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...but that still doesnt really explain why its flying upside down, hurling vortexs of bats everywhere...its just crazy)

Not bats,butterflies.

The same as in the apartment building.

Moths.

Since they gather around lights.

Butterflies, cause they correspond with her tatoo (and the name of the song. ;)) And I'm pretty sure that they are butterflies in the apartment. Besides, why would someone collect moths in cages?

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I guess you never took time to use the chainsaw or jackhammer. For using the 'saw, you don't swing it but rather use should hold R2 and charge the enemy, and step back when they attempt an attack. As for the jackhammer, it's used to keep foes at an arm's length to attack or else you're fucked. Also, it knocked the enemy back alittle so use don't have to keep running back!

The chainsaw is too slow and has a range that means you have to be practically INSIDE the enemy for the 'saw to have any effect.

The rock hammer is the same weapon. Only less powerful and you cant move when youre holding it.

Sorry, but give me the hammer or the rifle any day.

Or the chainsaw in SH2...

Its got a long range, its powerful and...

james-saw.JPG

You can swing it about, screaming like a maniac

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Isn't it COMPLETELY obvious why Laura's in Silent Hill? She's annoyed people to the point that they are willing to commit suicide to get away from her. Nuff. Said. XD (yes, that was a joke. ha. ha. ha. *beat with a 2x4 with nails in it*)

I adore Silent Hill, and have played all three in the series... SH2 would be my fave thus far. I haven't gotten too far in SH3 yet, though... so it may dominate soon... I really adore SH2 for its weirdness factor, especially towards the end, in the labyrinth and abyss.. you know. The place thing. With no map. XD

The hotel was also really neat... after it flooded. Best. Silent Hill. Music. EVER.

Silent Hill 2's plot would also have to be the best, as Israfel earlier stated... wicked religious symbolism, too. Well... all of the games had wicked religious symbolism... but SH2's just stood out the most metaphorically, which was cool. SH1 was just so damn blunt about it. XD

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Eccles wrote:

Johnny Carwash wrote:

Eccles wrote:

...but that still doesnt really explain why its flying upside down, hurling vortexs of bats everywhere...its just crazy)

Not bats,butterflies.

The same as in the apartment building.

Moths.

Since they gather around lights.

Butterflies, cause they correspond with her tatoo (and the name of the song. ) And I'm pretty sure that they are butterflies in the apartment. Besides, why would someone collect moths in cages?

Spoilers! I mean it! Don't read unless you want the three games ruined!

They're moths. Why? Because they are the insect that represents Samael, the fallen angel who controls Silent Hill and who is the power locked inside of Alessa/Cheryl.

Moths are everywhere in the three games, in the first game you fight a moth larva and an adult moth. In SH2, that one room is filled with moths and Maria's tattoo is of a moth. The final boss is also surrounded by moths and uses them as a weapon to hold you in place so she can strangle you with her tail/tentacle. In SH3, in Alessa's room at the end of the game there is a display case filled with different species of moths.

What does this all mean?

Throughout all the games, Samael is watching you.

Hope that helps all you guys :D

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I always took them to mean that, as SH is like James' purgatory, they were butterflies, reflective of change and rebirth from his 'cocoon' of guilt. Then again, I never really thought about them too much.

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Jill sandwich, thats still a classic...

Anyway, Silent Hill is weird in its own way, yet I, like many, have never completed the first game due to how freaky it was...

It feels like the last two games have dumbed down in terms of horror...

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Actually, in the one room in the first apartment building, those aren't moths. If you examine the one on the bed, the text reads "There is a body of a dead butterfly on the bed.". BUTTERFLY. It makes more sense that way too. I mean, the final boss song IS titled "Butterflies", and I've seen butterflies being attracted to light as well. Butterflies, in my opinion, also have a more symbolic meaning in Silent Hill.

Yeah, I'm done now.

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y'know, Im beginning to think that my silent hill OSTs aren't from the series at all.

