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There's something behind me... by AstroZerk There's something behind me... by AstroZerk
"Isn't there?"

Weeping bats are trolls.





Omg it's been YEARS since I've done some Silent Hill fanart! This was extremely spontaneous. I plan on doing more with them and Murphy. I had some hilarious moments involving them (and the prisoners).

On another note, Downpour didn't deserve the rating it got from IGN, I think gamespot got it more accurate: [link] I really enjoyed it, hell, played it twice and the side quests are a nice touch. Monsters are kind of plain and the random frame rate drops are a pain but nothing too big of a deal.

Art by me
Murphy and weeping bat © Konami
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DreamOfRain Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I LOVE Murph's expression in the last panel. ^_^
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Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
They really ARE trolls, but I find them to be cute :) (In the so ugly it's cute kind of way)
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Gunslinger-of-Hearts Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I fuckin LOVE this. :D I think the Weeping Bats are cute but you got this spot on.
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wolf-boss31 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I give the game a 10 out of 10! :D
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MysteriousFoxGirl Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
punch that monster's ass murphy!
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TatteredXTwilight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:shrug: I'd give it about 4 an a half stars (out of five)
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lizards-bestfriend Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I agree, the monsters were a real let down considering the past silent hill games but the story in my opinion was great. awesome art! XD
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FaustusFan Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
XD poor murphy
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Lolipop01 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Downpour too and nice picture. It's funny.
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vampy-suzuki666 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you mad murph :D
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dragonmaster861995 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
forget the bogey man, these are the real problems
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Gosimmons Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Saved ammo solely for those bloody bats. :D
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HELLISH-Werewolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
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Roboninks Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Writer
Those things fuck me up so bad @-e I will never go in another cave ever again... or trains... or go out in the rain.. or abandoned buildings... I get scared easily don't I? D:
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katanisk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student Filmographer
Okay, I pretty much choked myself laughing at this. GREAT WORK!
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THIS GAME


I HATE THOSE ENEMIES D8

my faves must be the dolls. first time i encountered one was down in a basement. i shat bricks. I haven't screamed like that since ever XD
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh man the dolls! That one area where you get the axe from the dead body and they suddenly appear, started fighting them until I turned around and saw the room filled and just said screw that!
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ZombiDJ Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i took em all out i hate leaving enemies alive, they allways come after me >8V
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TerraWindVampire Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I enjoyed hearing Murphy's screaming....don't know why...but i just feel cute
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
That's when you need to take a step forward and swing your axe backwards really really hard :XD:

You know; the only silent hill game I've ever played was silent hill 2. I really need to get hold of some of the other games and play through them :/
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So far right now I'm playing 2 from the HD collection they released (includes 3). I have one but never finished it :'D
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Kyoki-Warrior Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
An update or two later, and those frame rates will be no more. But i like it, reminds me of number 2 very much.
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Syphron Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey astro...i think there's something behind him...LOLXD i like his face at the last panel (guy on right Murphy right?):)
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DemondGust Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
O 3o I didn't really continue looking into the SH series. After the original 3, the game started to feel like it was being forced.. but now i'm curious to see if I am wrong about the latest.
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PrincessoftheHeart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahahaha!
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Delirium-Disease Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the expressions and the shading. Great work. :D

These guys were the reason I kept jumping and freaking out so much in that game! They are such trolls! I agree with you on the rating. This game was a lot of fun and it deserved a better score. I could only complain about the frame-rate and the boring monster designs. Otherwise, it is a great game.
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demonfoxnaruto Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Should do one of him holding a damn axe but for some reason not being able to work out how to pull down a ladder without the proper tool. Or dropping the damn shotgun to pick up a brick ALWAYS inconveniently before an ambush.
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Omg I should XD Happened to me so much near the end with those huge Sagat monsters shoulder ramming you.
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XenoPredDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I so far love "Silent Hill: Downpour". :excited:
Nice work on the Weeping Bats, I did never quit understand how their faces were set together until seeing this. :nod:
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NicoleWagner Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lord did I hate these buggers in the game. I mean... I could be in an alley, minding my own business when once drops down and knocks poor Murphy to the ground!

The frame rate issues wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. It only dropped a few times in game-play for me. I don't know if this was due to me installing the game on my XBOX hard-drive or what, but it was not completely bad. I did like the breakable weapons, as it gave me a real challenge, along with the fact you could not keep massive amounts of weapons in your inventory like previous SH games.

