Valid concerns regarding Guillermo Del Toro. What do you guys think?
As we learned last week at Gamescom, Konami couldn’t have chosen a more… eclectic team to develop the next Silent Hill. The mysteriously titled (and mysteriously pluralized) Silent Hills brings together filmmaker and horror geek Guillermo del Toro, Stalker…
New teaser for upcoming fan film ” Silent Hill: The Promise ” . Does that door look familiar? Yep! Thats the one I built :D XD!!!!
Angry Joe playing the Silent Hills playable teaser! FUNNNNNYY!!!
To see the solution check out the video below (I won’t spoil the reveal in a measly news post!)
Wow! Way to go Bob! :) A lot of research went into cracking a code in a mere playable teaser… I gotta say if we can expect this amount of dedication tackling other game mysteries moving forward I’m pumped to see how TGD handles their analysis on the rest of the Silent Hill series!
Could the new Silent Hill game take a page out of the legendary joke endings and make it the primary focus?
It seems the teaser had a sweedish broadcast on the radio that translated to a possible extraterrestrial plot or could it just be as simple as one of many Silent Hill easter eggs? What do you guys think? What other easter eggs have you found in the teaser?
SILENT HILL DOWNPOUR ANNES STORY #4 Covers, Summary, Release Date
(W) Tom Waltz (A/CA) Tristan Jones (CA) XermanicoThe terrifying finale of the all-new tale spinning directly out of the hit 2012 video game Silent Hill Downpour and featuring fan-favorite characters from Silent Hill lore! Anne Marie Cunningham’s deadly journey through Silent Hill comes to a haunting end. Written by Downpour writer Tom Waltz.Release Date : 11/12/2014Blog Post: http://silenthillnote.jimdo.com/2014/08/20/silent-hill-downpour-annes-story-4-covers-summary-release-date/
Could Silent Hills P.T. Mark the Rebirth of AAA Horror?
But P.T.’s greatest strength is its total focus on the use of your senses. Any great horror filmmaker will tell you that making the audience scan the screen for danger and strain their ears is a great way to get them immersed and scared. It’s what you glimpse in the corner of your eye that instills real terror. P.T.’s challenges require the player to look hard and listen carefully.
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Q:Really, I don't understant how you can have good hopes about ''Silent Hills''. I'm sure you've played all the Silent Hill games. Me too. So, explain me why. I'm curious about it. For me, with what we know after seeing the playable teaser, it's not a Silent Hill game, it's another horror game which use the name of a masterpiece to be attractive. I'll try to explain more in details my point of view after your answer.
Well one it shouldnt matter if I am excited for a new silent hill game and why. If it interests my taste then thats all that should matter. Thats why if you arent interested in it or have no hopes I dont really care why so dont expect me to publish why you have no hope for it. But I will go ahead and tell you why in case you or anyone else are curious and not just looking for an argument.
The last time I felt scared to play a game before Evil Within which I still have yet to play was probably Silent Hill 4 so thats one good reason why I am hopeful for it. The Playable Teaser even carries similarities to Silent Hill 4. Will the game carry lore and pick up as a sequel to SH4 or SH3 or even SH2? No probably not but I have already accepted that it will probably be another story of a character with psychological disturbances with a shitty past with easter eggs here and there, but the point is we have no idea what the story or gameplay will even be yet… I can just tell that they are on the right track with incorporating first person close quarters in areas and open world in other places. The darkness and disturbing audio and visuals seem to be fitting imo for what always excited me in a Silent Hill game. I can tell you it looks a lot better than Downpour, Downpour was better than Shattered Memories and Shattered Memories was better than Homecoming. It looks like the games have been getting better imo. Seems like a good reason to be hopeful.
You want more reasons? Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro. Kojima has made some of the best games in video game history and thats for a good reason. His games always had a huge focus on character development, voice acting and engaging deep stories that were always cinematic. Even Jeremy Blaustein (voice over director and translator for SH1-SH4) worked on Metal Gear Solid and 2 members of Team Silent work or at least have worked with Kojima. I definitely think Kojima is in better company than Tomm Hulett, Vatra and Double Helix… Kojima takes time and pride in his work and I think will have a respect for the horror genre regardless of his work in the action/stealth genre.
Guillermo Del Toro.. I am going to sound like a broken record here since I basically talked about this already in my last question about the Playable Teaser but this man has a style completely unique to the filming world so I know he will have a very unique vision in the videogame world. If this man is going to be writing and directing the game I will be even more hopeful. If you haven’t watched his films do so or read the things this man talks about and you will have more hope. He has talked about the darkness within Catholicism, his opinions from the perspective as an atheist and his fascination for monsters and the power that they represent. He has great influences and understands philosophy and psychology. I would say if they were to pick a movie director to work on a silent hill game Del Toro is definitely one of the better choices. Im excited to read interviews about his approach to this project! Just check out these videos of Guillermo Del Toro:
As far as Norman Reedus im honestly not overly excited or disappointed. He is an actor who did pretty good in the Walking Dead and did probably even better in boondock saints as well as Mimic and Blade II (also Del Toro films). He is a professional actor who I trust will do a good job. I dont think any better than a videogame voice actor but he will be good.
