By Kyle Emch / March 20th, 2013
In an interview with Rely on Horror, Adam Tierney of WayForward Technologies revealed that a new patch and some DLC are coming soon for Silent Hill: Book of Memories. The patch will help with integration of the new DLC, which include an increased level cap, new characters, weapons, costumes, and other stuff. But the patch itself, which is a whopping 339 MB, contains a variety of fixes in the game that were based on player feedback.
“Beyond DLC additions, we made a number of tweaks based on gamer reaction and our own playtesting, which add up to a slightly kinder game experience,” Adam explains. “The biggest adjustment is that when you die in a single player game now, you’re kicked back to the start of the stage without any progress loss. You’ve still dropped most of your items (as in multiplayer), but you can head back to where you died to re-collect those items. This adjustment also means no more re-loading the stage after death. Other adjustments include a retooled poison trap (it’s not a single-hit kill anymore, and its effects don’t last as long) and lots of re-balancing of elements throughout the game (such as enemy HP and damage) to iron out any problem areas.”
When asked about whether these updates went against their intention on making the game tough for players, they stated that some of the problems in the game just made it unfair for players. All of the tweaks in the single player game will also be in the multiplayer game.
For more information about the new patch and DLC for Silent Hill: Book of Memories, you can read the full interview with WayForward here.
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