Hello everyone, and welcome back to another video game review! This time, it’s a game that I did actually beat in 2019, and that is:
Ok, so the only gripe I have about this game is the default control scheme. I know that tank controls, as they are called, were a thing back in the late 90s and early 2000s for early 3D games, but they really are cumbersome to get used to. Since I was playing the game in chunks, and at about monthly intervals, it would almost take a full episode to get used to moving again. It would lead to me to having some issues as well, since I would try to figure out what would be better to move with, the D-Pad or the analog stick. That being said, I do think that this game would do well with an updated control scheme, as long as any remake would keep what made this game so good. Oh wait, apparently they already remade this game…sort of.
Control issues aside, I really loved playing through this game. The story was very well paced, and there was enough of the supplementary information that we could either pick up and read or examine off of the walls of the various set pieces. I really did enjoy the bouncing back and forth between the “light” and “dark” worlds, each with their own different atmosphere. The controls made it getting it a bit harder to make it around some of the interior areas of the “dark” world, but that’s a minute thing with an issue that I’ve already covered a paragraph ago.
Also, the music is pretty good. There are a few times while playing when the music starts to pick up as I was wandering around the town which started to get me on my proverbial toes. Then again, I’ve enjoyed the music from the first three games (When I had bought Silent Hill 4: The Room, it contained a CD of the music from Silent Hill 3, and I really enjoyed the music then). It’s one thing to be running around and hearing the static pick up on our radio, but it’s another thing entirely when there is accompanying music that adds to the dread of finding something that will either hop out of the darkness or the fog.
I highly recommend this game to anyone that hasn’t played this game, or this series, and want to start out with the beginning. There are a lot of religious overtones that are woven throughout the game’s story, but they serve more as an explanation as to why one character does what she does. I’m looking forward to playing through the rest of the available games in the series in the coming future.
Thank you for reading. Until the next time we meet again, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, as always, obediently yours.