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Silent Hill 5 revealed

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  • DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Looks like there is a new article that has screenshots that aren't, you know, horribly and unfairly early. It's looking good.
    http://gameinformer.com/News/Story/200704/N07.0420.1747.34108.htm

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  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Hey guys, do you know if the PC versions of Silent Hills 2, 3, and 4 are any good? I've never tried the series before, but I was thinking of picking them up.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    PC version is Silent Hill 2 is pretty great if you can get proper controls. It was my first introduction to SH.

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  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Darlan wrote: »
    Looks like there is a new article that has screenshots that aren't, you know, horribly and unfairly early. It's looking good.
    http://gameinformer.com/News/Story/200704/N07.0420.1747.34108.htm

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    Yeah, the enemies from the earlier screenshots are pretty clearly on placeholders.

    More screenshots:
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    And some videos:
    Video 1
    Video 2

    My hope is renewed.

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  • RingmasterBentRingmasterBent Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Wow those videos look great. I was expecting kind of an ugly SH lite, but that looks better than I expected.

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  • IShallRiseAgainIShallRiseAgain Registered User
    edited April 2007
    I like the part where it shows the plastic mannequin and the guy is putting organs in. It suggests something awesome.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I want SH 1 to be remade. I really want to get into the series, but there's no way I'm going back to PSX graphics.

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  • StollsStolls Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    For my money, the first game had the best balance between action and exploration. Progress didn't feel so linear (even though it was) as it did with the rest of the series, largely because there was a lot of ground to cover, and you were rewarded for poking into out-of-the-way spots like the convenience store. Later games outdid its individual aspects, but they didn't quite balance out their problem areas as well: 2 had more compelling and disturbing psychological horror, but was ridiculously easy; 3 had a better protagonist (at least, she had more personality than anybody else) but a weaker selection of weapons (the SMG was almost useless); 4 had better melee combat and worked in The Room quite well, but it also had a host of significant problems, not the least of which was an uncooperative NPC ally that could not be healed.

    Basically, I think 5 needs to focus more on what makes a good game, capturing the disturbing parts of two and four without losing the credible threat that enemies in one and three provided. Again, I think the first game did this best.

  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User
    edited April 2007
    Hooray. More things to give me nightmares for a week.

    I think I could beat the original now. It was scary as fuck when I was 6, but I could do it now!

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Dublo7 wrote: »
    I want SH 1 to be remade. I really want to get into the series, but there's no way I'm going back to PSX graphics.

    2 is stand-alone, so that's your best way to get into the series.

    Everyone says that you have to play 1 before 3, so I probably won't ever play either.

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  • Blitz RawketBlitz Rawket Registered User
    edited April 2007
    I tried playing the original for the first time some months ago. I had a decent atmosphere going, starting to get into it...

    Then the bastard bumps into a wall in the middle of a suspenseful chase sequence and I started laughing. It just cleaves the pace right in half! *clop clop clop clop clop BUMP*

  • maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited April 2007
    I really hope that Origins turns out good. It'll be my first foray into the Silent Hill universe once it's released.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    bongi wrote: »
    apotheos wrote: »
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    i personally pretend that origins was never announced and doesn't exist

    Didn't pay any attention to it. What happened to it?

    basically, it looks like it will be fucking terrible

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    Oh, that looks beautiful.

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  • JandaruJandaru Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Stolls wrote: »
    4 had better melee combat and worked in The Room quite well, but it also had a host of significant problems, not the least of which was an uncooperative NPC ally that could not be healed.

    Can't you use a Holy Candle to heal Eileen? I remember going back and doing that after getting one of the bad endings, and it helped.


    Oh man, those videos have me all excited for SHO. Although, is there any chance of it eventually turning up on PS2, like the Liberty City Stories and Lumines? I'm not knocking the PSP, but Silent Hill seems like one of those games that would benefit from being on a bigger screen.

  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Man I want screens. I remember being blown away by SH2 when it came out.

  • TuomaTuoma Registered User
    edited April 2007
    You guys need to play the first. It won't take wery long and it should be a god damn mandatory playtrough for kids in pre-school all over the world.

