Come on over to Silent Hill, the perfect place where all your nightmares come true. You can spend your day wandering about this winter wonderland and your nights meeting up with several ghouls that want to eat you up.
To get to Silent Hill, all you have to do is drive out with a kid you love a lot (10 or younger) and totally wreck your car. That’s when the fun begins as you search for that kid all over town.
Silent Hill the perfect place to get away from it all (Now back to our original review).
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is an action/puzzle game where you play as a guy who has to search through the town of Silent Hill for his seven year old daughter. He has to find keys, unlock doors, solve puzzles, and not get sacked by several zombie like creatures.
You also take a few rounds with a psychiatrist who gives you tests on your personality, like coloring a picture and answering true/false questions. The game uses the information to adjust the storyline to try to make you feel very queasy and uncomfortable (It works for me.)
The best parts of the game are the puzzles - easily some of the most ingenious and fresh I’ve seen this year. The game also shows great atmosphere and scenic viewpoints as you try to make your way through each and every level. It would be good if there was more to explore.
However, there are problems with this game. The biggest gripe I have is the parts where you have to outrun those zombie like creatures. It’s nothing more than trial and error - and error and error and error as I try to find out which way to go.
And there are some inconsistencies with the story, (Don’t wear sleeveless blouse in sub zero weather).
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a great horror/action/puzzle game, and fans of such games ought to book a reservation. BUY IT.
Manipulative, chilling, and strikingly innovative.
posted by JTurner82 (HIGHLAND PARK, NJ) Dec 13, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
Anyone who thinks that third-party publishers can't put out a half decent Wii game owe it to themselves to give SILENT HILL: SHATTERED MEMORIES a spin. It is arguably one of my favorite Wii games to be released this year, and it is... well, not what you would even expect. Alternating between sessions with a psychiatrist and exploring a frozen town, this game has some of the best graphics I've seen on the Wii in a long time. The soundtrack is similarly excellent, with Akira Yamaoka providing a chilling, moody score and voice actors bringing real life to their characters. The controls are also outstanding; even though your only weapon in the game is a flashlight (actually, to call it a weapon would be an exaggeration), the controls never once feel broken; this is a smooth and flawless as it gets. You even get to use a cellphone! What really makes this game is the ability to make choices over what kind of person you are (it starts out with a questionnaire asking you about your friendliness, sexual nature, faithfulness, etc.); this means that there are multiple endings in the game, each of which differ depending on what questions you answer. The only thing that might work against this game is that its length isn't long enough, but the fact that you can come back to this game multiple times to unlock new secrets makes up for that by far. If you miss out on SILENT HILL: SHATTERED MEMORIES, you're missing out on one of the very best Wii games of the year. It will not only blow you away, it will toy with your mind in ways you'll never expect.
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
silent hill shattered memories is one of the scariest games i ever played. the game starts you off in psychologists office then he makes you talk about yourself. then he makes you start talking where it all happened. the you wake up after a car crash and you find your daughter sharal missing this was the first silent hill game that has snow in it.finally the monsters there creepier then ever and you cant fight the your only chance of surviving is to run as fast is you can but there is also flares you can use to blind the monsters so you can get a head start but there are only a few in the area so use them wisely .its hard to tell where your going because you cant check the map to tell where you need to go so you just run randomly around to every place you see. you can also take pictures of gosts. sometimes you hear the wii remote rumbling that means that you are near a lost memory then you can hear peoples memories when they were at that place.this game has very deep story that the suspense will kill you. these are the reasons i give this game a 10 out of 10