This level was such a mindfuck to me the first time I played it. I remember thinking I was back in the hospital again at first but I didn't understand why I didn't have a map and why I was seeing hallways and rooms I didn't see before. When I went through one of the doors and wound up at the Green Lion antique shop I really didn't know what to think then. Where was I at? I had no clue. Then when I saved and it told me I was "Nowhere" I was like "What?! Nowhere? I have to be somewhere. I'm here aren't I? That's somewhere. How can I be nowhere?" Yeah that level got me good. It's still my favorite Silent Hill level so far. Anyone else get freaked out by Nowhere?
Yea, Nowhere was just another example of the "what the fuck" effect that Silent Hill did so well. The way the atmosphere, convoluted story, and mind bending places you end up all mixed together is truly what made it a success.
It is what truly what made it intriguing and frightening at the same time.
I mean, I remember first playing and wondering if I had done something wrong to make Harry pass out when he did lol.
Last edited by Otherworld on Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:23 am.
Is one of the moments I feel the world failing apart. I think is the point this game went, by far, beyond the original idea of horror survival that was very linked to RE so far. There is also the moment Harry wake up confused and the image is blur, but nowhere is more significant because is the alternate reality messed up, so the player lost the connection with know world... again!
Is particularly interesting that the Nowhere make you believe that things can be even worst - the otherworld is not the deeper. Usually the games increases the horror by increasing difficulties, monsters, twist points, visual and audio effects, etc., but Nowhere achieve the same effect in a silent way, before you realize!
Of course when I first got there, I was just like, Alchemilla... again? Then seeing the antiques shop and the school room, it just felt so damn impossible. Or the elevator going to the same floor as it started on but the opposite side of the floor?
It was the scale of nowhere that finally made it sink in how insane Silent Hill was. Much like the Historical Society in Silent Hill 2.