Mothersdecent wrote:what wrote:Mothersdecent wrote:o·rig·i·nal: adj: Not derived from something else; fresh and unusual, Being the source from which a copy, reproduction, or translation is made.
Definitely doesn't apply to SM.
That depends. They used character names, the names of some locations, and the most basic premise, but everything else about the game is completely unlike the first Silent Hill.
Climax performed a brilliant deconstruction of the first game, and in doing so actually made a better story than the original had, but sadly, they did this for a fanbase who has a large number of people who lack an understanding of such storytelling methods and write it off as a remake or copy.
Yet they based their story off the original, regardless of the changes. SM is the complete opposite of original.
That was kinda the point of the game and a possible double meaning for the subtitle "Shattered Memories". It took the very basic setup of the first game and wove a completely new story and game around it. Sure, they share names and there are dozens of references to the first game and the rest of the series, but it's not exactly a carbon copy of SH1.
Whether it succeeded in what it tried to do, however, is another story.