It's no surprise that the cancellation of Silent Hills has left gaming enthusiasts feeling more than a little burned by Konami - the fact that I'm writing this article six months after the heartbreaking announcement is a testament to that.
In light of Del Toro's recent outcry that it "makes no f*cking sense at all that the game is not happening," it seems appropriate to look back on what could have been, and why it still hurts after all this time.
Why is it that so many people were excited for this installment of a franchise that seemed to be going downhill? After all, a simple search on Metacritic shows some not-so positive reviews for more recent additions to the franchise like Silent Hill: Downpour and Silent Hill: Book of Memories. Well, we're going to explore the perfect storm that Konami created, hyped up, and then threw away.