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4.5!

http://ps3.ign.com/articles/122/1220529p1.html

5.5 Presentation
The story in Silent Hill Downpour isn’t half bad, and watching Murphy’s past unfold is one of the more compelling elements in the game, but the half-baked inclusion of choice options feels tacked on.
4.0 Graphics
Some cool design ideas that ultimately fall apart under technical issues and drab, boring visuals. Polish problems like framerate stutters and freezing can have a detrimental effect on the gameplay.
6.5 Sound
The music effects are fairly sparse aside from some creepy sound effects here and there to set the mood, and the Korn theme song likely isn’t for everyone. The voice work is hit and miss.
4.0 Gameplay
A heavy reliance on sub-par combat and dull exploration elements make this one a frustrating bore to play.
4.5 Lasting Appeal
Downpour isn’t terribly long, but completing the extra side missions will extend the experience. Unfortunately, that experience is still deeply flawed.


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There are a lot of good PS3 games out right now. If that was not the case this may have sold better. With these types of reviews it will be another mediocre seller I think.

Wow! Several low scoring reviews from IGN in the recent past...

I'm surprised! It seems to be getting good scores beside that one. Like 8/10 from Destructoid

Disaster. Sad news because I was planning to buy this. Guess it's the bargain bin now.

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So it's 1.5 points below realistic expectations for this game.

Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

Biased reviews are a pleasure to read. Just my opinion, of course.

pezus said:
I'm surprised! It seems to be getting good scores beside that one. Like 8/10 from Destructoid

God, that avatar makes me laugh so hard.

As Deadly Premonition shows, Detructoid >>>> IGN when it comes to survival horror.



badgenome said:
pezus said:
I'm surprised! It seems to be getting good scores beside that one. Like 8/10 from Destructoid

God, that avatar makes me laugh so hard.

As Deadly Premonition shows, Detructoid >>>> IGN when it comes to survival horror.

Pepperoni nipples! Is that you?



When are Konami going to realise that taking the game out of Team Silents hands was the worst thing they could have done such a shame from a series that used to be top of the field

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Silent Hill has fallen so far from SH2 and somewhat from 3.
The room was an interesting game, and I'd go so far as to call it great by itself, but it wasn't a Silent Hill game.

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