TRAILER | X360 Friday, February 17, 2012 | 6:00 PM

AW's American Nightmare is coming

AW's American Nightmare is coming

Alan Wake's American Nightmare gets its launch trailer as the game will be available in a few days for 1200 Microsoft points.

Launch Trailer

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Commented on 2012-02-17 20:42:42
Seems it's gone really down compared to the originals AW standards....

Commented on 2012-02-17 20:56:18
This might be coming to PC too, if this interview is anything to go by.

How long is the Microsoft exclusivity window?

Been playing Alan Wake on PC, it's goddamn gorgeous and reminded why I love this game so much. Loving the in-game video developer commentary. More games need to use this!
Commented on 2012-02-17 21:07:32 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
This might be coming to PC too, if this interview is anything to go by.
it isn't. This isn't a remedy decision thing where they sold out with time exclusivity and are just cock blocked for sometime to do wit it what thy want, again, this as the og AW is a MGS funded game and all publishing rights are theirs.

If you really need i can go waste minutes searching for them, but there is a interview that says that remedy went to hell to convince it was good business to launch AW on PC, and only after a great ammount of meetings the deal was done. AW: AN is as exclusive in terms of licesing as the original, it needs avail from Microsoft... the wanting and the begging would have to begin again. Sayin that there is or isn't a possibility of porting at this times means not much in favor or against a pc version, only thing certain is that the licensing partneship means it woud need the permision of microsoft for anything to happen.

If i find the interviews, if i can.

Again, game looks amaizing and I have the fakebucks lined up to buy it and after that i'll dive in the pc version of AW. I just hope digital foundry does a analysis to see how far we have come in good tech afterthought and not bad decisions visual side (low res instead of lower or other AA).
Commented on 2012-02-18 01:58:33
Damn I love this game. I really hope they don't go too 'arcady' with this because I love being able to explore and look at things. I don't want to be rushed.

I'm going through the original again on PC. It looks amazing
Commented on 2012-02-18 08:19:24
It's already confirmed game's much more action focused compared to original (which had tons of action). :S Not sure on this, probably will give it a whirl at some point.

WARP is surprisingly good btw and most original game on this XBLA promotion. More people should try it.
Commented on 2012-02-18 08:47:45 In reply to Seth
Some quotes from IGN review:

However, there are some problems inherent to the game, including a beguiling, cluttered story and a lack of the first game's suspense and terror. American Nightmare is a good game and a great experiment, but one that fans looking for more of the original Alan Wake's deep atmosphere will find lacking.

The game's heavy on the action elements, and the controls handle themselves admirably and make for a fun action experience. The story mode is a bit too repetitious, unfortunately.
Commented on 2012-02-18 13:43:08 In reply to Seth
[quote=Seth]Some quotes from IGN review:

However, there are some problems inherent to the game, including a beguiling, cluttered story and a lack of the first game's suspense and terror.
this is a retarded point, and aplays to the original also.
if you read the review bullet points, and then the video review you'll they say in one that the story is convoluted or atleast reaching the nonsesical... the usual stuff people that "don't get it" use to excuse themselves of ridicule for not trying to explore the lore of a non-ortodox way of story telling. And then the bullet point in the videorview is sub-par story.

... if you don't get it for it being a shattered story with mosaic layers of meaning, it means it doesn't make sense then "it's sub-par?".
THe sensible way was to tell readers the story presents itself in a way most players that are familiar with direct ways of story and getting all by the end, and not this "tv show unanswred, not explained" stuff may not like it, so we can't give it a good recomendation. IGN for you folks.
Commented on 2012-02-18 13:52:29
I know IGN are shit. :P Most likely will buy it - have lot's of space bucks to spend lol. :)
Commented on 2012-02-18 18:03:18
IGN doesn't get the story? I'm not surprised.

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