Reviews and Problems with Silent Hill HD Collection
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Silent Hill HD Collection
3 May 2012
Summary: It's been tough as a Silent Hill fan, watching Konami poison what once was the reigning champion of the survival horror genre. Even if you enjoy some of the sequels and spin-offs that have been produced over the years, there's no denying that the credibility and prestige of the series is all but...
Excerpt: It is with some disappointment that I am reviewing another HD collection on the PS3. It is not disappointment at the review process, but rather at the way these HD remakes are treated. Simply upping the resolution and sticking it onto a Blu-ray does not a good game make. So why am I so disappointed?
Excerpt: Compared to the golden days of PlayStation and PlayStation 2, when games like Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Fatal Frame, and Clock Tower all shared the spotlight, traditional survival horror games have somehow fallen on life support.
Excerpt: Whilst many appreciate HD remasters for the fact that they introduce some classic games to modern formats, allowing those that missed them to get the chance to play them, or those that no longer possess the means to play the original versions and wish to reacquaint themselves with some of their most...
Excerpt: 10 years ago, I was lucky enough to review one of the games in this collection, namely Silent Hill 2. If your curiosity gets the better of you, you can visit this old hack's review right here: http://www.impulsegamer.com/igversion01/ps2/ps2silenthill2.htm You done that? OK great.
Excerpt: WhatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s next? HD collections are all the rage, and it is only time before we see every game from generations past re-imagined for todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s audience. That said, not all games will fare as well with todayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s different...
Pros: + Both games retain their creepiness, + New voices are well done, + The music is incredible
Cons: Graphical issues, Puzzling omissions, Games lack direction
Excerpt: The Silent Hill series more than likely has a special place in the hearts of survival horror gamers. I mean, how could it not? Throughout the years, Konami has produced a stellar number of titles for the series, most of them on the PlayStation 2.
Conclusion: A disappointing release, partially in terms of content, but primarily in how the ports were handled. Altered and missing content plus major technical woes are highly critical mistakes to make. I hope Konami revisits the idea of a true Silent Hill HD Collection in the coming years.