Silent Hill: Downpour

Silent Hill: Downpour

Platform: PlayStation 3

Developer: Vatra Games

Publisher: Konami

Release (North America): March 13, 2012

Release (Europe): March 30, 2012

Release (Australia): April 5, 2012

Release (Japan): November 8, 2012

Originally Played From: December 24—27, 2012

Downpour is the story of Murphy Pendleton, a mysterious prisoner who was arrested after leading police on a chase across state borders. At the beginning of the game, Murphy is allowed by correctional officer George Sewell (who looks seriously untrustworthy with those high cheekbones and thin face) into the showers, where another prisoner, Patrick Napier, has just finished showering.

Murphy approaches Napier and asks if he remembers him. “We used to be neighbors.”

Murphy then kills Napier.

Next, after a riot breaks out at the prison, Murphy is placed under the care of Anne Cunningham, who is hostile towards him. Murphy was in the process of being transported to another penitentiary when the vehicle crashes near Silent Hill, where he tries to make an escape…

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Adaptation April 2019: Dream Cast Part Two: Unspeakable Horror

Silent Hill

Time for some fandom heresy: I love this movie. However, I’ll try to look at it objectively for this review.

Box office figures courtesy Wikipedia.

Laurie Holden really brought Cybil to life.

Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues).

Cybil has a lot of heart in this movie; her attempts to reunite Rose (Radha Mitchell) with her stepdaughter Sharon (Jodelle Ferland) were written in a more personal context than the game version of Cybil’s attempts to reunite Harry with his stepdaughter, Cheryl. In this movie, it is implied that Cybil has a deep connection with her mother (motherhood is a big theme of the movie, to an extent that almost makes you wonder if the people behind it have daddy issues). In terms of replicating Cybil’s look from the game, an impeccable job was done.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Six: Final Journey/Final Thoughts and Trivia

I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes, you even have to give them up.”

-Lauren Oliver, Delirium #1

July 1, 2015: Academia, 500 AF. Serah and Noel confront Caius for the final time.

Caius: “I will fulfill my promise. Your suffering will end.”

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Five

July 25, 2013: Radical Dreamers
Serah was trapped in a dream of the life she wanted, but she rejected the false hope that the shadow Lightning offered. A mysterious female voice offered Serah guidance, and guess who it was? Vanille. She and Fang were able to help Serah because they were all dreaming at the same time.
Vanille told Serah that Noel was off somewhere having a dream of his own. Fang used her weapon to cut open a spacetime distortion that Serah used to leave New Bodhum 00X AF.
The atmosphere of A Dying World, 700 AF, is very lonely and sad.

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Four: The Last Hunter

June 23, 2013: The Impersistence of Memory
Noel tried to argue why Caius couldn’t be behind the AI going haywire. He remembered that Caius was a Guardian of the seeress, but couldn’t remember his other reason.
I’m tired of the Tower and its dumb rotating rooms.
June 24, 2013: What She Saw

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Three: Legends of Tomorrow

June 14, 2013: Coliseum ??? AF
Snow couldn’t come with us because the gate wasn’t “meant” for him. Hmph.
He still has his l’Cie brand.

Snow’s look in Final Fantasy XIII-2

The Arbiter of Time looks creeepy.

The Arbiter of Time

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Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part Two: Innocent Sins

May 18, 2013: As the trio tries to explore the Yaschas Massif, another Altas-esque creature attacks! These creatures must be directly linked to the paradoxes.
It’s a brutal boss fight. It inflicts Wound and constantly casts Deshellga, Deprotectga, and area-of-effect spells, making the Sentinel role basically useless. So annoying.
In the end, a boomerang banishes the beast with an electromagnetic pulse attack. There’s only one Final Fantasy XIII character that uses a boomerang: Hope.

Hope

You don’t even get much for “beating” the invader.

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Time and Punishment: Final Fantasy XIII-2 Part One

Final Fantasy XIII-2

Developer/Publisher: Square Enix

Platform: Xbox 360

Released (North America): January 31, 2012

Released (Japan): December 15, 2011

Released (Europe): February 3, 2012

Released (Australia): February 2, 2012

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Part Four

July 26, 2013: Unlocked Faris. She has high Agility.

July 27, 2013: Maxed out Firion’s level. Almost all of his stats were star-rank at the end. Replaced him with Lightning because of her high Strength.

Trophy: Watched 100 extended versions!

I got a Gray Shard finally.

I like how you can put the 3DS into sleep mode but still hear songs in the Music Player.

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Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Part Three

July 5, 2013: Trophy: Completed your first crystal!

After playing the Series Mode, I realized that FF has a recurring theme of hope.

I eventually realized that you can lose HP from missing notes when you’re summoning too.

I unlocked a song in the Chaos Shrine!

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