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Turns Out Silent Hill Isn't Supposed To Be THAT Jittery

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My demos of Silent Hill: Downpour didn't impress me enough to inspire me to buy it when it came out in March, and although I saw Silent Hill HD Collection in the store last week, I put it back on the shelf because I didn't want to replay two (admittedly awesome) games when there was a new one I wanted to play for the first time. So not having played either of these titles, I was unaware that there were glitches that needed addressing. But if you've been playing them and noticing the bugs, I've got some good news.

Today, Konami announced that it is working on patches for both Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill HD Collection, and they should be released "soon." These patches should fix the frame rate issues, the audio synching in HD Colleciton and the auto-save issues in Downpour.

I appreciate Konami listening to player complaints and addressing them in a relatively timely fashion, but still... I miss the days when games didn't need quite so much patching. (Mostly because online downloadable patches weren't an option, so developers and publishers had no choice but to make sure their games were as bug-free as possible before release!)

4 Comments

nate said:

Unfortunately, the majority of the problems in the SHHDC aren't going to be fixed with a simple patch. That thing is an abomination.

Wootini said:

Oh, that's a shame. I hadn't read any reviews of it because as I said, I was more interested in playing new games. But those are two of my favorites, so it's sad to hear that the collection of them is that bad. *sigh*

nate said:

Yeah. These are definitely two of my favorite games ever, but they really effed it up. From missing sound effects and music (example: the fog horn doesn't play when James is running down the long staircase at the historical society... Kind of a big one), waaaay scaled-back fog to the point where you can clearly see the edge of the game world, to missing shadow effects and depth-of-field... Add to that, the first update patched 5.1 support OUT of the game... This has just been a horribly disappointing release.

Surly U Jest said:

"My real intention is SH is over."
Masahiro Ito.

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