Is Silent Hill 2 an unabashed masterpiece or are there glaring flaws?

Is Silent Hill 2 an unabashed masterpiece or are there glaring flaws?

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    VA and dialogue are inconsistent and frequently awful. Gameplay is dogshit. Atmosphere and music are GOAT

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't know about you but I feel the voice acting adds to the immersion in the game. It's deadpan at times but it helps to sell the fact that the characters are just regular everyday people stuck in some shithole town being forced to relive their trauma. The HD version made everyone sound like generic anime characters.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not gonna lie the campy as frick dialogue almost lends itself to be similar to twin peaks. My guess is the remake is going to be super serious and lose some of that strangely bizarre feeling to the atmosphere of the game

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >campy

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >LOOOOOOOOOOST?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This wasn't an attempt at camp, moron. Angela is legitimately confused by what James is saying because he clearly isn't lost. She knows better.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The intent doesn't matter. It's still campy as frick.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      le anything that doesnt sound identical to embarrassing overacted american cartoons is le...inconsistent and frequently awful...

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If we were to look at traditional acting, yes, SH2 is objectively awful. Sentences are said stilted at times with odd timing and awkward deliveries. The only one really doing a good job is Mary's actress.

      However, the final result ended up really benefiting the game. The whole thing feels surreal. People don't talk like that and it makes conversations kind of unnerving. It works, whether the direction was intentional or not. I totally understand if people can't get into it and laugh at the bad acting, though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. The story is actually garbo and unsincere. It depicts very heavy themes with zero-to-none maturity. I know it's baby's first depression fiction, but that doesn't justify bringing rape as a theme in your game, but talking about it as a Japanese detached incel would.
      > rapist dad as an bed-dog boss fight.
      Is this the best that they could do? I honestly think it's trash and it doesn't bring any new ideas to the table, its not subtle, not even a inch. I think its praised because gamers don't know about more mature pieces of media or art. The story goes nowhere, the protagonist isn't interesting, and very unsincerly tries to mask it's amateurish execution with "uncanny dreamy plot" justifications.
      The gameplay is underbaked too.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >but that doesn't justify bringing rape as a theme in your game
        What does this mean? What would justify it then?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you don't think the execution of the rape theme is high school tier I'm going to tell you that you have to be over 18 to post in here.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The bosses are terrible and it isn't as subtle as fanboys praise it as

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Like all Japanese games that take place in the west the immersion is somewhat ruined by the dev's inexperience

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I would argue this is a point in Silent Hills favor as it adds to the uncanny feeling. I'm pretty sure it is mentioned by the devs that having that japanese horror lens in a western setting is part of the feeling.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >japanese horror lens
        Well they failed this utterly because the concepts and creature designs in each game are wholly western, pulled straight from Hollywood in most cases.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For a horror game it's barely even scary.

    Gameplay was meh. Puzzles were nice, but fighting was bad and sometimes outright comical(see Eddie's boss fight).

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna say it, 3 is better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So true sister!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Agreed
      >better gameplay with smoother controls and combat
      >more challenge with scarcer ammo making you feel like you really are in over your head
      >better voice acting and performances, both Heather and Douglass are both better than most game performances nowadays
      >creepier tone because of all the occult aspects and themes of sexual assault, rape, and pregnancy
      >direct sequel to the first game, establishes most of the lore about the series
      >Heather is a fun protagonist with lots of fun inner thoughts and isn't a total downer like James
      Best in the series. So what if they reused the Hospital map? To me, it's not that big of a deal.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't mind the hospital either, but it should be the one from the first game

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why it should be the one from the first game? Leonard Wolf was psychotic not sick, so why would he be in a hospital?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's pretty clear they wanted it to be Alchemilla with the references to Lisa, it being the actual hospital Alessa was treated at gives it more significance to Heather, but obviously with how fricked Konami forced the development of SH3/4 to be they could only recycle Brookhaven.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Oh yes they created a mall, a construction site, a carnival with a haunted mansion and a hell church but couldn't create an hospital with three floors because their boss didn't allow them

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Don't forget the subway, underpass, Hilltop Center, and the apartment building when the Masons lived.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                And let's not forget the hospital is quite modified, the otherworld version of the hospital is completely new and they put quite a lot of work in it, with each room having a different effect and texture, very little reused assets between rooms

