Throughout this document, you'll notice several references to PI. PI, an acronym for Personality Inventory, is what controls various aspects of the game. Conversations, attitudes, outfits, and the ending are all impacted by your PI. There are five main types of PI throughout the game, they are:
|These therapy sessions have a large impact on events throughout the game. Some only affect minor details, while others affect the ending cutscenes.
| This form is the initial psycho-profiling that happens in this game. The profiling influences various aspects of the game. Some affect the ending, while others only influence a scene or two. Even if you're hunting for a specific ending, they all take influences from multiple events; don't worry about getting everything that contributes to a specific ending. Particularly for first-time players, don't worry about repercussions of your choices, they're all minor. Just choose whatever you like.
Coloring Time! The colors you use will be reflected on the house you see in the following cutscene. This has no bearing on anything else. Coloring the trees does nothing. The doctor doesn't change his comment no matter what you do. Leaving the page blank results in the same as coloring everything in solid black.
Halcyon Days of High School
| The doctor will say a list of titles. Your answer, combined with your class choices afterwards will primarily influence your clothes later on.
Basically, if you want the jock outfit, say "yes" to jock and make sure to include both sports in your classes. For the greaser outfit (leather jacket) be sure to say "yes" to bully.
How You Want To Die
| You'll be in therapy again. The doctor will comment about how he figures you'd like to die. This is an obvious indicator of your PI.
"Surrounded by family" - Family PI
"Having sex" - Sexual PI
"Drink yourself to death" - Alcoholic PI
For the task of dividing the pictures, I have yet to notice any significant influence from any of the different distributions.
If you put all the pictures on one side, he'll comment that he figured you'd catch it as a trick question. If you divide the photos, whichever side you put fewer on, he'll say they all are (If you put mostly dead, he'll say they're all sleeping and vice versa).
| The doctor will talk about guilt and how it stresses people out. He'll then tell you a short story about four characters and ask you to align the characters according to how guilty they are.
Basically the story goes like this:
- Some guy wants to marry a princess
- He asks permission from the King
- Princess doesn't want to marry him, but King agrees; following protocol
- Buddy tries to seduce her
- She runs away into a field that's dangerous
- Bull tramples princess to death (Owned)
Typically, I just leave the characters where they are. I have yet to determine a specific link this has with future events.
Here is what the doctor will comment according to who you declare as the most culpable.
- Bull - "You couldn't ignore the facts. He was the one who killed her."
- Princess - "She didn't have to run away, did she?"
- King - "You think he should've ignored protocol."
- Wilhelm - "You think if he really loved her, he wouldn't have forced the marriage."
| THIS SECTION CONTAINS MILD SPOILERS
The good doctor will ask you a few questions about marriage. These are the questions he asks:
1. You think marriage can really last?
2. Should a couple stay together for the kids?
3. Do you think it's a bad idea to marry young?
4. Do you think sex becomes stale after marriage?
Your answers here will affect the following cutscene with Michelle and John. Basically, If you approve of marriage, John will leave Michelle. If you come off as disapproving of marriage, Michelle will make John stop the car and run off.
This is also where you can gain some Fake PI. The best way to do this is simply answer "no" to each question.
The doctor will then ask you to arrange 6 photos into married couples. You can pair them as follows:
- Same color clothes
- Same background
- Same expression
Or you can just scramble them. I've never noticed any changes that I could specifically link to these photos.
For Fake PI, I usually make two of the couples gay, even though I don't really think it matters.
| The good doctor will task you to classify a group of abstract images as sexual or non-sexual. All of the images are abstract paintings of something that represents death. Going from top to bottom here's what the images are intended to represent.
- Hand holding pistol
- Dagger / knife
- Rotten apple
- Bison skull
- Human skull
- Totaled car
If you put them all on the non-sexual side, you'll get Fake PI. All of them on the sexual side gets you sexual PI. Otherwise, nothing really changes.
|by Kellexx (Silent Hill: Shattered Memories FAQ/Walkthrough)|