Silent Hill is one of the most iconic horror franchises of all time, and it’s been a long time since we’ve seen any new games in the series. But there are rumblings that Konami might be remaking the franchise, and fans are wondering what to make of it.
The pt game is a question from the Games Inbox. The answer to this question is yes.
Is it feasible to create a new Silent Hill? (Photo courtesy of Konami)
One reader characterizes Xenoblade Chronicles as un-Nintendo, thus the Wednesday Inbox worries what will happen if Metroid Dread is a big hit.
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Put an end to the quiet. I notice that the notion of a new Silent Hill game is circulating again, and I’m still undecided. On the one hand, I like the early games in the series, but I believe the reason it went away was simply because all of the concepts had been exhausted, at least with the technology available at the time. I’m not interested in a direct remake or reboot that isn’t very different from the original games.
The P.T. demo has the correct concept since it bears no similarity to Silent Hill other than the fact that it is frightening. In the complete game, it’s likely that it’ll go into the mythology a little more, but the demo we received was only focused with being scary, which it accomplished well.
The game’s initial concept was that Silent Hill was a sort of dream realm to which individuals with a lot of guilt were attracted. The creatures were incarnations of that guilt, and they were essentially trapped in Hell.
If you’re going to make a new game, all you have to do is take that fundamental concept and turn it into something fresh. Everyone is unique, and what they discover in Silent Hill should be as well. The issue is the expense of production, since the more costly it becomes, the more they’ll want to turn it into an action game, which is not what Silent Hill should be about. Xane
I’m ecstatic to learn about the Amiga 500 Mini in my quest for the Holy Grail! It’s past time for more vintage deliciousness to be delivered to the European scene. What are the chances of the famous Deluxe Paint IV being included? I’m guessing low. Its gorgeous versions of Monkey Island 1 and 2 are the same.
While we’re on the topic, it doesn’t seem like the N64 Mini will be released anytime soon. I still believe the Dreamcast is the holy grail of small consoles – here’s hoping. Owen Pile (PSN ID: NongWen)
GC: It would be the Sega Saturn for us. At the very least, the Dreamcast has gotten some ports and remasters, while the Saturn has gotten almost none.
Team of the century With great curiosity, I read the article on the Amiga Mini. Then I became dissatisfied with the original game lineup. The design and gaming pad are fantastic. Because it comes with a mouse, it’s hoped that some point-and-click games will be released for it.
For the first 12 games, my ideal starting lineup would be:
The Secret Of Monkey Island Cruise For A Corpse Lure Of The Temptress Sensible World Of Soccer Lemmings The Colonel’s Bequest The Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is a competition between Lotus Esprits. Fodder for Cannons The Story of New Zealand Islands of the Rainbow Batman: The Movie Super Cars 2 is a sequel to Batman: The Movie.
Unfortunately, none of them have yet been disclosed. As a result, I won’t be buying it for the time being. Tony was born in 1975. (PSN ID)
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What to Anticipate From the Next-Generation GTA 5 Editions I honestly have no idea what to expect from the next-gen versions of GTA 5. On the plus side, Rockstar has had so much time to develop additional narrative material and map expansions that you’d think it was a given. Except that nothing is ever that easy.
With such a gloomy outlook, it’s easy to envision Rockstar just adding more content to GTA Online – more vehicles, guns, and so on. Given the amount of effort involved, would they add a new region of the map, or are they focusing only on GTA 6 and would consider it too much work? The original GTA 5 remaster didn’t offer whole new parts to the game; instead, it added additional choices, and I believe that’s what we can anticipate now.
Although 4K and 60 frames per second seem to be a minimum, considering that the game is essentially an Xbox 360 game, this should be relatively simple to achieve. It’s generally better to have low expectations for the whole affair and be pleasantly surprised. Lonny7
Metroid is coming to an end. I’m excited about Metroid Dread, but I believe it’s fairly clear that it won’t be a huge success. It’s a 2D platformer that’s presumably very tough, from a franchise that most people haven’t heard of, and it’s probably packed with narrative aspects that don’t make much sense unless you’ve played the previous games in the series.
