Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Silent Hill: Review
OK! I love the Silent Hill games, 1, 2, 3, 4, They were all great games, But Komani has disappointed me in the last couple of Silent Hill games. Silent Hill (one) was great it was the best Horror game to come to date in 99' Silent Hill 2 was the best by far, the atmospheric music, the incredible story line, and going through the mind of James. Silent Hill 3, was another great game, figuring out Heathers past, when she ended up through the nightmare of Silent Hill. Silent Hill 4: The Room, It was a good game to team Silents' ending. the story line was good. Now!!! Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, I was so excited when the game first came out, i rushed to Gamestop to buy it, I was like "Yeah! a re-make of a classic" but sadly i was very disappointed, I popped it in to my PS3(60gb) played through the first 30 minutes of it, and started to fall asleep. Silent Hill Shattered Memories was more like Tylenol pm mixed with Nyquil. Silent Hill lost it's Horror Feeling... Lame!!!
from a first time silent hill player
since this is my first silent hill game, i would have to say it was decent. though its definitely not worth the $30. wait for the price to drop if you want to play it. personally, i thought this game was way too short. i probably finished it in 5 hours or less. the challenge was not anything special. the puzzles weren't hard at all, mostly things that a 12 year old could come up with. the storyline, however, is phenomenal. it played out like a movie, and kept me hooked throughout. the ice world and semi-scary chase scenes added to the greatness of the storyline, but overall it was great. i wont spoil, but the ending was a real shocker if you haven heard much about the game. i was really amazed towards the end of the game. get this game if your in for the storyline, music, and creepiness. its not scary, and its not action packed, but its a good enough game that i will probably play it through a couple more times. buy it USED.
From a Die Hard Silent Hill Fan
I have played and finished every silent hill game... seven to date including shattered memories. I love the franchise and each game. When I first heard that Shattered Memories was going to be a "re-imagining" of the original I wasn't too exited. I thought remake, and the original is an exellent game that doesn't need a remake. However I was mistaken, Shattered Memories uses the character names and the prospect of a father looking for his daughter in a town called silent hill after a car crash. That's it, everything else is different. It IS a new game. You will not be able to predict the events because you have played the others. The story is fresh and the characters are both intriguing and realistic. The game has a good flow to the action and the story. There is no combat in this installment. There are no "bosses" And the puzzle solving is... different. What happens is that the world freezes, and these creatures that cannot be fought or killed appear and try to kill you. You must run away, if they grab you you must throw them off. That's the limit of the interaction you have with these creatures. However the chase is challenging (at least for me). You can easily get disorientated in the ice world because ice will close off certain areas and open new ones, so the map really isn't useful. The puzzle solving in this game is very interesting. I wouldn't necessarily say it's challenging... but it is fun and some of them will make you think. However there are other that some people will think is stupid. They often deal with the cell phone and listening to voice mails. Others deal with calling a particular number to get info on how to proceed and yet other have to deal with hunting for objects, mostly keys. Keys are usually in the room you need them in, However some of them are not particularly obvious and yet other you will find before you realize you need them. The graphics and engine are exellent for a ps2 game, but I guess not that great compared to current gen games. The voice acting is superb, and the music is the best in the series in my opinion. Akira Yamaoka has done the music for every silent hill game and even the movie, he is a genius and has truly outdone himself here. There is also a new psychological element, you will periodically be assessed by a psychologist who will ask you questions. You will also be required to complete little exercises. You answers and solutions will determine some of what happens in the game and of course in true silent hill tradition which ending you will get (and yes there is an exellent ufo ending with a surprising and hilarious guest appearance that every true fan will laugh at). I'm sure some of you reading this have heard of the game adapting to you and so-on, This is true and I think it does a great job of this, however it does not make the game scarier. It will adapt the character harry mason to be more like you and the other characters change as well to reflect your personality along with dialog and the ending. Shattered memories is not really scary or graphic. It's creepy, atmospheric, and psychological with a great story and amazing music. All-in all, this is my favorite silent hill game. It is so very unique in what it does. And the ending (of which there are many) totally caught me by surprise. I would totally recommend this game to every silent hill fan, and fans of the survival horror genre. Or evan those who like a really good psychological thriller. You don't need to have played the other games in the franchise to play this one, so don't let that deter you from trying out such a unique game.
I'm a big fan of the Silent Hill series and ive beaten all of them (except Silent Hill Origins) but this one looks the most terrifying. One thing concerns me though. It doesn't seem to have any combat. In the other ones you fought the creatures and killed them by kicking them... while it wasn't the most impressive finisher at least you could still kill them. In this one it seems like your just running away the whole game. I hope that isnt the case because the fighting adds so much to the game and how are they going to have terrifying bosses or anything if you can't fight? I think the fact that the game adapts to be as terrifying as possible for you specifically is great but the enemies changing doesn't do much if you cant find new ways to try and kill each new one. Like say with grey children you can just charge and attack but then with the dogs you want to wait till it does its jump attack then get it from the sides or behind. That would really make the game for me so i hope they put something like that in the game too.
