Silent Hill Homecoming
Not good as a Silent Hill game, but still alright
Despite all of the negativity it gets, Silent Hill Homecoming is not a bad game. As a Silent Hill game, however, not really. While it does have a charm of the originals, it's only because it has a very similar story to Silent Hill 2. The gameplay is fun and easy to get a grip of, except this time it's more action-based and takes the scariness out of the enemies, since you can easily dodge their attacks. At times it can even be annoying with a certain enemy since you absolutely need to dodge and then attack, which doesn't work a lot of the time since it sometimes uses an attack that hits you while you're dodging. The graphics are amazing, though, and you can see enemies in grotesque detail much easier. The sound is great as well, although some soundtracks seem frightening. The voices are done well, not amazingly, but they're still alright. But while it is good as a game in general, it does worse as a Silent Hill game, like Silent Hill 4. For example, the story, as I said before, is a clone of Silent Hill 2's. It even has Pyramid Head in it which doesn't make any sense because Pyramid Head was in Silent Hill 2 as a manifestation of James' repressed frustrations and guilt. So I have no idea why he's there in Homecoming. In Silent Hill 2, the nurses were very, how should I say, promiscuous, as another manifestation of James' repressed frustration. These types of nurses are also in Homecoming, although Alex shows no hints of such frustration. However, when you stop comparing it to other Silent Hills, the game actually shows a little merit as an actual game. It has fun action-y gameplay, the soundtrack is great, and the story, while a rip of Silent Hill 2's, is actually okay, but does need a lot of work. I would recommend this to a friend, but only because I personally enjoyed it, so I would be biased in recommending it. If you play this game before another Silent Hill, don't judge the entire series on this game. The other games are actually much better than this.
Very good, but very hard
I bought Silent hill: Homecoming for the PS3 wanting another horror based game since I already own all three Dead Spaces', Since I don't own Alone in the Dark, since Condemmed 2 didn't really work since the PS3 would just crash when I'd try and except it's sounds patch update, I've already played the first two Bioshocks a million times and since Bioshock infinite isn't out yet. And oh boy, it did not dissapoint me, Homecoming is a blast. It's even creepier than I expected, I have played Silent hill 4: The room on the PS2 but that didn't compare much to this one. The graphics were good, since it was the first installment for the PS3/360 they weren't as good as they could be but not bad. The sounds were good, got under my skin a few times. The gameplay was good, the fighting controls and regular movements were nice. The enemies in the game were a little difficult and I found myself dying a lot just from regular enemies, mainly because gun ammunition was so miniscule and you rarely came by it so you're using knives and axes a lot. This is what made the game really hard. Most of the boss fights, ironically, weren't too hard, except for one that took me like fifteen tries, but I'll let you find out which one that is if you play it. It's hard but fun at the same time. My next purchase is definetley Silent Hill: Downpour (the next game in the series) because of Homecoming. I highly recommend it.
Silent Hill: Homecoming
This is my second Silent Hill game and I must say, I LOVED IT! You are basically this guy named Alex and you have to find out what happened to your little brother, Josh. This game really gets good if you keep playing it and you'll find it fun like I did. I'm not a Silent Hill fan but I'm towards becoming one (since they're awesome). I felt like they put in a lot of detail in this game and they give you tons of weapons for your adventure.
A true survival horror without the retro gameplay
I've always been a fan of silent hill 2 and 3, but this is definitely my favorite in the series. The music is hauntingly beautiful, as Akira Yamaoko always makes it, the dialogue and story is intriguing, the graphics are decent, and there were plenty of scary moments where I nearly fell off my bed. My favorite thing was probably the combat system. I had to use patience and strategy before sizing up the enemies. The intensity of not knowing if I would be prepared for whatever leapt out at me kept me on the edge, but made me feel just safe enough that I wouldn't want to turn off the console.
One of the best so far
This Silent Hill tittle deserves a 2nd place in this series. I love it since the beginning and I love the graphics. I love the game is developed for a 3rd generation PS3. I don't want a game being so hard to play like Silent Hill 3 or 2. I honestly like the story line and I would love Double Helix take place of all the development of this series in the future. I recommend this game to everybody that is looking for a Silent Hill that can be enjoyed.
Silent Hill: Homecoming is an over all amazing game, it puts a new twist on the same series and does it excellently. Though it was a bit too much of a twist (being that it was very different from almost all other games in the series) it still keeps you interested, with challenging puzzles, amazing boss fights, and a really engaging story. I would recommend this game to both older fans of Silent Hill who have played the other games and new fans who are just getting into this awesome series.
Pretty good but not worthy of SH title
well its my opinion but it wasnt really that great of a game. didnt have the silent hill feel to it. Gameplay, graphics, and story are good, but the composer is what made it awesome.
Alright so i reviewed this game awhile back stating that it was a classic and what not but i reviewed this game right after i beat it and my review back then was a bit skewed out of excitement than actual game play and relation to the silent hill franchise. So as far as this game goes i do think it is really good, the story is engaging, the music is great, as usual, and the voice acting is right on par. I love the idea of silent hills cult taking over the town of shepherds glen, i love the creatures in this game, however this game fails from being a perfect ten simply because of one reason...IT IS TOO RELATED TO THE MOVIE! we as silent hill fans (since the first game i might add) were not huge fans of the movie and unfortunately this game mimicked everything the movie did wrong. first of all these red rust worlds need to CEASE. in the original silent hill games, that we as fans hold so dear, and even SH origins (great game btw) only had a few levels that featured that red rust world and even when they did its always more of a decayed look then rust and steel and metal workings like the movie made it seem . also there is a reason why pyramid head only appeared in silent hill 2. he was their as a manifestation of James psyche (saying anymore would give it away for those of you that haven't played SH2) so it is extremely inaccurate for his appearance in this game and in fact the pyramid head in this game is also from the movie not the one from the second game. this game i do consider a main title in the franchise just like origins, SH1, Sh2, SH3, and SH4. shattered memories while a fun little side game for the series in my opinion does not classify as a main title to the series. All in all i do recommend you buy this game if your a silent hill fan or it just looks interesting to you, because it is a good game it just has some flaws to the way the game transitions to the infamous "other world" as well as the return of pyramid head.
This game is for hardcore gamers only
I fell in love with the first silent hill, so i bought this one to give it a try, and i imediatley got hooked on the game's interesting story line. i love the killer bosses and pyramid head! I recomend this game to anyone willing to try a classic survival horror game. Also, everyone that loved this game should preorder the upcoming silent hill downpour chapter coming this march.
hard but fun
great game but kinda hard
perfect for hardcore gamers