History VideoGame / SilentHillShatteredMemories

1st Aug '16 12:43:57 PM dotchan
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* AbandonedHospital: A staple of the series returns.

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* AbandonedHospital: A The staple of the series returns.is back again, complete with spooky atmosphere and jump scares.



* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The entire game was just Cheryl's fragmenting fantasy of her dad surviving his car crash years earlier. In TheStinger, you even see the childhood mementos various characters and locations came from.]]

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* AllJustADream: [[spoiler:The The entire game was just Cheryl's [[spoiler: Cheryl's]] fragmenting fantasy of [[spoiler: her dad surviving his the car crash that, in reality, killed him years earlier. ago]]. In TheStinger, you even see the childhood mementos (if you picked up any) that various characters and locations came from.]]



* BittersweetEnding: The best ending. [[spoiler: Cheryl finally accepts the brutal truth that she never really knew her father and what she's been remembering was a fantasy created by a traumatized child. On the hand, it's implied she will finally move on with her own life and mend her relationship with Dahlia.]]
** Of the four endings, the one where [[spoiler:Harry and Dahlia get a divorce is probably the happiest since its clear they both still love Cheryl regardless of their loss of love for each other. And its the only ending that doesn't portray either of them in a particularly poor light.]]
* BodyHorror: The Raw Shocks all exhibit more or less of this, especially depending on how you play.

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* BittersweetEnding: The best ending. [[spoiler: Cheryl Cheryl]] finally accepts the brutal truth that she [[spoiler: she]] never really knew [[spoiler: her father father]] and what she's [[spoiler: she's]] been remembering was a fantasy created by a traumatized child. On the hand, it's implied she that [[spoiler: she]] will finally move on with her [[spoiler: her]] own life and [[spoiler: mend her relationship with Dahlia.]]
Dahlia]].
** Of the four endings, the one where [[spoiler:Harry and Dahlia Dahlia]] get a divorce is probably the happiest since its clear they both still love Cheryl [[spoiler: Cheryl]] regardless of their loss of love for each other. And other, and its the only ending that doesn't portray either of them in a particularly poor light.]]
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* BodyHorror: The Raw Shocks all exhibit more or less of this, especially depending on how you play.play; Raw Shocks that are [[spoiler: in transition between "states"]] are especially odd-looking..



* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Harry was just a manifestation of his daughter Cheryl, who didn't want to accept he had died years ago.]]

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* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Harry [[spoiler:Harry]] was just a manifestation of [[spoiler: his daughter Cheryl, Cheryl's delusions]], who didn't want to accept he that [[spoiler: he]] had died years ago.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It turns out that Harry died in a car wreck when Cheryl was a little girl. The Harry that the player has been controlling is actually a figment of an adult Cheryl's imagination created to help cope with his death. And then, depending on how you play the game, additional scenes may also reveal that the real Harry was an abusive drunk, a coward, or an adulterer who slept with hookers.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:It It turns out that [[spoiler: Harry died in a car wreck when Cheryl was a little girl. girl]]. The Harry [[spoiler: Harry]] that the player has been controlling is actually [[spoiler: a figment of an adult Cheryl's imagination created to help cope with his death. death]]. And then, depending on how you play the game, additional scenes may also reveal that the [[spoiler:the real Harry was an abusive drunk, a coward, or an adulterer who slept with hookers.]]



* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose regular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers. The "Dahlia" who seduces the resurrected Harry also looks --- and sounds --- exactly like Cheryl would if she died her hair black.]]

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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl [[spoiler:Cheryl]] is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, [[spoiler: Harry]], to the point that in [[in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she history]], [[spoiler: she]] even seduces her [[spoiler: her]] middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose regular client uses her [[spoiler: her]] as an outlet for [[spoiler: his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter.daughter]]. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers. The [[spoiler: "Dahlia" who seduces the resurrected Harry also also]] looks --- and sounds --- exactly like [[spoiler: Cheryl would if she died dyed her hair black.]]black]].



** The girl who constantly shoplifts from the mall and ends up defensively stabbing a security guard. [[spoiler:Turns out to most likely be Cheryl]]. She does appear to show remorse for it, however.

