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    Minus MGS I was never a huge Konami fan. I was always a Capcom fan.

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    Huge Castlevania fan. Lords of Shadow was very good. Second one, not so much. Aside from that, mgs, and SH, there's nothing.

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    Here is my power ranking of the Silent Hill games Iíve played, because Iím bored, and thereís nothing else to do right now.

    1. Silent Hill 2 with the Born from a Wish scenario.

    2. Silent Hill 4: The Room. - This one isnít often a fan favorite with the ghosts and the second half repeating levels and Henry, but I love the story and the sheer bizarre factor.

    3. Silent Hill.

    4. Silent Hill 3. - This one started slow, but became great in the second half.

    5. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. - This one had some great elements going for it, but the chase sequences were terrible and the monster design was just bad.

    6. Silent Hill: Origins. - Overall, this game proved better than I expected going in.

    7. Silent Hill: Downpour.

    8. Silent Hill: Homecoming. - To date, the only Silent Hill game I got rid of after beating it.

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    Excited as Akira Yamaoka is playing Silent Hill concerts at venues around the UK. Will try for Cardiff
    http://m.seetickets.com/tour/silent-hill-live

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    AHH! Bristol or Cardiff for me! AWESOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Channard View Post
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    2. Silent Hill 4: The Room. - This one isn’t often a fan favorite with the ghosts and the second half repeating levels and Henry, but I love the story and the sheer bizarre factor.
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    Yeah SH4 is probably my least favourite because it was just TOO difficult for combat, those fucking ghosts constantly regenerating! I play silent hill for atmosphere and story mainly. Homecoming was a bit too difficult for me as well, those blade headed creatures were impossible especially when low on ammo which was always the case. Downpour I found really returned to being based more on story, particularly the side quests - the ribbons story made me cry actually as I have an autistic son.

    My list would be :
    1 silent hill 2 - can't recommend this game enough, sound, music, gameplay, enemy design excellent, really sad story, they got the voice acting right as compared to how stilted it was in SH1
    2 silent hill (looks dated now but I remember this back from the demo in the late 90s as part of mgs1, alley scene scared the crap out of me, scariest game experience ever)
    3 silent hill 3 (although the bit with the horses towards the end is horrible and unnecessary)
    4 silent hill downpour - thought Murphy seemed familiar, then hearing the character say 'God why are you doing this to me' while going through a window confirmed to me that he is based on Trent was just the icing on the cake to me
    5 silent hill homecoming
    6 silent hill 4 the room (lots of weird bits to recommend it, but too difficult in the end, don't think I even managed to finish it)

    Haven't played shattered memories or origins so not included. I still have my PS2 in the garage though so I'm partially tempted to get it out and replay the Room and get those two, it still irks me that you can play all PS1 games on the PS3 but not ps2 ones
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    I've only played 1, 2, and Downpour. 1 is very dated (never finished). 2 is pretty solid and holds up. Downpour was alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    Yeah SH4 is probably my least favourite because it was just TOO difficult for combat, those fucking ghosts constantly regenerating! I play silent hill for atmosphere and story mainly.
    SH4 definitely has a few issues. It is in level design half a game that attempts to be a full game by making you play the same levels twice. Second half escort mission . A few bad monster designs (escalator wall men, and the burping patientsÖmade from giant Claudia no less). Stiff controls, and odd inventory and save systems. A story thatís disjointed and convoluted even by silent hill standards. As the main character Henry Townshend is essentially as interesting as a bowl of oatmeal. Oh, and itís not even in Silent Hill.

    But even with the problems, the game clicks for me. The levels that they did design and the story constructed are just so fucking bizarre and different that it all works pretty damn well. Even some of the games above noted issues manage to somehow lend themselves to the bizarre factor. And those ghosts also play well into the story of Walter and the 21 sacraments. From start to finish the game had me intrigued. Of the original 4 games, SH4 still strikes me as the most unique. If thatís a good or bad thing is up to each player to decide.

    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    Downpour I found really returned to being based more on story, particularly the side quests - the ribbons story made me cry actually as I have an autistic son.
    Downpour had some poignant moments, and it kept me playing, twice. It had some really interesting level designs like crossing into the black and white film world, or the Hansel and Gretel theatrical set come to life.

    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    Haven't played shattered memories or origins so not included
    Shattered Memories was oooooh sooooo sloooooow, with a dialog or chase sequence strategically placed throughout, but it still managed to do some unique and interesting things. And Origins feels like a throwback to the first game, just a bit undercooked in places.