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yes, is that suppose to sound weird? The game had barely a year of dev time and the the team was split into two as Konami demanded they make SH3 and SH4 simaltaneously. I think SH3 is a great game, especially considering the challenges it faced, but it's clear corners were cut. They were probably only able to make that much original content by deciding to reuse Brookhaven as a basis for an area. They did a good job making it feel distinct once you enter the Otherworld section but from a narrative perspective having Heather visit the hospital where Alessa stayed would have been more logical.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                SH3 and SH4 were developed by different teams, SH4 was basically developed by leftover B-team, it didn't affect SH3 in any way.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >SH3 has better controls than SH2
        The people who spout this are just outing themselves as posers who've never played the games. Heather controls exactly the same as James. The melee is exactly the same. The shooting is exactly the same. The only differences are that enemies are more aggressive and faster and Heather can sprint whenever she's near monsters.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This. SH1 plays the best.

          https://i.imgur.com/BVR3TrJ.jpg

          Is Silent Hill 2 an unabashed masterpiece or are there glaring flaws?

          Whatever issues it has I am willing to ignore purely because it's one of those games that made me feel like pic related after I've finished it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          heather doesn't get tired after running for a long time like james does so no they don't control identically.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >heather doesn't get tired after running for a long time
            yes she does you Reddit Hill 2 poser
            go play the game

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              we're talking about sh3 here, schizo. maybe you should try playing the games.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >we're talking about a game i never played here
                Heather does get tired from running you poser

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                You can enable a hud to see her health and adrenaline you fricking moron

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes, that's why I mentioned she could sprint as the only real difference, I thought the slowdown part was obvious since you have no control over when Heather sprints. I guess that's my bad.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Both SH 2 and SH 3 combat is utterly and completely irredeemable, itsdiluting the horror experience. Why? You can stunlock every enemy in the game. Everything besides the bosses can be killed by spamming pipe swings. Enemies can’t fight back. Literal brain dead game design that killed any tension during exploring, since I knew I could always use my OP melee weapon to completely 0 to 100 any enemy in the game. In a fricking survival horror. And trust me, the game isn’t scary no matter how many loud industrial noises it decides to rape your ears with, since I know that the only thing I’ll be doing for the next 2 hours of my game is killing the same boring, piss easy enemy, like the Lying Figures. At least nurses looked hot.

          And don’t get me started on running away. 99% of the time you can simply sprint past the enemy, completely negating any scare factors. Utterly horrible game design. And the fact that every single fricking enemy has like 1 hit sound is icing on the cake. You hear the same sound on loop 5 times and then kick the sack of shit or whatever deep analogy you can find in the monster design.

          And you homosexuals will defend this.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I thought it was gonna be pretty fricked up when you find out the carousel in 3 has living horses on it and you have to kill them. Then they just shed a few drops of blood and play the same canned neigh sound over and over when you hit them and it just completely loses any impact it could have had. You could easily apply that to every enemy in the game and Heather herself. There's no weight or anything behind attacks. They don't even have any cool kill animations.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It’s not about cool death animation, it’s about making them disturbing, if anything. Look at CoF death animation and sound design. That game scared this shit out of me; erratic enemies that are fast, making it hard to know what the frick is running at you. It’s a shame that CoF fell out really hard once you realized that was all it had going for it; but it was really fricking scary as long as the ‘unknown’ factor was high. But in SH2 you are fighting the same Lying Figures in Apartments, in the town, during the caves section, ect. Nothing scary about that. The horrible and lazy sound design alongside being able to stunlock any enemy completely kills any fear I might have. SH2 only saving grace is its story (Mary’s actor fricking carried that game hard too), music and atmosphere. SH3 had better scared, design but the plot was a shitty SH1 rehash which, just like the original game, was also its weakest point.

