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Silent Hill 1-4, which is the best?

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Silent Hill 1-4, which is the best?
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3 for scariest
1 for close runner up for scary
2 for story
4 for burp
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>>315265653
pretty much this
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4 has a great underlying theme to it.
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>>315265516

I love how 4 is generally regarded as good, but back when it came out, it was regarded as shit.
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>>315265516
SH1.
Best balance of terror and mindfuck, best pacing, best town design, and actually scary as fuck.

>>315268407
I always enjoyed SH4. I did recognize its flaws even back then, but never considered it as "shit". After everything else that came afterwards, it feels like a fucking masterpiece.
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>>315265653
Quite accurate
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just got 4 working on windows 10 finally

way scarier than i remembered, walking around this subway station

though i remember it getting less scary and more annoying later on..
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>>315271153
I always considered the game to get spookier towards the end, especially after half point, when your own room starts to get haunted.

I believe most fans were kinda biased against SH4 back in 2004, since so far the series had followed a single, working formula, but #4 was a complete overhaul in ever possible way.
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They are all good except 3.

3 is like a joke game with a dumb whiny bitch and stupid looking enemies.
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>>315268407
4 has a couple shit levels in the second half (Forest/Waterworld) and that's literally it.The 1st half, music, graphics, sound, story and characters are great.

It got shit on because it wasn't flawless like 2/3.
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as long as it has nurses
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>>315271570
damn SJW forcing female characters on our games
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I thought 4 was okay.
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>>315271570

>You want to talk to me about my birth? Like, you're a *TOTAL* weirdo. Like gag me with a spoon

>OH. EMM. GEE. Monsters?! Gawwwwwd this is going to take FOR EVER to get home

>You fat bitch why'd you kill my dad that is SOOOO uncool

Talk about whiny, huh?
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2 > 3 > 1 > 4
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>>315265516

2>1>4>..............................3
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>>315271570
this is objectively and subjectively very, very wrong.
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SH4 is the Tomb Raider Chronicles of Silent Hill. Some argue it's still one of "the classics", but it's actually the beginning of the end.
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>>315265653
This is correct
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>>315271918
Literally this.
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>>315265653
school still the scariest building in all de gems
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Eileen > Cheryl (Shattered Memories) > Maria > Mary > Angela > Heather > Anne > Cybil
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>>315271570
yep, SH3 is really bad, is only a killer-zombies like a resident evil 3
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>>315272647
I didn't find out till way later that you can unlock boob physics for eileen

she so waifu
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>>315265516
Shattered memories.
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>>315273081
How is this, I played it for maybe half an hour before I got bored
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3 cuz cute girl
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>>315265516
2

Origins was good too
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>>315273816
If you get bored of games easily then Silent Hill isn't for you senpai
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>>315273816
not him, but to me, SHSM was one huge, positive surprise.

As a big fan of the original SH, the idea of this western-made, Nintendo-exclusive (at the time) "remake", with Harry made to look even more nerdy and jewish, didn't quite sound right.

However, when I finally got to play it couple years ago, I was quickly hooked. No, it's not exactly that scary. Yes, it's ridiculously easy, especially the "puzzles". BUT, it has amazing atmosphere, and very interesting story.
I'd gotten the ending spoiled for me long before I played SM myself, but while playing it, I kept questioning those "spoilers" I'd read. That's how well I found the game to be constructed.

Later on I replayed it 3 more times in order to see different endings and events, and watched 2 other people play it all the way through as well. I was seriously surprised to see some totally new areas and things when watching them play.

tl;dr: SM is easily the best non-TS-made SH game, ironically because it tries its best to not recycle the old ideas and design. It's a neat experience, just a bit lackluster horror title.

Also anyone claiming that "it would be so much better without SH's name!" is just wrong. More than half of SM's appeal is the way how it keeps shattering YOUR memories, your expectations towards it.
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SH1 is the best game in the whole series in general. Best and largest town sections, best main locations, best pacing, perfectly challenging, actually scary, great soundtrack. Lot's of replay value thanks to various endings and unlockables.

SH2 is the least scary and has poor pacing, but the symbolism + nice story make it a must-play.

SH3 is like a more modern SH1-lite, which suffers from linearity and pacing, plus bit from the recycling of SH2's areas. Perhaps the scariest game in the series in the pure-terror -way.

SH4 is quite underrated game. It's quite damn disturbing and spooky game, that only suffers of some gameplay design-choices, like how the limited inventory works and replaying old areas.

