Silent Hill Downpour. History of the series.

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First of all, guys, thank you for watching! A lot of people noticed some mistakes in my scripts and offered their help. I really appreciate that and I've recently found a person who will be able to check these. Starting from the following video, I hope, everything is going to be better. Also, this series is coming to it's end and people ask me about the next series/game/movie I'll take. That's kinda secret right now, but I'll let you know pretty soon :) I've added my twitter account, you can always subscribe if you want to. I won't be tweeting several times a day, but sometimes I'll be posting some important information and it's an easy way for you to contact me and me to contact you :)
Let me clarify a few things about Downpour: 1. VATRA was a new studio, but the developers were all skilled developers with 10+ years of experience coming mostly from IS. Certainly not "noobies". 2. There were 2 main reasons why Konami gave SH to this studio. First, SH was already dying and Konami wanted to try something new. And second, they had VERY limited budget and VATRA was the only studio willing to do it with such a budget. 3. Yes the game wasn't good even though Konami had 90% control over everything that was created or added to the game. Development was a constant clash between Konami nad VATRA. Konami had their own game designers dictating the direction of the game. 4. To release this game with such a low budget, VATRA developers had to undergo more than a YEAR of constant crunch with working hours exceeding 60 hours a week.
I really, really like this game. It had such good atmosphere. Some truly scary or eerie parts.
I literally had to pause the video just to make this one little comment..... "Konami knows best, I guess?" *Looks at cancelled Silent Hills game, then looks at MGS zombie edition, and finally at the SH and MGS pachinko machines.* Hmmmmm.......
Grim Reality
This one is so underrated
leonardo avila rivera
Do the fatalframe saga
Good shit, watched your entire series. Excellent content.
Courtney Sibley
I honestly loved this Silent Hill. I don't know why so many people dislike it so much. It's different, sure. It's still good though. Just my opinion though. Haha.
Accelerator level6
this game wasnt as scary as the other silent hill games, that i have to agree, but it certainly was similar to silent hill 2 in some ways, which actually made this game a lot better than the previous installments in the series such as origins and homecoming. Had it not suffered the horrible framerate issues and save related problems , this game wouldve been a 8/10 rated game atleast. i sometimes think people just ignore the gameplay and plot of this game and just say its bad cuz of its technical flaws . and thats kinda sad, honestly i really enjoed this game, and the additions of so many side quests made it eve more fun
Jon Murphy
I actually really enjoyed Downpour, especially all the side quests and the free roam
Charza Kwinn
Silent Hill Downpour was grossly underrated. In my opinion it was never even given a fair chance by much of the so called Silent Hill community let alone gamers who weren't hard core fans to begin with. I've been a Silent Hill player since the first one came out in 1999, and to this day Silent Hill 2 is still my favourite instalment within the series. Silent Hill 2 was able to just suck me in, and get me hooked. I was really invested into the weirdness of it all. Team Silent in my opinion has never been able to recreate what they did in Silent Hill 2, and even though I liked Silent Hill 3 and Silent Hill the Room both never came close to the amazingly disturbing atmosphere of the second game. When Team Silent disbanded in 2005, other developers were given a go with this series and in my opinion Vatra games actually did the best job of them all. Although Downpour didn't move the series forward in terms of graphical quality, it certainly wasn't garbage or bad looking and it still was very decent overall. It had some well made environments, and many of the character models looked great. Alas some of the technical shortcomings of the Unreal 3 Engine sometimes showed ugly faces, but overall Vatra did a very good job. Many of the locations were very atmospheric, and there was always this sense of desolation and moody dread. In terms of storytelling and character development this game is in my opinion the second best in the series. Silent Hill 2 only scores better because it introduced us to most of the tropes we've come to know and love, otherwise this game would have hands down won in that department. Yet for many people this game isn't Silent Hill because it wasn't made by Team Silent.... And that's a shame because they truly miss out. I will never forget some of the amazing sections this game had to offer, and the Devils pit in my opinion is a textbook example of excellently written psychological horror executed in a very good way. Another highlight is the entire St Maria Monastery section. This game had a lot to offer, and I felt truly invested in the story it had to tell.
Out of all the Western-made Silent Hills, Downpour is the best of the bunch. It comes the closest in terms of psychological scares and impact.
Just finished watching the series and I see Downpour in the sidebar. WHAT TIMING.
Quincy Loomans
Wow, right on time. Finished watching all the other videos about the silent hill series just the other day. Sweet, thanks!
A greatly underrated game doomed to be hated because none of the original team had anything to do with it and newbies at the helm just to make it worse. It was an honest attempt at a SH game that is probably the best of the series since 4 and at least did more right than wrong. Had it not been rushed and full of bugs, despised by fans and sold so poorly, it might have been the first of many sequels headed in the right direction, but that's a moot point now that even P.T. Was canned by Konami out of spite, the idea that we will ever see a good SH game again is a pipe dream but at least we have the memories.
