I know people who still play Silent Hill just for the opening alone. Though it may look primitive compared to what we’re used to today, this game really blew everyone’s mind when it first came out in 1999. This is the game that showed a generation just how good a game could be. The opening not only set the mood but also let us know that there was more to Silent Hill than just walking down streets and shooting monsters. This was a game that told a comple story. That’s something that we take for granted now but, at the time, Silent Hill was revolutionary.
The score was composed by Akira Yamaoka. He was influenced by Angelo Badalamenti’s work for David Lynch.
Happy Halloween! I’ve really enjoyed participating in this year’s Horrorthon and I look forward to doing it all over again next year!