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Silent Hill: Homecoming (360): $24.99 w/FS @ NewEgg.com


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#1 shrike4242

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:07 PM

Looks like NewEgg.com dropped the price on Silent Hill Homecoming for the 360 down to $24.99 w/FS:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16874149012

#2 karkyco

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:17 PM

Nice price...that's a good find, Shrike. Too bad it's not the PS3 version which is what I'd bite on...:cry:

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#3 rapsodist

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:22 PM

Not bad, but I''ll keep checking Target to see if I can grab it for $15.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:23 PM

I noticed that yesterday....still would like to see it go under $20.00. :)

#5 clok1966

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

Having never played any of the series, and only seeing the movie (and I did like the movie somewhat for its sureal look), how is this game? What style of game, Like Res Evil 4 (sorry havent played 5 yet)?

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#6 shrike4242

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 09:54 PM

Nice price...that's a good find, Shrike. Too bad it's not the PS3 version which is what I'd bite on...:cry:

Oh they have it on sale.

For $56.99 w/FS.

Don't worry, I did check on the PS3 version before I posted, and would've tossed into the post if it was cheaper.

#7 neonglow

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:11 PM

Which version is the best one? 360 or PS3?

#8 morphineseason

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

Which version is the one to have? 360 or PS3?


There's not really any difference aside from 360 having achievements and the PS3 version not having trophies. I personally got it on the PS3 awhile back, but the controls are fairly different from the past Silent Hills, so now I wish I had gotten it for the 360 for the achievements.

As far the game itself, it's better than most reviewers say. I thought the cutscenes stayed true to the style of the series and the "other world" was pretty atmospheric for the most part. My only complaints would be that most of the game is on the easy side and it's pretty short. I also thought the majority of the puzzles were just flat out DUMB. They were either too easy or they were fuse box puzzles that didn't make any sense, to the point of being unsolvable without cheating, and offered zero entertainment value.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:23 PM

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#10 EmilyBabe

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:34 PM

I noticed that yesterday....still would like to see it go under $20.00. :)


Same here. I hope to get it at around $15 or so.
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#11 rpgamer92

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:30 AM

thanks for sharing, newegg doesn't always have great deals but when they do their great!


#12 knightbeauchamp

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:32 AM

this has been this price at newegg since December 08, i've posted it twice myself and several others have as well. It comes and goes... but im pretty sure soon it will stay around twenty.
But ... its a good reminder....
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#13 shrike4242

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:38 AM

this has been this price at newegg since December 08, i've posted it twice myself and several others have as well. It comes and goes... but im pretty sure soon it will stay around twenty.
But ... its a good reminder....

Actually, it's been $26.99 previous to today, so this is the cheapest it's been yet.

#14 Someone123

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:42 AM

Why is it always only the 360 version that is on sale for multiplatform games

#15 mary_at_gamefunk

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:50 AM

Having never played any of the series, and only seeing the movie (and I did like the movie somewhat for its sureal look), how is this game? What style of game, Like Res Evil 4 (sorry havent played 5 yet)?

Clok


I just posted a review on the game here. I wish I'd only paid $24.99 for it. It definitely has the "silent hill" look, but everything else is lacking.

#16 SmileyMcSmiles

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:02 AM

I just posted a review on the game here. I wish I'd only paid $24.99 for it. It definitely has the "silent hill" look, but everything else is lacking.


I got this game for free on PS3, but have yet to play. I'm a huge SH fan (and overall survival horror games/horror movie fan), so thanks mary_at_gamefunk...you may be extremely cute, but your review makes me and puppies around the world cry.

#17 mary_at_gamefunk

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:10 AM

I got this game for free on PS3, but have yet to play. I'm a huge SH fan (and overall survival horror games/horror movie fan), so thanks mary_at_gamefunk...you may be extremely cute, but your review makes me and puppies around the world cry.


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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:15 AM

Uh...UH...This is gonna be a tough one to buy or not.

#19 kyle4404

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:23 AM

For those curious about getting the game, I just beat it a couple of days ago and it was better than I expected it to be.

The controls are better than previous silent hill games and the game was pretty atmospheric. I enjoyed the simple puzzles and pacing and the characters were fairly interesting.

