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Why BoM WON'T kill the series
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Author:  Typographenia [ 14 May 2012 ]
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Hydra666 wrote:
The game could have been good if it was horror-oriented, with weak characters, few ammo, etc.. because the whole gameplay and concept looks fun but they ruined it.

You already played it?
That's impressive.

Author:  NanayaShiki [ 14 May 2012 ]
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I think it's a strange twist of fate that I, someone who has always hated the fact that Pyramid Head has become a series mascot and appears outside of SH2 (to the point where I believe one of the very first conversations I had when i first joined here was a huge fight about how the Pyramid Head of SH2 exists only for James and even if there can be other creatures based on the same appearance it's lame to do so so they shouldn't), am one of the few people who don't really mind him being used here. I mean, they are bringing back tons of monsters with specific symbolism to unique situations or people. It's not like it's only Pyramid Head. I maintain faith that there will be a good story-driven reason why all these monsters are appearing outside of their game.

Author:  Mephisto [ 14 May 2012 ]
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Quote:
I maintain faith that there will be a good story-driven reason why all these monsters are appearing outside of their game.

Everything's connected to the UFO endings. DUN DUN DUN.

Seriously though, saying that this game (that doesn't have anything to do with the main story) will kill the whole series is a childish argument indeed.

And this arcade formula, that many loves to spit on, is what make this game unique and interesting. That and the character creation.

Can't wait to see the reviews. I know that maybe Konami and WF signed a contract for this game to be only for the VITA since it's a new handheld and it need games yada yada, but I'd love to hear that this game will be jumping on both "hi-tech" consoles of this gen.

Author:  GCNavigator [ 15 May 2012 ]
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A different direction is what Silent Hill needs, what Silent Hill Book of Memories is doing is perfect and I personally think it is a fantastic idea!
I will pick this one up for my Playstation Vita, the change in direction is something I like and people should enjoy the creativity put into this one. Its arcade like gameplay, online play is a nice addition and character creation is extra icing on the cake. Why some fans don`t embrace change is a shame.

Good job on the new ideas! :)

MOD EDIT: Before anyone gets excited, this isn't really Guy. It's a fake account someone with way too much time set up.

Author:  0uiled [ 15 May 2012 ]
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I believe once Book of Memories has it's time people may be a little more open for a new game for the main series or maybe a remake of 1.

Author:  clips [ 16 May 2012 ]
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I'm sure the game will be entertaining, but i'm not sure they should spend their resources on a remake which is basically the same game with updated visuals....and Harry's line.."Hmm..radio?....what's wrong with that radio?"...and the awkward voice acting never gets old...:D

Author:  five5sixers [ 06 Jun 2012 ]
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I'm kind of excited for Book of Memories. Shattered Memories and Downpour renewed my faith in the games after 0rigins kicked it really hard in the balls and Homecoming gave it a small band-aid like that would help anything. It's definitely different, but I've got this unreasonable attraction to customizability and let's not pretend tons of fans at least once wanted to experience the Otherworld for themselves, even if it was a completely ridiculous notion.

It's something people have been asking for for a long time without even knowing it.

On the matter of a Silent Hill 1 remake, though, I'm all for it. Not just because OMG YAY PRETTY UPDATED GRAPHICS AND VOICE ACTING AND CONTROLS, those are all perks. My main hope for a remake, as unrealistic as it is, actually has to do with a great deal of newer fans (and even some older ones) disregarding SH1 entirely because it "hasn't aged well", and also because it's damn expensive online now, not to mention a bit hard to find. It'd allow people to experience it for the first time easily and maybe spark more interest. From a marketing stand point, though, it's a rather dubious proposition.

Author:  Grieving Sparrow [ 08 Jun 2012 ]
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I don't believe this will kill the series but I am not a fan of it either. I will reserve final judgement until I play it obviously but, I am just not sure I am a fan of the multiplayer aspect of it. Where is the fear in a multiplayer experience. Plus, Silent Hill is all about taking what is in someone's psyche and turning against them to help them overcome some horror in their life, usually their past.

I guess I am just not a fan of the idea of multiplayer and I am really waiting for the next main game in the series.

Although having realized that it is going to be a spinoff title of sorts and not part of the main series, has made me lighten up a bit on my original distain for the title.

I will play it before I judge it fully. After all it is still Silent Hill, and I am a sucker for just about anything Silent Hill. ^_^

Author:  CandyLander [ 12 Jun 2012 ]
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i'm really not gonna play silent hill games anymore. they used to be fun, but vatra/climax kinda ruined it.

Author:  0uiled [ 12 Jun 2012 ]
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CandyLander wrote:
i'm really not gonna play silent hill games anymore. they used to be fun, but vatra/climax kinda ruined it.


Yes, you don't like some games but that doesn't they ruined anything.
If that were true the series would have end a long time ago but it didn't.

Author:  Kompwars [ 13 Jun 2012 ]
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Book of memories looks pretty fun, so I might get it if I get enough money to buy a vita :P

BoM better have good puzzles though, Origins, SM, and downpour had horrible puzzles

Author:  AuraTwilight [ 13 Jun 2012 ]
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Downpour and Origins had plenty of decent puzzles, in my opinion.

Author:  wonder's boy [ 13 Jun 2012 ]
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All three of those games took slightly different takes on puzzles from what I remember. I played the Wii version of SM, too, so it felt like a lot of the puzzles there were geared towards that console's features. Played PS2 Origins, and it felt like the puzzles would've been a lot cooler on a PSP.

Downpour's were definitely more geared for the console, and they were some of the best I've seen in a while. God, that Hansel and Gretel puzzle in the orphanage. So simple, yet very beyond itself in terms of what it accomplished.

I don't know much about BoM, but I'm going to guess that the puzzles may be geared towards the multiplayer aspect, and that players will have to collaborate to accomplish them.

Author:  Hydra666 [ 13 Jun 2012 ]
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Anyone here thinks we might have a chance to get a console port for BOM? I could totally see this game on the PS store. I don't really feel like buying a vita anyway.

Author:  thy_butcher [ 13 Jun 2012 ]
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I don't see BoM having complex puzzles.
It seems geared towards cooperative multiplayer, and it's a dungeon-crawler, so It'll probably be a very fast paced and combat driven game. Very difficult puzzles would slow the gameplay down too much, which isn't good for what BoM is going to be.

Author:  Droo [ 14 Jun 2012 ]
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I find it amazing that after that E3 video that anyone still thinks this game might somehow be good.

I think the best thing to do is to treat this like the Arcade, the Orphan games, and the first several comic stories and just pretend they don't exist.

Author:  Mephisto [ 14 Jun 2012 ]
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^ Why don't you add the SH1 Play Novel to that list of yours, too?

The trailer was lacking indeed, but a video review will cover pretty much everything.

Author:  mikefile [ 14 Jun 2012 ]
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I don't even see why BoM got its own section in the forum since it's a simple spin-off title. Why not put then Orfan and the Arcade in, too.

Author:  Mephisto [ 14 Jun 2012 ]
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^ Probably because very few played it. Therefore discussions wouldn't even happen apart from "What this game looks like?" and Youtube is there for a reason. I guess...

Author:  Droo [ 14 Jun 2012 ]
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I think we used to have a section for the Arcade, although it's possible I'm hallucinating.

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