Chronic lack of funny. Screw these guys.
Yeah the "humor" is awful but if you're a big fan of Silent Hill 2 it's probably an interesting video. I was almost about to purchase the collection just to have Silent Hill 2 and this video saved me some money.
Silent Hill 2 is a terrible game.
Its actual gameplay is horrible. The voice acting sucks, although those of us who like it appreciate it and find that it works in a similar way to how Blue Velvet's "the robins are going to save the world" or much of Wild at Heart's acting is all weird and fucked up and makes for a kind of beautiful, mesmerizing trainwreck.
What the game does right is tell its story through its environments and monsters, allowing you to build up a whole background intuitively. It's not so much about you figuring out the final reveal, which is pretty easy to figure out from the very beginning, but rather it does a perfect job of setting up the background and emotional framework for it to be effective, and it does so mostly without its cutscenes.
It's not a perfect game by any means, but I like it very much.
It's also not scary, which is a pretty crippling problem for a horror game.
I found the atmosphere and monsters to be scary enough.
Too bad it wasn't really supported by an intense, difficult gameplay as you'd just bonk them over the head in slow-mo with a plank repeatedly and they died.
Hey poorwill do you jizz whenever you see a Silent Hill video on the front page on anticipation of getting to say it sucks?
No, because that would be creepy and nothing about Silent Hill is creepy.
SILENT HILL 2: Excellent story. Creepy environments/enemies. Meh gameplay. Has a plot with gut-wrenching story elements incomparable to other survival horror of the era. It's Capcom's zombies and dinosaurs vs. Konami's manifested mental health issues. Our own minds are way more fucked up than Lickers.
SILENT HILL 3: Decent story. Unbelievably creepy enemies. Slightly improved gameplay, still meh. Continues the tradition of casting the player as an untrained, unprofessional everyperson, in this case a teenage girl whose only real defensive maneuver is her snarikness.
I am agreement that the combat was awkward and badly executed. I disagree that it was ever really easy, especially when it came to the nurses in the Hospital worlds. They chewed through health items like termites. If I tried to whack a Straitjacket monster over and over it would usually just bite me or wear me down with its acid breath.
In defense of the combat though, I like to think of it as the characters being inexperienced. Harry and James are just regular dudes. Heather is just a kid. Henry Townsend is just Henry Townsend. None of them are S.T.A.R.S. members.
Capcom and Square Enix get all the hate these days, but there's no other company like Konami in terms of throwing their franchises to the dumpster. Castlevania is now a God of War clone, Silent Hill became a parody of it's former self, Suikoden is dead, and one of the morons running Castlevania now wants to make a Contra game to appeal to the call of duty audience.
|Sudan no1 |
If you're going to sperg out over a video game, make it the original Silent Hill games. -Ancient Proverb
One of these guys sounds exactly like Tina Belcher from BOB'S BURGERS, who is, indeed, voiced by a man (Dan Mintz). Come to think of it, I'm not that sure what Dan Mintz looks like, so I don't know that that's not him.
There's not enough lockers in the world to shove these nerds into.
Loses a star for terrible humor, but it's still an interesting breakdown of how lazy and totally missing the point "MAKE IT ALL HIGH REZ!" they went.
I remember the PC port of Resident Evil 4 had the same problem. They upped the resolution because PC nerds would stroke over anything less than 1680x1050. In the process they stripped out all lighting and depth of field, giving everything a flat dull boring look.
I can't disagree with their overall opinion on the topic but the execution is sorely lacking; web-based media seems especially suceptible to wannabes, knock-offs and clones. I'm not a fan of RLM, at best from what I've seen of them I'm indifferent but these guys are a pallid attempt at Xeroxing them.
Internet video reviewing is still a Thing. Everybody who has a camera wants to be the next Spoony or Angry Video Game Nerd or RLM.
The humor is terrible, but oh christ that HD is shit. I knew to avoid the collection when I heard they were changing the voice actors, but I would never guess it turned out like this. Fortunately I think SH2 on PS2 still plays fine on a big TV, its always been a gritty game, it doesn't need to be all smoothed out.
|Jet Bin Fever |
1 for the guys, 5 for how bad they messed the game up.
I haven't watched this yet but fuck the Silent Hill HD Collection. I would get headaches because the lighting was terrible and I could never see shit. The fog effects were a joke. The new Heather had none of the old attitude.
I can get better looking Silent Hills by hooking up my PS2 with component cables.
You guys are all hating on these nerds, but I'm tempted to give them five simply for dedicating an hour to understanding my pain.
Wow. This is just "Part 1."
Now I'm just curious about how they managed a two hour rant about this. Sketches, probably. But you can condense what sucks about the Silent Hill HD Collection into 40 minutes, easily.
Their comedy sucks and they could have saved a ton of man-hours in shooting and editing by foregoing their dumb sketches, but there's no denying how painstakingly comprehensive this analysis is. This product was a disaster on every conceivable level. It's obviously terrible from the outset, but the added benefit of nerds and numbers really drives the point home about what shitty shit the HD Collection actually is.
I remember feeling somewhat blessed that I had the 360 port. It was far less buggier than the PS3 version, but the contrast was still so awful that it probably changed my eye prescription.
Because of the greedy shitheads at Microsoft QA and their demand of 40k after the first patch, Konami decided that the 360 version was too expensive to update anymore. They abandoned it.
And so did I. On eBay. I got paid $ 12 to get that dried up dog turd out of my apartment.
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