Silent Hill Reader Review
Right then...Silent hill 1, or as it was called back then...'Silent hill'...although I did actually call it 'Silent hill 1' back then... but I was known as 'a twat' so I wouldn't worry about it.
Back in the day(when the PS1 ruled the world) I would get all my (copied)games from this dodgy chav retard...he would come around with pages and pages of paper with huge lists of games he was selling.
He had gone around to a friend of mine and they told him to come to mine as I'd buy games for sure.
£4 a game...I was dubious as to what his game was(heh) as I was used to telling Gypsies to piss off and deflect any hex with a haruken back in their twat faces. But this was some guy selling copies of NTSC and JAP PS1 games, So any videogame related moves in his face..whilst ironic...would not be any advantage to me.
So I picked one game off the list to test this out...I think it was spryro the dragon or something, I paid him.
'there's £4 I'll never see again' I thought.
45 mins later he returns with the game, I tested it...it friggin worked.
Him: "Told ya"
Me: "ok, pipe down hot shot...gimme the list."
I scanned the list like johnny 5 on robo-crack at a book fare....most of these games I'd never heard of, pre T'internet for me...
Me: "Parasite eve? Syphon filter? Silent hill?"
Him: "Yeah, they're tits mate"
Now, I'm not in the business of taking recommendations from a guy with a hole in his shirt, jogging bottoms and most of his breakfast still on his face.(bacon and egg something, could of been a sandwich could have been a fry up, brown sauce was involved that's all I was sure of)
But I went for it...Me: "ok, I'll take those 3 please bud."
Him: "Parasite eve is 2 discs so that'll be £8 for that"
Me: "ugh, it better be good"
Him: "Yeah, it's alright"
great, it went from "tits" to "alright"....."see ya in a bit"
Me: "yeah bye"
fuckhead, I bet he's never played any of em.
/3 hours later
Me: "about time, what the fuck?"
Him: "yeah sorry"
I Played Syphon filter first...awesome awesome game, Heard nothing about this in UK PS1 mags...I think I had it a full year before we got it here, Parasite eve...superb.
Couldn't believe this stab in the dark brought out 2 of the best games I'd ever played.
now I popped in Silent hill...remember this was a time when Resident evil was boss, no-one even bothered realistically trying to challenge Resi.
...5 hours later....I blinked for the first time.
Relentless sublimity, An odious atmosphere was poured over me like hot treacle from a cauldron.
This cruel, vile game had me unwillingly hooked on terror, my terror.
and made me hate it so much I loved it...and I do, every inch, every pixel, every second, every-thing.
Umm, play it.
10 / 10