WhatIfGaming writes: "It is always a pleasure when I run into Kojima. I have had the pleasure of interviewing Kojima several times and...."
Why not a mix of both. If I had to choose one It would definitely be first person though. Just look at the reactions of the playable teaser. A lot of people are saying they'll buy Silent Hills based on what they played in P.T. Also first person is scarier than 360 camera, because you can't preview what's around a corner or behind you. It's more realistic which adds to those "S*** your pants" moments that Kojima is going for. PT wouldn't be half as scary in third person.
Totally agree too. if PT was 3rd person, i would be way way more willing to play it. I played it a bit and it was too scary for me
@ The Disagree's He's saying it would be more playable, as in he wouldn't be that scared. Anyway, I hope they incldue the option for Both. If you can play MGS4 from the get go in either 1st Person or 3rd person, I don't see why they can';t do it here
Judging for the demo, I vote the opposite. It was masterfully done in first person. The scarier, the better!
I say first person, The PI demo really impressed me, it gives a more real sense that you're there. We don't need to be looking at a dudes back the whole time to make the game better. Nothing wrong with that either, but it's a new gen, try something new. I'm just saying cause the first person view of the PI demo looked really good.
too bad 1st person wont cut it for the full game. theres also going to be exploration and shooting however, first person during interior puzzle sections would be killer. pt is the only game thats ever got me nervous while playing(gold headsets+alone+night)
"Too scary?" I thought that was the point of Silent Hill... I want it to give me nightmares.
anybody that played Outlast would pick first person @Nitrowolf2 each point a view has different design for movement and scale, in a game like this it would ruin the atmosphere. look at the games that have both you will find going to 3rd person feels awkward.
Why not use both like in Silent Hill 4 (which has the best system ever and the most horrifiying one sadly the game had enormous potential that didn't get exploited): Third person for open environments and 1st person when you enter houses to make it freakier with direct contact like in P.T demo).
Third person. Too many first person content out there, and generally just not a fan of first person.
It's hard to choose here. PT worked very well on 1st person view. It was a really immersive. The jumps-scares are really better this way. At this point, even dough 3rd person is better overall for control, and all previous SH were done this way, I would prefer the 1st person view.
lol i concur it was scary has hell i stop after that ghost woman slam the bathroom door on me lol
I would say -- baring in mind they've just hired a Hollywood star -- that third person would be the way to go ...
That's what's bad about it, Hollywood. No room for that in gaming.
Japanese don't really make first person games though. They like their characters to be seen so they can have more personality. More personality than if the whole game was seen through their eyes.
@GribbleGrunger even at 3rd person you would be looking at the back of his head anyway
It would be cool if it was third person while out in the streets, but switched to a first person camera when inside like the PT demo. That might be kind of strange in practice though
I think it could work if done right, it would certainly be a nice change of pace.
First... if you made P.T. third person, it wouldn't be anywhere near as scary. You would be able to see what was immediately behind you, and would feel detached from the person you were controlling rather than feeling like you were actually there exploring. I could understand third person maybe for the sequences not meant to be scary, as well as cutscenes.
I agree, I've always felt that a whipping 360 camera tends to negatively affect the overall experience in a survival horror game. I'm personally hoping for what Kojima mentioned in the article about the possibility of there being a primarily fixed third person camera with a switch to first for certain sections. I think it would be a nice blend of classic SH and the new PT approach, especially if there is more of an emphasis on town exploration to go along with various closed quarters.
I'd prefer them to use a clever mix of both. Kinda like Silent Hill: The Room.
double post sry
i always get dizzy when playing fps T_T thats why i rarely play shooter games even when i really like to. i would really like it if they give players a choice of adjusting the camera.it will just take a lil time to code i think.
This isn't a shooter though, you're not whipping the camera around frantically. Your movement is limited to a slow walk. You could add the option to change camera angles, but at the expense of killing the game's horror element. It just isn't as creepy in third person.
