I'm a about 3/4th through the game, just got out of the mall finally!
Anyways Disolitude is pretty much right on. Although I personally have found the controls to be great. This likely the best looking game I have seen on Wii. Sure there is an occasionally weak texture, but for the most part this game will surprise you. I say this because I frankly didn't think the Wii had the power to pull this off. The shadows are actually as amazing as the reviewers have been ranting about. Considering this is a SH game there is a surprisingly good variety of places you visit. By the time a location seems fully explored you are on to the next.
The plot is interesting thus far, surprisingly faced paced. You never linger in one area for too long which is great. There is also very little backtracking and searching for small items. This game moves at a great pace and never gets boring.
Sadly for some the puzzles will be too easy, they should have had a different difficulty levels for puzzles and combat like in Climax's last Silent Hill. Most often the keys/codes are in the room via a puzzle, and if they aren't it is never far at all. The puzzles themselves are mostly quite fun and enjoyable to most. Only one time thus far have I been seriously confused.
The Nightmare sequences are pretty take-it-or-leave-it. I personally enjoyed most of them, though on a few I got lost so many times I started to get frustrated, luckily in the very lengthiest ones you get a sort of saferoom/ health recharge. The creatures are fast and intense, and the whole thing is very suspenseful provided you only die a couple times.
I have to say this is a top notch production, it looks and sounds great. Has a fun story and good acting. Some fans might hate it for changing a classic, but I think this is a true reinvisioning. Combat seems like it could might as well have been added, though I think it would have provided little to the package. Few will mind not having it though.
I can't wait for the hopefully longer, more in depth sequel.
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