Play.tm: Writer Tom Waltz tells FearNet that work on Silent Hill 8 is progressing well and that it looks to return to the quality achieved with the earliest instalments of the franchise.
. More scary just like Silent Hill 1, 2, & 3, I hope...
silent hill 2 is badass
...and always will be.
Where's Silent Hill 6 and 7? Did I miss something? Lol
. Silent Hill 4 The Room. Silent Hill Origins (5?). Silent Hill Homecoming (6?). Silent Hill Shattered Memories (7?). I think.........
Didn't know origins counted. I thought Homecoming counted as the 5th game. Shattered Memories was a retake on the first game. I'm so confused!!! Lol You may have a point with this though.
if anything Shattered Memories shouldn't count, with it being technically a remake of the first game brought into the 21st century. Origins counts as it's a game in it's own right with an original story. I still maintain though that Silent Hill 1 through 3 were by far the best. The Japanese team and Akira needs to return to the franchise. I hope they can do something good and original with it again as the last few American produced games were total rubbish.
Origins was so bad ass for a handheld title.
am.... Origins its number 0, on japan its called Silent Hill Zero for a reason :|
With Shattered Memories not counting, then this should be SH7 would it not? Also, I heard Akira isn't making the music for this new game :(
Silen Hill has been pretty much gone ever since SH4. I hope this time they'll do it right
Not my favorite (that would be 1 or 3); but the creepy Oedipus complex serial murderer was interesting. And the last boss was totally F-d up. 5 is where the series really derailed for me. The plot was paper thin (I figured it out in like an hour), the script was terrible and none of the characters were engaging or interesting. It was the only SH game I didn't play for multiple endings. It just wasn't very scary. Shattered Memories for PSP/ PS2/ Wii is interesting, btw. Not a traditional SH, more of an adventure game, but kind of cool. Better than 5, for sure.
Everything you just said is exactly how I feel.
everybody has a favourite, im sure this one will get theyres too
Am i the only one that really enjoyed HOMECOMING? The gameplay was a little bit off but the game was Scary!
Meh, the trailer didn't look very good, and the music sounded really generic compared to Yamaoka's music. I Personally I think 1-3 were amazing, 4 was good, and everything after was subpar.
I thought the music was good, not scary but good.
I really hope that this game can redeem the franchise, "Homecoming" was a huge insult to the franchise and completely took the fear and atmosphere out of the series. It will be difficult to top Silent Hill 1 & 2, but if the game could achieve close to that standard it would still be one Hell of an achievement. The huge problem with Homecoming was the character, with him being in the military, he was a trained killer, I think with the character in Silent Hill 8 being a prisoner, he will have a huge psychological problem perhaps? Either way, I'm hoping for a much more frightening experience than Homecoming, and let's be honest, it cant be that difficult, I didn't even jump once whilst playing it... but Silent Hill 2, that was a thing of Nightmares. Powerful Stuff, lets hope this can be.
. 1-3 were really the pinnacle of the series. 2 was the best of all for the atmosphere/music/story and characters. 4 was OK but I wouldn't really class it as a silent hill, more a distant cousin. Homecoming was the derailment of the series not very interesting and not very scary either shock wise or phsychologically. (Although seems popular with the newer players to the series) If 8 does go back to the original creeping character story driven early titles with music/atmospherics to match (even with the new composer)then a day 1 for me. (I don't want a macho hard head fighter as the hero/antihero either, James was good because he couldn't fight particularly well).
this game will be insane!! i cant wait!!!!!
I am sure I will love that!
Hells yeah I love me some survival horror!
Hope it is not FPS like some rumors said.
that would actually suck too hard
I don't like the new music, it sounds generic to me. Yes, I know the guy who did the music for Dexter is working on the soundtrack, I don't care.
One of the biggest reasons people played the first few games was because of Akira Yamaoka's compositions. Now that he's not on board, things just are about as generic as any other horror / suspense TV show, movie, etc. I still listen to the soundtracks from SH 1, 2 & 3 on a regular basis. edit: Something like Lustmord or Lull would work nicely, IMO.
