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I’m already a big Silent Hill fan and I’m becoming more of one every day. So much so that I thought about turning this into a Silent Hill blog (no, seriously) but decided it would be best to just start a new blog instead. In the mean time, I’ve posted a little about this before and would like to elaborate a bit more since the popularity of survival horror has decreased quite a bit. I know what you’re probably thinking, that games are for geeks. Games are for everyone and if you get past the bias of being against consoles and controls as big technological hurdles, then you too can play them without becoming a geek.
Maybe you’re like some of those people I’ve read about who’ve actually been in some of the the Silent Hill movies who, when asked to play the game, didn’t because they were too scary? I imagine I’m talking to someone who are like the types I’ve mentioned above. Games like this put you in it as the player and in order for me to get the full affect, I have to turn off the lights so, If you don’t like scary movies — like really scary ones, than you’ll definitely not like this because Silent Hill 4 is hands down the scariest game of the series as well as the scariest game yet. (Silent Hill 4 the scariest game of the series)
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Let me refer you to a quote that was posted some days ago concerning the conflict with Israel and Palestine. In that statement, it’s explained what people really want as opposed to having to tolerate conflict all of the time. It’s never ending for a reason, because it’s (like many things) generational. It’s ingrained into people’s identity because they face stigma and even death, if they aren’t vigilant. This isn’t about politics, this is about being human where instead of acknowledging it, these people should be aware of it to the point where they defend that first before they defend an ideology and if there should ever be an ideology to defend, it should be that! (continued…)
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Even though there hasn’t been a Silent Hill game since 2012 (If SH: Book of Memories doesn’t count, then four years since Downpour), I’m still always trying to find my way back to Silent Hill when I get the chance. Lately, it’s the only thing I’ve been doing since I found some of these older games in my boxes of crap. It’s all about mood, atmosphere, scares. Good stuff, man. (keep reading)