Silent Hill HD Collection Review: The roots of Silent Hill resurrected.
With the recent string of bad Silent Hill titles as of late, it’s nice to take a look back at the titles that made the Silent Hill franchise so amazing back in the day. Hijinks Studios took the liberty of redoing Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3 in high definition for the Playstation 3 and XBOX 360 game consoles. So, are these resurrected classics just as good in high definition?
Graphics: The HD rendered graphics of Silent Hill HD Collection is among the best. The dreary atmosphere of Silent Hill still remains in both titles and still continues to creep out original fans. Newcomers to the series may not be impressed since most people these days appear to be attracted to soulless polish, but to the original fans of the series wanting to take a trip down memory lane, you will not be disappointed. Score: 9/10
Sound: Even after a decade the original soundtrack of Silent Hill HD Collection remains true to it’s roots. Akira Yamaoka’s strange sense of musical style still shines strong a decade later. There have been some complaints with regard to Konami choosing to redo the voice work in both games. Well I can thankfully say that the new voice work is well done. Plus you have the option of choosing the original voices or the new voices before you begin both games. Score: 9/10
Gameplay: Some new generation fans may not be so keen with the clunky combat of these Silent Hill installments, but fans of the game will be happy to know that the original gameplay has been left untouched. What new age fans don’t understand is that it’s more about the fear factor and running from the monsters and less about fighting them. Score: 8/10
Issues: The combat may displease new age fans that are just being introduced to Silent Hill with Homecoming and Downpour. This is a look into what made Silent Hill so amazing before team silent disbanded after the completion of part three. This is a rare treat that Silent Hill fans old and new should invest in.
Final Score: 9/10
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