Reviews and Problems with Silent Hill HD Collection
Showing 1-10 of 10
Apparently ported from Beta source code...
Jim "Jim", Amazon
25 May 2012
Summary: The Silent Hill HD Collection should have been a love letter to fans, but instead, it turned out to be a technical disaster on many levels. Missing textures and crackling audio was just the tip of the iceberg. What went wrong? Senior associate producer on the project, Tomm Hulett, has revealed to 1UP that Konami's porting crew had to work off a beta build of the original source code. Apparently, Konami couldn't find the source code belonging to the original gold master.
Summary: I'm a huge Silent Hill fan so it really hurts to give out one star to this long-awaited HD collection, it just makes me wonder: "What went wrong"? I already finished SH2 and I'm halfway through SH3, I'm actually trying to ignore the stuttering, sound glitches and ridiculously slow frame rate because I just love the early games of the series, but I feel like an idiot standing by this abomination when I can pop up my still working SH3 copy on my still working PS2 and blaze...
Summary: This is tragic. These are classic PS2 titles that have been given a shoddy "upgrade" for the PS3. I just don't understand how Konami could take these beloved games and mess them up so much. IT'S A PORT! On a MUCH STRONGER system!!! Yet there are frame rate issues and audio issues that ruin the experience. Things have been changed for no reason, such as voice-over work, textures, and dialogue.
Summary: This is well-worn ground at this point, but seeing this HD collection with even 2.5 stars is enough to make me want to try to get the score down even lower. These ports are plagued with issues that plenty of the other reviews have detailed (terrible framerate drops, sound glitches, missing fog, missing post-processing effects, mismatched lip-syncing, missing 5.1 surround if you've installed the patch and are using optical cables, dodgy controls that cause the character...
Summary: Let me start by saying the actual games are amazing. By this I mean the playstation 2 versions of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3. However, this HD collection is AWFUL!!! This game is nothing more than a big pile of problems and glitches. There are horrible frame rate issues, character slowdowns where your character starts running at half his normal speed, glitchy controls, horrible sound because the lip syncing is way off.
Summary: If you are a fan of the original games, you might buy this, and, excusing the bugs (for which there is no excuse), you might say, "ah, it's not as impressive this time around, but it's an old game..so I guess nostalgia was just affecting my recollection of it." However, it's to the point where objects and textures just abruptly 'end' in the background, making the game look more like an unfinished fan game than an actual released game.
Summary: The PS3 version of this game is completely broken. In the two hours I have played the game I have encountered these issues * The game struggles to keep a solid framerate. It constantly chugs and freezes for several seconds in a row, I thought the game had froze several times but it was just the awful framerate. This happens on both games. * The sound is completely broken on both games, audio is constantly out of sync and half the time the audio cues simply do not work.
Summary: This game is just a big disgrace to the originals if you are looking for a games with a lot of bugs and glitches then just buy this collection, if you are looking for the real experience just buy the damn originals
How to ruin a konami classic: (1)Give it to Hijinx (2) release the beta
3 April 2012
Summary: This really should have been a fantastic buy; Silent Hill 2 is still by far the best best survival horror game I've ever played and Silent Hill 3 certainly has its charms. The quality of the port though... I can't speak to SH3 (after an hour of SH2 I stopped playing and put in for a refund) but the SH2 port is pretty much unplayable.
Summary: its actually worse than i was led to believe it took 20 mins to install the game which is shocking considering its a ps2 game originally how the hell can a company make a port of an old ps2 game worse i can understand something like majuras mask not running so well on a gamecube due to it being a emulated version but this is a ps2 game that has been sent of to a team to make it look good in widescreen and up rez the graphics a bit and it ends up looking and sounding...