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

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  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    having a lot of fun with this so far! the guns feel really nice, especially the uzi. i really enjoy the tone of this one, even with the
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    it's nice change of pace, since mr.scratch definitely is a better bad guy than 'ambiguous dark forces'. the live action scenes are also really well done and has convinced me that an alan wake movie should be a thing that happens.

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    For those on Steam, the new update fixes the tree flickering issue for Nvidia users. God bless Remedy!

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  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    I don't understand the complaints against the combat. I mean the first game got repetitive, but American Nightmare does a great job of bringing in new enemies and new weapons to take them out. I had fun with he combat the entire length of the game.

    Also the three settings in American Nightmare are all perfect for the tone they're going with.

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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    mnihil wrote: »
    Finished American Nightmare, at least in Story Mode, and don't quite know what to think.
    Mr Scratch is an amazing villain.
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    The writing, I felt, was kind of all over the place. There were some very interesting revelations, though, so if you want the whole story, pick it up.
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    I wasn't entirely convinced by the gameplay, though. I mean, they pretty much flunked Game Design 101:
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  • mnihilmnihil Registered User regular
    @Lewisham:
    About Mr Scratch:
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    About the writing:
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    About the gameplay:
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    Ultimately, I'll decide what to think of American Nightmare once I've played Alan Wake 2, I guess, because I value the narrative highly. It's got its hick-ups, but considering that it's an XBLA game, you get good content for your money. Possibly very good content.

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    i liked it a whole lot but the
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    basically killed all re-playability for me

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  • Guitar Hero Of TimeGuitar Hero Of Time Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Re: Mr Scratch (American Nightmare spoilers)
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  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    mnihil wrote: »
    About the writing:
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    But all this being said, I'd be a liar if I said I didn't eat it up and wish Alan Wake 2 was out tomorrow. It delivered more story stuff than I expected they would, for which I am very pleased.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    Mr. Scratch is an awesome awesome villian.

    In the live action bits I've seen so far (Hotel room stuff), there really isn't too much going in in them, but I find them to be disturbing. Deeply so. Like, I want to look away because he's so insane and its creeping me out.

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    Got the PC version last night. Mucked around with the settings a little and so far I'm getting a smooth performance.

    But I wanted to inquire here to see if I could do better, perhaps 60 fps. Which settings take up the most resources and/or are the most inconsequential?

  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    Got the PC version last night. Mucked around with the settings a little and so far I'm getting a smooth performance.

    But I wanted to inquire here to see if I could do better, perhaps 60 fps. Which settings take up the most resources and/or are the most inconsequential?

    Godrays reduce the framerate by 10+ fps. Turn 'em off, you'll never notice the difference anyway.

    After that, I turned down SSAO to low, since it gave me a few more frames and the visual difference was insignificant.

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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    What about AA and FXAA? What's the difference between the two, and which one should I have enabled/disabled?

    Also curious if the AF affects performance at all.

  • Two Headed BoyTwo Headed Boy Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    I keep my AA at the lower setting, and I think same with FXAA. FXAA just supplements the AA, and I didn't find the very slight improvement between low and high worth the 2-5 fps cost.

    Hard to test all the settings, though, since they affect the framerate differently depending on whether it's day or night. The big factor is turning Godrays off, other than that it depends on how your system is handling everything else. If I had to prioritize the order in which I would turn things off, it would be like this:

    Godrays, SSAO, FXAA, AA, draw distances (only matters during the day), Shadow effects, etc.

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  • Magus`Magus` Registered User regular
    It's a nice looking game, but Alan Wake is not very well optimized for the PC.

  • StormwatcherStormwatcher Uee Citizen Record #2051 Über Star CitizenRegistered User regular
    So, I'm playing the base game on my xbox, and I have to say that the part in the rocknroll stage was awesome.

    I'm a huge PC evangelist, but I'm not really excited about getting this game with more graphic options and resolution. I found it looks pretty great in motion on the xbox and a full hd 42", and that higher detail wouldn't make it that much prettier. I mean, the biggest thing is the whole lighting and shadows schtick... This is not a game about sharp detailing.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    Is it possible to collect all manuscript pages on one stage? If you know what i mean. Like if im missing two from the rest stop
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    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Who is Laura palmer?

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  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Is it possible to collect all manuscript pages on one stage? If you know what i mean. Like if im missing two from the rest stop
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    Big Isy wrote: »
    Who is Laura palmer?



    One of the biggest television tragedies.

    By which I mean they never made a Season 3.

    You'd think they would have at least made a novel or comic or something to wrap up the story. Instead it looks like Lynch is just going to take the resolution to his grave.

    (or he had no fucking idea what was going to happen next)

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    I felt like twin peaks had an acceptable resolution, at least as much as the sopranos

  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

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  • ZoelZoel Registered User regular
    Turkey wrote:
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

    in fairness that's kind of where lynch quit too

  • Igpx407Igpx407 Registered User regular
    Zoel wrote: »
    Turkey wrote:
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

    in fairness that's kind of where lynch quit too

    Ba-zing! But it's not really his fault. The murder was just a macguffin to explore the town and then the studio made him solve it.

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  • HeisenbergHeisenberg Registered User regular
    Hope it doesn't take forever for American Nightmare to hit PC.

  • KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    Even though it was an unhappy one, I liked the ending to Twin Peaks.

  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    So since I haven't played this since November I got back into it (was at chapter 3) and finished chapter 4 earlier tonight with an audience.
    It was fun watching him jump and get all creeped out during the gameplay.

    And he loved the stage defense.

    Is the base game only 5 or 6 chapters? I asked because I played through a lot of this before on someone else's profile and got to the town part with the sheriff escorting you around.

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  • pablo_pricepablo_price Registered User regular
    I got american nightmare earlier, and holy shit
    (midgame spoiler)
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  • Professor SnugglesworthProfessor Snugglesworth Bullied BatRegistered User regular
    Igpx407 wrote: »
    Zoel wrote: »
    Turkey wrote:
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

    in fairness that's kind of where lynch quit too

    Ba-zing! But it's not really his fault. The murder was just a macguffin to explore the town and then the studio made him solve it.

    I thought the story was that he wanted to solve it by Season 1, but he was forced to extend the mystery until Season 2.

    When he finally got a chance to continue TP's storyline, he had to go and get all ambitious by setting up Fire Walk With Me to have like four different plot points (including David Bowie from the future...yeah) spread across four different movies. Brilliant.

  • Captain TragedyCaptain Tragedy Registered User regular
    Igpx407 wrote: »
    Zoel wrote: »
    Turkey wrote:
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

    in fairness that's kind of where lynch quit too

    Ba-zing! But it's not really his fault. The murder was just a macguffin to explore the town and then the studio made him solve it.

    I thought the story was that he wanted to solve it by Season 1, but he was forced to extend the mystery until Season 2.

    When he finally got a chance to continue TP's storyline, he had to go and get all ambitious by setting up Fire Walk With Me to have like four different plot points (including David Bowie from the future...yeah) spread across four different movies. Brilliant.

    Nah. It's like lgpx407 said - the murder was supposed to go unsolved for the entire run and lead further into the darkness of the town, but he was forced to solve it. Then he left to go do Wild at Heart and the show went to shit for most of the middle of S2. He came back near the end to try to get it back on course, but it was too late by then.

    And then he got a chance to do a movie, and his dumb ass decided to do a prequel that flopped and killed TP's future, instead of a continuation.

  • Panda4YouPanda4You Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    Zoel wrote: »
    Turkey wrote:
    I should really finish Twin Peaks. I left it halfway through Season 2 and just haven't gotten back to it.

    in fairness that's kind of where lynch quit too
    Oh hell naww u di'nt? First half of S2, plus a couple of episodes give or take, is pretty much the suck-period (french gangsters, James' storyline LOL); after that, the last 6 or so episodes, it picks up the motherfucking steam and brings it back up to beginning of the series-level.

    Oh, and where are people getting hold of this DLC thing for PC? Not seeing anything on Steam?

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  • Big ClassyBig Classy Registered User regular
    Its not out for PC sadly. No news on whether it'll be out too.

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  • HeisenbergHeisenberg Registered User regular
    Does American Nightmare continue the story at all from The Writer?

  • LewishamLewisham Registered User regular
    Heisenberg wrote: »
    Does American Nightmare continue the story at all from The Writer?

    Yes. I've heard some people theorize that the story is written in such a way that they can just backtrack and say it was just a Night Springs episode and not canon, but the manuscript pages make it quite clear that the story follows on in a significant way from The Writer and that what is happening is real (to Alan, at least).

  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    anyone having trouble with manuscript pages, check this guide. i had found all but one and the last one had me running around for a good hour before i just looked it up.

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  • NocrenNocren Lt Futz, Back in Action North CarolinaRegistered User regular
    So I finished the main game and now starting The Signal. Aside from the initial blantent product placement, I like how it carries right into stuff at the end of the game (the Words stuff mostly).

    Can't wait to see how it goes.

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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    This game is amazing. I just got to (American Nightmare spoilers)
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    and holy shit that caught me off guard.

    Also, 'the Happy Song' and 'Balance Slays the Demon' are both on Spotify.

    And Balance Slays the Demon is actually listed as The Old Gods of Asgard.

    And Ive listened to each a billion times.

    And that Kasabian song.

    what Im trying to say here is this franchise has the best use of licensed music ever.

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  • Skull2185Skull2185 is an A-hole. but not 100% a dick.Registered User regular
    Hey, so.. Pro Tip:

    I was reading the weapon descriptions earlier, and apparently the crossbow pierces right through the darkness on The Taken. That woulda been good to know on a few occasions...

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • mxmarksmxmarks Registered User regular
    Just beat it.

    Loved every goddamn second.

    Like, loved.

    Like, I can not even really objectively be swayed right now. I know it has flaws but I refuse to acknowledge them right now.

    Love this, so happy it exists.

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  • Guitar Hero Of TimeGuitar Hero Of Time Registered User regular
    Skull2185 wrote: »
    Hey, so.. Pro Tip:

    I was reading the weapon descriptions earlier, and apparently the crossbow pierces right through the darkness on The Taken. That woulda been good to know on a few occasions...

    I assume the nailgun is a pistol version of the same - but I never tried it.

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