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  • Summary: While the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can beWhile the game shares its twisting plot with the original PlayStation game, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories takes a different path in many, many ways. Characters can be approached but offer different responses and be found in different places, while new clues and gameplay paths can be followed. The title follows Harry Mason, as he attempts to unravel the mystery of his missing daughter, Cheryl. A broken man, Mason’s investigations lead him to the mist-shrouded, snowy streets of Silent Hill: a malevolent town where the shadows play host to a wealth of evil, misshapen creatures. Designed to make full use of the Wii's unique controllers, Silent Hill: Shattered Memories uses the Wii Remote as a torch and cell phone as Mason looks for clues. The torch is vital for scouring the darkened, abandoned buildings of Silent Hill, while the phone acts as a secondary user interface, allowing the player to access maps via its GPS capabilities and take pictures of interesting elements. Likewise, the Wii Remote also can be used to pick up, examine and manipulate items to solve puzzles along the journey. Such technology was not available when the original Silent Hill was released in 1999, and its inclusion showcases Konami’s determination to enhance the playing experience with new, available technology. Also new to Shattered Memories is a psyche profile element, which monitors every aspect of player’s reactions - from where they explore first, items that have been examined, and their reaction to those they meet. Small visual elements will also be altered slightly, adding to the oppressing atmosphere where nothing is what it seems. The psyche profile will adapt Harry’s actions as and when he meets normal-looking people or the game's many inhuman denizens. [Konami] Expand
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 56
  2. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. While Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is a total departure in every way from what Konami proper had started, it manages to reinvigorate the series. This "re-imagining" could have been a story rehash, instead we get a brilliantly deep game with subtle subtext and surprising symbolism.
  2. It’s one of the most innovative and enjoyable survival horrors for many a year.
  3. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories is without a doubt one of the year’s finest games, and is another example of a well made third-party game for the Wii.
  4. Nintendo Power
    80
    So though it may not be the unqualified success we were hoping for, Shattered memories proves an audacious and ultimately compelling experiment. [Holiday 2009, p.84]
  5. This reimagining significantly alters the Silent Hill formula, but for those willing to put up with the occasional frustrating chase sequence, Shattered Memories is a masterpiece of atmosphere and storytelling that demands your attention.
  6. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories gets a lot right, and just a couple of major things wrong. If you're in the mood for spine tingling uneasiness, and can bear some frustration, be sure to play this one.
  7. 50
    It's an incredibly original and ambitious project, but the weight of its problems, both old and new, keep it from being much more than a nostalgic love letter addressed to diehard series fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 68
  2. Negative: 8 out of 68
  1. StevenS
    Dec 11, 2009
    10
    This is way far one of the most intense experiences of I've ever play in any game. The chase scenes work so well. You're defiantly This is way far one of the most intense experiences of I've ever play in any game. The chase scenes work so well. You're defiantly running for your life in those. The atmosphere feels really good. I'll even compare it to Bioshock and Metroid Prime when it comes to that. Some people may get turned off by not having any weapons but this game is down right amazing. The ending left me with such a shock, I couldn't believe my eyes and ears. This is a game that people must play with an open mind. Good job Climax studios. PS Why would that person give a well deserving game a zero? Expand
  2. May 2, 2021
    10
    Es mi juego favorito de todos los tiempos, combina a la perfección los momentos de suspense junto a los momentos de escape. El enfoqueEs mi juego favorito de todos los tiempos, combina a la perfección los momentos de suspense junto a los momentos de escape. El enfoque psicológico que tiene el juego es algo que no se suele ver, y modifica bastante la experiencia según juegues. Sí es verdad que no sería un Silent Hill al uso, pero una excelente aventura gráfica. La banda sonora es de 10. El apartado técnico de Wii es increíble, tanto si miramos al título en solitario o lo comparamos con otros títulos de la plataforma. Expand
  3. Apr 4, 2012
    10
    My absolute favorite survival horror game of all time. Mind blowing graphics and effects and a truly involved, dark story with many twistsMy absolute favorite survival horror game of all time. Mind blowing graphics and effects and a truly involved, dark story with many twists depending on how you play and answer the psych profiles. A melancholy game for those with true "mature" tastes. Expand
  4. JamesK
    Dec 11, 2009
    9
    It may be short, but after the first play through you will be absolutely compelled to begin a second... and if you do things a bit It may be short, but after the first play through you will be absolutely compelled to begin a second... and if you do things a bit differently, the possibilities really open up. It's far from perfect, but it does so many fresh things that work so well for it that the little annoyances here and there become downright petty. As an industry, we need more games like this. Expand
  5. Feb 3, 2018
    8
    It is a good game. Nice graphics, nice voice acting, good horror atmosphere. The soundtrack is sad and emotive and finally the ending isIt is a good game. Nice graphics, nice voice acting, good horror atmosphere. The soundtrack is sad and emotive and finally the ending is breathtaking. However the game is too short with few enemies. There are no bosses and you only have to run and run. A rare but incomplete gem. Expand
  6. May 25, 2022
    7
    Никанон? Да и хрен с ним! Я буду включать саундтреки из этой душной игры вовремя!
  7. JosephN
    Dec 16, 2009
    0
    I actually think this is a 5 or a 6. However, seeing "voice acting is bang on" makes me think that the developers are playing up the rating I actually think this is a 5 or a 6. However, seeing "voice acting is bang on" makes me think that the developers are playing up the rating here. The game isn't even out in Europe and "bang on" is not an expression that is commonly used in America. Just rent the game and see if you want to buy it.. Graphics are decent but its not scary enough to warrant multiple playthroughs. Expand

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