Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill 2

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DEVELOPER: Konami   |   PUBLISHER: Konami   |   RELEASE: 09/24/2001

Yes the wait is finally over, one of the biggest titles for the PS2 is finally here Silent Hill 2 from our friends at Konami. This was one of the landmark titles announced for PS2 and that is understandable as the first SH was one of the best titles for the original PSX. SH2 is a game that borrows heavily from the ways of Resident Evil in it’s ability to frighten it’s player and keep them on the edge of their seat. What was my honest thoughts on the sequel? Read on my fellow gamers!

Well let us first start with the visual aspect, yes the CGI movies are damn nice, although they contain a sort of soap opera filming. Almost too real and you can tell they are actors sense of vibe. The in game graphics are nice, but my complaint is that they are downright colorless, I mean the characters already look like they are dead and the graphics make them and their surroundings look downright motionless. Don’t get me wrong the models and textures are very nice but it wouldn’t hurt to add a little color or some better lighting this game is damn depressive visually.

The sound is so-so the music is yes creepy as hell, but the voices are bloody terrible. I mean c’mon even Capcom has gotten better than this over the years, the main character sounds like a whiny baby and the supporting characters are so laughable you cannot take them seriously for very long. The sound effects are very nice, you can really get a sense of ambience in this game. You can hear things from every direction and that is creepy shit!

The game in itself play much like the first one with little or no improvements sans one, the ability to play with 2D style controls, it doesn’t make playing any easier but it is a nice addition. The wretched RE style control will always be with us so get used to it, I cannot gripe too much but I can bitch from time to time.

Overall I cannot recommend buying this title, I say rent it, beat it, and save yourself the money. This is an amazing title, just not worth the price of admission in my opinion. Fans of the original will drool with delight at this game but myself am going back to some more Devil May Cry and anticipating Metal Gear Solid 2. So until next time this is your old pal ZT saying….peace!

Ken McKown
Ken is the Editor-in-Chief of this hole in the wall and he loves to troll for the fun of it. He also enjoys long walks through Arkham Asylum and the cool air of Shadow Moses Island. His turn-ons include Mortal Kombat, Metal Gear Solid and StarCraft.

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