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Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (Hardback)
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Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 30/01/2012
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Silent Hill: The Original Survival Horror Video Game, the second of the two inaugural studies in the Landmark Video Games series from series editors Mark J. P. Wolf and Bernard Perron, is a close analysis of the first three Silent Hill games. Silent Hill, first released in 1999, is one of the most influential of the horror video game series. Perron situates the games within the survival horror genre, both by looking at the history of the genre and by comparing Silent Hill with such important forerunners as Resident Evil and Fatal Frame. Taking a transmedia approach and underlining the designer's cinematic and literary influences, he uses the narrative structure; the techniques of imagery, sound, and music employed; and the artificial and game play emotions elicited by the games to explore the specific fears survival horror games are designed to provoke and how the experience as a whole has made the Silent Hill series one of the major landmarks of video game history.

Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472071623
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 456 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Silent Hill: The Terror Engine is a text that all Silent Hill fans - and many who are simply fans of the horror genre - will want to have on their bookshelves. ... reading this book will bring a whole new level to your experience with Silent Hill."
---Warp Zoned
"Not only does Perron analyze the terrain of an important and well-known cross-media franchise that is game-centered, he also does it from a player-centric point of view. This is a book emblematic of a maturation of game studies and will be of interest not just to game scholars but also to those engaging academically with transmedial articulations of the conventions and reinventions of horror."
--Tanya Krzywinska, Brunel University, United Kingdom
"This book combines a robust structure with outstanding fine-grained analysis of the individual games. I was impressed by how sure-footedly Bernard Perron negotiates the plot twists and turns, and charts the many influences on the games. I know these games quite well, yet I continually learned new things."
--Simon Niedenthal, Malmoe University, Sweden

"Definitely worth reading for hardcore fans of the series."
--Game Podunk

--Game Podunk"Marcus Estrada" (01/07/2012)

"Silent Hill: The Terror Engine is a text that all Silent Hill fans - and many who are simply fans of the horror genre - will want to have on their bookshelves. ... reading this book will bring a whole new level to your experience with Silent Hill."
--Warp Zoned

-- (03/14/2012)

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