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Edited by Prismatic

Been waiting all day for this :D

Posted by alienjones

Spooky.

Edited by fatalflame

Silent Hill!!

Edit: So close!!

Posted by Antihippy

Pity the PS3 version is utter shit.

Posted by Owozifa

Unfortunately this HD collection just made me buy the PS2 games.

Posted by Smokey_Earhole

Wonderful, the never-ending Patrick QLs continue. Good, bad? You decide.

...I want Ryan back, in full troll-mode.

Posted by Packie

Ah the infamous HD collection.

This gonna be good. *grabs popcorn*.

Posted by Morningstar

This is gonna be good!

Edited by Gordo789

@Antihippy said:

Pity the PS3 version is utter shit.

Is it? What's wrong with it?

*edit* it seems they implemented a patch for the ps3 version's issues.

*double edit* it's unclear that the patch actually did anything.

Posted by vikingdeath1

it'd be really cool if they went in and added more Ridiculous endings for each game (MORE UFO-TYPE STUFF/ CANINE MASTERMIND)

alas, this shall likely not be the case...

Posted by chrispti

bought this a few weeks ago. i am enjoying it.

Posted by Bocam

The 360 version while still not great is miles better then the PS3 version.

Posted by dekkadekkadekka

Turns on new voices to hear them, talks over them.

Brilliant.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

Yeah Troy Baker!

Posted by Bocam

@Gordo789: The patch didn't fix shit.

Posted by Duecenage

I've beaten the HD Silent Hill 2 and never encountered the walk/run thing. Weird.

Posted by bigevil1987

wow, I had heard that these ports were bad but man, this looks really crappy.

Posted by RazielCuts

In before I watch it, predicting Patrick says 'Play Siren: Blood Curse.'

Posted by mavrik1984

this video is to show what patrick means when he says thats not a shadow, fast forward to 5:45 and you can clearly see in the original version it really is a shadow in the fog compared to the scene in this video at 9:57

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJzMqEF6hw

Edited by Asseroth

Its not the animation, its the framerate that goes down. I though you read the DF article?

Why is it odd that the PC version is the best? Better textures, higher resolution, better framerate

Posted by Marcness

It feels like I'm the ONLY person on this planet that doesn't like Silent Hill 2 as much as SH1 or SH3! I was glad to be done with it when I played it once.

Posted by mbr2

@Smokey_Earhole said:

Wonderful, the never-ending Patrick QLs continue. Good, bad? You decide.

...I want Ryan back, in full troll-mode.

Stop going to this site.

Posted by theuselessgod

I dunno; I reviewed this collection and it wasn't THAT horrible. It does have a lot of problems, but these games are good enough to still merit the purchase.

But yeah, after cheevo hunting I'll probably use my PS2 copies primarily. Which is really too bad, as these games are excellent and deserved better.

Posted by Gordo789

@Bocam said:

@Gordo789: The patch didn't fix shit.

yeah some searching on the internet revealed that. This is unfortunate. I kind of wanted to play these games.

Posted by theuselessgod

Oh, they are playing the PS3 version. That explains a lot.

Edited by big_jon

@mbr2 said:

@Smokey_Earhole said:

Wonderful, the never-ending Patrick QLs continue. Good, bad? You decide.

...I want Ryan back, in full troll-mode.

Stop going to this site.

You first, prick.

I want less Patrick too.

Posted by oasisbeyond

First of all... they are not "REMAKES" they are so called HD PORTS, pc ports...

And they mostly suck, Splintercell is a mess, and I bought t for 20$, but Chaos Therory does look great still to this day.

Sony does an amazing job because the games run at 60 fps and have barely any jaggies...

Konami did a great job with mgs though, not SH...

DMC, RE4, CV... = average

POP = crap

It's sucks, but, we're gona have super HD soon, and these games will look like crap. In the end, go out and buy the Xbox or ps2 versions and get a great flat screen Toshiba or Sony sd tv... It looks and runs amazing. "The old games"

Posted by AlisterCat

Silent Hill 3 is great. Very different to 2, but I enjoy them both.

Posted by prestonhedges

"Japan has had problems with keeping archives of that stuff [old pre-rendered cutscenes]."

Really. Japan specifically, huh?

