History YMMV / SilentHill

15th Dec '16 3:57:36 PM TheBuddy26
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* ScapegoatCreator: Until around 2015, an easy to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]] was to ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tomm Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after the original development team, Team Silent, disbanded following [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom the fourth game]], was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.\\\

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* ScapegoatCreator: Until around 2015, an easy to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]] was to ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tomm Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after the original development team, Team Silent, disbanded following [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 the fourth game]], was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.\\\
13th Dec '16 7:04:35 PM TheBuddy26
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* MisBlamed: When the Silent Hill HD Collection was released, it came with a significant number of technical bugs and deviations from the originals, and the developers were roundly bashed by the fanbase for "sullying the legacy of the originals". About three months later, however, it became apparent that the PortingDisaster wasn't the porting team's fault at all: Konami had gone and [[http://www.destructoid.com/silent-hill-hd-was-made-from-incomplete-code-228158.phtml lost the code to the final version of both games]].

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* MisBlamed: When the Silent ''Silent Hill HD Collection Collection'' was released, it came with a significant number of technical bugs and deviations from the originals, and the developers were roundly bashed by the fanbase for "sullying the legacy of the originals". About three months later, however, it became apparent that the PortingDisaster wasn't the porting team's fault at all: Konami had gone and [[http://www.destructoid.com/silent-hill-hd-was-made-from-incomplete-code-228158.phtml lost the code to the final version of both games]].



* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: How a lot of fans feel about the series since the disbanding of Team Silent.

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* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: How a lot of fans feel about the series since the disbanding of Team Silent. However, Creator/HideoKojima came the closest to Team Silent's reputation with ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' before getting screwed over.



* ScapegoatCreator: Quick: want to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]]? Ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tomm Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after the original development team, Team Silent, disbanded following [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom the fourth game]], was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.\\\
The Hulett-bashing has, however, mostly gone dormant and shifted to a focus on Konami ever since the ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' debacle. Pretty much ''everybody'' agrees that that mess was Konami's fault, especially in the wake of their abandonment of most AAA game development in 2015-16 to focus on mobile gaming and pachinko machines. While Konami's fraught relationship with Creator/HideoKojima, the director of ''Silent Hills'', tends to be portrayed as a one-way street a bit too often (Kojima had gone seriously overbudget on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''[='=]s TroubledProduction, putting him very much in Konami's bad graces), Konami's announcement of a ''Silent Hill'' pachinko machine just months after they canceled ''Silent Hills'' read like a deliberate insult towards the franchise and its fans.

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* ScapegoatCreator: Quick: want Until around 2015, an easy to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]]? Ask fans]] was to ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tomm Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after the original development team, Team Silent, disbanded following [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom the fourth game]], was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.\\\
The However, the Hulett-bashing has, however, mostly gone dormant and shifted to a focus on Konami ever since the ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' debacle. Pretty Now, pretty much ''everybody'' agrees that that ''that'' mess was Konami's fault, fault (as well as pretty much all the other messes), especially in the wake of their abandonment of most AAA game development in 2015-16 to focus on mobile gaming and pachinko machines. While Konami's fraught relationship with Creator/HideoKojima, the director of ''Silent Hills'', tends to be portrayed as a one-way street a bit too often (Kojima had gone seriously overbudget on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''[='=]s TroubledProduction, putting him very much in Konami's bad graces), Konami's announcement of a ''Silent Hill'' pachinko machine just months after they canceled ''Silent Hills'' read like a deliberate insult towards the franchise and its fans.fans -- especially coming from the prior ''HD Collection'' debacle.
12th Sep '16 12:05:02 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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The Hulett-bashing has, however, mostly gone dormant and shifted to a focus on Konami ever since the ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' debacle. Pretty much ''everybody'' agrees that that mess was Konami's fault, especially in the wake of their abandonment of most AAA game development in 2015-16 to focus on mobile gaming and pachinko machines. While Konami's fraught relationship with Creator/HideoKojima, the director of ''Silent Hills'', tends to be portrayed as a one-way street a bit too often (Kojima had gone seriously overbudget on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain''[='=]s TroubledProduction, putting him very much in Konami's bad graces), Konami's announcement of a ''Silent Hill'' pachinko machine just months after they canceled ''Silent Hills'' read like a deliberate insult towards the franchise and its fans.

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The Hulett-bashing has, however, mostly gone dormant and shifted to a focus on Konami ever since the ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' debacle. Pretty much ''everybody'' agrees that that mess was Konami's fault, especially in the wake of their abandonment of most AAA game development in 2015-16 to focus on mobile gaming and pachinko machines. While Konami's fraught relationship with Creator/HideoKojima, the director of ''Silent Hills'', tends to be portrayed as a one-way street a bit too often (Kojima had gone seriously overbudget on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain''[='=]s ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain''[='=]s TroubledProduction, putting him very much in Konami's bad graces), Konami's announcement of a ''Silent Hill'' pachinko machine just months after they canceled ''Silent Hills'' read like a deliberate insult towards the franchise and its fans.
12th Sep '16 12:02:50 PM TheRedRedKroovy
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* ScapegoatCreator: Want to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]]? Ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tom Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after Team Silent[[note]]The original development team, who made [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 first]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 four]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom games]] in the series[[/note]] disbanded, was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.

