Remedy has finally managed to bring back Alan Wake with the release of Alan Wake's American Nightmare, an Xbox Live Arcade title which is easily on par with other triple A games out there. The graphics engine is still pretty impressive, except maybe in daylight sequences. Combat-wise, nothing particularly new under the sun of Arizona, so no need to spend hours learning new techniques. It is however impossible to weaken an enemy without using the batteries of your torchlight now - which makes us wonder if the Southwest of the US only provides poor quality batteries. If you still haven't made up your mind about purchasing the game or not, take a look at our three videos inside.
On a different subject all together. if only the entire world acted like this: [url] (9 minutes ago)
Gears 4 is a refinement of the Gears 3 formula, which is great if you loved Gears 3. @alimokrane: I'm partial to the Embar & Overkill. (23 minutes ago)
@Phaethon360: I agree on the enemy variety, definataly but I simply love the little tricks and bits they added here and there. Best weapon has to be the DropShot. Ball of fun! (25 minutes ago)
But with regards to variety, do you mean enemy variety? Because I agree. That is spot on. Gears 3 had so many different Locust & Lambent classes which kept Horde rounds fresh, Gears 4 does not. (45 minutes ago)
PhaeKO outta nowhere. Rod said he wanted to do it right before doing it different and 343 were the blueprint for this which is why a lot of the Gears community still remains intact. (48 minutes ago)
That and the variety just isn't there. So many different enemy and weapon types in Gears 2, which was the high point of the series for me. Gears 3 wasn't bad but it was on the downswing for me. (52 minutes ago)
I really dislike Gears 4. Horde 3.0 was a disappointment, and the mechanics haven't changed much since Gears 1. After playing the remake so soon it just felt like more of the same. (54 minutes ago)