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Silent Hill: Book of Memories

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Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories – Review (Vita)

mature-gaming.com
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Silent Hill is one of the most recognised survival-horror franchises available on home consoles, dating back to the PS1 as the main competitor (and it still is to this day) to the ever popular Resident Evil franchise. Despite both franchises having their ups and downs, they’ve both ploughed on side by side ready to scare the next person with their unique art styling and build-up of suspense.
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Overall 7
6.5

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been a controversial release, despised almost from the outset by fans who viewed it as a betrayal of the series, an abandonment of the survival horror trappings that apparently must be reflected in every single Silent Hill game, spin-off or otherwise. I've been a staunch defender of the game's right to exist, declaring that no sequential game should be bound to the blueprint laid out in the original, provided the game itself turns out to...
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Overall 5
5.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

DarkStation
8 February 2013
  • Conclusion: While RPGs and dungeon crawler games are my favorite style of hand held games, there are better options than Book of Memories . The Silent Hill aesthetic is pretty well represented, but the game itself struggles to maintain mediocrity. The game is great in short bursts, but fails to hold your attention for long periods of time. I recommend only picking this up if you have some people to play with or are willing to take the risk of finding players online.
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Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories

Square-Go
28 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Since the first Silent Hill game in 1999, the series has stayed the course, never slipping too far from the minds of the gamer populace and always keeping the fans eager for more. Of course, no game concept can exist and stay relevant without evolving and Silent Hill is no different. The series has changed and mutated as it continued, although has arguably never improved beyond the sheer genius of Silent Hill 2.
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Overall 5
5.0

Review: Silent Hill: Book of Memories

newgamernation.com
9 November 2012
  • Conclusion: There is no mistaking that Book of Shadows is the most misguided attempt made on the Silent Hill series yet, completely lacking in any of the blood-curdling horror or psychological character development that once defined the series as one of the greatest horror franchises of all time. On the positive side, it’s not the worst attempt made either, barely avoiding complete disappointment by featuring a competent gameplay element that at least makes for a decent time waster.
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Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories Review

G4
8 November 2012
  • Summary: One of the biggest issues with Silent Hill: Book of Memories is that it expects so much from players, maybe even a bit more than it has any right to.
  • Pros: Solid dungeon crawling combat, Large variety of layouts and areas to explore, Weapon degradation keeps things from becoming too easy
  • Cons: The story makes no sense at all., It doesn't really have any connection to the Silent Hill franchise., It's extremely basic and repetitive.
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Overall 5
5.0

WayForward Takes A Step Backward

Game Informer
2 November 2012
  • Conclusion: Concept: Shove all the monsters, weapons, and trappings of a Silent Hill game into a subpar hack n’ slash with poorly implemented roguelike elements Graphics: Impressive for a handheld. The bizarre meat monsters have an otherworldly Saran-wrapped gloss, but the camera is too zoomed-out to enjoy the details Sound: If I have to hear my character scream after being knocked down again I’m breaking my Vita in two Playability: Overall mechanics are easy to learn, but are too...
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Overall 7
6.5

Silent Hill: Book of Memories Review

ztgd.com
24 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Silent Hill comes to Vita, but not in the way you expect. Our full review of Book of Memories.
  • Pros: + Solid controls, + Creepy atmosphere, + Multiplayer is where it is at
  • Cons: Grinding, grinding, grinding, Difficulty ramps up fast, Touch controls awkward during combat
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Overall 5
5.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories PS Vita Review

DarkZero
21 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Silent Hill has been all over the place during the past five years. We have had titles ranging from the mediocre Silent Hill: Homecoming, through to the decent Silent Hill: Downpour, and the excellent Silent Hill: Shattered Memories . After the disastrous port of the HD versions of Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 , Konami are aiming once again to surprise us with Silent Hill: Book of Memories , a Vita title developed by WayForward (of Shantae: Risky’s Revenge fame).
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Overall 6
6.0

Silent Hill: Book of Memories review

Gamedot
20 November 2012
  • Conclusion: After a rather unfortunate weekend for my personal life I wanted a good distraction from a game, and being rather mindlessly repetitive in its progression, Silent Hill: Book of Memories was not the best game for the task. That said, perhaps my viewpoint of the game is tainted by these expectations. As a pure time sink to waste an hour whilst on a train the game is an acceptable dungeon crawler, especially if you ignore any Silent Hill expectations you may have.
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