Submitted by Pozzle 1151d ago | opinion piece

Silent Hill HD Collection’s No-Patch Sets A Disturbing Precedent

Silent Hill HD Collection will not be patched on Xbox 360, even though it’s demonstrably flawed in many places. This is worrying, even to PlayStation gamers. (PS3, Silent Hill HD Collection, Xbox 360)

Dark_Overlord  +   1152d ago
"Sets A Disturbing Precedent"

This has been going on for a while, off the top of my head I can list

Splinter Cell HD collection
Brutal Legend
Far Cry 2
Deathspank FoV

Although there are plenty more

All still have extremely bad glitches yet will never be fixed. Silent Hill just seems to have gathered the most attention of them all.

If I pay money for any product I expect it to damn well work :/
Krimmson  +   1151d ago
What's annoying about Brutal Legend is that Double Fine has stated that they already made a patch for the PS3 version of the game and it's ready to be sent out online, but EA refuses to allow the patch go live.
Dark_Overlord  +   1151d ago
I don't blame DF at all for that, its EA being the assholes and refusing to pay the money to fix the game. Funnily enough EA publish Deathspank ToV too, and pulled the same sh*t with Hothead
STONEY4  +   1151d ago
No amount of patching can fix the Silent Hill HD Collection though. It's not just the performance.

From the removal and change of sound effects, to making the fog in SH2 look awful, removal of self shadowing and DOF in SH3, retexturing things to remove the intentional rust and grittiness, removal of certain effects and filters, and the terrible new voices in SH3. It really kills the atmosphere and polish of the original games. It's also unacceptable that, apart from resolution, the PS2 version actually performs better and has better graphics.

It's a much better idea to just buy the original games, even if they aren't in HD. If HD is a big deal to you, Silent Hill 3 has a great PC port, and Silent Hill 2, while a poor port, most of the problems can be fixed.
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floetry101  +   1151d ago
Silent Hill: Downpour is still awaiting a patching too and it's a necessity. I'd consider Downpour one of the best Silent Hill games in a while if not for the technically poor performance. The way Konami has handled both releases is nothing short of an amateur effort.
Skate-AK  +   1151d ago
I only noticed framerate problems about 3/4 of the way through the game.
Ben_Giff  +   1151d ago
Yes! Downpour was way better than I expected it would be, and most of its flaws are technical ones that could be fixed with a patch.
Tuxedo_Mask  +   1151d ago
I remember a time when games couldn't be patched at all, and developers either released a game when it was ready or released it broken.
hazelamy  +   1151d ago
and funnily enough, you rarely found games as buggy as what we see now.

these days the attitude is "we fix it in a patch".
back then they did more to make sure the game was ready.
MastaPiff  +   1151d ago
What bugs me are the ppl who write the reviews for some of these literally "bugged-out" games... those who neglect to mention these problems because their worried they will lose advertising $$$ from that same company.
When a game is shipped broken, they gotta call it out for us gamers...
MysticStrummer  +   1151d ago
The precedent was set long before now.
Nate-Dog  +   1151d ago
It's not like Konami haven't done something similar before. Look at their complete lack of support for Metal Gear Online outside of Japan, they just really don't care half the time.

But people haven't been kicking up a fuss over games that clearly weren't / aren't finished on release and so it will continue. You have to cry and moan and complain to these companies about their products and let them know that you're not going to have any of it and that they won't get any of your precious money if they keep doing it, and THEN they should begin to listen.

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