TRAILER | X360 Monday, September 27, 2010 | 7:25 PM

Next on Alan Wake

Next on Alan Wake

The second (and last) downloadable episode of Alan Wake will soon be available to all on Xbox Live as the release date has just been revealed. On October 12, you will be able to spend a bit more time with the now famous writer, and it will only cost you 560 Microsoft points. Needless to say it is a very small price to pay to enjoy some more psychological-thriller action. Images and trailer inside, and remember that it is not a lake, it's an ocean.

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Commented on 2010-09-27 19:44:43
one of the most underrated games of all time...
Commented on 2010-09-27 20:24:46 In reply to dohr07
Posted by dohr07
one of the most underrated games of all time...
How's that?
Commented on 2010-09-27 20:31:31 In reply to SangHee
Posted by SangHee
How's that?
that's just my point of view...
Commented on 2010-09-27 21:19:12
wont be getting this. the main game was repetative and dissapointing (awesome ltd edition tho), and while the free add-on content was more interesting to play, it was essentially a massive recycling of assets. just not worth the asking price. they should have all been free imo.

they need to take the awesomely fast and fluid cotnrol scheme used in the game, and apply it to something...well, better. i'd love a new resident evil to control like this.
Commented on 2010-09-27 21:33:15 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
wont be getting this. the main game was repetative and dissapointing (awesome ltd edition tho), and while the free add-on content was more interesting to play, it was essentially a massive recycling of assets. just not worth the asking price. they should have all been free imo.

they need to take the awesomely fast and fluid cotnrol scheme used in the game, and apply it to something...well, better. i'd love a new resident evil to control like this.
Just bought another 360 and was going to buy it next week until i seen your post! hah you have put me off now KORN bahhhh!
Commented on 2010-09-27 21:49:43 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Just bought another 360 and was going to buy it next week until i seen your post! hah you have put me off now KORN bahhhh!
Dude, come on. Judge for yourself. Have you never enjoyed a game others shunned and vice versa? I can say for myself that I did and I'm just getting this game 'cause it's dropped to a decent price. Sure it ain't a perfect game but it's not crap either.
Commented on 2010-09-27 22:05:28 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Just bought another 360 and was going to buy it next week until i seen your post! hah you have put me off now KORN bahhhh!
I'll counter-point "negative Nancy" Korndog, by saying Alan Wake will blow your mind with the narrative moments. If you liked the nightmare bits in Batman AA, then you'll love it here. So much attention to detail, and the combat always offers a dance-like rhythm with the different tools at hand.

Also, long game. Full of memorable setpieces and unique interactions.
Commented on 2010-09-27 22:12:57
Oh, and it's better designed than Dead Space, also one of my favourite games.
Commented on 2010-09-27 22:14:40 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Oh, and it's better designed than Dead Space, also one of my favourite games.
Bold words here!!

Will consider just for this post,DeadSpace its one of my fav games.
Commented on 2010-09-27 22:19:19
it's a fun game to watch and I'll probably watch this dlc as well
Commented on 2010-09-27 22:26:48 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
Oh, and it's better designed than Dead Space, also one of my favourite games.
I'll have to disagree. Dead Space is freaky as hell. Alan Wake not so much. But Alan Wake is still interesting nonetheless and is at bargain prices at places.
Commented on 2010-09-27 23:48:06 In reply to digi_matrix
Posted by digi_matrix
I'll counter-point "negative Nancy" Korndog, by saying Alan Wake will blow your mind with the narrative moments. If you liked the nightmare bits in Batman AA, then you'll love it here. So much attention to detail, and the combat always offers a dance-like rhythm with the different tools at hand.

Also, long game. Full of memorable setpieces and unique interactions.
have to agree, just finished it and it was brilliant!!
Commented on 2010-09-28 00:22:13
awesome game. Stunning looking. I just wish they had offered the complete story on the retail disc...or offered both dlc episodes for free.

Obviously they thought they'd be milking this throughout the year..i know they definatly planned more than 2 episodes. Makes me wonder just how complete the story will be...and if we'll ever see an Alan Wake 2.
Commented on 2010-09-28 00:58:34
im sorry but for anyone to say this game is bad really needs checking. Yeah, some elements can be repetative, but i found myself laughing at the beginning at the fact the dude "kills" with a torch....

..... yet half way through i found myself needing new underwear because my torch ran out of batteries :|

atmosphere in this game is perfect, so is the voice acting and character expressions. This was a game i forgot about until release, and ive kept it ever since.

