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Silent Hill: Shattered Memories announced for Wii/PS2/PSP for Autumn 2009

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I never played the original, but it looks like the remake has lost a lot of the Japanese "style" that the first few games had. Now it just looks like a generic American game.

ive only seen 2 pics.....you got that just by look at two pics? Generic American game???lol if it was for 360/ps3 i bet it would be good american game....:lol
 

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I really don't know why they want to shatter my memories, make a new game instead of reimagining the first game. Origins was bad enough and if it's the same developers then I just don't have any faith in them doing the first game justice.

And it's just too bad they'll probably have to censor all the good things about the Alternate Silent Hill with the increase in graphics.
 

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I remember the UK rating board had rated and approved this game for PS2 also, and they said if the game was the same that konami woulnd't have to resubmit the game for PSP and Wii. This was on an older thread on GAF.
 

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Kasumi1970 said:
I remember the UK rating board had rated and approved this game for PS2 also, and they said if the game was the same that konami woulnd't have to resubmit the game for PSP and Wii. This was on an older thread on GAF.
It makes sense. The Wii would never get a game like this exclusively. I don't mean that as a troll, either, but as a sad reality.
 

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Kasumi1970 said:
I remember the UK rating board had rated and approved this game for PS2 also, and they said if the game was the same that konami woulnd't have to resubmit the game for PSP and Wii. This was on an older thread on GAF.
IIRC there were no platforms mentioned on the rating board page, and people were talking about Wii and PSP versions because the rumor was already around.
That said, a (maybe latter) PS2 version - especially after what happened with Origins - wouldn't surprise me one bit.
 

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Great, this is probably why Silent Hill disappeared off of the Euro PSN, and why we'll never fucking get it at all in North America. Fantastic.

Awesome.
 

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MGS: Twin Snake talk?

I'm in the minority that liked it better.

+ Music
+ Graphics
+ Felt like MGS2
~ "Batshit insano" cut scenes
- Voice acting
- Lack of VR Missions

Honestly, I did kind of like the cut scenes. They were different, obviously. But can you really complain about MGS being insane considering what happens in the main games? Really now.

Plus, he jumped off off a fucking missle.

Fuck yeah!?!?!?!?!
 

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EmCeeGramr said:
:lol
 

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Dragona Akehi said:
I really don't see the point in this. Silent Hill has never been on a Nintendo system,

The same could be applied to Final Fantasy VII in its time.


Dragona Akehi said:
is no longer by the original team that created it, and it's going to inevitably bomb.

I'm not even a SH fan, and I can't understand the logic for putting it on Wii.

...Other than being able to create a relatively easy PSP port.

Der moniez?

If you think Wii gamers are just soccer moms / casual gamers, you are falling under the spell of the "HD-games-are-the-only-ones-worthy" crew at GAF.

I love my Wii for Disaster, Madworld and HOTD: Overkill.
The "casual" games are a nice bonus for the console, in my humble opinion.

But I do not think so, given the fact that you are a faithful defender of portables (the reason I respect you so much.)
 

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-You steer Harry with the control stick

-The Wii Remote is used to aim the flashlight "This is one of the things we dreamed about when the Wii controller was first unveiled, and it's every bit as effective as we imagined."

-The developer wants the game to be as immersive as possible. "When you want to check on something in the environment, for example, you simply fix your view on it rather than press a button, and instead of text appearing on screen, Harry comments vocally." (MARl0 note: This sounds really awesome!)

-Streaming environments that completely eliminate load times

-The static noise comes out of the Wii Remote now. It also acts as your cell phone. "Just as we're starting to feel sufficiently uncomfortable, the Wii Remote rings and nearly scares us out of our seats." "There's no response when we answer this particular call, so we hang up and try the first thing that comes to mind: dial 911. An emergency dispatcher actually picks up, her voice emanating from the Wii Remote speaker, but she can't hear Harry and eventually hangs up. Looks like we're on our own."

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."

-Once the monsters see you, the chase is on. "Holding Z button makes Harry get the lead out, and during the getaway, you can barge through doors, climb over fences, jump through windows, and so on. You can even barricade doors behind you with a bookshelf or whatever else might be handy. The static gets louder as the monsters close in, and while Harry is running, you can look back over his shoulder. Watching these abominations leap over cars and crawl along the rooftops as they relentlessly pursue our hero had us on the edge of our seats." "To be clear, these chase sequences aren't quick-time events; you have full control over Harry and can choose whichever path you see fit to his destination." "The monsters will take alternate routes to try to cut you off, and they'll use their numbers to flank you whenever possible."

- "Shattered Memories is about as far removed from a typical remake as you can imagine. It takes inspiration from the original as the foundation for something that feels like a true evolution of the series."

New infos.
 

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dallow_bg said:
Thanks!

And wow!

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."


Ok, I'm excited again.

Why is that exciting? that particular piece sounds awful.
The rest sounds promising
 

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AceBandage said:
New infos.
Well, if was sounding great until:

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."
 

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-The Wii Remote is used to aim the flashlight

-Streaming environments that completely eliminate load times

-The static noise comes out of the Wii Remote now.

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."

-Once the monsters see you, the chase is on. "Holding Z button makes Harry get the lead out, and during the getaway, you can barge through doors, climb over fences, jump through windows, and so on. You can even barricade doors behind you with a bookshelf or whatever else might be handy. The static gets louder as the monsters close in, and while Harry is running, you can look back over his shoulder. Watching these abominations leap over cars and crawl along the rooftops as they relentlessly pursue our hero had us on the edge of our seats." "To be clear, these chase sequences aren't quick-time events; you have full control over Harry and can choose whichever path you see fit to his destination." "The monsters will take alternate routes to try to cut you off, and they'll use their numbers to flank you whenever possible."

