What if Hideo Kojima writes a new Silent Hill? May 28, 2013 22:22:04 GMT
Post by exorcist on May 28, 2013 22:22:04 GMT
Hi ladies and gentlemen, I am sure that some of you Silent Hill fans have already heard about Kojima's possible involvement in making a new Silent Hill game, and considering the fact that Kojima san is known for keeping his new projects hush hush for as long as possible and for his pranks and surprises, it's hard to confirm any potential role that Kojima might play in making a new entry in the Silent Hill series which has been suffering for at least the last five years from the lack of any memorable Silent Hill game experience that can live up to Silent Hill's name, and I believe that even those who might try to get Hideo Kojima to comment on these speculations about Hideo Kojima's next project being Silent Hill 9 won't get any satisfactory statement on this issue, which means that the idea of Hideo Kojima having anything to do with a new silent hill project is speculative at best, for at this point we can only assume that Kojima's next project is Silent Hill 9 without being sure that it is for real, and this assumption brings us to an interesting question, what if Hideo Kojima is the writer of Silent Hill 9? What should we expect the result of that to be? Of course there could be like a hundred answers to this one question; but I believe that there is one thing we can agree on here, which is that Silent Hill is a game that relies heavily on the story line, which should come as no surprise, given the fact that the writer of the original Silent Hill and the creator of the Siren horror game series Keiichiro Toyama was inspired by the work of the legendary American horror fiction writer, Stephen King (especially his novel "The Mist", which has also left its mark all over an episode of a famous Japanese TOKUSATSU show before becoming one of the main inspirations for Silent Hill), and the fact that the Story Line is such an important element of Silent Hill means that a Silent Hill game can't look good without a good Silent Hill story, just compare Silent Hill 2 and 3 to Silent Hill 4, and you will realize that Owaku's writing made the game experience offered by Silent Hill 2 and 3 far more superior to almost any other game experience out there, including Silent Hill 4, and as the translator, localizer and motion capture director of SH2, SH 3 and the translator of SH 4 Jeremy Blaustein put it in an interview " I gotta give a big hand to Owaku, the guy who wrote the script..he is a freak, he is a creepy freak" So the big question here is, can Hideo Kojima be the next creepy freak from Japan to bring us the next amazing SH game story and game experience? Will his writing style, and game design ideas look good on a Silent Hill game? Most of the fans have talked about the fox engine and how graphically impressive Silent Hill 9 will look if it is made in Team Kojima's game engine, the fox engine which Kojima calls "the best game engine in the world" and graphics wise, yes fox engine as seen in the Metal Gear 5 trailer is an extremely impressive engine indeed, which must be extremely important for Kojima who focuses on Hollywoody cut scenes and action sequences in his games; but what about the writing? Will Kojima's writing make a Silent Hill game experience look good as well? To be honest I can't really tell, what I am sure of though, is that Kojiam's writing is very different from.. say Owaku's, and from pretty much every one else's, and a Silent Hill game written by Kojima is definitely going to be very different from those written by Owaku for example (which are obviously two of the smash hit Silent Hill releases ) and I am not saying that, that's necessarily a bad thing, I am just saying that an SH game written and possibly directed by Kojima would most probably be a very, very different SH game experience, and if such game is going to be made at all then only time will tell whether that's a good or a bad thing; but for now all I can say is that I already can picture an exmercenary/paranormal phenomenon investigator battling a naked cult priestess with telepathic powers in a secret amusement park church UFO base.