I really wanna get into the series and so far I played the 2 PSP games I finished and liked Shattered Memories' story but I disliked Origins. Just watched the movie last night with friends but while the story is interesting it doesnt scared me a bit, I heard the movie is very similar to the original game. What would u guys recommend? Should I download the 1st game on the PSN store, how about Homecoming? Should I get that game too?
origins is more similar to the tradition style silent hill games. shattered memories is very different. if you loved shattered memories and hated origins, you might not like the rest.
origins, 1, and 3 are their own story, you should play them in order, at least 1 and 3 in order. 2, 4, and 5 are separate stories. most people consider 1-3 to be the best in the series.
i might start with homecoming, its the newest, and will give you an idea if you like the silent hill style of game. and you can get it easy and cheap. or try 1, it is similar to the movie, but the game is better.
Wow, you haven't even touched the core of the series. If you have a PS2, get 2, 3, and 4 right away. SH1 is good, but it shows its age much more than the other games. I'm with you: disliked Origins, enjoyed Shattered Memories. The movie was based on the plot of SH1 but they changed some things, most notably the motivations of the cult (in my opinion, the original plot was far more creative, though the writing was nothing special).
I'd suggest skipping 1 for now, checking out at least 2 and 3, then getting 1 if you enjoyed 3 and want to understand it better. That's the order I played those two, and I was satisfied. SH2 gets universal acclaim for good reason, though I should warn you it's not really scary...SH3 excels in that area. SH4 is an underrated gem, and Homecoming is flawed but also worth playing...after you've played the "real" Silent Hill games.
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The movie was bad. It didn't capture the isolation of the series at all (which is one of the biggest aspects of the games). A movie or game or whatever just isn't scary if there's tons of people around who know more than you do. They also explained/showed way too much in the movie. It would have been way better if they'd left, you know, some mystery.
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From: ShinobiHayabusa | #006 HOMECOMING IS PRETTY BAD, oops, caps lock was on. i wated $15 on it. i mean wasted. part 3 and the wiis shattered memories are the best ones i played
Is your delete key broken or something?
Anyways, back when I got my PS2 i picked up SH2 before trying SH1, and I think that's the way to go. I played 2, 1, then 3 and 4, and it somehow made sense. SH1 might be a bit too dated if it's your first one, so SH2 will get you hooked enough to forgive SH1's age.
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