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Katie Plays Stuff: Silent Hill, Part 4

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Well, now we’re on part 4, which I’m thinking should about wrap this up. This time, I want to talk about the game’s influences, as well as other versions and adaptations, as well as some other media I think are kind of like the game. Probably not so much in this post, but

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Also, for a couple of items, I can’t really talk about their influence without spoiling the shit out of them, so there’s that too. Particularly the section about Jacob’s Ladder.

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Katie Plays Stuff: Silent Hill, Part 3

Last time, we went over the characters of the game and what makes them tick. This time, I want to take a look at two of the most important elements of the game: the fog world, the otherworld, and the monsters that reside there.

As per usual:

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(Seriously, though, there is some discussion of sexual assault in particular that some folks may find triggering.)

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Katie Plays Stuff: Silent Hill, Part 1

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So, I’ve decided I’m going to try something new. Instead of posting game reviews (at least for now), I’m going to focus my gaming posts more on writing posts about games that are already pretty well-established, or that I just like for some reason. These will be more like analyses than game reviews, and will go under the Katie Play Stuff tag (which I used to use for game reviews, but I think it fits stuff like this more).

I’ve decided to start with one of my absolute favorite horror games: Silent Hill. Naturally, there will be spoilers (as much as one can be said to spoil an almost 20 year old video game, anyway). Also, there are a number of uncomfortable themes, such as abuse and the loss of a child (not to mention a metric fuckton of blood and random corpses), so if that kind of thing bothers you, you might want to sit this one out.

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They aren’t kidding.

I’m going to split this up, otherwise the post will get ridiculously long, so I’m going to start with a summary of the game’s plot. As can be expected, there will be spoilers after this point (as much as one can spoil a popular, almost 20-year-old game), so I would recommend tracking and playing the game first if you can.

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