So, Destructoid´s Jim Sterling, who claims to be a 'Silent Hill nut', says that based on what he saw at E3, Downpour really let him down..here are some parts of his impressions, if you wanna read the whole thing, go here: http://www.destructoid.com/e3-silent-hill-downpour-let-me-down-felt-poor-203550.phtml
Silent Hill 2 is my favorite game of all time, and hearing that Downpour was evoking its spirit while successfully trying new things turned me on.
Man, what a letdown.
If I had to name E3's biggest disappointment, it would be playing Silent Hill: Downpour and getting what looked like an even less enthralling version of Silent Hill: Homecoming. Yet again, the aesthetic of the Silent Hill movie is the one being copied, in a world that, so far, doesn't look much like Silent Hill at all, and the combat ... oh the combat ...
Somehow, fighting feels worse than Homecoming or even the original PlayStation 2/Xbox titles. Murphy can't fight for shit, which makes me wonder why he's an escaped convict as he could only be capable of jaywalking at the worst. You can pick up all sorts of weapons from the environment, including bottles and fire extinguishers, but they're all useless in their own unique way, be they too slow, too close-ranged, or simply incapable of connecting with a foe correctly.
The game cynically tries to make the monsters scary by giving them grab and scream attacks that immobilize Murphy and require the waggling of the movement stick to free him. The trouble is they spam these attacks over and over again, and there's absolutely zero tension in that.Sure, the very first time might induce a bit of cheap panic, but by the fifth time you've had to jostle the stick about like Michael J. Fox on cocaine, it just becomes tiresome and repetitive. There's no horror to be found in that.
With all respect to my colleague Dale North, who is just as much a Silent Hill nut as I am and whose opinion I respect and often seek, I'm going to have to contest his assertion that it's safe to get excited forDownpour. I would, instead, advise extreme caution. I say this as a fan, and one who wants to seeDownpour become an excellent game. What I played was not enjoyable, but I know that Konami's heart is in the right place, so I really do hope the final product proves me wrong and we have a game that truly brings the spirit of the series back
I hope so too!!...Silent Hill used to be one of my favorite series, I want it back in my favorite videogame series list!