I just finished the game yesterday. Overall, the game was a complete improvement over the first one.
However I did not find it as scary as the first one. Don't get me wrong, the game was intense, it gave you that feeling of being helpless at some points, and created anxiety over the fact that you did not know what monstrosities and when will come to get you next, especially when you could hear them but not see them.
With that said, I was very scared though during the revisit to the Ishimura. The Ishimura... That bloody thing has a unique atmosphere. I wouldn't want to go in there even if I carried all the weapons in the world.
I think the reason it was/is scarier than the rest parts of the game is because while the other locations of the game are dreadfull as well, they, however, are somehow familiar sights. I mean homes, buildings etc. All these have familiar qualities to them.
The environment of the Ishimura on the other hand is something alien. It's all metal, it's all confined spaces, it's not something that would make you want to go in there; it seems like a pretty hostile environment. Plus the whole thing is like it's haunted by something out of this world [I mean , there are disembodied voices coming out the walls, who wouldn't want to have voices in their walls? :D ].
Anyway,in a nutshell, I was not dissapointed a bit from the game, but I would like to see more Ishimura-ish environments in future installments. So what was the part that scared YOU the most and why so?
Cheers MitchK 13:06, February 2, 2011 (UTC)