What Made Silent Hill 2 Great and Why the Devs Don't Get It
Silent Hill fans are a lot like Sonic fans. Years ago, we got a single magical, series-defining game, and since then we’ve been waiting for the developers to get their act together and recapture that momentary greatness. Each time a new title is announced, we hear devs talking about how much they loved the original, how hard they’ve worked to recapture that feeling, and all the things they’re doing to avoid the mistakes of the past. And then the game comes out and it’s a massive disappointment that makes you wonder if they even played the original. The longer we go on, the more it feels like the first one might have been an accidental masterpiece and the creators never understood why it worked in the first place.