OK, I'm not very far in. Overall I think Downpour has been decent so far, even if the part during the mines was kinda lackluster. Just started finally exploring Silent Hill and already things are improving. But what motivated me to start a thread here was when I entered this house... pretty early on, so I'm sure most people already know what I'm on about. It's the place with the crying... and I think I'll just leave it there.
I shan't go into spoilers, but I just have to say, this game got me good. I genuinely let out a ''holyfuckshitgodhelpme'', I started to panic and I was just mashing on the square button. It's no surprise that a Silent Hill game is scary, but for me personally it still takes a fair bit to actually force me to instinctively say something out loud. Suffice to say, no matter how the overall product is, it's at least got some great tension building and pay off scares in here. Which, on its own, already places Downpour on an upward slope to surpassing Homecoming. The production values are really rough, though, which is a damn shame. The cutscenes are probably one of the worst aspects of the game thus far, and the voice acting is a step down from Homecoming too. But... that one segment I just been through gives me hope that maybe... just maybe, Silent Hill can stand to hold just a little more relevance. I can't say for sure if Vatra are definitely the guys for the job to carry the series forward since I'm still only about 2 hours in, but they at least know how to do a good scare.