Why do I find the Labyrinth so unsettling?

James got a letter. From a dead person. Oh dear.

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^ You wrote "readed" and my mind went numb. I pray that English is not your first language, because I will cry if it is.
Sorry, I just....readed....
Maybe I am in the labyrinth right now.
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Mephisto wrote:Funny of you to make fun of people who don't write right, i'm not english and by seeing this behaviour I'm glad that I'm not.

Peachy is a fine lady.... :wink:

I believe she was just being sarcastic, doesn't mean you should
take a stab at "english" peoplez....

But what you said before that post actually made a lot of sense, it did feel like he was trying to escape his own mind, well observed.
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The labyrinth was unsettling to me because it was bland and very plain. Plain walls,weird music and the fact that it can't exist and such makes it feel like a completely desolate lonely place which it definitely pulls off and that makes it unsettling.
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I was more creeped out by the fact that James jumped into seemingly bottomless pits and got out without injury... But the labyrinth itself was creepy because it consited of several areas that all screamed out decay, chaos and the "destruction" of reality as we know it. I also wondered how deep it really was and who built it.
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It was the lack of decay that made it so creepy for me. The prison was rotted and rusted and looked like it had been abandoned for centuries. The labyrinth could have still been in use.
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I was running through the Labyrinth and I said outloud, "You know? I haven't seen that guy with the helmet that was banging those mannequins in a while."
Next thing I know he comes marching around the corner and my controller goes flying of my hand as I screamed and fell out of my chair.
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^Hahaha yeah I wasn't expecting it either.

I love that you can find PH's room in the Labyrinth...
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For me, the labyrith is the scariest and also the best level of the game. I love how weird it is. Tocula was the most intense, though.

I love how the Hotel is sortof calm and quiet, very refreshing after the tense prison and labyrith levels.
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>I love how the Hotel is sortof calm and quiet, very refreshing after the tense prison and labyrith levels.

I thought the calm, darkness and dead quiet made the hotel even more disturbing after going through the previous areas.... :shock:
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Ha ha! It's more unsettling for me on replays, but my first time through it seemed really relaxing and nice, a place I'd love to be.
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Oddish wrote:Right... much of the Labyrinth's scare factor is what leads up to it. Especially that morgue, which I think is the most horrible location in the entire game. The way those corpses are just so indifferently stuffed into holes and left to rot... urghhh.

If the game began in the labyrinth, it wouldn't be nearly as scary.
Agreed. The prison and morgue and all the hole jumping before the labyrinth was way more unsettling to me than the actual labyrinth.
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^Same here. That morgue was creepy as hell. But I just love that Walter Sullivan grave. I love little cameos like that (even if it is a retroactive cameo).
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The bodies crammed into the holes in the wall before James jumps in made me think that there was a boss down there that ate the bodies. Then I was like, "Wait that doesn't make sense." Then I realized how redundant that statement is in Silent Hill, because I was maybe eight hundred fifty thousand feet below the earth at that point and GOING FARTHER.
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And yet ended up on the surface. I love impossible-space shit like that. It makes it all the more unnerving.
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LoL I agree, the Labyrinth is very unsettling >_< During my first playthrough, I only ran into Pyramid Head in the circular area where you can go up the ladders and you don't know which side PH is on (unless you run right smack into him) ^^; In the water area, I didn't see, hear or run into him. But with my 2nd playthrough when I was in the water area, I thought at first it was a lying figure heading towards me but nope nope...it was Pyramid Head and that freaked me the hell out!! I didn't know he could be down there too so I was like "WtF?!"

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the cube was creepy for me because it had all those wierd faces and you had to find another exit by staying in the room and trying to solve it....creepy....
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I find the labyrinth nerve wrecking to me because when I saw PH underground where you find his sword , I thought" shit he's going to be everywhere, so every time there was a corner I approached cautiously fearing that he would be waiting..
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I think what gives the Labyrinth a lot its creepiness is the fact that it's purely otherworldly. You know that given all the holes you've jumped down and the depth you've plummeted to, you can't possibly be in the real world anymore. You're in the depth of the town's darkness, and the darkness in James' mind. He's got some issues.
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