Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004)

Video Game  |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  7 September 2004 (USA)
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A man see himself trapped in his apartment, that is completely locked and without a way out. Without clues of how that happened, he finds a mysterious hole in his bathroom that could be the exit.



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Credited cast:
Henry Townshend (voice)


Henry Townshend wakes up one day to realize that his apartment has been chained and bolted shut...from the inside. All by himself inside the creepy apartment room, he tries calling for help, but no one can hear him. Henry's only escape is through a strange portal-like hole that appears in his bathroom, but the hole takes him to strange places, which house strange secrets, and even stranger creatures. Henry must go through this hole if he wants to get away from his apartment, which is slowly being invaded by an evil force, and must attempt to find an answer for who or what locked him in... Written by G-reaper

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Open The Door To Evil


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Jasper Gein: I finally met him! The one the nosey guy talked about... the Devil!
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References The Hole (1998) See more »


Waiting For You
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Music Supervisor: Joe Romersa
Music by Akira Yamaoka
Lyrics by Joe Romersa
Original Lyrics by Hiroyuki Owaku
Vocalist: Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
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Gosh, Silent Hill 4 is great and underrated .
22 December 2004 | by (Mass) – See all my reviews

Silent Hill 4 is satisfying me more and more as I play it. I will admit that the gameplay is kind of clunky, but that's like it's only flaw along with The camera angles. As awesome as they are in a lot of parts, it gets in the way when it comes to fighting. This is the first SH game that I've.. worried about dying in. I can see what they were trying to do and for the most part it works, I'm a lot more panicked. In the first three, enemies would be like... hie, and I'd be like "hey whatever" and they'd be like "-k- I got owned". in this one, I dread every single moment I run into an enemy so that adds a lot for me. It IS a game, and I do like challenge. I must go against what a lot of the naysayers are going on about on this site and elsewhere, there is NOTHING all that wrong or "missing" so far. It feels like I'm playing a Silent Hill game, but this one, at the same time, feels more adventurous to me. It's acting like there's a lot more story to be told, but its being cool about not letting things go. It's really trying to just mess with your head so far.

One thing I REALLY like is how unlike the previous games, like... its like YOU'RE Henry, experiencing the events, which is a good reason why you're in first person mode in the apartment room (A SH first). You're seeing out of his eyes. In the other games, you're controlling a character, but in this one, its like you're in control but you ARE the character. It's very awesome. On this subject of being scary well, I've heard people complain that it wasn't as scary and I respect that, but the game is doing some kind of different fear to me. The environments so far have been extremely just... depressing. In the other three, there was depression, but the environments were more modeled after anxiety and fear. This one.... just feels like you're in purgatory or something. Like you're a wandering spirit yourself. I mean, the forest part of the game for example; its a forest, but there are a lot of "rooms" like...buildings and shafts, and the orphanage for another example, it feels almost... unnatural like its some sort of stage in a way. However at the same time, it feels very alive. So, this one... its extremely creepy, but while playing, its given me this incredibly... lost and hopeless feeling, like this story will never end or something. Like I'm just going to keep going through these portals, ending up in God knows where, watching other people get drawn in and eventually suffer. They don't have to be developed characters...this is another thing people are complaining about while playing; The way I feel while playing is the same way I'm sure they feel, and I feel sorry for the characters because of that.

So in conclusion, This game is anything but a disappointment. After having played it for hours and hours after hearing a year full of "something is missing" and "this is the weakest title," all I can do is just sort of giggle. Its better than SH1 and SH3 IMO. I' say its on par with SH2 almost, but VASTLY more creative and amazing on so many levels. I love this game, really it's.... its own little thing, kind of a departure from the rest, but it took its time to be its own thing and expand upon things heard about in the others; which was good. It's like the film "Memento" You get the story piece by piece while at the same time you KNOW there's a lot of pieces to be found; there's a lot of story coming your way - and that's just awesome. I really cant see how people were let down by it, definitely not. I mean it was just... it was like the same, kinda, except with original ideas. It's just different because you can't freely explore the town; which I admit was one of the more intriguing things about the series, but... moving AWAY from that for once isn't bad. I guess it could be if the story wasn't so hot, but the story in this one is right behind SH 2'S. That's saying a lot. I cannot even begin to express the many reasons Silent Hill 2 is one of the most brilliant games ever created, at least story wise. Not only is it a true assault on your nerves, it's very deep; the story itself is just genius.

Basically, These games are oozing with atmosphere, art, fear - very emotionally taxing stories; just pure brilliance. There's deep characters, the art of course... all of these things are simply perfect in these games. The music is also a high point, being both subtle and deep at the same time.

As much as these games are acclaimed, I still feel that they are vastly underrated. I hope the film brings the games more attention.

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