Silent Hill 2’s Main Characters Were Inspired By Real, Bloody History

Summary

Silent Hill 2 reflects on James Sunderland’s trauma and regrets through symbolism in its setting and characters.

The characters in the game may have drawn inspiration from historical figures like Jack the Ripper.

Maria’s character is a manifestation of James’ troubled mind, paralleling the uniqueness of Mary Jane Kelly.

When it comes to psychological horror in video games, Silent Hill 2 is a masterclass in character study. The spectral fog that overtakes the tiny town is, in many ways, a metaphor for James Sunderland’s trauma and the toll it has taken on his psyche. The monsters that emerge from the …
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