Reviews and Problems with Silent Hill HD Collection
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Silent Hill HD Collection
1 April 2012
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. So let's quickly jump into this review so you can make your own mind up whether or not you buy this game.
Excerpt: Let's start off with Silent Hill 2, a game that isn't only my favorite survival horror game, but easily manages to nudge its way into a spot among my all-time favorite video games. If you're unfamiliar with it, the story revolves around James Sunderland, a man who's been grieving for his dead wife until he receives a letter from her beckoning him to the resort town of Silent Hill.
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
Conclusion: As a package it’s sorely lacking in, erm, games, but what’s there is very well presented indeed. Some mechanics might be showing their age, and Silent Hill 3 isn’t brilliant, but Silent Hill 2 is still unmissable for anyone with a serious interest in games.
Conclusion: Silent Hill HD Collection features two very fine, albeit extremely unpleasant and not super accessible, games. It’s nowhere near as polished as Konami’s other recent compilation, the brilliant MGS HD collection, and going by most reports and footage we’ve seen of what has been changed, we can only really recommend the HD collection if you can’t access PS2 or PC copies of the original games.
Pros: Two effective, genuinely scary horror games, A chance for newcomers to experience both games, Some of the touch-ups are welcome, Amazing soundtracks
Cons: A lazy collection, The fog in SH2 looks awful, More stutters and pauses than there should be, Can be very hard to get into if you’re new to these games, Movement controls could have done with a tweak
Excerpt: You promised you’d go back there someday…but you never did Over a decade ago, we were condemned to a foggy town that hid its darkest terrors from us in mist and poor lighting. Despite the crackling radios, bloody mannequins and piles upon piles of mysteriously deformed creatures, the mysteries the town hid simply begged to be uncovered, teasing ambiguity all the while.
Pros: Two phenomenally deep survival horror titles at a great price, Surprising amount of content to unlock as well as challenging trophies even for veterans, Fantastic soundtrack, HD treatment has cleaned up most character animations…
Cons: …though the HD re-working does un-characteristically brighten things up in most places, Combat can be a real pain to get used to, Re-dubbed voice-overs are still hit and miss
Excerpt: Silent Hill 2 is generally held up as the holy grail of the survival horror genre and is often referred to as one of the major pieces of evidence in the "videogames are a valid art form" argument. Now 10 years after its release, it has been polished and packaged in a new HD package with its PS2 sequel Silent Hill 3 (apparently Silent Hill 4:The Room didn't cut the mustard). So have these two survival horror gems aged well?
Summary: Silent Hill Hd Collection har mange timers intensitet, gys og spænding. Det er de samme historie, men med nye detaljer. Naturligvis vil en helt ny verden åbne sig for dig, hvis du ikke har spillet Silent Hill tidligere og kunne du lide de gamle spil, vil du ELSKE denne opdatering! Silent Hill venter… hvis du tør….
Summary: Embora eu tenha uma grande desconfiança com coletâneas de jogos antigos, devo dar o braço a torcer ao bom trabalho feito em Silent Hill HD Collection. O título resgata dois grandes clássicos do Survival Horror e consegue fazer com que o visual atualizado funcione bem, deixando os jogos muito mais apresentáveis a quem não teve a oportunidade de conferi-los no PlayStation 2.