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Historical Society Historian
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I'm not really sure how to describe it.

I wasn't sad, but I was empathetic. I wasn't confused, but I was still trying to piece everything together.
I guess the best way to describe it would be a "break through." (lawl)

I managed to get the absolutely best ending possible on my first playthrough. After beating it 5 more times and getting all the endings, I still think I preferred it the most. Really glad I managed to get it on my first run.


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I don't think any of the endings are more canonical than the others, each one is just what happens on the video after the bit Cheryl keeps re-watching, the bit she refuses to watch, because she won't accept that Harry wasn't this perfect hero type. If I had to pick one to be canonical though it'd be the divorce ending. It just seems to be the least over-the-top one.

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I don't think any of the endings are more canonical than the others


Neither do I. I just find it interesting that there's such a noticeable leaning towards sexual issues with Harry in the game. I personally find all the endings canonical, but that was shot down by Word of God.

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I felt absolutely friggin devastated about it.

I didn't see any of it coming or the end of the game coming until the very moment I opened the door.

When I was watching the ending, I was in my dorm room and my friend came in to grab her bottle opener. I didn't even say a single word to her or anything. I probably looked like I was on the brink of tears hah.

It was a really beautiful game.


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Yea, I'm pretty much half-convinced the game fucking trolls people, because no one's been able to figure out how the damn thing works. It's pretty clear it's not random or anything, but no theories crafted on what gets what ending and such ever pans out. They did a stupendous job at keeping people from fudging the endings they want.


I've got about a page and a half written trying to understand the "choice tree," for lack of a better phrase, that pieces together the process as I understand it. I may not understand all the technical terms in the programming, but I think I'm getting the psychology involved. It's just another experiment that happens to be in the format of a game. :)

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Interestingly the game became more emotional each time, due to realising what things mean. I mean the photograph you take of Cheryl alone on the swing, when she says "Daddy I need you" or something similar the one time I interpreted it as Cheryl not long after the accident etc.



She only says that in some of the games. I also heard "Daddy, don't come." in a sad voice and "Go away!" in a harsh, angry tone. The first one I got was the "Daddy, don't come." call and it damn near broke my heart. I was thinking Cheryl was protecting me, not wanting me to risk my life for her. Only later did I realize she was
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which would make sense w/ the ending I later got in which she does just that and refuses to believe.

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^I felt the same way, and then it got all twisted when I listened to online clips of phone calls after playing. When you think about it like that, though, it's sooo much more interesting! Characters impeding your progress, or trying to push you away, were acting as
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. That's really neat. That's some well thought out story planning. :)

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Just Passing Through
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Absolutely nothing. :roll:

Simply because it was too short and I felt no emotional connection to any character whatsoever.

The twist ending itself was brilliant, though.


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I'm a long time fan of ALL the games, well, most of them. I just joined (Hello!) because I've read alot of flak the game got for being too this, and not enough that. I understand the gripes and respect them, but when I finished the game, I got what was considered the best ending, "Love Lost" ending I think. I must say, it was the best silent hill I've played since 1,2, or 3. Even more so, it has the best story out of all of them, and yes I've played 2. The twist and the way it was revealed was like vibing to a good song. It just struck with me. It could have done with a couple monster variations, (like a few other creatures that evolved with your psych profile as well) and a few more scares, but it stands as my favorite ending to a videogame ever, next to MGS3.


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Uhm yeah. It totally screwed me up. Complete mindfuck.

I still don't understand most of what happened. D: Continuing from the worst SH1 ending?


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No, just an alternate universe.

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You'd think the fact that it is a totally different time period, the fact that it is another universe would be more apparent to people. :roll:

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Yeah..i don't get why people continue to try and make a connection to the original universe....it's a completely seperate entity.


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They do it w/ every game, deciding what is cannon and what is not. I personally believe that SH: SM is cannon, just another version of the cannon. BUT I am also a hardcore fan of the game and it has become my second favorite game (after SH1, of course) in the entire series(including the god-awful Orphan games) and 'round here, that is the most basic sin. JOO DUN'T LIEK SH2 BST?!?1?1?! BLASPHEMER!!!

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I was just wondering. :P

To be honest, I'm TOTALLY lost about these sort of things, and I was just trying to force it to make sense in my mind. But now I've thought about it some, I see that it is another universe. Either way, I like it.


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Don't worry, HarrysGirl. :3 SH2 isn't my all time favorite either.

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It changed my entire view of the game, actually :shock: I don't typically rant before I finish a game as I like to keep an open mind with them, but I spent most of the game hating it and cursing it's existence. But once I got to the end, I had a complete change of heart. Now I look forward to replaying it and piecing things together.


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Heh, that's awesome. It's not often a story twist completely reverses your feelings for the better like that.

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Just Passing Through
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No kidding. If anything, it generally does the opposite. It kind of jarred me out of my obnoxious pre-judgement of the game, too.


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The first time I beat it, I was mostly just confused because I wasn't expecting the twist. The second time, I was very sad. I believe I actually teared up a bit.

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