Konami released some Silent Hill: Downpour screenshots
last week with a heavy Alan Wake
vibe. Defending them, producer Devin Shatsky told HellsDescent
, "It could easily be said that Alan Wake
ripped off [Silent Hill
] in a number of ways with the look and feel of their entire game. Granted, all games evolve from each other in some capacity, so I think its narrow minded to think like that."
"I would like to point out we have way more variety
of environments in Downpour
than Alan Wake
does," Shatsky continued. "I feel very comfortable that the comparisons will end at these forest shots. There are a multitude of other environments in Downpour
that people will be hard-pressed to compare to any
other game. We have a very unique variety of landscapes and interiors."
doesn't have a trademark on spooky Pacific Northwest forests, this is true. However, for fun: Guess which game the slightly altered picture above originates from? (Find the answer after the break.)
Answer: Silent Hill: Downpour; source image