              I know flooper team is a meme game company, but at least I hope it hey make SH2 at least a little scary, if anything else, because it’s clear to me that they are going to assfrick the story and atmosphere so hard that we’ll be getting the same situation as RE4 Remake, except even worse.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I haven't played 3 so I'll say 1 is better. Playing it in the dark with headphones actually managed to unnerve me. It has fantastic sound design

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1,3 and 4 all of them are better than Reddit Hill 2 it's not even close

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        4 is better? 4 does a lot of cool shit but the gameplay is fricking awful and this is coming from a patrician that acknowledges the fact that tank controls and fixed camera angles are the true survival horror experience

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          only Reddit Hill 2 posers have a problem with 4
          and the audaicty of yours to call it's gameplay awful when you are jerking off to the turd with the worst gameplay in the series even worse than SH1 a freaking PS1 game

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >3d controls
            >limited inventory
            >disgusting amount of backtracking in 4 unique areas
            It's a slog to play through. I like a lot of what the game does, especially with the apartment hauntings but playing it is a major pain. 1-3 play infinitely better

            Silent Hill was never about the occult. Team Silent wanted to move away from the cult but were forced to bring them back by Konami making SH3 a direct sequel to 1, but it was against their wishes. They always wanted to make more games in the vein of SH2 which is why SH4 has the cult stuff in the background. This idea that Tomm Hulett was the one who made the franchise about psychological torment because he only liked SH2 and wanted to ape it is nonsense.

            Well that proves me wrong

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >3d controls
              ah yes i forgot 2 and 3 were completely unplayable in 3D controls mod huh?
              >limited inventory
              to add challenge in a SURIVOR horror game, you need to think carefuly about what item you should take with and what item to use no more braindead ''200 bullets'' for you like in Reddit Hill 2
              >amazing remixed 4 unique areas with new surprises twists and puzzles for you to enjoy
              yes i knew much better than spending half of Reddit Hill 2 walking through an empty boring foggy town with only one type of monsters

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                3d controls and fixed camera angles do not work together. 2 and 3 have the option of choosing 3d controls or tank controls. Limited inventory is fine but having only one place to manage it is shit and adds to the frustration of constant backtracking.
                >empty boring foggy town
                It's called atmosphere and I'll take the mannequins over those dogs that make that stock jaguar sound effect any day

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >3d controls and fixed camera angles do not work together
                skill issue, it worked in Haunting Ground as well many other PS2 horror games
                >having only one place to manage it is shit
                ah yes because the magican inventory box that teleports with you in RE is more suitable huh?
                and what fricking frustration? you will always need to go back to the room anyway to replenich your health and check the new changes in the room
                >It's called atmosphere
                there is nothing atmospheric about walking from point A to point B for 10 minutes with nothing interesting happening
                >I'll take the easy pissy mannequins with braindead AI i can avoid them easily over those dogs raping me even on easy difficulty!
                i know you will

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >being this devoid of criticism
            >even having Reddit so rent free in your head, that you can't even come up with a funnier insult

            Onions Hill 2. It was right there, man. Frick, you're dumb, have that one for free. But it's still the best game in the series, no matter how much you whine about it

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              this devoid of criticism
              kek a Reddit Hill 2 poser projection at it's finest

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        only Reddit Hill 2 posers have a problem with 4
        and the audaicty of yours to call it's gameplay awful when you are jerking off to the turd with the worst gameplay in the series even worse than SH1 a freaking PS1 game

        What form of mental illness is this?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just report and ignore. I doubt he's actually played the games he's just latched onto this franchise as his shitposting grounds.
          https://arch.b4k.co/_/search/boards/qb.v.vg.vm.vmg.vp.vrpg.vst/text/reddit%20hill/

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the easiest and least scary SH game.
    The pacing at the beginning is shit, and ruins replays.

    But that's about it. Still a great game with awesome atmosphere, OST, and story.
    I still prefer SH1 over the rest. It's a much bigger, more solid package.

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  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its the most overrated game of all time

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's actually underrated.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Eileen shaving

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gameplay outside of puzzles are shit. The enemies aren't threatening enough to make things interesting, sure great symbolism but boring otherwise.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Silent Hill 2 is a piece of art that saved millions of lives throughout the world. It's more than a video game, it's art.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Whatever flaws people may have with it are 100% intentional and add to the atmosphere.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a true masterpiece. Ignoring the moron who claims that the VA and dialogue are bad which are shitposting critiques Ganker's biggest complaint is that "the gameplay is shit" which also isn't true. The combat is serviceable for a survival horror and an improvement on the first game. It just takes a little time getting used to which I guess is hard for people who are more accustomed to the smoother clunkiness of RE4. You just need to learn to time your attacks properly since James is slightly slower than Harry when shooting so you can't abuse the shotgun or the rifle as hard. The enemies in the game are slower than the first one because most of it takes place indoors in tight corridors and rooms to make up for James' clunkiness and the parts where you have to escort Maria.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is this supposed to be a rape metaphor? It's just too deep and nuanced for me.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    people think it's better than it actually was because it was one of the first games they experienced. if you play it these days, it's just ok.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a masterpiece in it's own right but it made everyone thing that Silent Hill = mental illness when Silent Hill is about the occult

