Made it through the entirety of the Elementary School, killed a giant lizard, and made my way to the hospital.
The fact that I’m at home, alone, at night, makes playing this game exhausting. Like, my heart just can’t handle it. See, when I unlocked the backdoor of the doghouse house and the sirens starting blaring and world went dark, I thought THAT was the transition to the dark dimension. From that moment on I was on edge, like, bad. The school was creepy as all hell, I had to pause and walk around to collect myself… I wasn’t handling it well.
Then I went through the clock tower…
I can’t, I mean, I just can’t freaking do this! Creepy dark elementary school was one thing but this? Irons, chains, blood, hanging corpses and a flashlight that has a throw of all of about one meter! In the game, the world shifted into a nightmare reality and I was right along with it. Still, I was compelled to keep moving forward, to keep playing and unravel the mystery of Silent Hill and the main character’s missing daughter. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thinking about just calling this one and moving onto the next game the entire time, but I pressed on!
Eventually, I did make it out of that hell dimension, and as the school once again appeared somewhat normal, and light flooded the hallways… I felt as though I had actually just awoken from a terrible nightmare. It’s a sense of relief and confusion that I don’t think any game has ever really triggered in me, and I think a lot of that is simply because I’m interacting with something WAY out of my comfort zone. I eventually made it to the hospital lobby where I decided to end the night and watch Archer. I don’t think I can handle anymore of Silent Hill right now.