Did anybody really like The Room? I didn't, cause you don't even really go into Silent Hill, not the town anyways. There are just references TO Silent Hill. I think maybe like, the game should have been individual, and just called "The Room."
You're right it is very far away from anything like the other games, but the atmosphere of Lonlyness was heavy and dominating the game. That was something new and I was impresed by that...by the way I thing it was a bit of a mess...entering each world for two times and all those strange levels...uncoordinated but not that bad.
And that's why no one picked Henry to be on their team for softball. LOL I hated running up all those stairs in the Apartment World being chased by a ghost. You'd sometimes get stuck going around a corner. ><
Oh god, I laughed when I found that golf club. I'd been playing Tiger Woods, the golf game for a while, and I'd got hooked, so I stopped playing it, and switched to SH4, and I found that god damn club, I couldn't escape the golf game, lol.
From what I've heard SH4 was not originally intended to be part of the Silent Hill series, but further in development they decided to make it a Silent Hill game to help marketing, or something.
I think its a great game! Very scary =( I really don't like the victims, not because they're scary, but theres just something about encountering enemies you can't kill I don't like. It's more of an annoyance than a scare everytime a victim pops up.
I don't like invincible enemies either, unless they're a special or unique enemy, a boss or something, like Pyramind Head. In fact, it was when I encountered those ghost guys who were invincible that I stopped playing!
I'd like to try and finish SH4 one day, but it's such a labor of love. The premise sounded awesome to me, but indeed it's not a true SH game. I think it was a dirty trick for Konami to take a non-SH game and put the Silent Hill name on it just to dupe loyal fans. A really cheap marketing scheme. They could've at least given it a subtitle and no number, like Resident Evil: Code Veronica, to delineate it from the other games in the series.