your forgetting murphy has no guilt and no business even being in silent hill.
1. He didn't kill Napier
2. He didn't kill Coolidge
He has nothing to feel guilty about so why the town is aiming at him is beyond me.
Whether or not he killed either of them depends on the ending, and unless one has been made canon over the others and I missed it, they're all as likely.
But Silent Hill wasn't after him because he killed anyone. It was after him because he was handling his grief incredibly poorly and was making a mockery of his son's memory.
That, and I suspect Anne may have played a large part in dragging Murphy into the otherworld.
Harry Mason had no "guilt" so why was he in Silent Hill?
Must resist urge to answer rhetorical question... >_<
Things aren't so cut-and-dry regarding Silent Hill; or at least they shouldn't be.
I agree. Nothing is ever so simple in the series, so why would the reason Murphy's in the otherworld suddenly be so simple?
I'm a big fan of Anne. I say look to her, & a lot of things tie together nicely.
Yep. Just like with SH2, I think what we see in the game is a combination of two (or more) people's thoughts, desires, and fears.