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Silent Hill was never about the occult. Team Silent wanted to move away from the cult but were forced to bring them back by Konami making SH3 a direct sequel to 1, but it was against their wishes. They always wanted to make more games in the vein of SH2 which is why SH4 has the cult stuff in the background. This idea that Tomm Hulett was the one who made the franchise about psychological torment because he only liked SH2 and wanted to ape it is nonsense.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Silent Hill was never about the occult
        yes it was homosexual, the first game was about the occult then the original director left and Reddit Hill 2 was exploited by failed literature students to change it into Le ''magical therapy town'', luckily the baed Japanese SH fans complained and demanded a return to the original roots of the series rather than the new direction of ripping shitty pseudo westernoid movies (Lost Highway) and a a result we got the best serie in the game 3 followed by the second best game in the series 4
        but sadly Konami disbanded Team Silent and gave the IP to westrenoid hacks to make Reddit Hill 2 goyslop clones for homosexuals like you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >the baed Japanese SH fans complained and demanded a return to the original roots of the series rather than the new direction of ripping shitty pseudo westernoid movies
          Oh? didn't know that bit. So once upon a time Silent Hill fans were actually not a bunch of flaming pretentious emo doomer homosexuals? thats great to hear. Also explains why the later games were all better than SH2

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Occult =/= cult

        Research occultism, Silent Hill is riddled with it, including SH2

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dang I've never seen this interview. Super interested in what the 5th Team Silent game would have been now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Silent Hill was never about the occult.
        Silent Hill 1, 2 and 4 are about the occult. Only 2 is the one about TRAUMA which just like PH gets slapped into everything SH related.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >SH1 (1999): PS1
    >SH2 (2001): PS2, Xbox, PC
    >SH3 (2003): PS2, PC
    >SH4 The Room (2004): PS2, Xbox, PC
    Franchise should've ended there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Wii one was cool. Great use of flashlight and Ill always remember trying to roll away frantically in a wheel chair using the Wii controllers to "push" yourself in the chair while being chased.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    James doesn't have the "coming abruptly to a stop" animation that Harry has. That's a downgrade.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SH1 has exclusive monsters in the outdoor areas. SH2 doesn't.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Right because SH2 is much more claustrophobic and takes place almost entirely indoors. SH1 had a pseudo open world with large outdoor areas and much more of that game takes place outdoors in comparison. That's why faster enemies were needed there, but not so much for SH2 except for the Lying Figures who behave differently when outdoors. Even the indoor levels of SH1 are wider than in SH2. The approach to design for both games are very different in some ways yet very similar in others.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a strict downgrade from 1 in almost every way.

        Putting flying enemies and fast moving dogs right at the beginning was some psychotic shit from a game design perspective.
        It really leaves a strong impression if you go in relatively blind (which unfortunately most people don't these days).

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SH2 doesnt have the annoying as frick gargoyle things and dogs that relentlessly chase you like in SH1. Definitely better than the original.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the worst of the 3 good ones but that just means it's a 9/10 instead of 10/10

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's the worst of the 4 japanese ones but that just means it's a 4/10 instead of 10/10

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love the final area (Lakeview Hotel). Great art direction.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gotta love how Walter Sullivan is referenced three times in SH2.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SH2 Walter Sullivan is an example of how much cooler things are when they are just in your imagination, I remember playing SH2 and wondering who this Walter Sullivan guy was and why he had grave together with the others
      Then SH4 comes out and turns the guy into an edgy rocknroll cultist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Then SH4 comes out and turns the guy into an edgy rocknroll cultist

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Both

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mechanically, it's a fricking slog, even for the standard design of the time. The team was completely different and frankly, very green in terms of gameplay, the first game plays much better, somehow. That said, it has an undisputed atmosphere, mood and acting that actually benefits from said unexperience unlike anything else in it.

