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Run for the Hills 001

These little goopy children can't stop me from finding my daughter!

Silent Hill expert, Jess, guides Jan through the mysterious fog that is Silent Hill.

Nov. 17 2021

Cast: Jan, Jess

Posted by: Jan

In This Episode:

Silent Hill

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I'm so first it doesn't work.

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Just a heads up the video won’t play!

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The download link works tho

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Streaming works for me. Opera, HTML5, Windows 11

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I was literally just going to go look up a Silent Hill let's play to fill this hole in my gaming knowledge, and I'm pumped to see Jess' first series on the site! Couldn't be happier.

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janman  Staff

Hey! If the vid isn’t loading you may have to change the quality to something other than “Auto”! We’ll get to the bottom of it.

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Switching away from HTML5 worked for me.

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I do hope you do the whole series but if it's only the front 3 I'll be satisfied.

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Oh god that PS1 intro screen. Especially the sounds of it really take me back.

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I'm in.

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Silent Hill has the best music. Prove me wrong.

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Imagining the Deli Gang and Cabbage Bois getting into back alley snappy finger fights a la West Side Story now.

Great start, now let’s all do what we can to persuade Jan to run the whole series!

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Talk about Shanksgiving...

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I'm a huge baby but also interested in Silent Hill lore so I'm very excited for this

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Always was interested in this but didn't have a Playstation growing up.

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"Viscerally Jazzed" is a good pair of words.

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with 2 mins 2 latez and now this - heavy maiden rep in current GB cannon

360 number of the beast next please

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I played this game for the first time ever like 2 years ago and it's so far ahead of what everything else on the Playstation was doing at the time it feels like aliens made it.

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@janman: unfortunately it doesn't even load the player overlay for me on Edge/Chrome. managed to change the settings manually on Safari though, phew =)

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Those controls are pretty Jan-k-y

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Is there a good way to play Silent Hill 2-4 without using the (apparently busted) HD version or just buying expensive discs on Ebay?

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Hurray for Silent Hill, with Jess and Jan!

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Cabbage bois 4 lyfe.

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Cabbage Boys.

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Love the Minmo shirt, Jess! I almost bought one myself. I regret that I haven't every day.

Also that's not quite the story for how Stephen King came up with Bachman, but eh, close enough. He's got 4 books under that name (seems to be retired now) and Running Man totally was one!

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Video issue should be sorted!

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@phanboy4 said:

I played this game for the first time ever like 2 years ago and it's so far ahead of what everything else on the Playstation was doing at the time it feels like aliens made it.

It's wild how well it holds up. The atmosphere is horrifying and the sound design is top-notch, especially the ambient wailing and warbling.

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This series seems cool, but I don't really see what it has to do with Giant Bomb? Where are the energy drink reviews?

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Edited By august

@roadshell: hack/mod your old consoles to take burned discs and/or play games off a hard drive, or get yourself a computer that can run pcsx2.

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Hey, look! Just a couple'a J.O's!

Excited for this series! ありがとう

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"Don't violence. Seek therapy"

-Jan Ochoa, November 2021

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This series is going to be amazing, especially since Voidburger is the GOAT!

Also, amazing Minmo shirt!

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Those cabbage kids love to try and suck you off, huh?

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I firmly believe the tank controls make this game more intense, since you never feel quite in control and thus encounters with enemies are tense.

PS: @janman you are spot on for The Black Parade. I never got into that genre of music but that album is choice.

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Is Shattered Memories the Metal Gear Rising of Silent Hill?

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The lore building of Jan’s seemingly checkered past never ceases to amaze me. Especially contrasted with his on-stream personality.

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Jan's exasperated sigh when he figured out he was dealing with tank controls made me bust up laughing.

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This was fun! Please leave in the breaks etc. Us archive watchers would happily listen to Jess talk too.

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"What are they gonna do? Kill you immediately?" hahahaha sorry Jan.

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Definitely looking forward to more of this series.

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When I found out Jess was a big Silent Hill fan I was really hoping for some Silent Hill content. I can't wait to watch more of this. Hopefully Jan can get to SH2, since its the best horror game ever made. Looking forward to more!

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I enjoyed this so much that I extended my premium another year. Excited to see more new series like this.

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The original Silent Hill is my favorite in the series, still. I love it's grungy look and the atmosphere created by the limitations of the PS1. The graphics really add to the horror. Amazing score, brilliant puzzles.

I'm excited for this feature, but I'm also planning on playing SH1 again soon, after many years, and I kinda wanna go in without it being fresh in my mind from watching this.

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That minmo shirt is incredible. Thanks for this series.

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This is great content. Video games.

The contrast between Jan's unfamiliarity with the games and Jess's deep knowledge of the series is great.

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TIL curved thumbs aren't normal

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This was great! Hope this series goes beyond the first game, as long as Jess and Jan enjoy the ride!

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Really hyped watching how much Jan is taking this game up! Can't wait to see his first playthrough of Silent Hill 2, if he chooses to continue after this.