We sit down and discuss all the Silent Hill news from Gamescom 2011 including the new info on Silent Hill Book of Memories; Downpour screens and sneak peek as well as the new voices for the HD Collection. It’s a loooong one folks! I hope you enjoy!
Unfortunately Destiny had to leave half way through our podcast so the later half is just me, Austin, Cj and Jason discussing the HD collection but don’t you worry will hear Destiny’s view on the voices
Listen to the podcast over on the Silent Hill Experienced website:
Konami has also released a whole slew of new screens of Silent Hill 2 from the HD collection! I’m still waiting for them to appear on their media download site but some other sites on the web have been lucky to get their hand on them early!
We see a lot of shots of Bubblehead nurses that have many going “WHERE THE FUCK ARE THOSE MOUTHS FROM?” lol. Those these are actually not something Konami has just added in for shits and giggles. If you take a look at the original game models extracted from the PC version of Silent Hill 2 you can clearly see the weird red mouths on the model. Not sure why it’s not existent in the PS2 version but it’s something that’s supposed to be there apparently? I don’t know. Can anyone with the PC version see these mouths?
Sorry for the delay on this news you guys I was super busy at work all day yesterday and I am just now getting all caught up on all the new Silent Hill stuff!
Silent Hill Book of Memories Gameplay Footage
Okay it was nice to see some of those screens in action, a closer look at the character concept art and to hear more about the game’s premise. I think the story is actually pretty interesting so far: You recieve a book that contains you entire life story within the pages – your memories (hey I think I know where they got the title lol…), future maybe? Anyway the book is all about you and if you alter the text you can change reality and your own history and you will have to deal with the ramifications. Sounds pretty interesting to me! We also learned that there will be creatures from Silent Hill’s past titles, along with limited resources, creepy atmosphere and scare rooms.
From watching the footage it seems like there’s some RPG elements there as the guy in the orange cap seemed to perform some sort of magical attack. I’ll be honest here I raised an eyebrow I didn’t expect to see something like that in a Silent Hill game. Now I’m wondering how it will tie in with the rest of the normal melee and fire arsonal (shotgun, knife, cleaver, fists, pipes, etc). Will everyone have this sort of power or only certain character types?
Overall I can’t say I’m that excited for this title as it seems a big departure in terms of game play from the rest of the series. That’s not to say it doesn’t look like it could be fun, I would still love to try it but I see it so far as being in the same category as the Silent Hill Playnovel, those Silent Hill Cellphone games and the arcade game. What do you guys think?
Silent Hill Downpour Sneak Peek
This game seems to get better and better every time I see new footage which has me super hyped for it’s release later this year. The music in the brief little sneak peek was nice and I have to say I have a lot more questions about Murphy’s character…seems like he’s not popular with the guards or the other inmates. I wonder what he did…
Also what’s with all the rape faces given to Murphy lol?
We have a gained a bit more information and screens on the upcoming Book of Memories the Silent Hill Vita multiplayer game being developed by WayForward during the Konami Gamescom 2011 Press Conference!
The game will have a top-down or isometric perspective, which is typically seen in role playing games but that’s not to say this hasn’t been used in a horror genre before! This view was also used in, Sweet Home, a Capcom Japan-only survival horror RPG Nintendo back in 1989. Despite the RPG like view the game still give people chills and was even later given credit as an inspiration for Capcom’s blockbuster Resident Evil!
Back during E3 2011 we learned that Book of Memories would be it’s own story unrelated to past Silent Hill titles, this probably because the game will give you the option to create your own protagonist. The video during the press conference showed three custom characters with the names Harry, Maria and James
From the screens it looks like we can make characters look a bit like Travis from Silent Hill Origins (it’s the hat that made me think that), Murphy from Downpour (green jumpsuit) and on the other end of the spectrum some sort of gothic chick. Additionally these screens also give us a peek at some of the enemies, nurses make a comeback and is that a Needler from Homecoming I see? Oh yeah, Pyramid Head going be in this too…ugh…but hey at least he’s not in Downpour!
According to Joystiq, Book of Memories will feature melee combat, guns and “what appears to be a smattering of RPG elements.” I’ll let you know if I find out any new information!
Gamescom 2011 is just full of a bunch of new Silent Hill goodies including a sneak peek at some of the new voice work for Silent Hill 2.
What do you guys think? Maria definitely sounds more sultry in my opinion (though her original voice is still awesome!), I think James had more emotion in his voice with the new voice actor…though I’m not too sure of Eddie he didn’t sound off kilter enough (he sounded like he was high lol). Overall the voices didn’t sound like they were mixed in yet with bg music (it’s a preview afterall) but I do like that they tried to keep the same inflections and what not from the originals and they do seem better acted to me…still it will be hard to beat the originals since it’s what we all come to know and love! Voice acting aside I think just being able to play this on XBOX 360 makes this collection worth it in my opinion!
With Gamescom starting we are treated to some new Downpour screens from Konami! We see Murphy traversing some new areas including a water logged prison (maybe Toluca? That would be awesome) and meeting Sazh Katzroy from Final Fantasy 13 hehe I kid. I don’t know his name just yet but it’s cool to see a new face! Though now that I think about it you guys think it’s the same person we saw flashed on the tv in the e3 2010 trailer?
Source (JPgames.de) Thanks Voidburger for the tip!