Silent Hill: Shattered Memories Initially Bases Scares On These Questions

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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.

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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

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