WELL i’m finally admitting it to myself: Silent Hill 2 is the best game in the series.
I replayed it for Jean to watch over the past week, finished it in 6 hours (6 hours and ONE WHOLE MINUTE damn). I haven’t played it for several years and my tastes and feelings have changed since then.
It’s such a wonderfully concise piece of work. Every area has meaning; they never break the flow of the story, nothing feels excessive. The pacing is perfect, I never once feel like an area is dragging on to long. The puzzles are clever but not impossible. And it’s just FUN. I don’t absolutely dread any single moment of it.
It’s also a plus that I adore all the characters but heyyy
SH1 comes close, but it carries the flaw of being super clunky and fuck the god damn dinosaurs
i still love 3 a lot but it’s waaaay too long and so many of the areas feel completely pointless
4 doesn’t count lol