Here, here! I can't shake the feeling Konami just rented a bunch of '90's-2000 era thriller movies and borrowed aspects from it and made an original drama off it; and as emotionally interesting as the whole child abondonment issue is in it, it doesn't help being able to note all of the game's movie references that are actually tied to the plot. Since when was Walter a hippy serial killer? I thought all he did was kill two kids and himself. And Henry is a total Bierficker.viciousmaniac said:Count me in as one who pans SH4's story along with the gameplay.
Mr. Madman himself is interesting (sometimes the only character that is so) but his characterization ends up getting lost in the endless explanation for how he can do what he does (mystic mumbo jumbo no one cares about).
I also don't understand why Travis can be subjected to critical grief when the original King Random Berk of Silent Hill, Henry, gets off with with worse. He is often but one line in SH4: "What the hell...?". At least Travis dares boldly to don the Marty McFly jacket.
I have to admit though, I found myself liking Eileen the most of that two dimensional cast and besides her good looks: she seemed to be the only character with an understandable emotional out put and despite continuity she seemed to understand what was going on better than Henry despite him basically repeating everything Joseph told him verbatim and I appreciate a woman with maternal instincts that knows how to fight (or at least tries to).