Rely on Horror: Silent Hill Downpour Review

Rely on Horror: Despite the issues with the game, I feel they are outweighed by how much this game did right. This Silent Hill fan feels right as rain.

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Virtual_Reality4461d ago

Interesting, looks like Vatra Games nailed it.

Ethereal4461d ago

Hmmm, well then. I am really happy to see this, coming from a huge fan of the originals. Eager to see more reviews.

SovereignSnaKe4461d ago

-Good to hear, I'm going to play this after Mass Effect III, It will be nice to play a game that isn't surrounded with so much bitching and hating for a while... *Hopefully* :)


I have no idea about how this new SH is going (I'm avoiding videos and images this time, just like the first time I played SH, much of the terror come from having no idea of what kind of disgusting monster may or may not be waiting for you in the fog) but considering that the fans of the franchises are very conservative about gameplay and atmosphere, I can see SH getting "fan trolled" too.

I mean, there's people still bitching about Team Silent disbanding back in 2005 and downplaying every developer that filled in the void ever since.

But I wouldn't compare the buzz to ME3 as this game not only is suffering from fan backlash (in my opinion justifiable, afterall the removing of end changing choices is a step back considering past games have it) as it has a lot of non fans "concerned" with the day one DLC bullcrap (again, I wouldn't blame the fans, and I agree that the DLC strategy is lame, but many people are just using it to downplay ME3 while they overlook the same problem in other games).

Ahasverus4461d ago (Edited 4461d ago )

Edit: lol nevermind, I thought you were talking about DP but were talking about ME3, my apologies.

SovereignSnaKe4461d ago

-Very true, there is no comparison, it's just sad, i love Mass Effect so much, and then i go on the blog sites and its rant after rant. However, Perhaps I'll get angry when i finish it today or tomorrow and see this ending that everyone is ready to chop heads off over.

Anyways, after i posted i redacted on all the people yelling over on Amazon message boards about the new Voice overs in the HD collection. I played SH:2 so many years ago i can't even remember the Voice acting, but i guess they put in new and old options. And yes, the Silent Hill fans have also been a rabid bunch, especially after Homecoming.. ugh.. which that game... I really wanted to like it, I liked the atmosphere for the first 5 hours, then it quickly fell apart with VERY clunky combat, where I'm all about the Exploration.

DoctorXpro4461d ago

Im playing at the moment and its better than Homecoming not amazing graphics but if u are a Silent Hill fan u gonna like it.

Laxman4461d ago

Where is the game out? Doesnt come out will next month here :(

DoctorXpro4461d ago

If u don't believe check my gamertag Major Xpro, Im big fan of Silent Hill this one is not the best one but if u are a silent Hill fan u play any, that's why I cant wait for the HD collection

Laxman4460d ago

Oh no, im not saying I dont believe you or anything. I was just wondering where you are from, in case I am able to import it from there and save myself waiting till next month to play it.

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The Best Silent Hill Characters Ranked

A breakdown of the best Silent Hill Characters that inspired and frightened gamers.

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The Complete Ranking of Silent Hill Games from Worst to Best

The sirens are sounding again, beckoning you back to the foggy ghost town as we rank all the Silent Hill games, from the chilling classics to the misguided missteps.

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Vits216d ago

I mostly disagree with Downpour's position. Yeah, the game is not amazing by any stretch of the imagination but is much better than the HD Collection and Homecoming. The main issue is the performance, but that was mitigated by the patches, especially on the PS3. Personally, I put it a little behind Origins and The Room.

Having Restless Dreams as a different entry from Silent Hill 2 is also a choice.

bfrye26216d ago

Normally, we would not consider it a different game (Restless Dreams), but since it had a very different critical reception and had new content, it was allowed. As for Downpour, I would agree, but since that one is subjective, we let him make his case for the placement.

gold_drake216d ago

silent hill 2 is definitely the best one out of those.

for me personally, the whole ritual/cult stuff was always so weird to me in all the other games.

CrimsonWing69215d ago

No disrespect but I put SH2 over 1. 1 is fantastic, but 2 took it all up a level.

bfrye26215d ago

We agree, that is why the writer put it in top place!


PS3 Prices Have Officially Exploded (and they’re not done)

The Ghetto Gamer has been predicting and tracking PS3 prices over the past year. The last few months have seen a massive spike in the pricing of PS3 games, and it may be too late to pick up some of the more rare and hard-to-find ones at a reasonable price. Some of these are nuts.

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isarai1141d ago

Again, seen this coming from the start, glad I already bought everything I wanted over the years 👌

XiNatsuDragnel1141d ago

Well This is nut is this PS true masterplan.

isarai1141d ago

This happens to every retro console, there's a tipping point, this is ps3's tipping point

waverider1141d ago

Stil remember selling ps3 titles to buy a PS4. but i keept the ones i liked more. Did the same with the titles of the PS4 to get a PS5.

Terry_B1141d ago

Nice..maybe it pays off that I still have around 80 PS3 games in physical form..