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Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 08 Oct 2020
by Droo

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 08 Oct 2020
by NanayaShiki
Hate to be the bearer of bad news but his wording here is actually very misleading in an unfortunate way.

He clarifies here
https://twitter.com/mrsambarlow/status/ ... 7648582664
and here
https://twitter.com/mrsambarlow/status/ ... 6641305602
that he isn't actually pitching a Silent Hill game to Konami.

I think the phrase he should have used was "spiritual successor", not "follow-up", because now everywhere is reporting that he's pitching an actual sequel to Shattered Memories to Konami and getting excited.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 15 Jan 2021
by HeartlessBastard
Honestly, I'd love it. Shattered Memories has a great narrative and it uses the gameplay to tell its story very well. If they can make a better, scarier gameplay, I would love it. Maybe learn from Alien: Isolation and even indie games like Cry of Fear, that you can balance combat with horror and still be very effective.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 15 Jan 2021
by NanayaShiki
Given that Her Story and Telling Lies are what they are, I wouldn't expect any future Sam Barlow games to lean heavier on combat than Shattered Memories did. And personally, I think that's fine. I'm always down for video games to try different things than what's come before.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 15 Jan 2021
by Droo
I agree with Nanaya. To me, Sam Barlow is what David Cage aspires to actually be but doesn't quite get to.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 16 Jan 2021
by The Adversary
Any non-combat game is fine with me. There's enough fighting in the world. . . .

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Lifetolifeless
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.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Jonipoon
Meh, I dunno. I didn’t think SHSM was that good to begin with; besides there’s plenty of developers nowadays doing justice to the genre such as Supermassive Games who’s behind Until Dawn and Man of Medan.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Droo
Shattered Memories was better than Man of Medan and Little Hope.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Vixx
Droo wrote: 18 Apr 2021 Shattered Memories was better than Man of Medan and Little Hope.
Agreed, but I thought Man of Medan had some really cool ideas. Not as good as Until Dawn, but pretty enjoyable, esp in co-op. :)

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Droo
I found MoM really dull. It was a struggle to get through.

Little Hope was better to me, but still not at the highs of Until Dawn.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Vixx
I'm sure you already know this, but for the uninitiated – Little Hope was supposedly the pitch to Konami for a new Silent Hill game. If true, I'm not sorry Konami passed on it... 💩

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 18 Apr 2021
by Droo
You didn't like it? I thought it was pretty good.

Re: Sam Barlow Pitching Shattered Memories Follow-Up

Posted: 19 Apr 2021
by Vixx
Nah. I'm the opposite - thought MoM was stronger!