Now that there is a bunch of new material to go with the series, what do you consider canon? Do you gladly accept all new material or do you pick and choose? Do you think some of the new material replaces what was once accepted in the older installments?
Personally, I have mixed feelings about the new material. I've watched let's plays of the fifth game and some of it was very interesting, but then some of it just didn't feel quite right to me. One certain part of that game *cough Miu cough* I want to burn in a fiery death. With the manga, however, I absolutely love it so far. Even though it is a bit different from the games, it still feels like them! I have not watched the movie yet, but to my understanding the novel was basically the same thing and I didn't like it very much. The camera has a back seat to fan service in the novel and though some of the elements are there, the move from a haunted setting to one still fully functional in society just doesn't seem to fit well at all. Also, I know a lot of people didn't like Spirit Camera (and for good reason), but the more I think about its potential the more I feel like it would have fit into the series perfectly if it had been done right. If we aren't thinking about the game play at all, but simply consider story I feel like the atmosphere and back story aren't far off the mark. Lastly, I like to think that the first four games are still canon (though I wasn't so fond of the 4th one until I was finally able to play it). If I ignore that one small part of the fifth game then all is well! Lol.
What do you guys think?