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riderkid
12-09-2009, 07:57 AM
after 10 years my friend honestly asked me why i play silent hill alone at night, and i told him the atmosphere and the fact your isolated in a small town.

he says im full of shit.

so does anyone else play the game alone

Anders
12-09-2009, 11:10 AM
Tell your friend there's no two player mode anyway, and at night the sun won't make annoying reflections on the screen!

I actually have a friend who watches me play sometimes, he says "it's just like watching a movie". I usually play them alone, though.

Canas Renvall
12-09-2009, 03:41 PM
he says im full of shit.

Um, tell your friend to go play SH2 by himself in total darkness for one night. I can assure you he'll take it back. :)

I always play my SH games alone. Though my friend did watch me play through SH3 once when he slept over. He said it was too scary for him to play. :lol:

Gradon
12-19-2009, 08:59 AM
Hmmmm.
My PS1 is in the living room, so I finished Silent Hill 1 with my family doing their business, watching for some seconds, going off to do their own thing, and the parents like "This game is just sick". lol
The same was for Silent Hill 2, except I first finished it alone, second time with my family around again lol.
As for 3, I played it on my laptop in the living room with headphones, so no-one really payed attention.
Origins was on my PSP, around town with my old BFF, and Homecoming was alone.
So to say, I CAN play and finish them alone, just oddly enough, I don't.

YamiYumes
12-19-2009, 09:10 AM
Yeah, I play my SH games alone...mostly because none of my friends are brave enough to sit around when I'm playing xD

Darkmoon
12-19-2009, 02:23 PM
Silent Hill is the only game I know that has made people get up and walk away from the computer because they can't cope with it anymore. Can't say much more than that. So far the leader in breaking people's sanity is the phone call in Midwhich.

YamiYumes
12-19-2009, 02:49 PM
So far the leader in breaking people's sanity is the phone call in Midwhich.

Really? I thought that was rather tame compared to some other instances...O_o

BadWolfX
12-19-2009, 04:25 PM
I tend to play every videogame I have alone. Unless I'm specifically playing Multiplayer it annoys the tits off me to play a game with someone watching because they ask stupid questions and distract me and make me really frustrated.

Canas Renvall
12-19-2009, 09:02 PM
Really? I thought that was rather tame compared to some other instances...O_o
Yeah, like, y'know.. Walking back into the school and being in the Otherworld for the first time to begin with. >_>;

Darkmoon
12-20-2009, 04:40 AM
I'm not sure why the phone breaks people, but I know at least two it has. In fairness, both people have incredible imaginations, which is part of why I find the game scary...the mundane mixed with the bizare and profane makes it intimidating. And you know there are things out there, some of which you don't see...

GuardhouseMusic
12-20-2009, 05:51 AM
Sure I play Silent Hill alone, I'm the kind of guy that wants optimal creepiness out of these things, I'm getting older.

I wish I could freak out people with SH3, specifically when those screeching things arrive. Talk about sensory overload. Got the same feeling in Toluca Prison in SH2. I love stuff that can pull off disturbing silence and not feel heavy-handed when the noise starts bombarding.

Corrin
12-20-2009, 07:08 AM
I always play survival horror games alone as it preserves the atmosphere. If I had my friends around all we'd do is make fun of it, like we do with horror movies :waga waga

Enrico Marini
12-20-2009, 11:21 AM
Silent Hill 1 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 2 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 3 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 4 - Played Alone
Silent Hill Origins - Played Alone
Silent Hill 5 - Played Alone

Why? Because I have no friends.

I never found Silent Hill to be so terrifying that I couldn't handle it by myself. It could be that I'm desensatised to the whole thing, too oblivious to be
terrifed, I know its a game or I'm just too intregued to be terrified. I know I only jump at scares if I know they are coming, which I think is odd. Rest of the time I'm as cool as a cucumber.

Enetirnel
12-21-2009, 12:00 AM
I play them alone at night time, because the sun on the screen irks me quite a lot and because my television is away from everyone else so they can't whine about it being too loud.

It's much easier to take in all game details by myself than having people ask me stupid questions constantly whilst playing, which is why I don't really play games with other people unless I really have to but SH is one that is always by myself.

