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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 09 Jan 2007
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Anyone else notice that the traffic light systems are still up and running around town? I haven't a clue why they are, any theories?.


Yeah, I was noticed it when I first played it, I was running from something that had just scared the hell out of me when I stopped and said "Hey...wasn't that just green? And now it says I can't cross the street....What the hell. That thing is gonna catch up, and what the hell were the those footsteps? They're gonna catch up too"....long story short, I crossed the street.

But anyways I think they represent that the town is under control, maybe not by humans, but to show that there is a presence watching you...making sure you dont j-walk.



Ohh and if a moderator sees this and its already been posted...SORRY haha. I says this cause Ive done that three times in a row hahaha. And I did search witht he keyword "Traffic".

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I'll look for it next time I play the game. I didn't know that there were traffic lights in Silent Hill :P

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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It may be totally unintentional, but it seems to me that it could be a reference to both the early nineties TV show and movie Twin Peaks. The series placed an emphasis on electricty, and particularly traffic lights, as having some otherworldy influence. Twin Peaks was cited as a major inspiration of the Silent Hill series and rightfully so because they both share the same unique atmosphere in my opinion.


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Just Passing Through
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Didnt see that coming, but at least its something

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Yes I noticed it quite early when playing :P But most thing work. Remember the tv with the dead guy, the lights in some of the apartement hallways and so on.

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Really? What street intersection was this located on?


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SteveSilent wrote:
It may be totally unintentional, but it seems to me that it could be a reference to both the early nineties TV show and movie Twin Peaks. The series placed an emphasis on electricty, and particularly traffic lights, as having some otherworldy influence. Twin Peaks was cited as a major inspiration of the Silent Hill series and rightfully so because they both share the same unique atmosphere in my opinion.


that is exactly the picture I got when I read the title to this post. I agree!


eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelectricity~


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Just Passing Through
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Moosefrenzy wrote:
Really? What street intersection was this located on?





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There's lots of electricity in the Silent Hill games.

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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Like I said :roll: :lol:

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I think it's just a simple way to highlight the sense of utter desolation they wanted to create, and more generally just a nice attention to detail.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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The town of Silent Hill has a mind of its own, and jaywalking is one of its pet peeves.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I can just picture a "humor" ending for Silent Hill Origins:
MAIN CHARACTER: Hmm...the light is red, but I see no traffic, and the town is deserted, so...
(The main character jaywalks and is promptly run over by a huge caravan of monster-driven cars.)

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Just Passing Through
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hahahahahahaha..clever..hahahaha

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Just Passing Through
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Notch2242 wrote:
Moosefrenzy wrote:
Really? What street intersection was this located on?





All of em'





Ohh wait, do you mean the footsteeps?...wait....umm nevermind what are you talking about?

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Historical Society Historian
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Notch2242, please don't double post. Use the edit function if you want have something else to say, avoid posting consecutively.
And you are warned for spamming - especially the post that you just quoted yourself.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I only Noticed this when in Alternate Silent Hill instead of Foggy Silent Hill


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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The reference to Twin P is clear and it's a nice tribute from series to another.

I noticed the lights first time playing the game, but I thought it this way:" wow, look at the detail of the city" and caried on, didn't realy troubled my mind with it.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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I never noticed the street lights changing. I did though notice that the "walk" and "don't walk" signs were still working. I think it was a detail added just to make the city seem more alive. Plus a lot of things around the city still work.

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Just Passing Through
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Yeah, I always thought it was a Twin Peaks reference, myself. Just another one of those neat little nods to one of the things that inspired the games. I noticed it on my second play through. I love the attention to detail.

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