It is the time of the year for scares so I've decided to finally play and finish a Silent Hill game. My only experience with the franchise is an hour with 4 which I liked the premise but I was picky with my games back then so I gave it back to my buddy.
My question is, out of the two SH games I own which should I play? I bought the HD collection when it came out so my options are 2 and 3. I know 2 is the loved game of the franchise but I'm personally afraid that the hype for the game might ruin it for me and I will pick it apart when I really just want to play a horror game, that is why I'm leaning towards 3 because I know very little about it and heard it is still a pretty good game.
EDIT: Another question is will I be missing that much about SH3 if I don't play the first one (which I have no desire to play that one)? That might be the deciding factor for me