The fucking bug room. You know the one. You get locked in a goddamn room with bugs. I mean… come on.
I recently acquired a Free McBoot memory card for my PS2 (and fancy component A/V cables!) so I’ve been playing through this game (again). I’ve been at the hospital area probably at least 6 times in my life, but somehow I always fail to finish the game. This time, though, I’m all the way up to the Lakeview Hotel and still going strong. There are a lot of things about this game that make all other “horror” games feel woefully inadequate, but I was actually more struck by how similar this feels to contemporary From Software stuff, particularly the atmosphere and combat of Shadow Tower (PSX, 1998). There are areas in SH2 that feel almost straight out of Shadow Tower.
Anyway, I’m only a decade-plus late to this party, but damn, this game has one hell of a soundtrack, huh?