SH0 might've been interesting addition to the series, but the way it handles its themes and tells the story make it a big failure. It tries to "explain" things that didn't need explanation, and just manages to screws up the original lore & even logic! Has poor gameplay and recycles SH2 & Movie's elements

Homecoming = wasted potential. The first "next gen" SH game, that somehow ended up looking worse than the previous-gen games?? Tried to do the RE4 to SH-series, which technically means action-izing the gameplay, which really ain't the series' purpose. Looks and feels like a SH Movie -ripoff.

Shattered Memories got plenty of unnecessary flak even before it was released; I'm guilty of this as well. The moment you realize that it is not a remake of the original SH, but it's very own entity merely utilizing your own memories and expectations of things against you, the game actually becomes a fascinating, atmospheric experience. Cons: Not really scary and puzzles are poor.

Downpour sounded like it might FINALLY do a "next-gen" SH game right by not copying the heavily over-hyped SH2's themes or designs. Shame that the game still did recycle tons of SH2 material, while skipping a lot of that "subtle-ness". The gameplay, visuals and whole tech were broken as well.
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Mfw my friends laughed at me when I told them that SH1 and SH3 are my favourites and SH2 is a great game but I still prefer SH1 and SH3. Fucking SH2 elitists...
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>>315274509
was henry supposed to be some weird self-insert for betas or something, that character still confuses me
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>>315271867
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-LArv-sEQU
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4 is fine. Replaying the levels is its biggest flaw, as is having to escort Eileen because her A.I. is absolute dogshit.

However, the room haunting are a very nice touch, the story is actually quite well-made albeit hidden in notes and difficult to follow, the unkillable ghosts are a neat mechanic that always makes you feel uneasy, and the idea of being chained into your room from the inside is creepy.
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>>315274908
>camera keeps changing
>controls go all wonky making you run straight into a ghost
>he starts pulling your heart out

theres no way to put classic tank controls back on is there?
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>>315274705
He actually was supposed to be a mute, blank-plate character at first.

In the final version, he's just a hikki that's been locked in his room for a week, suffering of nightmares all the time as well. That tends to do shit to people
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>>315275125
Nope. 2D controls are all you got in SH4.

While I'm OK with the controls, the game is a great example why this "more modern", "Alternative "control style does not click well with survival horror.
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Best soundtracks:

2 > 4 > 3 > 1
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>>315276820
im playing 1 right now and theres pretty good ambiance in the school
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why do people like sh3 again?

>shortest SH game
>least scary
>shitty MC that is poorly written and implemented in the game, her reactions are unnatural and make no sense
>easiest puzzles and bosses in the series
>generally boring areas
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>>315277559
you can unlock cute costumes
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i somehow like 4 the best. it literally gave me headaches after 2 hours of playing.
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>>315277559
>easiest puzzles
this has to be bait, right? You've clearly never played it with riddle difficulty on hard.
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>>315277176
1's soundtrack isn't bad, but it's pretty much all ambience that is looped over and over for 2 minutes or longer. Some of it is actually just random metallic noises and weird sound effect just being looped.

It's not a problem in-game, but listening to it in a music player isn't really all that great.
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>>315278435
not even bait. not only are they easy,they are also nowhere ner as interesting as in sh1 or 2
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>>315278675
>acting like you've played the game with riddle difficulty on hard when you haven't
>not bait
Okay I think I've solved this puzzle, you're completely fucking retarded.
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Silent Hill 1 or 4, tied, 2 is overrated and pretty bad, 3 is bad except for the intro
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>>315277559
>Why do people like SH3 so much
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>>315278794
>irrelevant frogposting
>le game is bad because people like it meme
please do us all a favor and kill yourself
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I guess it's easier to convince yourself that a stranger on the internet is retarded than that you are just too fucking stupid to solve shitty weeb-made puzzles without looking up a guide tbqh
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>>315268407
That's because people didn't realize just how bad things would get. A game that was just good but not great was considered a bad Silent Hill game then.
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>>315278996
please explain to me what the basic premise of the first puzzle in silent hill 3 is on hard in 2 minutes. If you take longer I will assume you googled it.
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>>315278995
no it is overrated because it is liked despite being bad as a result of being babby's first silent hill, the whole premise of the game is shit, it introduced pyrameme head, the puzzles are bad, and the whole town section is mind numbingly bland.
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>>315268407
People still argue today that it deserves to be pegged down with all the Amerifat and Eurotrash titles.

