As a result, you have to rely on your radio, which emits static noises when any of the disturbing monsters are nearby. However, you should track down the Greatest Hits version, which came out for the same system on November 17, 2002, as it contains an extra ending making it six total along with the Born from a Wish side-story scenario. Even though it had some disadvantages we mentioned above, the Xbox version has slightly sharper graphics thanks to the support of 480p. The plot follows James Sunderland as he arrives at the mysterious town of Silent Hill after receiving a letter from his deceased. Silent Hill 2 really shines when it comes to atmosphere and story. They managed to make most of the graphical limitations and shortcomings serve the atmosphere in an impressive way. Silent Hill 2 is a horror based game.
This game was released on September 24, 2001. Silent Hill 2: Saigo No Uta Konami The Best Region: Japan Release date: 2003. If puzzles aren't your thing, you can set this to easy and they basically become put the round object in the round hole. It's a master of subtly, and it won't scare you near as much as it'll make you scare yourself. Silent Hill 2 had one of the most haunting and eerie soundtracks I've ever heard in a video game.
Let me open this review by saying that Silent Hill 2 is quite possibly my favorite game of all time, so forgive me if this review sounds a bit adoring though I feel that adoration was well earned. There was also a controversy surrounding the voice acting being redubbed. Please support and bookmark this website. When this game was released in North Europe, Japan and America, over one million copies were sold. It's the only reason sound got a 9 instead of a 10.
His wife saying that she is waiting at Silent Hill. Controls are a bit clunky when played on a computer without a gamepad, and the camera can be disorienting at times, but once you get used to the game's control idiosyncrasies you will be fine. And no matter how familiar you are with what the twisted town has in store for you, it never fails to get under your skin. It's hard to explain how unnerving it is to suddenly hear a burst of static, and yet not be able to spot anything through the thick fog. You are not an action hero.
I could go on and on about this game in general, but lets get the specifics shall we? In the tradition of survival horror games, Silent Hill 2 is presented in a 3rd person perspective and consists mainly of going about different parts of an area in this case the town finding various items to bypass obstacles such as keys to open locked doors and solving puzzles here and there while you search for your wife and in the process stitch the backstory together. Needless to say, if you are a fan of the survival-horror genre, Silent Hill 2 is a must-play. A average middle aged man who receives a letter from his wife, Mary. The different locales and twists to the story will make you want to see it to the end even if you have to experience more horror to get to that point. It's what horror games should be, and in my opinion stands tall among every other game in the horror genre. I ended up having to work out the solutions in a notebook on most occasions, and I usually don't have to resort to writing stuff down.
The nightmarish place has been abandoned aside from the occasional wandering creepy monsters. And she wants to see him. All of this leads to an explosive finale that'll hit you on deeper level than you realized a ps2 game could. Depth Not much to say here. A lot of the story isn't told however, merely hinted at. While you don't have any side quest really, you have a huge town to explore, and many horrors and first aid kits to discover. Luckily though, it's not so bad that it can't just be ignored.
If you have yet to play this amazing game, I highly suggest you do so. A lot of work went into crafting these nightmarish dreamscapes, and it shows. This game has all the elements of a great survival horror game, and is so soaked in symbolism, that you could spend hours interpreting the meaning behind nearly every little thing that happens. Silent Hill 2: Saigo No Uta Region: Japan Release date: 2002. Silent Hill 2 is one of those rare cases in which the sequel is universally agreed is superior to its predecessor. No other game quite captures the feeling that this game gives you, and it's one that keeps you coming back for more punishment. The character and monster animation can be a bit off at points, but the scenery leaves very little to be desired.
The environments are well designed, and the shifted realities look surreal, yet with nice detail. Copy of original European release which means no bonuses or subscenario. I'll wait : Graphics 8 Sound 9 Addictive 10 Depth 9 Story 10 Difficulty 7. I've met people who have said that the sirens you hear at a point in this game have given them nightmares. At least the dialogue is engrossing enough to keep your attention off the voice. Not a game I would recommend playing if you are easily unsettled. While this seems like it might take away from the horror experience, it does quite the opposite.
The biggest difficulty in this game is keeping your sanity :p -Action The action side of this game isn't too hard on normal, and not insane on hard. It has a deep story, with lots of symbolism, and will have you thinking for days to come. They begin to all look the same very quickly. A ddictiveness Personally, I replay this game at least once a year. Combat is relegated to a secondary place, although you will be faced by dangerous opponents that will require for you to dispatch them via that time-honoured alternative to parlaying: carefully placing many a bullet upon choice parts of their bodies.
For that, we already published an article about. Final Verdict Silent Hill 2 is a game that assaults you with an oppressive atmosphere, crawling dread, and tension so thick you can use it as a blunt weapon against anyone foolish enough to startle you while you are playing it. When lighting was used that is, which could have been more often. I wish more detail had been put into the random houses when exploring the town as well. And it's made worse when you begin to hear the shuffling, and array of inhuman sounds that the beings are producing. Other than that though, many locations have received a lot of detail. Graphics Personally, I think the game looks stunning for it's time.