Same reason they hated SH4, it wasn't a straight copy paste of the first three. --- I am a dedicated member of the "Walter Sullivan Is Bad-Ass" group!!! I am the true originator of the Cookie Demon theory on the SH2 and 3 boards.
i just didnt like the gameplay or the character. i love downpour though, that games the best sh game i played since shattered memories and 3 --- Dad took off my training wheels, BOY OH BOY how great it feels! In no time im cruisin around, immediately fell, and smashed my teeth out. Fractured my jaaaw!
It felt like a rip-off of its own series. Rather than craft a unique flavor like every other SH game did, Double Helix opted to simply decide everybody's SH is the same thing, with nurses and pyramid heads, etc. 1-4 and Downpour are the only decent games in the series.
(I know some people like Shattered Memories, but at best it's not very supernatural. It also has a twist so awful it belongs in the "worst 3 plot twists in gaming" category) --- Jack Thompson is so disbarred, he's not even allowed to practice the law of gravity. - Kotomo