Okay, so I thought a neat idea to liven up the game section would be to pit two games or game series against one another and start a discussion as to why one is better than the other. This week, the action survival horror game mega-series, Resident Evil (or Biohazard as it's known in Japan) versus ultra-creepfest survival horror, Silent Hill. To start, let's look at Resident Evil. The series came to being in 1996 with the first title being released on PS1. It defined a new and rising genre by setting the standard of horror. RE has always been more action and puzzle oriented, engulfing the player in a paranoid state where monsters no sane mind could imagine could dive out of any corner at any given time. Silent Hill is often seen as a mirror image of Resident Evil because of it's lack of action and focus on the psychological. SH is a series that swallows the player with engaging and haunting storylines, horrifyingly good visuals, and psychotic creatures that may just leave you scarred. Many people have told stories of how SH does a magnificent job of disrupting sleep and sanity. Those are just teaser blobs into both series. If you haven't played either series, you're not a gamer. Sorry. Even if this isn't your genre, you should still take the time to play RE4, regarded as the best in the RE series, or SH2, also regarded as the best in the series. For those of us who know the games, what do you think? My vote: Silent Hill Why? Silent Hill represents something I love in games, movies, and books: an enticing story with real characters. The major bonus with Silent Hill is the incredible fear factor that comes with the game. Resident Evil does a lot of shock scaring, but Silent Hill toys with you. It slowly wears away at your mind and breaks it down. I love Resident Evil, it was the first series I got into. However, Silent Hill just appeals to me more because of the stories, the atmospheres, and the overall effect. What do you think?