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+1461 – I never noticed this as a teenager but now I can’t just get over how dark Silent Hill 3 is.

2022-04-04 16:52:25

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  1. Great news! It’s both!

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    Scared-Mortgage2828 April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Silent hill 3 is way more symbolic and dark than people give it credit for

  3. Hot take but Silent Hill 3 hits almost, if not, as hard as Silent Hill 2 does for me. Still mad to this day that Imamura confirmed that Silent Hill 5 was to repurpose some of the scrapped elements of SH3’s original story and now we’ll never see it 😭

  4. I didn’t get this at first but it made sense in hindsight. The otherworld hospital walls look like they’re made of human flesh.

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    HemingwayBells21121 April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Oh yeah. Phallic penis worm boss and the crawling creatures in the Hilltop Centre (that will actually crawl *on* Heather if she’s successfully knocked down) are enough proof of that.

  6. This guy gets it. SH3 is just as personal and just as psychological as SH2 (albeit in different ways).

    I hate the idea that an SH game is “ripping off/copying SH2” if it goes the psychological route.

  7. Also the tragedy of evil. Despite Claudia having been abused in an extremist religious family, she continues to perpetuate her trauma.

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    BigDaddyStonksalot April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Seeing the worm boss before realizing this 😀

    Seeing the worm boss before realizing this 😨

  9. What’s that meme face called? It’s hilarious and i wanna read more of those lol

  10. Both, all games follow the alchemical process.

  11. All the monsters in the franchise have a deeper meaning, I was totally obsessed w the series when I was in middle school

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    BinterWinterBoyII April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    I think I remember Jordan Underneath talking how SH3 was also about the gross changes your body goes through during teenage years and unwanted sexual attention from strangers

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    Crimson_Catharsis April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    What does the bread signify tho??

  14. wtf are you talking about, OP? It’s clearly about profanation of male netherregions /s

  15. and i thought SH2 was the darkest game lol

  16. Wait my memory might be shit but where does it allude to rape And abortion?

  17. and dualism

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    ThatTinyGameCubeDisc April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Any videos anyone would recommend analyzing 3?

  19. Oh jeez how did I not notice until now? Time for another playthrough

  20. So was resident evil 2!.. well not about occultism and demons per se but definitely child molestation, unwanted monster pregnancy, and yes half the point of the game was unwanted pregnancy

  21. I’ve never been a huge fan of this game because I’ve always found it to feel trite and uninspired compared to the other three. But now I might have to play it with this in mind and see if I still feel that way. Thanks OP

  22. It is without a doubt a beautifully designed video game.
    Too bad they went for the cult story

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    IntelligentBison97 April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    What about fetishes?

  24. I agree that’s what they were going for, but I don’t think it was well handled to be honest. Every ounce of design in 2 played to theme… in 3 it simply didn’t. I put it down to time constraints from Konami, but I think it is way too overt and the symbolism is lacking a little. It beats you over the head with its a theme that mages be scream “okay I get it!” Because the dialogue is so poorly constructed.

    It coulda been great and I’d love to see those themes represented well, as a woman, but I think it missed the Mark a little.

  25. I chose my name as Heather because as I started to question my identity because these allegories became blatant to me, and I admired the confidence to move through all that to find out your true self. It’s a game that says a lot about coming into womanhood and that resonated to me.

    Silent Hill 2 is great but as time passes, I think Silent Hill 3 really is the better game. The cult stuff isnt the greatest aspect of silent hill but the true meat of the game uses the cult as a fulcrum to leverage themes with.

  26. It’s both, and I think that’s actually the biggest problem the game has

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    Haunting_Brick_8158 April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Basically pregnant simulator

  28. “The more you looks at it. The more pathetic it gets.”

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    PsychologicalWind591 April 5, 2022 at 6:16 am

    Well all silent hills have some type of sudelty like this represented by the protagonist or NPCs =:3

  30. Silent Hill 3 is pretty dark but nothing compares to the grim dark depressing feeling of silent Hill 2 especially where James kills himself cause of mary

  31. It’s just as good as 2. More scary as well. So better as a game.

  32. Silent hill was never subtle. It’s teen fiction in a video game

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