Summary: Overall Silent Hill as suspected every one including myself instantly compared it to Capcom's Resident Evil. But shockingly enough Silent Hill snuck some originality into the game. One being Harry can't shoot for crap, second the addition of detailed maps, radio and flashlight. Plus the game is dark as dark can get even with your lights on. The Gameplay is slightly linear, point A to point B thing. But the sounds and music score will keep you freaked out.
Excerpt: Silent Hill begins with a very average widower, Harry Manson, who is taking the trip in order to spend some quality father-daughter time with his child, seven year old Cheryl. The duo set out for Silent Hill on one dark night, full of excitement and ready for a chance to unwind. However, just after entering the city limits, a weird incident takes place that forces Harry to swerve off the rode.
Excerpt: Silent Hill is Konami's first attempt to bring out a Resident Evil style game, but were they successful at it? Well not really, you see Silent Hill has a lot of problems with it let's start out with the story. It's about a man named Harry and his daughter Cheryl. He loses his daughter when they encounter something while driving in their car. The car stops and Cheryl is either kidnapped or she has ran away in a town called "Silent Hill".
Excerpt: Silent Hill is easily the goriest, scariest, most intense game I have ever played. Almost from the very beginning, you are gawking at blood-splattered surroundings and rotting corpses. While parents may not find this suitable for their children, those of us who are huge fans of horror genre games such as Resident Evil will absolutely love it! The eerie background music and realistically foreboding levels will terrify you from the start.
Silent Hill brings horror gamers screaming for more
23 June 1999
Excerpt: Silent Hill reaches a whole new level of horror as Konami brings to us perhaps the most blood-chilling, psychotic thriller ever to reach the Sony platform. Resident Evil? Parasite Eve? No contest. Silent Hill grips the darkest part of the gamer's imagination in a way that no game has before. Trust me when I tell you that this game will help you understand every aspect of the word ''fear.
Excerpt: Resident Evil, Capcom's action-adventure series, took the gaming world by storm, yet there have been few "me-too"'s since then. With Silent Hill for the Sony PlayStation, Konami is one of the first to produce such a clone.
Conclusion: Silent Hill é um dos melhores jogos já feitos para o Playstation. Tem elementos que certamente não irão agradar a todos, como a história aparentemente sem pé nem cabeça e a falta de grandes desafios. É para quem aprecia temas mórbidos, melancolia e história surreal. E para esse público, Silent Hill supera Resident Evil facilmente.
Pros: Assustador!;, Gráficos soberbos;, Belas composições musicais, que variam de "trip-hop" ao tango (do mais melancólico)
Cons: Os inimigos mais comuns, como o cachorro-zumbi, são bem feios e mal animados;, Alguns "puzzles" são difíceis demais;, Canastrões.