I also enjoyed the endings and did find many of the monsters are symbolic, just like previous SH games! (Screamers represent screaming prisoners or police radios, weeping bats represent the cave bats that once lived in Devil's Pit, and the Dolls could represent a majority of things. Lack of women/sexual contact in prison, possible prison rape (meaning a victim in prison who just let their mind go and became a doll for other people's pleasures). So I think the symbolism is still there, they just make you think really hard on what everything means.

As for the lack of hidden clothes... there is a secret outfit within the game! if you complete the "Thief" side quest in the apartment building, go back to the room with the hanged thief and he will be gone! Only his clothes remain and Murphy can wear them!
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Did you get the special ending? I loved that one, so random XD

Oh I got that outfit since I finished all the sidequests but I wish you could at least wear the bogeyman's in the second play through XD Ah well.

I remember the one and only weeping bat at the church(?, orphanage?) got me really good and screamed saying what are you doing above ground!?
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NicoleWagner Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I am on my second play-through and trying to get the second ending! It's just as random as the Shiba Inu Ending and the UFO endings!

I was in the alley near the art gallery in the game, when a weeping bat just pounced on me in the game. I was screaming "Where did you come from!?" at my TV before killing it.

The Dolls tend to get me more often than the weeping bats, however. You can walk into a dark room, hear them, and start getting pummeled by shadows before you can locate the "doll". I even found a house with a missing child milk carton, and heard crying. I thought this was like the "Thief" quest, so I explore, and suddenly I am being pummeled by things I cannot see, then find the doll in the corner. T-T Curse them! Curse them to heckkkk!

Wearing the Boogeyman costume would have been fun, but not as much fun as wearing Sewell's Police uniform, or Napier's towel would have been. *nods head*
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
XD Oh man I definitely agree for the uniform or towel!

Ugh the dolls! That one room where you get the axe from the dead body and the room was filled with them. I never ran so fast in that game until then. They are a pain to fight XD
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DragonsbloodXx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Murphy's completely unmanly shrieks helped take the edge off.
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The one where he was being chased by the red void takes the cake :XD:
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RageMachine71 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Anything at all > IGN. End of story.
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LightsShadow03 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Writer
help...me...
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Busiris Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Oh my god, those freaking Weeping bats. I have many a reservation about this game, but it actually was pretty good. I like to think it would be a better non-Silent Hill game than an actual Silent Hill game. But that's just me. I don't know about anyone else, but that choppy frame-rate bothered me a lot. Not sure how that gets past quality assurance. :U (I have more complaints with the HD collection but that's another story lol)
Anyways, this is a cute comic. X3 lol I love their faces and the situation too. Hilarious. Nice colors too. The Weeping bat's skin looks awesome, you did a great job here. ^^
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks =)

Hmm I haven't had any problems with the HD collection yet past one time of stuttering, but then again I'm only mid-way on SH2
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Busiris Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
ooh, I see. Well SH2 and 3 are my favorites so I nitpick a bit but I didn't start noticing issues until riding the boat on the lake near the end of SH2. I had to look back at the PS2 version for proof. What happened is when they ported the game over, they seemed to have removed some of the fog. So now ugly unfinished parts of the town are visible (such as incomplete phone cable lines) and the lake looks REALLY bad. Like... mid-90s PC game bad. I noticed some slow-motioning in SH2 but moreso in SH3. The game looks really great but you'll notice in many areas that you move in sloooooow motion. Plus I found the voice acting to have a strange charm to it, so I miss SH3's old voice acting. Plus the mouth movements don't match most times and sound effects are off a bit. Sh3 felt more broken than Sh2. I still love the games, I'm just not sure why these ports actually kind of... broke when they remastered them. D:

Okay too much writing, you'll just have to see for yourself. ^^ I just finished SH3 last night.
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explosionbear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should do Street Fighter Murphy next xD
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That was my next idea XDD

Murphy turning a corner only to be in a SF battle screen facing a juggernaut going like WTF!?
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explosionbear Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES!!
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Vausch-Rekab Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I really like Downpour's story, even if the A ending isn't very good since it takes away all reason for Murphy to be in Silent Hill and his reason's for not going a different direction show he's a lazy escapee. The constant saves that saved nothing, low frame rate, breakable weapons, and the vortex thing chasing you in the other world are what brought it down for me, plus the monsters don't seem to have any symbolic meaning I can see and the unnecessary other characters.

