posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Mar 20, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
If you want a good Silent Hill experience then you should look no further than this collection. Though is doesn't have the first one, the best one in my opinion, it does offer 2 great games in one. Every Silent Hill after the first 3 were just filler. I hope they make a new Silent Hill that even comes close to the perfection that is Silent HIll 1, 2, and 3. Rent this, you won't be sorry.
First things first. If you're younger & have not played the original, expect to have to use your brain. This series does not hold your hand to mindlessly corral you through set pieces without having to use any real thought process. It is a big boys game. You will have to use your brain.
This remaster is done perfectly. Although Silent Hill purist would disagree, the new voice over are done really well. The updated graphics are also nicely done without over doing it, taking away from the original aura & atmosphere. The sound and music in these games are bad enough in a good way to give Jeffery Dahmer nightmares. Its just plain ole demented Silent Hill at its best.
As for the controls, if you are expecting super smooth, seamless combat and exploring then you probably shouldn't be playing Silent Hill in the first place. For me, the clunky controls adds just that much more to the whole helplessness & slow panic vibe to the game. I found if I changed my button configuration to where all movement was on the left stick, it made for a bit easier exploration.
In final, if you are a Silent Hill fan in any way this one is a no brainer. If your new to the series read 1st paragraph.
posted by popokata (PACIFIC PALISADES, CA) Mar 23, 2012
Member since Apr 2010
gamers (53%) found this review helpful
All together this is the best package I could ever ask for. These games are so amazing they should've gotten a 10 on every review. Anyway I will just review both of them for u guys ok?
Silent Hill 2
The best game in the package, the game is so good I would hug everyone who worked on this game, no joke. Its so freaky, moving and captivating at the same time. I'm serious I bought this package just for 2 but I figured out 3 is good to. I suggest putting more time into this one you will most definitely get more out of it.
Silent Hill 3
Don't get me wrong Silent Hill 3 is a good game just I really isn't as good as 2 and heres why. It isn't as smart because there are not as much puzzles not exploration. The character isn't as cool at all as James but I think she is much better than other girls in video games. Now to the good stuff, this is super scary and monsters look different and more realistic also feels a bit bigger than ever (even in the small town).
This is a great buy for new comers and olds alike, do not get mad at the controls you will get used to them. And for $40 this is a no brainer.