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 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill, suffering from the industries creative eros
     
         
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I still believe the 'creative erosion' thing is complete and utter bullshit. We're just growing older and more cynical. There have always been just as many remakes, sequels and copies as there are now and Silent Hill is one of the most creative series' to have lasted as long as it has. To think something as unique as Downpour could be the seventh sequel in any series in any medium is baffling (I say seventh sequel rather than eighth entry because it rules out things which were intended to be done in parts such as Harry Potter).

In the super-creative world people act like they want, sequels wouldn't exist anyway. There would have been Silent Hill 1 and that would be it.

So, 'creative erosion' I would have to contest, and when something unique does come out we all ignore it because we don't want to risk our money on something we're not sure about, or we listen to some bellend who works for IGN and take his word for it, Kenji's sex analogy comes in here, would you ask some guy who writes for a blog what to try in the bedroom with your other half?

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 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill, suffering from the industries creative eros

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DistantJ wrote:
I still believe the 'creative erosion' thing is complete and utter bullshit. We're just growing older and more cynical. There have always been just as many remakes, sequels and copies as there are now and Silent Hill is one of the most creative series' to have lasted as long as it has. To think something as unique as Downpour could be the seventh sequel in any series in any medium is baffling (I say seventh sequel rather than eighth entry because it rules out things which were intended to be done in parts such as Harry Potter).

In the super-creative world people act like they want, sequels wouldn't exist anyway. There would have been Silent Hill 1 and that would be it.

So, 'creative erosion' I would have to contest, and when something unique does come out we all ignore it because we don't want to risk our money on something we're not sure about, or we listen to some bellend who works for IGN and take his word for it, Kenji's sex analogy comes in here, would you ask some guy who writes for a blog what to try in the bedroom with your other half?


I strongly agree. I have mostly avoided this topic because I don't really buy into the whole creative erosion thing either. I find the gaming industry to be more interesting today than it was back in the "good old days", personally. I think most people's problems with gaming is a mixture of them personally losing interest and being a bit nostalgia blinded. Everybody has such fond memories of the stuff they liked back then that they forget there was just as much crap and cash-in attempts as there is today. Likewise, there are just as many groundbreaking hits and innovative experiences today as there were back then. If not, more.


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What I was trying to say in my post was basically this: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/ ... val-Horror

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