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by Lifetolifeless
07 May 2021
Forum: Silent Hill: Homecoming
Topic: PC Mod incoming...
Replies: 2
Views: 5364

Re: PC Mod incoming...

Crazy to think it wasn't so long ago that PC ports were this immaterial to a game's success/failure.
by Lifetolifeless
07 May 2021
Forum: Silent Hill: Homecoming
Topic: Silent Hill Homecoming Facts You May Not Have Known
Replies: 1
Views: 10629

Re: Silent Hill Homecoming Facts You May Not Have Known

Okay, it's been long enough since I've played this that I forgot it was Pyramid Head who executed the dad. I did recall the hotel scene where PH made a brief appearance, and I suppose this at least substantiates his inclusion in the events of Homecoming.
by Lifetolifeless
20 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: SH1 was considered for the PlayStation Classic release
Replies: 12
Views: 10272

Re: SH1 was considered for the PlayStation Classic release

For a company that so regularly prioritizes and does a great job of servicing brand affinity, it's definitely a surprise to me how badly the fumbled their classic console. I'd certainly put Silent Hill in the company of IP that snuggle down the feeling of classic PlayStation gaming in its formative ...
by Lifetolifeless
20 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: Gillespie House
Replies: 17
Views: 10253

Re: Gillespie House

I'm definitely not put off by oversights, nor by taking an opportunity to run a comb through things upon revisiting them. Oftentimes, especially back in the late '90s when the first game was built, these kinds of disconnects are the result of mismatched production schedules without budget (or good r...
by Lifetolifeless
20 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: SH1 to (Possibly) Become Unavailable Digitally Forever Soon
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: SH1 to (Possibly) Become Unavailable Digitally Forever Soon

Wow, I'm genuinely surprised. The value of a back catalog is fleeting and imprecise, and has a more direct relationship with brand affinity than with revenue figures. Kudos to whoever convinced Sony execs that this was ultimately about trust.
by Lifetolifeless
19 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill: Homecoming
Topic: Who else was disappointed by Homecoming?
Replies: 189
Views: 110319

Re: Who else was disappointed by Homecoming?

It had pockets of sublime atmosphere when its idiosyncratic rendering effects meld with its sound design. Flooded Shepherd basement, junkyard, and living room chat with catatonic mother are standouts. I enjoy these moments enough to stomach its clunky gameplay.
by Lifetolifeless
19 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill Origins
Topic: The Evil Within 2 and Origins...
Replies: 3
Views: 6327

Re: The Evil Within 2 and Origins...

Scratching my head on this one. Care to come back three years after your post and expand? Heh.
by Lifetolifeless
19 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill 4: The Room
Topic: A black sheep in the series, yet it still gives me the creep
Replies: 12
Views: 7953

Re: A black sheep in the series, yet it still gives me the creep

I really couldn’t get on with this game back when I played and finished it for the only time I did. But I’ve been through a lot since then, and my tastes have evolved. Think I’ll give it another chance when I’m back home with access to my PS2 in October.
by Lifetolifeless
19 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: Gillespie House
Replies: 17
Views: 10253

Re: Gillespie House

Is the state of the house depicted as someone remembered (or even dreamed) it, rather than what it actually was?
by Lifetolifeless
18 Apr 2021
Forum: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Topic: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up
Replies: 13
Views: 11965

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

I remember Origins origins for its incredibly awkward violence. I appreciate Shattered Memories for its lack of explicit violence. Next?

I wonder what sort of Silent Hill game might hinge on the dynamic of regrettable violence.
by Lifetolifeless
20 Oct 2020
Forum: Silent Hill Origins
Topic: PS2? PSP?
Replies: 34
Views: 54665

Re: PS2? PSP?

PS2 Travis looks a bit like Frankestein's monster for me... I like his PSP appearance better... Lisa also is hideous in PS2 Curious whether this is a case of the lower-resolution screen being more kind to the source assets, or if there’s actual content disparity between the two platforms. I’ve only...
by Lifetolifeless
19 Oct 2020
Forum: Silent Hill 2
Topic: Lookie lookie what I found here.....intro bathroom wall
Replies: 9
Views: 8691

Re: Lookie lookie what I found here.....intro bathroom wall

Wow, major credit for finally tracking this down. I’d always been dreadfully curious what inspired that particular part of the graffiti!
by Lifetolifeless
18 Oct 2020
Forum: Silent Hill 3
Topic: Why wasn't Silent Hill 3 released on Xbox?
Replies: 4
Views: 5961

Re: Why wasn't Silent Hill 3 released on Xbox?

Wish it weren’t the case, but quite likely this was simply a matter of the Xbox install base size relative to the PS2 install base at the time. SH2: Restless Dreams was a commendable foray, but sales numbers didn’t inspire further support for the platform.
by Lifetolifeless
18 Oct 2020
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: Masahiro Ito shares some original SH1 backgrounds
Replies: 3
Views: 14044

Re: Masahiro Ito shares some original SH1 backgrounds

Artifacts of a bygone era, but I genuinely love that short-lived artistic approach of painting in faux specular highlights and approximated normal maps into simple textures. Just enough detail to invite your eyes into backfilling detail that was never truly there.
by Lifetolifeless
18 Oct 2020
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: Gillespie House
Replies: 17
Views: 10253

Re: Gillespie House

I’ve always been curious why the Gillespie home would have been located in something of a partially flooded basin, to the point that a power pole lay uprooted and diagonal in the foreground of the video.
by Lifetolifeless
11 Mar 2017
Forum: Silent Hill 2
Topic: Mary [Spoiler]
Replies: 12
Views: 8626

Re: Mary [Spoiler]

Very sad, all the time as was thinking that Mary somehow could be alive. But maybe there left one chance - rebirth ending. I wonder whats happen after all. If Mary was resurrected, what happen next, maybe this was a happy anding? I've always been fascinated by this take on a Rebirth ending. http://...
by Lifetolifeless
05 Mar 2017
Forum: Silent Hill 1
Topic: I'm not at all interested in playing this game.
Replies: 227
Views: 128158

Re: I'm not at all interested in playing this game.

Some of the best reasons to experience this game are the things you'll never read about. The depth of a hallway and all the unseen things it might contain, the sound of a whimper just out of sight.
by Lifetolifeless
09 Apr 2016
Forum: Silent Hill 3
Topic: Is silent hill 3 the worst game in the series?
Replies: 917
Views: 242342

Re: Is silent hill 3 the worst game in the series?

Far from the worst. Personally, the game does a better job of stitching its plot to the events of the first game than it needed to, but I don't buy Vincent and Douglas as characters whenever they're on screen. SH3 is a mix of some of the best and worst the series has to offer, and it averages out to...
by Lifetolifeless
07 Feb 2015
Forum: Silent Hills / PT Teaser
Topic: Kojima: "Silent Hill S could be open world"
Replies: 30
Views: 18254

Re: Kojima: "Silent Hill S could be open world"

I'd be happy with a semi-open format, with a mix of exploration in a hub and linear spokes.

I'm not opposed to a fully open approach on principle, and it would be nice to see Silent Hill done well in a new format.
by Lifetolifeless
04 Jan 2015
Forum: Silent Hills / PT Teaser
Topic: PT recreated with Unreal 4...looks unreal!
Replies: 4
Views: 4295

Re: PT recreated with Unreal 4...looks unreal!

Pretty impressive parity here. I've only minor issues with the way UE handles light sources over distance.