Rated 7 out of 10 by gingerfishlover280 Good, but...
...Not a very good Silent Hill game. It does incorporate the Wii features very well, but lacks the Silent Hill feel. I also don't think you can call it a reimagining of the first one. All they really have in common are the chracter names. The story line differs a bit. Taking out the combat was a bit of a risky move, especially with only one enemy. It makes it seem like a Pyramid Head monster all over again, except he screams like a girl and gets really annoying. The pros is the use of the Wii remote as a cell phone and a camera. The psychology thing was pretty cool too. The graphics are beautiful and Akira Yamaoka has once again amazed us with the soundtrack. The cons are the lack of variety in the enemies, the Otherworld is just not scary, the game could be beaten in 4-5 hours, the puzzles are simple, and is it just me, or is the map on the phone a real pain? This is the best horror game out there for the Wii, but I wouldn't quite deem it worthy of the Silent Hill title.
Rated 0 out of 10 by tevil Biggest SH fan here
First my thoughts went "oh maaaaaaaaaan no combat" but then I sat and thought back to the times me and my buddy played through all the games, looked at each other and said "why are there so many weapons in Silent hill? Whos leaving these guns around?!?!?!" well the stealth in the game is going to bring an aspect of realism to the fact that these monsters are undead beast so shooting, hitting them, and stabbing them wont be much use. This is also something never quite explained in the first series... HOW ARE WE KILLING THE DEAD! But i always attributed it to the mystery of silent hill. So really the non combat is going to be a refreshing new step in a direction often questioned by many. Now the possible negatives. I am hoping they don't mess with the original story too much. In honesty the changes in the story are what killed the movie for hard fans. Harry went from driving through to living in the town (unless this is part of the mystery?). I will definitely be playing it but lets hope for the best
Rated 10 out of 10 by iam4pe Worth playing just for the story line
It took a little while for this game to get going, but it has a great story! The game could've been improved with some more consistent challenges. The most challenging parts were the chase scenes with long bouts of exploring in between. Exploring was fun, but if you're looking for constant battle, this isn't it. The graphics/animation were great! I wasn't satisfied with the length primarily because the replay value is terrible. Even though the story line changes slightly so much of the rest is the same that you just don't want to do it again because of the lack of action in between the chase scenes. The storyline is great though! The controls are good except in the chase scenes they take some getting used to; for example, it tells you to just swing them off but it isn't responsive to the left. The sound was great except during the chase scenes. An annoying, high-pitched, tinny sound shrieks through the wiimote. Dreadful. The $** price tag is a bit steep considering the replay value is null; however, I'd do it again because it is worth the trade-in value difference.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Natalia Lianne Get ready for an psychological roller-coaster ride!
At first, I was wondering whether this game would be worth it, and dear, it was just amazing. Most games this days are just shoot, kill, move along. This game has a more psychological aspect to it; which not only relies on your ability to pass the game, but your decisions affect the game directly. Although it is not a canon game, you cannot help but wonder if it was as it is very closely related to the previous Silent Hill titles. The endings are still varied depending on your gaming, but the ending twist will leave you wondering long after. The soundtrack is amazing as always, Akira and Mary really did an explendid job bringing more emotion to this game. Although there are times were the Wii control is difficult to respond, it closely matches what one would do in real life, another reason this is a more psychological game than just an action one. Definately worth it, you will not be dissapointed:)
Rated 1 out of 10 by Britters Not the best game
I was not a big fan of this game at all. I felt that the length was far to short as I was able to clear it in less than five hours. The puzzles were far to simple for my taste and I didnt have trouble solving any of them. However the storyline was very interesting and was one of the only things that kept my interest. The only other thing that I thought was interesting about this game was that everytime you play through something changes. Other than those two things this game was a huge disapointment for me. I mean come on you cant even try to kill any of the monsters, you just run away from them the whole time. There arent any weapons to be aquired or anything just a flare and some objects you can knock down to hinder the progress of the monsters pursueing you. Another disapointmet for me was that it was not a scary game at all, on any level. I mean Ive played Silent Hill games before and they scare the crap out of me and this one didnt even make me jump once. I can see the interest for some players but this game just wasnt for me and I would not recommend it to anyone.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Reunech Good Lord.