I personally disagree, but I don't particularly blame people for thinking that way.
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>>315279251
Only 2 fanboys think that, even downpour and SM were better than 2.
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playing further into 4 im starting to remember it as the one that scared me the most

just reached the forest
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I watched entire SH4 in youtube because its too much of a hassle, the backtracking is bad and monsters are just "hit this until it dies, don't forget to waste time squishing it"

The notes are total neat addition, but the gameplay made me sick.
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>>315279408
>downpour
>the game that blatantly copied everything it had from 2 and completely fucked it up
>better than the game it constantly rips off
I knew /v/ was ridden with underage posters, but I had no idea it was this bad
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>>315279781
You're completely wrong
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>>315271801
....name?
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>>315272647
>cybil and heather so low
fuck off
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Another quality Silent Hill thread on /v/.
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>>315279932
and you're a complete faggot
get off the internet, kid
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Silent Hill 2. Silent Hill 3 is too frustrating to be either scary or fun, with enemies constantly knocking you down, and many of the environments are bland (except the subway). Silent Hill was more focused on horror, which it accomplishes the best out of the trilogy, but the PS1 graphics held it back and the story was incomprehensible.
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>>315279408
Lovin' the bait, friend.
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>>315271918
3 > 1 > 2 > 4
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>>315265516

For me it's
>SH3
>SH4 (absolutely best music and it was my first SH)
>SH1
>SH2
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>>315274386
This, pretty much.
But then would you say SHSM only appeals to fans of the first SH game?
I played it when it first came out back in 1999, and probably replayed it four times that year alone. As such, I kind of liked SHSM. But would people who only know SH2 and SH3 enjoy it as much? I'm unsure.
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>>315265653
Pretty spot on
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>>315274509
>it's
>subtle-ness
You are fucking dumb. Don't write a goddamn essay before you learn to speak English.

That aside, I 100% agree with your post in every way. Damn I'm just rustled by your poor English.
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>>315278675
>having to solve a Shakespeare puzzle
>not as interesting as colored plates
>not as interesting as MacGyvering that horseshoe+wax+lighter
You are objectively retarded.
Also,

>least scary
How about something's wrong with your head?
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>>315277559
>shortest SH game
on the contrary. I simply can't run through the game in < 2 hours, like I can with the other two.
>least scary
Totally opposite.
>Talking shit about Heather
come on
>easiest puzzles & bosses
totally depends on the difficulty you play. Also SH:SM has THE easiest puzzles and everything else.
>generally boring areas
can't find such creepy areas "boring". All the sections definitely were more interesting than SH2's apartments.

And this is coming from someone not that fond of SH3 in the first place. 1 > 2 > 3.

>>315280843
>But then would you say SHSM only appeals to fans of the first SH game?
Maybe so, however SH1 and 3 form this "whole picture" to which SM is kinda based on. It also should be illegal to play SH3 before 1.

One thing is for sure: without the knowledge of SH1 and having that as the comparison point, SM definitely loses a lot of its magic. You simply cannot expect for things to happen you don't know of.
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>>315280205
sh1 made all kinds of sense
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>>315280960
sorry, not my official language.
Plus I know tons of native speakers with waaay worse grammar.

>>315280205
>but the PS1 graphics held it back and the story was incomprehensible.
I don't agree one bit. Replayed SH1 just couple days ago, and I'd say the visuals only add to the overall atmosphere. And you can't be serious about the story?
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>>315280205
>I'm too stupid to figure out SH1's story.

Yep, this is a Silent Hill /v/ thread, no doubt about it.
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From what I know.
>SH1 has very challenging gameplay
>Next Fear Mode on hard is fucking insane fucm that school
(Just a tip, if you intend to replay the game a few times beat it on easy first).
>the puzzles were awesome
>that atmosphere
>self view mode
>the 7 melee weapons but only 2 were useful

Such a good game. My only complaint is how hard it is on Next Fear. The flying enemies and apes just fuck you over hard. The school is the worst, atleast you can get a shitfuck of ammo and use the shotgun as a main after playing the games enough.
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>>315281461
I was also impressed by silent hill 1 just the other day, they put that console to the test
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>>315282687
they did. The dynamic lighting on PS1 ain't exactly an easy task to achieve, and the texture detail and variation is very impressive as well. Each shop and store in the town for example has an unique front, and that's just one of the many examples of dedication the game has.
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>>315281237
I myself had only known the basics of Shakespeare the first time I played Silent Hill 3, I had to get a friend's help who actually knew about it, and even then we spent hours coming up with the answer. We felt so fucking satisfied after we finally did it, I know I'll never fucking forget that puzzle. If you think that the SH3 puzzles are easy, there's no way you've played them on hard.
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>>315284876
I remember being really impressed by the boat you talk to dhalia/cybil on. Something about the way everything looks so full of depth despite being low poly and using low res, unfiltered textures
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>>315286451
now that you mentioned it, it is kinda neat little set piece of an location. I love when games add small, unique details, that are not used ever again for the whole game. Kinda adds to the realism as well.

