Here’s What Silent Hill 2’s Ominous Fog Has Been Hiding All This Time (VIDEO)
Since it is the month of spookiness, there is no better time than now to revisit one of the best horror games to ever exist. Released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2001, Silent Hill 2 has provided gamers with enough nightmare fuel to last them a lifetime. Whether it’s traversing the fog-laden streets of a desolate town or hiding in a closet from the infamous Pyramid Head, players surely felt the need to look over their shoulder while be terrified by this game. Now that it has been 16 years since the title was released, let’s take a look at what exactly all of that fog was hiding.
A YouTuber by the name of Shesez has recently uploaded a video in which he explores the inner workings of what the camera doesn’t show players while running through Silent Hill 2. One notable feature was very popular during this era of games, and this was the way reflections were handled. Instead of having a flat surface that reflects an image, developers would use an entirely rendered mirror version of what is seen in-game. As is demonstrated in the video below, protagonist James was actually looking into a separate, parallel room when he was glancing at a mirror. Check it out below:
Also highlighted is the very interesting way that the game was shot when players first encounter Pyramid Head. If you recall, James has to hide in a closet when happening upon the terrifying character. This switches the view to first-player when peaking through the door. However, when Shesez pulls back the camera, James isn’t actually in the shot anymore. A plethora of other goodies are also revealed: What lies beyond the boarded up doors, the crazy water effect that surrounds James, the puzzle room that moves in real time, and the mysterious island are all present in the video above. We highly recommend checking it out!
Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as more creepy and spooky happenings arrive this October. If it’s more horror you’re in need of, the following may be of interest:
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What say you, gamers? Do you find how video games were made in the PlayStation 2 era to be interesting? Is Silent Hill 2 at the top of your survival horror list, or do other titles tickle your fancy more? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.