A lot of Silent Hill fans out there? I remember playing the first Silent Hill, and falling in love with it. The same thing happened with the second and third release, all three first games are some of my favorite horror games.
Over the course since that time we players still have certain moments that have stuck with us. Each fan has their favorite game in the series, along with enemies. Silent Hill for me was the only other horror series, that could rival Resident Evil in a good way.
I enjoyed the monsters, and the meanings behind everything. The iconic Pyramid Head, who has become the series mascot basically. To seeing all the different aspects of Silent Hill, which has been great over all these years.
Looking back now, its interesting to see two series (Resident Evil & Silent Hill) that rise to become a powerhouse in horror, but slowly wither down, and fade into nothing important anymore. Thus only true fans hold onto something like this, the ones who are considered the hardcore fans, or dedicated, what ever you want to call them. We see this all the time, Duke Nukem, Half Life, Doom. People enjoy something they tend to hold onto it.
This brings Silent Hills into the picture, the Silent Hill to be worked on by the minds of Hideo Kojima, and Guillermo del Toro, which also featured Norman Reedus. You know that Walking Dead star that has been in several dozen films, yet you can’t name any of them lol.
The true sad fact is, a lot of people including me, got hyped up over nothing. A playable demo, that was said to be nothing like the game would have been. But lets face it, the series has progressively went down hill since SH4: The Room. But we will never know now will we? I’m sure we will see another Silent Hill in the future, just not by this hyped team everyone loves.
The hope though is and was the great thing about this. Only to tease fans for a little bit, it would be like Gabe Newell announcing Half Life 3, only to cancel it a minute later. This is life though, and shows how the industry can be. It also proves a game is never a guaranteed thing until it actually hits the store shelf’s.
Have you ever had this happen to a game you was looking forward to? I know I’ve seen it happen on several occasions over the years.