Silent Hill is one of my favorite franchises in gaming, and possibly my overall favorite where horror games are concerned, but Silent Hill: Homecoming, though good for the most part, felt lacking. With that in mind, I had decided to wait on picking upSilent Hill: Downpour; a decision which I am now regretting.
Silent Hill: Downpour follows the story of Murphy Pendleton and his unfortunate adventure in Silent Hill when a prison transfer goes wrong. Like any protagonist in this series, there is a lot more going on than what is shown at first, and everyone who goes there has a troubled past. The game’s well-placed tutorial and subsequent opening scenes accomplish what most games go for; it looks like the opening to a suspenseful movie.