.. that being said, let me say that I have played all of the silent hills and the best being the first. Groundbreaking indeed due to the nature of survival horror games at the time like resident evil which, not a bad series by any stretch, but its a different type of survival that puts lots of enemies and more on the guns and ammo type.
Well im telling you, in my opinion, this game is terrific and vintage silent hill. Im about 3/4 the way done with it and plan to give a reader review shortly thereafter. Im writing this to inform those who would like another take on it rather than some jackass on IGN reviewing it and saying it blows. I will note that he gave it a 6.7 and readers gave it a 8.7. Without this being about how some people blog on games that while they might not have played an entire series and give reviews saying that the game misses the mark is like asking an auto mechanic to give his opinions on various souffle dishes, ill just tell you this...
Its worth it.
But thats is up for you to decide so go read/watch the review, but as a person who knows what made the original so good, this game does live up to the challenge. At least rent it. Ill be back with a full review soon.