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That town... there's something wrong with that town...

RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
edited January 2010 in Social Entropy++
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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories, remake of the original Silent Hill, is being released on Tuesday!

I try to remain optimistic every time a new Silent Hill game is released, but that's become more difficult ever since Konami began outsourcing the series to American developers. Origins and Homecoming were okayish, but not nearly as engaging, thoughtful, or original as their predecessors.

And now we have Shattered Memories, a bizarre looking Wii remake full of questionable design choices. Why does Harry look like Egon? Dahlia might be a goth teen now or something? Why is there only one kind of super generic enemy? Why has the hellish industrial decay been forsaken for a dull, non-threatening winter aesthetic? I guess icicles are kind of scary in a way? They're pretty sharp after all?

I SUPPOSE THESE NAGGING QUESTIONS will all be answered upon the game's release tomorrow. Maybe.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    man, your series is fucked

    that Yamaoka cat don't seem to like this either and is leavin that series

  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    i mean, maybe if they had better western developers on this it wouldn't be a problem

  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    well aren't most of the SH guys on the team who made siren now

    that game was cool

  • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I recall hearing that this game would give you a psychological survey at the start and then the game would change based on that. I wonder if that feature made it into the final game. Although it kind of sounds like one of those ones that sounds interesting on paper but would never work properly or would be a really small gimmicky part of the game that doesn't really change much.

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh shit it's Redeemer

    Hi Redeemer!

  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    shush you'll frighten him away before we get the net gun

  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I wish one of the basic tenants of survival horror wasn't shitty controls. It would be nice if they could find something to build the tension other than relying on your inability to control your character or see what is going on. Resident Evil was more guilty of this than silent hill, but a lot of other games did this.

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  • Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    iPhone, what's up with that iPhone?

    Death to PA.
  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Artreus wrote: »
    I wish one of the basic tenants of survival horror wasn't shitty controls. It would be nice if they could find something to build the tension other than relying on your inability to control your character or see what is going on. Resident Evil was more guilty of this than silent hill, but a lot of other games did this.

    Dead Space was pretty solid. Well it had some spotty item collection and you couldn't do that instant 180 turn like in RE but it was still good.

  • tsplittertsplitter Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    why cant the special place ever be behind the olive garden

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Nuzak wrote: »
    well aren't most of the SH guys on the team who made siren now

    that game was cool

    Yeah siren was pretty dang awesome and creepy

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What is Siren?

    I no longer own a wii so I guess I am out of luck with trying this one out.

  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    i mean, maybe if they had better western developers on this it wouldn't be a problem

    Yeah you would think BioWare, Epic, Infinity Ward, or Ubisoft would jump at the chance to remake a 10-year-old game for Wii.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What is Siren?

    I no longer own a wii so I guess I am out of luck with trying this one out.

    Episodic survival horror game for the ps3 available online. It is pretty ballin

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Lost, give me your ps3

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    But I've already marked mine with love juices

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    since Homecoming wasn't that great and I've already played Dead Space, are there any actually creepy games for the 360?

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Having only played Silent Hill 2, hearing about all the other games in the series and their storylines just confuses me.

    It's really stupid they got rid of the fog and decay in favor of ice, though. Hope that doesn't make it into the second Silent Hill movie.

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  • ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    My roommate and I both agreed if either one of us wins our fantasy league we'll spend the winnings on a PS3.

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  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo Cream of my compulsions Rising to the tip of the spoutRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    They really should just let this series die, it certainly isn't showing any signs of getting better

    I mean, whose bright idea was it to put a hard cap on the amount of ammo Alex could hold in Homecoming, you expect me to believe this guy can carry around all those weapons at once but has to scrimp on ammo

    In related news, the developers for Homecoming are now working on a new Front Mission game, which bums me out

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Silent Hill: Tyra Banks edition

  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I don't think it'll do as well as REmake, but then again, that would be difficult.

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    man, your series is fucked

    that Yamaoka cat don't seem to like this either and is leavin that series

    Seriously right? Now that the last bridge has been burned, this series has nowhere to go but down
    Nuzak wrote: »
    well aren't most of the SH guys on the team who made siren now

    that game was cool

    Siren had a great atmosphere! But it was a real chore to play. I haven't played passed the first chapter of Blood Curse on account of the fact that it gave me a panic attack, though
    -SPI- wrote: »
    I recall hearing that this game would give you a psychological survey at the start and then the game would change based on that. I wonder if that feature made it into the final game. Although it kind of sounds like one of those ones that sounds interesting on paper but would never work properly or would be a really small gimmicky part of the game that doesn't really change much.