Buy this game. Do NOT listen to hecklers, they OBVIOUSLY have no idea what they're talking about here. The game is superb. Don't come into this game thinking that just because it's silent hill on the Wii that they filled it full of references to old games. Oyramid head is not in this game. He shouldn't be in this game. It wouldn't make any sense. That being said: the game is a psychological thriller. It REALLY gets into your head and messes with yout brain. You will be frightened, and if you take the time to appreciate the symbolism and meaning in all the gameplay after you're done...you will be chilled to the bone. It's a fantastic game, this is a Silent Hill that will take the series out of it's recent downward spiral. The sights, sounds and sequences all come together to truly bring you an exhilarating experience. I cannot make that clear enough. You truly need to play it to appreciate it.
Rated 0 out of 10 by 9802 Scariest Yet?
First off, it's not a copy. The base premise (looking for your daughter) is the same but other then that it can be completely different. The game adapts to your darkest fears in an attempt to make you cry yourself to sleep in a well lit area. The game story is changed like, in the game your driving through, while the movie you live there, this one is a bit of both. The waitress/bartender/cop in the restaurant/bar/diner (depends on you) tells you that you live in town, after you walk into town from your car crash. Though I will miss the pipe (which would be helpful) it will be a rush running and hiding instead. There is a little bit of attacking but it's actually just defense moves that would stun even the creatures of silent hill. The phone helps draw the story more fluidly while still being... well... Silent Hill. I can't wait to get it and freak out for the next couple months...
Rated 0 out of 10 by TheZombieWithTheGasMask A poor reimagineing effort
I've ben a very big fan of the Silent Hill series sence the year 2000 and to be honest the last few games have been dredful. So as a fan i am going to say that this one will follow along that path of horrible and not horrifieing, already there are many flaws with this game. Seeing has the first Silent Hill game took place in 1987 i can't seem to understand why Harry now has a cell phone, and now that the stroyline is all messed up why does Heather in Silent Hill 3 use a payphone instead of a cell phone seeing has that game takes place in 2003. I know i'm complaining and what not but as a fan i have that right. i'll be preping myself for this one seeing has my little brother is going to buy it and force me to play it, has part of loseing a bet..My memories can't be shattered enought from this point on
Rated 1 out of 10 by Familyguygrl A Waste Of Time & Money!
This game is horrible! I just bought it yesterday and I already beat it! Where do I start? The storyline is boring, its so predictable. The enemy is not scary at all and yes I said Enemy because there is only one enemy character in the whole game, it shows up multiple times but its not even remotely scary. What happened to the nurses? Or Pyramid Head? There is a hospital but no nurses!?! The no combat stinks but the game is so lame you wouldn't even need the combat anyways. And the characters you run into-I'm still confused about what they have to do with the storyline! This is one of those games where you go "that can't be the end" and then it is! The only thing that was in this game that reminded you it was Silent Hill was Toluca Lake! I have been a S.H. fan for years, but no more after this.
Rated 0 out of 10 by LightandDarkSoul Can't Wait
Now, I'm new to the Silent Hill franchise having only played Silent Hill 4: The Room. But I must say I can't wait to get this game. The graphics are amazing for the Wii platform, and I like the re-imagining of the first game. Many of my friends have told me about the first game back when it was released on the PlayStation. So I'm familiar with the storyline with gameplay videos and the movie. I've seen the demo for this game and I'm even more amazed that this game actually utilizes the Wii controls into the game. This will definitely be new experience for me. Also I must say I like the fact that you aren't able to fight back; only run and evade. This gives a more realistic situation in my opinion. I'm glad I pre-ordered this game, I'll definitely enjoy the music.