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A man wakes up and sees himself trapped inside his apartment, which is completely locked and without a way out. Without clues of how that happened, he finds an mysterious hole in his bathroom that could be the exit.

Director:

Suguru Murakoshi

Writer:

Suguru Murakoshi (scenario writer)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Robert Belgrade Robert Belgrade ... Joseph Schreiber (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Bossick ... Henry Townshend (voice) (uncredited)
Dennis Falt Dennis Falt ... Walter Sullivan (voice) (uncredited)
Anna Kunnecke Anna Kunnecke ... Eileen Galvin (voice) (uncredited)
Lisa Ortiz Lisa Ortiz ... Cynthia Velasquez (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Open The Door To Evil


Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Xbox and PC versions)| Stereo (PlayStation 2 version)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The game was developed alongside Silent Hill 3 as a side project that was to experiment with a new play style. See more »

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The image representing the pistol bullets in the game clearly belong to a revolver while the picture representing revolver bullets clearly go to a pistol (there's a visual difference between 9mm and .357). See more »

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Walter Sullivan: [regarding the shabby doll] I got this from Miss Galvin a long, long time ago... She was younger than me back then... She looked so happy holding her mother's hand... Here, I'll give it to you...
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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Music Supervisor: Joe Romersa
Music by Akira Yamaoka
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Sure the story is amazing... but the GAME isn't.
26 November 2006 | by Kevlar01See all my reviews

It's interesting that a lot of these comments are praising "Silent Hill 4" for it's story alone. While I fully agree that the storyline is incredibly engrossing and fascinating, what these people fail to acknowledge is the simple fact that "Silent Hill 4" is SUPPOSED to be a video game. And as a video game, it is far from being an impressive installment to the series.

See the thing is... the Silent Hill series is all about telling an eerie and fascinating tale. And they've all been successful at doing so, even in this latest chapter. But what the others have that this doesn't is an interesting and fun game-play aspect. Silent Hill 4 really isn't that fun to play. It's actually really pretty boring to be honest. You run around in beautifully creative environments fighting somewhat cool monsters with a clunky and hindered battle system. There are no puzzles. No brain twisters. No real challenging obstacles at all really. The only "problem solving" you need to do is backtrack through a vast environment 2 or sometimes 3 times to pick up a key or get behind a closed door.

The entire "game-play" obstacle is simply getting from point A to point B without getting too frustrated and turning your system off. You run from room to room, from environment to environment, dodging annoying ghosts and monsters that are bent on frustrating you to the very end. They are not there to provide interesting combat but instead they are meant to make your journey literally a living hell.

So yes, the story is amazing and the Silent Hill games are incredibly at providing an interactive movie sort of feel. But Silent Hill's 1-3 gave you a great storyline and really fun game-play mechanics. The fighting was phenomenal in these games, the puzzles were challenging and interesting, and the stories were fantastic. "The Room" has VERY little of this.

This game took me nearly 4 months to beat because I simply couldn't stand how it played. The ONLY thing that kept me coming back to it was that I really, really, really wanted to see how it ended. And the entire story arch and ending are just fantastic. BUT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A VIDEO GAME! If you just wanted to see an engrossing story from Silent Hill then they should have made "The Room" a book or a movie or something. As it stands, this was a poor attempt at reinventing the series although yet again Konami proves they are fully capable at creating an intricate, beautiful, and creepy storyline was fascinating characters and incredibly visuals. Sadly, it's not enough in the big picture. I actually only wanted to give "The Room" a 6 out of 10, but as many have mentioned here before... the story is just so dam good. It's just too bad the GAME was so lackluster and poor at times.


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