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* ScapegoatCreator: Want Quick: want to generate a FlameWar among ''Silent Hill'' [[BrokenBase fans]]? Ask who caused the series' DorkAge: Tom Tomm Hulett, or Creator/{{Konami}}. To one half of the fanbase, Hulett, the man who took over as the director of the series after Team Silent[[note]]The the original development team, who made [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 first]] [[VideoGame/SilentHill3 four]] Team Silent, disbanded following [[VideoGame/SilentHill4TheRoom games]] in the series[[/note]] disbanded, fourth game]], was responsible for everything that went wrong with the series from ''VideoGame/SilentHillOrigins'' onward, from questionable creative decisions to changes in gameplay mechanics to the PortingDisaster that was the ''Silent Hill HD Collection''. To the other, Hulett has been the only person keeping the series alive, and it was Konami that broke up Team Silent and passed the franchise off from studio to studio while destroying everything that made the original games great. The only thing they can agree upon is that the series went downhill after Team Silent broke up, and that ''someone'' is to blame.\\\
The Hulett-bashing has, however, mostly gone dormant and shifted to a focus on Konami ever since the ''VideoGame/SilentHills'' debacle. Pretty much ''everybody'' agrees that that mess was Konami's fault, especially in the wake of their abandonment of most AAA game development in 2015-16 to focus on mobile gaming and pachinko machines. While Konami's fraught relationship with Creator/HideoKojima, the director of ''Silent Hills'', tends to be portrayed as a one-way street a bit too often (Kojima had gone seriously overbudget on ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid5ThePhantomPain''[='=]s TroubledProduction, putting him very much in Konami's bad graces), Konami's announcement of a ''Silent Hill'' pachinko machine just months after they canceled ''Silent Hills'' read like a deliberate insult towards the franchise and its fans.
2nd Aug '16 9:52:02 PM Eagal
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* TheyJustDidntCare: The HD Collection. [[PortingDisaster Holy]] [[ObviousBeta shit.]]
2nd Aug '16 9:51:02 PM Eagal
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* HellIsThatNoise: The radio especially, but every noise in that game had the potential to be NightmareFuel or ParanoiaFuel. The darker ambient soundtracks add to the disjointed atmosphere as well. In fact, the franchise even has [[HellIsThatNoise/SilentHill its own page]] for instances of this trope.
** Everytime I hear those...sounds in the courtyard of the school in the first game my heart starts pounding.
** The movie has this in spades: The banshee-shrieking of the burned children; the gurgling, labored breathing of the armless man; the tormented yells of Colin the janitor; the quiet pained whimpers and gasps that the bubble head nurses make, coupled with the wet popping and tearing of their joints whenever they move; and the infamous scraping sound of the Great Knife... watch the movie on your computer with your headphones in and see if the sound effects don't put up the hairs on the back of your neck.



* InNameOnly: Besides the setting and some rather ham-handed references, all the comics written by Scott Ciencin have very little in common with the games.
2nd Aug '16 9:49:09 PM Eagal
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* FanNickname:
** Abstract Daddy/The Doorman
** Lying Figure/Patient Demon
** Mannequins/Pelvis Monsters
** Red Pyramid/Pyramid Head/[[TheyMightBeGiants Triangle Man]]
25th Jul '16 5:41:53 AM bt8257
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** Is [[SilentHill2 James]] a monster who [[spoiler:killed his wife]] because he didn't feel like taking care of her any more, an innocent man tortured by guilt, or a complex tragic character who was the instrument of Mary's [[spoiler:assisted suicide]]? [[OccamsRazor Or, perhaps,]] James is just a normal man [[spoiler:who did a horrible thing.]]

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** Is [[SilentHill2 [[VideoGame/SilentHill2 James]] a monster who [[spoiler:killed his wife]] because he didn't feel like taking care of her any more, an innocent man tortured by guilt, or a complex tragic character who was the instrument of Mary's [[spoiler:assisted suicide]]? [[OccamsRazor Or, perhaps,]] James is just a normal man [[spoiler:who did a horrible thing.]]



** In SilentHill3, Vincent offers one in game when he reacts with mock terror upon being asked about monsters in Silent Hill: "They look like ''monsters'' to you?"
** There's a fan theory that runs that [[SilentHill4 Henry]] is in fact responsible for the murders throughout the fourth game. See the WildMassGuessing page for details.

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** In SilentHill3, VideoGame/SilentHill3, Vincent offers one in game when he reacts with mock terror upon being asked about monsters in Silent Hill: "They look like ''monsters'' to you?"
** There's a fan theory that runs that [[SilentHill4 [[VideoGame/SilentHill4 Henry]] is in fact responsible for the murders throughout the fourth game. See the WildMassGuessing page for details.



** Did [[SilentHillHomecoming Alex]] come back from [[spoiler:the Army or the nuthouse]]?

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** Did [[SilentHillHomecoming [[VideoGame/SilentHillHomecoming Alex]] come back from [[spoiler:the Army or the nuthouse]]?
4th Jun '16 9:48:43 PM nombretomado
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** It should be noted, however, that source code is not required to produce an HD version of a game; all you need is a retail copy, and a team of programmers savvy in the PS2 language. This is how ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' HD collection was created.

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** It should be noted, however, that source code is not required to produce an HD version of a game; all you need is a retail copy, and a team of programmers savvy in the PS2 [=PS2=] language. This is how ''VideoGame/{{Ico}}''[=/=]''VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus'' HD collection was created.
7th Feb '16 6:15:16 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: ''Silent Hill 2'', forever the magnum opus of Team Silent in the eyes of many fans.
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