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Silent Hill or Resident Evil

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Started: 7/1/2011 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Motoko

Pro

A simple debate over what is better.
Pro is for Silent Hill, Con is for Resident Evil
Trying to figure out if one really is better than the other, but do not argue the obvious 'well in Resident Evil you get to shoot zombies!' more or less about the plot of each.
jpbuddypal

Con

Well let me start off by saying that Resident evil was the 1st game to really perfect the idea of this gaming Genre in 1996, it has had over 26 different release titles come out for various systems, and its had a successful movies franchise staring a gorgeous Milla Jovovich. Its also flat our scarier than Silent Hill, and both these games are suppose to be scary. What makes the Resident evil games more scary is that they are at least more realistic than Silent hill. The problem with silent hill is that basically the same thing happens in each different town, so you're playing the same game....just in a different town, while resident evil has a pretty good story line
Debate Round No. 1
Motoko

Pro

First of all, the movies were not good. silent hill at least tried to follow the canon of the games when they released a movie.
Silent hill is frightening because it's mostly psychological, and it's downright gross when you go through it enough times to realize what it all means, it also can completely ruin your idea of religion and even strike you at a whole new level depending on what you as an individual believe to be frightening.
Resident Evil is not scary, the dialogue is BAD, especially in Code Veronica.
And don't get me started on 5, resident Evil 5 in itself was HORRIBLE. it wasn't scary, at all.
Silent hill uses ambient sound and lighting as an advantage, and what doesn't kill you will at least try to rip out your guts or cut you in half with some rusted knife, or smash our face in with a rusted crowbar, but either way, Resident Evil is an easy, fun game. I just can't see it being scary at all. The concept of biologically reanimated corpses is so close to reality it might SEEM scary, but 'shoot them in the head' becomes a routine after awhile.
jpbuddypal

Con

Now I'm not gonna say Silent Hill is a bad game, cause Its not.
For most people the more realistic a horror game is, the more a person can identify himself with the character and be into the game more, making it more scary for the person.
Now if the movies were so bad, why would they keep making them? Obviously there's a following to the resident evil franchise.
The Fact that Silent hill has ambient noise does not make it scarier, I don't know of anyone who'd scared of the wind
Debate Round No. 2
Motoko

Pro

Have you ever played every single silent hill game?

About your 'oh the movies are great'
they do NOT follow the plot of the movie because CAPCOM did not make them, Alice never existed in Resident Evil, nor is she considered canon to it. She's a fancharacter, that's all, and none of the game fans like the movies, so far. the CG ones are not included, but the live action movies are horrible.
At least in silent Hill we get to see Pyramid Head, even in the movie, which was FAN MADE. KONAMI and CAPCOM did not make the movies.
jpbuddypal

Con

Then let me prove my point by a free market approach, if there wasn't a fan base for both the movie and game series, then the company's making the movies/games would be losing money on these projects and would stop making them. The people have spoken, and they have continued to buy the games, go see the movies.

Resident Evil had been going strong since 1996. It has a long steady track record that Silent Hill just doesn't have

The only comparison I could make would be comparing Micheal Jordan(Resident Evil) to Lebron James(Silent Hill). (maybe not the most appropriate comparison,but makes my point)
Debate Round No. 3
Motoko

Pro

Yes, but this debate isn't about what existed before what and for how long, it's the pros and cons of both of them, more or less. Sales have nothing to do with it.
jpbuddypal

Con

But sales do have something to do with it, why would people buy a game that wasn't good, they wont. So the consistently of sales over the years prove that its a strong game series.
Debate Round No. 4
Motoko

Pro

But sales is not what this debate is about. It's a comparison of the games themselves, not how much they sold. If you're willing to waste space and not read the first post you should forfeit now.
jpbuddypal

Con

ok, at least Resident evil has a continuing story line, unlike Silent hill where its always a new town with the same stuff
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Rachelle0705 3 years ago
Rachelle0705
RESIDENT EVIL!!!! Alice is the most beast chick ever!! She. Can kick zombie and non-zombie butt. I'm talking about the movie. She has some sort of power that she has that she uses to kill zombies or the people who encourage the zombie outbreak. In the middle of all this cramp she has the power to still feel and love for another person. That's the biggest pro of all especially when most would kill them selves if they survived.
Posted by bcresmer 5 years ago
bcresmer
In RE4, when Your in the lab and the regenerater busts though the door. Scared. The. Sh!t. Out. Of. Me.
Posted by bcresmer 5 years ago
bcresmer
In RE4, when Your in the lab and the regenerater busts though the door. Scared. The. Sh!t. Out. Of. Me.
Posted by Silver_Falcon 5 years ago
Silver_Falcon
I'm not much into that kind of gameplay, but i really love the Silent Hill soundtracks.
Posted by Sieben 5 years ago
Sieben
Resident evil is garbage.

Silent hill actually does have continuity. But SH5 is garbage.
Posted by CiRrK 5 years ago
CiRrK
Interesting topic. Who knows I might take it
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Vote Placed by Cobo 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Each Went off from there own sides. but Con did it less.
Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both sides could have used more structure and coherent arguments. 1 pt to Con simply as Pro had the BoP and could not carry it.
Vote Placed by shooterboss 5 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I had mixed feelings about this topic. True, Resident Evil is starting to lose its momentum in the new games (Resident Evil 5), but it still is a great series in my opinion.