バンブーブレード
01-12-2010, 07:11 PM
Hells yeah, I play alone and in the dark. If you want to up the scary factor play with surround sound or studio head phones. In some parts of the game it will sound like the monster is right behind you. My bro always asks me how I can play these games alone, ha ha. The atmosphere of the game is what makes it great and playing with the lights on or with people in the room takes away from it.

Karui
01-13-2010, 09:36 PM
I play all my games alone.

PHAT NINJA878
01-13-2010, 10:16 PM
Silent Hill 1 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 2 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 3 - Played Alone
Silent Hill 4 - Played Alone
Silent Hill Origins - Played Alone
Silent Hill 5 - Played Alone

Why? Because I have no friends.

I never found Silent Hill to be so terrifying that I couldn't handle it by myself. It could be that I'm desensatised to the whole thing, too oblivious to be
terrifed, I know its a game or I'm just too intregued to be terrified. I know I only jump at scares if I know they are coming, which I think is odd. Rest of the time I'm as cool as a cucumber.
damn straight! lol j/k but i usually will play them alone. but sometimes i scare myself and in order to get back into them i need someone there. other then like 1 and origins. those you shouldnt really need them.

Rock it.
01-20-2010, 01:40 AM
I play them alone at night time, because the sun on the screen irks me quite a lot and because my television is away from everyone else so they can't whine about it being too loud.

This. I only use my consoles at night. Plus, I try playing my horror games past 1 a.m., 'cause I don't find them to be scary enough on their own. This is becoming increasingly hard as I grow older, tho.

A Jill Sandwich
01-20-2010, 09:40 PM
Always. :)

Cuz7ate9:(
01-21-2010, 04:03 PM
I play it alone. It seems more scary that way.

Acintris
02-13-2010, 05:30 AM
I try to play alone, however people love watching me play. I guess since it's a 40 in tv it's like "wow" and its like a show to them. -.-

ylj619
04-27-2010, 04:15 AM
i kinda find it hard to play silent hill all alone haha!! cause i live in a average size house with my brothers following me and watching me play video games a lot. and i have curfew when playing the big game consoles so i only play in the afternoon. =P

but honestly the only silent hill game i played all alone in the dark was SH1 in my psp using my earphones.

Rancid Cheese
05-07-2010, 12:46 PM
I've shown some friends Silent Hill infact when I got SH2 I got my friends round to see it but that was only for a few hours beyond that the odd glance in from my parents or once I moved out my wife but on the whole I play on my own has to be on my own although the missus really got into SH4 not enough to play it but she enjoyed watching and we'd talk about it in length afterwards she didn't watch me play Shattered Memories but she did like to talk about it . . .

WeskerSexyCheez
05-09-2010, 08:15 AM
I used to play it heaps with a group of friends an we called ourselves The Silent Hill Crew (because we don't believe being lame is a sin) But I haven't done that in ages. Now I play it on my own. But I won't play Fatal Frame on my own...

Lin
05-09-2010, 08:57 PM
I seldom play alone, I usually play silent hill in the living room with my housemates.

Rancid Cheese
05-17-2010, 09:18 PM
...But I won't play Fatal Frame on my own...

Fatal Frame deserves to played in the dark on your own it's the whole point! I genuinely lost sleep because of that game (the first one at least) oh and you must play it with headphones on for that extra "brghghghgh" feel

Xander Ashford
05-18-2010, 09:16 PM
I generally don't play Silent Hill alone namely because my friends seem to like it, but don't really want to play it themselves...So that means I play it for them and they watch. :P

I don't really find it 'that scary' to be honest with you. Its just like Resident Evil in the fact that there are a few "Boo-Ahh!" moments, but nothing to change pants over.

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K-Mart
05-29-2010, 09:55 PM
I don't know about you guys but I enjoy being by myself so I can't be annoyed with the girlish squeals of my friends. Besides, you don't have a partner in Silent Hill (for that long, that is). I can't say I've played with someone else, but it seems a little less fun when you're with someone.

Whatcha gonna do next? Play Silent Hill with the lights on?!

smartass162005
06-22-2010, 10:55 AM
I can't stand playing it alone, have to have someone with me to hold my hand. Funnily enough no one likes to sit with me to play it because apparently I pause too often. tcha!

leftshoe18
06-29-2010, 12:49 PM
I used to play them alone. Now I often play them with people watching me...as long as they stay quiet. :)

Being alone does help to further the whole isolation aspect of the atmosphere.