Silent Hill Homecoming
It's still Silent Hill.
I remember when Silent Hill first released on the Playstation One and it terrified me more than any other horror game at the time. Silent Hill 2 then surpassed it with the introduction of Pyramid Head and a twisted story. After that, it kinda felt like every game was just a remake of the first 2 games but slightly modified (except The Room which was never suppose to be a Silent Hill game in the first place). Homecoming in every way feels and plays like a Silent Hill game but with tuned gameplay mechanics. The puzzles are as tough as ever. The combat is a lot more tolerable with the ability to dodge and counter now. The graphics are really good too. Towards the end of the game, there are some very disturbing grotesque sequences that will be very memorable for years to come. Personally, I've wanted to see this series evolve into something new so I'm not as big of a fan for Homecoming as I am for previous Silent Hill games. I say rent this game and then decide. It's very unlike any other game this generation and I'm sure it's a must-buy for some.
Silent Hill Homecoming
I bought this game a couple days after it came out being a huge silent hill nerd like me. The graphics looked pretty nice and I was looking forward to how it came out. Well overall I was disappointed. The controls were easy, Along with the graphics were pretty nice and made up for some of the bad things with the game, And some Monster designs were okay. The storyline was one big turn off, It was confusing, rushed and it felt like I was just playing a really bad remake of a previous SH game. Most of the game I was wondering if I was watching the movie because it seemed about 50% of the game was stuff just copied from the movie. The endings were also a major no-no because half of them were bad, one good one (and I'm not counting the abduction ending). If you plan on getting this game if your a silent hill fan to add to your collection I highly recommend not to, Its better off renting it since the game is fairly short. As a newcomer to the silent hill series I recommend thinking twice about playing.
Not Bad At All.
Silent Hill fans always rage over how "terrible" this game is. Really, it's not bad. In fact, it's a good game. And I really enjoyed it. However, I do agree that it is not nearly as great as the older games in the series by the original Team Silent; but that's okay. It may lack some of the qualities that original Silent Hill had, but I still consider it a decent addition to the series. I also must admit that this game starts off pretty slow. The first hour or two were pretty boring for me. But I was pleased to find that the game picks up later on, and I was able to get pretty in to it. The gameplay may also seem difficult for fans of previous games. You actually have to aim now, and instead of blocking, you dodge, or roll; something I had a few problems with timing correctly earlier on. But once you bet used to it, it'll be a piece of cake. This game also has a few bad glitches, perticularly in one area, but these are easily avoidable. Overall, even with a few problems, I enjoyed this game, and would recommend it to any Silent Hill fan.
This game is horrifying. Of course, that may sound like a bad thing, but if you're looking into this, you're probably an adrenaline junkie seeking that sort of thing. The story line itself has some twists that will make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. On top of that, the gameplay is quite a challenge. Throughout the entirity of the installment, you must reserve everything you have in order to survive. Find all the materials you can get and keep them as long as you can. This includes health potions, bullets, and weapons. If you're not careful, you may find yourself in a sticky situation, and one that is a pain to get out of. There are several different endings, which all vary on which choices you make in-game. The character you are playing has his mind set that he must find his brother, and there is nothing you can do to change programming... If you do not like gore or terror or scary movies, this product is not right for you. Otherwise, it is an amazing investment that will make you shake in your seat and possibly give you those nightmares you were looking for.
Why Do People Hate This game?
I don't understand what's wrong with this game, it's a great game all around. It has a great story to it and the graphics are just unbelievable. I personally thought this was the best Silent Hill game, I've played 1, 2, and a little bit of 3. But I hate how people always compare the new Silent Hills to the old ones, they are entirely different games! But this game is great and you will want to play it again and again to try to figure everything out, don't listen to the haters out there who can't handle a little change in games. This game is one of my favorite games ever, I'm a huge survival horror fan. I can't wait for Resident Evil 5, and this was a nice surprise to keep me occupied until that comes out. So all I can say is if you like survival horror games then this game is for, you won't regret buying it.
