posted by Captain_Crunch1 (QUINCY, MA) Apr 24, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
Im Getting Tired Of The Companies Calling These Collections When There Missing Alot... This Has Silent Hill 2 and 3.. Shouldve Added 1 And 4 also.. complete... But 2 and 3 They Look a Little Cleaned Up... and sound Is Clearer With Better Voices... But Still Plays Exactly The Same... couldve Just Played These From Ps2 On Your Ps3... But Anyway Same Creepy Games... But They Just Got Steal Over Time... They Were Considered Great For There Time... Especially 2... Rent These Games If You Dont Have Them... If You Do Why Bother
If you're thinking of trying out this game, don't let the negative reviews prevent you from doing so. Majority of the reviews are from fans of the original Silent Hill games. However, I understand where they're coming from. Personally, I believe the Silent Hill: HD Collection deserved much better ratings than what it's been receiving.
I have never played the original SH 2 (I've seen cutscenes) and it's been ages since I've played the original SH 3. Although the HD versions may have a mildly cleaner, brighter look to them, the atmosphere and stories are still as dark, gloomy and emotionally profound as the originals. The graphics are decent (for a PS2 anyway), and though some players might have complained about game controls or camera angles, I had no issues with such things. In fact, the camera angles sometimes made it hard for me to see what was in front of me or what lurked around a corner, which is a big part of the whole horror experience. Not to mention the game ran pretty smoothly, so no glitches over here.
Another thing that caused negative reviews were the new voices, but really that's a matter of personal preference. Frankly, with the exception of SH 3, I liked the new voices. They gave a certain... charm (I guess?) that I felt the old voices didn't have. Don't get me wrong, I feel the old voices were good and fit the characters, but the new voices (with the exception of Eddie) fit the characters even better. But that's just my opinion.
Overall, SH: HD Collection is very good. And while I'm sure it has it's bad points, I have yet to find any worth acknowledging. This is a game I would definitely recommend to those new to Silent Hill - in particular SH 2 and 3. As for fans of the originals (me being one of them), they may not enjoy it as much if they're too busy comparing the old with the new. Some players refuse to accept new changes, while others know how to enjoy both the old and the new. If you're the former, then stick to the originals.
Ok so I just finished the Silent Hill HD Collection and while the trophies are super time consuming, I don't quite understand all of the negative reviews. Yes in Silent Hill 2 the camera is a bit of a challenge but if you can get over it (and you will get used to it) this game incapsulates everything that the survival horror genre should be. I would challenge people to find a suitable survivor horror experience that has been released on the console's in the last five years. These games are oldies but they are goodies! While the graphical quality is quite eh, it keeps the experience close to what you had back when these games were released. I remember going to school the next day and talking about how creepy the hospital was in Silent Hill 2. If you enjoy survival horror you will enjoy these games! High recommendation!