Excerpt: Admittedly, Silent Hill isn’t about green pastures, blue skies and chirping birds, although, ever since playing the original game back in 1999, the titular town has become one of my favourite places. I’m always happy to go back to see what horror awaits the latest poor soul at the centre of the story. As opposed to buckets of gore, Silent Hill attempts its scares in psychological torture and nightmarish creatures.
Excerpt: With so many years of development and one of the longest and most admirable legacies in the industry, gamers were expecting five-star greatness from Final Fantasy 13 . And Square Enix, for the most part, delivered on those expectations, providing the most engaging battle systems of the series and, of course, some gorgeous visuals accompanying a unique and well-told story. So what is it about FF13 that leaves gamers wanting more?
Conclusion: By the time I had finished Silent Hill: Homecoming, I could not think of any instances in which I was genuinely frightened. This is partly due to being desensitized to horror games, and partly due to the game’s flaws. However, I can also acknowledge that it was certainly trying. After all the confusion and uncertainty surrounding this series after Silent Hill 2, Homecoming finally tries to get everything back on track.
Ultra-violent; only for adult survival horror fans.
Common Sense Media
13 July 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is sometimes scarier than anything in the Saw movie series. Although horror movie-loving adults will relish it, this game is full of unapologetically gory and bloody scenes, especially when you fight with a knife. It contains psychological and physical terror, torture, blood, guts, screams, and insidious, insane laughter. Zombies are sometimes unclothed and bloody, and the language can be quite explicit.
Conclusion: The controls are well laid out, the gameplay is fluent and has some pretty cool cut scenes and the secret endings are enjoyable. The enemies are well made but in a lot of aspects this isn't (in my oppinion) as great as silent hill 2 and 3 but still a good game. The achievements are pretty easy to get and all that aside the game is still fun to play through at least once.
Excerpt: One of the games to catch my attention at this year’s E3 in LA was Konami’s Silent Hill: Homecoming. The debut trailer to the game was at their E3 press event and needless to say the game looked creepy and impressive. Following the press event we had a chance to go behind the scenes with Konami and get an exclusive hands-on look at the game. What I saw made the hairs on the back of my neck stand and it gave me that disturbing Silent Hill feeling all over again.