As for the Silent Hill franchise, I'm really disappointed with the direction it's gone. Granted I haven't played Shattered Memories yet, but I've heard a lot of bad things about it from some other die-hard fans. Until I get a chance to play this game, Silent Hill: ORIGINS will stand as the last best game for this series, in my opinion.
, I finished Silent Hill Homecoming
a few days back and I've got to agree, it is disappointing. Too much trying to tie-in with the movie, too many random "normal" people, not enough town of Silent Hill proper.
The story did zig and zag on me a little, which was a good thing. First I thought the father was a bastard, then I thought I was wrong, then nope, he was a bastard. There were sub-stories and moments that I'd have liked to have seen expanded on, such as the notes about the cheating wife in the hotel and the fantastic woman behind the jagged broken door there. The unseen person behind the door had shades of Born From a Wish
sub-game, my absolute favorite
tragic Silent Hill story.
I found Homecoming
both frustrating, and incredibly depressing (and that's saying ALOT, considering the nature of this series). But I loved the graphics, and of course, I was happy to see my boy: Pyramid Head
There's also this migration away from the "rules" of how Silent Hill works. Now it was
great to see Pyramid Head again but Silent Hill is each main character's personal hell. That's why games 1-4 and Origins had no real repeat monsters. Even the nurses varied. The problem is they made too iconic of a character with him. Even "The Butcher" in Origins was merely a knock off or early version. Sadly, I didn't feel anywhere near as threated by Pyramid Head in Homecoming
as I did in 2. Remember getting trapped in the stairwell with him?
I honestly don't know where to rate Silent Hill Homecoming
next to Shattered Memories
. Both are---- disappointing. If neither had that same great Silent Hill music and soundtrack, one of the saving graces for the movie, I really don't know if I'd have gotten the entertainment I did out of them. I honestly can't say how I feel either about them compared to similar type games like Clock Tower 3
, Haunting Ground
, Obscure 1 & 2
and the Fatal Frame
I did like the combat system in Homecoming
, once I got used to it--- near the end of the game. I liked the way the game played your decisions in Shattered Memories
and modified the game to suit those answers. I never really felt the profound sadness of each character's story though like the earlier games.
How is Fallout 3
going with you or have you moved on to another game?
Next up for me is this
!!! I wasn't even aware that it was in the works until I went searching for news of future downloads. The Wild West and Zombies---- I'm there!