Silent Hill Homecoming
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In Silent Hill Homecoming, Alex Shepherd has returned to his hometown of Shepherd's Glen to investigate the sudden disappearance of his brother. From Shepherd's Glen to the foggy streets of Silent Hill, Alex will face the darkest of horrors while struggling with his own grip on reality. Alex must unravel the mystery behind his nightmares, discover the truth behind his brother's disappearance, and confront the evil that has taken hold of his soul.
Enter the next chapter of Silent Hill as you delve deeper in the tormented history of the town and learn of the evil that surrounds Toluca Lake
From the murky fog to the ominous shadows, all-new next-gen graphics bring Silent Hill to life like never before
Solve treacherous and deadly puzzles to discover the mysterious secrets behind the evil that has cursed the town of Silent Hill
Silent Hill Homecoming features an all-new soundtrack by acclaimed series composer Akira Yamaoka
You've been gone too long...Pit_52 | Dec. 4, 2014 | See all Pit_52's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming... Last with Akira Yamaoka OST wich is the most important reason to play this title. Without it, game is bad in many ways but let's talk about good stuff. The atmosphere is still extraordinary and amazingly horrifying. So for horror passionate, Homecoming is "must have". Music is on outstanding level as always thanks to Akira Yamaoka who made so beautiful and frightened audio, that your heart and skin will tremble and mind goes insane. It's art... The mechanics of the gameplay is something completely new and fighting with monsters have never been better. Now you don't just wagging with a melee weapon or shooting with autoaim. Now you are fighting. You must switch to fight mode and you can doing dodges, counters, light attacks, strong, charge, finishers that are outstanding executions, even combos! (for example light, light, strong attack making a powerful few hits combo that can stun enemy and you can perform finisher). You can even feel like a butcher sometimes cause you are the one that slaughter the enemy, but you must master combat skills and practice to feel this way. Now let's talk about bad stuff. Graphics looks like it would be done before 3rd part of silent hill. I mean seriously, 3rd and 4th silent hills looks photo realistic compare to homecoming, this one looks bad and it wasn't even been released year or 2 after last silent hill. It's 4 years! Graphics should make your jaw open and hit the ground, not feel disgrace. But you can get used to it, it's not bad, it just make you feel sad that "Silent hill 4 the room" looked far more better and was released 4 years earlier... Now the plot. It's fantastic but more simple and not so twisted mind blowing like older silent hills but it's still fantastic, till the near of the end... Well, finish of a story is more then disappointing, it feels like end of a game wrote completely different person that wrote entire storyline. But still... It's worth anything, experiance you should feel for your own and become a part of that adventure of our soldier Alex.
A little disappointingKingTed | Dec. 2, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming was the "Next Gen Silent Hill", the first HD entry in the series.
First thing that bugs the fan : the game is not that beautiful. The backgrounds are decent (And even great in the Otherworld -those lighting effects!-) but the characters are really underwhelming compared to previous games. It's "funny" that Silent Hill 3 and 4 have more realistic characters than Homecoming.
The Gameplay is good. The new controls make the experience "fresh" and the art style is surprisingly good.
The Story is also pretty nice and well written. However the developpers ambition doesn't go further from here.
And here comes the second issue of the game : the poor fan-service.
That's the real problem of Homecoming. It's like Double Helix Games was forced to put some elements from previous or the first movie in the game to gain the fans' approval.
Just like the developpers didn't trust their own creativity. And that's a shame.
It's still a pleasant game (And IMO a more interesting Silent Hill game than Origins) but it's not nearly as good as Silent Hill 2 or 3 and it could have been much better.
Perhaps the worst of the franchise, but it is still interestingeduardXD | Sept. 7, 2014 | See all eduardXD's reviews »
Silent Hill Homecoming is the only game of the series that can be enjoyed on Steam. The game changes its mechanical focusing in the fight against monsters. A lot of people severely dislike this change, but I think it is still enjoyable. Monsters that appear are very original, graphics are quite acceptable and the soundtrack is very enjoyable (thanks to Akira Yamaoka). It is certainly not the best Silent Hill, but I think you should give him a chance to this game, because it has many aspects that are very good. Thus perhaps Konami decides to launch the other games on Steam