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Old 01-22-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
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So here's the new trailer with gameplay:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/29842.html

Walking in Third-Person Perspective and then when you want to shoot it goes First-Person seems weird .. or can you also shoot in Third-Person?

Cool how the inventory is displayed .

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Old 01-23-2008, 03:43 AM   #2
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The inventory display is probably the only cool thing. The rest of the trailer was horrible (note that that's not saying the game is looking to be awful). The overdone 'fake Latin' lyrics in the music especially were contrived and didn't fit the very un-epic imagery of some guy walking through small corridors with no action happening.

It could have been very tense if the music had been more suitable. Now it lacks an identity of its own.
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Old 01-23-2008, 06:05 AM   #3
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I still haven't gotten round to completing 'A new nightmare' after all these years.

I'm not really looking forward to this with the images I see here. It appears to have lost that feel of clustraphobia that I seem to remember of what I played and watched of A New Nightmare.

Also, am I the only here thinking the music sounds remarkably like the them music to Myst IV: Revelation?

Looks too action orientated, RE4 style, which I'm sure will upper the sales figures but unless it has a strikingly original and gripping story, I can't figure a reason to buy this, but I know many will enjoy it.
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More tech-demo than trailer... the music was distracting and you didn't really get any sense of what the actual atmosphere was going to be, but I like what they're doing with the emergent gameplay, physics etc...
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looks at least 80 times better than silent hill 5
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It's a close call between the two that's for sure.

Thankfully, SHV looks visually darker than this, but that isn't too much of a compliment.
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Out of curiosity, what do you think is wrong with Silent Hill 5? The footage I've seen so far seems sufficiently Silent Hillish, with some nice effects of the movie thrown in. For the life of me I couldn't judge on the gameplay just yet. But perhaps you've got other sources?
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There's been a lot of talk with us fans. An interview with the programmers showed them promise a more action oriented experience (a la Origins) and there isn't much talk of the actual story, something which has always been held closer to the hearts of fans than combat.

From what we've seen, the game appears to have lost its sense of isolation with the massive rooms we see, the game doesn't appear that dark, and one scene seems like a blatant rip-off of the cubical scene in the SH film (to which we want to see SHV more like the original games, not like the film).

Seeing yet another 'devil child' doesn't fill anyone with confidence as far as originality goes.

Basically, these new developers are promising game design decisions no one has asked for.

I'll still grab it, unless it gets seriously bad scores, but not many are holding much hope.

The other fear is, of course, with 5 game already, the concept is going stale no matter how hard people are trying. Perhaps this is why the series has been outsourced to western developers in the first place, because Team Silent and the rest of Konami realise things aren't gonna get much better, so may as well let other developers do all the work and, if they're bad, take the fall.
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Your thoughts?
Looks cool, I might get it if my PC can run it. Has any specifications been released yet?
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There's been a lot of talk with us fans. An interview with the programmers showed them promise a more action oriented experience (a la Origins) and there isn't much talk of the actual story, something which has always been held closer to the hearts of fans than combat.

From what we've seen, the game appears to have lost its sense of isolation with the massive rooms we see, the game doesn't appear that dark, and one scene seems like a blatant rip-off of the cubical scene in the SH film (to which we want to see SHV more like the original games, not like the film).

Seeing yet another 'devil child' doesn't fill anyone with confidence as far as originality goes.

Basically, these new developers are promising game design decisions no one has asked for.

I'll still grab it, unless it gets seriously bad scores, but not many are holding much hope.

The other fear is, of course, with 5 game already, the concept is going stale no matter how hard people are trying. Perhaps this is why the series has been outsourced to western developers in the first place, because Team Silent and the rest of Konami realise things aren't gonna get much better, so may as well let other developers do all the work and, if they're bad, take the fall.
PC release for SH5 is a must.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #11
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Developer Interview:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/30016.html

No PS3?
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I'm pretty sure it's for PS3. Agreed, it needs to be PC. I'm not paying £250 for a new games console for one game, no matter how good.
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^ From the Official Site:

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no PS3 .. weird
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Wow, that looked really good. I had no hope for this game before but now I'm excited for sure. Looks like there will be lots of puzzles and you can use anything you find in the environment. Since it's apparently coming out for PS2 I'm more then happy at the moment.

BTW, I've read that it will be released for PS3 as well but it will come out later then the other versions.
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Old 02-16-2008, 11:54 AM   #15
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Real World Rules Tech Demo, episode 1 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/u...ylist=featured
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I hate the new logo. That is all.
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I love it. MacGyver physics!
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Those features look pretty interesting, though I'm already worried that ubiquitous sticky tape will become the be-all-end-all solution to every combination. I'm now cautiously optimistic about Alone in the Dark 5 after the huge turn-off of the poorly made, clichéd, first trailer. Let's see if they manage to develop these aspects into meaningful parts of the gameplay.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:56 PM   #19
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Real World Rules Tech Demo, episode 2 - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31204.html

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Old 03-14-2008, 12:06 PM   #20
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well .. new trailer - http://www.gametrailers.com/player/31901.html

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