The Philosophy of Silent Hill 2 - Wisecrack Edition

31 déc. 2019
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Silent Hill 2 is one of those video games we just can't quit. It's iconic, beloved, and thoroughly nightmare inducing. But there's a deeper layer to this spooky tale, and it has a whole lot to do with Carl Jung. Let's dig in with this Wisecrack Edition on the Philosophy of Silent Hill 2.
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  • I just played it this week and finished it off. This video has made me love it, coz i was a little confused by all the randomness. Thank you

    CaNNeD CRaZyCaNNeD CRaZyIl y a 2 jours
  • 4:35 this isn't true, after you get to the Town he couldn't turn back, every way has a dead end and after the jump to hole scenes, he can't get back. Oh, and btw I first played this last year and I turned to 39 maybe too young.

    Tibor MagyarTibor MagyarIl y a 4 jours
  • "In my restless dreams, I see that town. Silent Hill. You promised me you'd take me there again someday. But you never did. Well, I'm alone there now... In our 'special place'... Waiting for you... Waiting for you to come to see me. But you never do. And so I wait, wrapped in my cocoon of pain and loneliness. I know I've done a terrible thing to you. Something you'll never forgive me for. I wish I could change that, but I can't. I feel so pathetic and ugly laying here, waiting for you... Every day I stare up at the cracks in the ceiling and all I can think about is how unfair it all is... The doctor came today. He told me I could go home for a short stay. It’s not that I'm getting better. It’s just that this may be my last chance... I think you know what I mean... Even so, I'm glad to be coming home. I've missed you terribly. But I'm afraid, James. I'm afraid you don't really want me to come home. Whenever you come see me, I can tell how hard it is on you... I don't know if you hate me or pity me... Or maybe I just disgust you... I'm sorry about that. When I first learned that I was going to die, I just didn't want to accept it. I was so angry all the time and I struck out at everyone I loved most. Especially you, James. That's why I understand if you do hate me. But I want you to know this, James. I'll always love you. Even though our life together had to end like this, I still wouldn't trade it for the world. We had some wonderful years together. Well, this letter has gone on too long, so I'll say goodbye. I told the nurse to give this to you after I'm gone. That means that as you read this, I'm already dead. I can't tell you to remember me, but I can't bear for you to forget me. These last few years since I became ill... I'm so sorry for what I did to you, did to us... You've given me so much and I haven't been able to return a single thing. That's why I want you to live for yourself now. Do what's best for you, James. James... You made me happy."

    athfcozathfcozIl y a 6 jours
  • Love this game so much

    MiamiAromaMiamiAromaIl y a 24 jours
  • SH3 is my favorite in the series. I remember I used to dread it every time I heard that siren.

    PlayingGamesTodayPlayingGamesTodayIl y a mois
  • 12:13 your sort of wrong there. The monsters in the SH movie were manifestations of Allessa’s mind

    Capped miner 369Capped miner 369Il y a mois
  • 22 years? more 19 years (it's from 2001) > good video though, thanks!

    BigLebowski2000BigLebowski2000Il y a 2 mois
  • Wait..0:42 the psychology or the philosophy of silent hill 2?

    eHL ShckeHL ShckIl y a 3 mois
  • Silent Hill 2 was not released in 1998, , poser, get a real job

    MrApollonXMrApollonXIl y a 3 mois
  • Tlou2 was trying so hard to do almost the same as sh2... except it was for revenge theme... and of course tlou2 tackles reality than this one... bit fails badly... I dont thats just how I saw tlou2...

    huzai fahhuzai fahIl y a 3 mois
  • I am suffering from depression and depersonalization, that’s why I was initially interested in this game. Now after this video I learned a whole lot more! The theories of Carl Jung are very interesting. Thank you!

    tsukitsukiIl y a 4 mois
  • Were there no genuine fans at wisecrack that could have done this video? The milktoast presentation could only be done by someone who has no attachment beyond they just got paid to research resemblances to jungian psychology and *nothing* else, to explain the philosophy of SH2. Zzzzzz

    techdeckdudes _techdeckdudes _Il y a 4 mois
  • Silent hill or as I like to call it scary therapy session

    katia castañedakatia castañedaIl y a 4 mois
  • I really think silent hill downpour wasnt that bad, it has many symbols and a very interesting story, at least for me...

    Gustavo.lorenzGustavo.lorenzIl y a 4 mois
  • Here because dubious hype. Really hoping we get a reboot in vogue of Team Silent.

    CrowdPleaser 1980CrowdPleaser 1980Il y a 4 mois
  • who is here from dbd.

    Sporting_TL7Sporting_TL7Il y a 5 mois
  • I was always wondering whether fog is symbolic. Is it just a way to make you lose sense of direction.

