. However, the series has arguably lost some relevance, with new competitors such as Dead Space, F.E.A.R. and Left 4 Dead successfully integrating more "Western" concepts into the genre. In response, Silent Hill has been trying to find its identity. Homecoming and Shattered Memories experimented outside the series' traditional realm, but Silent Hill: Downpour seems to represent Konami's attempt to balance these forces. It remains true to the series' roots while drawing from international perspectives.

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Hardedge2440d ago

Even without the sound, it was still pretty atmospheric. I can't wait to try it with headphones on.

Sanrin2440d ago

Rain makes me sleepy, so it's sort of a non-factor for fear here.

Breadisgood2440d ago

I hope it's more like the original two games.

Wolf8732440d ago

I just don't want them to turn the fog into ashes like the movie. I actually think the transition to the hellish world was much more frightening in first 3 games, unlike the new one where they drew the inspiration from the movie. The idea that everything goes black and you suddenly find yourself in different place actually denotes that it might be a whole different world altogether rather than a place that got a new paint job.