Almost through these videos, and I can't stand the two guys who made it (three if you count the odd looking beard guy). I love how they say that the underwhelming combat and wonky controls from the first few games in the series are better than anything else done to date. They use the argument "those are the controls, so get used to them" to defend the franchise's shortcomings. I'm a huge Silent Hill fan, but I refuse to defend poor design choices. That said, the retrospective has some decent production values and you can tell these guys are fans. There's also a good deal of information hidden within the subjective analysis.
Also, they say that 3 is the best game in the series. Totally disagree with them on that one.
Just finished the whole thing, and I stand by my original statements. These guys are clearly in love with certain aspects of the first few games, and they would rather see the series die than expand and develop. Don't get me wrong, the past few games haven't been so hot, but that doesn't mean we should throwout the baby with the bathwater. Also, I've never been a fan of the whole cult angle so heavily prevalent in 1 and 3. I find the personal hell of SH2 to be far more intriguing and disturbing than crazy dudes trying to summon an evil god. I hope the next game follows a similar storyline but shies away from the "main character can't remember what bad thing he/she did" plot line.