    Konstantinos PsychasKonstantinos PsychasIl y a 5 mois
  • Still much left unexplained, why was Laura on SH, and trying to kill James? And Maria? Too much stuff left untouched from the overall explanation of what SH2 is meant for the player itself. Also, who was Angela and why did she flee into the flames on the final confrontation?

    vtxvtxIl y a 5 mois
  • Freud was a freaky ... krhm... friend

    Kristian KariKristian KariIl y a 5 mois
  • Did this video use HD collection footage? It looks so much worse than usual

    RasenganRasenganIl y a 5 mois
  • It's not love and fear. It's sex and death.

    All_lives_matter, reject fabricated racism by govtAll_lives_matter, reject fabricated racism by govtIl y a 5 mois
  • Silent hill 2 ,Planescape torment , Chrono trigger , Mask of betrayer ,Xenogears , Nier 1 ,2 Spec ops the line , Rule of rose , Persona 5 has much better story and much intelligent dialogs than boring The last of us and Witcher 3 top two overrated games ever made for fans DISNEY and dumb people.

    SolarisSolarisIl y a 5 mois
  • You did an adequate job analyzing Silent Hill 2, but your statements on the newer games (12:08) was incredibly uneducated, and has left me convinced you did NO prior research on them in the slightest. Alex Shepherd's psychology is the axis of Homecoming's story. You may or may not enjoy how they executed it, but Homecoming very much does explore the psychology of Alex.

    GnosticTheistGnosticTheistIl y a 5 mois
  • Only one normal is Laura.

    c5onc5onIl y a 5 mois
  • excelent video! congratulations! and i never said this on youtube video

    PyrosPyrosIl y a 5 mois
  • I remember I manged to finish playing the entire game when I was 10yo (with some guides in certain puzzles because Im too dumb) just because I was... let's say "interesed" in the sexy nurses.

    Chiffon Cake and TeaChiffon Cake and TeaIl y a 6 mois
  • How can we have a proper adult discourse on this game and Jungian psychoanalysis without talking about the sexual symbolism explicitly?.... I know you guys are afraid of being demonetized but inferring to the act of sexual penetration, instead of discussing it up front is extremely patronizing and damaging to your analysis.

    Alonso Benavente FortesAlonso Benavente FortesIl y a 6 mois
  • Definitely one of my favorite games

    H VH VIl y a 6 mois
  • i just finished this gamre and cringe the whole way, jesus, what lazy dialog is that? oh james? u suposed to save me, u that i just met at the street, that despite i was afraid i got chilling there with my mini skirt

    zoiuduuzoiuduuIl y a 7 mois

    SolarisSolarisIl y a 7 mois
  • Where was this when I had a philosophy paper on the subject

    Brenndan McDonaughBrenndan McDonaughIl y a 7 mois
  • Not defending the movie (because it's not great) but like the first game the monsters inhabiting the town are actually meant to be taking form from Alessa's (or whatever shes called in the films) mind, not Harry/Rose's mind, it even elaborates on the nurses by talking about her jealousy and anger toward her pretty nurse, theres also a bit of development of the janitor monster, who of course abused her in the real world. No idea what James' pyramid head is doing there though, I'm guessing somebody in a boardroom decided that.

    Ben LeggettBen LeggettIl y a 7 mois
  • it’s time for philosophy of the mighty boosh

    feednaniganfeednaniganIl y a 7 mois
  • 5:12 When I first played Silent Hill 2, my interpretation was that the Lying Figure represented a squirting vagina because of the sexual nature of the monsters and that was a representation of the only thing that James liked in Mary

    Pedro BellePedro BelleIl y a 7 mois
    • LMAO

      Symebo SymeboSymebo SymeboIl y a 5 mois
  • Make a video on The Philosophy of SIlent Hill 4: The Room

    Pedro BellePedro BelleIl y a 7 mois
  • Enjoy Jung, love Nolan, love archetypes, this video’s so perfect.

    J LupusJ LupusIl y a 7 mois
  • But what is the fucking Bogeyman from Homecoming doing on the thumbnail to a video about SH2? Instant dislike just for that mockery.

    Всеволод СергеевичВсеволод СергеевичIl y a 8 mois
  • wow that is quite the face your demons game in the most creepy way woooo see why many pay such creepy games

    yamila perdomoyamila perdomoIl y a 8 mois
  • Silent 2 was released on other platforms that generation of consoles - I happen to play it on Xbox. Not sure how that makes it's a "PS2 game". Yes, I can already hear (read?) the damage control that will result from this statement.

  • The precursor of every single word you used was called Sigmund Freud.

