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Survival Horror from Gameloft???

12-26-2009, 12:34 PM
#1
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Survival Horror from Gameloft???

Does anyone else think it would be a great idea for Gameloft to produce a survival-horror game, similar to Silent Hill/Resident Evil?

They could use the N.O.V.A. game engine for great graphics and controls.
With Gameloft's high production values, they could blow the competition (Silent Hill: The Escape, Resident Evil 4 (Mobile Edition), and Fallen) out of the water.

More recently, Gameloft has been paying a lot more attention to customer's requests, so a thread on Toucharcade could be a good way to start.

What do you all reckon?
12-26-2009, 12:55 PM
#2
Survival horror games live and die by their stories, and that has been Gameloft's consistent weak point. I'm not even sure if they can even carry the atmosphere, since most of their games have been so brightly colored and lit. SH:E was crap, and Fallen was too short to get a sense of the overall story, so I agree that we need more options. But I'd much rather have Activison (or an ambitious indie developer) tackle the genre. Right now I'm holding out hope for Forgotten Memories (even though I was pretty disappointed in Death Strike at least as it stands before the update).

12-26-2009, 01:02 PM
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Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Georgia USA
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You know, I have always been a fan of survival horror games. If any should be ported to the iPhone it should be the "Penumbra" Series. In my opinion they are really good looking, low spec games. They already have all three of them on Windows, OS X, and Linux, so it shouldn't be all to stressful to finally make a mobile version...

Check out "PEnumbra" if you've never played it. I like it much more than silent hill. (It's First person perspective and you can actually interact with switches, doors etc. Plus, you don't actually have any weapons, it's all about surviving and hiding! Quite creepy really)

-Angelus
12-26-2009, 01:03 PM
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Gameloft wouldn't make a great survival horror. Most if not all of their games are way too easy, and one of the signatures of survival horrors is the difficulty. And the brightness and storyline issues are there too.
12-26-2009, 01:08 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by squarezero View Post
Survival horror games live and die by their stories, and that has been Gameloft's consistent weak point. I'm not even sure if they can even carry the atmosphere, since most of their games have been so brightly colored and lit. SH:E was crap, and Fallen was too short to get a sense of the overall story, so I agree that we need more options. But I'd much rather have Activison (or an ambitious indie developer) tackle the genre. Right now I'm holding out hope for Forgotten Memories (even though I was pretty disappointed in Death Strike at least as it stands before the update).
I agree with a lot of the things you said.
We definitely need more decent survival-horror games on the AppStore.
Narratives are Gameloft's weak point.
Maybe an ambitious indie developer would do a great job, but inevitably,
Gameloft has higher production values and more money.
Activision may be a good developer too.
Forgotten Memories looks graphically and audibly stunning, but we'll have to wait for the game itself.
12-26-2009, 01:17 PM
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A video of Forgotten Memories.
Only a demo of one room, but the graphics and audio are great.
Hope they change the large control button in the final build.


Youtube link | Pop Up

Last edited by barl; 12-26-2009 at 01:20 PM.
12-26-2009, 02:38 PM
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does nobody remember that Gameloft and Capcom inked a deal (http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=34228) to work on iPhone games?

I'm hoping they bring out a RESIDENT EVIL 1, just as it was on the PS1, not a remix, not a remake, not RE 3 or Zero, or a shooting game, or Code Name Veronica - just plain vanilla RE1. Am I alone in wanting to take that classic out on the road on my phone?
12-26-2009, 02:44 PM
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A couple of issues with that vid.

a) There is light emenating from her breasts

b) There is walking animation when she is not moving

Games I have beta tested: Minigore, Cogs, Guerilla Bob, Above and Beyond: Air Combat, Baseball Superstars 2010, 33rd Division, Cash Machine, 5 star General, Flick Football... Possibly some other ones I;ve forgotten
12-26-2009, 02:45 PM
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Japan -> S.Korea -> USA
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horror games on iphone wont be good no matter how hard dev work.... the screen is simply too small for scary stuff..


this is just my opinion. lol.. i played like mystique, haunted mansion, dead strike, etc but non of them scared me like horror games on ps3 on 5x in. HDTV..
12-26-2009, 03:27 PM
#10
I think it's possible. NDS had a good one. I cannot remember the name, but it took place in an old insane asuylum and was pretty good.