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So, Kojima and DelToro are making the next Silent Hill. Considering their resume, what outcome are you expecting for the game, do you think they'll successfully avoid mistakes others have made and in what way could they improve the series and pull it out of it's downfall? What do you want to see done different and elements should remain the same, in order to keep within the tradition of the earlier titles?
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I have little confidence in Kojima given his output as of late, but it will be interesting to see what Del Toro brings to the table. PT was a pretty impressive piece of media as a debut/teaser.

I'm just looking forward to a horror experience that's not an action game and that doesn't have zombies in it. Silent Hill has been in a not necessarily terrible but not very good place for so long now that I'm not honestly expecting too much from it.
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I'm just hoping the outcome is a good survival horror game, like in the old days. Even if it doesn't stick to the Silent Hill formula, Kojima's a good director and DelToro's a good designer, so I have faith it'll at least be refreshing.
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I'm a dedicated fan of Silent Hill, my favourite game was Silent Hill 2~ But yeah I'm just hoping it sticks to the lore and is an interesting survival horror (and hopefully they wont just shove pyramid head in there for fan service). I'm looking forwards to it even though I don't know much about it yet ^^
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StriderShinryu wrote:

I have little confidence in Kojima given his output as of late, but it will be interesting to see what Del Toro brings to the table..

Funny, I actually feel the exact opposite of that.
Del Toro hasn't put out anything that truly stood out to me since Pan's Labyrinth, so to me he's just a name plastered onto the game for PR.
Kojima on the other hand actually has experience directing games and has a very creative mind. Some of the stuff he's done with characters in the Metal Gear franchise was borderline disturbing, and he really set the tone with one specific character "the sorrow"


Of course Del Toro has experience with directing movies, so I'm wiling to say that there will be great synergy between the two, and honestly I think that's been the overall train of thought when they considered these guys for this game as well.

And Akira Yamaoka is rumored to return as the composer of the soundtrack which honestly, makes the series what it is.
I sincerely hope he's going to be the composer for the soundtrack on this one, but yeah.
If anyone asked me I'd say that this game is in good capable hands overall, so I'm definitely excited to see the final product myself.
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Bearbudah wrote:


StriderShinryu wrote:

I have little confidence in Kojima given his output as of late, but it will be interesting to see what Del Toro brings to the table..

Funny, I actually feel the exact opposite of that.


My issues with Kojima as a creative lead are twofold. First, he loves to stuff story into everything, which may be an issue in SH where the best storytelling was implied or open to interpretation. You can't have mystery if you explain everything. Second, I'm not a huge fan of his actual gameplay ideas. Even when the creative side comes through Kojima's work often feels half baked as a game.

That said, though, PT was a surprisingly positive step forward. Maybe it really is just the MGS series that's tripping Kojima up and not his abilities or lack thereof.
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Also, you do got to give him credit for working on a horror series with such notoriety, since he openly admits he's a fraidy cat, when it comes to horror. That being said, just imagine what kind of crazy things one's mind can make up when you get freaked out so easily. Put that into a game, and you have potential revival for the series.
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StriderShinryu wrote:




My issues with Kojima as a creative lead are twofold. First, he loves to stuff story into everything, which may be an issue in SH where the best storytelling was implied or open to interpretation. You can't have mystery if you explain everything. Second, I'm not a huge fan of his actual gameplay ideas. Even when the creative side comes through Kojima's work often feels half baked as a game.

That said, though, PT was a surprisingly positive step forward. Maybe it really is just the MGS series that's tripping Kojima up and not his abilities or lack thereof.


Okay your opinion is your opinion so I really gotta calm myself down right now haha, but first of all Kojima is not explaining everything, his metal gear series just happens to be famously rich on exposition, which isn't for everyone fair enough, but Kojima has done other stories such as Zone of the Enders that was very down to earth and far from anything metal gear-esque.

Secondly, you say his ideas are half baked? care to elaborate please? because I'm pretty sure fans and myself are willing to claim that Kojima's ideas are anything but half-baked.

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Speaking of Kojima, does anyone know if there's been any word about a re-release of Snatcher? I always wanted to play the game, but it's frigging expensive!
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