Monday, September 06, 2004

I've been playing Silent Hill 2 for the past couple of days - good game. Scary, great sound/music effects, very strange plot and twists. So far I have about 8 hours in it and still don't understand the storyline - perfect! It's a thriller that reminds me of Twin Peaks, and in some cases the music becomes reminiscent of that. Lotsa atmospheric effects too, like fog. Indoors, the flashlight illuminates realistically - which is itself scary when you hear a monster coming towards you, and the well-done 3D positional effects let you hear it as well as its hollow echo from down the other hallways. And this all on a PS2! I take back every nasty thing I ever said about console games. They aren't better than PC, and PC isn't better than console - that's like comparing flavors of ice cream.