In a bitter twist of irony, frustrated PlayStation 3 gamers have claimed that the PS3 version of Silent Hill HD Collection is ‘downright unplayable’, saying that the game suffers from a stuttering framerate, regular freezes, poor lip-synch, missing audio and control issues.
“OMG. The PS3 version runs like garbage compared to the 360 version. It’s not even a contest,” posted one user over on video games forum NeoGAF.
“I own both versions,” said another. “The PS3 version is downright unplayable from what I’ve seen.”
“These glaring technical problems bog down the game so much,” another user commented. “They take away the tension/atmosphere, and will for some make it unplayable. I can’t believe that this collection was released in this state. The problems start to become less noticeable after you reach the prison section, but most people probably won’t want to play that far.”
Another claimed that he’d run various tests on the PS3 version.
“I tested the PS3 version at different resolutions. Knocked it down to 720p and even down to 480p. Still ran stuttery as all get out. Couldn’t maintain its framerate.
“This can’t be right, can it?” he continued. “I mean they could not have let this out the door in this state?”
One unhappy customer reported that Amazon had already refunded his order due to the PS3 version being a “defective” product.
The game was originally due to launch as a PlayStation 3-exclusive. The Xbox 360 version isn’t said to share the same problems.
Konami may have a fix already in place, though.
A user appearing to post on behalf of the development team said that a patch would be available “shortly”.
“I’m upset too guys,” he said. “The patch fixes the synch/framerate/sound issues in the PS3 version. If you don’t like the arranged music, turning off 5.1 should revert to classic (regardless of Voice selection).
“Patch should be up shortly–sorry I don’t have an exact date. But it’ll be days/week as opposed to months. Try not to enjoy RE too much in the meantime.”
Silent Hill HD Collection launched in the US on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 yesterday. It’s due for release in the UK next Friday, 30th March.
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