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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by jay_red Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:30 am

noiseredux wrote:anyone playing this "port" of SH2? :lol:

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Does anyone else think the enemy looks like a bouncer with his arms crossed?
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by TSTR Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:57 pm

jay_red wrote:
noiseredux wrote:anyone playing this "port" of SH2? :lol:

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http://www.freepcgamers.com/2012/04/sou ... ain-2.html


Does anyone else think the enemy looks like a bouncer with his arms crossed?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrR060uGGlc

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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by Ack Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:01 am

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AppleQueso wrote:SH2:

The clunky combat controls are supposed to encourage you to avoid combat actually. Running away is almost always a better option, frankly you shouldn't be trying to kill things unless they're blocking your way or you need to clear a room or something.

I usually play the games with action level on "hard", which bumps up the enemy count and makes them tougher to kill, so I obviously don't mind the combat.


Well this could make it a little more tolerable, I thought the enemies would chase you if you just passed them.


They will a little bit, but you can easily evade almost everything. And keep in mind that the board with nail is only one of the melee weapons you'll find, so there may be one that feels a lot more comfortable to you. I generally favor the metal pipe in the first three games, at least until I get something like the katana in SH3. In SH4, I tend to use the broken bottle a lot.
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by Michi Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:52 pm

Ack wrote:
jay_red wrote:
AppleQueso wrote:SH2:

The clunky combat controls are supposed to encourage you to avoid combat actually. Running away is almost always a better option, frankly you shouldn't be trying to kill things unless they're blocking your way or you need to clear a room or something.

I usually play the games with action level on "hard", which bumps up the enemy count and makes them tougher to kill, so I obviously don't mind the combat.


Well this could make it a little more tolerable, I thought the enemies would chase you if you just passed them.


They will a little bit, but you can easily evade almost everything.

Now see, when I was younger I didn't know that about some of the survival horror games. The thought of running never crossed my mind. Thus the reason I kept dying in Resident Evil games. I thought I was supposed to be killing all the zombies. It took forever before it occurred to me that I could just run the f*&k away from most of them.
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by ExedExes Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:11 pm

Played ZAMN and stopped at Level 17. That's about right for me when I play through it. Levels 12-16 can be really tough and you're guaranteed to lose some victims.

I'll be back on SH2 this weekend.
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by noiseredux Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:22 pm

alright, enough procrastination. Time to start Silent Hill 2!

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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by ExedExes Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:01 pm

noiseredux wrote:alright, enough procrastination. Time to start Silent Hill 2!

That's not too far off from the time it took to install it to PC. (then finding all the patches and fixes to get it to work right on a modern machine) :lol:
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by noiseredux Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:18 pm

played maybe an hour of SH2. Walked a lot. Found a board to hit things with. Saved.
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by Xeogred Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:18 pm

After getting through SH1 on Normal and having my past experience of SH2... I started it on Easy (Normal puzzles), haha oh well. I'm not totally playing this for the combat. Although now it's almost too easy and it's like I have infinite bullets, because I'm not even using the gun this time.

I'm past the apartments, so already beyond where I got stuck years ago. Liking it a lot more this time around.

So far I'm not sure which I prefer, but it's obviously early to say. I did love how mysterious and subtle SH1 was for the first half though. In comparison SH2 seems more personal with James' character... everyone and everything symbolizing and reflecting things I'm sure. The music is a nice upgrade from SH1. The music in the first was fine, but this one seems to have more of those cool smooth/jazzy tracks in the character parts and such.
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Re: Together Retro: ZAMN / Silent Hill 2

by ExedExes Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:24 pm

noiseredux wrote:played maybe an hour of SH2. Walked a lot. Found a board to hit things with. Saved.


That mirrored my first playthough last week.
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