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Silent Hill: Downpour- More Psycho Scares and Puzzles, Less Gunplay.

Most of us are aware that Silent Hill: Downpour failed to deliver on its original release time when last November came and went without even a mention of its release. However, as the new release date enters our radar (scheduled March launch) the game’s producer, Devin Shatsky, alongside the development team, has revealed some interesting new directions the series will be taking in this next big release.

First off, Downpour looks to be going back to the game-design of earlier installments – placing a focus on the world and enemies and their connection to Murphy’s (the protagonist) background. The goal seems to be an aim for realism – they’ll be limits placed on how much you can carry; weak weapons will break; weather will change and, presumably, influence the monsters that are encountered... Overall, it seems like Downpour will be going in a direction which encourages gamers to explore; a wonderful facet of the survival horror genre...

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banjadude2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

"In fact, Shatsky admits these monsters were one of the mistakes of Homecoming (the 6th installment of the series, 2007): “introducing monsters from previous games...didn’t really make sense. The core fans called us out on that, and rightfully so.”

Hmmm, did not know that was an issue. Personally, it never crossed my mind that it "didn't make sense". But, than (then?) again, I'm one of the very few people who actually enjoyed Homecoming...

Kyosuke_Sanada2150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

Silent Hill is a town that creates nightmares from the protagonist's (or antagonist's) insecurities and fears which is why a lot of fans including myself were peeved of the inclusion of Pyramid Head yet again. There is a lot of symbolism in each creature so I advise checking out the Silent Hill wiki for details.

Alos882150d ago (Edited 2150d ago )

I've heard that your inventory is pretty limited for realism's sake, so you won't be able to carry 20 health drinks and not face repercussions anymore. Seems ok to me, but I think I'll miss having infinite pockets sometimes.

Venox20082149d ago

I really hope that they'll deliver a good game.. Homecoming was ok game to me like a horror game, but not too much like a Silent Hill.. other thing I really enjoyed Origins and Shattered memories, so I hope that this one is a good too..