    Inceptions661Inceptions661Il y a 8 mois
  • Blame Freud. Always blame Freud. LOL

    Inceptions661Inceptions661Il y a 8 mois
  • I definitely agree that the movie missed the mark, but I would say they did rationalize the symbolism behind their monsters. What one must realize though is that, unlike in SH2, the monsters in the movie are not related to the protagonist, but to Alessa. They are born of her subconscious and, these nightmares have swallowed the town, and thus shared by all those trapped within. (SPOILERS for an old movie based on an old game) -The burned children, are of course related very literally to her own experience. -The nurses are related to her growing hatred of the nurses that cared for her. Her own body would never mature and be attractive like theirs would, and thus she became jealous, as she was surrounded by these sources of envy every day. -Pyramid Head himself was a symbol of her attacker and rapist. There's a lot more to it of course, and I do not personally love how the SH movie used the symbols from 2 but not the plot. That said, I still believe that they did a decent job applying the psychological machinations of the town to this particular story, even if it was mainly all fan service.

    Myron HawkMyron HawkIl y a 8 mois
  • I really liked your analysis

    VictorixVictorixIl y a 8 mois
  • ARE YOU F KIDDING ME?! You make Silent Hill videos and NOT Legacy of Kain ones??? There goes the philosophy factor from this channel. Shame.

    Dom MoDom MoIl y a 8 mois
  • >The nearly 22 YEAR OLD game Thanks, I needed yet another existential crisis

    Disposable EmailDisposable EmailIl y a 8 mois
  • This was an excellent brake down. If they made a re-make movie you should be executive producer

    Mike RoseMike RoseIl y a 8 mois
  • that facetious spoiler warning lol

    Karl MarksmanKarl MarksmanIl y a 8 mois
  • The part with Angela's monsters are specific to her not James. You got that part wrong

    ChastityChastityIl y a 8 mois
  • Corporate censorship is out of control

    Artemis ArrowArtemis ArrowIl y a 9 mois
  • it is not just a game, it is an _experience_

    G A B EG A B EIl y a 9 mois
  • yasssss such a good game i still play it sometimes. it never gets old

    isabella oliveiraisabella oliveiraIl y a 9 mois
  • Please please please do Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    jtmk1353jtmk1353Il y a 9 mois
  • Easily one of my favorite games of all time. It was wholly unique to the genre at the time. Unfortunately, the reason it was as great as it was, was because it was the 'right game' at the right time. For this reason, it will be really difficult to best, or even be comparable with. RIP SH d>_0b

    Jragon 1Jragon 1Il y a 9 mois
  • No mention of Korngold's Die tote stadt? The plot looks a lot like that of the opera.

    Luiz Max CarvalhoLuiz Max CarvalhoIl y a 9 mois
  • "I feel so pathetic and ugly laying here." Cut to Harley Quinn ad. Well, sh's not wrong.

    Jesse GoloJesse GoloIl y a 9 mois
  • 0:23 I think he was talking about Metal Gear.

    Gabberman9000 FilmsGabberman9000 FilmsIl y a 9 mois
  • I noticed something about RE 7.... Girl has been away for 3 years, boyfriend comes to save her. Same with Silent Hill

    Official RivvOfficial RivvIl y a 9 mois
  • Amazing analysis.

    30Kisses30KissesIl y a 9 mois
  • Took you long enough to talk about this game

    Marcela HMarcela HIl y a 9 mois
  • Maybe you could look at the philosophy of the Netflix "You" series. Feel there are some good spectrums there.

    holme 95holme 95Il y a 9 mois
  • Do taxi driver!

    SuicidalDuckSuicidalDuckIl y a 9 mois
    • SuicidalDuck hell yeah

      ArealoneArealoneIl y a 9 mois
  • The Philosophy of The Last of Us anybody??

    Lake McClaryLake McClaryIl y a 9 mois
  • Hey wanna know about this thing? Well first we need to talk about this 17th century philosopher...

    mr. wonderfulmr. wonderfulIl y a 9 mois
  • When I was in highschool, I did a comparative analysis essay about the video game of SH2 vs the movie, given that the movie's content doesn't match with the whole EVERYTHING about the original game. There's a massive huge rift about why silent hill 2 doesn't work with Rose, and misuse of Pyramid head in not only the movie but also in Homecoming. It's SO disappointing to see how Pyramid Head has become the overarching figure for what everyone believes Silent Hill represents. PH is ONE SINGLE person's manifestation of trauma, and doesn't get to apply to other people. Although the movie was more of a mashup between 1 and 2 (it shouldn't have been), it also completely breaks what Silent Hill itself is supposed to be.

    Rohan McLellanRohan McLellanIl y a 9 mois
  • You should study the philosophy of Etrian Odyssey!

    Gothic ArtificerGothic ArtificerIl y a 9 mois
  • I hate how people call The Red Pyramid, Pyramid Head. That is not the spectres name.

