IGN Silent Hill: Homecoming Hands-on

If you've ever been away from your hometown for a while, you know just how complicated a return trip can be. You have to make your way there, deal with family and friends who frequently ask you why you left and wonder what's going on with you, and sometimes deal with problems that you simply didn't expect. It's even worse when you have an emergency on your hands, particularly because you may be expected to do more than you feel comfortable or capable of. So you can only imagine the problems that Alex Shepherd, the protagonist of Silent Hill: Homecoming, faces in the upcoming game from The Collective and Konami when he is plunged into a maelstrom of supernatural activity. I managed to get our hands on a PlayStation 3 build of the game and explore the first few areas along with Alex to see what secrets await him.

Cartesian3D5801d ago

but it seems that this one will be better than Alone in the dark.. I really liked the first and second one, but after that it wasnt my fav anymore.

hope this one to be good.. atleast not as buggy as Alone in the dark.

TheExecutive5801d ago

yeah it kinda sounds like its going to be another "SH: Replica". I liked Origins and I even finished SH:4. I love this series and will probably like this game. That is, if the combat doesnt make the game too easy. Half of the games intensity was always about getting away from the monsters because you didnt stand a chance against them.

My heart always dropped if there was more than one monster in a room that i entered. If this is like a TPS I will flip out.

consolewar5801d ago

wasn't that bad.....especially if you got it cheap.

Arsenic135801d ago

This game needs to sell well for Konami to continue the series. I hope this really does sell well enough. I dont want the series to end just yet :(

quiquitos5801d ago

if this game is anything like 3 im sold because i put off playing 3 when ii first got it, to me it was too disturbing i was so scared of the monsters the setting and all it was amazing better than anything i played before. Personally im looking forward to this and dead space, re:5 is more like an action game now but will be buying that too


The Complete Ranking of Silent Hill Games from Worst to Best

The sirens are sounding again, beckoning you back to the foggy ghost town as we rank all the Silent Hill games, from the chilling classics to the misguided missteps.

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Vits266d ago

I mostly disagree with Downpour's position. Yeah, the game is not amazing by any stretch of the imagination but is much better than the HD Collection and Homecoming. The main issue is the performance, but that was mitigated by the patches, especially on the PS3. Personally, I put it a little behind Origins and The Room.

Having Restless Dreams as a different entry from Silent Hill 2 is also a choice.

bfrye26266d ago

Normally, we would not consider it a different game (Restless Dreams), but since it had a very different critical reception and had new content, it was allowed. As for Downpour, I would agree, but since that one is subjective, we let him make his case for the placement.

gold_drake266d ago

silent hill 2 is definitely the best one out of those.

for me personally, the whole ritual/cult stuff was always so weird to me in all the other games.

CrimsonWing69265d ago

No disrespect but I put SH2 over 1. 1 is fantastic, but 2 took it all up a level.

bfrye26265d ago

We agree, that is why the writer put it in top place!


All Silent Hill Monsters, Ranked by Fear Factor

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Orchard624d ago

Pyramid Head is my #1 too, despite the fact you don't actually fight him much - and the few times you do are actually super easy. It's all in the presentation & close encounters.

Auron624d ago

Pyramid head? please.. whatever was in that silent hills trailer is #1

Gardenia624d ago

I never thought the monsters themselves were very scary. It was the tension and the unknown, the silent moments that got under your skin that were the most scary to me.
Silent Hill has always been about the psychological horror more than it's gore.


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ZeekQuattro743d ago

I had no idea Binary Domain was backwards compatible. I know what I'm downloading.

JayRyu742d ago

I would like El Shaddi, Afterburner Climax, and outrun 2 please. I am sure that there are other games as well but those came to mind for me right now.