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Silent Hill: Book of Memories gets demo this week

Konami today confirmed that a playable demo of Silent Hill: Book of Memories will be available from tomorrow in Europe. (PS Vita, Silent Hill: Book Of Memories)

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ritsuka666  +   1228d ago
Konami decided to create this abomination.This game deserves the extremely overwhelming negative comments on internet. If you are a true gamer, i will suggest you not to purchase this game.
SandWitch  +   1228d ago
I will buy it if I liked it, I don't really care if it's named "Silent Hill" or not.

Glad to see there will be a demo
guitarded77  +   1228d ago
Agreed... We really shouldn't judge until we've tried it. Maybe it will be good. I know it isn't in the Silent Hill formula, but maybe the traditional Silent Hill formula doesn't work on the Vita, so we end up with this top down game which plays well, and give us something in the Silent Hill universe. I'm just glad a demo is finally coming... I was worried this game would never come out.
Braid  +   1228d ago

"but maybe the traditional Silent Hill formula doesn't work on the Vita"

The last time I saw it, the traditional formula worked flawlessly in Silent Hill Origins for PSP, why wouldn't it work for a handheld that has much more hadrware power to be spent on a more sophisticated graphical presentation? I'm sorry but that's not an excuse.
guitarded77  +   1228d ago
@ Braid

You act as if I'm speaking in terms of absolutes... I'm simply offering a perspective. Maybe they wanted to make a top down shooter, but were afraid of releasing a new IP with the current size of the install base of the Vita, so they set it in the Silent Hill universe to make sure it sells. There; there's another perspective. You are not on the development team, so you cannot say anything about valid excuses. This is simply a forum for us to discuss these things, not validate excuses. Thing is, it's small minded to take the ritsuka666's mindset of if it's not the same Silent Hill, it will clearly suck. Look at MotorStorm RC on Vita... it's not the typical MotorStorm formula, and they also made MotorStorm on the PSP to the traditional formula, but MS RC is a good game. Different... but still good.
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Godchild1020  +   1228d ago
I'm a true gamer, but buying it doesn't make me less of one. Personal choice, if it plays like a good over the top dungeon crawler then good, if not, a sale or opportunity lost for Konami.

I'm going to make a EU account and try the demo.
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Miguelitons  +   1228d ago
I played the game at Gamescom and I liked it! And I'm also a big fan of Silent Hill so if you are a true gamer you buy games which are good not because of a name!
Sanquine90  +   1228d ago
It is just a spinoff in another genre. It is not the typical survival horror ( I dont think a survival horror has to be on the vita ... Big screen TV Big scream when scared:(
CalvinKlein  +   1228d ago
im sure you have played it right?

I will try it if the demo comes to US. I love dungeon crawlers and will play this one if its good, I dont care if it isnt a normal silent hill as the normal silent hill games havent been very good lately anyways. I just went and replayed SH 1 instead of playing the new crappy one.
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smashcrashbash  +   1228d ago
That's the modern gamer spirit. Condemn it before you actually play it. This gen is so uplifting
Sanquine90  +   1228d ago
I liked the game on gamescom so :D
Miguelitons  +   1228d ago
Me too, actually played it two times :D
Acquiescence  +   1228d ago
Awww hells yeah...
Look forward to giving it a try.
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Phayz  +   1228d ago
I was excited when I saw the title of this article...Then instantly disappointed when I saw that it was only for the EU =[
Alos88  +   1228d ago
I appreciatte the demo, I hope it'll turn me around on this one because right now I'm not very interested.
MasterCornholio  +   1228d ago
Reminds me of Dead Nation which was a pretty fun game in my opinion. I will download the demo and see what all the fuss is about.

I know it isn't a traditional silent hill game but it can still be fun.
Arsenic13  +   1228d ago
Now people can actually play it before they hate it. SENSE!
user7792788  +   1228d ago
Is this game like Dead Nation?
DivineAssault  +   1228d ago
More like Diablo.. Im giving the demo a try & judge it for myself.. I like dungeon crawlers... Its not a sequel to silent hill.. Its a damn spin off so idk why ppl keep complaining about its play style..
Sanquine90  +   1228d ago
Sort of :D Made for vita:D
Haha123  +   1228d ago
So this garbage is acceptable, yet DmC gets hated on? okay...
Vanfernal  +   1228d ago
Honestly, when this was announced I was just as outraged as every other hot blooded Silent Hill fan. But then I started reading about the mechanics of the game and it started to sound interesting. I for one am going to give this game a chance. I'm gonna try the demo and judge for myself if it's worth a buy. I know a lot of people are going to hate on this game just because "it's not Silent Hill", but if you think about it... What was the last REAL Silent Hill game? Silent Hill 3? The Room wasn't even supposed to be a Silent Hill game but Konami thought it was too risky to make a new IP and then did a tie in with SH2. After that all Silent Hill games have been basically western interpretations that have ranged from decent to mediocre.

As a long time hardcore Silent Hill fan, I'm gonna pull all my fanboyism aside and I'm gonna give this game a chance. And I invite everyone else who likes the series and owns a Vita to at least give the demo a chance. And honestly, I have been pleasantly surprised by how Wayforward has injected some life into old franchises. Give this game a chance, people. If you play it and you hate it, so be it. But i'd be a shame to miss out on what could possibly be a fun portable spin off series because some people just refused to give it a chance. And let's not fool ourselves, a dungeon crawling multiplayer game on our Vitas has the potential to be awesome!
KillerPwned  +   1228d ago
If this was like $5-$10 I get it other then that no thank you.
Phayz  +   1228d ago
good thing I have an extra memory card so I can get on the EU store tomorrow.

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