Silent Hill: Downpour is...

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by Serge 13, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    ive only ever played whichever one your rumaging around a big school i think. classrooms and stuff.
    i remember me and a friend nearly pissed ourselves w that game.

    since then i havent been very eager finding it, mostly assuming its a console-exclusive thing, but also cus im a sissy when it comes to spooky games after dark :(
  2. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    That was the very first game. I remember me and a friend always played it in the dark and back then it was absolutely frightening, since it was the first game that went with that type of horror. A masterpiece.

    Who are you going to listen to? Me or TheIdiot? :lol:
  3. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
    But what if he buys the game and hates it? :D
  4. zegh8578

    zegh8578 Keeper of the trout Orderite

    Mar 11, 2012
    sometimes you must stand back, and allow people to make their own mistakes!
  5. Serge 13

    Serge 13 Cranium Cat oTO Orderite

    Jul 20, 2006
  6. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Mar 30, 2009
    That describes pretty much all of them :lol:

    I loved the first four but the series was destined to fail after a few games anyways. There's only so many horror movies and books you can reference before you find yourself with nothing left and trying to pass off shallow gimmicks as something new
  7. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    Yeah, but at least for Capcom it has worked out on rare occasions. DR2 was pretty good (not great). Bionic Commando: Rearmed 1 was good.

    However DR2 still could have been better. And BC:R was a straight remake, when Grin tried to do their own game with BC it was awful since they couldn't rely on the strong design template of another game.

    If Ninja Gaiden 3 is any indication, DmC is going to suuuuuuuuck.

    I honestly dunno why Capcom didn't hand the keys over to Platinum Games, who not only knows how to make good action games but would treat the franchise with care since they are made up of most of the team who originally created DMC. :/
  8. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Have you played Homecoming ?
    If so, how does it compare to it ?
  9. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Homecoming is trash, as far as I'm concerned. Downpour has its flaws but it's much better. I liked it a lot, even though it obviously isn't comparable in any way with the first three. Good atmosphere, but it's rarely scary (there are some parts where you are in complete darkness that are terrifying but strangely they are very very few and short). There are some problem with the pacing; before you reach Silent Hill stuff happens but the main story is "put on hold" (you just have the vague objective of reaching the town and then flee), and once you reach SH the game starts throwing side quests at you that can distract you from the plot. Eh.
    Don't play on Hard, some sections are very annoying.

    Quality is a secondary concern for them, relatively speaking. Capcom wants to westernize some of their IPs because they think the western "touch and feel" resonates better with western audiences (=more sales). And since Platinum Games isn't western...
  10. Gaddes

    Gaddes Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 18, 2010
    Compared to Homecoming, it's a worthy game. It doesn't stack up to the first 3 or even 4 IMO, but it's not bad at all. Decent enough for a rental.
  11. Stanislao Moulinsky

    Stanislao Moulinsky Vault Fossil

    Jul 16, 2009
    Konami has also said that they will release patches for this and the HD collection. Maybe they should have done it a bit earlier...
  12. thegaresexperience

    thegaresexperience Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Sep 3, 2010
    I'm watching the "Two Best Friends" play through of Downpour and the game just doesn't appeal to me. The story seems decent, especially since it doesn't revolve around the whole Cult thing and more along the lines of Silent Hill being a town that makes people live out their deepest fears and regrets.

    on the subject of the HD collection: I've heard how shitty they are and IF they do release the patches, maybe I'll decide to buy it, until then I'm contemplating just buying the PS2 version of SH2.