VIDEO | X360 Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | 6:35 PM

Alan Wake Building the Thriller video

Alan Wake Building the Thriller video

A bit like the promotional videos of a certain game set in the Far West, Alan Wake is given a special treatment today with this 4 minute video presenting us with the storyline and the different gameplay aspects of the game. In spite of the poor encoding quality on Microsoft's part, it should prove everyone that Remedy's title is indeed a technical marvel and clearly a very atmospheric game with incredible lighting effects. Microsoft also announced that the game will ship a bit sooner than originally expected as it will hit the shelves on May 11 in North America and May 14 in Europe. Make sure you're not out of batteries when it comes.

Building a Thriller

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Commented on 2010-04-07 18:46:55
best looking game of all time


I am looking forward to it...
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:04:14
definately the best looking 360 game imo. nothing comes close, not gears, not mass effect, not conviction, nothing. i'm still not quite sold on the gameplay tho. hopefully they'll be a demo, otherwise i'm gonna have to wait for a rental first.

the guy narrating this video is annoying as hell BTW. almost stopped me watching it.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:04:20
I wish this was on PC and PS3 as well, atleast on PC...as originally planned.
But I think it will come over to PC eventually.

Anyways, game look fantastic.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:05:21 In reply to dohr07
@dohr07:

Agree!
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:09:25
best looking game on 360, although i wish they put more feeling into main character, he still looks crap to me
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:09:52 In reply to dohr07
Posted by dohr07
best looking game of all time


I am looking forward to it...
I agree too,nothing comes close just look at the atmosphere OMG!!!!
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:11:16 In reply to Kostchtchie
Posted by Kostchtchie
best looking game on 360, although i wish they put more feeling into main character, he still looks crap to me
the facial animations let the game down in general. it's not quite flapping jaw syndrome...but it's not far off. otherwise the game looks killer.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:11:50
Wow...I will wait for the PC version, because i still have hope. But, if they won't make an announcement within a half year after the release i might just have to buy a 360...
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:13:34 In reply to Zarsky
You may aswell buy it now because Remedy said there is no plans to make it a PC game,requested by Microsoft,this game will be like a Xbox 360 flag from now on.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:16:37 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
I agree too,nothing comes close just look at the atmosphere OMG!!!!
So true, some scenes look unbelivable!!
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:18:02 In reply to IRAIPT0IR
Posted by IRAIPT0IR
You may aswell buy it now because Remedy said there is no plans to make it a PC game,requested by Microsoft,this game will be like a Xbox 360 flag from now on.
When did they actually say that it will NEVER come to PC? I thought they only said that it's up to Microsoft if there will be a PC-version.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:18:35
Best looking game of all time, I've no doubts about that. Just stunning.

Can't wait!
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:19:37 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
the facial animations let the game down in general. it's not quite flapping jaw syndrome...but it's not far off. otherwise the game looks killer.
the facial animation look outstanding: just look

http://www.fotos-hochladen.net/alan9qpjbwya.jpg

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/g...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/g...

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/g...
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:20:53 In reply to dohr07
ok, now capture a .gif of the guy in the red puffer jacket....yeah, those are not "outstanding" sorry, just saying it as i see it.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:22:32

ok, now capture a .gif of the guy in the red puffer jacket....yeah, those are not "outstanding" sorry, just saying it as i see it.
Barry's face is the only one that looks off. All of the others, as seen in the GIFs, look perfectly fine. Heavy Rain has some shitty looking faces too (in addition to some great ones), but I don't recall you shitting all over those.

Something must be wrong with you if you don't think this looks incredible.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff144/derFeef/gifs/Alanwake/awakesoakedwoman.gif
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:22:43 In reply to Zarsky
Well the fact they said that there studio is too small to work on a pc version, and that they are already working on DLC for xmas, if it dose come to the pc it wont be for a very long time.

The facial animations are just great, people can nip-pick all they want, the game looks stunning.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:28:06
Hey vspectra06 why are you posting real life gifs in here XD

SWEET LORD!!!

Just look at that gif dude.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:28:13
Posted by BLackHawkodst
The facial animations are just great, people can nip-pick all they want, the game looks stunning.
who's nit-picking, when there is a less then steller element of an otherwise amazing looking game, it a lot more noticable. that pic of the chicks face is awesome...but if she was talking, that would be a differnt story. if you dont see it, then props for you, you'll enjoy it all the more, but this is just as distracting as heavy rains dead, lifeless eyes imo. another game that is othewise amazing looking.

either way the visuals are the least of my worries. i want a demo to see if it is actually fun to play first.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:28:45
Posted by BLackHawkodst
The facial animations are just great, people can nip-pick all they want, the game looks stunning.
well when game is cut down into episodes ofc it will look good, but he still looks crap to me, and cgi always looks good
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:29:30
They still have all the PC code left. I don't think it will be such a big task, that they couldn't handle it. It's also easier to port between 360 and PC because they are similar in many ways.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:30:14 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
who's nit-picking, when there is a less then steller element of an otherwise amazing looking game, it a lot more noticable. that pic of the chicks face is awesome...but if she was talking, that would be a differnt story. if you dont see it, then props for you, you'll enjoy it all the more, but this is just as distracting as heavy rains dead, lifeless eyes imo. another game that is othewise amazing looking.

either way the visuals are the least of my worries. i want a demo to see if it is actually fun to play first.
i reckon the gameplay will be solid, it looks pretty good, love the light vs shadow idea
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:30:18
Posted by Kostchtchie
well when game is cut down into episodes ofc it will look good, but he still looks crap to me, and cgi always looks good
I'm pretty certain Alan Wake doesn't use CG.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:30:34 In reply to Zarsky
Posted by Zarsky
When did they actually say that it will NEVER come to PC? I thought they only said that it's up to Microsoft if there will be a PC-version.
They are qorking on DLC chapters right now and will continue working on that,and if the game is a succes(I really hope so) they will make a sequel right away,they said there is just no time for it.

But I agree if Microsoft decides all of the sudden they want a PC version they can throw some more money and it will be made,when well you can wait for years for that to happen though.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:32:22
I really can't believe the kind of shit that is spewed on this site sometimes. It looks incredible.
Commented on 2010-04-07 19:33:16 In reply to Kostchtchie
Posted by Kostchtchie
i reckon the gameplay will be solid, it looks pretty good, love the light vs shadow idea
i'm sure it will be, but i havnt got that "wow, i have GOT to play this" feeling from it like it did with say, bioshock or gears of war initially. i think it's the similarities to alone in the dark that's keeping me a little aprehensive. which is why i think i need a demo. if there is no demo it'll have to be a rent if only to make sure i enjoy it.
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