Silent Hill Book of Memories impressions ?

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#1 Posted by danish-death (5314 posts) -

So, SH:BoM demo came along. I didn't expect this at all. I downloaded it and fired it up, not expecting much tbh (like most others I assume). The game.. tries to be Silent Hill. I mean, it has the various monsters, it has some sort of typical SH story, the usual sounds, the flashlight, Valtiel, puzzles, music and so on. What it doesn't have, however, is the scare factor, like, at all. it might be somewhat apparent later on in the full game, but certainly not in the demo. It also felt as if the developers tried to hard making this a true SH game. I mean, Valtielt is suddenly this supporting figure who gives you rare items and is super upfront? - He was always just sort of there in the true SH games, but only if you cared to notice him. now he's suddenly rather in your face. The puzzle are mostly pieces gathered by doing various challenges, killing monsters followed up by doing some sort of mini game by the end of the level (or zone as it's called). It just didn't feel right. I didn't feel as if I was suddenly getting some sort of random clue or piece of puzzle due to the fact that all I had to do was kill monsters in a challenge.

With that said I actually thoroughly enjoyed the actual gameplay. The game might not have felt like Silent Hill at all, but overall I could see myself picking the game up. Especially if there is no framrate drop when playing co-op. Oh and the graphics weren't as horrible as I had feared. The story and voice actors (from what I played) was though. it didn't feel Silen Hill-ish, just sort of lame.

So yeah.. It does sound rather awful, huh? Although I do admit it's not that bad, however, I can easily see gamespot giving this a 6 or maybe 6.5/10.

I'd say, if you can look past the fact that it has Silent Hill slapped on it and you crave a Dungeon Crawler you'd be fine. The story is probably rather so-so in the full game, but so are most other dungeon crawler stories. These games are about fvcking sh1t up, getting new gear and finding rare artifacts while leveling up. Something which this game does, along with co-op.

The game is set to release next month.

What did you guys think?

#2 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

Dear god im downloading it now:?

#3 Posted by Blake135 (3994 posts) -

Not something I would pay full price for, its decent but nothing amazing. Using a decent IP to make a average Dungeon Crawler. Idk maybe if it was priced at $15-20 then I might consider it, for now its a no from me.

#4 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11119 posts) -
So this is EU only?
#5 Posted by SpinoRaptor24 (9996 posts) -

It was decent enough. Combat isn't deep but there's a nice variety of weapons and enemies. Puzzles were ok if a bit confusing. Forsaken room didn't make much sense and was silly with the whole chasing the little girl thing.

Story seems pretty stupid and the voice acting is bad.

#6 Posted by danjin44 (280 posts) -
What bothers about this games is after seeing what PSV can do (specially after watching AC III liberation gameplay) they could have easily made a proper SH game. I mean just look at RE Revelations, it's arguably looks better than RE 5 and thats on freaking 3DS for god sake!!!
#7 Posted by danish-death (5314 posts) -
What bothers about this games is after seeing what PSV can do (specially after watching AC III liberation gameplay) they could have easily made a proper SH game. I mean just look at RE Revelations, it's arguably looks better than RE 5 and thats on freaking 3DS for god sake!!! danjin44
Kojima has been asked to make a SH game. Maybe we might just see one on the vita?
#8 Posted by JustPlainLucas (73601 posts) -
I have no interest in it ever since I saw the first gameplay video the developers had put on YouTube. Interestingly enough, I posted my thoughts, and was responded to by a developer who didn't like what I had to say. Needless to say, he didn't win a customer that day.
#9 Posted by SNESMaster420 (1335 posts) -

As someones else said, is this Europe only? I can't find it in the U.S. store. I MUST PLAY!

#10 Posted by remaGloohcSdlO (4152 posts) -

As someones else said, is this Europe only? I can't find it in the U.S. store. I MUST PLAY!

SNESMaster420
US demo out next week.
#11 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11119 posts) -
I have no interest in it ever since I saw the first gameplay video the developers had put on YouTube. Interestingly enough, I posted my thoughts, and was responded to by a developer who didn't like what I had to say. Needless to say, he didn't win a customer that day.JustPlainLucas
:lol: How did that go
#12 Posted by Matthew-first (3007 posts) -

It's a decent game... the idea is okay.

But nah. xd

#13 Posted by criticalmigz (2 posts) -
really?revelations from 3ds and RE5 and u said 3ds looks better? try getting good TV or Flat screen TV,coz honestly, i kinda disagree with you. when i play in 3ds,i feel dizzy and get sick,and i cant stand playing for more than an hour...but they had good games though,with MH4 with them... :)