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Old October 2 2008, 03:35 PM   #1
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Silent Hill: Homecoming (360, PS3, PC)

So who has picked it up so far? I got mine last night and have been playing it through pretty much all night (and still not finished!). I think I've come to the conclusion that the game is as good as I was hoping it would be. A couple things did bother me though:
  • The gameplay mechanic heavily relies upon Resident Evil 4's. True, the previous Silent Hill gameplay mechanics weren't too great, but it's kind of sad that it has to lean agaisnt one of it's competitors to seem fresh. It's not something that bothers me too much though because there are some differences.
  • The game has gone in the direction of the Silent Hill film rather than the previous games in the franchise. I pretty much saw this coming when I saw some gameplay and the trailers for it. But it's not all bad, though. I just haven't noticed that many references (besides Pyramid Head (aka the "Boogeyman")) to the previous titles. I haven't finished it yet, so maybe there will be some to come.
  • Some pretty strange glitches and a difficult medium setting. The difficulty is something I really shouldn't complain about though, considering the previous games were kind of a cakewalk compared to this one. If you die, it just makes you come back for more and more.
And one final thought...
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