I don't care about SH Downpour, i might get it and enjoy it for what it's worth. But what i desire it the Japanese handling development once again and adding that mystic goth graphical flare once again, the horror we all used to anticipate upon stepping into that horrific world. One complaint about the older original Japanese games was the controls, but i think a new aproach is needed. The disorientational control factor, the controls should be based on a fear meter a lot like the ClockTower games, the more terror the more quirky the controls are, they become less accurate, but the more times you play the game and earn experience, the more accurate your attacks ane weapons usage becomes. I wouldn't ask too much to be changed from the original goth horror vibe, make the story and characters interesting enough and then the town/towns creatures/mutants and atmosphere should fill in the rest. Silent Hill is a place that is unique in all horror, why change it too much? Boss battles, level design, music and various other atmospheric enhancements are what counts in such games. And that is only limited to the talent working on the game development. Anybody can stumble into the town of Silent Hill, and the town should be a mirror into their own idiosyncratic psyche.
With the headlines of that Itakagi guy basing his fellow Japanese developers, i just have to wonder also what has happened to the developers i once loved. I prefer Japanese styles of gaming, but honestly they have died. Where is Fatal Frame 3D, i asked for years back? with the ghosts coming out of the screen in 3D so you'd have to blast them back inside the screen. I posted that concept on the internet before that Ring movie ever even came out in Japan. I might have given them the idea for that movie! Where's an awesome new Japanese developed Silent Hill? oh yeah the original creator took another idea i had for my own game and made Siren, yes it's true. I posted a game where a girl can't see with her eyes, but can see with her minds eye, and she's being held in labs by the government to learn how she see's with her mind, her brother comes to help her and break her out. She could tell him where the guards are and how to get in to the secret government labs and get her out. So it was to be a stealth game with the girl helping him see with her minds eye and solve puzzles, but if her brother left her for too long his mind would flash and warn him she's in danger. THe Silen Hill guy who made Siren used my idea and slightly altered it. I posted many ideas that got used in actual games, if you look at Resident Evil 4 it's says special thanks to Ray, i believe that's refering to ME, since i sent them an email long before RE4 cames out stating my concepts for a new game engine, one where the enemies could jump through windows and chase you around in a more 3D type graphics engine. And my ideas for laser sighted guns, then only thing they got wrong was the laser sights don't have a red dot on the end to highlight and triangulate distance to the target so it's too awkward. The story is not too much like what i sent them other than have a evil mastermind type situation. I also post on IGN my ideas for my favorite game designers next game, Fumito Ueda... which turned out to be The Last Guardian. I posted that he should used a giant Eagle and have a girl ride around on it's back, in Japan the last guardian actual refers to the game as a giant EAGLE, and he was going to use a girl but change his mind. I believe he read my posts or the ideas trickled down through the net and got to him etc... no matter i hope it's a good game. But i just want the Japanes to believe in their own styles of gaming once again.
That's quite a rant, but all true. I stopped posting my gaming ideas via online, since it's seems like so many of them actually got used in games and i don't get one penny from it.
Really looking forward to buying the 3DTV and Vita. I've got the Wi-Fi Vita preordered via Amazon with Hot Shots Golf and Uncharted Golden Abyss, so that should be sweet. Plus i plan on enjoying the 24" 3DTV, which will actually be a bigger HDTV than what i've used since PS3 lauched... a Sharp 1080i HDTV only 19" lol, but i also use it as my Mac monitor. SO, the Sony 3DTV will actually be a step up for me, it's the right size for when sitting at my computer desk in my bedroom. I have a few Blu-ray 3D movies already so i'm pretty much set to enjoy the heck out of that setup. I just need a new sound system.
320GB Western Digital 7200rpm should do. What sucks is that i had my Mac backup drive temporarily formatted to make the change for my new PS3 internal HDD which i'll get within a week... and i just installed OS X Lion on my Mac. IT CRASHED, locked disc, corrupt startup disc, clean re-install lost all my stuff since i wasn't running Time Machine with my back up hooked up to my PS3 etc. Lion is glitchy as of now, beautiful OS, but needs to be made a lot more stable.