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    River AcheronMar 26, 2024 at 10:51 am

    You don’t like Bloober and you are not a fan of the Silent Hill franchise anyway.

    Why even do an article about it when you clearly dislike psychological horror? Resident Evil certainly seems to be more your speed.

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      Om DigheMar 31, 2024 at 1:40 am

      I would like to first mention that there was A LOT of stuff that had to be removed from my initial draft of this piece due to the sheer length of it, and I unfortunately think that some of the stuff that was cut may have made some of my statements a bit less clear, and I do apologize for that.

      When I said that I’m not the biggest “Silent Hill” fan, I should have clarified that it’s because I haven’t played that many games in the franchise. I had only played “Silent Hill 2,” which I do love. It has such a fantastic sense of atmosphere and dread, and the story and themes are definitely some of the best of any game I’ve played. I have not played as many games in the series as I would like, but I absolutely love the world and themes of the series, so even though I’m not the biggest fan, it does hold a very special place in my heart.

      As for your claim that I don’t like psychological horror, I would like to say that this is not the case at all. Sure, I do love the less cerebral, goofy stuff like “Resident Evil,” but I also enjoy something that’s so much more. When it comes to psychological horror, I have more experience when it comes to films, with “Rosemary’s Baby” and “Hereditary” being a couple of examples that I’m fond of. When it comes to video games of the genre, I really enjoy “Amnesia: The Dark Descent,” “Outlast 2” and “Blair Witch,” the latter of which I had given a brief mention in my initial draft. (I’d also recommend playing “Visage” if you haven’t. It’s one of many indie horror titles that was heavily inspired by “P.T.,” and I think it’s great and genuinely scary as hell.)

      As for your note that I don’t like Bloober Team… yeah, I got nothing there. They’re a studio that I really want to love, and I keep coming back for more everytime they make a new game. I bought the original “Layers of Fear” back when it was in early access, and I loved the atmosphere, tone, story and music, but it felt repetitive after a while. Same thing goes for “>_observer,” but I’m currently trying to play the “System Redux” remaster, as I do want to give it another shot. I will say that “Layers of Fear 2,” “Blair Witch” and “The Medium” are all pretty big leaps in terms of quality (in my opinion).

      My gripes with them doing a “Silent Hill 2” remake is that I feel like they’re not quite there yet, but that’s also just me. I could be extremely wrong, and I’d be perfectly happy with that. I’m just very doubtful personally.

      Apologies if this reply was long or came off as just one big “um, actually.” Just wanted to kinda clear things up and further explain where I’m coming from.