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Just Passing Through
 Post subject: How old were you when you played the first silent hill?

Missing since: 26 Sep 2006
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What effect did it have on you, and or does it still have on you. Is it scary? Or plain ridiculous?

It made me jump, but no matter how scared I got, I'd still keep playing. Silent Hill is my game of choice in survival/horror games.

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 10 Nov 2005
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Last seen at: Seattle
Easily sixteen and very infatuated. It's still my favorite in many ways.

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Missing since: 12 Aug 2006
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Last seen at: Rhode Island
^^ Likewise to both of you, I know it had to be atleast 5-7 years ago, I'm 19 now.


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Missing since: 15 Apr 2004
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Last seen at: In the anals of forum history
I was almost nineteen. The year was 2001.

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Missing since: 01 Feb 2004
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Last seen at: Deep Inside
I was in my late 20's, my nephews made me a gamer.
SH1 was the very first game and I was hooked, then I played RE and the deal was sealed.

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Missing since: 15 Apr 2004
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But... if you're 38 now, then you were already past 30 when you played SH1.

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Missing since: 26 Apr 2006
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Last seen at: Purgatory. Neither Heaven nor Hell will accept me to their Kingdom Gates.
I think I was about seventeen or eighteen when I played SH2, but I can't remember when to tell you the truth.

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Historical Society Historian
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Missing since: 01 Feb 2004
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alone in the town wrote:
But... if you're 38 now, then you were already past 30 when you played SH1.


Yes, you are right, I was in my early 30's then. My mistake.
Wow, that means it's only been 5yrs since I became a gamer, it seems sooooo much longer than that.

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Missing since: 16 Jan 2005
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Last seen at: Bergen Street
I was about 12 or so. Silent Hill really re-defined what horror means to me.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 20 Jun 2006
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Last seen at: An area adjacent to a location.
Ten. I'd rented it without really knowing what to expect. I sat down and popped it into my PS and played it all the way through to your first visit to Alchemilla Hospital. (Without dying once, which I'm proud of, for some inane reason.)

Somehow, I'd missed getting the map at the entrance an' when I got to the Nightmare side with all the scary nurses and no map... I just gave up. The next day, I had to return it to the video store and that was that. I completely forgot about the series until the release of Silent Hill 3.

It's funny. You'd think that playing the game at such a young age would have been more frightening or have had some negative effects, but, really... I was fine. The only places that did get my heartrate up a lil' were Midwich Elementary and Alchemilla. Strange.

Ha. I do remember laughing at the sound of Harry's footsteps on the grass in the residential areas. When running from the dogs, I always made sure to stay on the grass-- that springy-rubbery sound still amuses me when I play today.

And I loved just running around the streets and looking at everything. I think my playtime by Alchemilla was something like 6 hours, 'coz of all the needless sightseeing I did.

Silent Hill really got me started on the whole 'survival horror' genre. Without it, I probably would never have bought Resident Evil 2 or Clock Tower.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 23 Aug 2006
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Last seen at: Eastern Europe
31. I played it for a first time just a couple of months ago. Definitely the most 'scary' game of all that I played so far, even though it didn't scare me at all. :(

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Missing since: 01 May 2006
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Last seen at: in the branches that blow
I was 28! I first played SH up at my dads house. I never have lived with him and I decided to quit my job one day down here and drive up to go visit him and stay about a month.
(A lot of crap was going on at the time and I needed a break!)
So while I was there he was looking around for a new game to play on PS2 and I said that I heard of this game called Silent Hill and he should get one of them. Wound up that SH2 was there at the shop, a used copy.

So we played it til the end and finally beat it a few weeks later! (Yes it took us that long lol) Just in time too cause I had to leave a day or so after. It was cool cause the game was something that we both did together and that among other things I remember about that trip up there cause we really connected.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 10 Sep 2006
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I was 20 (just some months ago), it was the scariest game i've ever played...

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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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Missing since: 14 Sep 2006
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Last seen at: Samos isle, Greece
I was 13-14 years old when I first encountered the silent hill games. I saw my cousin and a friend of his playing SH1,and I was hooked. Up till then,I was afraid of horror games,but when I saw SH1...well,i instantly changed my opinion :P.

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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 27 Mar 2006
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Last seen at: Australia
Around 12. I had seen it briefly advertised on television and thought that it looked quite interesting and I was a fan of many Konami games at the time.

I also liked the idea of exploration in a game and I was very interested in Tomb Raider games and had read that Silent Hill was quite similar to them, i.e. locating items to progress through the game.

So I went and purchased it and was amazed immediately. At the time, it was one of the few games that I could frequently play without it becoming monotonous; the alternate endings really helped and were quite unique back then.


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Woodside Apartments Janitor
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Missing since: 11 May 2006
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I was 18 when I played SH1. One year after I first played my first Silent Hill game, which was SH2. I bought my ps2 in 2002 and SH2 was one of five games that I bought along with the console.


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Missing since: 30 Aug 2004
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Last seen at: Overlook Hotel
I was about 16 and watching other people play. I never heard of the game and they was saying how good the graphics was and that it's really scary. I got obsessed quickly and for months kept borrowing a copy from this dude. It was adults that introduced me to this game. I got my own factory sealed copy a few xmas's ago before the movie craze made them really expensive and rare. 8) I rarily play my official copy. I only play it when I feel like dragging out my PS1 & then I baby it every step from case to console and back again. I usually just play burned copies I've made for pc emulation so the OG disc stays safe tucked away.


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Just Passing Through
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Missing since: 29 Sep 2006
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Last seen at: in our special place.
I think I was 19 when I played Silent Hill for the first time... it was shortly after it came out anyway, and since I'm now 26 that seems about right.

I've never found the games scary, just... creepy (which is naturally why I love them so). The town reminds me of where I live, which is a smallish town in rural Oregon. When the fog rolls in at night my heart beats just a little bit harder and I walk just a little faster, and I suddenly get the urge to play again.

SH2 was the only reason I was interested in getting a PS2 when it first came out. Turns out some life stuff happened and I didn't actually get my hands on it until about a year and a half ago.

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Missing since: 02 May 2006
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Last seen at: UK
11, it was when it first came out. I borrowed it from my mum's boyfriends son and I crapped my pants.

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Hope House Careworker
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Missing since: 18 Apr 2006
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Last seen at: Dear Dirty Dublin
I was 17 when I first played it.


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