I picked this up the other day because it's the Summer Drought Season, and man, this game impresses me. I love the atmosphere, the good mix of fight-or-flight in the combat, breakable weapons (which you can just chuck at an enemy and run like hell afterward), the side quests, puzzles, man. This game is definitely more than the sum of its parts. Game Progress says I'm about %50 through, doing all the side quests I can find, and I can safely say this is the best Silent Hill game I've played since Shattered Memories. Shit, I think this might be better than Shattered Memories.
I'm playing combat on Hard, Puzzles on Hard, and I'm still making a fair amount of progress. Monster encounters really depend on knowing when to fight and when to run, which the game makes pretty easy to tell (more than one enemy, fucking run). Anyone else want to share some love for this, it seems like, highly underrated game?
TL;DR - Patrick talked out his ass about Downpour.