Silent Hill art director, Masahiro Ito, isn’t impressed with Konami’s release of Silent Hill HD Collection. Upon being shown the screenshot comparison below by a follower on Twitter, Ito replied: “Left side is HD, isn’t it? It’s poor…”
I agree with Masahiro Ito, seriously WTF???? The HD collection looks worse than the PS2 version, even though it has a higher res. They really balls'd this one up :( I'll wait till it drops in price and the game is fixed
I'm going to actually disagree, I went along with the hype about it looking worse for awhile. Now I actually have the game, the framerate is more jerky (why they didn't lock it to 30fps is beyond me it actually goes up to 60 at times) and the fog isn't quite the same - to be honest it's a little off putting. However I went ahead and booted up my old PS2 version on both my ps3 and ps2, even with it's faults the HD version looks a lot better than the old ones. I think it needed more work for sure - but it's not worse than the ps2 version from a visual standpoint. I think people wear their nostalgic glasses a little heavy when it comes to games with fond memories. Another thing I noticed (in SH2) is the 2d control (3d is tank controls) actually works correctly in the new version, in the old you only had 8 directions- so it feels more like a modern game in that sense. It kind of sucks a lot of people that get this will be looking for the flaws instead of enjoying how good the game is itself. It's what I ended up doing.
I literally can't find anything about the developer that ported this, 'Hijinx Studios'. They don't have a twitter, a customer care line or even a website. I have to berate them through Konami's people. I mean, who are they really getting to do the port job? It disappoints me greatly that it will go down as one of the sloppiest HD jobs in this generation. The Silent Hill series is one of my absolute favourites and to have a classic title moved into the current generation of consoles, there is an expectation that the performance is better, the sound is better and the overall in-game is presentation better. Except, it's none of those things.
I think it looks better in HD. Seems like I'm alone in that.
Never played SH2 but i know Silent Hill is a very foggy place not covered by a thin mist. without that fog silent hill is not that scary cause you see your foes from the distance.
It's not necessarily the graphics that look bad. It's the lack of fog. The 'fog world' is supposed to leave your character completely blind, so that they can't see anything (monsters, buildings, the road they're following, etc) more than a couple of inches in front of them. It's meant to give you the sense of being completely lost and isolated. So if the fog has been removed in the HD version...well...that kinda defeats the point of there being a 'fog world' to begin with.
I agree with you. but ONLY because your picture thing is LIGHTS
Everyone agrees with Lights. It's the law.
It's sickening to see how companies nowadays prefer funding a strong marketing damage control lobby than a proper port of a classic game.Reviews with 9's and 10's on metacritic are obviously coming from PR representatives, not the slightest doubt about it. The games are broken, a VERY sloppy job badly done, this is outrageous, period. Konami should cope with it and give away as a compensation the original PS2 versions AT THE VERY LEAST-. You should vote with your wallet buying other things, or they'll keep on poking in our nostalgia with a pointy, dirty stick.
Just from those screen shots, I can't really see why it would be worth it for me to pick up the HD collection. Does the rest of this game really look this bad? The only difference I see is there is no fog, and maybe the textures look a little bit crisper. I wasn't hoping for a miracle, but I really can't tell the difference between the two. Does anyone who bought the collection say otherwise?
I don't know but in my case HD is better
Thank you. People must be blind if they can't see that HD is better.
Being able to see the edges of the maps is better?
The Picture above is competely misleading, The "FOG" isnt mising from the game, I repeat its still present in the HD version, You CANNOT see 5 FT in front of you, while outside. the screenshot above is taken from a cutscene. Very misleading.
What do you mean misleading, that's EVEN WORSE! How does one even F*CK up a pre-rendered cutscene? Are you saying that they removed the fog intentionally? This is supposed to be an HD Remastering not a downgrade, thus it shouldn't be worse than the original.
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