Published on Sep 4, 2012 by TwinPerfectChannel
“In here is a tragedy, art thou player or audience?” The Silent Hill HD Collection is a disaster. You all know this. But we don’t think you realize just how much of a disaster it is… For best results, watch in 720.
This review details almost every problem we could find with the Collection, save the new voiceoveracting. That’s for the Analysis. Watch that next, yo.
Thanks to all our fans who donated! This would never have happened without you. We hope the 2 hours and 10 minutes that follow are worth your money (HINT: They are) :D
This has to be Twin Perfects best video. I can seriously say I agree with it 100 percent. This video is layed out very well and really brings Konami’s most obvious mistakes to the forefront.
You might be asking why some companies don’t just pay the deed and fix the game. Well, one of the reasons a lot of companies don’t patch their games is due to certification and patching royalty fees, yes, those exist. According to DoubleFine’s Tim Schafer, the average cost per patch can run a publisher about $40,000. For Konami that’s chump change, but they’re not biting. It’s at least good of the company to compensate those who ended up with a broken game that won’t be getting fixed. It’s also very telling when a much smaller company like Atlus wasted no time in helping Arc System Works get a patch out for Persona 4 Arena following its buggy launch this past Tuesday.
Konami just sent me this E-mail in response to my request for a videogame:
Dear Konami Customer,
Thank you for contacting Konami Customer Support. We are not offering free videogames, but we will honor and extend the warranty should you wish to exchange your game. Do you have your original proof of purchase?
Konami Customer Support
Hours of Operation:
Mon-Fri 8:30AM to 5:00PM PST
Thank you for this. I hate it when people spread rumours as if they were news.
Konami announced yesterday that they will not be releasing any further patches for the xbox 360 version of the Silent Hill HD collection.
For those of you who are like me and purchased the Xbox 360 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection NEW and still have a receipt to prove it, if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your displeasure about the lack of further patches, you will be presented with a list of select games to choose a free copy from. The list is below. While not a great selection, its still better than nothing.
BEYBLADE: METAL FUSION (Hudson)
BEYBLADE: METAL MASTERS (Hudson)
Deca Sports (Hudson)
Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D’s World Championship 2011 Over the Nexus
I am a bit sceptical about this, but I hope it’s true.
SILENT HILL HD COLLECTION PATCHED ON PS3, XBOX OWNERS ARE TOLD “SO LONG, AND THANKS FOR ALL THE FISH”
Okay, so maybe that’s not the official statement from Konami but it’s pretty close. Konami has confirmed that they will not be patching the Xbox 360 version of the Silent Hill HD Collection due to “technical issues and resources…and apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the Xbox 360.”
While this isn’t the happy ending that Xbox users hoped for, it is good news for PlayStation owners (who experienced the lion’s share of bugginess). The latest patch should fix frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues.
What does this say about Konami’s commitment to their loyal fans? Nothing. It isn’t personal and the issues that affected Xbox users paled in comparison to the ones that plagued the PlayStation 3. In a tight economy where every dollar saved means that it can be invested in new games/franchises it makes the most sense.
If you’ve been waiting to pickup Silent Hill HD Collection there’s no time like the present. You can read our full review on the HD Collection here.
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I am not supporting this by any means, but I gotta say that the failures in the PS3 version were horrendous and made it impossible to play. I heard that in Xbox360 it was a lot better.
So I can kinda understand this. Kinda.
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As I said, the patch fixed many things but it still has bugs. Some of them are funny, though, like this one from the video I’ve just taken.
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I put this video together with a bit here and there from the beginning of both SH2 and SH3 in the HD collection, after patching.
I hope you enjoy it.
Edit: During the scene where Heather is running upstairs, there is some sound out of synch. This is my fault, as this happened while putting the video together. In the game such lack of synch doesn’t exist.
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Today, a patch for HD Collection was released. I am going to play both, SH2 and SH3 to let you know about what they fixed and sadly, about what they DID NOT fix.
I’ve taken a bunch of videos and pictures, to illustrate what’s better and what’s not so much better. At this point, the worst points have to do with SH2.
First is the intro, and the CGs in general. They are stretched and pixellized AND losing color quality even. If you play the intro with the new dubbing, you will also hear the voice acting ONLY during the jail scene. Which is sad.
Second, the translation mistakes. There are still a lot of translation mistakes if you play the Spanish version, mistakes that make me want to burn my eyes. I guess they couldn’t care less about it.
Positive things (pics and videos to come):
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As seen here:
In my interview with Tomm Hulett and Adam Teirney, Tomm stated that the Silent Hill HD Collection patch will be the first to arrive. “The HD Collection patch is coming along pretty well, so you should look forward to that soon. The Downpour patch is being worked on; so you should get the HD Collection one first.” said Tomm.
headstrongwolf asked: I've played through about half of SH3 so far, and I've had no glitches so far. Though the framerate drop is noticable to me, it's quite livable, considering it's only a few frames. Other than that, I've had no other glitches.
Well that’s good to know! SH2 is full of glitches…
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