What is Alan Wake?
Developed by the intrepid minds over at Remedy Studios, Alan Wake is a psychological horror action thriller revolving around the title character, Alan Wake, and his debilitating coffee addiction. Thrill as you enter rehab! Chill as you recount to other junkies the time you sucked a man's dick for a triple shot of espresso! Gasp in horror as Alan Wake leaves rehab, in control of his life once more!No really
It's a psychological horror action thriller that subscribes to the formula of "Max Payne + Silent Hill 2 = GOLD". Which should come as no suprise, since Remedy developed both previous Max Payne titles.What's your format here
This is a Video Let's Play, recorded in stunning HI DEFINITION
, featuring commentary by myself and my good friend Earwig Squad
. We're not gonna talk over cutscenes or any of that bullshit. Formats should be blip, viddler, and direct download
Updates should be roughly 20-30 minutes in length.Any other hosts?
Youtube is not gonna be a host for a myriad of personal reasons, but it generally boils down to "Youtube sucks", but if you have a personal favorite video host that you like to use then yeah, sure, I'll upload it there.
One rule for this LP: Do not, under any circumstances, discuss spoilers in the thread, spoilered or not.
Spoilers are defined as "things that haven't been shown in a video in any way, shape, or form". Speculation doesn't count as spoilers; speculate away (though I'd prefer it be spoiler tagged). Confirmation or denial of speculation is considered a spoiler.
Seriously. Don't discuss spoilers here. Firstly, we have a thread for that.
Secondly, this game is super
plot focused and I don't want any potential viewer looking for a good story to be ruined by the thread. (The reason why I ask for no spoilered
discussion of future events is is two-fold: 1) it makes the thread a bore to read for a viewer looking to not be spoiled if it's just a shitload of spoiler tags; and 2) if one spoiler tags both speculation and actual spoilers, one could be spoilered by errant clicking on what they thought was a speculation.
Are you going to be picking up all of the thermoses/destroying all the can piles?
No. It's a huge waste of time so fuck that.Are you going to be picking up all of the
manuscript pages/turning on all of the tvs/finding all of the hidden chests?
Note: this is an example of a spoiler, for illustration for how seriously I interpret "no spoilers allowed" to be.
Respectively: Yes, yes, and hopefully. I have a guide for the first two items, and for the third, I'm going to make all attempts to find all of them during my trial runs.
Also I'm currently doing a Nightmare run as my test, so I'll hopefully be able to show off all of those
pages as a bonus video or something.Will you be doing all of the DLC?
Hopefully. I haven't played it through yet, but I own the collector's edition of the game so I'm automatically entitled to The Signal for free. It, honestly, depends on whether or not I can download
the DLC for my 360; right now I have only wifi, no wired.Dual commentary?
Depends on how many people actually download the source. If a lot of people watch the video that way, and people would be interested in dual audio (the second audio track would be us talking over the cutscenes), then yeah, I'll do it.god your lp sucks you suck Rent
Yeah, I really
want criticism, so be brutal. I can't improve unless I know what the problems are, so be ruthless.
In that same vein if you really like something
, mention it and I'll make a note of it.How often will you update, and how long are updates
Every other day, and 20-30 minutesRent go
THE VIDEOSEpisode 1: Under Pressure Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 2: Don't Stop Me Now Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 3: Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 4: Play The Game Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 5: Death On Two Legs Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 6: Another One Bites the Dust Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 7: Flash Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 8: Bohemian Rhapsody Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 9: I'm Going Slightly Mad Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 10: Fat Bottomed Girls Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 11: Stone Cold Crazy Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 12: Calling All Girls Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 13: Princes of the Universe Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 14: Pain Is So Close To Pleasure Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 15: Need Your Loving Tonight Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 16: We Will Rock You Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 17: Innuendo Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 18: Loser In The End Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 19: Killer Queen Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 20: I Want To Break Free Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 21: I Was Born To Love You Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 22: Hang On In There Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 23: We Are The Champions Viddler blip direct download
The first of two dlc packs for Alan Wake, The Signal
was released on July 27, 2010
as a direct sequel to the events of Alan Wake 1. Me and Earwig Squad thought that it'd be a good companion piece to the main LP, so here it is for your enjoyment! The Signal is roughly an hour to a half to two hours long, so this "mini LP" is only gonna be three videos long.Let's Play Alan Wake: The Signal: Episode 1: Colons Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 2: Of Monster Trucks and Men Viddler blip direct downloadEpisode 3: Sexual Eruption Viddler blip direct download
The second of two DLC packs for Alan Wake, released on October 12, 2010,
this is set directly after the events of The Signal
, and finally ties up all the loose ends of Alan Wake 1, whilst simultaneously setting up for a sequel. This DLC pack, which is in my opinion the best of the two and in all honesty better
than the Alan Wake main story, is far less combat-oriented than its sister piece. Come join me and Earwig Squad as we plumb the depths of The Dark Place, won't you?
