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Alan Wake: There may be something at Gamescom, there may not.. (see p.47)

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Awesome, it's coming out next month. Also, horde-style survival mode confirmed.

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  • -Loki--Loki- Don't pee in my mouth and tell me it's raining. Registered User regular
    Renzo wrote:

    Ha!

    I knew it would come with time. My fiancee would probably get into it too.

  • UselesswarriorUselesswarrior Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    mxmarks wrote:
    Another great article about it, from people whove played it:
    http://www.next-gen.biz/features/remedy-alan-wakes-american-nightmare

    Highlights:
    They say it starts from where the last DLC left off.
    They call it a spin-off and side thing a couple times. This is NOT Alan Wake 2.
    They say Alan Wake is Twin Peaks, Stephen King. American Nightmare is Tarintino, Grindhouse. The acting is intentionally "hammy" at times, they say they're working within that Grindhousey theme and feel. They call it an episode of the Twilight Zone with Alan Wake's rules.
    They discuss a "hub world". Since this is a sample from a full article, I bet they go into more detail before asking that question because it just is out there like we should know what they're talking about. They say its a little more open world.
    They call the place Night Springs in the interview.
    They say it includes enemies and weapons that wouldn't make sense/fit (not fit like they didnt have time, fit like themeatically fit) in Alan Wake.

    Oh boy another game attempting to do "grindhouse".

    How about we trying and get video game acting and writing to a higher level before deconstruction it.

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  • Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    mxmarks wrote:
    They say Alan Wake is Twin Peaks, Stephen King. American Nightmare is Tarintino, Grindhouse. The acting is intentionally "hammy" at times, they say they're working within that Grindhousey theme and feel. They call it an episode of the Twilight Zone with Alan Wake's rules.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    well, playing through alan wake right now, and those 'night springs' things play on the TV all the time. they definitely are mocking twilight zone, and i could get down with playing an episode of twilight zone.
    i wonder if the ones playing in this game have to do with the american nightmare

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    They do, in a way. You're playing through several episodes of Night Springs that were written by Alan Wake, an early career job of Wake's alluded to in the original game.

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  • The MantizThe Mantiz Registered User regular
    Spoiler:

    D: D: D:

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  • pablo_pricepablo_price Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    re: that spoiler:
    god dammit

    those gameplay videos are awesome though

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  • hottoqhottoq Registered User
    Just finished the main game, really enjoyed it. It sounds like people actually liked the DLC and it's worth a purchase? I wonder if the DLC will go on sale when American Nightmare gets posted...

  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    hottoq wrote:
    Just finished the main game, really enjoyed it. It sounds like people actually liked the DLC and it's worth a purchase? I wonder if the DLC will go on sale when American Nightmare gets posted...

    I enjoyed the dlc. The first one is mostly combat and the second is mostly story stuff, which tends to make people like the second more. I would say if you want more Alan Wake get them.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    The DLC, especially The Writer, is worth it. It's the epilogue to the main game. Even though The Writer is better, I would play both to get the full story.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    The Writer is what Alan Wake should have been

    so much missed potential

  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    Yesssss.

    And I love the promo that if you buy all 4 you get 800 points back.

    I wanted Alan Wake and I am Alive, thought that Quake-esque shooter looked fun, and Warp was interesting.

    So now I get all 4, and it's like I bought what I liked and got Warp free.

    Too bad the other 3 wont be played forever as I play Alan Wake over and over and over.

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Alan Wake PC is coming along nicely.

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    ah wow that is cool playing that way with the lights off would be intense

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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Also regarding Alan Wake on PC, Remedy posted a fantastic FAQ:
    Spoiler:

    Important information in bold. Also, the FAQ describes the game as self-published, but (as of today) Remedy announced a boxed, retail version of the game being published by Nordic Games.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    The Washington night was cold outside of Nemo's windor, but it's dark embrace could not penetrate the warm lights of his humble home. He had excitedly rushed to the forum to post the information he had just learned. He copied, he pasted, and he edited, until he produced a list of achievments for Alan Wake's American Nightmare.
    Spoiler:

    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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  • LanrutconLanrutcon Registered User regular
    Wait...is this DX10 only?