The only con I have about the game was that the save points were fairly far in-between. I just hate playing a game where I want to go to bed and I cant save until I get to a predetermined spot, but that is just a personal gripe.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 01:41 AM

Agree with the couple of guys here who found it better than expected. I loved the previous SH games and was kinda wary initially when the game got mixed reviews (some did rate it very highly though.. 1UP I think scored it well), but I went ahead and got it anyway.

Great atmosphere and it does control a lot better than previous SH games. Probably the best SH I've played since SH2.

#21 dg7md

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:04 AM

Good price but still waiting for 10 or so before I bite.

#22 emeraldgsl

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:07 AM

Got it at Target for $15 last week. Pretty weak game. Graphics are not up to par with todays titles. If you're on the fence...I would recommend renting it..takes like 2-3 days to beat and the Replay value isn't there.
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#23 Perfect*Ending

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:15 AM

I'd say $25 is worth it. Decent game, great atmosphere. Any less than $25 is even better, but not above $30.
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#24 gobz

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:36 AM

Thanks OP. Rented it, and beat it but i'd like to have a sealed one for the archives.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:35 AM

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Although I don't entirely agree with your review, I think it was a good first effort. The one thing I'm curious about is why the locked doors seemed to ruin your experience so much. Locked doors have been a "problem" in every single Silent Hill game, and so have the few and far between save points (although save points did seem a little further apart in Homecoming).

The game has its flaws, but I just find it hard to believe that someone that enjoyed the original games so much waits until now to complain about locked doors and save points. If anything the locked doors were less frustrating in Homecoming because the game is so much more linear than the previous titles.

#26 Young Deezy

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:39 AM

Silent Hill is an amazing game and all, but please guys, DO NOT BUY IT.

Ever since I beat it, I have been having a different gloomier view on life, the game still gives me nightmares.

Yeah, silly that such a video game can do that to me.

#27 knightbeauchamp

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:04 PM

Silent Hill is an amazing game and all, but please guys, DO NOT BUY IT.

Ever since I beat it, I have been having a different gloomier view on life, the game still gives me nightmares.

Yeah, silly that such a video game can do that to me.


First i did the same thing when I was younger, freaking out over horror:hot:, and am still addicted to the Horror genre. But you said "..a different gloomier view on life" If the game was depressing you ... and though I hate to say it. You might need to stay away from Horror games or limit your exposure to them, especially if it freaked you out bad enough to tell others to stay away and if they effect your Long term view. <unless by stay away your just trying to promote it>
When I was in school I minored in psychology. One of the studies we had to review was about the long term effects of media. Albeit the study was extreme and focused on things "like" daniel pearls execution as well as the cult classic faces of death. Some people who were exposed to this type of display had long term ill effects. During the viewing experiment most people had raised blood pressure to dangerous levels ... 180/140 range. Especially unhealthy participants have higher risk of physical damage. Its why you never through a surprise birthday party for a Fat person. ;)You can kill em... ;)
But with that said, I love the horror genre:bouncy:, I love the way it is exciting and makes you have the fight or flight condition evoked. Which is hard to find in today's society and is a natural part of our genetic makeup. So if your healthy, and just exagerating the effects have fun with it. But if you are depressed a month after the game and or feel any unusual paranoia go see your docter.
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:17 PM

This is by...I can't remember who. I'm not sure whether I'd like it or not. I loved the original, I mean I thought it was brilliant, though insanely scary. The second one I thought was simultaneously way too scary, but also in a kind of cheap way.

Waaaaaaay scarier than the Resident Evil games for the person who asked that. RE I like, these...hmm.
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#29 YONKE

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

my last survival horror game i have beated was silent hill back in the ps era.... but i feel i dont have the guts to play survival horror again...... i tried resident evil 4 on my Gamecube at launch and stop playing it after a few hours.....i know bioshock is not a scariest game but trying to confront my fear & weakness to survival horror with the big daddys..... and yes i suck =[
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Posted 19 March 2009 - 05:02 PM

Nah uh! I think the Silent Hill games probably go too far for me, and I wouldn't want every game to have as oppressive an atmosphere as like Bioshock or F.E.A.R. or something.
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