Dominus Satanas
Why does the protagonist look sort of like Todd Howard?
Jay Dowg
The thing that helped kill this game was the terrible framerate stuttering. Pre patch it was like a slideshow.
In the best ending it is also explained that Murphy couldn't kill Napier. He attacked him, but when it came to the part that cuts out in the intro, he couldn't do it. Sewell had to finish him off. After watching I looked up something about Daniel Licht and found out he died last month of cancer. Sad to lose someone so talented who was also respectful enough to understand that the music of Silent Hill was just as important in the game as the visual atmosphere, monsters, and story. Having a long history composing for horror movies didn't hurt either.
Gr8 One
dude greeting from egypt , i just spent 5 hours watching your silent hill videos .. love it please do every creepy game like portal 1,2 maybe FEAR
Nomadic Platypus
The game would've been better had Vatra spent longer developing the script. They created this amazing backstory for Murphy - one of the best, in my opinion - but the game's present narrative meanders and feels really disjointed. More elements should've weaved into or reflected Murphy's backstory.
Downpour was fun for open map it's really not a bad game story its short. I enjoyed goof off more than the other games, I remembered giving names to the each weapon. The main one are Steve and Bruce, Steve was the axe. Bruce was the pickaxe he was very funny. 😂 Good times... I playing with my friend.
Aidan Sullivan
Omg yesssss I've been waiting for so loong :D !
Man i just watched your hole videos about silent hill and i would love to see this on another game ahem *resident evil* your voice script are amazing bro keep up the great work ♡
I enjoy the fact that the boogeyman is just some dude in an s10 gas mask and a hazmat suit.
Martin walker
It a weird entry in the series but honestly I love it I'm probably the only weirdo out there who does lol
Robert E. O. Speedwagon
The Bogeyman bossfight was such a goddamn shame. Seriously? Three headshots and press "x" to win on HARD difficulty? The first monster encounter on EASY was harder than that, man.
Malekinator 2
Certified Scott
As much as I like this game, it needed more time in development. So much potential to have been a classic installment with some refinements. Unlikely we'll ever see a remaster either.
Joenel Saracho
I really love downpour's sidequest
I paused early because you intrigued me enough to buy the game. I finished the game just now and really liked it. Now I finished your video. Thank you :)
Hans Davis
"Konami knows best"? That didn't age well
Ricko chett
Keep it up dude you do a great job of explaining things. Your voice is clear, concise and you do a great job of keeping me interested in your videos
dude I'm loving your work man. Please do more history of the series from more horror games like fatal frame, alone in the dark
dead fox
sad we already knows that silent hill game is dying...
m a r i a d
I enjoyed this game. I agree it isn't very "silent hill"-ish with the combat but what I enjoyed most was the exploration with the side quests and environments. But I also really enjoyed the intro song, "Intro Perp Walk".
Thank you so much !!! You describe everything about this beautiful game ^^ Nice job <3
the name of the game is downpour not because Murphy's son was found in water but because when Murphy muredered Napier (which set the killing of an inocent officer in motion) he was told to open the faucets so the vapor will obscure the surveilance cameras
Irina Tavera
Ugh really?! Akira Yamoaka ethereal, beautifully haunting music to washed up Korn? Whoever decided this should never be allowed near a survival horror title again.
Sarah Park
Absolute amazing work. Can't wait for Resident Evil maybe 😂
Faviel López-Romero
I just found your channel today. How lucky to get the latest video on the series just a few minutes ago :D
just found this channel and watched all of these the other day. Great timing. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Vicki Mew
Thank you for a fantastic series! I really enjoyed watching all of these :)
FRAPA Pc Gaming
Dude thank you so much for this awesome journey that takes part on silent hills world!Your videos are just amazing! you rock buddy ! Peace ^^
Kat Mistress of the Dark
Make the P.T video next! :D
Matthew B.
Five years ago. It's been that long.
"KoRn" as OST... I think you mean the Jonathan Davis project formerly known as KoRn
Assassin's creed series history or MGS or maybe RE ? I know their history but I want to see you do it .
"Konami knows best."
*POSTMAN CALLED BLACKWOOD* *THE DUDE IS BLACK* Me:..Sigh.. why i'm not surprised?
I love these videos. They're very insightful. Thanks for all your hard work and sharing your thoughts!
I was waiting for this! I'm sad it's ending though
2bad I need to sleep and can't watch this ;/
J. D.
Maybe after P.T. you could do Resident Evil? Or Konami's other 'brillant' maneuver with Metal Gear?
Perfect timing, I only just finished your last one.
I have been waiting for this. Thank you for making these.
