Anyone heading to Silent Hill tomorrow?

#1 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -

It looks really interesting, but seems completely horrible.

#2 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -

You summed up what I think about it. It will either be an impulse buy tomorrow or I'll probably never play it, unless it gets ridiculously cheap which has been happening with a bunch of high profile games. Did you know most of the stores around my area are selling SSX new for $40? I just bought that game for $60 a couple weeks ago!!

#3 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@msavo said:
You summed up what I think about it. It will either be an impulse buy tomorrow or I'll probably never play it, unless it gets ridiculously cheap which has been happening with a bunch of high profile games. Did you know most of the stores around my area are selling SSX new for $40? I just bought that game for $60 a couple weeks ago!!
wow SSX cut to 40 already?
#4 Posted by RE_Player1 (7558 posts) -
@Shun_Akiyama At least in my area up in Canada. Best Buy, EB Games, Futrueshop and Costco have it for $40 new.
#5 Posted by cosi83 (395 posts) -

I'll be playing Silent Hill 2 HD instead. Gamespot Review Vid put me off some

#6 Posted by James_Giant_Peach (751 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@msavo said:
You summed up what I think about it. It will either be an impulse buy tomorrow or I'll probably never play it, unless it gets ridiculously cheap which has been happening with a bunch of high profile games. Did you know most of the stores around my area are selling SSX new for $40? I just bought that game for $60 a couple weeks ago!!
wow SSX cut to 40 already?

Yeah same here, nearly bought SSX for 40 today actually. As for Silent Hill, I'm gonna wait a while, too much to play at the minute, and I really wanna get into the HD collection first before jumping into a brand new Silent Hill, I've played too many poor games in the series over the past few years, it'll be nice to jump back into the classics. I hope Downpour is good and I think it has a chance, and I didn't even mind Homecoming too much so I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of it at least.

#7 Posted by benjaebe (2783 posts) -

Yeah I have it preordered, it'll be coming tomorrow. I've read the reviews and I'm looking forward to it.

#8 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1726 posts) -

Well, I fail to see how any of it looks "completely horrible"; it looks like it will at least be perfectly competent, mechanically speaking. But yeah, I'm definitely getting it tomorrow and I'm pretty excited about it.

#9 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -
@OneKillWonder_ said:

Well, I fail to see how any of it looks "completely horrible"; it looks like it will at least be perfectly competent, mechanically speaking. But yeah, I'm definitely getting it tomorrow and I'm pretty excited about it.

It's the most combat heavy SH game and Silent Hill games have bad combat.
#10 Posted by Stete (731 posts) -

Ill probably wait for the inevitable price drop, if ever. Origins and Homecoming were a major disappointment for me so I'm not even remotely excited for this.

#11 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1726 posts) -

@Shun_Akiyama: Homecoming's combat was pretty decent, and from what I've heard Downpour isn't any more combat heavy than the others until the end. And yeah, the SH games have always had sub-par combat, but no one plays SH games because they're mechanically sound. As long as the game gives me an experience true to the nature of the rest of the series, I will be more than satisfied.

#12 Edited by Yummylee (21498 posts) -

It's been delayed in the UK till I think April (because of course it has) so no. I've got it preordered and paid for, though.

#13 Posted by ShaggE (6416 posts) -

Definitely a rental for me, and with trepidation at that. I don't think I can bear another bad Silent Hill.

#14 Posted by HadesTimes (804 posts) -

Maybe I'll rent it. It looks kind of graphically backward, like 2005 XBOX 360 backward. But maybe the stuff I've seen has just been at too low of a compression or something. I hope so anyway.

#15 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I'll get it from my library in a month or so.

#16 Posted by BPRJCTX (704 posts) -

@James_Giant_Peach said:

@Shun_Akiyama said:

@msavo said:
You summed up what I think about it. It will either be an impulse buy tomorrow or I'll probably never play it, unless it gets ridiculously cheap which has been happening with a bunch of high profile games. Did you know most of the stores around my area are selling SSX new for $40? I just bought that game for $60 a couple weeks ago!!
wow SSX cut to 40 already?

