I’ve sort of developed a love/hate relationship with Silent Hill: Downpour, the eighth game of the survival horror series. The main thing I like about this game compared to my other favorite horror survival game, Resident Evil, is that the developers of Silent Hill remembered to include challenging, though sometime confusing, puzzles. The hate part of this game is the frustrating controls and (mostly) whacked out story line. No matter how hard I try to pay attention to any Silent Hill story, it ends up being a head-scratcher. Though, this time the storyline is a bit simpler, it’s hard to follow at times because of how it’s told. I have no problem with lengthy cut scenes, but having to read all the notes you find can be time-consuming. However, reading will enhance the overall story experience if notes and journal entries something you don’t mind sifting through.
Rage is a first-person shooter set in a futuristic world of mutants and bandits in a fight for survival action game. 106 years after being put in stasis you awaken in an Ark, a vessel intended to preserve humankind. You were one of several hundred selected to continue on after the asteroid impact with Earth nearly destroyed it in 2029. The only problem is that I am the only survivor of the Ark I was sleeping in. As I awaken and make my way to see the world in front of me, I realize things haven’t been going so well. Mutants and bandits make life hard for the pockets of humans that have continued to survive. And for this group called The Authority? Who knows what they are up to…that is until I expose their dastardly plans.
Once again, the city of Steelport is under fire; caught in the crossfire from rival gangs. Saints Row: The Third (or Saints Row 3) takes the fight to the streets in this open-world action/adventure game. In this third installment, the Saints attempt to regain control of Steelport from the gangs that comprise The Syndicate. It’s a complex story of organized crime, but a simple plot…regain control.