"Silent Hills"? What? Where are the characters? Where's the soundtrack? The disturbing scenarios? I know it's a demo, but it certainly does not deserve much more than a 5/10 rating. Filled with boring clichés and repetitive and homogeneous gameplay and situations.
Also, first person?! Are you serious? With that, they just killed the game. No more feeling like you're somehow being observed, i had no problem with moving through the map, unlike with other real Silent Hill games. The camera is fundamental for a good horror game. Why did they think that it would be a good idea to make it first person? I mean, compare any moment of this game to the part when Harry walks trough the alley at the beginning of the first Silent Hill game. Now, doesn't it feel like there's something missing on Silent Hills? No more being afraid of what the hell could be around the corner, 'cause i'm telling you, the only thing you are going to find is nothing but just another cliché the --classic-- evil lady. No more having nightmares about the place you're in, because in this case, is just a simple house. The "scariest" thing i could find in this game, is the living fetus in the bathroom. And that is not even scary or disturbing. And also, what's the deal with the story that the fellow in the radio was telling?
"This brutal killing took place while the family was gathered at home on a Sunday afternoon. The day after the crime, the father went to the trunk of his car, retrieved the rifle, and shot his wife as she was cleaning up the kitchen after lunch. When his ten-year-old son came to investigate the commotion, the father shot him, too. His six-year-old daughter had the good sense to hide in the bathroom, but reports suggest he lured her out by telling her it was just a game. The girl was found shot once in the chest from point blank rage. The mother, who was shot in the stomach, was pregnant at the time. Police arriving on-scene after neighbors called 911 found the father in his car, listening to the radio. Several days before the murders, neighbors say they heard the father repeating a sequence of numbers in a loud voice. They said it was like he was chanting some strange spell".
Scariest game ever
What would Takayoshi Sato think about this? And Hiroyuki Owaku? Clichés everywhere. They'd be disgusted. You just can't make another Silent Hill 2 without putting Team Silent back together, that's a fact. But they could've put a bit more of effort on making this game feel a bit more original. Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. Metal Gear Solid 3 and El Laberinto Del Fauno. Couldn't they make something better? Argh. You know what? Let's just keep things simple. I can't understand why people love this game so much. It's not a good game just because it has been very influential. Have you ever thought about that?
Also, they actually made a joke about this cheap way of trying (and i say trying because not even my 10 year old cousin got slightly uptight) to scare the player in Silent Hill 3, you know? When you get to the "Borley Haunted Masion" (if you ever play the game, which i strongly recommend, because you will enjoy every second of it), you will know what i am talking about and you will realize that this will never be a Silent Hill. Never. And it certainly does absoutely no good to the name of Silent Hill. But well, it's because of people who played the zombie mode of Call of Duty and called it psychological horror that this game is amazingly rated 9,4 here on IMDb.
And by the way, how many of you who have played this game and say that is an "extraordinary psychological horror game" have played the original ones, huh? Do you even know what psychological horror is? Yeah. This is why we get games like Slenderman: The Eight Pages and Layers of Fear.