Geno-san, I wonder, were you referring to the player perspective in your comment about the game not playing like the 'PT' or the mechanics and puzzles of the game? If it's the latter...you might wanna just stop following the game now.
Hideo Kojima is very, very big on more jarring experiences that toy with the relationship between player and game; breaking the fourth wall, screwing with your actual game experience...these aspects are staples of Kojima's style and if I were a betting man, I'd put nearly all my gil on the idea that this new Silent Hill is going rape the gamer's mind and perspective of what a 'game' is. Dollars to doughnuts, we're gonna have a game of Mantis mind-fucks.
Personally, I'd love it if the game played like PT, except not as tedious and simplistic; but I think that's a given. If we were to get anything like PT, I'd expect and hope that it'd be something far more interactive and deep than just running around. But if they're going down the path I think they are, I'll bet we're in for a real psychologically-fucked treat. I'd also bet that Del Toro is going to wring every ounce of psychological torment out of his psyche since his In The Mouth Of Madness isn't going to happen (anytime soon); I'm sure of it, he pounced on this because he's a man that's got a mind full of ideas and not that many outlets to release them. This is a perfect opportunity to express that in full; and much more in depth than in a movie.
I think this is going to be one of two things: A game-changing, mechanically innovative masterpiece of psychological horror that would make Hitchcock piss his pants; or a completely egotistical mess of garbage. There's no way this is just gonna be middle-of-the-road horror; they're gonna blow their wads on this and what we get is what we get. That's the part that scares me, I'm not even questioning that aspect, it's a fact...these men are TOTALLY into themselves and that can be both a VERY good thing or a complete cataclysmic disaster when put together. It's volatile, to be sure, but that also may be JUST what this series needs. I have complete confidence in them, but then again, I also have complete confidence that their egos will take over. They can either use it or be used. We'll see... I'm still excited, because honestly, no matter what comes, there is zero fucking chance that the series can get any lower. It's pretty much non-existent at this point, in terms of character and staples, story, etc. Basically anything that matters in a game's series. Not just standalone but an overarching theme...that, Silent Hill has lost for over a decade. I think and hope that these are the men to do it. They may also hammer the nail into the coffin.