But what if it did sell? What would Nintendo do in that case? Metroid has always been a low priority for them since it isn’t a huge seller, but it’s a Catch-22 in that if they keep making niche games, they’ll never become big. Even though Metroid Prime has always been the best bet, it has never sold particularly well – however this may be attributed to the fact that it was released on both the GameCube and the Wii.
Is there ever going to be a Metroid game that costs as much as a Zelda or Mario game? It’s difficult to fathom, but I’ll dream about it nonetheless. Metroid Dread is the game I’m most excited about since it concludes the first narrative. That means they may go in a totally other path after that, but my greatest wish is that Yoshio Sakamoto leaves the series, since I believe his ideas, particularly in relation to the narrative and Samus’ demeanor, have been deteriorating, and the series desperately needs fresh blood. Meso
Nintendo-unfriendly activities Is it only me that doesn’t care for Xenoblade Chronicles? Especially the ones that are numbered. They’re simply so… un-Nintendo. Everything about the character design and narrative irritates me because it feels so generically anime, as if they stuffed a bunch of clichés into a computer and got it to spit out something technically unique but in some ways identical to everything else.
If you haven’t played Final Fantasy 12, the fighting is at least novel, but it’s so dull! You don’t do anything, and it seems as though the game would be happy if you didn’t do anything and simply let it run its course. Which leads me to believe that it should have just been an anime without all the interactive crap.
Nintendo’s previous attempt at making their own role-playing game resulted in the delightfully creative Paper Mario. Xenoblade Chronicles is such a letdown, and I’m not interested in a third installment. Zeus
Birthday number two The concept of a GTA: Vice City appeals to me, and it makes perfect sense. It’ll be the 20th anniversary next year, so I believe it’s possible. They’re obviously not going to recreate GTA 3 this year, on its 10th anniversary, since it would conflict with the release of GTA 5 on next-gen, but Vice City next year (it was released in October) sounds quite feasible to me.
The only issue is that we haven’t heard anything from Rockstar about whether or not this is something they’d do. If Mafia, which I’ve never seen anybody to care for, can receive a high-end remake, then Vice City certainly deserves it as well. Domino
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The point at which there is no turning back When it comes to the now-inevitable all-digital future, Hideo Kojima is spewing the facts. It was unavoidable once people were used to the agony of *checks notes* having to get up to replace a disc. You’ll lose the second-hand market for that one benefit, games will no longer belong to you and may be taken away at any moment, and as always-online requirements gradually creep back in, the publisher will have full control over what you can play and when.
As an added benefit, contemporary games continue to function even when their servers are turned off five or so years later, and since physical copies are no longer produced, there’s no way to guarantee you’ll be able to play anything. Worst of all, there’s nothing that can be done about it right now. People didn’t seem to mind when it first began, but now that it’s become the standard, they’d be furious if it stopped.
It’s intriguing that Kojima is opposed to it, and I agree with GC that there’s a high possibility this is a preview of his future game. There’s no way he complains like this and then expects the cloud to function in his next game without explicitly commenting on the situation. Artrum
also-rans in your inbox Although Free Guy seems to be a disaster, the posters are very appealing. I understand that video games were less expensive to produce back then, but it never ceases to surprise me how awful the box art looked at times, as if it was done by the programmer’s five-year-old child. Atsoc
I’m not sure what will happen to Blizzard in the long term, but I’m looking forward to the BlizzCon Q&As next year. They were already amazing after the Diablo mobile game, so imagine how epic they’ll be this time. Deecrane
The topic for this week’s Hot Topic is Reader Grackle proposed the topic for this weekend’s Inbox, asking, “What’s your favorite platform and video game combo?”
What he means is, what game and system combination do you like the most? It might be a Nintendo console with Zelda or Mario, an Xbox with Halo, a Sony system with God Of War, or any other combo. Which game do you believe is so perfectly suited to its platform that it feels wrong to play it on anything other, and why, if it’s a third-party game, do you think it’s so well suited to your chosen device and not another?
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