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  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    I am really happy to see enemy variety finally coming into Alan Wake. They completely missed the boat in the original by not having darkness infused wolves and deer*. Alan Wake I found had a hard time keeping me interested when the enemy variety wasn't really that great and you'd seen them all by barely 1/3 through the game.

    *If you watched the live action thing they did for AW, you will see why Deer would have been a creepy addition.

  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    Agree with you there, Aegeri. I was expecting a fight against a Taken Mammoth for a boss fight, got a forest ranger intsead.

    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

    I have a tumblr.
    Check it out.
  • AegeriAegeri Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    It's odd, because I totally had the same idea there as well. I have to wonder if they are going all Twilight Zone if they will have strange aliens and stuff as well.

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    Im just hoping the end will advance something - even if it is just Mr. Scratch.

    With the way The Writer ended, I want to see a little bit of Alan working towards his idea. I'm not expecting any huge revelations in this, but it'd be nice to see Alan make a little more progress towards his goal.

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    Scratch seems like the main antagonist in this. I'm guessing will be snuffing him out in this one, and then going back after the Dark Presence itself in Alan Wake 2: The Wrath of Payne.

    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

    I have a tumblr.
    Check it out.
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    God i hope Alan Wake 2 is The Writer: The Videogame, as opposed to...what Alan Wake 1 was

  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    Well, Alan Wake had to set stuff up. It was the foreplay to the sweet love making that was the Writer.

    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

    I have a tumblr.
    Check it out.
  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    Well, Alan Wake had to set stuff up. It was the foreplay to the sweet love making that was the Writer.

    You're trying for a thread-title change but it's not going to happen.

  • Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Registered User regular
    So is this a game I should be wanting to play? I remember, like freaking 8 years ago, getting excited for Alan Wake on the 360. We know how badly that turned out.

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  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    So is this a game I should be wanting to play? I remember, like freaking 8 years ago, getting excited for Alan Wake on the 360. We know how badly that turned out.

    Pretty well? Almost as good as Max Payne 2, one of the best games ever?

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  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    There was some wasted potential in Alan Wake, sure, but it's one of the most uniqure experiances in video gaming, and one of the few to handle cosmic horror well.

    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

    I have a tumblr.
    Check it out.
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    It's...worth playing. It's not really a...unique experience, in any way, since it's literally aping Steven King and Twin Peaks at any and all times and SH2 the other 10% of the time it's not aping the aforementioned two things. It's just well executed. It doesn't start being Its Own Thing until The Writer and OH LOOK REMEDY CAN ACTUALLY WRITE GOOD ORIGINAL STUFF AND MAKE UNIQUE ENVIRONMENTS WHEN IT'S NOT MAKING "Silent Twin Peaks Hill: by Steven King: The Videogame"

    oh also this game has super unique product placement maybe thats what captainnemo was talking about

  • CaptainNemoCaptainNemo Ascension. Ascension. Hallelujah. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    It references them, to be sure, but I don't think it's aping them. Inspired by, to be sure, but not a rip off. I mean, no one will mistake the Dark Presence for the Crimson King, you know what I mean?

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    Raoul Duke wrote:
    There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

    I have a tumblr.
    Check it out.
  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    the first two words in the game
    are

    "stephen king"

  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Using that logic, any psychological thriller is a ripoff of Steven King. Or Alfred Hitchcock, depending on how old you are. There is nothing quite like Alan Wake in video games, and it's much more unique than most high-profile games.

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    the

    first

    two

    words

    in

    the

    game

    are

    "stephen"

    "king"

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  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited January 2012
    There is nothing quite like Alan Wake in video games, and it's much more unique than most high-profile games.


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  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    You're so cute.

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  • interrobanginterrobang kawaii as  hellRegistered User regular
    someone go read Duma Key and then tell me alan wake is a completely original work with absolutely no elements lifted directly from stephen king stories

  • RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    someone go read Duma Key and then tell me alan wake is a completely original work with absolutely no elements lifted directly from stephen king stories

    no but see it's totally original despite the developers even saying that they were directly inspired by stephen king novels when writing the story to alan wake

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