This week on COG Considers, we try to figure out why the entire gaming community is still mourning P.T. Is it just because we all want a new Silent Hill game? Probably.
Partly because we want a new Silent Hills game. But partly because it was teased so interestingly, and wasn't even hinted at at the time. Because it was a cool collaboration between two interesting minds in their respective fields. Because it did something different, and wasn't a bog-standard horror game/walking-sim. And, of course, there's the "forbidden fruit" aspect - Konami took it away, and we always kind of idealize (and desire) what we can't have. It's a potent mix.
The fact that we're still talking about it in 2020 just shows how much of an impact it had and we probably missed out on one of, if not the best, horror games of all time. I'm a big horror fan and have a pretty good tolerance to "scary" stuff, but PT was one of the only times I literally had full on anxiety and decided to stop playing until another time at the thought of another loop through those halls. One of the biggest missed opportunities in gaming history imo. #FucKonami
Forbidden fruit is a powerful motivator, yeah. I was pretty excited about Junji Ito's involvement personally. Wish he'd been brought in on Death Stranding.
PT is destined to become a classic, talked about for years to come. It's not simply because we still want a Silent Hill game but because it was a look at what could've become a Silent Hill game and what could've looked promising.
Because it is simply the most brilliant horror game demo ever created. Kojima should focus his quirky odd tastes on making horror games instead of whatever death stranding is supposed to be.
Now now... You started off great. Death Stranding definitely wasn’t for everyone but it was definitely one of my favourite games of the generation!
Yeah, first sentence was fine. Second sentence was cringe.
Yeah, first sentence was ok
Konami sucks and pretty much all of their great IPs are lying dormant with the exception of their yearly FIFA game. It's ashame too because they have a lot of good games too.
Who tried that teaser knows exactly why people are asking for it. It was something amazing, from the atmosphere to the puzzle. Of course if you don't like exploring or checking around to solve misteries you don't like it. You need patience. Someone hated it because he/she just run in loop without knowing what to do.
Someone made a version of it on Vita which was pretty cool to see.
That is pretty awesome.
Because the potential could’ve been legendary and people are still salty over the cancellation. Like I get Kojima went over budget and could never commit to a deadline, but couldn’t you have gotten another person to direct the dev team and get this made?
Because we don’t get all that many innovative titles in the genre. We do we get quite a few horror games these days, which is nice. However, outside of a few outliers (Alien Isolation, the first Amnesia) every title is either copying Silent Hill or copying whatever is popular on film.
It was the first game that genuinely scared me and yell out loud
. I mean it was a good demo . And amazing use of the Fox engine . Shame indeed it never turned out but as Elsa once said Let It Go.
Watching other people play it scared the sh!t out of me.... I wanted to see other people play it sobi could laugh at them being terrified and yet be scared for them too 😂😂😂 28514; it was beautiful
If Capcom can make a come back with RE7 and the remake of RE2 then Konami could make a comeback with a new SH game. People who play the game for the first time seem to like it so Konami did something right. I bought a $10 original Xbox that had SH2 in it I played the game and liked the game. I then bought the SH HD Collection because SH3 is so expensive minus a few hiccups SH3 is a pretty solid game. Then I turned around and bought SH 4 it's fun having a guy who looks like Kurt Cobain trying to kill you. SH Homecoming I bought and actually enjoyed the game SH Downpour is another story so is SH Shattered Memories. I then bought the original SH game on PS3 because the disc is expensive ran that and had fun with it. SH Origins is next on my list and I missed out on PT even though it was a demo people say it's great. The fan base for the franchise is there I mean Konami gave their blessing for the rerelease of SH4 on GOG and it looks great. People want the game so there are signs the people do love the franchise but Konami has their heads buried in the sand making pachinko machines and living off of royalties from their older games. Either a new game or a better job on a remake or something you can't just let this franchise fade into the dark and stuff it under the bed. I came late into the world of Silent Hill and I like the franchise minus Downpour and Shattered Memories.
I just hope P.T. runs on my PS5.
I could never delete the PT demo off of my PS4. It's still on there to play whenever I want! :)
Because it made a bigger impression in that short demo than most complete horror games can manage. It achieved a level of atmosphere that has yet to be matched. It is the peak example of a game with massive potential never seeing the light of day. Add onto that the complete corporate idiocy of WHY it never saw the light of day and yeah, it will forever be discussed.
I was playing P.T. on my Vita via Remote Play in bed. There was a bit where the ghost suddenly grabbed me out of nowhere and made me jump so hard that the Vita flew out of my hands, and I shouted. It shat me up big time. That game (and it was a GAME not a demo, as Kojima confessed he had no idea what SH was gonna be like, so he was just trying things out) is one of the greatest horrors out there. Its legend will continue. I still have it on my PS4. I shall transfer it to my PS5 and keep it backed up for safety. This game will be saved within my household. Looking forward to my daughters playing it when they're old enough but that's a long way off (they're 3&6).
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