posted by EQOAnostalgia (NEW YORK MILLS, NY) Apr 27, 2013
Member since Apr 2013
I haven't played a Silent Hill game in YEARS, after all the bad reviews i just stayed away and played other games. Well after playing this i have put the rest of them in my Q! I can only hope they have a story this well written!
It's basically a rehash of the original and that's just fine by me. The atmosphere they created here makes you forget team silent has retired from the series! The music is just as amazing as the older games and is now perfectly seemless.
The use of the wiimote here is perfectly executed in every way! Using it as a flashlight and replacing the right analog stick is genious. Also the way they used it as a cell phone was very interesting. You can even call various numbers you find but they often just serve as filler, though sometimes pretty funny.
All in all this ranks as one of my favorite games in recent memory but it's not without it's flaws. The chase scenes can be a bit frustrating at times and the game just doesn't feel as scary as the originals did.
Mostly due to the fact that you aren't being chased all the time, you will know when it's time to run and when it's time to just explore casually. It just detracts from the sense of dread and confusion the others created so well.
There is no fighting in this version which oddly enough im perfectly okay with. Harry is just a dad looking for his daughter and that does help to make you feel more vulnerable.
The way everything changes into nightmare mode in this one is really cool and on a side note i think would look amazing if put to film, like say finishing up the trilogy of movies and using Harry as the main protagonist.
Silent Hill Shattered memories is a great way to spend your weekend with the lights off and the sound up! Game on!
posted by itssosublime (FAIRMONT, WV) Dec 31, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
Being a Silent Hill addict such as myself i had to take the opportunity to play this game even before knowing what the content was going to be like. I will say that i realized very quickly how the Wii mechanics were going to influence this game. Apart from most Silent Hill games there will be no weapons in Shattered Memories as there have been in previous S.H. games. In exchange for the fight scenarios they have replaced those type of events with a cinematic survival mode where you must run thru areas trying merely to avoid the creatures of silent hill. This was one concern that i had before playing but was far from disappointed once i reached this for the 1st time in game. The survival sections of the game most defiantly did not disappoint, instead they added a new action packed & high paced feel to the game that previous games were lacking. Not even mentioning an amazing story line. In addition they also removed 99% or load times from the game and making the map feel more open... No longer will you have to wait just to walk thru a door. adding a far better realistic feel to the game by allowing you to look thru doors before entering a room that you know will be filled with creatures of silent hill... In all I will have to list this as my absolute favorite Silent Hill game in the series. If you are even moderately a fan of silent hill you will not be disappointed in this game, and if your a first time player to the series sit back and enjoy an amazing adventure in survival horror... ADD TO Q AND ENJOY!!