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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Future of Silent Hill




So I've been playing older Xbox 360 games I have yet to finish and one of those is Silent Hill: Downpour. I love Silent Hill and just did some random Google'ing and became curious if another was in the works. Upon looking at the Silent Hill Wikia, I came across Silent Hill 9 (generic name) and saw that it was indeed a planned title, but that the Producer was also none other than Hideo Kojima, of Metal Gear fame. The following quote was also provided:
Honestly, I'm kind of a scaredy-cat when it comes to horror movies, so I’m not confident I can do it. At the same time, there’s a certain type of horror that only people who are scared of can create, so maybe it’s something I can do.
That said, I think Silent Hill has a certain atmosphere. I think it has to continue, and I’d love to help it continue, and if I can help by supervising or lending the technology of the FOX Engine, then I’d love to participate in that respect.
So that got me thinking, what type of shenanigans would Kojima incorporate in the Silent Hill franchise were he to take over for a few games? I'd love to see a few nods to Metal Gear (maybe something like a cutscene where the player hides in a box to avoid being seen by the antagonist (i.e. pyramid head or whoever), or a few old magazines that have Naked Snake (or any Snake) on the cover, something simple). As long as he didn't flood the game with MGS references, I'd love it.

Oh, and another thing, Kojima MUST bring his composers, I didn't HATE David Licht but Korn was a terrible choice for Downpour, I'd prefer Akira to come back, but I doubt he'd be interested.

Anyways, just a few ramblings. :3