reply to post by zaiger
Silent Hill is not your standard video game.
The symbols used in the series, are far from random or just "triangles & pyramids".
The series has departed from what it was originally, about the time the movie came out and the 5th installment in the game series.
Anyway, back to the symbols. I didn't know until recently, that the symbols displayed in some of the games, namely the original, are the symbols from
16th century occultist Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, and his "De occulta philosophia libri tres", (Three Books About Occult Philosophy). Pretty heavy
choice for just a "horror video game". It's been a long time since I've played this game, but from what I can remember, the Seven seals
represented the time of transformation for the coming of a god. They littered the town and were always amongst other disturbing imagery. Including
such images as, an upside down corpse used as a bloodletting sacrifice to fill up a bucket.. well, need I say more.., and with gratuitous amounts of
horror, mystery and other occult symbolism.
The whole game is an occult freak show, and it scared the ever living crap out of me when I was around 14. It is a very disturbing game
psychologically, especially the second in the series.
The protagonist in the first game is Harry Mason, who is trying to find his daughter who is inexplicably lost somewhere in the town. There is even a
secret ending which features one of the most random sequences I've ever seen in a game. UFOs fly over the town, and a bunch of other random scenes
take place. Mason gets zapped with a ray gun and abducted.. apparently. It's simply known as, "the UFO ending". I mean, the guy's name is Mason..
it's just too coincidental for everything to be random. The developers were clearly knowledgeable on conspiracy theories and the occult, and did all
of this as a silly joke or they were trying to plant a strange message.
I would do a full write-up to put everything into perspective, but I don't want to lose my mind, frankly. Some of the stuff is quite unsettling. The
second game is rife with the manifestations of the protagonists sexually repressed mind in a world of hellish monsters, nightmarish worlds and
disturbing imagery. The ending, which I won't reveal, puts everything into it's place and you're left in awe.. when it was released anyway. It is
considered today to be one of the few games that holds up as a great story.