Fuck yeah, all over my beard
 

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Here is hoping they just do redo the textures, update the sound and maybe change a little the locations, Climax better stay the fuck away from using their own shitty artists.

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."

Oh shit, this could be like a nextgen Clock Tower if done right.
 

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It's not like Kitamura himself is all that "stable" of a movie director. He easily made one of the worst Godzilla movies of all time as the big guy's 50th anniversary movie. The only highlight was watching the original kill the American CGI abomination.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOISbaA2G18

seriously, it was like a very long, very bad power rangers episode :(
edit: oh god, and the soundtrack was so fucking bad.

-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."

Survival Horror is back :O
 

KittenMaster

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Why is that exciting? that particular piece sounds awful.
I think it's a decent idea (considering you could run through SH1 & 2 anyway), and puts the focus of the game on puzzles and exploration.

Like RE5 being pure action, maybe this decides to go in the exact opposite direction.
 

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Wait I don't get it. Combat has never been Silent Hill's strong point, but every encounter is now a chase sequence? That sounds like one of the dumbest things ever. :(
 

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-Once the monsters see you, the chase is on. "Holding Z button makes Harry get the lead out, and during the getaway, you can barge through doors, climb over fences, jump through windows, and so on. You can even barricade doors behind you with a bookshelf or whatever else might be handy. The static gets louder as the monsters close in, and while Harry is running, you can look back over his shoulder. Watching these abominations leap over cars and crawl along the rooftops as they relentlessly pursue our hero had us on the edge of our seats." "To be clear, these chase sequences aren't quick-time events; you have full control over Harry and can choose whichever path you see fit to his destination." "The monsters will take alternate routes to try to cut you off, and they'll use their numbers to flank you whenever possible."
Now that sounds creepy. Interest rising.
 

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My ideal survival horror game has always involved not being able to fight back against the monsters. The chase mechanic sounds identical to the chase sequences from The Warriors, just with more danger. The hype meter is in overdrive for me.
 

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Amir0x said:
Wait I don't get it. Combat has never been Silent Hill's strong point, but every encounter is now a chase sequence? That sounds like one of the dumbest things ever. :(
Exactly. I can see plenty of people getting lost because they just run in random directions. Not to mention it probably means unintended backtracking.
 

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dallow_bg said:
-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."




...

Nah, could be interesting.
 

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Wait I don't get it. Combat has never been Silent Hill's strong point, but every encounter is now a chase sequence? That sounds like one of the dumbest things ever. :(

Yeah, hopefully it won't be for the whole game and you can fight some monsters later on in the game.
 

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Exactly. I can see plenty of people getting lost because they just run in random directions. Not to mention it probably means unintended backtracking.

It just sounds like something that would get really fucking boring. Even if the puzzles were amazing, that sounds bizarre and inherently uninteresting. It's cool when games make you feel in peril, with only -little- chance of survival. It's not cool when games make you feel like a big fucking pussy who always has to run away.

Of course, I take it there's some detail we're missing here.
 
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John Harker said:
Why is that exciting? that particular piece sounds awful.
The rest sounds promising
Depends on how they manage the action. Certainly, a Silent Hill game without combat is dramatically different, but the first Clock Tower games did this particularly well and it really added to the terror. Sounds interesting and exciting to me. I can see why big SH and horror-action game fans being unhappy with it, if this info is all legit.
 

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No combat is definitely a curve ball.

All the other changes sound great, this one sounds merely intriguing. Could be awesome, could totally suck.
 

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Redd said:
Yeah, hopefully it won't be for the whole game and you can fight some monsters later on in the game.
I'm sure there will be some very basic combat with melee, using the enviroment, etc, but probably only against enemies you have to pass and confront, like "bosses".

I'm keeping my eye on this one.
Was hoping for a remake, but this sounds alright.
 

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-Combat has been completely removed from the game. "Instead, you have no choice but to flee, which proves considerably more terrifying."
AceBandage said:
New infos.
:O!
The game is sounding better and better..
Either a really elaborated April's Fools..or they are going to completely fuck the game at some point and release some piece of shit in the Fall.
 

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How the lack of combat turns out will depend on how frequently you have to run. If it happens a lot then the "fear" factor is going to go right out the window and it's just going to become annoying that you're having to constantly runaway instead of advancing through the game. If it doesn't happen a lot then it could work.
 

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Spiegel said:



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Nah, could be interesting.

great avatar... streetlight manifesto rules! :)

back on topic, using the remote as a flashlight and running away from enemies sounds great for a horror-title as silent hill. the use of the wiimote-speaker is promising as well...
 

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Amir0x said:
It just sounds like something that would get really fucking boring. Even if the puzzles were amazing, that sounds bizarre and inherently uninteresting. It's cool when games make you feel in peril, with only -little- chance of survival. It's not cool when games make you feel like a big fucking pussy who always has to run away.

Of course, I take it there's some detail we're missing here.

I invite you to play any Clock Tower and them come back. Take into account that "clock tower" can mean either the SNES original one that never left japan or the sequel that did. The original one got remade for PSX as "first fear". Then there's clock tower ghost head (which is not as good) and then CT3 for PS2 which is good, but not as good as the first two ones.
 

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MightyHedgehog said:
Depends on how they manage the action. Certainly, a Silent Hill game without combat is dramatically different, but the first Clock Tower games did this particularly well and it really added to the terror.
Bingo.
I doubt it'll be as cool as Clocktower though.