The "door room" in alt.School, which's screenshots are nowadays quite over-posted, is also one favorite of mine.
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>>315281337
no
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>>315280205
>with enemies constantly knocking you down
the only enemies I remember knocking me down frequently were the dudes who crawled on the ground, and they only really appeared in two areas or so. There are ways to deal with them.

>many of the environments are bland (except the subway)
I thought the subway was the worst area in SH3, and I liked all of the other areas.

>the PS1 graphics held it back
lolnope

>the story was incomprehensible
It's not incomprehensible, just requires more effort to understand than SH2 or SH3. If you were confused by SH1, you weren't paying attention.
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>>315271515
That whole room mechanic was awesome.
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>>315290001
it was PT before there was PT
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In case someone's needing these, here's once again the download links for SH1-3; SH1 is a PS1 rip (duh!), 2 and 3 are the legit PC ports:

SH1 NTSC DDL:
https://mega.nz/#!bVUCTJzD!PmnPw4S7fWGyvTjw9S0-RQdk7rRp2BQNuXJqRkZCZvk

SH2 DDL:

https://mega.nz/#!rFcj1SIJ!47JH9M4OrzmQKuaiJ6IqUgmgz_SVNtk4LIYNSa-D-_8

SH2 torrent:
https://mega.nz/#!bYcEnbhC!rYnhvcJiRC46T6yExS0Y61JHZ-5N3WxFvfZMI8xbyhE

SH3 DDL:
https://mega.nz/#!2JNkgJ7b!nfPf5cIs6I5K-sdAs7RcnHvGA2hAvIGdpQuIoBhF3iE

SH3 torrent:
https://mega.nz/#!GVVGRLpD!SyklVbuLIkc38ZYji5QL3sWHKtHt9-Bto700My8pH7c

And in case someone's once again new to this PC gaming stuff: Use a program like DaemonTools Lite to mount the ISOs of 2 & 3, and then run their installers like always.

The "sh2proxy" works as a no-cd crack as well, and is included in the pack.
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>>315291682
Does 4 work on PC? I remember people saying there were issues, and hell I don't even think I remember there being a PC version.
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>>315291805
Some of the post-processing effects look odd, and the cutscenes run at 15fps instead of 30.

I feel like emulation is the way to go with 4 desu
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>>315291805
i have 4 working now, i had to get something called 3Danalyzer to stop flickering and then delete the checkspec.dll file to change resolution. also had to dance around some other shit like lowering the desktop resolution and hiding the task bar, looks great now

the flickering thing is only on windows 10 apparently, also for that other post, in windows 8 and 10 you just right click an image and select Mount, no software needed
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>>315265516
4 scared me the most

2 aged the worst

3 was a nice middle ground between playable and satisfying
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>>315291805
There is a PC version, yes. SH2-4 were multiplat releases.
Sorry, still no DL link for 4.

The only "issue" with it was the fact that the cutscenes are locked to 15fps, but I think they got it fixed recently.
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>>315292262
the first download that shows up for 4 on piratebay works, i just finished the forest
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>>315292405
good to know.
I might download it soon-ish. If you may, you can throw the ISO to MEGA, and put the link up here so we can distribute it.
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>>315292405
Well shit I been meaning to replay this, haven't had a chance to since some fucks we rented the house to "accidentally" packed up some of our shit with theirs.

You fucks, I had 4 and Director's Cut of 2 for xbawks hueg.
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Silent Hill 1: One of the scariest pieces of media ever.

Silent Hill 2: The artistic peak of interactive horror.

Silent Hill 3: Spooky mindfuck.

Silent Hill 4: Imperfect, but very interesting experiment in interactive horror.

Origins: Not what we wanted, but a fine way to hold yourself over till the next numbered title.

Homecoming: Well, at least Silent Hill isn't dead.

Shattered Memories: This isn't Silent Hill. Where is Silent Hill?

Downpour: When are we getting Silent Hill back?

Book of Memories: Fucking what?

Silent Hills: Silent Hill is dead.

Silent Hill Pachinko: PULL THE LEVER!!!
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They are all great games.

The problem with SH4 was the gamplay.

The story and the monster design in SH4 were great.

