Konami’s Silent Hill 2 is widely regarded as one of the best games (if not the best) in the entire series. We’ve posted several times over the years in appreciation of the game. And why not? In addition to the big emphasis on psychological horror and the masterful soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, part of what made the game so memorable was the emotional toll it took on players. Dealing with some dark subject matter in a mature fashion was a big part of it, but also the fact that you were emotionally invested in the characters, stilted acting and all.
It’s also no secret that Guy Cihi, the voice behind the game’s protagonist, James Sunderland, is a huge supporter of the SH2 fanbase. Cihi also maintains a healthy presence on his YouTube page, posting videos related to the game. Recently, Cihi released a behind-the-scenes video of a motion capture session for a key scene in the game (read: spoilers) involving Jacquelyn Breckenridge (the actress who played Laura), performance director Jeremy Blaustein, and other members of Team Silent. The video in question Cihi thought was lost in his personal storage for the past 15 years, but has now been posted for all to see.
Again, the scene in question contains spoilers, so if you haven’t played the game (and why not?) and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click.