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Submitted by Tolkoto 195d ago | article

Save me: The symbolism of Silent Hill’s save points

Jody Macgregor via GamesBeat: Silent Hill: Downpour — the eighth game in the horror series that defines “brown trouser time” — had no save points. Instead, it autosaved for you. I’m normally not a fan of save points in horror games, where artificial, mood-breaking reminders that you’re playing a game are especially out of place. But when they were gone in Silent Hill, I missed them. The save points in this series aren’t just places to breathe easy and decide whether you’re too scared to go to sleep yet. Each of them says something about the themes of that particular game or gives insight into its protagonist. (Culture, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Silent Hill: Downpour, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360)

Sadie2100  +   195d ago
This was so well-written. The writer knows what he's talking about with Silent Hill.
wita  +   195d ago
I kinda miss save points. Kinda.
Tolkoto  +   195d ago
I've always liked the JRPG approach; having save points in dungeons but letting you save anywhere in the overworld.
SteamPowered  +   195d ago
I miss the old Resident Evil games where you couldnt save unless you had ink for your typewriter. That alone kept me in constant fear. "should I save, I only got 1 spool left, Oh my god, what should I do?!!" And thats IF you found a typewriter.
NarooN  +   195d ago
Trying to trek half-way across Raccoon City with hardly any health items left, a handful of handgun rounds and one ink ribbon left, constantly worrying whether or not Nemesis would do a backflip out of nowhere and start firing rockets at you...

Never forget.
PersonMan  +   195d ago
I miss Silent Hill 3.
SolidGear3  +   194d ago
My favorite of the series
PersonMan  +   194d ago
There are so many memorable parts to SH3. Also, it's surprising how well that game has aged. It still looks and plays great TODAY, and that's pretty amazing.

I still get really creeped out by it. The artwork is also fantastic.

It's too bad they butchered the HD remake... ugh. I'd rather play it on PS2 any day.

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