FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360 Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 8:15 AM

The First 10 Minutes of The Writer

The First 10 Minutes of The Writer

The second downloadable episode of Alan Wake was released last Tuesday on Xbox Live for a price of 560 Microsoft Points. Allowing to make a link between the first season and the second one, though we are still waiting for its official announcement, this DLC should not be considered as "the true ending that has been removed from the original game" as some like to claim. The original ending of the game was in perfect keeping with the game's atmosphere and story, and for a sequel to be released one day, it had to end like that. The two bonus episodes have clearly been made for the fans, so they can connect a few more dots and, most of all, understand how Alan is going to prepare his return. It is hard to say more without spoiling anything, but suffice to say that, given how cheap the game is today, you have no excuse for not playing it along with its two featured contents. More twisted than The Signal, The Writer will have you dive into the darkness even more and after completing it myself, I can tell you it is, once again, a very atmospheric episode, floating somewhere in between anguish and madness. Here are the very first 10 minutes of this new chapter, a video you obviously should not watch if you have not played the main adventure and the first free DLC.

The First 10 Minutes

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Commented on 2010-10-14 08:31:50
GT5 is delayed. Such bull****. I will be buy this dlc and Fable 3 instead
Commented on 2010-10-14 08:44:07
Yeah, I think I will get it but also have to finish the game first ;P
Commented on 2010-10-14 09:39:16
it's pretty good, the atmosphere is still top and the story is pretty weird shit (in a good way), but..

God, that end fight is a bitch. I mean the "boss" of the original game was a farce, but a repetitive "kill me", "hey I'm not dead yet so kill me again", "wait, once more" kind of thing isn't what I enjoy either.

Btw, I hoped we would get a longer epilogue..
Commented on 2010-10-14 10:49:48
Wooo, don't mind me some more alan wake, thanks.
Commented on 2010-10-14 10:53:03
Great piece of DLC IMO and well worth the £4.80.

Ending made me happy aswell ;)
Commented on 2010-10-14 11:01:51
Ending made me.. very happy indeed :)

I might be one of those that argue that the signal and the writer is a wellspent buck.. The signal wasn't the best addon due to that, in my opinion, didn't really add that much to the story, but the writer just keep things moving forward (plus, it was strange.. strange indeed)..
Commented on 2010-10-14 11:35:16
Would you say I can play this without having played 'The signal part 2'?
Commented on 2010-10-14 11:37:11 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
Would you say I can play this without having played 'The signal part 2'?
Why would you do that when The Signal is free?
Commented on 2010-10-14 11:44:46
Awaits KORN's verbal attack on this ;D
Commented on 2010-10-14 11:47:25 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Why would you do that when The Signal is free?
What?! I thought only part 1 for CE-owners would be for free...

Okay checking and maybe downloading right now. thanks
Commented on 2010-10-14 12:08:24 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
What?! I thought only part 1 for CE-owners would be for free...

Okay checking and maybe downloading right now. thanks
The Signal comes for free if you buy Alan Wake. A code to download the DLC is included with the game.
Commented on 2010-10-14 12:45:43 In reply to aphex187
Posted by aphex187
Awaits KORN's verbal attack on this ;D
Herp Derp!

There you go.
Commented on 2010-10-14 13:33:10 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
The Signal comes for free if you buy Alan Wake. A code to download the DLC is included with the game.
Yep, I bought the game and got the code for Signal.
Commented on 2010-10-14 16:17:36
just reminded me how great this game looks.

How long do you reckon the dlc is? longer than the signal..or about the same?
Commented on 2010-10-15 12:59:57
Is there any "complete" edition of Alan Wake planned? I never got the game and thinking if they are going to do something like that'd just wait.

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