For such a short game, its embedded in my mind as a great original!
Commented on 2010-09-28 06:22:14 In reply to squeek
Posted by squeek
atmosphere in this game is perfect, so is the voice acting and character expressions. This was a game i forgot about until release, and ive kept it ever since.
I hope you are joking about character expressions. That was one of my main beefs with the games, the fact that facial expressions were poorly animated. Remedy said they would improve on it for the DLC but I didn't notice any change. The atmosphere is quite good though.
Commented on 2010-09-28 08:17:51
Yeah, Facial animations in AW are absolute shit, and that's kind of a big deal when you want to people to think of them as humans, lol. Amazing game anyway though..
Commented on 2010-09-28 08:26:34 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Frozpot
Yeah, Facial animations in AW are absolute shit, and that's kind of a big deal when you want to people to think of them as humans, lol. Amazing game anyway though..
Is it worse than Mass Effect?
Commented on 2010-09-28 10:26:41
Well i'll buy it then, i'm after something reminiscent of Silent Hill 1 tbh and this going by the videos and piccy's might fill the void.

@SangHee So your saying that everything in life you have gone for even though a friend might of said it's tripe or not worth buying? That's why we come to forums to see what others feel or think about something be it a new album to the latest Hollywood film ;)
Commented on 2010-09-28 12:44:35 In reply to dohr07
Posted by dohr07
one of the most underrated games of all time...
I agree. This game is underrated. I understand that some people didn't like the repetition, but the story, the atmosphere, the graphics, the very good combat make it a amazing game in my book.
I don't think there will ever be an Alan Wake 2 (I even think Remedy might be in some big financial trouble at the end of the fiscal year) because of the low sales figures. I think the only thing that can save Remedy now is a new Max Payne, but they don't have the franchise anymore (unfortunately).
Commented on 2010-09-28 13:05:08 In reply to SangHee
Posted by SangHee
Is it worse than Mass Effect?
much worse. they look like thunderbirds puppets in alan wake when they speak.

if you're looking for a silent hill-like experience, alan wake really isnt it. it's not scary in the slightest, doesnt have any puzzles, no real boss battles worth mentioning, ammo is thrown at you left right and centre so tension is lacking. it's a thriller that plays like a third person shooter. if that sounds good to you, go for it, it's very cheap afterall. i bought it full price, and by the 3rd hour of the 8 hour compaign i'd gotten sick of doing the same thing over and over. the lack of enemy variety didnt help matters. nor did the uninspired and repetative way it sets up encounters. for the price tho it's probably worth trying out. i'd be interested to see what they did for a sequel, and to see what the hell is going on story wise, but im not sure if they're doing one since the first game didnt do all that well??
Commented on 2010-09-28 13:10:28 In reply to SangHee
Posted by SangHee
Is it worse than Mass Effect?
Mass Effect 2 has very good facial animations...

Mass Effects facial animations are not as good as the animations in Uncharted, but they are for example much better than the facial animations in Assassins Creed 2....
Commented on 2010-09-28 15:13:40
AW was fine, not great, not terrible. Nothing about it makes me want to pick up any DLC.
Commented on 2010-09-28 21:51:07 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
much worse. they look like thunderbirds puppets in alan wake when they speak.

if you're looking for a silent hill-like experience, alan wake really isnt it. it's not scary in the slightest, doesnt have any puzzles, no real boss battles worth mentioning, ammo is thrown at you left right and centre so tension is lacking. it's a thriller that plays like a third person shooter. if that sounds good to you, go for it, it's very cheap afterall. i bought it full price, and by the 3rd hour of the 8 hour compaign i'd gotten sick of doing the same thing over and over. the lack of enemy variety didnt help matters. nor did the uninspired and repetative way it sets up encounters. for the price tho it's probably worth trying out. i'd be interested to see what they did for a sequel, and to see what the hell is going on story wise, but im not sure if they're doing one since the first game didnt do all that well??
Sequel! hell that won't be till sometime in 2015! ;)
Commented on 2010-09-29 10:53:33 In reply to Lafiel
@ Lafiel
haha when i was playing this a friend of mine would b over and id b like you wanna play? and hed always just b like no id rather just watch
Commented on 2010-09-29 15:23:25 In reply to dohr07
Posted by dohr07
one of the most underrated games of all time...
Agree. One of the best storys so far but i would have liked some more daytime sections and better puzzles.
Maybe have Wake trying to investigate whats been happening in the town for the first chapter or 2 and then have his wife go missing and just carry on from there.
Still the game gets a lot of unfair hate. Name me one game thats NOT repetative?

Cant wait for this and i really hope we get a AW2 in a year or so. Just advertise it next time MS.
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