Little Silent HillJanuary 5, 2007
“Ma! I’m home!”
Onder Skall reports from Little Silent Hill, Braunworth 42, 119, 179 (Mature)
When was there ever a more potent gaming experience than Silent Hill for Playstation? Those of us who experienced it were left with a permanent mark on our souls. There was never anything as chilling, heart-wrenching and all around haunting as this. Could anything ever compare?
The sequels, overall, were amazing as well. That movie could have been better but, hey, it has the name Silent Hill on it so I got a copy anyhow. There’s no stopping a fanboy.
Today I discovered the Second Life homage to the series: Little Silent Hill. They’ve built the motel, the church, the burger place, and the bar. No idea why they bothered to build the bar, but… whatever.
I struggled a lot with this build. I really wanted it to be better than it was, frankly. While the motel couldn’t have been better and the burger place was alright, the church was dramatically reduced in scale. I could have easily dealt with the removal of the burger place in favor of a full-scale church. It was one of the most dramatic settings in the story, and seems oddly diminished here even though the textures are great.
Apart from that, I really wanted a section that was filled catwalks, chains and bizarre flesh monsters. There’s nothing like that here. In fact… there’s really not much to the place at all. I’m a bit crushed. At LEAST give me a Pyramid Head!
I tossed a Linden into the well to donate towards the sim they want to build, but if they really want to make a full-scale go of it, they had better bring their A-game! Come on guys, no messing around! This is Silent Hill! It’s sacred man!
Or… not sacred but… what’s the opposite of sacred?