LOVED it : )
This has become my 2nd favorite Silent Hill game following Silent Hill 4. From the start of the game, I've been hooked. It's proved to be a challenge & I'm really enjoying the storyline. My only pet peeve are the controls. When it comes to boss fights & fighting off creatures, I wish the character moved more quickly. If you don't hit the dodge button in time, it seems like it takes him forever to get back up from a hit. Otherwise, this game is awesome. : )
An Honest Review
This game is without a Doubt, Silent Hill! Its Fun, Horrifying, Nerve Pinching, Chilling, And Puzzling! This Franchise has been passing down since i was a kid, and continuing the Sequel is Silent Hill Homecoming! You are Alex Shepard who has just been sent home after getting injured in a brutal battle. You return to your hometown, Silent Hill! only to find out something has gone horribly wrong. The people are missing, the Mayor has gone crazy, your family has been driven into chaos, and your brother has recently disappeared. Searching for his brother, he discovers that the Town he grew up in, has turned into Hell itself. This game is worth buying in every way, but something is just missing in this Silent Hill sequel...Your just too well prepared, you have plenty of ammo, and there are weapons everywhere for you to use, which makes the game too easy, and not much of a survival horror. Besides that, this game is worth buying...Buy it now
Not bad, once you get used to it
Despite being developed by a different studio, "Homecoming" is still very much a Silent Hill game. There's lots of fog, disgusting monsters, earthtone colors everywhere, weird puzzles, and yes...clunky controls. As Silent Hill's first hi-def offering, everything looks OK (aside from some occasional polygon clipping). The story and dialogue are a little bit more straight-forward than previous Silent Hills too, which is a welcome change. So why all the mixed reviews? First of all, the controls could use some work. The inclusion of light and strong attacks was a good idea, as well as the dodge button...but the combat system as a whole is poorly designed for you to deal with multiple enemies at once. Add this to the fact that health and ammo are scarce, and you can imagine the frustration. Also, as is Silent Hill tradition, be aware that some of the later puzzles can be confusing. If you're a survival horror fan, I still recommend "Homecoming". Just make sure to have a strategy guide handy for your first playthrough...it'll make the experience much more enjoyable.
ok first of all nobody can deny this is definatly silent hill,(unlike silent hill 4) this game is a silent hill classic by far. many people say the story is weak and its not enough like the original silent hill but thats quite a lie. first of silent hill 5 homecoming has an amazing story that will unfold right before you in a truly phenomonal way. whats so amazing about the story is it shows you that not only is silent hill such a powerful town but it shows how silent hill is now affecting another town(shepards glen) due to the cultists or founders of silent hill. many people also rag on this game because it left out notorious silent hill levels such as alchemilla hospital and midwich elementary, wich after playing this game you will forget about those levels completly. whats unique about this game is that konami finally went out of the box on this one. instead of starting in silent hill and sticking to the same levels as always that konami seems to be most comfortable with, they went out of their comfort zone and made an all new silent hill enviornment. people also complain because your only in silent hill for the second half of the game and briefly in the begining but it doesnt matter because whats truly most horrifying about this game is watching shepards glen and seeing how silent hill is consuming it. all in all this is a beutiful game it is a silent hill to be reckoned with and is definatly a classic( unlike shattered memories and silent hill 4) this game will blow your mind especially when you here that siren and enter the rust world, because once your there you know your playing a truly horrifying chapter in the silent hill series.
Amazing, true silent hill horror
Words can't describe this game. Sure it was made by american developers and not the original developers but that doesn't stop this game from being true to the silent hill franchise, i won't spoil anything all i have to say is Silent Hill fans buy this game it is a good, no no it is a GREAT game maybe not one of the best out of the series but it certainly is up there with the others and is safe to say that Silent Hill is still alive. The game carries out the true psychological horror that is well known for this game, the enemies details are absolutely great (even better than the "human" characters), controls play nice and got a pretty good reboot from the original series, in a good way. I'm not reviewing this game as a fan and saying its good just because i like silent hill games, no, i'm saying it because it really is safe to say that Double Helix put out an excellent effort for the series and props to them! For you newcomers to the series, no worries you don't really have to know from past silent hill games to understand this one, its great for the fans and the newer people.