Yeah same here, nearly bought SSX for 40 today actually. As for Silent Hill, I'm gonna wait a while, too much to play at the minute, and I really wanna get into the HD collection first before jumping into a brand new Silent Hill, I've played too many poor games in the series over the past few years, it'll be nice to jump back into the classics. I hope Downpour is good and I think it has a chance, and I didn't even mind Homecoming too much so I'm sure I'll get some enjoyment out of it at least.

Dude, go fucking buy SSX right now, i paid 69.99 euros for it, go see how much that is in dollars, i'm not sure, but it's probably around 90$.

Anyway, on topic, i wasn't interested in playing it before, and after the reviews, it just goes with what i felt.

Though, i will get the collection and replay SH 2 and 3.

#17 Posted by UnrealDP (1222 posts) -

Yeah, I watched those gameplay videos with the awful, awkward combat, so I'm definitely waiting on reviews or just not getting it at all, but maybe it's a totally changed game. Who can say?

#18 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3483 posts) -

I may just rent it at some point. Homecoming and Silent Hill 4 have done an amazing job of enfeebling my interest in any subsequent Silent Hill games. I do have an immense fondness for Silent Hill 2 and Shattered Memories, though.

#19 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5816 posts) -

The exploration bits got me interested in it. 
 
But not so much that I would pay $60 for it.

#20 Posted by ComradeKhan (687 posts) -

I'll probably buy it in a week or two, maybe longer, only because I have way too many games i'm currently playing.

#21 Posted by kerse (2111 posts) -

I hope its good but I'm not expecting much.

#22 Posted by Grillbar (1813 posts) -

i bought it, so when it comes i will

#23 Posted by bibamatt (1086 posts) -

I played it last year at Eurogamer Expo and it played awfully. It just controlled terribly and the combat made me want to die.

I'm a big Silent Hill lover though, so I'll probably go ahead and pick it up when it drops in price. Big fat disappointments all round.

#24 Posted by bunnymud (717 posts) -

I got it because I love all things horror.

Expectations set on "mEh"

#25 Posted by shivermetimbers (765 posts) -

If you bought this game on 360, can you tell me if they're any framerate issues? The PS3 version has quite a bit. I don't particularity mind it, but I'm curious if this is an issue exclusive to the PS3.

#26 Posted by Delphic (62 posts) -

I pre-ordered it, but can't remember if I have it paid off yet or not. I actually might just cancel it honestly.

#27 Posted by Shun_Akiyama (490 posts) -

Status report!!
now that the games is out

#28 Posted by bunnymud (717 posts) -

My frame rate straight-up locks up from time to time for about 1/4 second. This will not bode well during fights, when I must fight.

But other than that, it isn't terrible at all. Granted, I just got into the caverns to find the choo-choo the kids loved so much......so much.

#29 Posted by Brodehouse (9859 posts) -
@shivermetimbers @bunnymud Yeah there's definitely some issue with some chunky frame rate when the game is loading new stuff in the background, or saving. On top of that, the cutscenes appear to run at about 22 frames per second.

So this is some survival horror ass survival horror. The biggest difficult I've had so far was wandering around an area for 20 minutes because I couldn't see that I could squeeze through an area between a dumpster and a wall. The combat is bad, it uses direct control rather than tank or implied control. What this means is when you try to backstep in combat to get space, Murray turns the fuck around and gets hit in the back. So that's hella dumb.
#30 Posted by CABBAGES (523 posts) -

i just pre ordered it the other day as it was coming out on friday and now its just changed to the 30th of march :(

#31 Posted by CapsizingHeart (15 posts) -

I was excited, then I saw the reviews - I think I'll just wait for the HD collection instead.

#32 Posted by BasketSnake (1192 posts) -

In 99 I played the Silent Hill 1 demo. I believe it came with OPM. It was really disturbing, I remember it very well. I'm going to play the series now and I'm in the hospital in the original. The sounds alone more than make up for the outdated graphics. Too bad homecoming doesn't have inverted Y option, maybe a pc xpadder version...

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