Whiskey, Wellness, and Wisdom

with Matthew Bachman

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams. James Sunderland looking in the mirror.

Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams is a psychological horror game that delves deep into the heavier themes of guilt and our perception of reality.

Silent Hill. Harry Mason waking up in cafe.

Konami’s legendary video game series Silent Hill is anything but mindless entertainment, it has a philosophy to the story. Like any good story, the series has layers like an onion that the player slowly peels away at to reveal an ultimate truth within the story’s universe. Over the course of the the game there are two important themes that are explored: parental duty and humanity. There is certainly a lesson in philosophy to be learnt through Silent Hill.

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