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.
yes: I recommend this product