Silent Hill 1 took us on a ride down uncomfortable vile, Silent Hill 2 took us to the borders of psychosis, and Silent Hilll 3 will take you to the realm of violence.
Silent Hill 3 is a continuation of Silent Hill 1, it passes the same road, and for this, you'll have to have played SH1.
The story follows the life of Heather, a young girl, whom is suddenly cast into a horror world, of which she has no clue of. You'll follow her, all the way to Silent Hill, but not for the first half of the game.
The story is great, the characters are great, and once again, the limits of psychosis will be tickled once more. Though in this version, everything is so violent. The levels become more and more violent, and for once, the weapons in the game, are strangely even more violent then before (such as a flamethrower and a submachine gun). The gameplay is the same as in Silent Hill 2, and this can be a bit of a problem, as the basic combat system still has that awkward aiming problem. The camera will be more frustrating then ever before, and all this, can make the game a bit less enjoyable then before.
But, what makes up for this, are the graphics. At first, you'll think of them as bland, unoriginal, even....ordinary, but as the game progresses, the design become more violent, even to the point that the walls will start to bleed. It's sick...it really is, and this give the game such a dramatic shock value, that you'll almost feel as if somebody has gripped you by the throat and if forcing you to play the game. it's intence, and the survival horror aspect becomes even stronger, as the game will give you a sense of security, only to pull it all away.
the music is better then before, and if you find the cd, buy it. best ambiant music ever.
buy this game, if you like survival horror.