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** The girl (probably [[spoiler: Cheryl]]) who constantly shoplifts from the mall and ends up defensively stabbing a security guard. [[spoiler:Turns out to most likely be Cheryl]].guard. She does appear to show remorse for it, however.



* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Dahlia and Cheryl]] are channeling [[SilentHill3 Heather's]] character design. [[spoiler:Never mind that Cheryl's full name is Cheryl Heather Mason.]]

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* {{Expy}}: [[spoiler:Dahlia and Cheryl]] are channeling [[SilentHill3 Heather's]] character design. [[spoiler:Never mind that designed similarly to [[spoiler: Heather]] from ''VideoGame/SilentHill3''. [[spoiler: And Cheryl's full name is Cheryl Heather Mason.]]



** The last nightmare chase actually has ''two'' instances of these. [[spoiler:First, no matter how hard you fight them off, the Raw Shocks WILL eventually wear you down. It looks like this is the end...until the ice breaks, and the Raw Shocks fall in the lake and drown. You then begin swimming towards the lighthouse, but no matter how fast you press the buttons, Harry WILL run out of energy and drown, only to be hauled onto the shore by Cybil.]]

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** The In the last nightmare chase actually has ''two'' instances of these. [[spoiler:First, no matter how hard you fight them off, chase, [[spoiler: Harry]] cannot [[spoiler: outrun the Raw Shocks WILL eventually wear you down. It looks like this is the end...until Shocks, who only stop being a threat in a cutscene where the ice breaks, cracks and the Raw Shocks they fall in into the lake and drown. You then begin water]]; [[spoiler: he]] is also incapable of [[spoiler: swimming towards all the lighthouse, way to shore]], but no matter how fast you press the buttons, Harry WILL run out of energy and drown, only to be hauled onto the shore by Cybil.]][[spoiler: Cybil]] rescues him.



** Many of the mementos contain foreshadowing on brilliant levels of subtlety.
*** There's the Modern Prometheus memento, which is a Frankenstein's monster toy. [[spoiler:In his last scene, Kaufmann says that what Cheryl thinks of Harry is a Frankenstein's monster made of memories]].

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** Many of the mementos contain foreshadowing on brilliant levels of subtlety.
*** There's
subtlety. (For example, there's the Modern Prometheus memento, which is a Frankenstein's monster toy. [[spoiler:In his last scene, Kaufmann says that what Cheryl thinks of Harry is a Frankenstein's monster made of memories]].)



%%* FramingDevice

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%%* FramingDevice* FramingDevice: The game is presented as a series of therapy sessions, with Harry's point of view [[spoiler: supposedly being told in flashback]].



* IncestSubtext: [[spoiler:ParentalIncest in this case.]]

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* IncestSubtext: [[spoiler:ParentalIncest in In this case.]]case, ParentalIncest because of [[spoiler: Cheryl's]] ElectraComplex.



%%* LivingMemory: [[spoiler:Harry]]

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%%* * LivingMemory: [[spoiler:Harry]]It's unclear whether [[spoiler: Harry]] is one or everything we saw in the game was the result of [[spoiler: Cheryl]] being an UnreliableNarrator.



** The title of the game could be this. [[spoiler:After all, the (likely false) memories Cheryl has of her father get shattered in the psychiatrist's office.]]

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** The title of the game could be this. [[spoiler:After After all, the [[spoiler: (likely false) false)]] memories Cheryl [[spoiler: Cheryl]] has of [[spoiler: her father father]] get shattered [[spoiler: in the psychiatrist's office.]]



* MindScrew: [[spoiler:Harry was dead all along and his adventure through Silent Hill takes place in Cheryl's mind.]]

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* MindScrew: [[spoiler:Harry [[spoiler:Harry]] was dead all along and his adventure through Silent Hill only takes place in Cheryl's mind.]][[spoiler: Cheryl's]] mind. Maybe.



* MultipleEndings: A continued Silent Hill tradition.

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* MultipleEndings: A continued In Silent Hill tradition.tradition, there are several endings that paint a different light as to [[spoiler: what sort of parent Harry was]], as well as a silly ending.



