However, I did find the nightmare bits a bit tedious in places. I hadn't played it for quite some time, as I'd got stuck on a nightmare bit and couldn't be fussed finishing it.
I picked it up again today, and played through for 3 solid hours to finish though. The bit I'd got stuck on just disappeared. I managed to find the right turning and didn't get lost.
I was playing it on the Wii, and the controls were pretty good. It was quite easy through to lose the controller, especially if you've just been shaking off some nightmare creature. If your Wiimote isn't pointing at the screen you can't steer and so can't run away. It made it quite frustrating in tight spots. Just as you were getting attacked and needed the controls to be responsive, you'd have to wave them around and lose all control of your character.
Those were just minor things though.
I was blown away by the ending. I've not played any of the other silent hill games, so I don't know how close the story is to what's gone before. The ending was jaw dropping though. From the moment I walked into the lighthouse clinic and it cut back to the scene with the analyst my jaw literally hung open. Then it all made sense.
The final nightmare portions were excellent. Confusing, dream like, intense and spooky. The spookiness builds all the way through the game, and the final parts are really intense.
The part where your daughter realises that you are actually dead, and goes off to be with her mother again. Well, due to stuff going on with me right now it struck a chord.
Overall, I'd give it a 10/10. Not without its flaws, but it more than makes up for them with its other parts. I'll be playing through it again with new eyes.
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