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Hilarious SH0 Let's play

Post by Whitney on Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:13 pm

I posted about this on SHH but I thought I would repeat it here!

Hi Guys!

I'm also a member of the Something Awful forums and a poster there, Voidburger, is currently doing a video "Let's Play Silent Hill 0." So far She's gone through most of the game...we are just waiting on the epic conclusion. I figured some of you might not have seen her videos due to somethingawful being a pay forum and ad ridden if not a member... so I thought I would pass them along! She does a great job poking fun and explaining the Silent Hill lore through witty subtitles, SH1 flash backs and awesome diagrams. I hope you guys enjoy!

I went to Silent Hill and all I got was this stupid fursuit. SH:0rigins VLP
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showth ... id=3047224

Voidburger from Somethingawful.com forums wrote:
Travis Grady, trucker with potential mommy/daddy/sexual issues, ends up in Silent Hill. Town has a field day.


Silent Hill is a survival horror series published by Konami and (in this case) Climax Studios for the PS2. Origins was initially released November 2007 on the PSP first, then on the PS2 in March 2008. I'll be playing the PS2 version.

Silent Hill Origins (also known as Silent Hill Zero in Japan) is the fifth installment in the series, but it is a prequel to the very first game.

Personally, I'd place SH0 very low on the spookometer. It's probably the least frightening out of all the Silent Hills. It's also occasionally glitchy, has nearly nonsensical and barely canon endings, and is the misfit of the Silent Hill series (even SH4: The Room won't sit next to it in the cafeteria )

If you want the original story, before experiencing the fanfictiony feeling of Silent Hill Origins, check out From Earth's Silent Hill Screenshot LPs.

"Hey, why didn't YOU do a screenshot LP?"
Although From Earth's LPs are downright great, I feel like you're missing out on all the amazing ambient noises and frightening music that is the hallmark of the SH series. And of course, it would be a crime to talk over it as well, so this is going to be a subtitled VLP. Silent Hill is both scary and ridiculous, so of course I'll still be making fun of it like From Earth did. And in combining mockery and ambiance, I think I'll be providing a more balanced diet of goofy vs. creepy.

The story
Seven years prior to the events of Silent Hill 1, Travis Grady, trucker with an unknown past (but it's a Silent Hill game, so let's assume that it's horrifying and traumatic,) tries to take a shortcut through the then-normal town of you-know-where. Wackiness ensues after he accidentally meddles in the local cult's affairs. It's up to our lovable redneck friend to save the world, kill God, beat up nurses upon nurses upon nurses, and confront his totally screwed up past. All while wearing a Mexican wrestling costume/Sam Fisher cosplay/Indiana Jones cosplay/fursuit/etc.

Wait. What?

Yes friends, I've gotten all the unlockable goodies and, for your viewing entertainment, we'll be shifting through costumes when appropriate (or inappropriate). I won't use any super-powered unlockable weapons other than for demonstration purposes. Obviously, this will be a lighthearted and slightly jaded romp through a horror game that just could have been better, but is somewhat charming in its flaws.

The flaws?
Oh yes. Here are just some of the ...differences in the game that made the fans cry:
-2D controls in a game with constantly changing artsy camera angles (explained the the first video)
-All melee weapons are breakable.
-Quick time events.
-You're forced to get a certain ending the first time you play.
-Unlockable items. There's 14 costumes (aka- "accolades") 4 unlockable weapons, and 1 unlockable pointless item you'll never ever use.
-Unlockable OPTIONS? You'll see.
-You want a harder difficulty? Play using only pool cues. There are no more harder difficulties. No harder puzzles. It is what it is. Because of this, the game has pretty low replay value.
-Least amount of endings in a Silent Hill game. There's only two, and the UFO ending.
-Lack of protagonist motivation. You'll see.
-It's not made by Team Silent. The plot gives off that familiar and uncomfortable fanfiction feeling.



So, without further ado, let's load our trailers and have a big ol' convoy to Silent Hill.


Table o' Contents

-Episode 01: Disco Inferno (Alessa's House) (Fireman Accolade)
(Viddler) (Dailymotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 02, Pt. 1: MadLibs (Alchemilla Hospital) (Savior Accolade)
(Viddler) (Dailymotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 02, Pt. 2: Operation! (Alchemilla Hospital) (Savior Accolade)
(Viddler) (Dailymotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 03: ¡Toro! (Streets of Silent Hill) (Brawler Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 04 pt. 01: Doodles (Cedar Grove Sanitarium) (Brawler Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 04 pt. 02: Supergreen (Cedar Grove Sanitarium) (Stalker Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 04 pt. 03: Alone in the Dark (Cedar Grove Sanitarium) (Stalker Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/video/13423930

-Episode 04 pt. 04: They're Coming to Take Me Away Ha Ha (SANITARIUM STILL) (Weaponsmith Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.viddler.com/explore/VoidBurger/videos/18/

-Episode 04 pt 05: First Boss Fight (LAST SANITARIUM) (Weaponsmith Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion) Copyright infringment?
(Youtube Part One) (Youtube Part Two)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 05: Cross-training to Artaud Theater (Streets) (Sprinter Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
(Youtube Part 01) (Youtube Part 02)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 06 pt 01: Intro to Theatre 101. (Artaud Theater) (Collector Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 06 pt 02: Dick Moves and Darkness (Artaud Theater) (Collector Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 06 pt 03: Math and Mirrors (Artaud Theater) (Ambassador Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 06 pt 04: Caliban (Artaud Theater) (Ambassador Accolade)
(Viddler) (Dailymotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

-Episode 07: Dr. Jones' Silent Hill Tour (Streets) (Explorer Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/VoidBur ... videogames

-Episode 08 pt 01: Blindness (Riverside Motel) (Codebreaker Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/VoidBur ... videogames

-Episode 08 pt 02: Peeping Trav (Riverside Motel) (Codebreaker Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/video/14355142

-Episode 08 pt 03: Benny Silent Hill (Riverside Motel) (Butcher Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x8l363 ... videogames

-Episode 08 pt 04: Unbreak my Heart (Riverside Motel) (Cartographer Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/VoidBur ... videogames

-Episode 08 pt. 05: Shit Gets Real (Room 500 and a Basement) (Sharpshooter Accolade)
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/video/14829431


BONUS VIDEOS
A Fire Drill
(Viddler) (Dailymotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

A Gallery
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/VoidBurger/v ... videogames

The History of Tips!
(Viddler) (Youtube)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juZ8odGaJ1g

Not-quite-an-update: Travis and Caliban's Multiweapon Variety Hour
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/us/lang/en/v ... videogames

BossVid: Butchertime
(Viddler) (DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/VoidBur ... videogames

April Fool's LP
(Viddler)(DailyMotion)
http://www.dailymotion.com/user/VoidBur ... videogames
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