Anna wrote:I have to admit the very first time I played :spoiler for those few who've never played game one!: [spoiler]I had no idea you couldn't escape that first alley! It drove me nuts![/spoiler]
Aw, you sweety If it makes you feel any better, neither did I the first time... running around and trying to find a doorway out [spoiler]when there wasn't one...[/spoiler] My heart was going miles to the dozen!
And then I died, and started thinking 'Man, this is the STOOPIDEST GAME EVER!!' [spoiler]And then it carried on.[/spoiler]
*Puzzled, but happy*
The flying demons were really frustrating for me, especially when there were other monsters around that attack you while you're still stunned from their attack. Melee weapons are nearly useless against them; your timing has to be perfect, which is really difficult since it's difficult to tell where they were coming from most of the time.
The ground based enemies, on the other hand, are almost too easy once you get the emergency hammer. One hit and lights out.
The scariest monsters, for me though, have to be the mumblers, or demon children. Every time I see or hear one my heart stops for a second, and the palms of my hands and soles of my feet get all tingly momentarily. Probably the freakiest moment in the game for me was when I walked into a classroom and I saw one sitting at one of the desks, that made me think that maybe they weren't monsters at all but actual children and Harry could, in fact, be in a delusional state, running around a normal elementary school killing children. A very scary thought.
The sound he makes gives me chills. He's not the type of monster you can stand there and shoot. You don't have time to look around outside searching. And sometimes he can catch up to you. I remember having to go look for a location on the map(a building) and it took me a few moments to look for it. I had to run around searching while running away from the Apeman. Not only it's frustrating but it's scary as well. And if you pause to check your map, you might lose momentum, so when you unpause the Apeman may have already caught up to you.
Every other monster is basically point and shoot, especially easy with auto-aim.
Every monster in Silent Hill has a strategy for killing. I've made a few YouTube videos just to demonstrate.
Still, though, the monsters I hate the most to this day are the Air Screamers and the Mumblers/Grey Child/Demon Children. Air Screamers always ambush you while you can't figure out where the hell they're coming from, and those Mumblers leap forward at you in anticipation and latch onto you! Cheaters! It's even hard to kill them with the frikkin Katana! That's alright, though. That's why God invented the handgun.
Rompers aren't so bad. They can have some shotgun too. Anything else that doesn't fly can eat an Emergency Hammer to the face; that usually works.