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A) Loading doors like the original
B) Seamless doors like RE2remake
Yesterday I completed SH4 after completing 1-3, and boy do I have some feelings on it (many of which I think are shared).
Firstly, this was my second favorite story in the series. It’s narrative is satisfyingly complex and has a premise that asks so many questions and answers them in a fulfilling way. The creature designs are also both incredible and terrifying.
On the other hand, there are many questionable changes to the gameplay and some of the overall level design is not good. Running away from Walter and especially the ghosts can be very frustrating, the limited inventory made management hell, and the constant loading to save were a few of the many problems I had with the game.
I think that this game has the potential to be the most terrifying SH game if it weren’t for how frustrating it is sometimes. Some of the ghosts and enemies are really just uncanny. The twin victims for the first time in the series made me dread having to fight an enemy, in a good way. Also the 207 ghost made me jump every time. The only thing keeping this game from being completely terrifying is that it is often so frustrating to play that you forget you should be scared. The ghosts should be scary, but having to deal with them sucks ass.
This game 100% deserves a remake, more so than SH2 I think. Think of the potential this game has and how both incredible and horrifying this would be with upgraded mechanics and graphics. Just imagining the ghosts flailing through the black ooze in your apartment with P.T. esque atmosphere gives me shivers.
tl;dr: the only thing keeping SH4 from being my second favorite is the poor gameplay design choices, while the story and scares are top notch.
I got homecoming a month ago on sale for $5, and I'm just now getting around to it since this is the only Silent Hill game I haven't had the pleasure of finishing. I heard of the Unknown patch which is supposed to fix a lot of the game up, but no matter what version of the patch I use (2.5, 3.0G, etc.) the installer throws up an "out of memory" error. I tried searching to see if there were any solutions and all I found was a steam thread where the only reply was "I never heard of this before so I can't help" (lol). So, I'm wondering if anyone here has experienced this issue and somehow found a solution to it.
Thanks in advance!
short version: i need help understanding this after tons of frustration.
long version: i have been playing this game for a few years upon initial release, got stuck for several more, beat what i thought was impossible for the time i played it because i sucked; all of this to unlock the Dog Key after all this time. now, i have seen the dog house a couple of times after getting a couple endings, but never knew how to unlock it. some people once said to get all 3 main endings, and maybe the other 2 bonus ones to unlock it.
after eventually getting In Water on Hard + Hard (i didnt realize the hell i was in for), i started a new game + with the chainsaw equipped and played on Hard + Hard difficulty. firstly, i somehow didnt unlock Extra difficulty, and secondly the dog house is just gone.
i havent played this game for a long time so i forgot a lot, but one thing i never learned or understood was why the game refuses to unlock the Dog Key or Extra difficulty even after getting all other 5 endings and starting a new H+H game after beating the game on all other difficulties AND subsequently after a H+H game.
it is also worth pointing out i spent 20 minutes going through various other posts on this topic, only to get vague answers that some do and some dont apply to my situation, but still doesnt solve anything
Im at the prison right now, gonna leave that shit for tomorrow because good god that place has so many doors. Probably 7 hours in, maybe 8. I kinda got spoiled before i played it, so i know im getting close now that >!maria died at the elevator and james lost his coping mechanism, i know hes gonna start losing it pretty soon if he hasnt already!<. Its kinda crazy how i got an ending spoiled and the big twist spoiled but the story is STILL really interesting i just hope i dont get the ending where >!mary is in the back of jame's car, unless thats not what happened id be more than happy to know if im wrong and i wasnt spoiled!<.
I'm wondering if I should actually play the game, or just watch a lets player play it. I'm enjoying the lets play but am interested of what you guys have to say.
I completed Doctor Hauzer on 3DO since it was recently translated to English. It reminded me of SH1 in many ways; from the item screen, reading notes/diaries, camera angles, choice of weapons, even the sound effect noise when navigating pause menu is similar. I know it's not the only inspiration to SH and there were plenty of other games around that time that drew influence, like Alone in the Dark.
Has anyone else played this? Noticed any similarities to SH series?
If you have a chance I'd recommend playing through it, its under 1hr with a walkthrough BUT make sure you use a emulator (4DO) configured to boost CPU clock speed 150% or more higher since the original runs abysmally slow.
I have never played a Silent Hill game before, but I heard you dont really need to play the first one to play the second, I am just wondering, if there is anything I should know before going in, the closest thing I have played to Silent Hill is Resident Evil
I was wondering if I should go ahead and sell it or continue to wait if the prices might increase for a copy in the future. I’m not a collector or anything I just had the game from my childhood and I don’t even have a ps2 anymore. Thanks!
Like you’re in the town of silent hill and then it changes to the otherworld by having hugs tree branches grow all around you and green moss everywhere too; the whole town overtaken by nature.
We open the game with the sound of the vcr tape going into a grainy video of the day Mary found out of her sickness James sits besides her on the couch while she sobs telling him asking him once more before she dies if they can go to silent hill again all the while prisonic fairytale plays James consoles her The video stops James heads into silent hill parking the car outside of the bathroom Running into the stall and vomiting clearly stressed we catch a glimpse of the letter in his jacket pocket We get the famous bathroom mirror look scene after rinsing his face We then control James as he attempts to get to the special place Since this is a reimagining some things are gonna be different we get to the hotel and that’s where James meets Angela a young girl obviously very unstable The two bond over their loss of wanting to live The tv of the room she’s in starts to static and the lights go out finding a flash light on the cupboard James here’s a noise turning towards the kitchen seeing that infamous PH scene hiding in the closet and scared he takes the gun he got from Angela (she was planning on offing herself before James came in the room he takes the gun from her that’s how he gets it ) James suddenly blacks out waking up in the closet The lights back on He was just in this games version of the other world Traveling through the hotel he comes across Eddie in the bathroom vomiting his brains out Eddie even more troubled in this story yells and rants about killing a dog (James passes this dead dog on that way to silent hill ) Eddie becoming more irate goes right after James the two fight and James kills Eddie he blacks out again waking up that the hospital otherworldl He finds Marisa on a bed similar to how Mary was on a bed near death , James clearly losing his shit now flips in a heartbreaking scene The things he seen so far in the town his fragile mental state everything is starting to crack around him he grabs the gun puts it to his head and pulls but it doesn’t go off Pyramid head stands before him Realizing his meant to atone for his sins and PH represents his inner feelings James flips again refusing to believe the things he did He screams at PH telling him to leave him alone this is only a dream etc etc PH begins chasing him he’s runs deeper and deeper into the hospital eventually getting to the basement where PH catches up to him realizing what he must do he heads to Toluca lake we finally get the letter reading intercut with James driving his car into the lake as James drowns promise begins to play we see police pulling the car out the lake with nobody inside we then see Douglas concluding that this is an open case as no body was found He then gets a phone call about PI work for a young girl named heather and the game ends
Okay so very rough draft but what y’all think ? And obviously you gotta factor in the gameplay and stuff which I didn’t do but yeah
I suck at technology, and i just discovered this enhanced version of sh2, idk how to download it.. i know theres a guide in the website but just like what i said.. i suck at technology i didnt quite understand.
Is there a video that explains how to run the game on laptop?