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Did this game mean something special for you?
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Author:  Silent Addicted [ 06 Mar 2007 ]
Post subject:  Did this game mean something special for you?

I hope such topic is not discussed elsewhere... if it is, please forgive me! I tried to check it out, but i could have missed it...

I just wanted to say how much sh2 is important to me, in a way no other game could have been. I was playing it during one of the worst moments of my whole life. It was a pretty self-destruction time and I hadn't the strenght to cope with it, so I started to act like an asshole, trying to hurt as many people as possible. I suppose that was my way to feel worse and worse, but there's no need to get into it. Anyway, James' story was such an epiphany that when i finished the game all i could do was crying like a child. And you know what? All of a sudden I felt I had to fight my depression. I know it may sounds like crap, but my first step was to ask forgiveness to the ones i loved more, the ones i had wounded so badly.
To make it short, i came back to life again. So everytime i read about how gore and violence can disturb players' mind leading them to kill, rape, steal, well, I start laughing like an idiot. Jesus, sh2 saved my ass!

Author:  smkindro [ 06 Mar 2007 ]
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Chill, I dont think anyones posted anything quite like this before, and I've read pretty thouroughly through the forums.

I think I kind of sympathize with the end-of-life issuses it brings to light, which were once an issue for me.

Author:  Chrism~ [ 06 Mar 2007 ]
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I didn't have any major troubles during the period I played SH2, but I was in a time where I was seeking inspiration. At first I didn't like it much, I was playing the game years after it came out and it was my 2nd shot at it. Originally I was just seeking for more of that experience which the movie offered.

Little by little in the 2 days it took me to end it I built a tighter bond with the game each passing second, to the point where the turnpoint and symbolisms are fully revealed, I totally fell for the game and it blew me out of my mind.

At the start I didn't like the characters either, I thought they where a bit too plain. But as soon as I got to know them a little better and their personalities revieled I fell for them too. The monsters where also awesome and the enviroments and symbolisms too. When I come to think of it, the only thing I liked from the first instance was the music.

After finnishing the game I was a bit changed, or more like knocked out. I didn't cry but I was drowned in emotions, I remember getting the ending "in water" and from that instance I was forever lost in Silent Hill.

Author:  Chris Sunderland [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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Well there's this thread.....

http://silenthillforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=164

:P

Author:  Knick Knack [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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I played it, I loved it, I made a comic mocking it. I deeply regret the last one, but it did lead me to many interesting, brilliant people who became my friends.

Author:  Ryantology [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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I wrote a novel about it, and I once made love while playing it.

So yeah.

Author:  Krysta [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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If it wouldnt, we wouldnt gather here

Author:  axel-cd [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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not just SH2, all of the SH games have meant something special for me... but SH2 was definitely the most emotional...

Author:  Sionnan [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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Well, yeah. It's definitely won it's own little niche in my heart.

It's certainly brightened my days. Or at least taken my mind off matters. So, to me, it's a great game because it's held my interest and diverted my attention from other matters for as long as it's doing.

And it's provided me with my fun-fun hobby of watching the main character suffer. xD

Author:  bring more knives [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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hey, i can relate to that. this whole SH experience pulled me out of a dark place. i'd elaborate but i'm typing on my psp right now. this whole thing probably took me an hour to write.

Author:  BloodRedLion [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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I haven't had any significant psychological or emotional problems in a few years, but I could certainly easily relate to some of the things presented in Silent Hill 2. Not murdering someone I love and then subconciously supressing it, but experiencing such a heavy level of mental anguish that the world no longer takes the form of..well, reality. I was never schizophrenic, but for some time the world appeared unreal to me, and I would at times hear phones ringing or the old dial-up internet connection sounds. However, as I said, that was years ago, and even awhile before I played SH2.

Author:  amphreded [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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Well, when your life is shit, all you need sometimes is something that can move you and shake your emotions. It's good that SH2 affected your emotion enough for you to rethink about your then behaviour.

Author:  Lifetolifeless [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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SH2 was my favorite game in the series for almost three years simply because I was in love with its story and fascinated by its plot. Not that I appreciate it any less these days, but my affection for the original has been significantly augmented lately.

Knick Knack wrote:
I played it, I loved it, I made a comic mocking it. I deeply regret the last one, but it did lead me to many interesting, brilliant people who became my friends.


Not to mention Supplanter and all those wonderful ruts of meat pulled out along with it.

Author:  Dutchman [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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It was the first SH I've completed 8)

Author:  Silent Addicted [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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Quote:
Well there's this thread.....

http://silenthillforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=164


Quote:
If it wouldnt, we wouldnt gather here



Sorry, my fault, maybe I didn't make the sense of the topic clear enough: I was just curios to know wether anyone else played the game in a particular moment of his/her life, so that game and life influenced each other creating a very unique experience. Not to say that playing sh2 is not a special experience itself, of course :D

Author:  Lifetolifeless [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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Okay, that makes sense. In that case:

I had gotten out of the hospital in Portland the day SH2 came out, and my friend Josh was gracious enough to have it and a PS2 waiting for me at home. I remembered how much I couldn't get enough of the first game, and my anticipation for the second was more intense than just about any game prior or since. Freshly released and only a three hour car ride from the hospital, I was still pretty loaded with the intravenous Demerol they'd given me, and the demeanor altering effects were prolonged for days afterward by the various pain killers, anti-inflammatories, and antibiotics they'd prescribed. It wasn't any kind of hallucinogenic "whoa, dude..." opiate-induced stupor, but I do remember drifting in and out of waking consciousness while trying to play, experiencing those brief teetering moments in between and thinking the game was real.

Not necessarily special, but certainly unique.

Author:  Knick Knack [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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See now Ltol, you just prove to me that every single one of my friends was deliriously sick or trippin on something while playing Silent Hill 2 for the first time. xD

Author:  Nightstrike [ 07 Mar 2007 ]
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It mean't something to me, as I felt comfortated knowing there's others who have experienced the sorrow of a sick loved one.

Author:  Disciple of Claudia [ 09 Mar 2007 ]
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It means quite a bit to me because it was the first SH I ever played.

Author:  Tom133t [ 10 Mar 2007 ]
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Yeah, the whole series means a lot to me.
There's just something inspirational about it. You almost end up wanting to go face that town's nightmares yourself. And the music - oh, it's like a trip through your own skull. It just takes you in, and you want those sirens to scream and the light to fade off. The crimson walls are just beautiful in thier own way, you know?

Anyhow, I've managed to fall in love with Silent Hill more than any other game, and I want to be exposed to more of its style.

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