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A-J
12-08-2007, 10:40 AM
http://kotaku.com/gaming/unconfirmed/silent-hill-0-gets-inevitable-ps2-port-331377.php

BLSR1
12-08-2007, 04:51 PM
:facepalm:

so glad I didn't buy a PSP.

Dot50Cal
12-08-2007, 05:02 PM
Awesome! Another reason why I shouldn't have bothered with a new PSP!

News Bot
12-08-2007, 05:11 PM
...

Well, atleast I downloaded it for the PSP. XD

Dot50Cal
12-08-2007, 05:21 PM
Thats not exactly something you want to advertise here.

BLSR1
12-08-2007, 05:31 PM
*Reloads shotgun*

News Bot
12-08-2007, 05:34 PM
What? I bought it eventually. =P

...At a reasonably lower price. XP

Umon Daisuke
12-08-2007, 08:35 PM
I had a gut feeling, and I'm glad I didn't get a PSP for the game. Hopefully the visuals will get touched up unlike past PSP to PS2 GTA ports.

rewak
12-08-2007, 09:13 PM
Wow, who couldn't see that coming! :\

BLSR1
12-08-2007, 11:34 PM
Wow, who couldn't see that coming! :\

blind/def people?

Darkmoon
12-09-2007, 04:13 AM
Sweet. Now I can own 'em all and avoid paying money for one of those accursed devil tools.

Skunky
12-09-2007, 05:09 AM
I think I tipped this, in a previous thread... (I'm so clever - _- )
It's not confirmed yet and it will be a good while before it's released. I'm glad it looks like it will happen, though. It's the smart and obvious move to make. The psp and ps2 are apparently technically similar machines (so I've heard), so ports arn't difficult to do.
With SH5 due out next year it's another way to milk the franchise and make even more sales.

Hopefully the visuals will get touched up unlike past PSP to PS2 GTA ports.
I thought Vice City Stories looked great on ps2! It actually became one of my favorite GTA's. But since I never played it on psp, you may be right (maybe it looked just as good on psp)...

A-J
12-09-2007, 06:02 AM
come on crisis core, come to daddy, dont make me buy a psp :(

MarkGrass
12-09-2007, 11:00 AM
Whew. It wasn't even two days ago that I was in GameStop and was about to buy it for the PSP...thanks for the news, A-J!


Hopefully the visuals will get touched up unlike past PSP to PS2 GTA ports.

I thought I was the only one who thought the GTA PSP-PS2 ports were visually shit.

A-J
12-09-2007, 11:58 AM
well, to be a bit fair, vice city stories looked okey-ish, liberty city stories i agree looked shit.

abbatoo
12-09-2007, 12:48 PM
Oh well, back to using my PSP as an E-book reader.:rollseyes

Stu
12-15-2007, 10:00 PM
The PSP will never compete in the handheld market if it's best titles are ported to PS2 all the time. It's getting boring now.

surgicalhorror
12-21-2007, 02:55 PM
Problem is that Silent Hill Origins was very poorly recieved. I've seen mediocore reviews across the board for it (anywhere from 5/10 to 6 out of 10). That's why I didn't bother with it.

Dot50Cal
12-21-2007, 04:23 PM
It was pretty faithful to the series though. A bit of a non-event in the main storyline, but the same could be said about Silent Hill 2. At least origins stuck with Alessa.

Stu
12-21-2007, 06:15 PM
I thought the reviews for Origins were pretty complimentary, ranging in the sevens to nines mostly. Personally i thought it's one of the better games in the series, genuinely delivers on the scares, and like Dot said, was faithful to the series.

Another reason why the PSP won't be able to compete i realised yesterday, is that now the best titles are appearing on places like the PSN Store and X-Box Live Arcade!

surgicalhorror
12-21-2007, 06:42 PM
No surprise here, yet again Big Stu feels compelled to contradict whatever Surgicalhorror says. Obviously you just want to be a dick.

Stu
12-21-2007, 06:51 PM
http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/psp/silenthillorigins?q=silent%20hill

A 78, that sure backs up my view of things rather than yours doesnt it?

surgicalhorror
12-21-2007, 06:53 PM
Gamespot gave it a 6.5 which backs up what I said. What's your damn point? Here's my point, let's not derail this thread.

Stu
12-21-2007, 06:57 PM
Here's my point, let's not derail this thread.

Was it not that you that implied i was disagreeing "because it's you" then? :rollseyes

surgicalhorror
12-21-2007, 06:59 PM
I'll say this one more time. Stop flamebaiting me and let's not derail this thread. I've said it already, your personal attacks are getting very tiresome. So are your games, you deliberately run after anything I say to flamebait me.

Stu
12-21-2007, 07:02 PM
let's not derail this thread

Twice you've said this now, even though it's YOU who derailed it in the first place. How do you not get how that works either?!

