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Old 08-17-2014   #21
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

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Of course, guys, the pc games often came with a secret hidden game for free.
Your participation was mandatory.
It was called "Try To Get This Damn Game Installed And Running."

Yes, desperately editing config files, trying to find another human being on the Net that had managed to achieve the impossible, just wanting to know that somehow it was possible to get the blasted thing up and running without waiting days, weeks or months for a patch that might never come...
It was one hell of a Game. And it was Free. All it cost was frustration and your sanity.


Funny how I somehow look back upon those days with sense of joy.
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

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Of course, guys, the pc games often came with a secret hidden game for free.
Your participation was mandatory.
It was called "Try To Get This Damn Game Installed And Running."
I know that game too well. It sometimes became a fetch game: you need to download these dll files, this patch, then a program to convert your international version to the Japanese edition, then that other patch (and good luck finding a mirror that works!), then a compatibility mod that was coded by a single Russian guy over a couple years... gotta catch 'em all, and that might do the trick
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

I'm one-hundred-percent CS: 1.6, Source and GO addict, I shamefully admit it, my one and only game-love.

I knew that someday I was gonna die / And I knew before I died Two things would happen to me / That number one I would regret my entire life / And number two I would want to live my life over again.
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

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It was one hell of a Game. And it was Free. All it cost was frustration and your sanity.
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That sounds like my life...

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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

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It was one hell of a Game. And it was Free. All it cost was frustration and your sanity.

Tyger

That sounds like my life...

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Mine, too, Mark. I think there's a reason we can find beauty, awe and wonder even in the Dark Side.
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

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If Lovecraft were a Happy Camper who knows what he might have written? I don't want to think about it.
Instead of the Cthulhu Mythos we'd be celebrating the Ermengarde Saga
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

Thanks for a truly horrible thought, Ramonoski. I'm ready for the euth coaster now.

Hey, what happens if the damn thing breaks down and you get stuck at the top? What happens if the shock drastically changes your mind? What happens if, despite all your screams to be rescued, no one on the ground wants to know? They're too busy trying to get it working...
What happens then, eh?
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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

Edit:

Initially, I posted on this thread about P.T. (the Silent Hills demo), then realized that it ought to have a thread of its own. Although P.T. is by Kojima and del Toro, it's only tangentially related to the game you're discussing.

Even so, it's ethereal, free, and out since last August.

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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

I'm a big fan of the first two but they are the only ones I played. I'm sure a lot of the later ones were good (I hear that 3 and Shattered Memories were good) but I feel like they should have been called something else and just broken away from the franchise because with 3 the style changed quite a bit, which is probably why I didn't go further. I believe the fourth game actually started out as a separate title but they ended up making it a Silent Hill for money reasons.

It is a shame the new game got scrapped but I think after this unfortunate loss, it's probably for the better that the series dies. Less so with other Konami properties which very possibly have no future. You may have heard Konami has largely lost interest in console gaming and is focusing on other things they own which make easier profits for them. Metal Gear Solid is the only videogame series they think makes enough money to continue.

Some people found those ghosts in 4 so irritating that frustration overwhelmed the fear.

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Re: New "Silent Hill" videogame

The second game is a Poe-esque emotional nightmare and one of my favourite pieces of weird fiction. The first and third are great also but the cult plotline isn't quite as interesting as the psychological journey of the second game. The fourth game is highly underrated, but people are starting to reevaluate it in light of what we've had since.

I've no real interest in the rest of the series, which aren't made by the original team.

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