Also Walter Sullivan is the best villain in the series.
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>>315293421
Villain? You mean protagonist, right? Not his fault his mom neglected him and then some stranger moved into his mom.
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>>315265653

3 isn't scary. Heather is annoying and wooden at best, and it ruins the atmosphere. 1 and 2 are best scurriness.
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>>315294628
Come on, 2 wasn't even trying to be scary. Dreary and atmospheric for sure, but very few things in the game actually attempted to scare you.
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>>315294628
not him, but I disagree.
Heather is one of the most realistic MCs ever in the history of gaming, and quite relatable cutie too. The game's also at least notably scarier than SH2.
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>>315295225
>About to fight a nightmarish 3m tall boss monster with no way to escape
>Heather does a "teehee" pose and cracks a joke
I can't get that one blunder out of my head.
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>>315295489
adorable
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>>315295489
you're just weird.
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>>315294628

Oh come on, her sassiness made her endearing.
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>>315281973
>and apes just fuck you over hard
Dude even on normal they fuck you over hardcore.
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>>315291682
Jesus christ how helpful
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Alone in the Dark
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My first game in the series was Downpour and I later went back after people hyping the shit out of the first four games and I found all of them subpar at best. The way you controlled your character felt archaic and just terrible.
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>>315296881
im trying to remember it but i just remember spooky statues

were there spooky statues?
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>>315296036
>that animal crossing heather
That's pretty cute ahaha
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>>315297010
you dont deserve to enjoy them, so thats fine
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>>315297010
Child spotted
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>>315297010
>My first game in the series was Downpour
I'm sorry to hear that
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>>315265653
4 is scarier though
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>>315277559

>shortest SH game

Every Silent Hill game is short. You can beat all of them under 2 hours if you know what you're doing, Silent Hill 3 is no exception.

>least scary

SH3 has spoopier imagery, monster design and environments, though I would say SH1 was the spoopiest out of all the originals.

>shitty MC that is poorly written and implemented in the game, her reactions are unnatural and make no sense

And Henry, James, and Harry make more sense? They all had their share of braindead reactions to the horrors of Silent Hill. Heather makes sense at least, since she's the reincarnation of Alessa who is no stranger to hell.

>easiest puzzles and bosses in the series

Shakespeare, the Heather-raped poem, Bird puzzle are among the hardest puzzles in the entire series. Bosses are hit or miss, but the Missionary and God on Hard or Extreme can give you a run for your money if you don't play careful.

>generally boring areas

I'd argue that the subway was the most boring area, but every location is unique and spoopy from the underground tunnels to the cult's other world church.
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4 had a fucking awesome soundtrack.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xo65v1kTRZA
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>>315272257

SH4 is the Thief Deadly Shadows of Silent Hill. It had good concepts, just very poorly executed, even if it had a decent story.
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>>315271515
iirc you can kinda stop your room from getting haunted like that by using those candle things where there are hauntings

fuck man, sh4 was great, fuck the haters
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>>315294175
thats why he is the best though. becuase you can feel empathy towards him
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>>315299578
yes, you can exorcise the hauntings away with candles and medallions. All which are limited supplies, obviously.

The hauntings are easily one of the best and creepiest shit in the game. I could totally play a full-size game designed around that stuff.
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>>315297012
There were spooky polygons
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>>315294175
Protagonists can be villains. He is the protagonist but hes definitely the villain.
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>>315265653

I'd argue 1 is the scariest overall. That beginning was some crazy shit the first time I played when I was young.

If you played them in order, they get less scary as you go because you're more used to it. It really depends on what you played first in the series
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>>315271515

yea the actual room was great, but the levels were mediocre at best and the ghosts were more annoying than scary.
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>>315299578
SH4 had the best enemies.
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>>315300121
>I'd argue 1 is the scariest overall.
I agree with this.
Just replayed the game this week, and I seriously had to take breaks once in a while to calm my nerves.

the sewers for example are still creepiest shit out of any game, ever
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So guys. Scariest moment in SH history? Besides the second movie and pachinko machine
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>mfw feeling empty after beating each game
I know they're short, but they just don't feel complete. I never felt this way when playing a Resident Evil game.
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>>315300121
By that logic, if you play them out of order, they also get less scary as you go since you get used to them over time.
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>>315300371
The moment I remember most from the series was watching my bro play 3. The creepiest part for me was the carnival, specifically the funhouse with the creepy guy talking over it.

Especially when he tries to stop you from leaving.
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>>315300409

Yea, that's what I was trying to say. It really depends on the order you play them since you become more desensitized.
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>>315265516
1 by far.
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For me it goes 3>2>1>4

That being said, I really liked 4. I felt the story was the most engaging. I think it lost points in the scare department since it didn't have a flashlight and consequently was never that dark in the game. I also liked the aspect of your room slowly transforming from a safe place to a hostile prison.
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SH1, first time in the alley at the beginning, followed by the key in the water in Sewers.

>>315300574
>that stretching
>that brightness
jesus son!
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I have a BC PS3 so should I buy physical PS2 copies or get the PC versions? Although from what I gather the PS2 versions are superior are the differences worth the hassle of buying physical versions?