Ok, back on-topic now then?

Does anyone know if Brady/Prima/whoever are releasing a guide book for this game? I tend to pick up any lit i can find on the games or series' that i come back to and Origins will be no exception.

Gradon
12-24-2007, 07:58 AM
Sorry if this is a late two day reply, but Origins is worthy of an 8 atleast, Gamespot has been f-ing up lately, I mean, if Dementium got a higher rating (Which I've heard is very bad; but never played 'cause of being in UK), I'm sure Silent Hill Origins AT THE VERY LEAST deserves a 7.5, also, the game is very fun for it's replay value, it's up to par with Silent Hill 2, which is second best in my opinion, so, any reviews that state this game is bad, the people must be wack.

EDIT:
P.S: This game coming to PS2 is...controversial...well, I think thats the word lol.
It MIGHT come to PS2 due to sales, but might not due to it meaning the PSP has no good exclusives at ALL, which is not a very good thing, not even a Resident Evil is out for it, and SH0 could erm...the word...make them make an Resident Evil on PSP, but if It gets on PS2, what would be the point? No SH exclusive, no RE exclusive, no good PSP games.

rewak
12-28-2007, 09:27 AM
People thought the GTA exclusive would save the PSP. It didn't, and it got ported.

Umon Daisuke
12-28-2007, 11:22 PM
Looking at current worldwide sales of the PSP particularly Japan, while not neck to neck with the DS, it's doing very well.

Not my cup of tea, but it's selling. Though it's basically a console on the go, and a multimedia hub.

hd25
01-01-2008, 01:15 PM
Considering it's a prequel, oh you bet I'm getting this! Good thing I didn't buy a psp..

nemesis_lover
01-02-2008, 05:17 PM
its worth buying, that's all im saying ps2 version or psp it's all gd :)

Enrico Marini
01-06-2008, 05:56 PM
Well I saw it in the shops for PSP and thought oh good a use for my PSP. Stupidly I upgraded the firmware to 3.71 to play origins (it was at 1.5 I basically got a PSP cheap ages ago and dumped it into a draw :(). It is a good game.

If it gets some graphical tweaks I may be interested in purchasing it but only if it comes out on the PC.

nemesis_lover
01-07-2008, 01:53 PM
if it did come on the ps2, i would love for konami to add new stuff, like they did with silent hill 2 direct cut.

randomwab
01-08-2008, 04:58 AM
Silent Hill Origins PS2 will have the camera mapped to the right stick and possibly L2 and R2 side steps, and that will be the only new features. I'd also say it'll look terrible ,unless they planned the game while they were making it which i'm not too sure on, there are evidence that they did and didn't.

Infact, has the post been announced by Climax yet?

A-J
01-14-2008, 01:38 PM
all but an official announcement

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9301250&postcount=45

Skunky
01-14-2008, 04:36 PM
Later in that thread there's a link to pre-order it at amazon.com!
Says released March 4, for $29.99!
Can we say it's confirmed yet?

randomwab
01-15-2008, 04:15 AM
I wouldn't take an Amazon preorder as a confirmation, though I don't doubt it's coming. Pity. The game was such ass.

randomwab
01-24-2008, 11:42 AM
I tried to look for an official link to post on the front page as a news item but I couldn't see one. Odd.

A-J
01-24-2008, 02:22 PM
try this, it includes the PR statement

http://kotaku.com/347476/silent-hill-origins-heading-to-ps2

Rick Hunter
02-01-2008, 01:43 PM
It looks awful.
http://www.playfrance.com/news-ps2-silent-hill-origins-version-ps2-571471.html

Gradon
02-01-2008, 05:08 PM
That better not be the PS2 port, It looks utterly horrid.

Rick Hunter
02-01-2008, 05:12 PM
It is.

Mr_Zombie
02-01-2008, 05:28 PM
You didn't expect they will redo all graphics, did you? It looks as it should look - like a PSP->PS2 port. Just hope that in the final version the aliasing won't be so visible.

And, maybe I'm wrong, but I think they have updated Travis' and Lisa's models.

Rick Hunter
02-01-2008, 05:55 PM
You do not think, it's a fact. But it's still awful, even compared to Silent Hill 2 which was released... so many years ago.

randomwab
02-04-2008, 04:31 AM
Pretty funny how Silent Hill 3/4 were some of the best looking, if not thee best looking games on the Playstation 2, and now we are going backwards. It can't be helped though, it was a PSP game being moved to a bigger console. Just interesting to see the Playstation hit its peak with graphics at about 2004 or 2005 and to then see it get worse again with bad ports and shitty games ever since (bar God of War II).

But yeah, as horrible as it is to say, I don't care for this at all. Origins felt very much like "My First Silent Hill Fanstory".

