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Becky's Butt
12-03-2008, 05:36 PM
These are screens taken from Silent Hill 4 which, yes, is canona nd presents canon facts about the SH Universe.

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From those words, I would say only the Maria and In Water ending can be what hapened.
What about you all?

Town of Green
12-03-2008, 05:39 PM
I'd like to think that the Leave ending is what happened. I liked James despite his crime and the In Water ending is just too sad for me. I haven't gotten the Maria ending so I don't know what happens.

Canas Renvall
12-03-2008, 06:02 PM
Well, in the Maria ending...

Mary's the final boss. James says he's through with her and kills her. It then shows James and Maria leaving and Maria starts coughing (like Mary with her disease). If I'm not mistaken, it ends with James saying "You should do something about that cough."

I think the In Water ending is the most plausible, as well as the most saddening. After all, it would be the first instinct to do that for any normal person I would think. To do something of such magnitude, then have it hit you like that... I know my first thought would be what happens. I probably wouldn't, but it would certainly cross my mind.

Sorry if I sound ambiguous, I'm just trying not to spoil anything. And I'm too lazy to put up a spoiler. :lol:

Town of Green
12-03-2008, 06:15 PM
The Maria ending seems to be just a sad. From what it implies, he'd end up going through it all over again.

Biohazard EX
12-03-2008, 07:31 PM
Yeah, the In-Water ending seems to be the most plausible ending based on SH4.

A-J
12-03-2008, 10:44 PM
fitting in with the rest of the game's tone, the in-water ending makes the most sense.

and if they were ever to make a movie based off of silent hill 2 (which i think they should, because its an excellent stand-alone story) they should use this ending.

Biohazard EX
12-03-2008, 10:46 PM
Not only that. But The In-Water ending means you're getting the most out of your gameplay. To get it you have to read the diary on the hospital roof, and listen to the tape player in the hotel. Which means you're getting those two extra little inputs which you otherwise wouldn't, to get any other ending.

randomwab
12-04-2008, 03:47 AM
I'd say In Water is the real ending, or at least that's what I believe is the real ending. The pieces of information we get from Silent Hill 4 kind of point toward this. Plus, it's definitely the most effective ending, and fits very well with the rest of the game.

Biohazard EX
12-06-2008, 04:50 PM
I did like Maria ending though, since it's so much more different from the others.

Henry Spencer
12-06-2008, 05:16 PM
Nobody even going to stand up for the UFO ending? Come on.

Seriously though, "In Water" ending certainly fits the tone of the rest of the game the most. Depressing and tragic. James finds his reconciliation before he kills himself.

Biohazard EX
12-06-2008, 06:23 PM
Yeah, but there's no closure in it at all. It just felt like, Maria died before James had the full chance to say everything he wanted to, and he got no closure which was why he couldn't live with himself anymore. It left a bit of a void, inside me.

Ivory
12-19-2008, 09:02 AM
I think leave-ending is the best for SH2. I like James took Laura with him at the end, though she was annoying.

Cheeb
02-16-2009, 12:47 PM
I've only managed to get the 'Leave' ending - haven't owned the game for very long. Would like to see the other endings just to get an all around different feeling for the story. Its kind of sad if the 'In the Water' ending is the true ending, but its also kind of interesting, to have a game with a really sad ending instead of something all happy and neatly tied up.

Ack
02-24-2009, 02:36 PM
Dog ending, enough said.

It's been years since I played, and while I remember getting the Leave ending since it was the first I got, I don't remember which others I've seen. It's probably the Water ending, as that really fits the theme of the story the most. But if James never returned from his trip while there with his wife, then how soon after certain events that shall remain nameless so as not to bring spoilers here does the plot of SH2 take place?

Enrico Marini
03-01-2009, 06:29 AM
In water ending was the first one I got. To be honest, it could just be that James is dead from the beginning of the game, and the endings are just the fate of his soul. James's dead body can be seen several times during the game.

Unfortunately how much I like James, he is dead and buried.

Look at poor Harry, defeats a God and gets killed by lesser daemon/monster. I think Konami after every game plans to wipe out the previous protaganists. Here's hoping Harry actually killed Claudia's monster and legged it and the dead Harry body was like the dead james.

Cheeb
03-01-2009, 07:03 PM
In water ending was the first one I got. To be honest, it could just be that James is dead from the beginning of the game, and the endings are just the fate of his soul. James's dead body can be seen several times during the game.

Unfortunately how much I like James, he is dead and buried.

Look at poor Harry, defeats a God and gets killed by lesser daemon/monster. I think Konami after every game plans to wipe out the previous protaganists. Here's hoping Harry actually killed Claudia's monster and legged it and the dead Harry body was like the dead james.

You know, I kind of like your idea of James being already dead. Adds that extra sense of creepiness to the scenario.

REmaster
04-10-2009, 05:02 PM
Whatever his fate may truly be, he will be missed.


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