** [[spoiler:One introduction to Lisa has Harry encounter her near a crashed car, while Lisa is weeping with a bloody face.]]
** When Harry looks up Cheryl's high school records at Midwich, her full name turns out to be Cheryl [[SilentHill3 Heather]] Mason.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Kaufman. Psychiatric therapists are ''not'' supposed to have alcohol affecting their judgement when treating a patient.

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** [[spoiler:One One introduction to Lisa [[spoiler: Lisa]] has Harry encounter her [[spoiler: her]] near a crashed car, while [[spoiler: Lisa is weeping with a bloody face.face reminiscent of the way she died in ''VideoGame/SilentHill1''.]]
** When Harry looks up Cheryl's high school records at Midwich, her full name turns out to be [[spoiler: Cheryl [[SilentHill3 Heather]] Mason.
Mason]].
* INeedAFreakingDrink: Kaufman. Psychiatric therapists are ''not'' supposed to have alcohol affecting their judgement when treating a patient.patient or have that much alcohol sitting around when it's possible that one or more patients have addiction issues.



* OffModel: Deliberately invoked. Appearances and mannerisms for Cybil, Michelle, and Dahlia will change depending on the player's actions.

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* OffModel: OffModel[=/=]ArtShift: Deliberately invoked. Appearances In addition to everybody who showed up in previous Silent Hill titles looking slightly different and much better detailed in this version, appearances and mannerisms for Cybil, Michelle, and Dahlia will change depending on the player's actions.



* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The Midwich principal's PC.

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* ThePasswordIsAlwaysSwordfish: The Midwich principal's PC.PC is locked behind a password, but the principal left hints to what said password is with sticky notes.



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Kaufmann's patient is actually Cheryl; Harry has been dead for years.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Kaufmann's Kaufmann's patient is actually [[spoiler: Cheryl; Harry has been dead for years.]]



* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Harry learns he doesn't exist and is just one of Cheryl's delusions.]]
* TomatoSurprise: The therapist's appointments lead you to believe [[spoiler:you are either in control of yourself or Harry]], but the camera is always in the first person. After the twist, the camera turns to see who has been sitting in the chair - [[spoiler:it's Cheryl, looking like a dark-haired version of her [[SilentHill3 SH3]] self]].

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* TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Harry [[spoiler:Harry]] learns [[spoiler: he doesn't exist exist]] and is [[spoiler: just one of Cheryl's delusions.]]
* TomatoSurprise: The therapist's appointments lead you to believe [[spoiler:you are either in control of yourself or Harry]], but while the camera is always in the first person. After the twist, the camera turns to see who has been sitting in the chair - [[spoiler:it's Cheryl, it's [[spoiler: Cheryl]], looking like [[spoiler: a dark-haired version of her [[SilentHill3 SH3]] self]].



* TooDumbToLive: Lisa, who, instead of having her injuries from a crash tended to, [[spoiler:went home, took some pills, and went to sleep]]. Anyone who knows about concussions knows that [[spoiler:sleeping alone without someone to monitor you isn't a very good idea]]. As a nurse, she ''especially'' should have known this. Then again, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance Cheryl might not have known this]]]].

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* TooDumbToLive: Lisa, [[spoiler: Lisa]] is a nurse who, instead of having her injuries from a crash tended to, [[spoiler:went home, took some pills, and went to sleep]]. Anyone who knows about concussions knows that [[spoiler:sleeping alone without someone to monitor you isn't a very good idea]]. As a nurse, she ''especially'' after being in an accident, should have known this. Then again, [[spoiler:[[FridgeBrilliance better than to [[spoiler: go home, take some pills from someone she just met, and fall asleep]] rather than have [[spoiler: her]] injuries examined, as [[spoiler: she]] could've had a concussion. Granted, it's [[spoiler: Harry, or Cheryl might not have known this]]]].imagining herself as Harry]] who gives [[spoiler: Lisa]] said pills and watches [[spoiler: her]] die, but it's still unusually careless on [[spoiler: Lisa's]] part.



* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Harry walking into Dr. Kaufman's office, despite you being in first person and supposedly him.]]

