History VideoGame / SilentHillHomecoming

24th Nov '16 4:09:39 AM Morgenthaler
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''Silent Hill: Homecoming'' is the fifth main title in the SilentHill series, which swung back and forth between ''Silent Hill V'' and ''Silent Hill: Homecoming'' before settling on the latter. It is the second ''SilentHill'' game to be produced by an American company.

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''Silent Hill: Homecoming'' is the fifth main title in the SilentHill ''Franchise/SilentHill'' series, which swung back and forth between ''Silent Hill V'' and ''Silent Hill: Homecoming'' before settling on the latter. It is the second ''SilentHill'' ''Silent Hill'' game to be produced by an American company.
27th Oct '16 8:47:45 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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** UFO: [[spoiler:Alex defeats Amnion, is reunited with Elle, and they are abducted by aliens.]]

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** UFO: [[spoiler:Alex defeats Amnion, is reunited with Elle, and they are abducted by aliens. Somewhat controversially, it is actually quite possible to stumble upon this ending during a first playthrough of the game, where previous games in the series only allowed for it in NewGamePlus.]]
2nd Sep '16 4:10:31 PM bt8257
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This installment is tied in several ways to the series's roots: it does away with inventory limitations (except for a cap on ammunition), it has unbreakable weapons, and it also features other characteristics of the [[VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins more recent games]]. It has a similar atmosphere to ''Silent Hills'' [[SilentHill1 1]] and [[SilentHill3 3]] (straight up horror without the lingering melancholy of the [[SilentHill2 second game]]), and it continues the series tradition of multiple endings (at least one of which is as absurd as you would expect). Alex's military past makes the combat more complex, with melee combos and dodging attacks being a major element of the gameplay. Unlike previous series protagonists, Alex can also actually aim firearms, which comes in handy.

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This installment is tied in several ways to the series's roots: it does away with inventory limitations (except for a cap on ammunition), it has unbreakable weapons, and it also features other characteristics of the [[VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins more recent games]]. It has a similar atmosphere to ''Silent Hills'' [[SilentHill1 [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 1]] and [[SilentHill3 [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 3]] (straight up horror without the lingering melancholy of the [[SilentHill2 second game]]), and it continues the series tradition of multiple endings (at least one of which is as absurd as you would expect). Alex's military past makes the combat more complex, with melee combos and dodging attacks being a major element of the gameplay. Unlike previous series protagonists, Alex can also actually aim firearms, which comes in handy.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Australian release of the game (after initially being [[BannedInChina banned]]) had several scenes altered in an attempt to make them seem less violent. During the torture scene, a hospital bed is placed in front of the camera, obscuring [[spoiler:the drill penetrating Alex's leg]]. Shortly after, when [[spoiler:Alex shoves the drill through Judge Holloway's jaw]], the screen is changed to black with only the sound left intact. In addition, when [[spoiler:Holloway]] falls to the floor, the drill is missing entirely. Also, when [[spoiler:Adam]] is killed by the Bogeyman, the gory remains vanish altogether.

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* {{Bowdlerise}}: The Australian release of the game (after initially being [[BannedInChina banned]]) had several scenes altered in an attempt to make them seem less violent. During the torture scene, a hospital bed is placed in front of the camera, obscuring [[spoiler:the drill penetrating Alex's leg]]. Shortly after, when [[spoiler:Alex shoves the drill through Judge Holloway's jaw]], the screen is changed to black with only the sound left intact. In addition, when [[spoiler:Holloway]] falls to the floor, the drill is missing entirely. Also, when [[spoiler:Adam]] is killed by the Bogeyman, the gory remains vanish altogether.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjgP0U5Fx4&t=1609s The entire Hell House segment]] is glitched to all hell.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA30AIHIKqk&t=3618s It's possible to go out of bounds at any time.]]
** During the fight against [[spoiler:Scarlet Fitch]], it's possible that [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZQVYjNsOic#t=228s the second phase of the battle simply won't begin.]]
** And then we just have fun ones like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJaN56_jRgw&t=592 this,]] where [[spoiler:shoddy pathing and collision detection results in two hell-hounds stacking on top of one another and rocking out]].