There's also the issue that I only have a four year old laptop to play games on.
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>>315300574
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>>315300574
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>>315300204
you were meant to run away from ghosts, and there were some areas where they couldn't reach you. I never found them annoying at all, just creepy. Besides, you find a sword to incapacitate them, so just down the one for the current world you're in and BAM, no more worrying about that ghost.
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>>315271515

SH4 had its moments, but what made it not so scary for me were the rather lackluster areas. Forest and Prison world weren't that creepy, Subway and Prison were also annoying to navigate. I will say the game's spookiness peaked at Hospital World and declined again, but slightly went back up when returning to the Apartment world again.
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>>315300371
Not exactly scary, but in SH2 when you go up the stairs of the hotel to the floor where Mary's room is to find there's a gate blocking it off, waiting for a bit, then right when you leave, you hear Mary say "James?"
Took me by surprise and made me feel weird feelings.
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The TRUE important question is
Which game had the best UFO ending?

I nominate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIovnejnjLU
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>>315300534

The haunted house was great but did you see this?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mAoDU9pyv7A
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>>315301046
3.
>I'm going to Silent Hill, and I'm gonna bust some heads!
>Silent Hill No Uta!
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>>315301105
I don't think I did at the time

But that shit was definitely creepy
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>>315300371

Nightmare Midwich elementary was just one big scary moment, from the moment you enter hearing the sirens to the fight with the giant lizard monster that kills you if it gets you with its mouth.
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Best Yamaoka track?

Promise, surely?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qalGezr76o

That said, there are tracks that work better within the context of the game but I think Promise is his overall masterpiece.
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>>315271515
>I believe most fans were kinda biased against SH4 back in 2004
Yeah. I only got into the series last year and played all 4 in a row. SH4 blew me the fuck away. Maybe because it's the one I knew the least about, maybe because my expectations were much lower, maybe because I'm autistic and agoraphobic just like Henry so I found him relatable. Having the room as a safe space where nothing bad happens and then watching it get haunted and corrupted was deeply horrifying. Moreso than any monster or scripted set piece that appears anywhere in the series.
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>>315280205
thanks for reaffirming the fact that people who hold SH2 above all the other games are just casualfags.
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I think Silent Hill 2 was the peak of the series.

>Strong story with interesting themes that people can reflect on
>Good length
>Interesting environments
>Fantastic instrumental soundtrack (no cheesy vocals)
>Multiple, significantly different endings
>Great puzzles

The only real negative with Silent Hill 2 is that some people find the enemy variety lacking.

Silent Hill 1 is good, but the story isn't as deep and the graphics are lackluster compared to the PS2 entries. Silent Hill 3 is better purely from a "terror" angle, but the story is weak, the game is short, and it reuses locations from Silent Hill 2. Silent Hill 4 is kind of mediocre but it had some interesting ideas. It's basically an unfinished game with an interesting premise and terrible gameplay.
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>>315301426
>SH1 graphics are lackluster
I know what you mean, but those graphics sort of help make the game a little more scary/creepy. The fact that you sometimes can't exactly make out what an enemy is supposed to look like makes it interesting.
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>>315301702
I know exactly what you mean, but the PS2 Silent Hill games just look SO GOOD.
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>>315301426
I can understand that point of view, but to me SH2 is only a great literature experience, but a bit lacking horror experience.

The apartments is one of the series' weakest "dungeon" areas, and I've seen many people mention losing interest in that section already. For same reason, I find SH2 kinda hard to replay at times.

Similarly, the pacing of 2 kinda sucks. SH1 gets to the point almost instantly, surprises you mere five minutes into the game, and then allows you to do some minor exploration, always guiding you to the right direction though.

comparing visuals is kinda blow under the belt, especially when comparing pioneering 5th gen's 3D to the early 00's 6th gen visuals. That being said, I've always found Team Silents artists very talented, and SH1 already rocked art-directing and audio-design-wise. Like many seem to agree, those rough visuals in #1 can actually add to the overall atmosphere.

Finally, the biggest "sin" of SH2 is its laughably low difficulty, especially on the lower available difficulty modes. The "Normal" action difficulty is pretty much the SH1's "Easy", you literally cannot die to anything else than bosses on Beginner, and the "easy" puzzle difficulty renders most puzzles almost pointless.

