Silent Hill: Downpour has already been released in North America but Europeans will only get their hands on this new installment developed by Vatra Games next week. Despite some unexplainable technical issues which will clearly keep some players away from it, this new episode in the series is quite promising in terms of atmosphere. Sure, when playing Downpour, we did not feel the agonizing sense of fear and unease the first three games conveyed, but it nonetheless has its moments and if you can get passed the terrible framerate, you will discover a game in which sadness and horror go hand in hand. The story will keep you interested until the end and it will take you around 10 hours or so to complete - provided you try to complete a few of the game's optional side quests. A game definitely worth trying if Homecoming was a disappointment to you.
And some of them work at Arkane, so I guess that makes sense. (1 minute ago)
And that's a pretty baseless statement. Just paging through Mobygames, most of the Half Life 2 staff still works at Valve. (3 minutes ago)
They've lost SOME of their key staff. Staff that they can replace as easily as farming out the game to some third party. (7 minutes ago)
Good interview with Phil Harrison: [url] (11 minutes ago)
so why does it matter if they make the next one or not? it's like people being excited about rare making a new perfect dark when the people who made perfect dark 1 on the N64 are long gone. (31 minutes ago)
and the mention of brands being popular is ironic seeing as that's all dev studio's are. valve today is nothing like valve when half life was being made. they've lost all of their key staff. (32 minutes ago)
tbh as long as good developers are making good games i don't care what franchise people want to attach to them. hell, most devs would probably do a better job at half life than valve at this point. (34 minutes ago)