Maybe a little coding, but tons of animations. First person will have a different set of animations then first person. If you noticed first person isn't correctly portrayed but to make it look good they stack hands and stuff onto the players screen that only that player can see. So in saying if they were to do both that's double the animations which is why games never do both besides a few. Edit: or multiplayer games as you have no choice as you have to see the other players anyway.
I like 3rd person a little more, but i'll let the fans decide.
Third person please Hideo just like the early games it won't take away from the scares look at SH2. There are many gamers like me who just can't ( much as we'd like to ) play FP games. Also nearly all horror games at the moment are Fp and pretty samey. Let's go on the journey with the character not as the character it works so well previously.
FPP! more immersive! And why there is Daryl from walking dead in that article photo ? http://barbarashdwallpapers...
"And why there is Daryl from walking dead in that article photo ?" uh... because he's playing the main character...
From what I've heard from most Silent Hill fans and my personal choice as well is that third person is the way a Silent Hill should be like. Silent Hill shouldn't be about cheap jump scares, but rather about the psychological sickness that has always been the best part of Silent Hill
Dayum. Finally a guy actually asked them than being a complete r-tard like other reporters To me this was the most important question about the game. i dont give 2 shits about reedus
Yeah I seriously dont understand why more sites dont ask the actual important questions. Kojima better make this shit first person or im not buying it if its another 3rd person piece of shit
That's funny because I see more shitty first person games then third person ones.
Third, please. I don't want more FPS games.
First person is more immersive, imagine Morpheus support
No one cares about a big brick infront of their eyes using cell phone screens lol
Seeing your disagrees obviously a lot of people do. Next time say "I don't like vr"
First person =/= FPS.
We know what he meant though. I prefer 3rd person over 1st and wasn't all past games in 3rd so yeah keep it like it is.
3rd person is just as tired as 1st. Either one can be great or lame. I think the reaction to that teaser said it all. People wouldn't have been nearly as creeped out if it was 3rd person imo.
Third person, I'm sick to death of first person in video games Silent Hill has always been third person, don't screw it up by making it first person. It's not a shooter
FPP is easily much more scary than TPP. Original Silent Hill games have always been third-person perspective, and quite honestly, that's one of the reasons why it's not that frightening.
The old Silent Hill games were frightening at the time, same goes for Resident Evil. I never saw anyone go back then "Gee this isn't scary at all, this is a crap horror game, this needs to be in first person"
Agreed on that point, not being able to look over your shoulder or manipulate some floating 360 degree camera makes it much more frantic. But bith have their merrits. Technology permitting, let people play in either preferred perspective.
@foxtrot "The old Silent Hill games were frightening at the time, same goes for Resident Evil. I never saw anyone go back then "Gee this isn't scary at all, this is a crap horror game, this needs to be in first person" Thats because when these games were new and scary, FPP wasn't really a solid perspective back then. It is much more polished now. I bet if you actually played P.T. You would be agreeing with us. Third person would ruin the immersion that this game has. Main reason why i loved Outlast so much. Ive actually asked my two friends that watched me play this and i told them that its a teaser for the new silent hill and they said that making it FPP makes it much creepier than in TPP.
Welp there was nothing screwed up about PT, so.
Because they said it wasn't related to the new Silent Hill game. It's a demo which unlocks the trailer for the new Silent Hills game It's a franchise with third person roots, what's the point in changing it. They can make it just as scary as first person. With the talent behind it, I believe in that. If it was a new IP, fair enough, go crazy but it's not.
@ foxtrot It says "the demo is a teaser and doesnt have any relation to the main title." I see where you could think that. but that can also be taken as the story behind what was going on in the trailer has no relation to the main title. Seriously have you not noticed that some of the best most recent horror games are in first person? released games Amnesia Outlast Among the sleep F.E.A.R 1 and 2 The Forest (can get very creepy) Upcoming games with potential. Alien Isolation Soma Monstrum Routine And im not even bringing up all the indie horror games that all the youtubers play that are scary as hell. And guess what..... They are all in first person.
