Levito wrote:The series is absolutely in trouble, that's not an opinion it's a fact. Not because Team Silent isn't involved or any other of the crap that's been said for years by overly negative fans.
It's the pants-on-head retarded publisher that is Konami. Between This botched release, barely advertising Downpour at all, and Book of Memories being delayed a day before it was supposed to be released the series is falling into obscurity.
If Downpour sells well then there shouldn't be anything to worry about, but if it doesn't, there most certainly IS cause for concern.
Yeah, I'll admit Silent Hill isn't nearly as prominent as it used to be. Which sucks pretty hard, because so far I think Vatra might could turn the series around if Konami did their part to advertise it.
I actually really like Vatra getting there hand in on the series, because they actually seem quite interested in Silent Hill as a whole and in my opinion they've done -a lot- better of a job adapting the series to where people from this generation will actually find interesting to play then most other game series that have gotten an 'overhaul'. I think they've managed to modernize the series without sacrificing a lot of it's core values unlike several other games that have been 'overhauled' for this generation.
A good reference to that would be how Resident Evil lost practically all of it's core values with the last few installments. Sure it's popular, but the series doesn't quite 'feel' the same every since they've turned it largely into a 3rd Person Shooter.