    The remake will be soulless Bloober garbo but you gotta love how people are losing their shit over the TPS gameplay as if it doesn't look incredibly more competent than anything the original ever attempted.

    While I'm at it, The Short Message is the closet thing we've had to a real Silent Hill in a long time, only because Akira Yamaoka and Ito were finally able to work on a modern Japanese title. The rusty scenes and the monster design are what this series needs, artistically.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the team was completely different
      This is just blatantly false. SH2 had 7 of the original key members from SH1 working on the team. Only Toyama and like 1 other guy left after SH1 and only 3 new members joined during SH2: Kazuhide Nakazawa, Norihito Hatakeda and Suguru Murakoshi. Hatakeda is credited by Ito for being a tech wizard for the team even and he was the lead programmer for both SH2 and SH3.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SH1>SH3>SH Origins>SH2>SH4

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Giga söytard. SH4 is god tier

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The game looks and plays like ass. The only good thing about it are the cutscenes and music.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >The game looks and plays like ass. The only good thing about it are the cutscenes and music.
          but enough talking about Reddit Hill 2

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          SH4 plays just like the others

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            t. guy who never played silent hill 4

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >are there glaring flaws

    Lets see
    >movement
    >combat
    >map
    >enemy variety
    >pacing

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm gonna say it. 1 is better.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The intro alone beats the frick out of anything SH2 has to offer

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      1 is an occult and esoteric masterpiece. No, I will not elaborate further.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How to emulate the entire series on PC, Ganker?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wtf you mean zoomie? PCSX2
      you cant be that illiterate, your gen grew up with computers

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ePSXe for SH1

      SH2, SH3 and SH4 already have good PC ports

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Emulate 1 on duckstation.

      Play the PC versions of 2, 3, and 4.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Duckstation for SH1
      PC port with patches for SH3
      Pcsx2 for SH4
      RPCS3 for Downpour

      and that's it, the rest are not worth playing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >PC port with patches for SH3

        Emulate 1 on duckstation.

        Play the PC versions of 2, 3, and 4.

        >Play the PC versions of 2, 3, and 4.
        What do you mean?
        I'm playing the PS2 version of SH3 with PCSX2, is that bad?

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I gots a letter...
    The name on it say Mary...
    Who's b***h this is?
    Mary dead for three years and shit...

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's MGS2 tier. The gameplay is fine but it doesn't balance its resource management well. However it's one of the few games in existence with strong narrative execution.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It's Movie Game Slop 2 tier
      so a pseudo garbage slop?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's one of the better games at moviegaming. Moviegaming itself is just a very dissonant concept that imo is less elegant than delivering narrative via gameplay (metroid/dark souls)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >delivering narrative via gameplay
          reading item descriptions in Reddit Souls is not ""narrative via gameplay" it's the same shit reading memos in Silent Hill

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The player is an undead that is cursed to have no inherent purpose and lose their sense of self. As long as the undead has the will to find purpose, he will maintain his humanity and not hollow. After overcoming all challenges, the player/undead is tasked with deciding for the entirety of humanity whether it has purpose in its struggle despite the cursed inevitability, or if it is inherently meaningless suffering worth ending. I could give less of a shit about loreslop, the narrative is about the connection between player and avatar with the theme of giving oneself purpose in the world despite hopelessness. It directly uses the gameplay to tell a basic ass story about a universally relatable theme.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it doesn't balance its resource management well
      Can you elaborate? Are you talking about the ammo?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you playing on beginner? On Hard the enemies and especially the bosses are tanky as frick, you can't shoot your way through.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it doesn't balance its resource management well
        Can you elaborate? Are you talking about the ammo?

