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The second installment in the Silent Hill series, Silent Hill 2 centers on James Sunderland, a widower who journeys to Oluwa Lagboju Le - King Sunny Ade & His African Beats - Ajoo town after receiving a letter from his dead wife informing him that she is waiting there for him. It was published in Septemberand an extended version containing an extra bonus scenario, Born from a Wishand other additions was published for Xbox in December of the same year.
Init was ported to Windows. Its narrative was inspired by the Russian novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevskyand some of the influences on the game's artistic style include the work of film directors David CronenbergDavid FincherDavid Lynchand Alfred Hitchcock ; cultural references to history, films and literature can be found in the game. Psychological elements, such as the gradual disappearance of Mary's letter, the more humanoid monster designs, and Interlude Part 11 - PD3* / Points Proven - Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? holes, were incorporated into the game.
Silent Hill 2 received critical acclaim. Within the month of its release in North America, Japan, and Europe, over one million copies were sold, with the greatest number of sales in North America. It is often considered the greatest horror game ever made and among the greatest video games of all timepraised for its story, use of metaphorssymbolismpsychological horror and taboo topics, soundtrackatmosphere, graphics, monster designs, and sound design.
However, it received Laura Plays the Piano - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill 2 (Original Soundtracks) for its controls despite their improvement over the previous game's. The objective of Silent Hill 2 is to guide player characterJames Sunderland, through the monster-filled town of Silent Hill as he searches for his deceased wife. The game Sesame Street - Mr.
Pickwick And The Funlearn Company - Sing Sesame Street a third-person viewwith various camera angles. Much of the gameplay consists of navigating the town and finding keys or other items to bypass doors or other obstructions, with less focus on killing enemies.
While not focusing on the characters and plot threads of the first Silent Hill gameSilent Hill 2 takes place in the series' namesake Laura Plays the Piano - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill 2 (Original Soundtracks)located in the northeastern United States. Maria claims that she has never met or seen Mary, and because she is frightened by the monsters, James allows her to follow him. Following Laura to a hospital and searching for her there at Maria's insistence, James and Maria are ambushed by the monster Pyramid Headand Maria is killed while James escapes.
She claims ignorance of their previous encounter and discusses elements of James' and Mary's past that only Mary would know. James sets off to find a way to free Maria but returns to find her dead again. When Eddie attacks him, James kills him in self-defense.
At the hotel, James locates a videotape which depicts him euthanizing his dying wife, and Mary's letter becomes a blank piece of paper. In another room, a final meeting with Angela sees her giving up on life, unable to cope with her trauma.
She walks into a fire and is not seen again. James realizes that Pyramid Head was created because he needed someone to punish Laura Plays the Piano - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill 2 (Original Soundtracks)and all the monsters are manifestations of his psyche.
The envelope from Mary disappears and both Pyramid Heads commit suicide. Silent Hill 2 features six endings; Konami has kept their canonicity ambiguous. Born from a Wish is a side-story scenario in the special editions and re-releases of the game in which the player takes control of Maria shortly before she and James meet at Silent Hill.
After waking up in the town with a gun and contemplating suicideshe resolves to find someone. Ernest refuses to let Maria into the room he is in and will only talk to her through its closed door. After Maria completes tasks for him, Ernest warns her about James, whom he describes as a "bad man".
At the conclusion of the scenario, Maria contemplates suicide once more, but ultimately resolves to find James. Development of Silent Hill 2 began in Junedirectly after the completion of its predecessor. As it was unable to gather information on the then-unannounced GameCube and Xbox consoles, they began production of the game for the PlayStation Laura Plays the Piano - Akira Yamaoka - Silent Hill 2 (Original Soundtracks) . Producer Akihiro Imamura stated that the decision was also influenced by "a wish from the business section that we move rapidly on the PS2.
You know, it is currently the market focus". Silent Hill 2 shared the same atmosphere of psychological horror as the first Silent Hill game. For example, as a monster approaches the player character, its shadow cast on the wall by the flashlight grows. For example, the monster Pyramid Head was based on the executioners of the town's fictional history and is intended to be a punisher for James. Silent Hill 2 also incorporates some references to real-life events.
In the original scenario, the developers designed Maria and James with dual personalities: Maria's other personality was "Mary", a reference to Mary Jane KellyJack the Ripper 's last victim, while James' was "Joseph", a reference to one of the Jack the Ripper suspects.
Akira Yamaoka composed the music for Silent Hill 2. An extended version of the game was published for Xbox in North America on December 20,Japan on February 22,and Europe on October 14, This revised version was ported back to the PlayStation 2 and subtitled Director's Cut in Europe, but was not subtitled in North America, and was simply released under the " Greatest Hits " banner.
Silent Hill 2 received critical acclaim, selling over one million copies in the month of its release in North America, Japan and Europe, with the most units sold in North America. Silent Hill 2 received praise from video game journalists at the time of its release and in retrospect. Andy Greenwald of Spin magazine praised it as a frightening but "restrained" game. In his review of the game he commented, "Silent Hill 2 is the game I replay every now and again to remind myself that for all the shiny brown, quick-time event, RPG element space marines, gaming is still worth defending," and that "It's a fascinating voyage of pain and despair that leaves you emotionally drained and satisfied.
The graphics and atmosphere of Silent Hill 2 were praised by reviewers, who highlighted the smooth transitions from computer-generated CG to in-game cutscenes and the sense of claustrophobia caused by the fog. Reactions to the Xbox port were also positive. Reviewers have written that the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions were mostly similar, except for the Born from a Wish side-scenario found in the Xbox version. Allen Rausch of GameSpy considered the PC port overall to be "[a] fantastic translation of Konami's stylish and scary survival-horror game".
Silent Hill 2 is often considered to be among one of the best video games for its narrative. It ranked first on X-Play 's list of the scariest games of all time in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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