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Fight or Flight in Silent Hill (VG article)

Posted on October 13, 2009 at 5:30 AM

It was recently revealed the next instalment in the survival horror series Silent Hill (Shattered Memories for Wii, PS2 and PSP) would be removing player combat from the game. Is this a good thing? As one of the developers mentioned in an interview for the game, as long as you're carrying a shotgun, you're never truly afraid, because you can just blast your way out of any desperate situation. Shattered Memories, on the other hand, puts you in the shoes of an everyman. The game seems to be a shift back to true survival horror, with an emphasis on investigation, tension and flat-out running for your life; rather than the action-focused gameplay established by Resident Evil 4. Personally, I’m pretty excited, as the title also boasts an element of unnerving the player through psychological profiling; i.e. changing the gameplay and imagery to suit your decisions. What are your thoughts on the issue?

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