To end my tiny rant, I must still remind that I fucking adore SH2. It's the one game I've discussed the most in the past 14 years, and I've beaten it some good 30 times. I see it as a pure art, but it's also kinda getting overrated these days.
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>>315302150
>posting a miniature
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Watch the "making of" videos for both Silent Hill 2 and Silent Hill 3:

>SH2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1VKvED76WQ

>SH3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiH4wOkSzGs

I think it's clear that the Silent Hill 2 team put "more into it." That's not to say Silent Hill 3 is bad or anything, but Silent Hill 2 is at a masterpiece level.
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Why the fuck is 3 regarded as some sort of grail by many? I still think that the only redeeming part about it is the monster dialogue and music.
That's fucking it.
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>>315302759

Honestly, probably because you play as a qt
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>>315302759
I'm not the one to comment on that, but I'd say that it has the best visuals, the most interesting MC, some truly disturbing atmosphere, and smoothest gameplay out of the original 3.
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>>315300878
they were annoying as fuck for me.give me headaches with all those blurs and the annoying sounds they make.i dont remember getting annoyed that much by another monster in vidya.
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>>315303271
Probably a large part of it. That said, in terms of gameplay it was still pretty great. It wasn't as big a leap forward as 2 was from 1 but it was still satisfying.
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>>315301105
>she stops moving
man that shit was creepy
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>>315302504
How come apartment part is boring?It was the most interesting part for me.Lots of little details in that part made it great.
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>>315300659
>>315300752
>>315300768
you don't like the girth?
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>>315300736
I'd recommend the PC versions because for the most part they can run on toasters and I'm not entirely sure how well they would emulate on a PS3.

If your laptop is that bad you're probably better off getting the PS2 copies to play them on the PS3 and hope you don't run into too many bugs.
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What films can you think of that have a similar atmosphere?

By that I mean ones that have an overbearing, uncomfortable atmosphere. Inland Empire (and other David Lynch films) do it really well but are there more?

>>315303906
Thanks. I'll try the PC versions then. I've been considering getting an actual PC for a while now but I'll see how it goes on my laptop.
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>>315304102
Jacob's Ladder have that feeling for the half of it.After that it gets kinda cheesy but still a good one.
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Genuinely thinking of writing a mini-series with similar themes and atmosphere to these games (but not based in or around SH).

Horror and atmosphere can't properly be conveyed in 45 minutes, and most films aren't long enough to allow full immersion like the games provide. Three or four 90 minute episodes should be enough.

It should be a fun little hobby for a while.
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>>315304419
I forgot all about that film. Ordering now. Thanks.
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>>315304102
No prob and I'm pretty sure you'll be able to run the PC versions just fine. Definitely refer to >>315291682 for everything you need to get them up and running plus so much more
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>>315304102

Session 9. Movie is alright but has obvious connections to the Sh series. (just look at the poster/cover)
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>>315280960
>Don't write a goddamn essay

It's pasta, newfriend.
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>>315291682
>Daemon tools

I hope this post is outdated pasta because that software is full of adware/malware. Even choosing to ignore the installation of the optional software makes no difference.
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>>315304725
>Session 9
>that david caruso scene
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>>315305234

fuck youuuuu
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Reminder that Silent Hill 4 had one of the scariest trailers ever.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIZlIQKquNk
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>>315305546
one of the trailers that i just let play on the start menu, watched it quite a few times

fascinated by its creepiness i guess
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>>315305480
Haha man I gotta watch that movie again.
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>>315303306

first half has shit areas, no story.
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post yfw "Nowhere"
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>>315265516
1 is the best in term of design and atmosphere.
2 has the best story/characters.
3 is anime tier as fuck and feels insanely disjointed.
4 literally wasn't even supposed to be a Silent Hill game.

I still don't understand why everyone loves SH3 so much. Nothing about it was necessarily bad, but there was basically zero mystery to the series at that point, and it really offered nothing to the franchise outside of implying the monsters might not actually be monsters (which is absolutely retarded in every conceivable way, and if Kojima wrote that, people would be critically analyzing it to no end just to make sure everyone knows how dumb it is).
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>>315306321

It;s the qt man. People thinking with their dicks
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>tfw Silent Hill kind of went out on a high note

Could be worse
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>>315306771
If you think meth addicts are cute, then I guess I can see where people are coming from. But I sure as fuck don't.
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>>315306771
my dick thinks about pretty good stuff
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>>315300345
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDJ7U64fcJM

>those areas in the school where the music would freak out but there are no enemies
The OST and visuals make 1 the scariest.
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>>315305121
Not that guy but what's a better alternative?
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>>315307326
WinCDEmu
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>>315306857

After MGS5, I don't know if Kojimbles would have been able to deliver on a great Silent Hill, but I'm sure it would have been enjoyable nonetheless.

>Silent Hill on the fox engine
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>>315307408
Thanks man I appreciate it
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>>315307326
get windows 10 which has mounting built in
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>>315294857

>Come on, 2 wasn't even trying to be scary. Dreary and atmospheric for sure, but very few things in the game actually attempted to scare you.
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>>315303906
Question about the PC versions. I played Homecoming on PC a long time ago and the controls were probably the worst I have ever experienced, are they like that in the first 4? Or should I just get the PS2 ones?
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>>315307552
>Silent Hill on the fox engine
Will this ever happen or is it a lost cause because Konami went full pachinko?
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>>315308475

Lost cause because Konami went full pachinko, sadly.
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>>315308847

Where's the original, my friend?
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>>315308153
I can't really say for sure because I haven't played Homecoming so I have no basis to compare but as far as I know everyone didn't really have a problem with the controls in SH1-4.

