Silent Hill 2 Remake Faces Backlash Over New Character Models In Comparison To Original

Konami and Bloober Team's upcoming remake of Silent Hill 2 is receiving backlash over its character models in comparison to the original.

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OtterX52d ago

Loool, Angela looks like Brian "Q" Quinn from Impractical Jokers! 😂


The rest of them don't look so bad in desig , it just feels like overall the graphics could have been better for 2024. I'm not blown away, but it's alright.

BigBosss52d ago

Could have been worse right? OG Maria looks like Cameron Diaz lol

OtterX52d ago

Cameron Diaz as The Joker! 🤣

fr0sty51d ago

It isn't just the models, but the terrible rigging and animation... the faces are completely expressionless while trying to act out a horror game, and it really breaks the immersion.

OtterX51d ago

Should have made Maria look like Murr.

Aphrodia51d ago

Well I certainly hope this is one of their pranks.

gold_drake51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

she does have a very.. very strong jawline for someone whos 19 haha.

jznrpg51d ago

She does look more like a 30 year old than a 19 year old but it’s not a big deal imo.

Concertoine50d ago (Edited 50d ago )

I feel like some ppl are forgetting her character. She always came across as being a weird 19 year old, who could pass for 30. She dressed different from the other female chars in the game to emphasize that shes more vulnerable and suffered s*xual assault.

Not saying thats a good model, the eyebrows look whack. But i think its a bad model for other reasons.

FinalFantasyFanatic51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Everytime I see this thumbnail, I thought it was a middle-aged adult, until I actually read the article, I think they goofed a bit.

on_line_forever51d ago

All the characters in the original is far better even the atmosphere is better in the original

CrimsonWing6951d ago

I don’t get it, I’ve seen them make a normal looking female design in Medium… why is it that it feels like they’re going out of their way to make these characters looks off like this? They don’t need to be smoking hot, but it’s distracting with the direction they’re going here. I think the only normal looking one is Laura, but you’d really have to go out of your way to f*ck that up.

jznrpg51d ago

This looks like a normal female character. She just looks older than the original

jwillj2k451d ago

She’s supposed to be 19

jznrpg51d ago

She looks like a normal female. I have seen plenty of women that look just like this. She just doesn’t look like the original character very much. A bit older looking to me maybe 10 years

CrimsonWing6951d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Ok, the wording was wrong on my end and that’s on me, I meant “normal” as in not a design that’s gone out of their way to look ugly. They could’ve easily kept with Angela’s original design and improved on it with current-gen tech, but instead they made her look weird and fat faced.

Like, this feels intentional and is distracting. Angela wasn’t a character like Maria where she was meant to be hot looking, but my god, why the decision to go out of their way to make her look like this? It feels pretty deliberate and it’s so off-putting to look at during the cutscene shown in the trailer that it takes you out.

That’s what I was referring to as “normal” female design… y’know, like a design that’s not hyper-stylized to look hot,,but also not an average every day looking person in the real world kind of design 🤦‍♂️

FinalFantasyFanatic51d ago

It's done on purpose, It's probably a ESG/Dei push, from the thumbnail, it's looks like a 30 year old, I was actually shocked after I read the article and found out which character it is.

CrimsonWing6951d ago

She also doesn’t react like how Angela did where she was really out of it and you could tell she’s not all there. It’s kind just a mid performance. I just don’t understand when you have the original game and a chance to “remake” it, you go into weird directions like changing performances and changing character designs.

abstractel51d ago

DEI? Jesus Christ, this site.

FinalFantasyFanatic50d ago

The more I look at this remake, the less creepy and horrifying it looks, they really nailed the atmosphere in the original game.

It is what it is, regardless of how you feel/think about it, it's no secret that Sweet Baby Inc worked on it at this point.

cammers199549d ago

Have you seen a 19 year old girl these days in America?

CrimsonWing6949d ago (Edited 49d ago )

I mean, I don’t go out of my to…

But I’m fairly confident that the average 19 year old American girl doesn’t look like some 30 year-old out of shape dude wearing a wig.

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Ray J51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

Yet another victim of a cancerous “consulting company” like SBI, this time from “Hit Detection” just as parasitic. I’m glad all that ESG DEI insanity is now slowly on its way ou. But unfortunately it will take a few years until games release without that cancer release.

Profchaos51d ago (Edited 51d ago )

This was likely artistic not a conspiracy