Luigi's Mansion for PS2
I'm a newcomer to Silent Hill and this is the first of the series that I have played. I didn't expect anything good, but I was prooved wrong. The game is kind of like Luigi's Mansion(Every time you press X Harry calls for Cheryl), looking around finding clues, but when it comes to fighting, you're no better off than Professor E. Gad. This game is more of a puzzle and challenge game than it is about fighting monsters, but I think that's the entire point. From what I heard, this is a Re-Imagining of the original and most of the fans did not like it. Since I am new to SH I just enjoyed it. The game is pretty fun and you get a rewarding feeling after every puzzle you solve. When everything freezes over, I'm scared. The Nightmare segment of the game involves you running for your sweet old life from hell's demons. It got repetitive after a while, but then it got real hard, real fast. What I especially like about this game is the psychological feel of it. The psychiatrist at the beginning sets a creepy tone to the game, and you must find out yourself who you really are. This game plays you more than you play it.
Best Survival Horror Yet!
Shattered Memories is an amazing game on so many levels. Just for the record this is a very different game from your typical Silent Hill game. The one main difference is that there are no weapons in this game. That's right no weapons. All you have to work with is a flashlight and a cell phone. So if/when an enemy jumps on you all you can do is shake them off and keep running. It sounds very strange but it works great. It makes you feel very fragile when you can't fight back. The controls for this game work beautifully. I had no issues at anytime while playing. They were very responsive and felt comfortable. The production value of Shattered Memories are very high. The graphics look great! There aren't even to many jagged edges in the game. The voice acting and music are all top notch. The voice actors give a strong performance, and the music sets the tone for every scene. This game also has an amazing story. One of the best parts about it is the therapist who analyzes you throughout the game. He will ask you questions, and depending on your answers the game will change. In theory the game works to give you the best experience taylored to your liking. Also you could go back and change your answers in a different play through to get a different experience. I would reccomend this game to anyone who loves survival horror, or just a great story.
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories 4 Life
This game looks like the best game ever (aside from Silent Hill 4: The Room). I love the idea that they removed combat because how is someone going to feel scared if they are bound to feel invulnerable with an arsenal of powerful weapons. I love the idea to run for your life instead of just gunning down your enemies. I love the new psych profile system. The game 'watches' your every move and looks for your deepest fear and tries its best to intensify it. Every move that you make, literally changes the course of the game, even if its a small change. This game looks like it has Playstation 3 graphics and its only for the Playstation 2, Playstation Portable, and Nintendo Wii. I like that they didn't make it for the Playstation 3 and Xbox is because they took the game back in the day and more people can afford and enjoy the game. You don't have to be a Silent Hill fan in order to fall in love with this miraculous game, it just comes to instinct! I haven't played any demos of this game, but I have seen the trailers and some gameplay and Konami took this game to an all new world of Survival Horror and I mean that in the best way possible. Keep going with the great work Konami and thanks for the best games ever made... The Silent Hill series!!!
Silent Hill:Shattered Memories
I'm very very excited how this game will turn out, But I'm also fighting that feeling in the pit of my stomach that it may flop like Silent Hill:Homecoming. The different take on the classic first game, drew me The very second. To the new Harry who looks more vulnerable than the more manly Harry of the first game, Or maybe the way Dahlia and Cybil are depicted(The first thing I thought when I saw her was that Maria from the 2ed game had returned) Depending on the questions you answer in the beginning of the game. Also that the game seems to be more along the lines of Hide and seek than shoot and run, You've been used to. Like I said, I am very excited about how this will turn out. :) don't upset me.
Cant wait for this game
Ever since i saw this game online a couple months ago ive been wanting it. I really love how there seems to be no combat it makes it much more frightening than all the other ones. Although i do hope there will be a way to kill the enemies, not by weapons in your inventory, but maybe by using the environment, like finding gasoline and a torch/lighter, or maybe picking them up and impaling them on a fence or metal pipe, or possibly even locking them in an inescapable room, i think that would make the game more fun for me, also scarier. There wont be any pausing the game to look for the right weapon in your inventory, youll have to look around your surroundings to find the right weapon while your being chased. And the fact that your choices determine the characters appearance/personality is an excellent addition, it could make the story different each time you play it through. All in all i am very excited for this game no matter how it turns out, because theres not that many horror games out there anymore that arent action oriented, fancy guns dont make a game scary at all, the sense of being helpless (which is what the sense of this game seems to be) is what makes a game terrifying, so if this game will be able to make me scream like a little girl then i will call it a success.
Good for the silent hill series,But lacking in small terms
Being a fan of the survival horror genre for quite a while, Silent hill series is number 2 in my list of favorite horror games, The graphics,gameplay and even the rich storyline,i heard of this after playing and finish SH:Homecoming,And after seeing the previews for this game and being told it was a possible remake of the first original silent hill game,I gotta say this would be probably the least of the good games the series has to offer,Im not entirely impressed though cause of the lack of game combat,Not to mention its missing a nautral feel to this that makes it both fun,creepy and challenging in the process. But still, i'll be willing to give this game a try