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Silent Hill Downpour: without Akira Yamaoka….


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I have mixed feelings about Konami’s upcoming release in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill: Downpour. Homecoming was a letdown in my opinion ( I will do a thorough review later). The soundtrack was the best thing it had going for it, as well as the graphics. Now, Akira Yamaoka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn will not be doing the OST. Fuck. I really cannot imagine the world of SH sans these two. I just can’t. I still haven’t played Shattered Memories ( although I do own it; I just hate remakes so I’m hesitant), which I will end up playing in the next few months.

I’ve viewed Downpour’s trailer and yeah, it looks like it could be good. I am really such a die hard fan of the series that I will play it no matter what. But not having Yamoka and co doing the soundtrack really pisses me off, as his music makes the series. I mean, I will play crappy graphics just as long as his music is scaring the hell out of me in the background. Can you picture Silent Hill 2 or 4 without his work??? No true fan could.
I don’t doubt that Daniel Licht will give it his best. I wish him all the luck in the world, because we Silent Hill fans are die hard, and maybe some of the most hard to please in the gaming world. We want the SH world to be left untainted by Hollywoodishness and left to what works. I think Licht has tremendous pressure, as if he fails to deliver, the series will pay.
Let’s hope for the best!!

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About Elizabeth Kelsey Bradley

Writer, Blog Coach, and Digital Strategist based in Thailand. Wellness fan. Gamer.

4 responses »

  1. >I haven't really followed the series. Silent Hill 2 was the only one I played.

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  2. Silent Hill Shattered Memories is a very special SH, and probably my favourite. It is more of a re-imagining of SH than a remake. I do not want to spoil the experience but I will say that the game plays you as much as you play the game (my advice: be honest with it). It is fairly quick to play through so it is not a huge time comitment. (as I write this I cannot help but think about it again and want to play it now. It is a shame you can only experience it for the 1st time once).

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