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKjgP0U5Fx4&t=1609s The entire Hell House segment]] is glitched to all hell.
** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA30AIHIKqk&t=3618s It's possible to go out of bounds at any time.]]
** During the fight against [[spoiler:Scarlet Fitch]], it's possible that [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZQVYjNsOic#t=228s com/watch?v=tZQVYjNsOic&t=3m48s the second phase of the battle simply won't begin.]]
** And then we just have fun ones like [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJaN56_jRgw&t=592 this,]] where [[spoiler:shoddy pathing and collision detection results in two hell-hounds stacking on top of one another and rocking out]].



** Also, [[spoiler:Mayor Bartlett and Doctor Fitch were forced to sacrifice their own children as part of the pact. Judge Holloway did the same; however, unlike the former two, she didn't seem to feel any guilt about killing Nora.]]

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** Also, [[spoiler:Mayor Bartlett and Doctor Fitch were forced to sacrifice their own children as part of the pact. Judge Holloway did the same; however, unlike the former two, she didn't seem to feel any guilt guilty about killing Nora.]]



* NothingIsScarier: As always with the Silent Hill franchise, some of the most unnerving moments are where you're just exploring the desolate areas rather than fighting monsters. In fact, many of the Otherworld areas in Homecoming are surprisingly monster-free.

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* NothingIsScarier: As always with the Silent Hill this franchise, some of the most unnerving moments are where you're just exploring the desolate areas rather than fighting monsters. In fact, many of the Otherworld areas in Homecoming are surprisingly monster-free.



** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F9bKM-5qA8 Lurker]] - Monster with scythe-like claws, fused torso, and a VaginaDentata mouth. [[ParanoiaFuel Emerges from water only for an agile strike.]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhN_nJnKqIY Needler]] - Fleshy, insectile creature with legs and arms replaced with sharp blades to walk around. A shark-mawed head rears between its double-jointed limbs.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHgf79wwKVs Siam]] - A hulking beast that appears as a man and woman fused back-to-back with bondage gear. Her bound arms jut over his head like a fleshy horn. [[CaptainObvious Symbolic?]]

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** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F9bKM-5qA8 Lurker]] - Monster with scythe-like claws, fused torso, and a VaginaDentata mouth. [[ParanoiaFuel Emerges from water only for an agile strike.]]
** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhN_nJnKqIY Needler]] - Fleshy, insectile creature with legs and arms replaced with sharp blades to walk around. A shark-mawed head rears between its double-jointed limbs.
** [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHgf79wwKVs Siam]] - A hulking beast that appears as a man and woman fused back-to-back with bondage gear. Her bound arms jut over his head like a fleshy horn. [[CaptainObvious Symbolic?]]



* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: Shortly before the final boss fight, the game provides Alex with three health drinks in the same room. [[SarcasmMode Nope, not suspicious at all]].
* ThirdPersonFlashback: Averted. All flashbacks is in the first person.

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* SuspiciousVideogameGenerosity: Shortly before the final boss fight, the game provides Alex with three health drinks in the same room. [[SarcasmMode Nope, not suspicious suspicious]] ''[[SarcasmMode at all]].
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* ThirdPersonFlashback: Averted. All flashbacks is are in the first person.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Alex, overlaps with SpannerInTheWorks. When the founders left Silent Hill to found Shepherd's Glenn, The Order made them swear to perform a human sacrifice every 50 years to appease their God. In the case of the Shepherd Family, Alex. However, when Alex accidentally kills his brother Josh, his parents cannot bear to lose him too, and refuse to sacrifice him. This breaks the pact, and causes Silent Hill to invade Shepherd's Glenn; triggering the events of the game.]]

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Alex, overlaps with SpannerInTheWorks. When the founders left Silent Hill to found Shepherd's Glenn, Glen, The Order made them swear to perform a human sacrifice every 50 years to appease their God. In the case of the Shepherd Family, Alex. However, when Alex accidentally kills his brother Josh, his parents cannot bear to lose him too, and refuse to sacrifice him. This breaks the pact, and causes Silent Hill to invade Shepherd's Glenn; Glen; triggering the events of the game.game's events.]]
19th Apr '16 8:19:48 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* [[spoiler: BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order. Partly justified with Bartlett, since he's drunk by the time you finally get to speak with him.]]