    Steven CooperSteven CooperIl y a 9 mois
  • Silent Hill and Jumanji are the most intense forms of therapy

    Extran TavesExtran TavesIl y a 9 mois
  • Silent Hill 2 is from 2001, so is not 21 years old.

    Gabriel G. ReyesGabriel G. ReyesIl y a 9 mois
  • "nearly 22 year old game" smh it came out in 2001

    Raptor RSRRaptor RSRIl y a 9 mois
  • Wait so the title of the video says it's gonna be about Silent Hill 2, but the thumbnail is the Pyramid Head/"Boogeyman" design from Homecoming?

    AhnketAhnketIl y a 9 mois
  • That's a great theory and may have even satisfied most of the uninformed, but everyone knows the dog was behind it all!

    BtRobotBtRobotIl y a 9 mois
  • Fun fact. If you go into the final fight with pyramid head without any ammo for any gun you'll automatically win the fight.

    halkeye20halkeye20Il y a 9 mois
  • How do I get into silent hill play the game first or movie? Just kidding the game fruit of course😂 who do I get to play it though do I need certain game system?

    Jarod 1999Jarod 1999Il y a 9 mois
  • so wait ...acording to the sh mythos the town atracts people to it and creates some weird dimensions ? i know only that the lore of the games is complex and quite wacky

    ThotSlayerThotSlayerIl y a 9 mois
  • I don't play it but I am very familiar. I love it!

    Derill troy Sto domingDerill troy Sto domingIl y a 9 mois
  • Plsssssss do City of Ember :)

    Madz CMadz CIl y a 9 mois
  • >vid about silent hill 2 >silent hill 5 (the shittiest thing ever) screenshot as a thumbnail dude wtf

    E SE SIl y a 9 mois
  • Why does everyone ignore Sulent Hill? The first one? I found it to be far more frightening and thought provoking than 2.

    Konigreen LavenderblueKonigreen LavenderblueIl y a 9 mois
  • I miss silent hills. Fucking Konami is horse shit.

    steven310250steven310250Il y a 9 mois
  • one of my favorite games ever made

    blittzzy __blittzzy __Il y a 9 mois
  • Honestly, nothing that you haven't heard about SH yet. I hoped this would tap a bit more into the "philosophy" like the title suggested.

    NadaismusNadaismusIl y a 9 mois
  • Please please please do Uncut Gems

    Sacred GalaxiesSacred GalaxiesIl y a 9 mois
  • Can you do a philosophy of Pink Floyd’s The Wall?

    nocoinnocoinIl y a 9 mois
  • Can we get a philosophy of goat simulator It is loaded with deep introspective questions

    EliEliIl y a 9 mois
  • What math makes the game 22 years old?

    Caleb GrovesCaleb GrovesIl y a 9 mois
  • Analyze the dog ending :v

    Mateus R. de AndradeMateus R. de AndradeIl y a 9 mois
  • Messiah ?

    Finn SteurFinn SteurIl y a 9 mois
  • Maria is one of the most interesting characters ever

    edwardedwardIl y a 9 mois
  • You guys gotta do The Lighthouse.

    537monster537monsterIl y a 9 mois
  • Do pathologic 2, pretty please?

    Diane NguyenDiane NguyenIl y a 9 mois
  • Hey hey hey you cant just say the name of a channel followed by the word Michael, i'm pretty sure thats trademarked

    Tricolorrr533Tricolorrr533Il y a 9 mois
  • Anyone sad they havnt made a new thug notes sense 2016 or 2017???

    Austin leeAustin leeIl y a 9 mois
  • Do a philosophy video of the movie Colatteral

    Jarron WilliamsJarron WilliamsIl y a 9 mois
  • Its 17-18 yearold game???

    Canino AbdulCanino AbdulIl y a 9 mois
  • The fucking AIDS controls still haunt my dreams.

    iTz OlieiTz OlieIl y a 9 mois
  • Glee - What Went Wrong? - Wisecrack Edition?

    mason carrmason carrIl y a 9 mois
  • I believe that Silent Hill 2 is and always will be the deepest, most introspective and layered story told by a video game. I would pay a lot to have a RE2 style remake of this game, bringing back the old voice cast but re-doing parts of the performances that IMO are pretty shoddy to really sell the emotion. Too bad Konami is determined to kill all of its best IPs.

  • Don’t worry, we blame Konami a lot; they deserve it.

    Shis NoShis NoIl y a 9 mois
  • 7:27 "Don't blame us, blame Konami" Oh believe me I often do

    Dragoniron97Dragoniron97Il y a 9 mois
  • Can you do something on Messiah the new netflix series?

    George IlieGeorge IlieIl y a 9 mois