While I think that they would be capable to pull it off without Yamaoka, ditching the musical theme from previous games doesn't seem like the smart move to make. But ok, I'm willing to give this the benefit of a doubt. Just put your money where your mouth is Vatra.
There was Debut footage shown at E3 2010: http://www.youtube.com/watc... It seem's there is an option to go in to First Person to investigate closely... @ Alos88 He's done alot of great music over the years, not just Dexter (Which is fantastic) I have faith in him... I for one liked the music in the footage, great stuff. @ Explosion Sauce Shattered Memories and the PSP Silent Hill. @ DaBadGuy Silent Hill 2, that was one freaky, but great game.
I've always thought that games should have first AND third person option. This is a great feature that games like Fallout 3 and Oblivion have proven.
Bad examples, the third person modes in both of those games were terrible.
Geez, a whopping 8 minutes of footage. Give the poor guy a chance. Edit - Screwed up my reply, soz.
every new installment of Silent Hill ever since The Room dropped the ball all those years ago. But I loved every minute of Shattered Memories and I've got high hopes for this new one.
Which game is the one where Pyramid Head had sex with that....thing by using the tip of his pyramid. That was certainly something. I can't remember which game that was but I remember being mortified.
I think you're talking about SH 1 or 2
I don't remember him using the tip of his pyramid, I just remember praying my mum didn't walk in whilst that scene was playing.
Silent Hill 1. I jizzed.
In the Blue Creek appartments, James hid in the cupboard for the cut scene and every one who played it prayed pyramid wouldn't open the cupboard and rape James!
I never liked homecoming it was a huge disappointment. But now I see SH8 making a return i'm defintly getting it. :)
hope they can bring this franchise back from the dead
They will I doubt it bro, plus the game doesn't come out till late 2011 which is good because they said they have got alot of time to polish it and stuff :)
now remove any movie inspired stuff and come up with your own unique ideas and the game would turn out just fine. Make the fog a fog not ashes or snow (though I would prefer snow over ashes: something about cold settings that gives me chills). Don't put in Pyramid Head just for sake of putting him in. And don't have little kids in the game this time who act creepy or who like to draw weird sketches, this has been done to death.
I hope they take a look at H.R.Gigers artwork. That stuff is incredible. If you don't know who he is, he designed the iconic ALIEN.
Exactly. No matter how well in he is with the fans, Pyramid Head should have only ever featured in one game (2 obviously). How hard is it for developers to understand that, as a manifestation of every negative emotion unique to the character of James Sunderland, he can only appear in that certain context.
Strange that no one have noticed that when western developers took over, the series have been horrible.
As good as SH2?? Thats impossible to make :)
Have a bubble for your very good taste! @Acquiescence I agree Pyramid is linked to James but also to the Hill and that's where maybe a shadow of him would be acceptable or some of the sounds associated with him or even find his knife or something? But definately not the knifeman himself. Better still (and yes i said this before) give James a whole new game after he has escaped to a new life with a new and happy family and bring them both back!
Good The game hasn't been good since Silent Hill 2 imo
I just hope they make a really good story and take thier time. SH 2 was one of the best games for story and how ambiguous it was was he just crazy or was it all real. also the endings was a bit of a shocker. I enjoyed SH homecoming ok it wasnt that scary but i enjoyed the combat controls more and it suited the character. hopefully this new game will combine alot of the game elements. im looking forward to a new chapter of silent hill (i hope its more psychological like SH 2).
Exactly, if they want to make this game as successful as One and Two, time is key, too many developers think it is ok to rush titles these days which is not on. They need to stop utilizing the same enemies again and again and seriously just ake their time inventing a new enemie on par with pyramid head...
Silent Hill without Yamaoka can'be Silent Hill! Team Silent & Yamaoka = good memories Silent Hill will never be the same again IMHO...
It could do well if enough work is put into it, they tried to change the franchise to much with Homecoming and they've realised they were wrong to do so now...
mehhh Silent hill is dead since Silent Hill 3
I wouldn't say since 3, 4 was very good imo.
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