    I read a review, IGN's I think, that said that the monsters would change appearance based on whether you stared at boobs or something, but that their attack patterns remained the same. Seems pretty pointless to me!
    Veretas wrote: »
    Oh shit it's Redeemer

    Hi Redeemer!

    Hi!
    NotACrook wrote: »
    Silent Hill: Tyra Banks edition

    Wherein the final boss is Naomi Campbell? I'm in

    Anyway, the current state of survival horror is in shambles. Established serieses have either evolved to become shooters with spooky soundtracks (Resident Evil), been ignored to the point of exile (Fatal Frame), or, as present company demonstrates, become a shadow of its former self

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Deemer what did you think about Dead Space?

  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    it was an action game that was also pretty scary

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You're walking down a narrow hallway towards a dark bathroom in the hotel room you're trapped in. Somewhere nearby, you can hear a scraping sound but you can't quite place it.

    Spread on the floor of the hall are pictures of when you were in high school and were fat and had frizzy hair.

    Suddenly
    Spoiler:

  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Needs more Tyra fat suit action

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  • NotASenatorNotASenator Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    lostwords wrote: »
    Needs more Tyra fat suit action

    later boss

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo Cream of my compulsions Rising to the tip of the spoutRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Don't forget the music that sounds like a trash can lid being thrown down an alley

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • FutoreFutore Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    lostwords wrote: »
    Needs more Tyra fat suit action

    also freakout about strippers

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Extreme Ghostbuster Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Don't forget the music that sounds like a trash can lid being thrown down an alley

    And a toaster oven caught inside a washing machine stuck inside a trash-compactor.

    The sounds of Silent Hill are scarier than the monster designs.

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Actually, forget Naomi Campbell, the end boss of Silent Hill: Tyra Banks is vaseline

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPloclVWWus
    Veretas wrote: »
    Deemer what did you think about Dead Space?

    It was scary! But I wouldn't consider it survival horror

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  • M.D.M.D. and then what happens? Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I got freaked out playing ill bleed for the dreamcast :(

    edit - I guess every scary game I get scared, but I love them

  • CorporateLogoCorporateLogo Cream of my compulsions Rising to the tip of the spoutRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    The best are the dudes who try to find some deep psychological explanation for why the monsters look like they do

    That really only works with the 2nd and possibly the 3rd games, the monsters designs go completely off the deep end by the time The Room rolled around

    Do not have a cow, mortal.

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  • RedeemerRedeemer Registered User
    edited December 2009
    Don't forget the music that sounds like a trash can lid being thrown down an alley

    And a toaster oven caught inside a washing machine stuck inside a trash-compactor.

    The sounds of Silent Hill are scarier than the monster designs.

    For sure. After about the fifth time you run across four mannequin legs fused together, you sort of get accustomed to it

    Speaking of which, the Shattered Memories soundtrack was released. It's definitely worth listening to. A couple of songs harken back to the SH1 score's indiscernible white noise, which, if you ask me, is an improvement over indiscernible trip hop

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  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    IGN gave it a pretty good review. Apparently the game is HELLA short though. Like around 6 hours at best. Though it looks insanely good for a wii game.

  • WeaverWeaver hut hut wut wutRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I loved those really shaky dudes who were in the background of 3, turning those winches

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  • KidsmokeKidsmoke Registered User
    edited December 2009
    The original Silent Hill trilogy was amazing. My childhood wouldn't have been quite the same without them.

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  • DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Futore wrote: »
    since Homecoming wasn't that great and I've already played Dead Space, are there any actually creepy games for the 360?

    Playing on a big television with good sound, alone in the dark, Bioshock gets really creepy.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Butters wrote: »
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    i mean, maybe if they had better western developers on this it wouldn't be a problem

    Yeah you would think BioWare, Epic, Infinity Ward, or Ubisoft would jump at the chance to remake a 10-year-old game for Wii.

    well obviously

    on the real though, of all the people they could have had make Homecoming, they settle for the guys who made Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure

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