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* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Harry Harry]] walking into Dr. Kaufman's office, despite you being in and then the camera pans around and shows the first person and supposedly him.]]perspective to have belonged to [[spoiler: Cheryl]].
29th Jul '16 1:37:25 AM JUANDELACRUZ
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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose regular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers.]]

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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose regular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers. The "Dahlia" who seduces the resurrected Harry also looks --- and sounds --- exactly like Cheryl would if she died her hair black.]]



* IncestSubtext: [[spoiler:ParentalIncest in this case.]]



* InvincibleMinorMinion: The Raw Shocks, who are also the only enemy in the game.
11th Mar '16 6:54:23 PM ironballs16
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* WhamLine: A rare ''three''-fer.

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* WhamLine: A rare ''three''-fer.Four times in one playthrough.



** One near the end - [[spoiler:"But Harry Mason was killed in a car crash 18 years ago!"]]

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** One near the end - [[spoiler:"But [[spoiler:"I believe you think you're Harry Mason. Hell, I believe you '''are''' Harry Mason! But Harry Mason was killed in a car crash 18 years ago!"]]
21st Dec '15 5:50:21 PM eroock
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''Silent Hill: Shattered Memories'', a 2009 re-imagining of ''SilentHill1'', keeps the underlying story the same: following an accident that leaves his car totaled, Harry Mason searches for his missing daughter, Cheryl, in the seemingly-abandoned town of Silent Hill.

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''Silent Hill: Shattered Memories'', a 2009 re-imagining of ''SilentHill1'', ''VideoGame/SilentHill1'', keeps the underlying story the same: following an accident that leaves his car totaled, Harry Mason searches for his missing daughter, Cheryl, in the seemingly-abandoned town of Silent Hill.
21st Dec '15 5:48:51 PM eroock
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'''''Silent Hill: Shattered Memories''''', a 2009 re-imagining of ''SilentHill1'', keeps the underlying story the same: following an accident that leaves his car totaled, Harry Mason searches for his missing daughter, Cheryl, in the seemingly-abandoned town of Silent Hill.

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'''''Silent ''Silent Hill: Shattered Memories''''', Memories'', a 2009 re-imagining of ''SilentHill1'', keeps the underlying story the same: following an accident that leaves his car totaled, Harry Mason searches for his missing daughter, Cheryl, in the seemingly-abandoned town of Silent Hill.
10th Oct '15 6:13:25 PM theknack101
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* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Harry walking into Dr. Kaufman's office, ''despite being dead''.]]

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* WhamShot: [[spoiler: Harry walking into Dr. Kaufman's office, ''despite despite you being dead''.in first person and supposedly him.]]
9th Oct '15 11:14:09 PM theknack101
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Added DiffLines:

** Of the four endings, the one where [[spoiler:Harry and Dahlia get a divorce is probably the happiest since its clear they both still love Cheryl regardless of their loss of love for each other. And its the only ending that doesn't portray either of them in a particularly poor light.]]
17th Sep '15 3:17:14 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose rgular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers.]]

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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose rgular regular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers.]]
12th Jul '15 9:25:36 PM Kuruni
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->''"I love my daddy! *static* I love my daddy! *static* [[BrokenRecord I love my daddy!]]"''

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->''"I love my daddy! *static* I love my daddy! *static* [[BrokenRecord I love my daddy!]]"''
daddy!"''
12th Jul '15 9:24:55 PM Kuruni
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* ElectraComplex: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose rgular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers.]]



* FramingDevice

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* %%* FramingDevice



* LivingMemory: [[spoiler:Harry]]

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* %%* LivingMemory: [[spoiler:Harry]]



** In a WhatCouldHaveBeen example with a good dose of {{Squick}}, Harry and Cheryl were originally supposed to be named ''[[spoiler:[[{{Lolita}} Humbert and Dolores]].]]''



* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler:Cheryl is emotionally and sexually obsessed with Harry, to the point that in one of the three possible versions of her personal history, she even seduces her middle-aged homeroom teacher and later becomes a prostitute whose rgular client uses her as an outlet for his own incestuous feelings toward his own daughter. In the said scenario, all of the other major female characters in Silent Hill also expressly state that they are attracted to men who remind them of their own fathers.]]
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