@above technically the forest is still not made. It's in pre alpha but you can still buy it to support the current state. It's really good but I'm hoping it comes to console. My laptop plays it like crap compared to the graphics I've seen on trailers. My PC plays like 10 frames on that game with just medium setting. And I just bought a new PC. I'd be hyped it if it releases on the ps4
Why do you equate first-person as being something for shooters? Amnesia is a pretty good horror game and is in first-person without any real shooting.
Agreed but I wouldn't be mad if it was first person because I was still scared shitless. Recently went back to play RE1 that I haven't played in years. The game is still scary even though the graphics have aged and its 3rd person. I say its still possible to have a scary game in 3rd person if done right.
It can be scary as first person too. And making it first person doesn't automatically make it worse than third. Kojima hasn't made a bad game in this lifetime. I'm fine with it being first person. This franchise could use a refresh anyway.
The Room had first person sections in it. Personally I want as much immersion as possible, which would mean a first person view. I like the idea of playing SH with Morpheus, assuming Morpheus works well of course. Even if it doesn't, first person view with my surround sound will do just fine. I hear ya about being sick of first person games, but third person isn't exactly new and fresh either and first person doesn't necessarily mean shooter.
If you do first person then you loose all sense of character development. You don't get to see their face, their reactions, their movements etc unless it's a cutscene. With Norman Reedus on board what's the point of going first person Silent Hill, the early games especially have all had games which reflect on the character and sometimes their wrong doings...go first person and you'll loose that and what Silent Hill is about. For me Silent Hill is scary but it can be very character driven at times due to the story. Silent Hill is like a punishment for some characters, to see them face their trails and get to know the character as they go from the beginning to end is apart of the Silent Hill experience. If Silent Hill 2 was first person for example I don't think I would of given a crap about James and that would make me loose interest in the overall plot as it involves his wife.
Agreed. First person doesn't automatically mean it will suck. I personally want them to make GTA 6 in first person. Imagine if they did it just right... it could be one of the best games ever made. Then you wouldn't have to have your character saying cheesy dialogue, you could just leave it to the NPC's, and maybe you could leave your character voiceless like Zelda, but then you could have simple options for what you want to say kinda like Mass Effect. I agree with what most have said tho, if technology will allow it, then do both perspectives, if not, then let the devs do whatever they want with it. It's THEIR game after all. If you don't like the new direction of a new game, then don't buy it! That plain and simple. @Foxtrot- stop trying to convince others and cry about how past Silent Hill games have been 3rd person, and this one might not be... The whole point IS to make a NEW game. Not just doing bare minimum fanservice and placating rabid die-hards. I think it should be up to the developer, and if you like what you see or hear about a game, then BUY it. Pretty simple. Then we don't have to get into the politics about "Bu- bu- bu- Other silent Hill games were TPS... and you should stick with the old ways." Silent Hill games haven't sold too well this last generation, and what if the perspective being changed to first person changes that? Let them take chances, and if YOU want to play something else, then go get a education, and try making games. Then maybe YOU can understand how it feels to have people whining and making demands for what YOU are creating. Let it be bro.
There are third person shooters... And for all its faults SH4 first person perspective in the room sections were enjoyable.
1st. Just like PT
1st person pleas it was suspenseful and scary
3rd person, please! It wouldn't be Silent Hill otherwise
...Was originally NOT a Silent Hill game during early development... and wasnt very good compared to the others before it either.
"It wouldn't be Silent Hill otherwise" It's not Sillent Hill anymore.
Yes it would except that you would BE the character rather than controlling some polygon game guy by remote control. It is scarier and more immersive in FP.
Seeing the incredible job they did with just the teaser, I would really like the full game to be first person. There's something about first person horror games that make you feel more vulnerable. And I think someone would do Kojima justice and literally shit their pants when wearing Morpheus, turning their head to the right,and Pyramid head is standing right next to you.
I don't think Morpheus will make it any more or less immersive. I'm hoping it's 1st person
I don't see how a first person game could not be more immersive with a VR headset. It's like you're the protagonist.
Silent Hill is a third person franchise and I would honestly hate for the new game to be in first person.
And unfortunately the whole franchise has barely made any profit in third person. This is about business end of the day