I gritted my teeth through homecoming, and the payed off in the end was meh. But this one, this one shoves character facts into your face, destroying the mystery of silent hill and its occupants.
To any silent hill fans who wish to delve into the mystery that was silent hill walk away, for those who want noise scares and barely passable FPS rates look no further.
Disappointing, at least i still have my "HD" collection of sh2 & sh3.
This franchise has fallen. Any of you "hardcore fans" who actively support and defend this garbage only hurt the series more.
May you join the landfills of Alamogordo, New Mexico where E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial video game lies.
Nuke said landfill.
So after we are long dead and gone, other space fairing civilizations wont pull this excrement out of the rubble and think we thought this was an excusable tissue to wipe our posterior because that would be giving it to much credit.
posted by Panther2103 (MARYSVILLE, WA) Jul 10, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
So I enjoy Silent Hill games, all of them, 1 through Homecoming (though Homecoming not as much as the first 4). Based on the reviews I read this was set to be the worst in the series in my mind already, and it wasn't that bad at all.
The story of the game isn't the best in the series, but it does keep you entertained and wanting to continue. Basically you are Murphy, who is in prison for reasons unknown. He doesn't seem like the type to be in prison at all, he is nice, somewhat held back and doesn't seem to have any mental issues. He is being transferred to another penatentury and the bus crashes, allowing the prisoners to escape. The story unfolds from there and has a lot of very nice plot twists. The ending I got was considered the "Good" ending, and I thought it was a nice wrap up to the games story.
Graphically the game isn't that great. It looks nice but texture pop in occurs sometimes and there is horrid frame rate drops in some areas in the game.
The controls are another downside to the game. The team took into account the bad reviews from Homecoming for the ease of combat, and tried to do a mix between the easy combat and the combat of the older games with a very annoying block system that works half the time. Guns have a horrible aiming mechanic with a red dot laser that doesn't actually allow you to control it, that likes to jump around the enemy which yields bad results when fighting with a shotgun against 3 enemies.
All in all I would give it a try if you are a fan of the series, or just looking for a decent survival horror game. It does have a few scares, the enemies are very messed up looking and have that Silent Hill feel to them. Just don't go in expecting another Silent Hill 2. I don't know if Konami will ever produce another game that great.