It's great that the PlayStation Vita is getting a Silent Hill . …it's a little strange, but still.
Konami brought Silent Hill: Book of Memories to GamesCom this week and when they unveiled some early footage and details, everyone was a little taken aback . Firstly, it was described as a multiplayer action game (which may or may not surprise you) and secondly, it actually utilizes a top-down or isometric perspective. In addition, we'll be able to create our own character at the start of the game, which sort of makes sense from a multiplayer standpoint. The gameplay features the standard melee combat and what appears to be RPG-like elements, and there's no doubt that developer WayForward attempts to maintain that uber-creepy feel.
Personally, I don't want a Silent Hill that emphasizes multiplayer in any way, and I'm iffy on the top-down thing. If I didn't know better, I'd say they were trying to take yet another franchise in that twitchy direction… But I'm sure that in terms of the gameplay, that's not really true.
Related Game(s): Silent Hill: Book of Memories