Sometimes I’m loathe to bring attention to screenshots of a game that is still a good ways off when they look as bad as this, but when the game is Silent Hill V and the graphics just aren’t remotely up to scratch, it’s a different story.
I’ve been pretty positive on this title since the unveiling. The Collective made the first Buffy title for Xbox, which was a great use of a license, and was working on Harker before being offered Silent Hill V, and that was looking pretty damn impressive technically.
Which is why I just can’t figure out why the hell Silent Hill V looks like it does. If there were some crazy lighting effects at play in these screens at Gamer Syde, I’d be pointing out that simple environments and textures make those effects possible … but no such effects.
There isn’t even the trademarked grain filter the series is so well known for. Normally I roll my eyes at people who suggest that a game looks last gen, but I can’t here. Silent Hill 3 looked better running on a PC years ago.
Hopefully these screenshots are from really early unfinished areas of the game running on a really early version of the engine. If not, The Collective has got a lot of work to do if they don’t want to piss off the long suffering Silent Hill fanbase.
Wonder what’s the deal with these shots in the Dread Central Forums!