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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.

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Dark_Overlord1382d 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 :/

Krimmson1382d 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_Overlord1382d 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

STONEY41382d ago (Edited 1382d 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.

floetry1011382d 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-AK1382d ago

I only noticed framerate problems about 3/4 of the way through the game.

Ben_Giff1382d 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_Mask1382d 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.

hazelamy1382d 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.

MastaPiff1382d 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...

MysticStrummer1382d ago

The precedent was set long before now.

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