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Podcast:The Best Games Period - Episode 98 - Silent Hill 2 (ft. Mega Dads)

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Take a journey with us all the way back to the turn of the millennium to the game that laid the groundwork for what would become the template for psychological horror in video games. Silent Hill 2 became a textbook example of how to create unnerving and uncomfortable spaces in video games both in-game and the mind of the player. With a number of strange, often confusing decisions, Silent Hill 2 reels players into a game that plays the player rather than the other way around.


This week, we are joined by Mega Dads co-creators Adam Leonhardt and John Wahl! You can check out the duo's work and podcast over on MegaDads.org where they write, talk, and create comics about gaming and parenting. 


Should we consider Silent Hill 2 one of the best games period, disturbing subject matter and all?


Each week we will be tackling a video game, old or new, that at least one of us believes deserves to stand as one of the greatest games of all time. We'll dive into its history, development, and gameplay, while trying to argue for or against the game of the week. Sometimes we will be in harmonious agreement, other times we might be fighting a bitter battle to the very end. However each episode shakes out, we hope that everyone who listens will find the show entertaining and informative.



Outro music: Silent Hill 2 'There Was a Hole Here' by The Wingless (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR00711)


You can download or listen to the podcast over on Soundcloud, our hosting site, and iTunes. A YouTube version is available as well, so you can watch what we are talking about while we talk about it!


If you want to have your opinion heard on air, share your opinion in the comments, follow the show on Twitter, and participate in the weekly polls: @BestGamesPeriod 


Be sure to follow Mega Dads on Twitter: @megadadsblog


AND listen to their podcast: Mega Dads Live


New episodes of The Best Games Period will be released every Monday


Don't forget to sign up for Extra Life to help sick and injured kids in hospitals around the US and Canada by playing games!

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