        I play on Hard and I mean the game is way too generous with ammo. I'm autistic about my ammo management and run past everything or melee 1v1s unless I need to blast nurses out of my way in the cramped hallways. There's so much ammo that I think I could probably gun most of the game still.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'm autistic about my ammo management and run past everything or melee 1v1s unless I need to blast nurses out of my way in the cramped hallways.
          Well there you go. Nurses are just one part of the game, you should have plenty stockpiled if you're avoiding everything else.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i run past everything or use melee
          Of course you would have more ammo then. Ammo scarcity in survival horror stops mattering if you don't mindlessly go guns blazing and find ways to conserve your ammo either by melee or by avoiding enemies, but even then I doubt you had "more than enough" ammo for the last 2 boss fights on Hard unless you do the Great Knife cheese for Twin PH. They take so much fricking ammo to kill on Hard. I think I used up over a 100 pistol bullets, 50 rifle shots and a dozen or so shotgun pellets and I barely had enough leftover to kill Mary

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            This is fair, but the final bosses definitely are part of my ammo criticism. I can't remember but it took tons of rifle shots and handgun ammo for the Pyramid Heads. The regular game was comfortable on resources, but the 2 Pyramid Heads seemed like they needed the game's worth of ammo thrown at them. Idk if if their health is adaptive to ammo count or if the curve is just that brutal.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I DONT LIKE WHAT REDDIT LIKES
    >I DONT LIKE WHAT REDDIT LIKES
    >I DONT LIKE WHAT REDDIT LIKES
    >I DONT LIKE WHAT REDDIT LIKES
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    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>I DONT LIKE WHAT REDDIT LIKES

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's clunky moronic child of resident evil. It's not even scary it's just dull.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      And here comes the REgays ruining everything with their cheap cringe worthy series

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Your series is cringe Le atmospheric walking simulator that wanted to be Resident evil. Go have a nice day maybe you will end up in cringe hill yourself. homosexual.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          4 is the only good RE game, now seethe and tell me how Caca Shitronica and REmake slop are AKSHUALLY Le masterpieces

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Stop moving the goal post homosexual moron.
            Even if (if) RE games were total cringe slop your game is literally trying to emulate that while completely butchering everything.
            Now go finally end your pathetic life you disgusting piece of shit.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >trying to emulate that while completely butchering everything
              i agree, SH tried to emulate RE shitty writting and Wallmart tier B-horror movie themes but they failed miserabely because what their end result was a an actual good writting and psychological/occult horror mogging REddit Evil

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >good writting and psychological/occult horror
                You have to be 18+ to post on this website

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2>3>Origins>Homecoming>4>1>>

    [...]

    2 had great story, side characters and overall atmosphere - i like how VA sounded
    3 was trippy, good loking locations and more scary
    Origins had good concept and great locations
    Homecoming had good story and interesting, fresh locations
    4 was all over the place and yet story was captivating
    1 was good but those dogs and gargoyles were annoying plus controls
    Downpour was just bad in every aspect

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2
      stopped reading there
      Reddit Hill 2 posers are subhumans who cannot form their own opinion or indepentent taste in anything

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >2gay thinks Homecoming had a good story
      shit taste leads to more shit taste

      >PC port with patches for SH3
      [...]
      >Play the PC versions of 2, 3, and 4.
      What do you mean?
      I'm playing the PS2 version of SH3 with PCSX2, is that bad?

      PC version of 3 is really good and optimized, and you can use ENB to make the graphics look even better

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does anyone like Born from a Wish? Skip to 2:51

    ?si=XQK34ggqCH3KDhQB

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The insanely long drawn out wall of text ending is pure cringe

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i agree, it insisted upon itself

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's main flaws is that it was so good that every game after SH3 was just copy pasting SH2 as much as possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >4
      >copy pasting Reddit Hill 2
      poser detetcted

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It wasn't as much of a copy paste as all the ones after 4, but 4 was the start of copying 2.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >4 was the start of copying 2

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >is thing [the best thing ever] or [the worst thing ever]?

  37. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Popular and beloved classic game is actually...LE BAD!
    Ganker is so predictable.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, people are sheep.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Popular and beloved classic game on reddit only is actually...LE BAD!
        yes

        You will never, EVER be a woman.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          and you will never be a man you sissy homosexual

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Popular and beloved classic game on reddit only is actually...LE BAD!
      yes

  38. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you gays have issues

  39. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was the height of video games and THE BEST Horror game ever made
    >they were born after the golden age
    kek zoomers you have my pity

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >The best horror game ever made
      It's a good game, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. Silent Hill 2 is not a scary game.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        yeah it is

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I literally only got scared playing 2. Better graphics and better sound design goes a long way. People are only saying 2 isn't scary because it's another way to be contrarian

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I literally only got scared playing the least scary game out of the original four
          you Reddit Hill 2 posers are deluding yourselves to worshipping a slop

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what is a scary game?

