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Silent Hill HD Collection
3 August 2012
Conclusion: Example, when using the machine gun in Silent Hill 3 all your can hear is crackling instead of the machine guns sound effect. - Frame rate issues. When unlocking achievements the frame rate drops to about 1 - 3 frames per second, but after roughly a minute it fixes itself. It can also do it randomly whilst playing the game, and it always manages to do it on the ranking page for your stats once you've completed the game.
Excerpt: If one doesn't have some sort of nostalgic affection for the old days of survival horror, it's hard to imagine them getting too much enjoyment from Silent Hill HD Collection . I mean, when I bought this XBox 360 disc containing both Silent Hill 2 and 3 , I'd guess most of my first half-hour with it was devoured trying to re-familiarize myself with the clunky, tank-like controls that games of this ilk were infamous for possessing.
Excerpt: Finally, Silent Hill fans have something to be excited about. In fact, this disc, plus the HD remastering of Resident Evil 4 represent the first reasons for survival horror fans in general to be excited since… well, since Resident Evil 4 first came out. That being said, Silent Hill HD Collection isn’t without its issues.
Summary: Silent Hill: HD Collection combines two classic spine-chilling Silent Hill titles to the PS3, for the first time ever, with enhancements including true HD graphics, offering new and old fans alike the opportunity to experience the early era of Silent Hill as a true genre-defining experience.
Summary: Silent Hill HD Collection succeeds in spite of and not because of the attempt to update two of the series’ best ( Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 ) to something approaching modern standards. But the Silent Hill games exist in a world apart from our own, and much of the supernatural quality has been lost in a world of clean-cut angles and increased visibility.
Excerpt: Silent Hill HD Collection review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com With the recent surge in the popularity of re-releasing older games with remastered visuals, it's surprising it took so long for Konami to jump on this particular bandwagon. Silent Hill 2 and 3 are two of my favorite installments in the series, and after playing them again with their updated graphics and brand spanking new voice work, I can honestly say that very little of that is because of...
Summary: Heather checks the trash for baddies... Enlarge It’s strange. Capcom recently admitted to deliberately taking their Resident Evil franchise down a more action orientated route. Traditionally the main competition to Konami’s beloved Silent Hill series , it comes as no surprise that long time fans of the vaunted Survival-Horror genre were up, in arms, groaning “Braiiiinnnnsss!” It is ironic, however, that horror purist might rage against such a decision.
Conclusion: Even though they’re some of the earliest entries in the Silent Hill series, both games still manage to tell a tale that is equal parts horror, sadness, mystery, and danger. Whether you’re braving the town’s apartment buildings and hospitals in search of James Sunderland’s dead wife or trying to survive its amusement parks and subway stations as Heather Morris, both Silent Hill 2 and 3 are excellent examples of why the series is as popular as it is today and only by...
Pros: A nostalgic trip for Silent Hill fans back to some of the game’s strongest entries
Cons: Archaic controls and clunky combat might be turnoffs for more modern gamers
Excerpt: Years before Bright Falls befuddled Alan Wake, a spooky northeastern backwater put anyone with a dark secret or twisted origins through the tortures of the damned. Luckily for fans of chilling third-person horror suspense, nothing in Silent Hill stays dead for long. This new HD Collection exhumes a pair of that burg’s most memorable adventures and gussies them up for modern screens.
Pros: + Outstanding sound design yields a thick layer of atmosphere., + Dark tales that don’t shy away from taboos; adjustable puzzle difficulty; haunting creatures.
Cons: ? Why can’t you opt for the old voice-overs in
Excerpt: When it comes to my all-time favourite survival horror games, Silent Hill 2 would be near the top of my list. In many ways the game introduced me to what a survival horror game was all about. It was creepy, left me with an unsettled feeling throughout, it was difficult, and above all else it left a permanent mark that I still carry with me to this day. It has been over a decade since Silent Hill 2 was released and survival horror games have seemingly inundated the...