I don't know how I feel about downpour.as such, I did like how Murphy could use anything ]as a weapon but I hated the otherworld shifts and over all environment, the story kinda sucked I mean what's wrong with killing a paedophile? I wish there was more depth into it and it should've collided with the original story line.also monsters and boss was not scary at all! Also I got so angry when I got my demon statue and I lost it straight away when I went to outlook penitentiary.
I think it was more about the fact that the good cop guy suffering due to murphys revenge. But all in all story wasstale should've brought in pyramid head I was too busy feeling sorry for Murphy more than anything else. The game also has so much glitches that a screamer stretched like an elastic band and launched in the air.
that's true, I still think they should've made his story darker and i'm getting more of an Arkham asylum feel rather than silent hill, I didn't like it and the side quests were so tedious on the plus side at least he didn't complain about a door being locked he smashed it instead
It would be more productive to talk about what you did like about downpour as opposed to just writing in the negative. Enlightenment or a change in opinion can not come if all of us just TELL YOU TO LOVE Downpour. It's something you have to work on and experience for yourself. Members on this website have changed my opinion on a lot of the silent hill games. But, if you didn't like downpour then okay that's that. Next topic?
Deadalux wrote:Enlightenment or a change in opinion can not come if all of us just TELL YOU TO LOVE Downpour
Not that some fans won't try
Building a solid critique against something is fine. If you love something you have to be brave enough to come to terms with its' flaws and love it anyway, or if you don't love it you need to be able to say why. If you can put down into words a full argument against Downpour, who would we be to tell you it's not reason enough? This, though, comes off as you just throwing out random insults, if that makes sense. You say you don't like the atmosphere. Why? What would have made it scarier for you? Like, "I didn't like the atmosphere. I felt like it wasn't strong enough. I feel it was sabotaged by the number of characters you meet so I didn't feel lonely and thus scared." or "I feel like it wasn't scary enough because the monsters were too human" or "the world was too well lit" or "Murphy wasn't tormented enough" or… whatever your reason is! You have to explain it or, like Deadalux said, there's no discussion.
And what kind of monster would feel no guilt over killing a man, any man, even their son's murderer and a pedophile? Murphy became a murderer too, in doing so. Was that what his son would have wanted? Who knows? Murphy is in a maelstrom of guilt and emotion over the loss of his son, the killing of the perpetrator, and eventually the death of Frank Cunningham because of him (whether he did it or not; the ambiguity over that is the main thing I hated about the game). He has plenty of reasons to fear the law and himself and the Bogeymen in the closet… Napier is just one of many things that lies heavily on Murphy's mind. It's what makes him a character.
I did enjoy the gameplay however it did not feel like silent hill at all and I just wish they would stick to the similar themes of sh2 the otherworld shifts felt more like Alice in Wonderland rather than creepy messed up silent hill.
I did enjoy the gameplay however it did not feel like silent hill at all
But what does Silent Hill "feel" like? I don't think there really is a "SH feel", it's just something arbitrary that the individuals who play the game come up with. All of the different games had their own feel. Downpour has the Downpour feel.
I just wish they would stick to the similar themes of sh2 the otherworld shifts felt more like Alice in Wonderland rather than creepy messed up silent hill.
I disagree. SH2 should be left alone -- we don't need anymore games drawing inspiration from it or trying to be like it.
It varies from person to person. SH1 and SH4 were the only ones I were ever really scared by, and even then, that was when I was a lot younger than I am now. I don't consider horror, or being scared, as crucial elements to the series.
GreyWolf93 wrote:Isn't it a survival horror though? so i would assume horror is one of the key elements of silent hill.
That's what most people lump it in as, but SH has always been more along the lines of a psychological thriller, or psychological horror moreso than outright survival horror. Even Resident Evil stopped being actual survival horror as the series expanded.
Even so, just because something is branded as horror, doesn't mean it will scare everyone that watches/plays it. I've ran into a lot of people who said they weren't scared by Amnesia, for example.