|Art courtesy of H.R. Giger|
If you have ever played Theif: The Dark Project you might initially feel like the bow is a bit under powered. Realistically, it makes sense since a compact design means low pull tension, but ease of portability. After completing about half the game though the player is rewarded with an upgraded sword. So it stands to reason that the bow would eventually receive an upgrade as well, right? Well...actually no, but that didn't stop rumors from popping up. I've heard several version of how you get the bow upgrade, but my favorite has to be one outlandish tale claiming that if you shoot a ridiculous number three pointers with a decapitated zombie head in the basketball court hidden on the tutorial level.
The story for the original Silent Hill can be a bit difficult to understand if you had never watched films like Jacob's Ladder, Rosemary's Baby, or the TV series Twin Peaks. Much like many players, I just wanted Harry Mason find his daughter and get the hell out of there. Not long after the game's release a rumor spread that you could do just that. The method was long and convoluted, requiring the player to refuel an abandoned car and drive it (something you can't actually do in the game). Needless to say it was a lot of well wishing by PSX users who didn't want to embrace any of the five ambiguous endings to the game that actually exist.
Those are all my stories, but if you have any good ones of your own feel free to post them in the comments section. Now, if you will excuse me, I'm off to figure out what the pendant does in Dark Souls. *wink*