Posted by Packie

@9:48

Like Patrick said, I remember this scene being much, much foggier than it is here. Talk about killing the mood there.

Nice job Konami. :/

Edited by simkas

@Marcness: You are. Silent Hill 2 was the game that did the whole Silent Hill formula 100% perfect.

Posted by MediumDave

Goddamn, that music sucks for when the detective dude is talking to her after the dream sequence. Holy shit.

Posted by vorpalparasite

@Marcness: You are not alone sir! Though SH2 is still dear to me, SH1+3 are at the top.

Edited by CptBedlam

Almost worse than the rotating "wall of fog" are the replaced textures which are way too clean.

The black asphalt with the fresh paint and the clean sidewalks look so out of place.

Posted by lordofultima

Ico/Shadow HD Collection is the best re-packaging ever. MGS is pretty good as well, but it seems silly without MGS1, even though Twin Snakes isn't Kojima's work. This looks really poor, as a fan of the Silent Hill series.

Edited by Carneous

The fog implementation is by far the worst thing about this collection. It makes it appear as if James is running around in an invisible fog-proof box, like something from an N64 game.

Definitely try and source the PC versions if you're looking to play these.

Posted by FoxMulder

Brad, no one bought Shattered Memories because no serious gamer owns a Wii!

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Posted by Marcness

A Quick Look done by someone who already has bias against the Silent Hill series....to point out the bad points in this collection.

Posted by Make_Me_Mad

The ports are a stain on the original games. If you have the option at all, get the PC versions of Silent Hill 2 and 3, because those are a vast improvement over this collection.

Posted by metalsnakezero

Konami, Zone of the enders HD better be F-ing good because this HD update is running bad.

Posted by bonbolapti

It's always funny when these quick looks get a little too nit picky.

It kind of makes playing the game not so bad. hahaha

Posted by depecheload

@Marcness said:

A Quick Look done by someone who already has bias against the Silent Hill series....to point out the bad points in this collection.

You mean the dude who has repeatedly said that he plays through and finds something to love in all the Silent Hill games no matter how bad they are? Geez you are all a bunch of whiny assholes.

Posted by Creamypies

Silent Hill 3 > Silent Hill 2... there, I said it.

I think this collection is fine for what it is. Yeah, the port of SH2 is a little lackluster, but it's a hell of a lot easier to have these games on a current gen system than for me having to dig out my PS2 (wherever that is).

The port of SH3 in this collection is actually really good. The game still looks fucking incredible.

Posted by FoxMulder

@Marcness said:

A Quick Look done by someone who already has bias against the Silent Hill series....to point out the bad points in this collection.

Patrick has every right to point out the bad points as it's not in the game's narrative or style, but rather problems with it's performance. He has even said that he likes these two games.

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Posted by simkas

@Creamypies: Or you can just play the PC versions which still look better even than these "HD" versions.

Posted by Einherjan

@simkas said:

@Creamypies: Or you can just play the PC versions which still look better even than these "HD" versions.

This.

Edited by CornBREDX

That's a shame. Oh well. At least I still have the original PC versions which are great (especially SH2). If you can find SH2 or SH3 for PC at a reasonable price I recommend those.

Also those new voices are awful. They don't fit at all. I don't mean to be mean to the actors but they aren't right for this. I understand the limitations but... that's just awful. I mean the original SH2 acting wasn't good, but it's hard to mess with charm which it had. I think the worst I heard though was the new Heather voice. That doesn't fit the character at all, and sounded to old.

Ya, just play the PC versions haha- if they're not gonna give them their due (and I know why they couldn't have the original voices in SH3- its craptastic but I understand their limitation there) don't re-release HD-ified classics. Period.

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Posted by Creamypies

@Einherjan said:

@simkas said:

@Creamypies: Or you can just play the PC versions which still look better even than these "HD" versions.

This.

Well if I bought them both off of Amazon for the PC, then I'd be spending almost double the price I paid for this HD collection. So unless you know of a good cheap and legal way of aquiring the PC versions of these games, I think I'll stick with this.

Posted by A_Dog

Man the shadow on the main characters are really bugging me...

Posted by GeedAwesome

Jim Sterling already shit on this a few weeks ago but it's Silent Frickin' HIll 2! Had to buy it even with all the imperfections.