In my restless dreams I see that development team, Hijinx Studios. You promised me you'd make a faithful HD collection, but you never did. Well, I'm alone on my chair now, waiting for an update.
I hope you guys enjoyed my parody of Mary's letter to James, for what sums up the cluster fuk that is the 'Silent Hill HD collection'. As recent news has been given out, I'm sure you're aware those that have bought the PS3 version of the collection has recieved an update for several major issues that have been more-or-less resolved. However, those unfortunate 360 owners that were waiting for the update have been given the news by Konami themselves that the update isn't happening and it's pretty much curtains.
The reason I write this on my blog today is the sheer disrespect given to both fans of the series and the creators of the masterpieces. They gave out a few, forgettable, excuses for as to why the games are the way they are, but the fact remains, if they couldn't get the games to work in the first place they shouldn't have put it on the shelf.
Even Konami trying to resolve the matter by issuing out an exchange is beyond a farce for most gamers, as there was a set deadline for the exchange and you needed proof of reciept, which to be honest is very unlikely in most cases. It even gives the double finger to those that bought the game pre-owned as it's void.
To sum up, it has just been one be pile of money making dung, and proves that games companies these days give even little respect to the consumer that before the gaming-boom in the mainstream.
This year has been probably the worst year of my gaming life. Journalists can sit there churning out magazines at the end of the year saying how many amazing games have been out, but the fact remains there really has been a huge lack in anything coming out.
It's the year of the HD collections, and for a good 80% of the gaming community, we've all played these games when they were first released. The last big game, I would personally say, to came out this year was 'Max Payne 3', back in May, and since then I've played Game of Thrones: a low-budget title worth little of bragging about. I've actually been going backward and finding games from years ago on previous last-gen consoles.
Then look at what titles are coming out later this year, most are just carry on's from a franchise that first started back in the 90's.
My point is why is there such a lack of original games these days? Only a handful of developers--most credit going to Grasshopper Studios for constantly trying to push the bar and make different games--that make games with a new universe, characters, stories, etc. The Majority of companies seem to sit there trying to claw as much money out of a franchise as possible, and doing as little work as possible. I could write off a list of games we all grew up with that were once amazing games that are now idealess cash-cows *Resident Evil*.
It's a shame to see the industry in such a state. Is it just me thinking it? Or are things really as gravy as people try and make it out to be?
Anyway, enough of this **** blog, lets enjoy some Frank Zappa. haha