So I've been playing through the Silent Hill games, slowly making my way up to downpour (near the end of 3 right now I believe) and I find it very hard sometimes to play in long bursts. This is due to the crazy tension and stress it builds with its terrifying sound effects/ soundtrack and ungodly long, poorly lit hallways. I've had the same feeling when I played through Dead Space on my first playthrough and REmake. Sometimes I feel like I need to just go roll around with a bunch of puppies just to get back my sanity and return to the game. In my opinion, for these games thats pretty much a positive because that is the exact vibe they are trying to hit. Has anyone else ever had this amount of distress in a game that you just need to back away for a few minutes or even longer?
Gotta say, these Silent Hill games are scary as hell, unfortunately next up is homecoming which seems to have mixed reviews =( but I've heard many good things about downpour