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by jdnation
27 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

Well yes, those are all my assumptions based on the teaser, which should go without saying... Good teasers usually are made to indicate things the developers are thinking of doing. Not always, that's true, but we do see some SH specific things, like the girl holding a metal pipe. That pipe is either...
by jdnation
25 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

Well, yeah, it's the same character model. But enemy types in games usually build upon the same model with some variation adjustments. I imagine there will be various stages of degradation and change the further the game progresses. I'm guessing the fact that we see a steady progression of the girl ...
by jdnation
25 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

That's the question. How will the setting in Japan tie into a small American town?

It's also possible that a location in Japan has a similar name in proper Japanese.

It's not impossible that there are others similar to Alessa or whatever makes the town tick elsewhere in the world.
by jdnation
24 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Bloober Team's Mateusz Lenart SH2R Interview
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Bloober Team's Mateusz Lenart SH2R Interview

Sorry, I just assumed the game's timeline was contemporary to the release date. Either way, I assume that Bloober might either try to emphasize that the date is older, or set the game in a contemporary timeline and account for the modernity in mechanics and dialogue. I guess we'll know once we see m...
by jdnation
23 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Bloober Team's Mateusz Lenart SH2R Interview
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Bloober Team's Mateusz Lenart SH2R Interview

Hopefully "modernizing the dialogue" doesn't mean James swears more often. I honestly don't know what there is to modernize. If I had to guess, SH2 Remake's timeline is no longer circa 2001, but 2020, and they have to explain why James isn't using a smartphone GPS to find his way around an...
by jdnation
22 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

It means we're going to find out what happened to the Little Baronness when we cross Toluca Lake to make getting there more interesting for modern gamers. :twisted:
by jdnation
22 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

There is also the scarecrow at the start wearing a girl's uniform. That implies to me alongside the other imagery of girls being trapped by blood vein-y vines, and also being transformed into some kind of flowery geisha-hairstyled monstrosity that they could be variations of an enemy type, kind of l...
by jdnation
21 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

Most likely it is being developed with Japanese as the base language of the original and for cutscenes etc. then it'll be dubbed for overseas releases. At best you'll get a Japanese language option with subtitles if Konami cares. I believe Japanese VAs get paid more if their VA is used in overseas r...
by jdnation
21 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

Yes, hypothetically, if we wanted to add content, and/or set-up an actual sequel for Laura. Added content could be segregated to its own chapter like Maria's Born From a Wish scenario. But as we agree, this risks inconsistencies with the original game. Though I don't get that this is what Bloober is...
by jdnation
20 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

Let me put it another way. In the hypothetical scenario where we are making a sequel to SH2 starring Laura as the main character, is her backstory served better by: a) That she only encounter Eddie and James and the moments of encounter are only the ones we canonically see in the cutscenes through J...
by jdnation
19 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

She doesn’t see anything else I'm not saying you're wrong. Just that this is an assumption concerning things we never see. Do we really know that to be the case? Just labelling it a case of 'abandonment' is also simplifying a complex matter. That Laura throws a tantrum against her orphanage to the ...
by jdnation
18 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

Well, we do keep finding useful health drinks! But we tend to brush that off as a necessary game mechanic break, much like we brush off serious injuries and deaths in gameplay as abstractions that are not a part and apart from the story. But Eddie's pizza doesn't fall under that. It is narrative. Su...
by jdnation
17 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

I do lean more to the idea that how SH works is more perception driven, but it could likely be both. SH4 proves that new physical spaces can be shaped, and every game has a Nowhere, wherever that is... Maybe even a dimensionwithin other's minds itself, or a demon's? So it certainly can't all be in t...
by jdnation
15 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

But Laura wasn't in the functional town, she was still very much in the same "reality" as James, Eddie, Angela, etc. She just didn't see any monsters or weird abominations. If Laura was still in real world she wouldn't be able to meet James or the others, she'd be walking down a sunny and...
by jdnation
14 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill f
Topic: Set in 1960s Japan
Replies: 45
Views: 1487

Re: Set in 1960s Japan

The game seems confirmed to take place in the 1960's, but there are locations in the trailer that look pre-1960's. My guess is that the Otherworld itself may reference older time periods bleeding in. Not that out of place considering that the Otherworld of Silent Hill's locations can shift to resemb...
by jdnation
14 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

I'm pretty sure people didn't like the idea of Heather being a grown-up Alessa either since that "killed" the mystery of SH1's ending. Heather was a logical follow-up in terms of continuing the cult's story, in which case, they'd be looking for her. Of course, when starting the game, you ...
by jdnation
11 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2 Remake
Topic: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?
Replies: 68
Views: 1974

Re: Extra Content Yay/Nay/What?

I don't know if I'd like Laura as an MC. I prefer to keep some mysteries in place as to her life. I think it would be better with some new character, like maybe a family member of Angela's or some investigator looking for Eddie, or even someone with some relation to Laura. Laura was an orphan, so it...
by jdnation
11 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2022: Rumours and Speculation
Topic: TWO New SH Games In Development??? (New SH Game Rumours)
Replies: 1629
Views: 53395

Re: TWO New SH Games In Development??? (New SH Game Rumours)

For some insight on what Konami's overall strategy might be, the rumors of an MGS3 Remake are coming up again. https://insider-gaming.com/metal-gear-solid-3-remake-rumors/ As with the Silent Hill strategy, it seems that Konami wants to make a big traditional gaming comeback, and are throwing everyth...
by jdnation
08 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill 2022: Rumours and Speculation
Topic: TWO New SH Games In Development??? (New SH Game Rumours)
Replies: 1629
Views: 53395

Re: TWO New SH Games In Development??? (New SH Game Rumours)

DuskG seems to imply that Short Note is the Sakura teaser. And that f is a full mainline title. https://twitter.com/AestheticGamer1/status/1588912389483028482 Masahiro Ito is also careful in his responses, intimating that there is possibly more that he is working on that was not announced on the str...
by jdnation
07 Nov 2022
Forum: Silent Hill: Townfall
Topic: Wild speculation
Replies: 33
Views: 2366

Re: Wild speculation

A look at some of the previous work by one of the game's concept artists.
https://www.instagram.com/franckb.art/