  40. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Heather trap will never deliver

  41. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    sh4 might be the scariest, just bc the room gets more and more fricked up

  42. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >mogs your outdated trash
    >mogs your demake

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Shitalis
      this slop is so 2023, keep up with the latest trends grandpa this is the current year

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      imo the best horror game to come out since SH3

  43. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No, SH1 is. SH3 is a close second.

  44. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >camera gets caught
    >enemies are just pointless and in the way
    >that one part where you have to run from Pyramid Head and Elaine, but you spend more time trying to keep her with you, completely ruining the moment
    >going into the menu to heal and being able to reload in the menu as opposed to exclusively in game
    >repeated left or right tapping to go through inventory
    >sounds are repeated too often, i.e. the clinking on metal surfaces
    >audio balancing is all over the place
    >voice acting is awful at times
    >the radio, though a cute idea, is annoying and really ruins the atmosphere when you know theres really nothing out there
    >I cant play it again for the first time
    I'm not exactly looking forward to the remake, but I am anxious to see what it's going to frick up

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >meant to make the player disoriented and you can just quickly tap L2 to position the camera directly behind James
      >enemies are mostly only threatening in tight corridors or ambushes
      >pointless complaint, literally every survival horror from this era did it that way including RE4 which only allowed you to reload in-game
      >this is a non-complaint, you do this with every menu in every game using a controller ever
      >extreme nitpick
      >blatantly false, the sound design is literally perfect
      >also false, try watching a David Lynch movie and compare
      >the radio only crackles whenever enemies are near you, you're just lying now proving that you didn't actually play the game
      >so you can still play it for the first time

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have you ever actually played it?
        >make the player disoriented
        No, i meant it would get caught on walls and whatnot as youre moving sometimes and not switch when it needs to, so youre literally moving around up against a wall for a few seconds doing nothing.
        >pointless
        It is not pointless. It is a valid complaint about the game, and just because other games did it, doesn't make it okay. It can still be improved upon. Which they did, but you get my point.
        >non-complaint
        Still bad. It can be improved.
        >extreme nitpick
        Not really
        >sound design is literally perfect
        Dude, the fricking chainsaw you find in the beginning of the game will blow your ears out.
        >try watching
        No. It still sucks and can be improved.
        >radio only crackles when enemies are near you
        and that's what I'm complaining about. Remove it, it's pointless. Letting you know where an enemy is removes tension.

  45. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its has neither survival nor horror. its really lame and i think its funny that people treat it like a sacred cow

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It makes they think they have a big brain

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wandering around derelict buildings in an abandoned resort town is comfy and melancholy.

  46. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SH2 is:
    pseudo-core game
    poser-core game
    reddit-core game
    all at once

  47. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked all the weirdness and surreal aspects in this game but I have no desire to play any of the other games in this series, and apparently those games are equally as weird. So I can't really say if it's a masterpiece by itself.

  48. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >shopping mall (normal/otherworld)
    >subway
    >train
    >unknown station
    >sewers
    >construction site
    >Hilltop Center (normal/otherworld)
    >apartments building
    >Brookhaven hospital (normal/otherworld)
    >amusement park (otherworld)
    >church (it has a mix of normal areas and otherworld areas)
    I really like SH3

