silent hill 1 is probably my favorite game of all time, and i find the PS1 graphics gorgeous. any other SH fans? (media.kbin.social)
from minnieo@kbin.social to retrogaming@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 05:49
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#playstation #ps1 #retro #retrogaming #silent

GONADS125@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 05:54 next collapse

The graphics aged gracefully, but I wouldn’t call them beautiful. I would definitely say the lighting is beautifully done tho. That’s what really completes the atmosphere imo.

minnieo@kbin.social on 08 Dec 2023 06:55 collapse

personally, im a huge fan of ps1 graphics so this may be unique to me and others like me. its certainly beautiful to me haha

Lmaydev@programming.dev on 08 Dec 2023 10:53 next collapse

I feel you. Warcraft 3’s original graphics will always have a special place even if they are trash by today’s standards.

I think nostalgia plays a big part.

GONADS125@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:26 collapse

Oh no I get that. It really just depends on the game for me. Parasite Eve 2 is one of the prettiest games ever to me. There is something special about that era and the level of detail they were able to paint with the limited graphics.

Also realizing there’s the missing ingredient of a CRT screen, which is what brings it all together. Might change my tune seeing Silent Hill on a proper screen again.

RightHandOfIkaros@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 06:11 next collapse

I like the visuals and gameplay, but Silent Hill 2 will reign as the supreme Silent Hill game. The remake won’t hold a candle to the original. Literal lightning in a bottle that cannot be recaptured.

jeffw@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 06:12 next collapse

I get why people love SH2, but I don’t get why people overlook the original. And they’re remaking SH2 and skipping the original, which is sad imo

AceQuorthon@lemmy.dbzer0.com on 08 Dec 2023 06:44 next collapse

Now what this needs is a remake that removes all of the charm and atmosphere

Lunar@lemmy.wtf on 08 Dec 2023 11:03 next collapse

With microtransactions by Konami.

Agent641@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:39 collapse

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Lunar@lemmy.wtf on 08 Dec 2023 12:03 collapse

Power to the player!

echo64@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 14:40 collapse

they already made one, today is the 14th anniversary of it, so I’m pretty sure it counts as Retro too

F4stL4ne@programming.dev on 08 Dec 2023 07:08 next collapse

I replayed recently and it’s still a blast!

minnieo@kbin.social on 08 Dec 2023 14:58 collapse

i need to play it again. what's your fave part? i have to say midwich elementary is mine, because it terrified me so much. i also enjoyed the hospital

F4stL4ne@programming.dev on 10 Dec 2023 07:57 collapse

Hospital and Nowhere are my fav areas. I like also the city at night in the dark world, it gives a really great madness atmosphere.

Shelbyeileen@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 07:32 next collapse

This and fatal frame gave me nightmares as a little girl. I need to play them both again.

ExtraMedicated@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:32 next collapse

Both SH1, and Fatal Frame are two of the very few games that gave me an actual sense of dread while playing. Most horror games don’t even come close.

calavera@lemm.ee on 08 Dec 2023 11:55 collapse

Fatal Frame 2 was so good, gave me a lot of goosebumps playing it back then

squiblet@kbin.social on 08 Dec 2023 07:39 next collapse

I never had a PS1 but had always heard of this game and wanted to play it, so I did it on emu a few years ago. Thought it was pretty cool... gameplay wise, kind like the evolution of the Genesis game Flashback.

Lunar@lemmy.wtf on 08 Dec 2023 11:04 next collapse

I am playing through it at the moment.

DaMonsterKnees@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:27 next collapse

Someone didn’t like your contribution, friend, although for the life of me, I can’t glean why. Oh well, you have my support.

Lunar@lemmy.wtf on 08 Dec 2023 11:30 collapse

Thanks!

minnieo@kbin.social on 08 Dec 2023 14:55 collapse

enjoy! it's such a unique experience

Lunar@lemmy.wtf on 08 Dec 2023 18:52 collapse

Yeah. It’s one of the only Silent Hill games I haven’t finished. I am enjoying it.

FlavoredButtHair@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:24 next collapse

Playing this and RE1 was scary at night. Fun, but scary.

greedytacothief@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 11:30 next collapse

I love that PS1 horror/aesthetic is making a comeback in the indie scene

BurningnnTree@lemmy.one on 08 Dec 2023 15:10 next collapse

I agree, I’ve always thought Silent Hill is the best looking game of the PS1/N64 era.

Duchess@yiffit.net on 08 Dec 2023 16:17 next collapse

Silent Hill and Metal Gear Solid make very, very good use of PS1 hardware and the stylistic choices just enhance that. The abstract textures of silent hill make everything look fleshy or rusty. MGS has that cool shadowy look which is perfect for sneaking.

o__math@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 16:38 next collapse

I’m more of an classic RE guy, and maybe it’s nostalgia, but there is something that feels like home with these graphics. I’ve seen some modern games emulate them very well and with the right design they can crank up the creepy/scary factor.

woelkchen@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 20:03 next collapse

It’s a completely different genre but if you are fine with FPS games, you may wanna check out Incision. It’s art style might be up your alley:

(I’m NOT affiliated with the game or the reviewer in any way, it just seems to be the latest review while all the others are from when early access launched.)

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namelivia@lemmy.world on 08 Dec 2023 23:32 next collapse

I really liked silent hill 1 but to me silent hill 2 was even better

ThatWeirdGuy1001@lemmy.world on 09 Dec 2023 00:49 collapse

Did they ever remaster silent hill? I’d love to play it as I never have but I doubt I could handle the gameplay