Let me start off by saying that I have very little familiarity with the Silent Hill franchise. I never played the first Silent Hill and only played Silent Hills 2, 3, The Room and Origins for about two hours each. I have never finished a Silent Hill game. I always thought the Silent Hill games were interesting, but they just never drew me in enough to finish any of them. That said, I always loved the setting/atmosphere set by the series.
This week I started playing Shattered Memories on the Wii. I was really interested in starting this game due to the positive response it received critically. I was mostly drawn to the game by the adventure game comparisons many publications made.
Now that I have started the game, I am a bit torn. To give some perspective, I just finished the segment that takes place in the woods and am now at the beginning of the High School. I really really liked the opening of the game. I found the part that takes place in town extremely engrossing/creepy and all of the therapist segments so far have really drawn me in.
That being said, I really hated parts of the segment that takes place in the woods. I enjoyed the creepy atmosphere, but it was a bit irritating trying to figure out where I had to go due to how dark the area is. All of the terrain in the area just generally confused me and I came off of that sequence frustrated.
Also, I found the first nightmare sequence interesting, but I REALLY hated the one that takes place in the woods. In the first nightmare sequence there was one part where I got turned around and spent a some time going in the wrong direction, but ultimately I corrected myself and finished the sequence mostly with ease. During the second nightmare sequence, I got turned around multiple times and generally had no idea where to go the whole time. It really frustrated me and is making me contemplate if I should even finish the game.
My question is: is it worth it for me to finish the game? I was really engrossed by the sequence in the town and some parts of the forest sequence. I didn't mind the first nightmare sequence, but I really hated the second one. Will I enjoy whatever direction the rest of the game takes? Does it end up being more like an adventure game, or is it bogged down by clumsy nightmare scenarios? I really want to finish the game, but if it is all like the woods sequence, I don't want to waste my time on something I won't enjoy.
Thanks for your help.