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Author: mrmiyamoto
Posted: October 15, 2008 (04:12 AM)
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Sweet review. Loved the imagery, very intimate. I thought about buying this game today, and I think you may have sold me. Great review.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (07:24 AM)
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True, this is excellent work. I can say that, though I wholly disagree with you -- that's quite a feat then. I would get into details here, but I'll have my own review up shortly. Again, kudos on a strong review that's just the right length.


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Author: disco1960
Posted: October 15, 2008 (08:02 AM)
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Aw, yeah. That's the stuff.

I'm pretty sure I'm getting it now!

...if I ever get around to buying a system to play it on. :(


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (09:32 AM)
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Not me!

Curse you, Silent Hill 4 -- I will hate you for the rest of my days.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 15, 2008 (09:41 AM)
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I'd say this review was a little overwritten in spots, but of all the complaints I could issue, that one isn't very damning. This review still made its point vividly, and like Masters said, it's just the right length. You managed to sell me on Homecoming, and I've never played a Silent Hill game in my life.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (10:15 AM)
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And God knows, 'overwriting' is IN, on this site. But yeah, he did something right: you aren't into Silent Hill at all, and I don't agree with his opinion, and we both liked his review well enough.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 15, 2008 (11:28 AM)
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Heh. Yeah. This was a good review. Since the point was to explain that the game revived the original Silent Hill's horror atmosphere, I don't feel bothered that you didn't go into as much detail about specific gameplay aspects, which obviously, from the review, aren't nearly as important as the atmosphere.

If nothing else, it makes me want to check the series out. Something I've been meaning to do for a while, but never got around to it. Maybe I'll just skip 4 and go to this one if the rest are good/decent. But I don't have a PS3 either.

I did find one random typo, though: now giving you the ability to doge and string together combos.


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 15, 2008 (11:33 AM)
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I had no interest in Homecoming beforehand, but having read this review... well, I probably still won't play it, but that's not True's fault. I'm just not interested in Silent Hill, which, yeah, makes it all the more commendable that True held my attention for this whole thing.


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Author: mrmiyamoto
Posted: October 15, 2008 (11:34 AM)
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There were a few typos, but I didn't know if it was prim and proper to call them out on the board like that, but apparently it is :P.

You spelled rubble as "ruble"

Aw, man, I feel bad.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (12:35 PM)
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OMIGOSH, you guys are SO not prim and proper. Assholes, honestly. Ha, now I'm thinking of Barney Ruble.

WQ, the game is on Xbox 360 too. Really only Silent Hill 1 and 2 are worth bothering with, I'd say. Four is just... dumb. Origins is fun if you have a PSP, which is why I was really hoping they were back on track with Homecoming.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 15, 2008 (12:42 PM)
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Ah. That's good to know. Unfortunately, I have neither a PSP nor Xbox 360, either. Haha.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (02:05 PM)
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Do you have any systems? Surely you don't write reviews based on the back of game boxes?


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 15, 2008 (02:29 PM)
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She seems to have a PC.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 15, 2008 (02:45 PM)
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And a PS2, and a DS, and a GBA! =D


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Author: Suskie
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:07 PM)
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You have a DS? Wow, you do have something current.


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:10 PM)
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Ah, so you can play Silent Hill 1, 2, and Origins -- the best of the bunch in any case!


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:22 PM)
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WQ: Go play Silent Hill 1.

True: Powerful stuff, little buddy. So much so that I point out these errors because them existing in your review is as big a crime as the music you listen to.

On the next gen-systems, and withHomecoming’s gritty, detailed graphics it has a much stronger impact.

Use that spacebar!

It may be a man-less wheel chair rolling down a stair case after you’ve walked by.

Wheelchair is one word. Empty wheelchair might work better.

EmP out!


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:26 PM)
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Do they even sell it anymore?


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Author: EmP (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:27 PM)
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America don't have second hand games shops?

Bulldozed them down to make way for more McDonalds?


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Author: Masters (Mod)
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:28 PM)
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Ebay. Or used game stores like EB, but more the mom and pop used game stores.


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Author: wolfqueen001
Posted: October 15, 2008 (03:28 PM)
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LOL Sure we do; I just... don't know if it'd be in there. I usually never find the games I'm looking for in there.

I'd actually forgotten about that, though.

EDIT: I heard stuff on E-bay's getting crazy expensive because I heard they're not making PS games anymore. Plus I neither haave an e-bay account nor a Paypal account because I don't like my money being handled online... even if it is safe at those two places. With phishers and everything.


What espiga does in his free time
[Eating EmP's brain] probably isn't a good idea. I mean... He's British, which means his brain's wired for PAL and your eyes are NTSC. - Will


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Author: True
Posted: October 16, 2008 (12:41 AM)
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Thanks for the feedback, all. I really appreciate it considering this is my first review in over a year. And don't feel like jerks for pointing out those little quirks (of which I've already fixed). I'd rather you said something here than having me direct all those jokers at Gamestop--who prefer Game Informer--and having some silly typos come back to haunt me.


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Author: darketernal
Posted: October 16, 2008 (10:24 AM)
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Silent Hill 2 is probably the best in the series(don't know about this one yet though). Powerful psychological game, and certainly the most popular characters are from it.


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Author: psychopenguin
Posted: October 17, 2008 (12:44 AM)
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Great review as always, true.

Off topic convo: Yes, PS1 games are crazy expensive nowadays. When I saw SH1 going for 40+ on the Bay I decided to break down and buy a modded PS1. Best 50 bucks I've ever spent. :D


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Author: Probester
Posted: October 17, 2008 (10:35 PM)
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Going to have to say that 2 was the best one.


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