Saturday, March 29, 2008

Silent Hill : A Rare Video.

This is a rare video of the making of the original Silent Hill for the Playstation One.
Nice to see how the phenomenon started.

and here are some videos of the Making of Silent Hill 2, one awesome game - Very soothing, Very haunting. The making series is aptly titled -"Alchemists of emotion"

This video showcases what thoughts went behind creating the 6 characters of the game.So many tiny details have gone into making those personas, no wonder the characters turned out to be unforgettable. This video is the cream of the lot, a must watch!

In this video, their artist describes how he came about creating the different monsters in Silent Hill 2, including the pyramid head.

This ones about how they interpreted human sense of fear, and how they went ahead to touch us so deeply with those visuals, sounds, story and music!

I must say, I started out to post just one video of The making of the original Silent Hill, but ended up finding such beautiful insights into the hearts of the makers of Silent Hill that I ended up posting them all. I have to leave now, but there are more videos of the making of Silent Hill 3, waiting to be seen,understood and imbibed into oneself. Happy searching !

Ah! and yes,I will leave you with a beautiful piece of music from Silent Hill..very soothing, very haunting...

If you guys want to listen to allthe tracks of Silent Hill,then headover to this place.Silent Hill Playlist

Monday, March 3, 2008

The Metal Gear Solid Saga : 20 yrs of brilliant story telling !

This video here summarizes the story of the Metal Gear series for the past 20 yrs that it has existed. It's a sum up of all the important events that happened in that world, and the different relationships the characters share. I wrote "sum up" in italics because the story is so deep and huge that it cannot be described in a 20 min video. It's the sheer brilliance of the story and the intelligent humour of the games itself, that even after 20 yrs of the franchise, Hideo Kojima still has a story to tell ! and a very polished one if the trailers are any indication.

What say, I should show you the trailer of Metal Gear Solid 4 first,and when you are jumping all over your chair excited, I shall present the video summarising the story!

So, here's the trailer for MGS4: Guns of the Patriots , from E3 2006.

And now, my friends, watch how the War really changed, how protagonists and antagonists got churned up in this world without reason, how heroes and villains fused into each other till we couldn't distinguish anymore. Watch as the history unfolds in front of you, untangling its tentacles to reveal faces you did or didn't expect. Watch the story of Snake(s) !

In case this got you interested, which it should have, you can check out the entire story of the MetalGear universe chronologically at this page:

It's a very long post there, and is justified, considering the span of the story. it's a very interesting read, with character interactions going deeper that one would expect from games.

and here's the official teaser site for MGS4: GUns of the Patriots.

The game will be out 12th June 2008. So, till then, just stay alive !