This might be old news to some,but after having played Silent Hill 2 in HD for the first time I noticed a fascinating little detail that gave me goosebumps and some food for thought.
Just before James enters the town I saw a newspaper laying on the ground.It shows clearly James standing in front of PH's pic at the historical society,a forewarning of events to come. James may be stuck within some kind of endless purgatory or perhaps the town is offering him a chance to turn back. Its only a minor detail,but one worthy of some discussion I thought.
Must be new textures or something because this is on max graphics well ,actually max everything on the PC version and I cant see it nearly as well as on the HDC but you can "kinda" see it in the top center of the paper.
If I can I'll try to go through the texture file and try to find it.
Unfortunately, given what I have found, I have to conclude that you are, unfortunately, seeing the face of Jesus in toast. :c
This is your newspaper.
This is the same texture, reused, near the mesh door which deposits you in this screen.
These are both grabs from the PC version, enhanced to show the detail as much as possible. Which is not much in this case. I could not say what the photos on the newsprint page do look like, but it does not evoke James or Pyramid Head in the slightest for me.
If only someone can get a screenshot from the HD version somehow...
It wasn't a total loss, though. Looking around made me see more posters for The Shining in this area, plastered to the walls.
I already said the image is only visible in the HD collection,so what is the point of posting PC screenshots? If I'm able,I'll try to grab a pic with my camera when I get a moment. Also from what I can see your screens arent even from the area I specified. The newspaper is situated next to a post and a mailbox after James exits the gate. Bottom right,the picture is clearly visible of James standing in front of the picture at the historical society.
I played the PC version and I think I know what happened. The newspapers are different in the PC version. The newspapers twoback taken the pic of are something they added in the HD collection. I think you won't find them in any other version.
twoback wrote:I already said the image is only visible in the HD collection,so what is the point of posting PC screenshots? If I'm able,I'll try to grab a pic with my camera when I get a moment. Also from what I can see your screens arent even from the area I specified. The newspaper is situated next to a post and a mailbox after James exits the gate. Bottom right,the picture is clearly visible of James standing in front of the picture at the historical society.
1. No, what you said was you saw it in the PS2 version but could not make out the details. It's visible in both but it turns out that the HD version has entirely different textures for this object. I posted screenshots of the PC game because you did not bother pointing this fact out.
2. The images I grabbed are from the same exact area as your screenshots.
The weird thing is,why bother re-texturing a random piece of paper when what they should have been doing is optimizing the game to run at its full potential! Either that or the image was present all along but was never rendered properly.
Last edited by twoback on Tue May 22, 2012 2:05 pm.