Silent by name but silent by nature? i think not
ashbag wrote this review on .
This game is a graphical wonder, yet again Konami does not disappoint in the graphics area. Boasting great, realistic character animations, superb, yet disturbing monster animations and grizzly, unsettling backdrops that are always submerged in darkness.
The sounds are made to make you nervous and always on edge, if there isn't a monster in sight you are always prepared for the sound of one (especially the nurses, which i found to be the most disturbing of all). The fact that apart from the sfx there is no soundtrack (except for in the cutscenes) adds to the thrill, enjoyment and "scare factor" of the game.
These are classic silent hill controls and get a bit of getting used to if you have never used them before. Anyway, the game plays as good as it looks, it is fluent and there is a good balance of fighting and puzzles (which are hard, but fun to do). This game relies heavily on ammo consrvation and health conservation, so be prepared to retry certain parts several times and running from many of the games enemies. The enemies aren't exactly clever, but the small and confined spaces throughout most of the game makes them hard to defeat or get past, this is a game that will test your ingenuity aswell as your actual controller skills. The boss fights are always hard, but fair and fun (except Alessa in the fairground, who is one hard **** to defeat)!
This game will last you around a fortnight, with around 15-18 hours of gameplay, there isn't much replay value but the first play through should get you your money's worth.
Silent Hill 3 is a game that you must dare yourself to play, it is the most disturbing and frightful experience that the PS2 has to offer and youshould definitely buy it now.