Typically when horror-maestro Guillermo Del Toro creates something I am one of the first to acknowledge the sheer awesomeness of his work because few directors, in my experience, have such an eye for the small details that make a movie, be it science fiction, horror, or whatever, particularly memorable.
His most recent project, a videogame that expands the universe of Silent Hill, called Silent Hills, I am not sure what to think about. I should also mention that it didn’t help that the first time that I saw the trailer that someone was playing the game and talking over it as well.
Minus the additional soundtrack, the PT (playable trailer) appears pretty atmospheric, though only mildly creepy, which considering that it comes from Del Toro and Hideo Kojima, considered to be one of the most influential game designers, concerns me a bit.
Though seeing is not the same as playing, though the game may indeed be terrifying, in the tradition of Silent Hill. Being that I don’t own a Playstation, here are Brian Altano and John Ryan of IGN playing it, and offering a running commentary.