I'm playing Silent Hill 2 for the first time and I have run into a bit of a problem.
I like to play these kinds of games with the minimal amount of killing possible, for item preservation and so forth. So far I've managed to avoid every enemy in the game, but I've reached a point where trying this is getting me rather, annoyed, to put it extremely lightly. As a result I am now more than willing to slaughter everything in my path.
One thing that I have never heard of when it comes to Silent Hill 2, is the fact that the camera is atrocious. This revelation has taking place in the hospital, where the sexy nurses call home. The nurses attack fast and damn do they attack hard. Every time you enter a room the camera is facing behind you. No game, I do not appreciate this lovely camera angle you've giving me. I'd much rather see the three unstoppable killing machines in front of me that I'm blindly running towards. It was infuriating. Every damn room! Any attempt to get the camera to look down the numerous halls resulted in me staring at a wall instead. On top of that, after the game loads a new area it remains a black screen for a moment, meaning enemies can attack me before I have a chance to react. I still haven't finished the hospital because I was so pissed with it.
I don't know, maybe I'm doing something wrong here and this camera is actually the greatest camera to have ever graced a video game. Or it really is a blight upon this, so far, wonderful game.
But I digress.
What I actually started this for, before I rambled into some sort of mini rant, was for a simple question.
Will killing the enemies have any effect on the ending? And if so how egregious does my rampage have to be?
Now the quickest way I probably could have answered this was by randomly gallivanting through this beautiful cesspit we call the internet. But I would like to avoid spoilers. This game is over 10 years old and I've managed to avoid them so far. So obviously giving my luck, now is the time when they'll all come pouring into my eyes.