ITT post anything about Silent Hill. Stuff like:
>favorite sound effect
I'm going to dump my SH-related stuff, starting with the guide to get them up and running on PC - recently updated!
Silent Hill Thread, my friends.
Walls incoming. 1920x1080p and up, first.
Whoops, looks like I renamed the wrong image (they look similar). Here's the REAL SH PC guide.
Anyone lurking? The board's moving really fast tonight.
Thanks for the bump, anon.
Do you like horror games, or games with excellent atmosphere?
It's too bad almost every video game magazine is out of business these days.
Then only horror game I have played is Pathologic and I just started it today.I'm really enjoying it and I read somewhere it was inspired by Silent hill so I should try the series out soon
To the anon that helped me figure out how to mount ISO's for the first time. My thanks. You helped me a lot!
>I should try the series out soon
Definitely. 1-3 are genre leaders, 4 is cool and is the last game made by the real Silent Hill team. The others range from okay to absolutely terrible.
Glad you got it figured out, anon. I used to use Alcohol 120% back in the day, when I was too stupid to torrent. These days I think the best tool is WinCDEmu due to its insanely small size and no additional/unneeded features.
From the Making Of videos. Don't watch if you haven't played the game, obviously.
Silent Hill 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1VKvED76WQ
Silent Hill 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiH4wOkSzGs
I'm very much in gaming for the experience, so I wasn't even the person that built my rig. It came with MagicISO installed, so that's what I used. The process was perhaps a bit more awkward than what others went through, but I got there eventually, and that's what counts.
I think a lot of people use MagicISO. That or Daemon Tools, but I wasn't a fan of that one in later releases when the software started phoning home and came with unneeded extras. I just want to mount, unmount, and that's it.
Cluttered and low resolution, I agree, but I'll take it where I can get it when it comes to SH.
I wish the games had some sort of camera mode. I love camera modes...
Like a screenshot mode? That'd be nice.
Exactly like a screenshot mode!
I usually take shots in Steam, then drop it into Photoshop and play with it. I'm farting about with one now actually.
Found a bigger version. My new desktop for sure, cheers anon
Nice! Deleted mine and saved yours.
You should definitely play the original. It emulates well, from what I hear. Or if you have a PS3 you can guy it through the PS store for <$10.
Here's the homecoming picture I played with in Photoshop to make it more "wallpapery"
I couldn't say with certainty, but the creators have said several times that they've taken cues from real locations as inspirations for the town/interior designs.
This one's perfect for the Photoshop wizard. The HD Collection is shit, but I like the cover art. Negative coming up next.
Yeah. It's my least favorite of the 4 originals, but it has its place. It's the Zelda II of the series.
Is that in England? I read about him doing a tour. How was it?
It was really good. He had 3 other musicians and a singer as his band, they played for about 90 minutes, with cutscenes and gameplay from SH1 up to Homecoming projected behind them. Played most of the tracks you would imagine. The singer was really good, the drummer was amazing.
They also did a bit where each band member in turn played the kind of sound effects that are musical, if you know what I mean? Like, the bassist did a solo where he replicated the industrial booming noises, stuff like that.
And they broke the mandolin out for the actual Silent Hill theme. Akira spoke english for a few minutes a couple times and was really cool.
It was weird to see the Japanese bowing thing irl tho.
That sounds fucking awesome. I'd love to see that.
There's probably some shitty cellphone videos on youtube from the tour, I know I'm going to upload mine at some point. I imagine he'll go to other countries at some point if he did Britain, esp as it's a sell-out at every venue I think.
If he comes to the US somewhere nearby (Midwest), I'd be there for sure.
Shattered Memories was an abomination, why anyone likes it is beyond me. I beat it, too. Even homecoming was better.
The quiz elevator puzzle in 2. Really fun for some reason.
The perfect woman, you know which one.
Henry from 4
Bliss by Psychic TV. but seriously, the reverse will.
>favorite sound effect
The burping from 4
No this one's from RE4.
It happens if you fuck up the part with the boulder.
mfw i kind of liked shattered memories for what it was and thought it was an interesting take on the series, albeit one that I wouldn't want to see repeated.
>Heather Mason will never star in another video game
Maybe it's for the best, but still.
SH2 but I love 1 - 4 almost equally
subways in 3
two headed babies in 4, remind me of LSD: Dream Emulator
Theme of Laura
>favorite sound effect
creaking in the Blue Creek apartments
Start from one and play them in order if you're looking for the Silent Hill experience.
If you're just looking for a good gaming experience, you can skip one and jump in at two.
Personally I prefer 3, it's overall aesthetic is janky as fuck. Valtiel creeps me out like you wouldn't believe.
Got this today. Should be interesting.
It hit a particularly unnerving chord with me because
I've lived in the room I live in now all my life barring my years in college, and it's basically my sanctuary. The idea of my safe place turning against me cut me way too deep.
I got the impression that was the point, though.
SH4 achieved that concept better than any of the fucking hundred haunted house movies released in the past few years. Throughout the game, the apartment is your only refuge, your one place where you aren't being hounded by unkillable ghosts (seriously fuck those things right out too, I'm a scrounger, I need time to dig up hidden shit I can't be running from ghosts), and you get healed. You get a chance to cool down and relax.
And then shit starts coming through the walls just FUCK that noise.
I actually kind of liked the movie, I was just mad that he had to die.
Rest in fucking peace Silent Hill. 1-3 were some of the best games I've played and SH4 wasn't nearly as bad as everyone pretended it was.
Silent Hill 3
None, they all piss me off during comat
I Want Love
The axe in SH4
That industrial music in SH3 when you encounter enemies.
The actress who played Heather was spot on from what I remember. Vincent being a young guy and a confusing love interest (yet still being related to her) was... weird. I don't know how that decision made it through.
I guess I also didn't like that Harry was actually alive after all because it feels like it takes away from the storybut like you said, if you just take them for what they are, they actually did a somewhat decent job of nailing the atmosphere of the games overall.
Claudia is Vincent's mother. Harry and James being interchangeable from the movie character who is an entirely different person. Travis showing up in the present timeline.
I liked the Downpour Easter Egg at the end though.
>We'll never get that Silent Hill 2 movie now
I'm honestly disappointed.
I would like it if the next movie(which there will never be) starred "Harry", James, and Murphy going through Silent Hill. They really, REALLY don't have to make Christopher as James.
But 4 is a shit. I don't know how anyone could consider that game anything but trash. It's right up there with Homecoming in my opinion. Except the plot isn't complete Horseshit.
even when not comparing the movies with the games (not like they had anything to do with one another anyway), the story didn't make sense at all and the movies contradict eachother constantly
>trying to pirate SH3
>missing files every fucking time
Guess I'll never play SH3 ever again. Should never have sold my PS2.
I miss Heather.
Has the best soundtrack, manages to be one of the few games to have a villain you grow to pity, is arguably the scariest game in the series.
The game knows how to get under your skin on a personal level. The Room was a great mechanic.
Weird orange fog that appears out of nowhere and follows you when you are exploring a haunted house in the amusement park. If you get caught by it it will rapidly drain your HP
Do you think the ps2 siren games are more scary than Silent Hill?
They look like they belong to a junji ito story
There's a prop store website selling Heather's costume from Silent Hill Revelations for the low low price of $6,000
I wonder how much it would cost if anyone actually liked that piece of shit film.