I do. I did the same with Pokémon. I had never seen the cartoon and didn't own a handheld at the time to play the games, but the franchise is so big that you couldn't (and still can't) miss it. One day, I saw an ad and I suddenly realised: "Pokémon.... POKEt MONsters?!" I have to admit I felt really clever for a few minutes... Then realised how slow I had been and felt slightly ashamed.
" I think both Leon and Chris have changed a lot, both design and charcter-wise since the earlier games. Leon in RE 2 and Leon in RE4 are almost different people. In RE2 he was more friendly and concerned with helping people while in RE4 he's suddenly the strong, silent and badass type. Chris is more intact when it comes to his character, but his looks... Let's just say that when I saw the first RE5 trailer I actually didn't think it was Chris at all. All in all, I prefer Leon. Mostly the RE2 version. Like some people have said before me: I enjoy 'his' games more. "
Completely agree. Pretty much all characters did POST Veronica, like Ada turning into a Bond chick/Olympic Gymnast. And Wesker.. well... suffice to say, I preferred him much more behind all his mystique and mystery. Even Chris agreed how insane he was becoming with ''getting all his ideas from comic book villains'' "
So true! Wesker used to be my favourite villain in games. He was, as you say, mysterious. He was cold, calculated and always seemed to have a plan to back up his other plans. Not to mention that you thought he was dead in RE2 and 3, but it turns out he was pulling strings in the backround all along. I even liked him in Code: Veronica because he was still two steps ahead and seemed to have a well calculated plan. Then, enter Resident Evil 5. Guess what he was up to? World Domination!! Wow... I have never been so let down. (I have this weird hope that in RE6 they will reveal that the Wesker in RE5 was just a failed clone or something... But that's a discussion for a different topic.)
I think both Leon and Chris have changed a lot, both design and charcter-wise since the earlier games. Leon in RE 2 and Leon in RE4 are almost different people. In RE2 he was more friendly and concerned with helping people while in RE4 he's suddenly the strong, silent and badass type. Chris is more intact when it comes to his character, but his looks... Let's just say that when I saw the first RE5 trailer I actually didn't think it was Chris at all.
All in all, I prefer Leon. Mostly the RE2 version. Like some people have said before me: I enjoy 'his' games more.
Marvel has so many characters in it's universe that there will always be some heroes/villains that people wish were in the roster. The only thing they can do is to mix it up and put different characters in different games. I admit I would love to see Gambit in it though.
On the other hand: It has Deadpool, Spider-man and Wesker. I am set for life!
I have very mixed feelings. The SH games made by Team Silent are still some of my favourite games of all time. If I meet new people that haven't played them I usually try to convince them to try them out. The games after Team Silent is a different story. I thought Origins was ok. It didn't stray too far from the original first game, which was good, but the story was very under-developed and ended up quite predictable. I didn't expect great things from it though, as it was developed for the PSP. Homecoming I didn't even complete. It had so many bugs that ruined a lot of my time with it. The battle system that was based around dodging didn't work very well in all those small areas and tight corridors you spend most of the time in. It had some great boss fights though. The doll battle was fantastic. What stopped me from playing eventually was a twist in the story line that just didn't work for me. I think I'm near the end though, so I should probably complete it one day. Shattered Memories I haven't completed yet. I fully intend to though, but I'm living in Uni and my Wii is at home. I will hold my judgement on it until I play it some more.
So yes, after the mediocre games post Team Silent, I'm not expecting much from this. I will try it out soon after it's release, mostly because I like the old games so much that I have a faint hope that one day someone will develop a SH game that will give me a similar emotional experience that Team Silent gave me.
I only learned about the change in composer today and my first impression is a lot like yours. I feel that Yamaoka is in part the 'soul' of Silent Hill and I'm afraid the game might loose a lot of it's traditional atmosphere. I have all the SH soundtracks and love them to bits. Yamaoka's style is unique and reflects the different emotions in SH perfectly. The other thing that worries me is that Yamaoka used to consult the new developers that made the SH games after Team Silent. Now that he left Konami, I guess the developers do whatever they want. I could go both ways.
I'll try to not judge Licht before I have heard any of his work for the game, though. The question is if he'll try to simply copy Yamaoka or do something completely different.
@KosmoK: That is a great idea and I would if I could. The problem is that I moved to a different country when I started Uni and the only people I have gotten to know so far live on campus as well.
@sammo21: I have synced my old PS3. That one used to be online all the time when I lived in my apartment. The only thing I'm worried about is that if I play on the new one and then sync it later, the data from the old system will overwrite the new one and I'll loose the new trophies. I don't really think that will happen but I thought I'd ask just in case someone had experienced something similar.
I just bought a new PS3 that I could bring with me to the University that I am currently studying in. I had an old PS3 that I left at home, and it is on that one that I have played most of my PS3 games until now. The Uni I live in now has a -very- restricted internet access and has blocked every port that has anything to do with online gaming. I can update my PS3, but cannot log on to the servers. In other words, I can't log on to PlayStation Network or sync my trophies. My question is: if I start playing games on this new PS3, and then later bring it home to sync it online, will I then risk loosing the trophies I have earned while offline? For example: Since the new PS3 hasn't been synced, it says I have 0 of the Uncharted trophies, while on the old PS3 I have almost all of them. If I were to continue playing Uncharted on the new PS3 and earn different trophies, will I loose any of them when I sync it with the server again? Or will the server just add all of them together? I would just like to know so I don't start spending hours working for certain trophies only to loose them as soon as I go online.