If you still haven’t been convinced not to buy the Silent Hill HD Collection, do yourself a favor and at least pick up the PlayStation 3 version. Konami has addressed the multitudes of problems that plagued the initial release, but only the PlayStation 3 version of the game will be patched. All plans for an Xbox 360 patch have been canceled thanks to “technical issues and resources.”
The Silent Hill HD Collection was released to horrid reviews after critics noticed countless problems in textures, audio synching with the voice acting and noticeable frame rate drops during key moments of the games. Lazy programers ported the games from incomplete codes, resulting in the horrible mess and losing all of the positive press Konami gained from their wonderful Metal Gear Solid HD Collection.
Understanding the issues some users are experiencing, KONAMI issued a title update for Silent Hill HD Collection (PS3), which fixed frame rate issues as well as audio-synching and other reported issues. KONAMI apologizes to any players who are continuing to experience these issues on the XBOX 360 sku.
Shame shame on Konami who should have avoided the problem by handling the ports with more care in the first place. If you’re struggling to keep some form of relevance in the gaming market, angering the fans of one of your last good franchises is not the way to go. Castlevania and Metal Gear can only get you so far, and now you’ve put he whole Zone of the Enders HD Collection in question.
Joystiq has even received confirmation that Konami will keep the broken Xbox 360 version on the market. But hey, at least they are sorry.
Ugh…Play the original PlayStation 2 discs if you need a Silent Hill 2 or Silent Hill 3 fix. They are both masterpieces of horror and still hold up nicely. Don’t throw anymore money at them for this disappointing disaster.