In the Australian version of the game there's no drill making contact with face. Either way it goes down, with the drill going into Alex or Judge Holloway, it just cuts to a black screen and you hear screaming. In the uncensored version, do actually see it? Because, strangely enough, I can live without that
See I am an Aussie too, and have never seen this 'censored' version that has been unwillingly forced apon our shores. As someone who refuses to settle for the big bad babysitter deciding what i, a fully grown and reasonably sane adult, am and am not exposed to in the media... my copy of the game was imported direct from the UK, in all its original R18+ gory glory lol. Even cost me $30 less than the price local game shops were asking for!
Unfortunately all this controversy in Australia surrounding such scenes totally ruined the shock factor for many of us fans here, including me, since we read/heard the details of the offending scenes within the media well before we had even played the game for the first time. Kinda knew what to expect then
I think i even googled the scenes on you tube in advance, just to see exactly what the classification boards were getting their knickers in a knot over. So by the time i got to them first hand, the shock factor was completely gone... i remember just thinking "oh HERE we go" when i recognised i was finally up to them.
Regardless of the government's opinion, and the lack of initial surprise/shock i experienced because of it, i just loved the drill part... the extent of the gore made me feel very uneasy, in fact that entire area had that effect on me (blood, stainless steel and torture devices everywhere, a crazy guy wielding a buzz saw, guys in hazard suits etc - just the stuff from my worst nightmares lol) but thats exactly the type of feeling i have come to expect from Silent Hill games, so i totally enjoyed it :p
Heaven knows i will be joining every other Aussie gamer out there in mutual celebration when our country *finally* passes and introduces an R18+ game rating.... so unbelievably long overdue :/