Alchemilla Mod is an attempt to recreate original atmosphere of cult game Silent Hill on the Source Engine. It is not a rebuild of one of the games of series, it is its own history on its own reasons. Above all things is a project developed for fanatics of the original game.
This mod shows that was made by Silent Hill Fans that did understand the feeling and mood of the original games, the level design is truly fantastic, AAA and true to the original games, the story is as well very Silent Hill like. But why don't i give this mod a 10 or even a nine you ask, it will come as a surprise but is not because of the lack of combat and monsters. I don't give more than 8 because i feel the developers let a big opportunity pass, a opportunity to use more psychological horror, you don't need monsters or combat to scare people, penumbra and Amnesia have shown that, sound could have been used to much more effect to scare, screams on the distance, footsteps below or above, chains rattling, doors opening by themselves, whispers in the distance, stuff changing place without notice, etc, etc, they tried a little with the mannequins moving but was too little and too few, i know the silent hill setting is a tad limiting in the kind of scares they could produce, but they could have made a new game inspired by silent hill but with aspects of other new horror games like the frictional games ones.
Highest Rated (26 agree) 8/10
Let me start out by saying the level design is fantastic, and really makes me forget it is a Source mod. The sound design is great too, as well as the custom textures and models. Its really nice to see a total conversion mod like this. The atmosphere from the exteriors to the interiors is true to Silent Hill, and it seems it was nailed perfectly. But that is where the good grace ends. I understand that you had intentions of adding fighting and enemies but you lacked the man power to do so, so I…
Jan 18 2015 by Shirk