  49. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sh1 monsters are thoroughly symbolic of alessa's trauma
    >sh2 has the best ratio of monster to meaning in the entire series
    >sh3 shits the bed with generic monsters
    silent hill 3 has the worst monsters
    >sh1 starts slow chasing after your "daughter" and unraveling a mystery
    >sh2 starts slow by arriving at silent hill and slowly getting deeper and deeper inside the town
    >sh3 immediately starts in the otherworld and ignores silent hill until the last third of the game
    silent hill 3 majority doesnt take place in silent hill
    >sh1 uses cult to express trauma
    >sh2 uses the ethereal to express trauma
    >sh3 rehashes the cult to poorly express fear of an event that hasnt even occurred yet
    silent hill 3 fails in uniqueness
    >sh1 has an actual objective of finding your daughter
    >sh2 has an actual objective of finding mary
    >sh3 has the objective of getting home, and then going on a moronic revenge fantasy
    silent hill 3 fails in the objective
    >sh1 has one "hope you saved" moment
    >sh2 has zero "hope you saved" moments
    >sh3 has 3+ "hope you saved" moments
    silent hill 3 removes control to break immersion for no reason
    >sh1 boss fight can go multiple ways, depending on the ending
    >sh2 boss fight can go multiple ways, depending on the ending
    >sh3 boss fight just happens
    silent hill 3 has the worst boss fights
    >sh1 has four (plus meme) endings with unique cutscenes
    >sh2 has three (plus extra on story+ and meme) endings with unique conclusions
    >sh3 has two (plus meme) that end the same way pretty much
    silent hill 3 has the worst endings
    SH3 is objectively the worst. SH3gays will always cope and say "it has the best refined combat system!" or "heather is such a cool character!" which nobody who cares about Silent Hill uses as a reason to play the game.
    Nobody has ever played Silent Hill for the combat.
    Nobody has ever played Silent Hill because the characters are "cute".
    Nobody has ever played Silent Hill because they cared about continuity.
    Silent Hill 3 is garbage.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nobody has ever played Silent Hill for the combat.
      I did. It's fun as hell to beat monsters to death in the first game. It's especially satisfying to pancake zombie nurses with the giant hammer.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Reddit Hill 2 has the best ratio of monster to meaning in the entire series
      is that ''two guy fricking on top of a bed'' monster? ooooh oh symbolic so subtle!!!
      >Reddit Hill 2 starts slow by boring you to death with half an hour of walking simulator shit and it slowly gets duller and duller as the games foeces more of the walking from point A to point B shit
      fixed
      >Reddit Hill 2 uses the ethereal to express trauma
      oh my gosh! she's depressed and holding a knife! this is a very subtle way to point out her suicidal depression! and what's this? a room filled with holes getting penetrated while a monster resembling her father is terrorizing her "GASP'' this is a deep esoteric method of of portraying Le rape trauma!
      >Reddit Hill 2 has an actual objective of finding mary
      i got a fricking letter from my fricking dead wife!
      shall i go check her grave to confirm her death? nah i'll just drive to Silent Hill with her corpse in the back of the car because ''surprise'' it was all in my head!
      >Reddit Hill 2 has zero "hope you saved" moments because it's devoid of any challenge, a walking simulator with monsters with braindead AI
      indeed
      >Reddit Hill 2 boss fights are all the same regardless of what route you go for
      fixed
      >Reddit Hill 2 has three (plus extra on story+ and meme) shitty endings with cringe writting
      Le suicide ending
      Le dicky ending
      Le roastie ending
      Le UFO (the reddit of extraterrestrial creatues) ending
      Le reddit doggo ending
      and the worst of them all Le necromancy ending except we're not going to show you any of that

      Reddit Hill 2 is and will always be a garbage for posers and pseuds

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >'two guy fricking on top of a bed'' monster? ooooh oh symbolic so subtle!!!

        Oof SH2gays blown the frick out

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Reddit Hills 2 bros, how the FRICK do we respond without sounding mad? Because I'm pissed off after reading this.

  50. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sh2 is pretenious trash, with an insufferable fanbase

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's the opposite of pretentious.

  51. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    1 being a PS1 game makes it different from everything after. It was created for 1994 hardware.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The ps1 graphics make it the scariest looking SH

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      SOUL

  52. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a masterpiece and there are virtually no valid criticisms. Even the combat is good once you learn how it works.

  53. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not the worst "PS1 to PS2" franchise transition from 2001, that's for sure.

  54. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Klonoa 2: Lunatea's Veil
    >Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
    >Twisted Metal Black
    >Silent Hill 2
    >Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex
    >Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    >Final Fantasy X
    >Pac-Man World 2
    >Ape Escape 2
    >Medal of Honor: Frontline
    >Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly
    >Megaman X7
    PS1 to PS2 transitions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lmao all of them are garbage
      but you missed GTA 3 and King Field's 4 an actual good there two were actual good games

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Klonoa 2 is not garbage

  55. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They should have ripped off Pet Sematary instead of Lost Highway tbh.

  56. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Choose

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      for me it's sexy Cheryl

  57. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't worry. It will bomb too since playing single player games on Twitch or YouTube is preferable to paying $70.

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