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    Hideo Kojima opening up his own studio in talks to release his first game on Playstation.
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/koj...medium=twitter

    PLEASE let him sort something out for Silent Hills! Just watching the youtube videos of that PT demo was scary enough as I don't have a PS4 and now I will never get the chance to play it

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorzelG View Post
    Hideo Kojima opening up his own studio in talks to release his first game on Playstation.
    http://www.gamespot.com/articles/koj...medium=twitter

    PLEASE let him sort something out for Silent Hills! Just watching the youtube videos of that PT demo was scary enough as I don't have a PS4 and now I will never get the chance to play it
    The guy was going to land on his feet somewhere, and now doing his own thing and floating projects around may be the best way for him to go. He seemed real interested in doing a psychological horror game, hopefully the shitstorm he just weathered didnít sour him on that idea. While Silent Hills is probably unsalvageable at this point, maybe his project with Sony yields something new and fresh in that genre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    That's awesome! I hope they do it, and show Konami what could have been. Man, fuck them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruised View Post
    That's awesome! I hope they do it, and show Konami what could have been. Man, fuck them.
    I know man. I still play the demo here and there and it still gives me the creeps. Man, what could have been for that initial game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piko View Post
    Huge Castlevania fan. Lords of Shadow was very good. Second one, not so much. Aside from that, mgs, and SH, there's nothing.
    my favorite Konami franchise was Suikoden (1, 2, 3, and 5 at least).
    Also really liked plenty of the Contra games, Gradius, Legend of the Mystical Ninja...

    Oh well, sad that the company is basically no more. At least Silent Hill is going to live on, and Castlevania is hopefully going to live on through Bloodstained.

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    PA-POW!





    My Silent Hill collection (sorry my camera is lame). Itís been a while, and Iím considering playing these all in a row through the fall months.

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    That's impressive. My Silent Hill game collection only consists of the Silent Hill HD Collection, Silent Hill Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Got the Silent Hill 3 platinum. Silent Hill Downpour was very enjoyable as well. Haven't touched Book of Memories yet.

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    Book of Memories, that one was supposed to be something like a co-op dungeon crawler, right? Unfortunately, not a lot of people had very good things to say about it. In any event not having a Vita means itís out of my lineup, unless it ever got ported, which is very unlikely. But if they ever did, Iíd try it out.

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    Just wanted to swing by and leave this here and proclaim it as one of the most beautiful fucking things I've ever heard in my life. Then, now, and forever..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettybrokenspiral View Post
    Just wanted to swing by and leave this here and proclaim it as one of the most beautiful fucking things I've ever heard in my life. Then, now, and forever..

    Definitely one of my favourite Akira pieces, along with Not Tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettybrokenspiral View Post
    Just wanted to swing by and leave this here and proclaim it as one of the most beautiful fucking things I've ever heard in my life. Then, now, and forever..
    Aw man, listening to that track always instantly makes me picture Heather climbing out of the ladies room window and jogging down the alley behind the mall, under that amber-soaked sunset sky.

    Akira Yamaoka soundtracks helped to define the Silent Hill series. As far as being emotionally evocative and atmospheric his pieces have an encompassing range. End of Small Sanctuary is a great example, itís so chill it creates a feeling of not a problem or care in the world. Perfect for the calm before the storm. All the respect in the world to Daniel Licht and very sad to see him pass, but one of my lingering issues with Downpour still is not having an Akira soundtrack accompany it. It just isnít the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettybrokenspiral View Post
    Just wanted to swing by and leave this here and proclaim it as one of the most beautiful fucking things I've ever heard in my life. Then, now, and forever..
    After Mondo dropped the vinyl soundtrack for the first game, I've been waiting for SH2 And SH3's soundtracks, too. SOMEDAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImTheWiseJanitor View Post
    After Mondo dropped the vinyl soundtrack for the first game, I've been waiting for SH2 And SH3's soundtracks, too. SOMEDAY.
    Yeah totally forgot about that so thanks for reminding me to buy it today.

    I had to get standard black press since of course the Snowfall variant is sold out and going for gouge prices elsewhere. Typical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Suicide View Post
    Yeah totally forgot about that so thanks for reminding me to buy it today.

    I had to get standard black press since of course the Snowfall variant is sold out and going for gouge prices elsewhere. Typical.
    Best surprise ever. It's been so long since I'd actually listened to it that I forgot which variant I had - I vaguely remembered ordering black because it had sold out. I looked just now - Snowfall. <3 I completely forgot, heh.

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    I’d be willing to pay for ridiculous resellers if they did a run of Silent Hill 2 on vinyl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kleiner352 View Post
    i’d be willing to pay for ridiculous resellers if they did a run of silent hill 2 on vinyl.
    sh2>sh>sh:h>sh3>sh4:tr>sh:d
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