Silent Hill – Alone in the Dark

Silent Hill - Day 2 Screenshot 2017-06-25 23-05-35

Progress:
Made it through the entirety of the Elementary School, killed a giant lizard, and made my way to the hospital.

Thoughts:
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.

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