IMAGES | X360 Friday, January 13, 2012 | 11:43 PM

AW's American Nightmare Screens

AW's American Nightmare Screens

We've got some new screenshots of Alan Wake's American Nightmare. Check them out below! The Xbox Live Arcade title is due to be released February 15, 2012.

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Commented on 2012-01-14 00:04:58
Games is finally supposed to be 720p with FXAA now... just like it was supposed to be 720p with 2XMSAA and no v-synch on previous "E3 build" before the release/Gold version and they dropped it to bump AA into full 4xMSAA.
The engine is flexible and resolution was always mixed in favour of Aliasing by remedy, I guess.
Commented on 2012-01-14 00:36:17
Spiders...why'd it have to be spiders?!
Commented on 2012-01-14 02:24:16
Hell, it made Stephen King's IT's ending memorable (for all the wrong reasons)... :o/
Commented on 2012-01-14 03:42:42 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Spiders...why'd it have to be spiders?!
Well, it's a noghtmare after all :)

And the lighting effects on that fireman screen is just amazing oO
Commented on 2012-01-14 03:48:14
Looks stunning but i'd be surprised if the game looks like that come release.
Commented on 2012-01-14 06:27:17
I don't believe these shots are actual gameplay shots. They don't look quite like the game looked in motion from a video I saw recently. I don't like these screen shots and felt the game looked much better in motion from the video of actual gameplay.
Judging from the video, it looked as if the game was running at a true 720p, and overall looks better than the original, which is quite an accomplishment for being a downloadable game. I can't wait for next month! I had never played the original until recently and it pulled me away from Gears 3, Uncharted, Forza 4, Halo, and even WoW.
Commented on 2012-01-14 09:32:34
Seems as if they are proud for a reason of their own engine. All the best Remedy, Alan Wake will be a wonderful franchise, just give it time.
Commented on 2012-01-14 11:36:53 In reply to docLEXfisti
Posted by docLEXfisti
Alan Wake will be a wonderful franchise, just give it time.
Oh I will give it time for sure so one day it'll be just like COD. Really wonderful !
Commented on 2012-01-14 11:45:18 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Judging from the video, it looked as if the game was running at a true 720p, and overall looks better than the original, which is quite an accomplishment for being a downloadable game.
without prerendered videos, og AW could fit on 2GBs.

But yhea, if your are spekig in technical side of things, they could just not bother to improve frame-rate, tearing & resolution for a ownloadable game that has half the time-lenght of the original.
Commented on 2012-01-14 15:25:17
When you can't come up with original creature creations, just throw in a giant spider...lol.

It's shocking how many games fall back on spiders, be they real, mechanical etc. it's like they can't think of anything better. Every other game i play seems to have them.
Commented on 2012-01-14 15:47:06 In reply to spacemanjupiter
Posted by spacemanjupiter
Judging from the video, it looked as if the game was running at a true 720p, and overall looks better than the original, which is quite an accomplishment for being a downloadable game.
i dont get this mentality of using the term "for a download game" as some sort of get out clause. The games simply like the dlc episodes.. its using the same engine, yet nobody was shocked that the dlc looked the same graphical standard as the retail. I've got Crysis 2 as a download game. Download games are going to be the future. Maybe its just about size restrictions? but then i've had dlc thats been several gigs

It swings both ways ofcourse... Amy and other lesser accomplished looking games have survived complete ridicule under the guise of "for a download game"... maybe it would be more fair to class such things as low budget ... or maybe i should get more sleep and leave things that dont need to be ranted about.. it is becoming a pet peeve though for some reason.

As for this.. looks good, but more action less tension. Arcade mode.. great, but the shooting mechanicals werent exactly on par with Gears so dunno how well it's gonna work when the later hordes are coming
Commented on 2012-01-14 15:50:52 In reply to docLEXfisti
Posted by docLEXfisti
Seems as if they are proud for a reason of their own engine. All the best Remedy, Alan Wake will be a wonderful franchise, just give it time.
Agree, cant wait day one for me.
Commented on 2012-01-14 16:56:25 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
When you can't come up with original creature creations, just throw in a giant spider...lol.

It's shocking how many games fall back on spiders, be they real, mechanical etc. it's like they can't think of anything better. Every other game i play seems to have them.
how original.
Commented on 2012-01-14 17:34:55 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
how original.
What's that generic game?
Commented on 2012-01-14 18:34:22 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
how original.
defensive much? i said every other game. yes, uncharted included. it's an unoriginal enemy type that is far too overused. but uncharted used it in a 'slightly' more original way then just slapping in a giant arachnid. reminded me of the scarab beetles in "the mummy"...less spider like, more a deadly, living "liquid".

i just notice their inclusion in games. they're almost a video game staple. kinda funny. you'd think in a medium where you are not limited in any way you'd get more then just giant versions of real life creatures and yet hear we are again....the 2353526359 game with giant fucking spider...lol
Commented on 2012-01-14 20:46:02
1200MP and SOLD!!!
Commented on 2012-01-14 21:14:32 In reply to Pablopictures
Posted by Pablopictures
1200MP and SOLD!!!
At that price I'm in also
Commented on 2012-01-14 21:49:32 In reply to Pablopictures
Posted by Pablopictures
1200MP and SOLD!!!
would prefer less(cheap bastard), but i have a lot more in stock to support remedy.
Commented on 2012-01-14 22:06:57
People find spiders scary, this is an action horror, why does it have to be an overused cliche if it works?

Seems to have Digi_matrix responding with the desired emotion =)

Perhaps the video game industry is collectively trying to cure mankind's arachnophobia ;D
Commented on 2012-01-15 02:25:10
A spider ? you gotta be kiddin me ...
Commented on 2012-01-15 12:06:29 In reply to inkyspot
Posted by inkyspot
At that price I'm in also
def..
Commented on 2012-01-16 00:34:53 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
When you can't come up with original creature creations, just throw in a giant spider...lol.

It's shocking how many games fall back on spiders, be they real, mechanical etc. it's like they can't think of anything better. Every other game i play seems to have them.
I really hate spiders!! And I hate seeing them in games, but they everywhere in games... Not at all original, but there isn't much in gaming that is original anymore. Any of the super high profile games of today have some very unoriginal elements and it's difficult to avoid sometimes.
Commented on 2012-01-16 00:36:55 In reply to nostradamus
Posted by nostradamus
how original.
Exactly my point above
Commented on 2012-01-16 00:39:33
I really hope this game isn't 'arcade'. I want the same formula as the original which was tension based. I was able to explore as well and just look at things at my leisure sometimes. I'm tired of 'COD' (arcade) games.
Commented on 2012-01-16 01:36:24
C'mon don't tell you're not scared of spiders. Just look at this scene from Lord of the Rings, and tell me you're not squirming.

Spiders may be a generic enemy, but they work!
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