gamers (94%) found this review helpful
Well I have always been a big fan of Silent Hill all the way back to the original on PS1. They have always been fun difficult and suspenseful. This one is pretty decent it's not a game of the year, but decent. I don't mind the controls, but then agian they have always been the same and I also play Resident Evil so I'm used to them. Some will find them slow and frustrating, but they can be gotten used to.
I really enjoyed the story it keeps you coming back for more. It's always nice to go through again and see all the different endings to the story. The graphics are ok sometimes they look great other times they are a bit shakey at best. A feature I did enjoy is how it looked grainy like an old movie reel I think that added to the atomsphere.
Some will find this frustrating, but you have to conserve ammo and health drinks because you don't get a lot of them. It's just part of the Silent Hill experience and adds a slight diffculty to the game.
All in all I would recomend this game especially if you are already a fan of the series past. If you're not there might be a couple things to get used to, but I think you will enjoy it if you give it a chance. It's for sure worth the rent and even buying at the price to add to the Silent Hill collection.
gamers (83%) found this review helpful
To anyone that base their gaming experience solely on the reviews of IGN or OXM...I feel so sorry for you. you are missing out on one incredible game! I read the reviews and was pretty discouraged about the game but I decided I would buy it anyway because I am a servival horror fanatic and there has been such a massive shortage of the genre this year.
I gave the game a 9.0 because its not perfect but everything the critics complained about in the game was not valid reasons for such low scores. The new battle system makes for the best gameplay silent hill has ever seen. even though you are fully capable of defending yourself this time around, the monsters in this game can easily cut you down to size in a matter of seconds if you are not careful and sometimes even when you are careful. One reviewer complained that the Alex's aim in the game is rock solid. This is true however there is no auto aim for firearms in the game so in all honesty his aiming truely depends on the individual playing.
All I have left to say is that if you are a fan of the silent hill or survival horror genre, you owe it to yourself to play this game. for those of you who hated silent hill because of the poor battle system, you will be pleased to know that this new version has fixed everything you hated about the old silent hill battle system.
Graphics: 8.0 Sound:10.0 Controls:8.5 Gameplay:8.5 story:8.0 fun factor and challenge: 9.0
gamers (68%) found this review helpful
silent hill homecoming is a great game alex knows how to fight which is good alot of the elements look like they were ripped from the movie yeah i know if your a true silent hill fan you might of been a little angry that it was not harry mason's story but the way the world falls apart and regenerates in front of your eyes is amazing the nurses are very realalistic its a really good story so far controls are great fight mechanics just all around great good job double helix and forget ign's review try it your self i like the idea that alex can really hold his own and then some not like the past people that couldn't really even swing a lead pipe lol now you can stab a nurse to death in her head with your combat knife have fun and enjoy by the way graphics look nice oooo well no ripples in the water when you move i can live with that can u graphics by far the best yet