Thatgamingsite writes: Ever since Konami released all four Silent Hill games including Origins they turned out to be the same, nothing new same town same combat, Storyline and also the same creatures.
I found all the series the same to be honest yes the game was scary in the dark hehe. but seriously guys don't u think the combat, town etc where the same. they should of worked on 5 more and usa should of taken over there not good
I don't know. I'm playing it and I like it. I just like to go to Silent Hill every couple of years I guess.
I am playing it and I think it is fantastic. Still creepy, still dark, still have good atmosphere and GREAT sound effects. The combat is a little on the easy side. But when facing more than one enemy it is still intense because you really don't want to die. What are these people wanting in the reviews? IT IS A SILENT HILL GAME. There is nothing wrong with this game. If you liked any of the other Silent Hill games you will like this one as well.
I gave up after playing 4. they took a new direction and it was so horrible, it seemed like they took the horror out too. i dont know how they ruined such a great franchised with The Room
I thought Silent Hill 4 The Room was the best one. Silent Hill 3 was the one that ruined it for me. I did not like that one. I still gotta play Homecoming. I only play this game with my girlfriend. ;) She's the bigger fan.
yea but once you play the other series bro ull get bored because ur basically in the same town and most of the areas are blocked
Reviewers can suck it!
well ign are good at rating and they played the game, the game hasn't improved much man
The graphics are nothing special for this gen. And the monsters and characters are a little cliche. You can tell that the game was made by a different team and they often try to bank off familiar music and fog that seems to more imitate classic Silent Hill rather than be Silent Hill. That being said, it does have some classic Silent Hill feel to it and it's not a bad game. Reviews are around c+/B-, I get the feeling hype and sales are not the strongest. I still say only Silent Hill 1 and 2 were actually true Silent Hill. They were more like cult favorites than big hit sellers. If they did retire the franchise, it wouldn't be a crime. I think the franchise has fallen well away from the original tree.
kinda agree with u lightning (+ bubbles) except with, "banking off familiar music"??? Well it is the same composer as all the other silent hills so why shouldn't it have that same sound.(I honestly think the music and sfx are prob the only things that have stayed at a consistently exceptional level in the series) What i'm not diggin are the controls, they're a little too loose now almost as if it were to be played like an action-intense adventure game. (and wuts up with the no more 360 turn ???) As for the fact of having to be in the same town, it IS called Silent Hill. I kinda like the fact that you can now familiarize yourself around town, like you would if u visited a city numerous times, although yes it does kinda get repetitive cuz i think they made the initial town a little too small. As for all games being in the same environment, well 4 isn't in silent hill, and so far 5 aint in silent hill (no spoilers plz :)) Although it is quite apparent that the silent hill franchise has somewhat stumbled, you can do far worse in game selection (Obscure anyone??)
Lightning bubble and agree for u man your definitely right
I hear that the biggest complaint with the newest installment is the sometimes hectic battle system. Anyway, the only thing that really would stop them from releasing another is poor sales. They've released so many so far, why would they stop now? I think we'll see at least one more from the current developer.
Its still as good as the orginals but its no Resident Evil
please with all do respect to your comment, i understand everyone likes different stuff and thats ok, but RE is boring. I mean seriously, trudging along for hours and hours, backtracking here and there, not being able to kill a single fking enemy both because theres no ammo and the weapons are weak anyway. then after all that 3 hours later you get one cutscene that has nothing to do with plot or character development or anything. i am of course talking about all of the RE's except 4 : ] So yea again, dont throw a fit, im just sayin
RE4 is the only one I like. I am waiting for RE5! I play that with my girlfriend too. She loves these horror type games.
I think after RE3 everything is done for me, Code Veronica is not that great and RE4 is an action game, not a surviving horror. Dont mistaken me, RE4 is good, but it doesnt need to use to name RE, but it can have its own name, all the surviving part in RE4 disappear when I have to start hunting monster for ammo, I cant do that in RE1 for sure. The game will have sense of surviving when you have to think carefully of what you should kill because you have such a limited ammo and at the same time avoid getting kill. Remember the moment where you have 7 shotgun shell in RE1 and you have 3 Hunters in the room and you decided to run away, risk getting kill, rather than killing the Hunters just for the sake of conserve whatever little ammo you have left??? that's what I want to see in survival horror game, and those moment is disappearing, fast......
silent hill is still fun
hope they release a new one with different combat etc
I beat the game last night. 9/10 Working on my 2nd playthrough. I have 4 costumes 2 endings and the laser pistol.
konami learns their lesson with this one. ive been playing it and dont get me wrong its still really cool. but theres just something 'off' with it. i think it looks like the movie a little too much.
I like to visit silent hill every now and again... its like going home lol. I hope they keep making them but depends on sales i suppose. If it sells well they will do another if not they won't i guess.
What I think is most funny about silent Hill, every guy who's went there has wore the sae jacket, only different color. They've all worn jackets that look eerily similar and I'm sure if part 3 was a dude he'd have wore one too. I hope this is the last Silent hill, the series is done. It hasn't changed its core gameplay in almost 10 years now.
the jacket part was funny now that you mention it, but w/e its still a great game
Why would you be so quick to dismiss this series as "done"? I could do the same for Halo or Final Fantasy, but it wouldn't hold up, right? There is money to be made, and as long as that is apparent, we're going to continue to see Silent Hill. I will agree with an underlying point you had, though.. if they don't evolve the series in the proper way.. it will fail to appeal to even thehardcore SH, like myself. I love this series so much, because of the "core gameplay" I was one of the few people who didn't complain about Harry's controls, or the fact that the voice acting was not the best. This game is what it is, and if it weren't for nuts like myself, who just love the unknown, like to be scared and just want something "different" then Silent Hill would not be here and be what it is today. I am into the series and as a hobby, I like reading anything about it, fan-fiction or official. Does not matter. Also.. no one has really copied SH, at least nothing significant, meaning it is still somewhat original, at least when compared to other games, and not to itself. Most will agree that SH: Homecoming can't hold a candle to SH 2... it's just one of those things they got right.. But I would say it's more about getting something out there that is appealing enough to cause cult status. (no pun intended) All in all, I am not putting your opinion down, but I will say this series has some legs left.. Double Helix did an exceptional job, and I treat the game as a Fan effort, a very good one at that.
Why can't we just enjoy the game without comparing it to SH 1 and 2? They're in the past so leave them there. Accept that no Silent Hill game will ever reach the pinnacle that 2 was, so just enjoy Homecoming for what it is, a decent continuation of the series.
Be warned all players who play with inverted controls and camera. Homecoming only allows inverted aim when you have a gun equipped. The frustration over this is extreme, why would you develop a game that has limited inverted controls, just so you can drive yourself crazy trying to go from one to the other. Don't even try to play the game because you will be so frustrated about the controls the atmosphere will feel like Disney Land.
Amateur writers, jeez...the fifth game (V) would be a great place to end the series, but I for one don't want it to end. These devs did a great job on their first try on both the series and next gen platforms.
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