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Great games for horror fans!
on June 12, 2017
The games included in this set are appropriately terrifying: At once depressing and engrossing, the symbolism and despair of Silent Hill 2 will have you wanting to play more in spite of your fear. There are moments of the game that taken out of context seem absolutely mundane, but in the setting of the game are painfully chilling. Silent Hill 3 is a completely different kind of terrifying. While SH2 builds your paranoia and dread, SH3 keeps your adrenaline up with nearly constant encounters, setting a frantic pace much more suited to its young protagonist.
HD remastering- The graphics definitely look a bit more grimy, and the lighting is a tad more accurate. The camera angles are still fixed, elevating the paranoid feelings, however I was hoping they would have improved the controls so that it's easier to have James walk around. Currently he's still clumsy and oafish, which yes, makes the game all the more terrifying, but it's frustrating and at times unfair. I would have liked smother movement controls. I don't mind if he's slow or clunky but I do mind the issue that occurs where you walk into a new area and suddenly have to try to adjust the way you use your controls while monsters are attacking you. I shouldn't be thinking about game mechanics while playing- I should be completely absorbed in the horror. Still, I like having both games together and seeing the updated graphics. I have put so many hours of play into this disc that it was well worth the money.