    And SH5 360 release yaaay!

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  • JandaruJandaru Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Not trolling, I seriously don't really understand why people go so nuts over 1 & 3. They (#3 at least, I never played #1) look good


    You don't understand why people go nuts over a game you've never played? That's only natural, I guess.

    I went into Silent Hill 3 under the impression it was stand-alone, like SH2 was. Along the way there were hints as to its relationship to the original, and I loved the way the story unfolded from there. My brother, who I was playing the game alongside (we'd hand over the controller at a savepoint or if we died) didn't quite get into the story as much as I did, having only played SH2 before.


    EDIT: So yeah,
    Tuoma wrote: »
    You guys need to play the first.

  • GinsaneGinsane Registered User
    edited April 2007
    http://hell.toolatenow.net/

    Has a lot of scans from the Silent Hill compedium, that they've been nice enough to translate for us. I like the speculation on pyramid head. From what I gathered his entity and incarnation is in every game. Shame a couple of those aren't finished being translated.
    It has scans from the comics too. I own the comics. So I don't... see anything so illegal in the scans?

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  • Mr BubblesMr Bubbles David Koresh Superstar Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    'Huh, Radio. What's going on with that radio...'

  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    The only thing I didn't like about the first game is that sometimes it's frustatingly difficult to determine what you're supposed to do next. 2 was definitely a lot better about that.

    How was 4? Is there a difference between the PS2 and Xbox versions? I'm going to pick it up when I finish 3.

  • StollsStolls Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Stolls wrote: »
    4 had better melee combat and worked in The Room quite well, but it also had a host of significant problems, not the least of which was an uncooperative NPC ally that could not be healed.

    Can't you use a Holy Candle to heal Eileen? I remember going back and doing that after getting one of the bad endings, and it helped.

    Yeah, I think it just lasts as long as the candle burns, meaning if you use it just before you enter the room where you lose her the game treats it as if she's perfectly fine. Otherwise the scratches and crap come right back. Granted I've never actually gotten her killed, but the option to toss her a spare first-aid kit or something would still have been appreciated.

    I actually kinda liked her as a character, and grew attached to her to the point where I put actual effort in keeping her alive. But man, the headaches one could save if they could order her to stay put for a moment.

  • RustRust __BANNED USERS
    edited April 2007
    Stolls wrote: »
    Jandaru wrote: »
    Stolls wrote: »
    4 had better melee combat and worked in The Room quite well, but it also had a host of significant problems, not the least of which was an uncooperative NPC ally that could not be healed.

    Can't you use a Holy Candle to heal Eileen? I remember going back and doing that after getting one of the bad endings, and it helped.

    Yeah, I think it just lasts as long as the candle burns, meaning if you use it just before you enter the room where you lose her the game treats it as if she's perfectly fine. Otherwise the scratches and crap come right back. Granted I've never actually gotten her killed, but the option to toss her a spare first-aid kit or something would still have been appreciated.

    I actually kinda liked her as a character, and grew attached to her to the point where I put actual effort in keeping her alive. But man, the headaches one could save if they could order her to stay put for a moment.

    If you play things right you can leave her behind in a few "safe" rooms in every level. That's what I did; the only time I ever had trouble with her was in the Apartment Complex because she kept trying to fight the invincible ghosts.
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  • RingmasterBentRingmasterBent Registered User
    edited April 2007
    I don't think there is any content difference between Ps2 and XBOX on part 4, but I'm pretty sure the XBOX version looks slightly better.

    4 is a mixed bag. The story is there, and as you get further into it, it becomes very engrossing. But, some horrible gameplay decisions (invincible enemies who move fast and one huge escort mission) make it very frustrating. Everything that feels like SH is there in spades, but the new stuff they added kind of polarizes the opinions. I loved it, but then again, I suffered (oh, how I suffered) all the way through Rule of Rose to see the story play out :)

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited April 2007
    Origins may actually oblige me to buy a PSP.

    But yeah- clunky controls and combat have always been the bane of the series. I'd love to see those fixed.

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