In My Opinion Nothing Beats Origins and HomeComing Btw i love your Silent Hill Videos
pito 82
Binge watch all the videos keep up the good work. You should do dead space series next.
Thanks for an awesome series of videos, you've obviously put a lot of work into all of them. appreciate you dude!
Caesar Denovio
The side missions actually look pretty intriguing. Thanks for making these!
I really like your videos. They're informative and some of the best retrospectives on the internet. Keep up the good work!
Daryl Atkinson
If you ever want to review the spinoffs, definitely try to emulate the Silent Hill Orphan games, they're short but good
Luis Ochoa
Great video, and series You should do a series for Resident Evil.
Emil Johansson
Just finished Downpour - just to be able to watch this and not getting spoiled! I love your content man!
Another great video! So many great explanations and are very in depth. Thank you!
J e s i k a
wait wait wait.....wasn't there a postman in Silent Hill Book Of Memories??? I remember a package and he had a shop to I think
Rob Lenton Lenton
I played a bit of Downpour. The presentation looked nice as well as the graphics and layout of Silent Hill. The gameplay was poor as well as the combat and the monsters were in very poor taste, wasnt scary and lacked meaning. I wasnt happy and sold the game
Tony Gauci
Dude, I've been waiting for this to come out
Winston Cruz
Im glad you finished it.. good job.. new series to explain soon? :)
Andy Yudithio
Im done watching all series 😁
King Greed
This game ain't THAT bad but it moves at like 20 FPS
Meraj Sayed
Man I have completed all the video explanation of your its amazing.. But y no alien ending in here.. And do the explanation of PT plot and why its cancel in next video...
Im so glad I subscribed to you, I love this stuff.
The wall guys are just the near-identical enemies from the Shadowman game!!!
Mitzos SirReal
i am sooooo glad i discovered ur channel yesterday, so i can watch all SH videos one after another ^^ THANK U!!! great content, love what u did here... really epic... SUBBED (PS: it would be awesome if u could make a video about the sad story of PT... so sad...) FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK KONAMI
Ibrahim Najm
Downpour wasn't as good as the previous titles
I guess you can say Murphy’s life downpoured.
Issei Sato
The Silent Hill Series has me intrigued more so than the Mass Effect series
Nightmare Undercover
Thank you very much for these awesome and pretty elaborately videos!
Jibran Wani
Keep up the good work man..
Victor Khor
please analysis the P.T TO Sum up ALL SH franchise
Lunar Eclipse
This game was a lackluster I didn't feel it
Grappler Gray
The best part about this game, is seeing Heather/Cheryl Mason again.
Skyaze JH
Are you going to do a PT silent hill (video)one day?
Patrick Wentzell
This guy KILLS a man soon to meet a postal worker delivering letters to residents that are not around. Ah the plot thickens an mystery unravels.
The Spycrab
Also WOW the Little Boy and Girl models... Laura looked more realistic in Silent Hill 2
Jon Murphy
I hope you're going to cover Silent Hills, or at least cover what we got of it from PT
Taurean corey Mcnabb
Please do resident evil. Pleeeeaaassse. 😀 Good work btw
Erica Coppy
Perfecting timing I just started watching these videos a few days ago! I'd like to hear more of your theories on the series but besides that thanks for the recap!!!
Hey GGC, I really love your videos so far! There is only one thing I would like to mention. You say the phrase "after that" a LOT. Maybe try to add some phrases so that it doesn't sound so repetative, that would make them even better!
The Music in the bonus ending is so Good. Introduced me to Ed Harcourt
David Orantes
This was actually good. I enjoyed the side quests.
Bernardo solano rodriguez
I played this game on a friend´s house. He gave me the final battle and I was so bad that I got the "secret ending" ruining his walkthrough xxD
Porco-Dio FIlm
Such ham fisted, heavy handed symbolism. Really hard not to roll your eyes at it. As a game though, it's not *horrible* but it's definitely a bad Silent Hill game.
Patrick Wentzell
Looks like an umberrella in the mist..Putting on the Ritz!!!
Constantine Dyachenko
Can't believe I have just stumbled upon your channel the same day you wrap up your Silent Hill history series. I thoroughly enjoyed this summary / retrospective so thank you for putting it out. You've got a subscriber in me!
There was a short comic book of Anna going through her version of Silent Hill hell. It has good art and really lets you see where she's coming from more clearly, including the sacrifices she needed to make in the name of revenge.
Kenan Muhamedagić
Have you thought about doing like a bonus video for a one game inbetween the game series'? If so, I would like to see your take on Metal Gear Solid 2 or even Obscure, if you want something more horror themed. Either way, can't wait to see what you come up with next. Keep up, man. Love your work so far.
Nice been waiting forever for this one. GG
Patrick Wentzell
Oh Murphy you got s lot yo answer for unless you can find a way to escape from here.