I mean...the UFO themes to SH1 and 2 arent on the CDs...the SH1 CD is missing the out-take reel song and I dont remember seeing a track called BUTTERFLIES anywhere on the damn SH2 CD

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You have some screeeeewwwwwwwy soundtracks, man.

Where'd you pick 'em up? Because Butterflies is the final battle track from SH2. Do you recall "Terror in the Depths of the Fog" or "The Darkness in Our Minds" being on those CDs?

Because I don't recall "Terror in the Depths of the Fog" (most pornographic industrial Silent Hill track EVER) being in SH2... EVER. WHERE is it? Anybody know?... anybody?

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SH2 OST Tracks:

1 theme of laura

2 White noiz

3 forest

4 world of madness

5 Ordinary vanity

6 Promise

7 Ashes and ghost

8 Null moon

9 Heaven's night

10 Alone in the town

11 The darkness that lurk in our mind

12 Angel thanatos

13 The day of the night

14 Block mind

15 Magdalene

16 Fermata in mystic air

17 Prisonic fairytales

18 Love psalm

19 Silent heaven

20 Noone love you

21 The reverse will

22 Laura plays the piano

23 Terrors in the depths of the fog

24 True

25 Betrayal

26 Black fairy

27 Theme of laura (reprise)

28 Overdose desillusion

29 Pianissimo

30 Promise

No butterflies anywhere!!

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SPOLER!

Could someone please explain something to me? In SH1 and 3, Alessa is the reason the town is so fucked up. From her nightmares, and being the mother of God, she has powers, and people called her a witch. But... In SH2... Where the hell does everything come from? I mean... James is no witch. Is he? He has no powers. Still... Most things revolve around him there. Does he have some connection to Alessa? Or was Mary and Alessa in the SH hospital at the same time? In those deep underground, wierd hospital rooms? I haven't seen every ending in SH2 yet, so if it is explained in one of them, just let me know. Otherwise... Could someomne explain? =/

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it's probably the remaining power of samael itself who kept the reverside of sh alive. and james is going an endless travel for is sin. it's doesn't end because he want to be punished for is sin.

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Yeah, SH2 could have something to do with Samael still kinda lingering there, but the game really just serves to show that the town is still messed up between the years of SH1 and SH3. I think that James is so screwed in the head that he sees all the scary stuff. Like Eccles said, look at Angela.

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Silent hill is what you bring to it.

Consider Angela...

Now consider the bedmonsters and the pyramid heads.

See what I'm getting at here?

Speaking of which, apart from symbolising pain and maybe being higher up, is there any particular reason for Pyramid Heads having pyramids for heads?

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Silent hill is what you bring to it.

Consider Angela...

Now consider the bedmonsters and the pyramid heads.

See what I'm getting at here?

Speaking of which, apart from symbolising pain and maybe being higher up, is there any particular reason for Pyramid Heads having pyramids for heads?

I always thought PH had his head like that cause he was wearing a hood of some type when he was a normal person, and it kinda became permanent in monster world.... form.....

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The fact that Angela would do all she could not to see the face of...you know who...made it so that pyramid head doesnt have a face.

(Also, this is why the people in bedmonster are positioned the way they are)

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Erm... bedmonster? I always heard them being called "doormen", though you're probably right, it would make more sense.

dude...its a bed :P

In fact...

sh2-cre-07.JPG

^

From the SH DVD

It's easier to see what they're trying to convey there, isnt it...

I have no idea why people would suggest it's a door...but Ive heard crazier theories about silent hill (HARRY R PIRAMID HEAD LOLOLOL) so I'm not too surprised...

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I have no idea why people would suggest it's a door...but Ive heard crazier theories about silent hill (HARRY R PIRAMID HEAD LOLOLOL) so I'm not too surprised...

Yeah, that's just crazy. Harry's flying around with the aliens. =) 'Tis a shame James wasn't in the SH3 UFO ending... But I can't complain too much... The UFO ending in SH3 rocked. Love that song!! :D

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