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3:00 PM on 10.29.2012

Jimquisition: Scare Tactics

Dr. Jonathan Crane accepts an invite to give the Jimquisition a lesson in fear. It's the Halloween special, and while your ol' pal Sterling confronts his greatest nightmares, a long-hated horror trope is discussed, defended,...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 10.26.2012

Flixist reviewed Silent Hill: Revelations 3D!

Matthew Razak was scheduled to promote the review for Silent Hill: Revelations 3D over on Flixist, but apparently his stupid office has Destructoid blocked. Can't think why! In any case, it falls to me to do the cross-pollina...

Jim Sterling



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Review: Silent Hill: Book of Memories
by Jim Sterling

Silent Hill: Book of Memories has been a controversial release, despised almost from the outset by fans who viewed it as a betrayal of the series, an abandonment of the survival horror trappings that apparently must be reflected in every single Silent Hill game, spin-off or otherwise. 

I've been a staunch defender of the game's right to exist, declaring that no sequential game should be bound to the blueprint laid out in the original, provided the game itself turns out to be enjoyable. Having played small sections of the game, I became more confident in WayForward's ability to craft a great dungeon-crawler with a Silent Hill flavor.

All I can say is ... what did I do, Book of Memories? What did I do to make you hate me this much?

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12:30 PM on 10.15.2012

Konami explains Silent Hill: Book of Memories delays

Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the first Silent Hill title for the PlayStation Vita, has seen its fair share of delays during the course of its development; first being delayed by a month from February to March...

Harry Monogenis

3:00 PM on 10.04.2012

Konami announces Book of Memories demo from Tuesday

Konami has today officially announced that a Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo is available to download from the PlayStation Store for your PS Vita handheld entertainment device. If you were confused at all about what you do...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 09.28.2012

Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo on PSN next week

Here's one last bit of news to come out of this evening's event hosted by Konami. Silent Hill: Book of Memories will have its demo released in North America next week. Europeans received access to the demo, available on...

Conrad Zimmerman

2:00 PM on 09.27.2012

Konami has asked Hideo Kojima to helm Silent Hill

At the Eurogamer Expo, Hideo Kojima said something that made all my dreams come true at once -- Konami's president had asked him to make a Silent Hill game. His response, while not exactly the most promising, was receptive en...

Jim Sterling

12:30 PM on 09.25.2012

Silent Hill: Book of Memories demo out tomorrow

[Update: This is in Europe only. Apparently there's no word on a US demo. Because Konami.] If you're curious as to what WayForward has done to "ruin" Silent Hill for everybody, you'll be delighted to know that a Book of Memor...

Jim Sterling



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TGS: Silent Hill: Book of Memories isn't heavy reading
by Allistair Pinsof

Let's be honest: The Silent Hill name was tarnished long ago. Somewhere between that awful Hollywood film and The Room, a game that was never supposed to and never should have been a Silent Hill entry. Things have gotten even worse over the years, from what I hear and read. Within this context, Book of Memories may be the best thing to happen to the series in some time because it is, in the very least, competent.

WayForward (Contra 4, Aliens: Infestation) are taking the survival horror out of the series and putting a top-down action-RPG in its place. If you are a fan of games like Baulder's Gate: Dark Alliance or Torchlight, you may find this a welcome addition to your Vita library. The combat feels good, smart use of touch controls makes managing inventory a breeze, and the signature sounds of the series give the game some familiarity.

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12:30 PM on 09.07.2012

Silent Hill producer calls out fans over Book of Memories

As we've discussed before, Silent Hill's fanbase is currently afflicted by an irrationally emotional hatred of Silent Hill: Book of Memories, the handheld spin-off developed by WayForward. Series producer Tomm Hulett has beco...

Jim Sterling

1:00 PM on 09.05.2012

Silent Hill HD Collection is much worse than we thought

Twin Perfect has posted some of the most well researched Silent Hill analysis videos on the internet and now they have put their magnifying glass to Konami's much maligned HD collection. If Konami paid close attentio...

Allistair Pinsof





7:30 PM on 09.04.2012

Place your bets: Resident Evil's Hunk vs. Pyramid Head

A few months ago, we featured Uncharted Blood Lines, a fan movie by filmmaker Brett Driver. Brett has uploaded a number of game-themed videos to his YouTube page in the past, and now he's working on Videogame Deathmatch, a n...

Tony Ponce

3:30 PM on 08.31.2012

Book of Memories gets new screens, fans go apeshit

Konami uploaded some new Silent Hill: Book of Memories screens to its Facebook page, which yet again invited a slew of hatred and animosity from a fanbase enraged at the existence of a spin-off portable game. So incensed are ...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 08.16.2012

Hideo Kojima talks Silent Hill, fan brains implode

Metal Gear director Hideo Kojima has turned his eccentric eye toward Silent Hill, expressing interest in using his own game's engine to power the survival horror series. While he did not say he has any plans to be involved in...

Jim Sterling

10:15 AM on 08.15.2012

gamescom: Silent Hill: Book of Memories screenshots

It's the game Silent Hill fans love to hate, and Konami has nine new screenshots for them. Silent Hill: Book of Memories is still my most anticipated PS Vita game of the moment, and I'll be maintaining every hope that the ful...

Jim Sterling

7:00 AM on 08.11.2012

Konami giving games to Silent Hill HD Xbox 360 buyers

Konami, in an unprecedented example of doing something almost correct, has addressed the minor shitstorm that erupted over its cancellation of a Silent Hill HD Collection patch by offering a free game exchange by way of ...

Jim Sterling