My dad got me a Playstation and I was gifted an interesting game with smokey, aesthetic and obscure cover. I always loved the obscure, photographic covers over the colourful cartoony ones. It seemed more mysterious that way. The game was Silent Hill.
So the menu screen looked gloomy, but quite primitive, ok, let's play.
A nice intro, wow, some amazing 10/10 music. I replayed that intro many times just to listen to music. A man losing his daughter? Wow, what an interesting story, nothing infantile about superheros saving the world.
A man lost in snow, looking for his daughter. Fog everywhere. At that time it seemed like the most beautiful game. I know now the fog was to save processing power, but at that time it seemed the most mysterious and interesting thing. Due to the fog the world seemed so huge as I felt I could go anywhere, but the game sneakily led me down that alleyway path. I felt so at peace playing, beautiful snow, nice town, no living beings in sight.
"Wow, I have found my perfect game", I naively thought.
But then it all changed. The creepy wheelchair, the sudden darkness, the body, the sudden attack of those little monsters, feeling of helplessness…that was first part that made my heart race.
But at moment when it seems like you lost, you wake up in the bar.
"Phew, another soul" I thought…and then you got the gun and got to explore the town after killing that bird.
It felt nice exploring the town, the monsters were a bit scary, but I got used to the dogs and just shot them. I liked going in people's homes and collecting stuff.
But then I got to school…and then…then I got to hell world…and then I stopped playing for a while. The whole rusty atmosphere and demonic beings lurking in all corners with that terrifying radio sound…it was too much for me. I went to countryside to spend summer at my relatives and forgot about the game til I came back.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.