Better than Homecoming, still not quite up to par with the first 4 or Shattered Memories.

And on this comic: HA!
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't gotten ending A yet so I can't say anything on it yet but personally I love that they put the breakable weapons. To me it comes off more challenging and keeps you on your toes which I kinda liked in origins and hoped they continued that. Makes you try to survive instead of being relax knowing your weapon won't break. I do however find it dumb that you gun can break but, eh. I also do which they gave alternate costumes like the other silent hills ;A;

Though the monsters aren't impressive looking (which did upset me) they do have symbolism. Here's what I think they are.
The Screamers: Alarms, sirens of jail and police(especially since when you get stopped by the patrol cars you are surrounded by them). Mother of a lost child (if you watch their idle animations you can see that they are rocking their arms as if there was a baby in their arms)
Prisoners: Murphy's take on inmates in general, riots and fights
Juggernauts: fear of other inmates (pulled this from wiki)
Weeping bats: solitude and confinement (confirmed from the developers)
Dolls: this one was hard for me to figure out so I had to look that one up on the wiki and it's mostly speculated. Something to do with his inability to cope with the loss of his son. I dunno, they're just annoying to me I know that XD
Void: that red light could be pressure or guilty involving his situation.

The other characters. Yeah The nun and Rick seemed out of place to me. I assume from just the trophy you get from it Rick is mostly there to let murphy know he's not alone like most inmates feel that they are. No idea. And the Nun is pretty much the truth, you know how people go to churches to confess and all that (I don't know cause why not have a pastor if that's the case?) Not sure either. She seems the least invovled. The girl I assume is Anne since you see her at some point with the wheelman. The postman, I think symbolizes the transporting of letters from people outside of jail to inmates but i could be over thinking that, it just makes sense to me XD They are bringing him back to another game Book of memories (which looks like SHIT...multiplayers Silent Hill...no.)

Sorry I didn't mean to reply with such a long comment, I just get excited to share my ideas on the game, not many of my friends play survival horror .n.
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Vausch-Rekab Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I'm actually fine with breakable weapons, but it's that some of them break with a silly amount of hits that gets to me XD I can't exactly see a crowbar breaking after hitting some wood 5 or 6 times.

Yeah, I guess. The boogeyman at least made sense XD I honestly started to wonder if it wasn't Murphy creating the monsters but the cop. Either way I didn't think the void was a good idea. Running in the other world like that seemed to create the wrong kind of horror, it was more a panicked scramble to get away instead of atmospheric building. Like the one in 3 but repeated ad-nausium.

Silent Hill making people play records for all eternity or deliver letters for all eternity... guess the DJ is being punished for playing Judas Priest backwards and the letter carrier is one of the people that delivered the anthrax letters? I dunno XD

Multiplayer in Silent Hill... Whoever thought of that never played the games |D

Bah XD I love convos like this.
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AstroZerk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I do admit they do break too easy, so many wasted fire axes omg..

They said the multiplayer is not gonna focus on the psychological horror and focus more on co-op...and it's top view =___= I tell myself not to judge before playing but that...is a dumb idea for a SH game.

Oh man I forgot to mention, I looved shattered memories! The voice acting was great and I am piiiicky when it comes to that. Shaking the monsters off is the only annoying thing for me as my cursor will sometimes get 'stuck' >__< but this was one of the few games that got me so emotionally at the end...super twist done well. I still got to get the other endings, I just got the normal one. Been meaning to draw something for it but it's like that moment where you got the idea in your head but lack the skill to get it right =(
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Vausch-Rekab Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Especially the fire axes. There were some ways to break them but still have them work. Hit the monster, the axe head comes off. You have a blunt force object! It breaks in half. You have a splintered piece of wood for a one time stabbing! May have been harder to program but it would have been more realistic, and a little less frustrating.

Oh very. It sounds in name only. Ten bucks says there's gonna be James' Nurses in there and Pyramid Head will be a boss.

Ah yeah. Shattered Memories was great, though I didn't find it very scary honestly. The characterisations and the little things that can change how people are presented throughout were very interesting though! Not often a game changes an outcome based on how much you stared at a cop's chest XD
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lacewing Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Traditional Artist
lol and the monster is like 'playing with your hair lalalalalala!'
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King-Candy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Weeping bats seemed to leave much to be desired with their design.
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