Reviews and Problems with Silent Hill HD Collection
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Silent Hill HD Collection review (X360)
30 August 2013
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 , 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: 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 nostalgia.
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: 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 nostalgia.
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: 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: 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.
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