Q:So I think Silent Hills will be the biggest and fastest selling SH in its history. What do you think? Also this has nothing to do with best or most favorite among fans I'm just talking sales and popularity amongst the public.
Oh yeah the numbers will be the best in years for sure and like you said purely marketing and im sure if its a great game it will sell itself.
Q:How do you feel about people just planning to buy the new Silent Hills cause Hideo Kojima's name is on it? He's a p great guy but still. Lately it's been hurting my heart quite a lot to hear that, but I do hope that it ends up making people like the series and maybe get into the previous games as well.
I love questions like this. I will answer your question in short by saying there is nothing wrong with that. Now I will explain and give you reasoning as well as my opinion on the P.T. demo in case any of you are wondering how I felt or feel about it. I feel it is terrible for someone to buy a game because they are caught up in a hype. If someone is a Kojima fan and will play Silent Hills for that reason, I dont see it as a bad thing. Its like this: I am a Stanley Kubrick fan so I was always open to watch a release of his especially if it seemed interesting to me and I can trust I will enjoy the film because I have enjoyed a majority of his films. Does that mean Kubrick cant make a bad film? No and the same applies for any artist, but thats why I dont think its wrong for a Kojima fan to want to play Silent Hills solely he is involved.
Kojima’s name means a lot. Sadly its the only way for Konami to publish a polished quality AAA Silent Hill title.. It will definitely invite new gamers to play Silent Hill for the first time, if the movies or Dan Licht didnt already do that, but not just because of Kojima but because of Norman Reedus and Guillermo Del Torror as well. All of this is to both insure high quality story writing, character development and directing, but its also a marketing tactic and while Del Torro is no David Lynch or John Carpenter he has had is name on some pretty successful movies, tv shows and writings known for bizarre imagery like Cronos, Mimic, Blade II, Hellboy, The Strain, Pans Labyrinth, Splice, Dont Be Afraid of the Dark, Mama, The Hobbit and Pacific Rim. As or Norman Reedus, I dont even need to mention his relevance. Anyway, I can definitely tell you this marketing ploy is way better than the bullshit Korn one we got with the last game.
I feel Konami is getting closer to bringing in the original team and getting closer to the series roots. Its slow but I think its getting there. Will we ever get the original team back? No. Will we get some names back? I think so.. eventually.. I mean Keiichiro Toyama is still directing games, Masahiro Ito is still involved in the series with his recent work with Gecco’s Silent Hill statues, Akira contributed to Book of Memories and the last film. I in fact have a good hunch Akira will return for this game and really Hope Ito contributes as well though it may just be for a Japanese game cover again…
I will play this game because I love all the people who they announced, but more importantly I will play the game because of the big punch the little demo offered. It was legitimately creepy, psychologically disturbing, and mind bending. It made you feel true terror. It made you feel unease and gave you stress. It also had a heavy focus on fine detail from the mating cockroaches at the beginning to the sound effects like the unzipping of pants and slobbery chewing after being attacked by that creepy dead lady. You feared for your life around every corner and yet there are so many elements of gameplay havent even been added yet. The fact that the game has various changes within each gameplay either by choices made or random engine showed me that they are on the right track. If this demo is what these guys can do in a matter of a couple months imagine what they can do in 12 to 24 months!
I think its a perfect time for Evil Within to be released because its like a new era of Survival Horror to begin and we are witnessing its first impressions of its rebirth. I think the only thing that could make this better is if Keiichiro Toyama came out with a new horror game of his own working with Owaku, Sato, Ito and Yamaoka! And yes I would play that game because of those names. So in conclusion I dont think is bad thing to want to play a game because of name(s) attached to a project, they obviously mean something important to that person. Now liking something or wanting to play something because they feel like they wont be apart of something that is “in” if they dont, that’s ridiculous and not being true to your self. Be true to yourself, find what interests you and always have respect for a franchise that has history especially if you are coming in with no past experience.
In this twenty-first episode I’m joined by Avianna, Birgit, and Steven to discuss the wonderful world of Silent Hill cosplay! We discuss how they got their start and their experiences within the cosplay community.
Sorry it took me so long to get this up! I thought I lost the original recording and then with the new SH news… well I got a bit distracted from making the newspost lol
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You all asked and we all delivered! Here’s what we think of Kojima’s Silent Hills announcement. We cover the teaser’s release, the demo itself, Del Toro’s involvement, and the possible influence of past Silent Hill games.