History VideoGame / SilentHillHomecoming

13th Jun '17 9:33:51 AM MarsJenkar
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** Part of the ApocalypticLog from the second game is quoted verbatim in the NightmareSequence; specifically the part about enemies being attracted to light.
4th Jun '17 1:19:55 PM MarsJenkar
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* BittersweetEnding: The Good ending. [[spoiler:Alex and Elle escape alive, and Alex has come to terms with his past actions, but Joshua is still dead, the missing people from Shepherd's Glen are not found and are likely dead, and Shepherd's Glen itself is likely a total loss. Depending on your actions at the end, Wheeler may or may not be alive.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The Good ending. [[spoiler:Alex and Elle escape alive, and Alex has come to terms with his past actions, but Joshua is still dead, several other people from the town have died in front of you, the missing people from Shepherd's Glen are not found and are likely dead, and Shepherd's Glen itself is likely a total loss. Depending on your actions at the end, Wheeler may or may not be alive.]]
4th Jun '17 1:09:19 PM MarsJenkar
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* DressingAsTheEnemy: Subverted. You don one of the miner outfits, but you're recognized very quickly.
3rd Jun '17 5:16:15 PM MarsJenkar
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* PressXToNotDie: Quite a few cases, though at least one in Hell Descent is a subversion--you get the prompt, and to continue you do need to press the button, but no matter how long you wait, you don't actually die if you fail to press the button.
3rd Jun '17 10:59:40 AM MarsJenkar
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* YouWouldntBelieveMeIfIToldYou: One of Alex's possible responses to Deputy Wheeler's question about how Mayor Bartlett died. Wheeler insists on hearing the real story, though, and [[ButThouMust Alex has to tell the truth anyway]]. Thankfully, Wheeler's seen enough that he actually ''does'' believe the story.
3rd Jun '17 6:28:14 AM MarsJenkar
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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: [[spoiler:Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order. Partly justified with Bartlett, since he's drunk by the time you finally get to speak with him.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The Good ending. [[spoiler:Alex and Elle escape alive, and Alex has come to terms with his past actions, but Joshua is still dead, Shepherd's Glen is likely a total loss (heavily InferredHolocaust), and so many people have died.]]
* BodyHorror: All of the monsters, in true SilentHill fashion. [[VaginaDentata Lurkers]], [[TwoBeingsOneBody Siams]], and [[Film/TheHumanCentipede Asphyxia]] come to mind.

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* BeAsUnhelpfulAsPossible: [[spoiler:Everyone but Wheeler and Alex knows something about whats going on in Silent Hill, but refuse to give any helpful advise advice to Alex. Justified with Judge Holloway, as she has already defected to The Order. Partly justified with Bartlett, since he's drunk by the time you finally get to speak with him.]]
* BittersweetEnding: The Good ending. [[spoiler:Alex and Elle escape alive, and Alex has come to terms with his past actions, but Joshua is still dead, the missing people from Shepherd's Glen are not found and are likely dead, and Shepherd's Glen itself is likely a total loss (heavily InferredHolocaust), and so many people have died.loss. Depending on your actions at the end, Wheeler may or may not be alive.]]
* BodyHorror: All of the monsters, in true SilentHill Franchise/SilentHill fashion. [[VaginaDentata Lurkers]], [[TwoBeingsOneBody Siams]], and [[Film/TheHumanCentipede Asphyxia]] come to mind.
30th May '17 8:41:14 AM MarsJenkar
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* BittersweetEnding: The Good ending. [[spoiler:Alex and Elle escape alive, and Alex has come to terms with his past actions, but Joshua is still dead, Shepherd's Glen is likely a total loss (heavily InferredHolocaust), and so many people have died.]]



* CutsceneBoss: Downplayed with [[spoiler:Judge Holloway]]; this boss "fight" is a sequence of two PressXToNotDie prompts (of the button mashing variety) back to back.



* IHaveManyNames: It's specifically stated that the Bogeyman is known by many names.



