Should I Download This for Halloween?

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#1 Posted by obscurefan (298 posts) -

Hey there folks, I've been looking around the PSN for some spooktacular games to play this Halloween, and I saw that the original Silent Hill is available. So I was wondering two things, one being, how good is the PS3 version of this game, and secondly, if I wanted to get into Silent Hill, is this the game I should start with or is there another installment that's better for a Silent Hill beginner?

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#2 Posted by TheSilentGod (210 posts) -

Silent Hill is good but it has aged very poorly. The visuals are very difficult to tolerate and the controls are clunky. Having said that it has a powerful atmosphere and is the origin point for the series if you are looking to try any of the others. Silent Hill 2 would be a perfectly fine title to play as well though, and is completely stand alone from the first game....

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#3 Posted by RazielCuts (3269 posts) -

I love Silent Hill 1, it's one of my favourite games period. But I doubt'll hold up to newcomers so I suggest starting with Silent Hill 2, to me it always felt like a remake of Silent Hill 1 anyway and it tells a more cohesive story (if there is such a thing within the Silent Hill universe). Maybe get the HD collection but from the QL it wasn't a great version? Don't know about if it ever got patched to sort out the frame rate issues.

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#4 Posted by Justin258 (14373 posts) -

I've never played any of them, but the general consensus seems to be that you should play 2 and then don't worry about the rest of them.

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#5 Posted by natedawg_kz (265 posts) -

Yeah Silent Hill 2 is awesome and i personally liked 3 as well.

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