Silent Hill: Origins
The only good Silent Hill after SH3.
IMO this is the only Silent Hill game worth playing "after" Silent Hill 3. The first three -- Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3 -- all being done by Japan's Team Silent, did mechanics a certain way, and did them right (one being the main protagonist was usually an everyday person who doesn't truly have a keen battle prowess). And they stuck somewhat close to a story line, with SH2 being only slightly distanced, as SH3 is a direct sequel to the 1st SH. After that, Konami gave to series to Western devs, which butchered the series. However, even though Origins is done by Western devs, and is not Team Silent, IMO this is the only game in the Silent Hill franchise worth playing after SH3. Its a prequel to the first SH, and it sticks to the original formula (except a couple little things). One flaw is enemies re-spawn in this game, which they didn't in 1 through 3 (enemies would permanently lay dead where you killed them before). That, and most melee weapons can break (almost too easily). Other than that, this is the closest thing I've seen to the original trilogy (IMO MUCH better than The Room, Homecoming, & Downpour). The only other thing I can say, is Origins almost seems to try too hard to be like the original PS1 Silent Hill. But that's okay, since it a prequel to that game. For those who like the original 3 Silent Hill games, this is the closest you'll get.
Its good for a starter on silent hill
When I got this game it was my first silent hill game (and is still the onley one ive played). I was very impressed with the graphics with the game and loved the music it played baecause it set the mood for the game. What i wasent impressed with was the the camera ,and sometimes the sound wouldent work when i was killing a monster or going to the other world. (Note I didnt get a used game) I did like the plot to the story I just wish it would have been more difficult to beat than it was. Its also a short game it onley took me about five days to beat. It was a very good starter game and had awsome monsters though and it had cool alternant ending so that was good I also really like the detail they put into the backround ,like they had really good shadows for when you shined a light onto something. All in all i was pleased with this game and would recommend it to a friend. ~Sorry if my reveiw wasent that good its my first one :) (I know my spelling stinks xD)
you should really get this
okay silent hill orgins psp first off great. the reason i played it was that i saw my dad and brother playing it for the ps2 but i decided i would get it for the psp after i saw it at the playstation store. the soundtrack was great it really set the mood for when you play it. the acual sound effects were also great for all the different wepons there was a unique sound. the length of the game was disipointing because i beat it in only 4 hours but the extras you unlock when you beat it make you want to play it again and again. most people dont know this but there are 3 different endings you could get. the graphics to this game weren't like most psp games they had amazing visual effects during gameplay and video. the storyline make you want to keep on playing and trying to find what will happen to the girl. the controls were average but they didn't have any glitches in them. i would really recomend this to anyone for psp of ps2 for fans or first timers of silent hill.
Climax Delievers A Fantastic Prequel
Lay your fears to rest because developer Climax did a phenomenal job. Like everyone else I thought this game was going to be disastrous. Taking a beloved franchise like Silent Hill and giving it to a new developer was a very risky move, but it paid off...man did it pay off. Climax without a doubt captured the look, the feel, the pacing, the essence, and most importantly thet creepiness of what makes Silent Hill....well, Silent Hill. And the music from Akira Yamaoka is once again haunting and beautiful all at once. The ONLY negative I have toward the game is that it's very short. I beat it in a little over 4 hours. But keeping in mind how very good it is, it's a very minor complaint. My apologies to Climax for doubting you guys, you did a fantastic job. Beautiful graphics, fantastic soundtrack, spot on controls, connects very well to part 1, etc. Can't wait to see what Climax does with Silent Hill Shattered Memories.
Except for its short length silent hill origins was by far one of the best games i've ever played. It has many challenging puzzles that make you think and also includes a great amount of fear and anxiety when you turn every corner. The graphics are superb (especially after you beat the game) and the motions are very fluid. the soundtrack adds to the greatness of the game as it changes the mood at different points in the game. it had a somewhat confusing storyline at first but a lot of the fun in the game was trying to figure out what was going on and why it was happening to travis. For people that like to replay their games afterward this game is also good because it features many different unlockables or "accolades" that are near impossible to get on your first playthrough. the game also features two seperate endings than the normal one. I would greatly reccomend purchasing this game as it is one of the best for the psp.
Great Silent Hill game
So glad Silent Hill Origins made it’s way to the PSP. The story line is great and I have no complaints with the controls. This game is worth playing through a few times just to see the different endings. I do feel like the music could have had a greater presence however. For people who like shooting enemies from a far may not like it so much. While there are a few guns available like the handgun, shotgun, rifle and so on, melee attacks are probably used more. Definitely pick this up.
So Eerie, So Great
Before this game, I had only played Silent Hill 2 from the franchise, and I really liked it. When this PSP title came along I gave it a try and was very impressed.
Like the other games, Origins really worked on the atmosphere and immersion; something that not enough games are doing today, and it turned out to work rather well. The haunting music is magnificent, and strongly reinforces the tone of the game, coupled with the events and environment that are equal parts mysterious, peaceful, and demented.
The combat and puzzles, which there are a lot of, I actually found to be very enjoyable. A nice mix of melee weapons and firearms that are fun to use are coupled with thought provoking, creepy puzzles that you'll want to play again.
Common, it's Silent Hill
This game is awesome from the beggining. In this game you are a trucker, saves a girl from a house on fire, then you collapse and then, Bum you are on Silent Hill, it's just like old Silent Hill stuff, isn't it? you never know how you got there but you there, is always good to play this old, yet cool franchise.
A VERY OK GAME
This game has bad graphics and the camera angle sucks. It chooses for you depending on how the room is or whatever. The storyline is ok and you do kind of want to know what's gonna happen next. The weapons kind of suck but you're ok. The monsters are very creative and only once a monster came out of no where and i jumped. The game is VERY SHORT, and this game is only worth it because of its sale now where it's only ** bucks. If it was its normal price i would not get it. I get stuck a lot and it ticks me off. You will roam around for like 30 minutes trying to find out what to do. Once you finally find out what to do to get past a puzzle and you find a save point you get that warm fuzzy feeling of accomplishment. If you crack a puzzle on your own you feel really smart. BUT ONLY GET THIS GAME WHILE IT'S ON SALE!
Great story line, and gameplay... Loved it!
i really enjoyed this game, its really interesting, and full of action-and great story line. the story line is actually kind of sad, but it keeps you guessing... the downside to this game, is its super short, it took me like, 5 hours. but after you finish it, there are more endings to do, and more stuff to unlock to help you beat it faster the 2nd time...... overall its a GREAT game, but really short. you wont regret buying it (: