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Silent Hill: Homecoming

Rating: 18+ (BBFC)

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  not bad, but not great

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Bought this game on release in 2008, believe it or not only opened it last week in 2012,,enjoyed it but i found it too linear and way too short.

  Good but for silent hill not great

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The first thing about this game is that it is scary so instantly ticks the first box. There isn't a moment in the game where you don't feel nervous about a skinless dog jumping at you or a knife wielding nurse popping through a door, but I feel it borrows too heavily from the silent hill film, the biggest part being pyrimid heads short appearances which only seem to be there to conjure up the memories of people who saw the film. All in all its a good game, but as a silent hill game it lacks the story and depth as say silent hill 3, and the player doesn't feel part of the story, the story being far too short and linear also. Worth 15 quid, but be warned, the re-playability of this game is tiny because its so linear, I did enjoy it though, well worth the 15 quid.

  decent addition to the Silent Hill series

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I am a big fan of the Silent Hill franchise and was expecting big things from a 'next-gen' version. When it came out I was not disappointed. It's not the best Silent Hill game ever made, but it still manages to capture the errieness and creeiness that the others had. The new addition of melee combat however takes some getting used to, but once you've mastered it it's really good.

  A cut above the others

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I could never understand the popularity of the Silent Hill series,ive come across them over the years on the PS one,PS 2 etc but have never found myself enjoying or getting sucked into this world in the same way that Res Evil holds youre attention.A brief outline of any Silent Hill game runs like this:its dark,you walk for a bit,its foggy,what was that noise?,you walk for a bit,its foggy,im in a town,wait a minute ive come past this police station three times GOD!!! im lost.Homecoming though is going down the more accessable route of actually having a plot you can follow,puzzles you can work out and monsters and atmos by the coffin load.If you liked the past Silent Hill games you'll get something out of this,if youre new to the series I think this is a good starting point.

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  A cut above the others

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I could never understand the popularity of the Silent Hill series,ive come across them over the years on the PS one,PS 2 etc but have never found myself enjoying or getting sucked into this world in the same way that Res Evil holds youre attention.A brief outline of any Silent Hill game runs like this:its dark,you walk for a bit,its foggy,what was that noise?,you walk for a bit,its foggy,im in a town,wait a minute ive come past this police station three times GOD!!! im lost.Homecoming though is going down the more accessable route of actually having a plot you can follow,puzzles you can work out and monsters and atmos by the coffin load.If you liked the past Silent Hill games you'll get something out of this,if youre new to the series I think this is a good starting point.

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  OK, but far from cutting edge from the genre

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Having completed all the previous Silent Hill Games i was reasonably excited by this ( i actually really liked Silent Hill 4 : the room as it did something a bit different.)

However this is strictly by the numbers silent hill action, the viewpoint and controls have moved on slightly, but are still out of date compared to Dead Space or even Resi 5. The gameplay and plot is solid and the visuals are good but the real problem is over-familiarity - whilst slowly making your way through the cemeteries, hospitals etc. of the game checking every door - to find only about 2 out of 10 actually open, you could be playing any of the previous games with better graphics. If there is another Silent Hill game the series badly needs to evolve.

  Silent Hill: Homecoming: Review by SamOfSuthSax

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Graphics: 3/10 "Silent Hill 3 Looked better than this on PS2!"
Sound: 7/10 "Silent hill isn't actually supposed to be silent!"
Gameplay: 3/10 "One track tedium with the dead leaves of a combat system!"
Story: 1/10 "Story? Story? Here story? Good boy?"
Multiplayer: 0/10 "No multiplayer play Resident Evil 5 or dead rising instead."
Next Gen: 1/10 "Press blue to stop having your face eaten"
Dumb Down: 10/10 "Easy puzzles and no side story's"
Overall Rating: 3/10 "If Silent Hill was Alien this would be Alien 3"
If you liked Silent Hill one or Silent Hill two then this is not the game for you, the people who made those games went on to make Forbidden Siren 1, 2 & 3, if you want to play a Silent Hill like game with as much intelligence and creativity as Silent Hill, then go and buy any Forbidden Siren game. This is the bad game of the bad movie of a good game, literally they have thrown out the idea of creativity and intelligence in favour of crowbar-ing aspects of the bad movie into this game, what's even worse than this is the way that they have used good original ideas from silent hill games (namely Silent Hill 2) and through the movie adaptation and their own takes on these good ideas, they have turned them into mindless trash or even ruined them completely. The combat system in the game has been altered and like a lot of the things changed from the original they didn't make it better, the biggest noticeable difference is that they have removed the ability to block, something that has worked well for the previous four silent hill games. Now instead of block you have "dodge" what this means is that you lock onto your target and wait for it to attack you then press a button to "dodge" out of the way, this system doesn't work at all, the only time it would actually work is if you were in a large open area with only one enemy to fight! As soon as there is more than one enemy it makes the "dodge" system totally useless, as you roll around on the floor dodging one enemies attack the other one hits you, its like rolling around on the floor in front of your enemies while they beat you to death, even with one enemy in a small hallway you end up rolling against the wall while they stab you in the face as there is simply not enough room to "dodge" out of the way. Most of the game is you running around collecting keys or pressing switches, this get really tedious very soon as there isn't anything outside of the storyline to explore, in fact exploring dead ends in this game is not worth it as there are never any items or anything worth seeing in them, you are usually being chased by enemies so stopping to investigate dead ends invariably gets you hurt as well.The game has no discernable storyline or atmosphere and no emotional content at all, in fact they even managed to take the deeply moving euthanasia idea from Silent Hill two and turn it into a scene like something from "The Saw" with less emotional content and more gore for gore sake.

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  A Pleasure To Play

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Well i have to say i have just really started silent hill homecoming a few hours ago, but its a very enjoyable experiance, i have to say something to the people that are talking about how the combat works in the silent hill games - ok please think alex is a trained soldier he knows how to handle weapons where all others from the previous silent hill titles had no idea how to handle weapons - thats why i think the combat changes are expected in this part of the series, i am a silent hill geek - i have the comics and all the games and books, i love the story and the silent hill universe its always been a pleasure to play and enjoy the silent hill games and now i'm off to continue with silent hill homecoming - if your a fan buy this game now if your not a fan you will enjoy it because it is a easier game to play than the other silent hill titles......

  not as good as previous games

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I'm a huge fan of silent hill but was disappointed by this one, the combat and controls are annoying, the riddle puzzles lacking or just too easy, and personally I found the storyline dull. Its still worth playing if your a fan, but don't have great expectations.

  Silent Hill: Homecoming.

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When games like Resident Evil are looseing their scary touch its refreshing to see Silent Hill doing what it does best, freaking out and scaring players. The atmosphere is chilling throughout the game and you are constantly on alert as a result as you never know what to expect. The enemies are challenging as you are very limited on ammo through the game you often find yourself fending off the nightmareish creatures with axes etc meaning you need to get up close and personal. I think thats one of the main reasons why Silent Hill is still scary to this day. If you can handle a good scare then turn out the lights, make sure your alone and then take a trip to Silent Hill, they will be expecting you.

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