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>Let’s talk about how pissed I am with Silent Hill: Homecoming

>I hate to start my ‘blog page’ off with a negative, vulgar review, but I’m going to have to: SH Homecoming really fucking let me down, and it let down all Silent Hill fans.
( THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A FEW SPOILERS)
No, people, it wasn’t like Silent Hill 2 so don’t tell me it was. Silent Hill 2 TOOK PLACE IN SILENT HILL, AND IT WASN’T COPYING THE SILENT HILL MOVIE. NOR DID IT HAVE HORRIBLE PUZZLES, AND SHITTY BLUE AND OPAQUE WHITE GRAPHICS.
No, it didn’t.
Sorry about that. I am just sick of these idiots on amazon go on about how this is there second favorite Silent Hill game.
SH 5 was not done by Team Silent over at Konami, so the typical feeling that the SH games had was lost. Homecoming was quite good for the first 30 minutes ( the atmosphere, which is what makes the SH series so good, was intact).
Then things took a turn….
From glitches to annoying enemies, to almost no save spots or ammo/health kits, and a HORRIBLE menu system, the game became too easy to play and too difficult at the same time; enemies would be super easy but you had almost no ammo to kill them and had to run forever for a save point.
Thank god Akira was on board for the soundtrack, but still apart from Mary Elizabeth’s song ( one more soul to call) and the opera song when you are battling Scarlet ( who is a bitch when you have no fucking ammo), it wasn’t nearly as impressive as SH 2 and 4’s soundtracks.
There are times in this game where you can’t see anything ( I mean ANYTHING), which was a poor job on the testers part, if they had testers.
One really irritating flaw was that future destinations are circled on the map before they come into a plot, giving away what happens next. WTF???
So is the game worth buying? Yes if you are a desperate addict like me who has been waiting for years for Homecoming. Nevertheless, Gameinformer was right in giving it a 6.50

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About Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley

Writer, Blog Coach, and Digital Strategist based in Thailand. Wellness fan. Gamer.

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