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: Silent Hill: Hunger Part Three

The art has changed, so I guess this is the second “issue”. It has its own foibles, as we’ll soon see. Doug looks pretty different now; a little younger with longer hair in some panels, and like Christopher Eccleston to distracting degrees in others.

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Adaptation April 2019: Silent Hill: Hunger Part Two

Doug realizes that he has a hunger for the story he’s currently obsessed with. “The kind of hunger that physically hurts.”
Clara says that Whately had a room with her, until he abruptly left last night. Doug wants to examine it, but Clara refuses because it wasn’t tidy enough. Bug problems.
Clara explains that Whately had strange comings and goings late at night, and that strange smells wafted out of the room. One night, through the open curtains, she saw him watching some BDSM play between a man and a woman dressed up as doctor and nurse.
Back in the present, Clara somehow casts a shadow shaped like Pyramid Head.

Only it wasn’t her shadow. Not unless she had a head shaped like a pyramid.”
Clara described the doctor and nurse; she believed that they worked at Brookhaven Hospital.
Doug walks through the park to clear his head, but he sees a couple on a bench. At first, it looks like they’re kissing, but on closer inspection, she’s ripping his throat out. He’s still moaning and sighing like he loves it. Doug doesn’t know what’s worse; if he isn’t actually seeing it, or if he is.
At Brookhaven, he asks about the doctor and nurse, but all that the nurse behind the reception desk can talk about is food. Doug starts to realize how so many of the people he’s encountered lately are hungry for something.
Nurse: “I like sushi. And pepperoni pizza. And steak…”

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Adaptation April 2019 #1: Silent Hill: Hunger Part One

Silent Hill: Hunger

This is the last Silent Hill comic that Scott Ciencin wrote. It was featured on The Silent Hill Experience UMD on the PlayStation Portable (the whole thing is on YouTube, however, if you don’t feel like tracking down the UMD and the handheld). It’s a motion comic.

One upside of being on a UMD is that Hunger actually features songs from the games (Silent Hill: Dying Inside was also turned into an MC with a soundtrack). Can confirm that these comics read better with the music, though it’s not enough to elevate them into must- buys.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Part Nine: Man’s Greatest Glimpse

Lilith and Nyx are common enemies in this game. Nyx does this weird operatic singing when she casts spells.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Part Eight: Mot

The Diet Building. Huh. I expected something more… ominous.
I just wanted to explore a hallway when this fire guy came outta nowhere to scorch me!

Surt

Boss?: Surt|Resists: Physical|Drains: Fire|Skills: Ragnarok, Beast Eye, Dekunda, Retaliate, Hell Thrust, Tempest

What an awful ambush. He uses Ragnarok, an attack that’s all but devastating to demons vulnerable to fire… and curse/death, if Pazuzu’s constant absorption of his attacks is any indication. Surt only rarely so much as breathes without using Beast Eye as well.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Part Seven: Might and Magic

I’m buried under a sudden glut of sidequests: the arcade game in Asakusa, the collector Manikin’s hugely expensive Magatamas (195K Macca overall), the Amala Labyrinth, and my main quest. But it’s not like I really need any more Magatamas right now. I don’t use a majority of the ones that I have. Other demons cover the bases I don’t.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Part Six: The Maiden/Musubi

I’m not going to face those sisters unless I can get Kelpie leveled up enough to learn Diarama- and possibly fuse him into something that inherits it.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne Part Four: Motorcycle Mayhem

Return to Mantra HQ

Gozu-Tennoh abandoned the headquarters. The manikins’ situation remains dire. They lose their prophet, Futomimi, who was taken to Kabukicho Prison. Isamu headed there too.

Futomimi

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