You won't?Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Let's Play: Alan Wake: The Writer: Episode 1: Yes. Extortion DOES Work Viddler blip direct downloadLet's Play: Alan Wake: The Writer: Episode 2: The Final Countdown Viddler blip [url=http://blip.tv/file/get/Itsrent-LetsPlayAlanWakeTheWriterEpisode2TheFinalCountdown162.flv
Also, hella reverb on the mics. Gain is waaay to high
I just logged out of my blip account and tried it as a pubbie, works fine for me.
Viddler's at 88% on encoding, so in about ten minutes I should have a working viddler link
Also video one has a bit of problems I iron out in the next video, pretty much all relating to audio (like I learn what ducking is, for instance)
edit: by the way for people who don't know, you can also download the source video in viddler, you just need a viddler account (viddler is an mp4, blip's direct download is flv)
EDIT: Finished Ep 1, nice work so far.
The game audio is a bit quiet. Like, almost inaudible. I guess it wouldn't hurt if you turned it up a tad. Otherwise looking good :^:
Otherwise it's a really good job so far, can't wait for the second ep!
Looks like it's my turn to treat Rent exactly the same way he treats me during a LP
Edit: Wait, if you were aware of them before you uploaded the first video then why didn't you fix them? A second take is never a bad thing. Maybe this is all stuff you've heard before but a short test video is always a good idea before you decide to do the real take.
Also I've beaten the game before
This LP will do.
which I guess is the point
good job, Rent
E: Also considering there are subtitles and the game volume is super low, I don't think it would be a problem to speak during cutscenes. Or maybe I'm missing something.
Well, this is an informative LP aimed primarily at people who want to experience the game for the first time, and the cutscenes are a pretty important part of the experience. Talking through them would ruin the atmosphere and defeat the point, in my opinion.
also, yeah, what paperluigi said
how do I fix that? using audacity
I don't know how to fix it in post, but during the recording, set the mic sensitivity down a notch or two
Let 'em eat fucking pineapples!
Okay, see, here's your problem. Your very next video should be fixing this stuff. You are honestly better off messing around for a bit until you get your technical problems sorted out instead of continuing the LP. I honestly don't see how having to ride out these problems until it gets better is ever a good thing to do in any LP.
Yes, I'm working on fixing all the audio problems I encountered starting with the next video. I actually opened up video two and in my personal opinion all the audio problems are pretty much fixed by ducking it
Major changes are coming into play at video six because we've already recorded the commentary for the first five. Rent tells me that the next few videos sound better, though, so there might not be much to ride out. We might re-record those sessions later, but I think we'd rather move on. If all else fails you can skip to the good part once we've made it. I'm pretty sure all you'd miss is the tutorial, a stock-option instigating event and a whole bunch of lumberjacks trying to kill Alan.
Someone cut off the power to my selective LP outcome quantum time machine thing, so here we are. Audio often kills first video... in Night Springs.
oh my god I just got that joke you made in paragraph two
I think I love you
Thanks a lot, Rent.
Episode 2: Don't Stop Me Now blip direct download
Viddler's still uploading, be up in about 10 minutes or so
God I love this song.
So viddler's gonna be a bit of a while
Also, "shadowy Matriochka doll from hell" is a weird mental image.
Let 'em eat fucking pineapples!
you kick a transformer to negate electricity, how is that not awesome