20 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn't Know About Silent Hill
20. The First Game's Strategy Guide Is Actually Useless
The original Playstation Silent Hill changed a lot from the initial demo, which was bundled with the first Metal Gear Solid in an attempt to boost sales. Stores in the town have different names, police cars specify they're from Buffalo State's traffic division, all blood was made green to make it suitable for a general audience, and parts of the game that weren't complete were simply blocked off by walls. The game changed even more later in development, with the team reacting to notes from Konami and censors, and generally tweaked with the overall design. Which caused one particular issue when it came to the Silent Hill strategy guide something you needed for a game as obtuse as this, pre-GameFAQs. The version of Silent Hill the strategy guide was based on was noticeably different to the one that ended up in stores. Besides some minor cosmetic alterations, the developers changed several of the puzzles and their solutions from the version of the game give to the strategy guide folk meaning that the tips given within were totally useless.