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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Silent Hill 2 too easy?

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This is my first playthrough, I'm on normal, and I just reached the first encounter with Pyramid face. Am I still in the "intro?" Because I haven't taken a single hit, I have about 10 health drinks and five first aid kits. Of course in a game like this, I suppose the thematic "feels" of the game are more important than the challenge... but I do want SOME challenge!

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^Do you have it set on normal difficulty?

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Now on your next playthrough put it on hard mode instead :) It is very easy to keep dodging pyramid head. But be happy you have alot of energy drinks

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 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2 too easy?

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>>Do you have it set on normal difficulty?<<
>This is my first playthrough, I'm on normal<
Yes.

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Missing since: 12 May 2009
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This is one of the pansiest games ever. It's such a cake walk.

However, (feel free to tell me I'm wrong or debate this) but there's a reason even story wise that I've come to understand. Kinda makes sense but I'm sure not everyone is going to accept this of course.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
James isn't supposed to die. Harmed, sure but not killed. He's on a quest for knowledge essentially. Obviously he's not necessarily aware of what he's looking for at the time. He's being pushed forward to find the truth. I guess this may be why he can fall down the holes he does. Or why Pyramid Head knocked him off the roof top. PH could have stabbed the shit out of him or made sure he was dead. Instead, he knocks him down to find another piece to his puzzle.

Say as you will. I'm not sure if I completely subscribe to this but it seems plausible. I can't remember where I heard this theory either. It must've been 6-7 years ago I read into it. The town may be fucking with James hardcore but it could also be trying to heal him. Depending what ending you get anyways.


So as weird as it may seem, there could be kind've a reason why Silent Hill 2 is so damn care bear. I would love to hear people help or destroy that theory though.


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Edited for bitchiness :D

@Ondine-I would suggest setting it on hard like heavensnightsh wrote. I don't know if you have a guide for it or not (some ppl don't like to use them on their play-through) but if it's still too easy on hard, then just don't make all the pick ups and/or use weaker weapons. There was once I kept the plank for most of the game because I liked being able to move around the enemy.

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Hope House Careworker
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Do like I did, other than bosses, use the stick with the nail in it. On every enemy. the entire game. xD

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Missing since: 26 Mar 2010
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It gets even easier when you have all the major item and puzzle stuffs memorized.
It's always fun trying to get the max star rating at the end, though.

The people who complain about too many items in later games always cracks me up because I always end up with a TON of items. Mainly because I always have a fear of needing them later on. I never once used a single golf club in SH4 just because I was always worried I would need them later. Before I knew it, the game was over. : (


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 15 Nov 2010
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With regards to the SH4 golf club set, and how they were damaging but rare and brittle, I saved them all for a super-hard situation. It never came :|


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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2 too easy?

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Not that I'm knocking anyone for using them, but I think guides totally ruin SH games. I understand using them for some of the tougher puzzles, but I think being lost and confused is a pretty big part of the survival horror genre.

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Ondine wrote:
Not that I'm knocking anyone for using them, but I think guides totally ruin SH games. I understand using them for some of the tougher puzzles, but I think being lost and confused is a pretty big part of the survival horror genre.


I agree...i think the only time i've ever used a guide for a SH game was for when i wanted to try and save cybil....i used a giude to find out where i could get that red liquid....initially i would always have that empty bottle, but i didn't know what had to go in it....:D

The only other time i used a guide was for tomb raider 1 & 3....and i waited until i exhausted every single attemp at clearing the level until i bought one..i hated it, because you really don't get a sense of satisfaction by using a guide...on the other hand as far as the tomb raider series goes, i just thought i couldn't get past those levels due to crappy level design...seriously, some of the levels in TR3 were just unreal and there was no way you could clear it without a guide...


As far as the game being easy?...well it relatively is, but it was never about the combat anyway and the puzzles have the right amount of difficulty to not justify making them incredibly difficult just to extend the hours of the gameplay....it doesn't hamper the pace of the game. SH is all about it's story and it's journey...tho i will say that SH3 can at times be incredibly difficult with those enemies alone on your first playthrough, but SH2, while it is easy, it's still a great experience...


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Ondine wrote:
This is my first playthrough, I'm on normal, and I just reached the first encounter with Pyramid face. Am I still in the "intro?" Because I haven't taken a single hit, I have about 10 health drinks and five first aid kits. Of course in a game like this, I suppose the thematic "feels" of the game are more important than the challenge... but I do want SOME challenge!

Are you sure you're not just. . . Running away from the monsters?

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Seriously play on Hard Mode. All the monsters including are faster, and tougher to kill. Even PHead is faster and the first battle with him lasts much longer than on normal.

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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: Re: Silent Hill 2 too easy?

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if you really want to "feel" the game, set it on hard mode. it's more fun and exciting.

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Most of the game isn't that much more difficult on Hard mode, but the last two boss fights are made much more challenging, as well as the section where you're being chased by Pyrie.

Honestly, the first game was really easy too, but in this game you can kill almost all of the monsters by shooting them while walking TOWARDS them, it gets boring and to me it's the most major flaw of my favorite game. Really the only thing in SH2 that's harder than SH1 is that you actually have to move around during the boss fights and you don't get a gun in the beginning (those two factors combined made SH2 seem much harder than SH1 when I first started playing it, now I believe it to be the easiest).

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It could be that you're really good at this game. It does get harder later on, but I support the James isn't supposed to die until the end theory.


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Typographenia wrote:
le who complain about too many items in later games always cracks me up because I always end up with a TON of items. Mainly because I always have a fear of needing them later on. I never once used a single golf club in SH4 just because I was always worried I would need them later. Before I knew it, the game was over. : (


It happens to me in every game, especially JRPGs, hum...

But yeah, it's a very easy game(take into account I think almost every game in the last 10 years is easy). The hardest part for me was the number code written with blood in the basement of the hospital, but just because it's really hard to see sometimes and you just have to guess the numbers...

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I had the honor of my friend telling me exactly what to do in most situations. -.-'
She doesn't get the concept that the game is even better when you don't know what to do. The feeling of helplessness and being alone in an area where everyone is out to kill you gives one of the best thrills I have played in a horror genre.
The monsters were not there so much to give you a challenge (not like the new games atleast) but to give you chills and scare you. Its not following most horror games and giving you a machine gun (*cough*three*cough*) and tells you to blast through countless numbers of zombies. Its the riddles and trying to find out where to go to progress through the story.
I love this game xD

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Typographenia wrote:
The people who complain about too many items in later games always cracks me up because I always end up with a TON of items. Mainly because I always have a fear of needing them later on. I never once used a single golf club in SH4 just because I was always worried I would need them later. Before I knew it, the game was over. : (


I tend to do the same thing in...well, pretty much every video game I play. Always saving powerups or disposable weapons 'til a tight situation...but even in tight situations, I never use 'em. Oy, when will I learn...

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Yep. Hard mode is a bitch. Pyramid head and the other monsters are creepily fast and so much more powerful. I died before I even got to the Woodside Apartments!!!

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