By Spencer . June 18, 2009 . 9:35am
Konami touts Silent Hill: Shattered Memories as an adaptive horror game. “The more you play it, the more it plays you,” a Konami representative said while I was playing. Shattered Memories analyzes how you play, what objects you examine, and if you dash into rooms without caution to figure out how to frighten you.
But, when you start Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for the first time it doesn’t know anything about you. The game begins with a psychiatrist saying, “We take this at your pace.” You can look around for a few seconds by waving the remote. Then the psychiatrist hands the player a personality profile and says, “try to answer truthfully, it’s easier that way.” You check true or false to the following seven questions, which are the first elements used to create a player’s fear profile.
1.) I make friends easily
2.) Having a drink helps me relax
3.) I always listen to other people’s feelings
4.) I prefer abstract ideas
5.) I have enjoyed role-play during sex
6.) Working to plan or schedule is best
7.) I have never cheated on a partner