Only get the PS2 versions if you have a PS2 otherwise PC is your best bet.
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>>315308847
In my restless dreams...
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>>315310029
I have one of those old PS3s with the PS2 chips inside them and a kinda meh laptop. But I'll give them a shot on PC.
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>>315303840
locked door maze, with little given reason to be there, and even less of a clue how to get out & reach your original goal.

there are also several locations that serve no purpose, beyond providing supplies and some monsters.

>>315304102
>>315300736
EU PS3s have shitty BC, which results some minor glitches in SH titles.

Any PC system made in past 5 years can run the PC ports. My old i3 + HD3000 laptop actually seems to run the game "better" than my i5+560ti PC, showing some effects that are missing on modern GPUs

>>315308153
HC is the RE4 of the series, except it sucks major ass.

SH1-3 use the traditional, Resi-style "tank controls", with the exception of being able to move and attack at the same time, and minor camera controls. If you have not played ANY game with these "3d controls", it may feel a bit overwhelming and clunky at first. But believe me: with those changing camera-angles, and the point of the games not being killing everything as quickly as possible (or at all), they simply are the better solution for true survival-horror titles.

HC, and every other SH game after the SH4, is also considered simply terrible compared to the original Team Silent's games. If you can get the PS2 versions (and console), play them on that. Otherwise, grab the PC ports from the links posted earlier ITT, and enjoy them in HD quality.

AVOID the terri-bad "HD Collection" on Ps3/360 !!!
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>>315310686
>I have one of those old PS3s with the PS2 chips inside them
In that case, there's nothing stopping you from playing them on PS3.

Remember to grab the SH1 from PSN Store first though. It's just few bucks, and easily the best game in series. Obviously very important chapter considering the lore too.
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>>315309563
>>315310361

Edithemad

Normally, I'm against spoonfeeding, but Silent Hill threads are just so enjoyable.
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>>315310854
>HC is the RE4 of the series, except it sucks major ass.

No way, Homecoming was way less shooty than RE4. The main pistol in Homecoming only lets you hold 18 bullets max (9 in the gun, 9 in your inventory).
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>>315265516
3 is best as a whole, but 4 was the scariest. All 4 are fantastic
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>>315281310
You think Maybe Cheryl drew her dad on the sketchbook a while back, and told Harry that it's him?
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>>315265516
Downpour
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>>315310965
Not that other guy but thanks man
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>>315311574
Who in the hell thought this looked good? At least Homecoming had some ok looking monsters.
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>>315311298
>No way, Homecoming was way less shooty than RE4.
it's more of a figure of speech kind of comparison. It did still (try to) actionize the series, offering more modern, responsive controls and focusing more on combat. You got dodge moves, attack combos, quick keys for healing, and so on. Where as in RE4 you can pistol+round-house kick italianos, in HC you can literally slash and stab lock most enemies with your starting knife.

The game's also a blatant SH: The Movie - The game, down to the PH's appearance and design. It even has the film's "cultists" in mining suits and steam pouring from streets.
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>>315308153
Homecoming plays nothing like the original games. It's quite literally more of a foggier Uncharted-game, than a Silent Hill.

SH1-3 use traditional tank controls, occasionally changing camera-angles, and no HUD of any kind. SH4 experimented with 2D controls + HUD, and is partially shunned because of this.
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this was a fun thread bros gonna shower and play some sh1
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1 is a cool genre piece that plays around with a million different horror tropes to great effect. It's a love letter to good western horror.

2 is a very atmospheric and engaging character study.

3 is a straightforward, scary as fuck video game with the best gameplay.

4 is weird and experimental, it's creative and scary as all hell.

The best is subjective.
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Does SH4 have any platform/edition exclusive content, like Born from a Wish?
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>>315311906
It's American horror anon. Like Scream or Evil dead. DP made the town felt like it was really lived in.
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>>315313469
>4 is weird and experimental, it's creative and scary as all hell.

That's one of the reasons why I liked it so much.
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>>315313596

Naw, Team Silent disbanded not too long after the release of SH4.
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>>315313596
Nope. It was released in quite identical shape for PS2, Xbox and PC.
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>>315306857

Yeah like how Resident Evil turned to utter shit.
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>Finding out what the doll in SH4 does

Why couldn't you cunts just hang out in the kitchen or something I don't have enough holy candles to put up with this shit
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