* KillTheOnesYouLove: In order to have a chance at getting the good ending, you have to [[spoiler:[[MercyKill kill Alex's mother in order to stop her suffering]]]].
** Also, [[spoiler:Mayor Bartlett and Doctor Fitch were forced to sacrifice their own children as part of the pact. Judge Holloway did the same; however, unlike the former two, she didn't feel guilty about killing Nora.]]


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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Mayor Bartlett and Doctor Fitch]] are killed by [[spoiler:the vengeful spirits of the children they sacrificed]]. A third character narrowly escapes this, [[DoubleSubversion but is later killed]] [[spoiler:when she gets her own power drill turned on her by Alex, after she had attempted to kill Alex with it]].
* KillTheOnesYouLove: In order to have a chance at getting the good ending, you have to [[spoiler:[[MercyKill kill Alex's mother in order to stop her suffering]]]].
** Also, [[spoiler:Mayor Bartlett and Doctor Fitch were forced to sacrifice their own children as part of the pact. Judge Holloway did the same; however, unlike the former two, she didn't feel guilty about killing Nora.]]
26th May '17 11:45:44 AM TwilightLord
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** There's also a point at which Alex has to jump down a hole, and another where he descends a long staircase into darkness, which are also things James did in his game.
** Quite a few references to the movie abound as well, so much so that some have dubbed this ''Silent Hill the Movie: The Game''. The cutscene that introduces the Smog enemy looks identical to the introduction of the Armless Man from the movie, the Nurses look like they did in the movie, the Bogeyman resembles the movie's version of Pyramid Head, and the church is the same as the church from the movie. The Otherworld transition also looks identical to how it was depicted in the movie.
** Some of the achievements are also these, including Shades of James (Defeated 1 Siam), Eddie's Legacy (Defeated 1 Feral), Kaufmann's Handiwork (Found 1 Serum), Alchemilla's Finest (Defeated 1 Nurse) and The Old Gods Haven't Left This Place (Complete game on HARD difficulty).
28th Apr '17 3:12:06 PM MarsJenkar
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* CellPhonesAreUseless: As in previous entries in the series, nearby monsters cause interference with radio signals, manifesting as static. In previous entries, the radio carried by the protagonist was noted as "broken" (and therefore ''only'' useful for monster detection), but this time Alex is carrying a working two-way radio that he occasionally uses to communicate with others. At least once, Alex actually loses contact with someone because a monster gets too close and disrupts the signal. Interestingly, the Order members are ''not'' counted as monsters (as they seem to actually be human), and so do not interfere with the radio.



* CreepyChild: Josh, Alex's missing brother who's always running away whenever he sees him and acts rather hostile to him during the few times he speaks. Of course, this being a Silent Hill game, we can't always trust what we see to be real; by most accounts, every time we see Josh in a flashback or some such, he's a pretty nice kid. The Josh we see in-game is a manifestation.

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* CreepyChild: Josh, Alex's missing brother who's always running away whenever he sees him and acts rather hostile to him during the few times he speaks. Of course, this being a Silent Hill game, we can't always trust what we see to be real; by most accounts, every time we see Josh in a flashback or some such, he's a pretty nice kid. The [[spoiler:The Josh we see in-game is a manifestation.]]



** [[spoiler:Alex's mother]] will suffer a particularly nasty death if the player doesn't select the option to [[spoiler:shoot her and put her out of her misery]].

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** [[spoiler:Alex's mother]] will suffer a particularly nasty death if the player doesn't select the option to [[spoiler:shoot her and put her out of her misery]]. The former's fate isn't easy to watch even if one ''does'' select that option, but at least then [[spoiler:she's already dead when the nasty part happens]].



** [[spoiler:Judge Holloway]] ends up with [[spoiler:her own drill shoved through the bottom of her jaw]].

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** [[spoiler:Judge Holloway]] ends up with [[spoiler:her own drill shoved through the bottom of her jaw]].jaw]], though Alex can suffer a similar fate if the player fails the PressXToNotDie prompt.
16th Apr '17 10:48:04 PM MarsJenkar
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* WhamShot: Examining the list of sacrifices for [[spoiler:the Shepherd family reveals that it was ''Alex'', not Joshua, who was supposed to be sacrificed]].
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