Silent Hill Could Explore Other Genres
Well, Resident Evil is breaking genre boundaries with Operation Raccoon City, so why can't Silent Hill?
Although the horror series has always remained true to its roots, in that all titles utilize a third-person action format and a ton of suspenseful atmosphere, Konami is willing to change.
Silent Hill: Downpour senior associate producer Tom Hulett told Beefjack that they can always explore new concepts. As an example, he referred to Silent Hill: Book of Memories for the PlayStation Vita, which changes the player's point of view and tosses in RPG elements. Said Hulett:
"I definitely think Silent Hill has room to expand into different spinoff genres – as Resident Evil has as well – as long as they keep the fundamental themes of the series intact."
Well, that's the key, isn't it? At first, there were a few rumors that Downpour, in development at Vatra Games, would be a FPS. But Hulett said the game "was never going to be an FPS." Therefore, we'd like to think our beloved freaky franchise won't change too much; we can deal with stuff like role-playing mechanics, but changing how we experience Silent Hill? The fans won't like that one bit.
10/27/2011 10:49:11 AM Ben Dutka