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* [[spoiler: BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Everyone [[spoiler:Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order. Partly justified with Bartlett, since he's drunk by the time you finally get to speak with him.]]
13th Apr '16 11:42:39 PM TARINunit9
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** AndYouWereThere: [[spoiler:The nurses and electroshock specialist have the faces of Bartlett, Fitch, and Wheeler, respectively.]]

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** AndYouWereThere: [[spoiler:The nurses and electroshock specialist have the faces of Bartlett, Fitch, and Wheeler, respectively.is Wheeler.]]
13th Apr '16 11:41:34 PM TARINunit9
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** AndYouWereThere: [[spoiler:The nurses and electroshock specialist have the faces of Bartlett, Fitch, and Wheeler, respectively.]]



* [[spoiler: BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order.]]

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* [[spoiler: BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order. Partly justified with Bartlett, since he's drunk by the time you finally get to speak with him.]]


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* DrJerk: [[spoiler:Dr. Wheeler in the Hospital ending is incredibly harsh to Alex, administering [[BedlamHouse highly-painful electroshock therapy]]. It's implied that, since Alex is the patient in room 206, he's fed up with Alex's shit by now and the electroshock is a last resort for a particularly troublesome patient.]]
5th Apr '16 11:25:05 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ActionizedSequel: Has elements of one, especially regarding the changes in the combat system.

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* ActionizedSequel: Has elements of one, especially regarding the changes in to the combat system.



* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: The "Hospital" ending.]]

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* [[spoiler:AllJustADream: The AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The "Hospital" ending.]]



* [[spoiler:UnreliableNarrator: Alex, as it turns out.]]

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* [[spoiler:UnreliableNarrator: Alex, UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler:Alex, as it turns out.]]



* [[spoiler: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Alex, overlaps with SpannerInTheWorks. When the founders left Silent Hill to found Shepherd's Glenn, The Order made them swear to perform a human sacrifice every 50 years to appease their God. In the case of the Shepherd Family, Alex. However, when Alex accidentally kills his brother Josh, his parents cannot bear to lose him too, and refuse to sacrifice him. This breaks the pact, and causes Silent Hill to invade Shepherd's Glenn; triggering the events of the game.]]

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* [[spoiler: UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Alex, [[spoiler:Alex, overlaps with SpannerInTheWorks. When the founders left Silent Hill to found Shepherd's Glenn, The Order made them swear to perform a human sacrifice every 50 years to appease their God. In the case of the Shepherd Family, Alex. However, when Alex accidentally kills his brother Josh, his parents cannot bear to lose him too, and refuse to sacrifice him. This breaks the pact, and causes Silent Hill to invade Shepherd's Glenn; triggering the events of the game.]]
5th Apr '16 11:21:09 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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Added DiffLines:

* ActionizedSequel: Has elements of one, especially regarding the changes in the combat system.
29th Feb '16 10:06:31 AM bt8257
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* GameBreakingBug: So, so many glitches and bugs are found in this game, especially the [=PS3=] version. These range from amusing to making the game {{Unwinnable}}, and aren't fixed upon resetting the game, forcing you to either reload an earlier save, or start the whole game over. Here's just a few found in the game:

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* GameBreakingBug: So, so many glitches and bugs are found in this game, especially the [=PS3=] version. These range from amusing to making the game {{Unwinnable}}, {{unwinnable}}, and aren't fixed upon resetting the game, forcing you to either reload an earlier save, or start the whole game over. Here's just a few found in the game:



* GiantSpider:
** The final boss of the game, Amnion, is a horribly twisted version of this trope, [[spoiler:most likely symbolising Josh's love of spiders]]. See {{Foreshadowing}} above.

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* GiantSpider:
**
GiantSpider: The final boss of the game, Amnion, is a horribly twisted version of this trope, [[spoiler:most likely symbolising symbolizing Josh's love of spiders]]. See {{Foreshadowing}} above.
29th Dec '15 7:20:34 PM bt8257
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* GoryDiscretionShot: Near the end of the game, if [[spoiler:you don't save Elle in time]], you get one of these and a NonstandardGameOver.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Near the end of the game, if [[spoiler:you don't save Elle in time]], you get one of these and a NonstandardGameOver.NonStandardGameOver.
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