I've read a lot of reviews over this game, and I've noticed one thing: Most of the people who give the game low ratings or harshly criticize it are people who have played the PS2 originals. This seems to be the case with A LOT of the reviews. Here's my two cents.
I played both Silent Hill games on this. Let it be noted, I never played the PS2 originals, so all of this was entirely new for me. Needless to say I enjoyed it extremely. I was happy to finally be able to play the two most critically acclaimed SH games, now in HD.
Like the title says, if you're a newcomer to Silent Hill in general, or if you haven't played SH 2 and 3 yet, this collection will be your cup of tea. If you played the originals on PS2, chances are you aren't going to have as much fun, because you'll constantly be comparing it to the PS2 version. That's just my opinion though.
I did enjoy both games a lot, the HD looks very nice, and even though there were a few glitches here and there, they weren't anything to ruin my experience playing these amazing games. The story to both was great, the gameplay was good, the music and sound were both amazing, and the graphics look wonderful and have a gloomy feel to them, as Silent Hill should.
Like I said, I played the HD collection without ever having played the original SH2 and 3, so that might be why I enjoyed it more than some people. Definitely satisfied me and gave me some good scares.
posted by clovelady (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) Apr 2, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
Not a whole lot can be said about this game. Controls are archaic, lags a bit, but man. Venturing through the storylines of my 2 favorite entries in the Silent Hill franchise was just as fun this weekend as it was the first time I played them years ago. As always, Silent Hill 2 remains my favorite entry and the ending almost always brings an emotional response. Game development at it's best!
What can I say about Silent Hill 2 and 3, they are both probably the two most challenging games I've ever played. Not because of the action, but because the puzzles are so intense they make your head spin. These are the first to Silent Hills I played from the franchise and I have to say that they are two of the most scariest games I've ever played. The in game play definitely messes with your mind at some parts to the point where you don't know whats going on or what your supposed to do. I wasn't too fond of the controls when I first started playing the game, but after a while I got used to it and both of these games ended up being great games to play in the long run. Saying Silent Hill is scary is a huge understatement. These are two of the most creepiest and horrifying games you will ever play. This is survival horror at its best. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in trying out the Silent Hill franchise or is a fan of survival horror.