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Chad Review: Silent Hill Downpour is the worst of the Silent Hill series

Chad.co.uk writes: You know the old saying “it never rains but it pours” well here’s another one, “I don`t want to rain on your parade” because KONAMI I am about to do just that. (PC, PS3, Silent Hill: Downpour, Xbox 360) -

ritsuka666  +   1257d ago
I'm not surprised one bit. the series has been going downhill ever since Konami started whoring it out to random developers.Silent Hill were the pinnacles of their genre. now that genre is pretty much dead.
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jc48573  +   1257d ago
we also have the worst port of Silent Hill HD collection.
JellyJelly  +   1256d ago
I still long for a survival horror game that's built 90% around suspense and 10% around fighting monsters. If the fighting is even necessary. A horror game where you actually need to run away from what's chasing you instead of just shooting it dead.
fastNslowww  +   1256d ago
err, yeah that's Silent Hill downpour. you played it?
fastNslowww  +   1256d ago
lol, PLAY the game...it's one of the best survival horrors this generation on consoles. Don't go by this flawed hateful review.
n4gisatroll  +   1256d ago
...this title alone makes this article complete bs. Downpour is pretty good. Homecoming was def the worst as far as I can tell. And in my opinion, its right there with silent hill 2 and 3.
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felidae  +   1256d ago

Downpour is a great game. The framerate could have been better ...
fastNslowww  +   1256d ago
this a joke?

Downpour, IMO is the best survival horror this generation, some of the best puzzles and immersive environments I've seen. Not to mention the scares in certain parts of the game. It's very tension field at moments.

The game relies on escaping and rarely using weapons, a true survival horror concerning limitations, etc. something we haven't seen in awhile.
Acquiescence  +   1256d ago
Lol no...
The worst installments in the Silent Hill franchise are The Room and Homecoming. The latter obviously screwed up by having too much emphasis on combat, a rehashed plot ripped from Silent Hill 2 and an art style influenced by the film. The Room however was just a complete mess. A protagonist shorn of personality, a finicky inventory system, irritating ghost enemies, the fact that the second portion of the game reused all previous locations, the fact that the second half became an escort mission, burping monsters, possessed wheelchairs, having to tolerate Walter's cackling soundbite everytime you run into him.

Downpour is flawed, and could have spent a little more time in development polishing off its technical performance, but it gets so much right and remains true to the survival-horror genre. And we all know how precious little survival-horror there has been this gen.
Jovahkiin  +   1256d ago
I though downpour was amazing, how all the plots come together and how all the different endings were realised.

Great game.
Venox2008  +   1256d ago
great game, I think that Homecoming was the worst, but still it wasn't a bad game
ThatEnglishDude  +   1256d ago
While I don't speak as highly as most of you do about Downpour, I wouldn't say it was the worst. However, I get the feeling when playing it that the game is being held together by duct tape. What I mean by that is it's just so technically messy. Glitches, poor presentation, framerate issues, bugs, it's just a cockfuck of issues that really bring the game down.

I can't help but feel that this franchise is now being made by fans of the original games, yet they never seem to capture what made them games so good. What we have here, is a Western studio trying to do a Japanese take ON Western horror. It all gets lost in translation and the end result is a half baked imitation of what used to be something spectacular. Where's the symbolism, the creatively designed monsters, the mindfuck's that distort the players sense of reality, where's all that gone? The otherworld in Downpour also left me feeling empty. Not only did you visit the otherworld only a handful of times throughout the game, but I really wish I had the opportunity to explore it more. The whole time was spent running and I felt it kinda wasted an interesting environment.

All in all, it was OK but nothing remarkable.

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