History Videogame / SilentHill2

11th Jun '17 12:59:27 AM Piterpicher
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* InNameOnly: The game has nothing at all to do with [[SilentHill1 the first game]] other than sharing a general setting and the concept of a place reflecting elements of a person's psyche. The evil cult, present in many other titles and usually central to their plots, is entirely absent here aside from some very vague references.

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* InNameOnly: The game has nothing at all to do with [[SilentHill1 [[VideoGame/SilentHill1 the first game]] other than sharing a general setting and the concept of a place reflecting elements of a person's psyche. The evil cult, present in many other titles and usually central to their plots, is entirely absent here aside from some very vague references.
10th Jun '17 7:59:38 PM bt8257
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Most fans and critics alike regard ''Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams''[[note]]''Restless Dreams'' is the North American subtitle of the game; ''Inner Fears'' is the European subtitle, and ''Poem of the Last Moment'' is the Japanese subtitle[[/note]], released in 2001 and the second game in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' franchise, as not only the apex of the ''Silent Hill'' series, but the greatest horror video game ever made, and also regularly as one of the greatest games ever made ''period''. This is primarily because of its intensely psychological and memorable storyline, its handling of metaphors and taboo topics, and the much-improved gameplay compared to the original. The game also features MultipleEndings based on James' [[KarmaMeter general behavior]] throughout the story (rather than on specific choices at certain junctions).

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Most fans and critics alike regard ''Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams''[[note]]''Restless Dreams'' is the North American subtitle of the game; ''Inner Fears'' is the European subtitle, and ''Poem of the Last Moment'' is the Japanese subtitle[[/note]], released in 2001 and the second game in the ''Franchise/SilentHill'' franchise, as not only the apex of the ''Silent Hill'' series, but the greatest horror video game ever made, and also regularly as one of the greatest games ever made ''period''. This is primarily because of its intensely psychological and memorable storyline, its handling of metaphors and taboo topics, and the much-improved gameplay compared to the original. The game also features has MultipleEndings based on James' [[KarmaMeter general behavior]] throughout the story (rather than on specific choices at certain junctions).



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!!''Silent Hill 2'' is a the trope namer for:
7th Jun '17 8:11:32 AM MarsJenkar
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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: For whatever reason, the dev team decided to avoid a particular UnwinnableByInsanity moment. If you somehow make it to the final boss (who flies and is thus immune to melee) without any ammo, [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/Ud39KTWnguU?t=10m32s it will run a special script, rapidly take damage, and die anyways]]]].

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: For whatever reason, the dev team decided to avoid a particular UnwinnableByInsanity moment. If you somehow make it to the final boss (who flies and is thus immune to melee) without any ammo, or run out of ammo during the fight, [[spoiler:[[https://youtu.be/Ud39KTWnguU?t=10m32s it will run a special script, rapidly take damage, and die anyways]]]].
7th Jun '17 7:56:16 AM MarsJenkar
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* ChainsawGood: In a NewGamePlus, you can find a chainsaw in the forested area near the beginning of the game.

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* ChainsawGood: In a NewGamePlus, you can find a chainsaw in the forested area near the beginning of the game. It's not great against [[GoddamnedBats Lying Figures and Creepers]], [[ImplacableMan Pyramid Head]], or enemies that need to be taken out at range (such as Flesh Lips or the final boss), but with good timing, it can shred basically anything else.
5th Jun '17 4:12:46 PM MarsJenkar
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** [[spoiler:James]] came to Silent Hill with the intention of committing suicide, although [[spoiler:he]] only goes through with it [[spoiler:in the In Water ending.]]

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** [[spoiler:James]] came to Silent Hill with the intention of committing suicide, although [[spoiler:he]] but only goes through with it [[spoiler:in the In Water ending.]]


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* LethalJokeWeapon: The plank. It's your starting weapon, and it's weaker than most of the weapons in the game, but unlike the other normal melee weapon in the game (the Steel Pipe), you can actually move while using it, letting James run circles around his enemies.
24th May '17 3:02:40 PM MarsJenkar
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* ViolationOfCommonSense: In the Historical Society, ''repeatedly'': "The hole's dark and I can't see anything. Will you jump down?" If you don't choose "yes", you can't proceed with the game.
22nd May '17 11:35:10 PM Hashil
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* GratuitousJapanese: James inexplicably speaks Japanese during the Dog Ending cutscene.
21st Apr '17 11:26:55 AM MarsJenkar
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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: The game heavily implies this trope. [[spoiler:When a player returns to the spot where they killed their first monster later in the game, they'll find it surrounded by police tape. Near the end, the motel keeps shifting between {{bizarrchitecture}} and its normal state. The letter from Mary also counts.]]

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* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: The game heavily implies this trope. [[spoiler:When a player returns to the spot where they killed their first monster later in the game, they'll find it surrounded by police tape. Near the end, the motel keeps shifting between {{bizarrchitecture}} and its normal state. The letter from Mary also counts.counts; shortly after James's last encounter with Eddie, the writing vanishes, then the stationery it was written on vanishes, then finally the envelope that contained the letter vanishes.]]
18th Apr '17 4:33:14 PM Stellarvore
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** It shifts back to a NightmareSequence albeit with less darkness and more water and [[SceneryGorn rot]] when James leaves room 312, after the revelation that he [[spoiler:killed Mary.]]
17th Apr '17 1:18:20 PM MarsJenkar
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* ApocalypticLog: Early in the game, James finds a series of notes written by a dead man, which chronicle his experiences with the monsters and tips on how to deal with them. Chillingly, the second-to-last note say only "Run away." The last only features more repetitions of "Run away!"

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* ApocalypticLog: Early in the game, James finds a series of notes written by a dead man, which chronicle his experiences with the monsters and tips on how to deal with them. Chillingly, the second-to-last note say says only "Run away." The last only features ''several'' more repetitions of "Run away!"



* GainaxEnding: Both the Dog Ending and the UFO Ending (the later only avalible in the Director's Cut, Greatest Hits and Silent Hill HD Collection versions). Keep in mind that both are [[PlayedforLaughs supossed to be jokes]] and can only be obtained in a NewGamePlus in normal conditions.

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* GainaxEnding: Both the Dog Ending and the UFO Ending (the later only avalible in the Director's Cut, Greatest Hits and Silent Hill HD Collection versions). Keep in mind that both are [[PlayedforLaughs supossed supposed to be jokes]] and can only be obtained in a NewGamePlus in normal conditions.



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler:Mary died only a few days ago -- from James smothering her with a pillow.]]

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* TomatoSurprise: TomatoInTheMirror: [[spoiler:Mary died only a few days ago -- from James smothering her with a pillow.pillow. James had forgotten he'd done this.]]


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* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: The final conversation in the "Leave" ending includes such a moment.
--> '''James:''' [[spoiler:The truth is...I ''hated'' you. I wanted you out of the way. I wanted my life back!]]\\
[[spoiler:'''Mary:''' If that were true...then why do you look so sad?]]
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