You'll have to forgive me if this is the wrong place for this, but I couldn't find a thread dedicated to this interview specificallyhttp://silenthillheaven.com/main/shsm/shsm_postmortem/
and some of the other threads didn't seem quite right for this either, so I'm posting it here.
If anybody needs to move it or anything, go ahead.
I was doing some research about Shattered Memories's relation to cannon, because as wacky as he is, helldescent always gets me thinking about this.
I could've sworn that either Kenji or AuraTwilight posted a link in which one of the developers confirmed SM to be a separate universe/world, but for the life of me, I can't find it now. And google isn't helping me at all this morning.
I haven't got nearly as much insight into Homecoming and Shattered Memories as I should. Seriously, I've only played SM twice.
I was contemplating as to why this part of the interview got lost in the shuffle. I have to admit to only skimming through this the first time I read it because it was so long. The part I'm quoting is about half way down the page:
Tomm was asked:"Clearly, Shattered Memories was meant to interact with SH1 and the fansâ€™ feelings. Based on the Toluca Mall scenario, I think it was also meant to interact with SH3. One interpretation a forum member has posited is that Vincent was a previous psychologist of Cherylâ€™s, given the things he says and where we first meet him (in a mental health clinic). What do you personally think of this interpretation?"
To which he replied:"Ha ha, I think looking into Vincent as a therapist is a little out there. But, I do consider Shattered Memories to actually be somewhat of a Silent Hill 3 reimagining, rather than SH1. If you look at the bad ending of the first game, SM makes perfect sense as a direct sequel."
Throughout most of this interview, Tomm keeps repeating that many things in SM are up to player interpretation and more "personal" than in the other Silent Hills. Then he throws in a very concrete "makes perfect sense
as a direct sequel.
Don't misunderstand me--it's very obvious that the Silent Hill from the first game is not the same Silent Hill from Shattered Memories.
I just need additional thoughts on this.
I personally agree with Tomm, but then again, I haven't played this game nearly as much as many of you.
So, Whaddya think?