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IGN - A Storm is Coming in Silent Hill: Downpour

IGN - Silent Hill: Downpour is probably not the Silent Hill game you're expecting, maybe even hoping for. Many of the calling cards from previous Silent Hill games, including a score by Akira Yamaoka, heavy exploration elements, and even much of the town itself won't be appearing in the game. Instead, it will focus on combat and puzzles, new previously unexplored areas of the town, and a new mechanic involving rain (hence the name, Downpour). However, after playing the recent build, I can say that this is the most engaging time I've had with a Silent Hill game in years

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LeShin2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

From the preview :"To be sure, Silent Hill: Downpour is a marked departure from the rest of the series. The game feels more action-oriented than previous Silent Hill games, and a bit more linear. You were a bit freer to explore the town and check out your surroundings in other games in the franchise, but Downpour goes a more cinematic route, moving you from set piece to set piece quickly"

<sigh> I give up. Konami? Go back and play Silent Hill 1,2 and even 3 just so you remember why they were so good! Seems it's yet another Silent Hill I'm gonna pass on. Maybe Sony could develop another Forbidden Siren to scare the crap outta me as the genre 'survival' horror seems to be going down the toilet at the moment.

Ser2144d ago

Meh, I'm still going to give it a shot, even though it doesn't sound promising at all...

I would love a new Siren...

jony_dols2144d ago (Edited 2144d ago )

LeShin obviously didn't read all of the preview:

'As someone who felt the series peaked at Silent Hill 2, my time with Downpour was definitely a positive experience...It hasn't been something I've said in a while now, but Silent Hill is back on my radar.'

dark-hollow2143d ago

The horror genre sucked so much this gen its not funny!!

jony_dols2143d ago

Amnesia The Dark Descent which is said by many to be the scariest game of all-time, begs to differ.

dark-hollow2143d ago (Edited 2143d ago )

Yes! Besides amnesia!
Its truly a horror game. You cant hurt the monster.
You cant even look at their faces without going insane (in-game and in real life lol)
And That water part really gave me nightmares!