Written by RaidenPWNR on June 18, 2016 @ 10:34 am
Take a journey into Madness in Silent Hill 4 - The Room. The definite best Silent Hill game in the series so far but some might argue and bring SH2 up in the discussion. True, SH2 was a great game as well but I simply feel that the time it took for Team Silent to master the genre is most alive in SH4 - The Room.
You wake up in your apartment only to notice that the door is chained shut from the inside. From this point on, this eerie feeling that something is wrong, that you're in this weird twilight zone takes a hold of the player. You can briefly interact with the said room to learn a few things but you soon start noticing a hole somewhere in the house. A hole that gets wider as days pass. Will it ever be wide enough for you to escape ?
From a story perspective, this game is the Crown Jewel of the Silent Hill series.
Not only that, but the soundtrack is hauntingly beautiful as well and we have the legendary Akira Yamaoka to thank for that. The soundtrack in itself is the best of the series as well. If you don't believe me, just do a look up for "Room of Angel" on youtube and give it a listen. If the main theme alone doesn't make you want to play the game, the beer is on me !
Gameplay wise, this game is your old 3rd person horror survival game, not much to talk about. If you've played literally, ANY of the Resident Evil or Silent Hill games, nothing to surprise you in this one.
All in all - Silent Hill 4: The Room provides a great story and a soundtrack that complements it. The gameplay isn't inovative, there's nothing to talk about but that's not a bad thing at all. If you love horror/survival games, you will love The Room. If you played any other of the series and you liked it, you will love The Room. I recommend it to all my friends and to all self respecting gamers as it's a must play.
Disclaimer: The ratings I've given are based on the time the game was released not judged by today's standards.
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- Survival Horror
- NA Release Date
- September 9, 2004
- EUR Release Date
- September 24, 2004
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- Akira Yamaoka
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