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There’s always something about going back to somewhere familiar. Sometimes going back will bring back good memories, and sometimes the bad. Unfortunately, going through Silent Hill is a whole other mess of going to somewhere that’s sick and twisted in that regard.
The 8th installment of the Silent Hill series follows around Murphy Pendleton, a convict of Ryall State Corrections Facility. He gets transferred to go to Wayside Maximum Security Prison, but as any great horror story goes, Murphy is a survivor of a bus that crashes and he winds up right in Silent Hill. Now it seems like his only real goal is to leave the now desolate area; but he also has to make it alive. Silent Hill is still infected with nightmarish fiends.
Besides featuring some probably new undead creatures for players to battle, the game also features a real time weather system. Randomly, there will be times of rain and generally it appears to show as an indicator that danger is approaching, and players can either fight the danger or run and hide in a building. Time of day, along with the weather is able to change as well. Murphy is able to carry one firearm and one melee weapon at the same time. While yes, the weapons will deteriorate over time, it doesn’t mean that there randomly won’t be new ones lying about. There is also a decision making system within Downpour that makes it a more interesting installment of the series because the moral choices that are made affect the game’s play as well as the ending.
So there you have it gamers, Silent Hill downpour definitely looks like a bit of a new twist on an old classic. The game itself is not exactly my cup of tea because I am not a huge fan of the survival horror but then again, I may give this one a shot just because it has the moral decision output. Happy hunting gamers!
There really is nothing better than killing zombies and weird creatures that definitely need a bullet in the head. Enter the world of Resident Evil: Revelations, and of course this installment of the famed survival-horror series is special, because it’s been made available only for Nintendo’s portable gaming system the Nintendo 3DS.
The gameplay style that we have grown adjusted to since the creation of Resident Evil 4 continues in this installment of the famed zombie survival horror series. Although they did decide to throw a curve ball in this game, that being players can switch over to first-person-view to have better control over their weapon when firing. Another cool feature that players have is to send in-game supplies to friends via the StreetPass, which is a feature of the Nintendo 3DS.
A little bit’s known about the game, like that it’s set in 2005 from the happenings in Resident Evil 4, and leads up to the events that occur in Resident Evil 5. Resident Evil: Revelations gives light on the establishment of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance, which is a counter-terrorist group that was introduced in Resident Evil 5. The story in this place focuses on the co-founders Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, who were actually the main characters from the very first Resident Evil game.
So, with all this in mind, for all you Resident Evil fans, if you have a DS, this game is definitely worth picking up. So get to it!
We’ve all seen movies or played games where some catastrophic event happens and a band of heroes or some kind of lone soldier decides to go and make their break to find and establish some sort of new world civilization type of thing. But it sometimes makes us think, “what if there isn’t some brave lone soldier? What if there really isn’t a band of heroes?” The game Amy gives us that perspective in its survival horror style.
Early in the game, players will meet Lana, who has recently been infected with some sort of virus that will basically turn her into a zombie. Somehow by some twist of fate, she meets a very quiet and terrified 8-year-old by the name of Amy. They are basically the only two left in this post-virus world that has the military trying to quarantine the virus, zombies and other beastly creatures still looking for live victims, and the only people not affiliated it seems with either of these things is Amy and Lana.
As said before, Lana is infected by the virus (almost making herself her own enemy). But with some sort of bond that she develops with Amy, being around her, Lana is actually able to heal any wounds that she has, as well as basically push back some of the effects of the virus. When Amy is not around, Lana is able to still push back some of the effects from the virus by using syringes that more than likely contain a vaccine or using gas masks that probably are either medicated or provide fresh air. If Lana is not able to find anything to help contain the virus, or be around Amy, she will start to become a zombie, hear voices, and eventually die.
So, with her being a zombie, you’d expect that that would be the biggest downfall. In fact, it really is not, because with Lana’s infection, she can walk past zombies, passing off as one of them during things like infiltration and other types of recon. Zombies and other distorted creatures aren’t the only enemy in this game, as the military is trying to quarantine the virus and anyone that is infected. Combat isn’t the main focus in the game, but to survive. When combat is needed to, weapons can be found scattered around the area, like pipes and other sorts of objects, but surviving is the main focus.
Now, with all that being said, survival-horror really isn’t my bag in games, mainly because I love combat games or just games when I don’t have things popping out and basically making me jump from the element of surprise (plus I’m not good at all with stealth). But, for you gamers with this game being your type of thing, Amy might be right up your alley. So, when it premieres itself to the world, check it out and tell us how it is! Until next time, survival, is the key.