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Silent Hill Shattered Memories
19 September 2014
Excerpt: Although the Silent Hill franchise has been around for quite a few years, the franchise did become a little stale as a game. Fortunately, developers Climax Studios have decided to re-address this franchise by not only paying homage to the original game but updating the gameplay with a few 21 st century twists and turns along the way. Consider it a reimagining or reboot of the original game!
Summary: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is an interesting and often fantastic reimagining of the original Silent Hill . The controls can be a little finicky, but they also allow a greater sense of interactivity with the environment. The shift in focus from creepy freak-out horror to a more psychological thriller approach may turn some off; I found the new approach incredibly interesting and had a great time unraveling the mystery.
Excerpt: It's fair to say that the Silent Hill franchise has suffered a bit of an identity crisis over the past half-decade or so. Silent Hill 4 toyed with a first-person perspective for half of its duration, forcing the player to skulk around in a dingy apartment (at the time one editor - who shall remain nameless - got so confused by this that he spent an hour in the very first room, waiting for something to happen).
Excerpt: Following a blackout after a car accident, Harry Mason awakens to find that his young daughter has mysteriously disappeared. With this premise, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the storyline of Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is as near to the original 1999 PlayStation game as you could possibly get, although this couldn’t be further from the muddied truth.
Summary: No weapons? Wii waggle? And a "re-imagining" of the first Silent Hill game is what they're calling this? The combination sounds like Silent Hill: My Worst Nightmare , and I don't mean that in a good way. Boy, was I ever wrong. Instead of some Silent Hill one-off rehash, we get a lovingly crafted story set in a world so deep and involving that it actually does the series name proud. The Wii waggle? More like Wii mastery .
Lack of weapons ups scary ante in survival horror game.
Common Sense Media
29 April 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that the survival horror game Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is filled with creepy imagery that can terrify kids and thus is intended for players 17 and up. The creepy imagery -- ranging from blood-smeared rooms with shadows running past you to twisted pink demons who gyrate towards you to nightmares with little children in trouble or a hanging teenager -- make it not appropriate for kids.