I’m returning to Silent Hill this weekend, when I (on Twitter advice) break out Silent Hill 2 from my PS2 collection. As I’ve already said, this is part of the site’s Halloween coverage.
At the moment, I’m mainly hoping for three things from this game:
1) That it’ll be better written and acted than the original
2) The puzzles make more sense
3) The plot is a tiny bit more coherent (but not too much)
The first game did manage to scare me when I played it last weekend. However, it wasn’t for the reasons I thought it would be. While it was incredibly eerie and had gruesome details a plenty, it was the lack of agency and character control that scared me the most. And that camera… I felt sick in a few places. You can read my full pile of shame write-up on Silent Hill here.
Due to the responses to this Tweet:
I will be playing the PlayStation 2 version of Silent Hill 2. I think after I’ve played it, I might check out for myself why the HD remake is so bad…