TRUCKER TRAVIS WAS DRIVING TO SILENT HILL WHEN HE SAW GIRL IN A ROAD. GIRL RAN INTO SUDDEN FOG AND TRUCKER TRAVIS AM SAY "WAIT GIRL, I AM TO BE HELP". TRUCKER TRAVIS FOLLOWS GIRL TO BURNING HOUSE WERE HE SAY "I WILL HALP" AND RUN INTO THICK WARM FIRE. TRUCKER TRAVIS SEE SLICE OF BACON WITH EYES WHICH HE SAY "WILL DO FOR LATER" SO HE BRING HER OUTSIDE AND SET THE BURNED BODY ON DIRT POSSIBLY INFECTING WOUNDS. IDIOT.

A-J
02-04-2008, 06:47 AM
Pretty funny how Silent Hill 3/4 were some of the best looking, if not thee best looking games on the Playstation 2,

silent hill 3 is imo still one of the best looking games of the entire last generation.


Just interesting to see the Playstation hit its peak with graphics at about 2004 or 2005

FFXII 2006 (december), GOWII 2007 :p

just saying.

randomwab
02-04-2008, 08:21 AM
FFXII 2006 (december), GOWII 2007 :p

just saying.

I mentioned GoWII in my post :lol: But yeah, Final Fantasy is another good one, as well as some other stuff like Devil May Cry 3, Metal Gear Solid 3, Shdow of the Colossus, Yakuza ect, but in general, Silent Hill 3 (and to a point, Silent Hill 4) were some of the first games to really peak in terms of graphics, and only a handful of games were able to match or go beyond this in the 4 or so years since. Team Silent really knew the Playstation 2. It's a pity they're not working on projects together anymore.

A-J
02-04-2008, 01:57 PM
konami in general imo were the top dogs with the ps2, just 1 year into it they released MGS2 that can still hold against most (wii) titles.

Mr_Zombie
02-04-2008, 03:14 PM
BTW. Is Team Silent working on anything now?

Gradon
02-04-2008, 04:13 PM
Nope.
Origins = Climax.
5 = Some new people.

New Installment = Team Silent?

I don't know, but I don't think so.

randomwab
02-04-2008, 05:17 PM
Team Silent doesn't exist anymore, hasn't existed in it's original form since Silent Hill 2. Most of the members were moved to other projects within Konami or left after Silent Hill 2, some got to work on Silent Hill 4 though. But yeah, they've all been merged into different areas of Konami, for which reason makes me hate Metal Gear Solid 4.

Skunky
02-08-2008, 12:14 AM
I don't think it looks THAT bad. It's a psp port after all and they were never going to polish the whole game up for ps2. It still looks very playable to me and I'll be getting it. I wouldn't care if it was just a straight port because I don't have a psp, so I'm just glad that I can get it and play it. But then, I still occasionally play ps1 games so graphics aren't everything. I find that after 10mins I kinda just adjust to the graphical standard of whatever I'm playing...

As for the downgrading of ps2 standards over the last few years. It might be a trend but with SO many 100s/1000s of games, good and bad, I'm not really sure.
I agree with randomwab's exceptions and also would include Burnout3 & Revenge, Black, Test Drive Unlimited, Fatal Frame 3, Haunting Ground and I'm sure there'd be others if I thought about it more.
Yes, there's plenty of crappy games and ports but the ps2 has done pretty damn good, even in it's twilight years and has had an amazing lifespan and service of good games (8 years and counting...)

A-J
02-08-2008, 04:00 AM
and we've got another god of war (port) to look forward to in december :p

yes, mark my words.

chrism3784
02-17-2008, 11:10 PM
Looks ok to me, could be worse.

RE-Hiro
02-18-2008, 02:27 AM
Looks ok to me, could be worse.


i don't think it could be worse, those ghraphics are pretty sh*ty. i hope they "make it up", even just a little!!:uhh:

randomwab
02-18-2008, 04:08 AM
Looks ok to me, could be worse.

You're right, it could be worse. I just hope they have a widescreen option (seems likely as that was the native resolution the game was built upon) and will have a nice sharp image. The game had some pretty fantastic Anti-Aliasing on the PSP at the cost of some graphics, compared to something like Crisis Core which has excellent graphics but horrible aliasing, sp I hope they use the extra PS2 power to give a constant sharp image.

kevstah2004
02-19-2008, 04:12 AM
She looks like a man wtf

A-J
02-19-2008, 08:15 AM
thats because its a MAN .. man !

http://www.forthegoodtimes.com/images/Austin.jpg

RE-Hiro
02-19-2008, 12:38 PM
WTF???? o.O

A-J
02-19-2008, 01:23 PM
i assume you haven't seen austin powers ?