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Posted by: Sarah on 2014-04-22 17:14:30
I didn't personally find any vagueness with the statement. In western theories we are taught monsters come out at night. This is what I grew up with. So the different perspective is interesting.

But in some of the Asian horror I've watched, the fact that the horror happened in broad daylight made it that much more disturbing.
Posted by: Chris on 2014-04-19 17:46:10
If you're wondering why I'm not taking your argument (which is still "I'm right and you're wrong," as far as I can tell) seriously, it's because you're acting like Angry Internet Guy rather than fellow horror enthusiast. Look, you can have any theory you want about this stuff, and you certainly don't need to agree with me. But as long as your approach to discourse is the same one you employed when you are 11, nobody is going to take you seriously.

Want to see what serious discourse about horror games looks like? Maybe read this:

http://outsideyourheaven.blogspot.com/2010/09/sexual-nightmares-in-silent-hill.html

I don't agree with everything Matthew writes, but his argument is careful, considered, backed by evidence, and compelling.

Yours is just shouting into the void, Angry Internet Guy.

Also, pro tip: if you're going to claim that people who worked on the game don't understand it as well as you do, you better be ready to bring some really goddamn compelling evidence. "I'm right because I say so" isn't compelling.

Tell you what. Why don't you start your own blog about your ideas? Give it the same sort of treatment Matthew has given to his piece above: make an argument out of specific pieces of evidence, include quotes from interviews, basically do some actual fucking research instead of just yelling at people on the internet.

Do that, and I'll happily link to it. If that's too much to ask, sit down and shut up, please. Nobody's interested in talking to Angry Internet Guy, however amusing your posts may be.
Posted by: God of Horror on 2014-04-18 07:05:03
So basically, your argument that everybody in the world is wrong about Silent Hill except for some (but not all) of the original team members, and you. Is that right?

give yourself a star.

is it so unlikely? when you are dealing with a survival horror game that actually treats its players like an adult and doesn't spoon feed you everything and has it's own way of telling a story, you are bound to get all of the morons to misunderstand it.

the only sources i need are the games themselves, and the words of men who actually wrote, directed and designed the games.

and yes, the members of silent hill who actually wrote and designed the game are right because they wrote and designed the game, so my god yes... they are right and not the music composer who never had any ambition to be the producer and was never qualified to begin with, actually does not understand silent hill as well as the men who wrote, designed and directed the games. is that so unlikely?

i actually care about silent hill. i have replayed these games multiple times and i payed attention to what characters say and how they say them. these games (the first 4 in particular) were made for adults and respect the player.

as evidence by the games that came out post 4 and the interviews by Tom Hullett, he clearly didnt have an understanding either. which is why one cannot accept any of the games post 4 as an authentic silent hill game, despite what konami would have you believe. but this is another issue.

i am not alone on this. there are others who actually understand the story of silent hill because not everyone who played them is a complete moron... especially since everything i have said can be backed up by the original 4 games, and by the words of the original team members who created it.
your arrogance made you content to settle for your fan theories that make you look like a blithering-drooling mongoloid.

what your should do is investigate.

replay the original games, and actually pay very close attention.


you care about survival horror? fucking act like it.
Great Article
Posted by: Eyemobi on 2014-04-18 03:48:49
I thought that this was a great article. Too many so called horror games diffuse the tension with tedious puzzles. I'm quite unobservant so I don't like adventure games that much in general, so when the game makes me look for the nth key I will eventually give up from boredom. Well written Chris! Look forward to more articles!
Posted by: Chris on 2014-04-17 12:53:41
So basically, your argument that everybody in the world is wrong about Silent Hill except for some (but not all) of the original team members, and you. Is that right?

Seriously, man, this is fantastic stuff.
Posted by: God of Horror on 2014-04-17 07:54:40
how about instead of dismissing my claim, how about you investigate it instead? in interviews the man gets facts wrong, frequently has hands off-involvement with the original team silent projects, and all the games post 4 havnt made any fucking sense at all.

Hiroyuki Owaku, Masahiro Ito, Takayoshi Sato and Keiichiro Toyama are the ones who actually know what silent hill is because they wrote it. not Akira Yamaoka who only composed the music. Akira Yamaoka is not the end all- be all of silent hill.

the fact that the games he has been involved with without the key-members have been complete shit and constantly contradict the original games is more proof than i need, yet here you are feeding these poor saps this buffet of lies.
Posted by: Chris on 2014-04-16 19:08:17
obvious that Mr. Yamaoka dosent know jack shit about silent hill


dude, I am dying here. Where do you get this stuff? Seriously I haven't laughed this hard in a really long time.

Please keep posting. This is great!!
Posted by: God of Horror on 2014-04-16 13:04:22
"Akira Yamaoka played a major role in the Silent Hill film adaptation by overseeing and approving specific aspects of the movie throughout its production."

lol, if this is true, then it cannot be more obvious that Mr. Yamaoka dosent know jack shit about silent hill, because that movie got EVERYTHING WRONG.
Posted by: God of Horror on 2014-04-16 13:00:56
now go replay the original games and stop spreading lies.

then update this entry, because it's wrong and misdirecting.
Posted by: God of Horror on 2014-04-16 12:50:43
there is ONE world in silent hill. there are no "dimensions". everything is real, manifested by a real psychic girl who was tormented by a real cult and their real god. asking Akira Yamaoka would be pointless because he dosent understand what Silent Hill is either. he was a (talented) musician, not the writer or creator. maybe you should ask Hiroyuki Owaku, Takayoshi Sato and Keiichiro Toyama... then men who actually created and wrote the original 2 games. let me stress this again, Akira Yamaoka's importance of Silent Hill is grossly overstated and he is not what constitutes a true Silent Hill game, he is just the composer.

if you pay attention to interviews with the original team silent members, you would know that his role was very limited and he actually had very hands off role on silent hill's story and themes... so much so i doubt he has even played the games he worked on because when talking about silent hill it becomes clear he dosent know what it is about. (neither do you for that matter)

silent hill has always confused me how it has so many fans that hardly understand what it is about.

all this "fog world" "nightmare world" shit dosent make any fucking sense.

here- ill break it down for you with a song-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvcs-9lSm64

so yeah, go ahead, and ask Akira Yamaoka about Silent Hill. you wont get a right answer because he dosent fucking know what the fuck it is.