Alan Wake Thread - Brand New Trailer!!

alimokrane
alimokrane
Since 5859 Days
Said it before, will say it again. this IS my GAME OF THE YEAR, no doubt :D Cant wait for the new dlc content hitting tomorrow
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-p...

Been as though i am as usual late to the party and bringing up things everyone has already talked about so they tend to stear clear of me..
I thought i would go and watch yahtzees review, and for the first time ever... i disagree with the enitre review.
still made me laugh though lol.
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I want my games room finished now :(

Phaethon360 - Mr Pant<s>s</s>ies
Phaethon360
Since 5775 Days
Great review. Agreed completely.
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Don't you know who I am? I'm the goddamned Banman.

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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Everyone to there own :) lol
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BLackHawkodst
BLackHawkodst
Since 4816 Days
Posted by ManThatYouFear
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/1756-Alan-Wake

Been as though i am as usual late to the party and bringing up things everyone has already talked about so they tend to stear clear of me..
I thought i would go and watch yahtzees review, and for the first time ever... i disagree with the enitre review.
still made me laugh though lol.
lol biggest pile of bollocks ever!
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Prepare To Drop!!

ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Posted by BLackHawkodst
lol biggest pile of bollocks ever!
The part i disagree with the most was the combat been crap.. was brilliant :(
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blmbox
blmbox
Since 5260 Days
Wow, what a game. The atmosphere even rivals Bioshock in terms of sheer brilliance.

It's genuinely made me jump at times as well - played it with the lights off late at night - and I'm not sure that's ever even happened before to me when playing a video game.
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Posted by blmbox
Wow, what a game. The atmosphere even rivals Bioshock in terms of sheer brilliance.

It's genuinely made me jump at times as well - played it with the lights off late at night - and I'm not sure that's ever even happened before to me when playing a video game.
I never finished silent hill 4: the room, just those baby headed things...freaked me out massivly (my little boy was only baby at that time, had some kind of effect on me lol)

but this game is pure class, and i just cant understand why people hate it so :(

Even fr0sty has been arguing with me over it when he comes round, because he despised it... but for all the wrong reasons.
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blmbox
blmbox
Since 5260 Days
Posted by ManThatYouFear
but this game is pure class, and i just cant understand why people hate it so :(
Me neither.

Usually I'm open to peoples' tastes; if they don't like something that I do, I just accept that it's their opinion. But with this... I don't get it. I'm on Episode 6 now and, to me, it's been a virtually flawless experience, as well as one of only a few games where I've been enthralled throughout. It's the best example I've seen in recent years of a video game closing the boundaries between other forms of idea, with a highly compelling story and a cast of memorable characters.

Heck, it's one of the best games I've played this generation, let alone this year. I'd love to know what aspects of the game people find so terrible, because I genuinely can't see any.
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Fr0stys arguments are the "alice is not here, i bet she is over there" "alice is not here... She must be over there" repeat, which yet i did find that comical, but it was NOT game destroying

Only games that have this kind of "charm" this gen have been mass effect and uncharted, i recall in the early posts of this thread people were moaning that alan wake is a "pretencious arsehole" and stuff like that, I found it a great performance and found him as a believable "i'm famous and the fans/press are getting to me" celeb

Side note, did anyone read the jackie chan write up in empire this month ? omfg i feel so sorry for the guy, he sounds so lonely and depressed :( very much like alan wake, but lacking a misses.
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blmbox
blmbox
Since 5260 Days
Posted by ManThatYouFear
Fr0stys arguments are the "alice is not here, i bet she is over there" "alice is not here... She must be over there" repeat, which yet i did find that comical, but it was NOT game destroying
I can't say I ever really saw that in the story; it takes elements from psycholofical thrillers and horror stories, so the actual structure of the story wasn't surprising.

Alan Wake isn't exactly a pretentious arsehole either; he's fed up with his status as celebrity. It's pretty obvious. In fact, I find Nathan Drake is more of an arsehole than Alan Wake ever shows himself to be. But it's okay: I like arseholes (ewww).
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Oh but drake is a arsehole :) but a charming one lol.
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blmbox
blmbox
Since 5260 Days
Just finished the game. Holy hell, what an experience. I wish all game were as compelling as this.

My GOTY, fo sho.
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blmbox
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The ending was bloody weird mind you.
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Look it up on google i did, i hate it when i need a ending explained to me lol

Was the only part that "deflated" for me, i did not want to say earlier incase i ruined it for you.
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blmbox
blmbox
Since 5260 Days
To be fair I didn't need all of it explained; just a few subtleties.

I understood that the only way for Alice to be saved was if Alan essentially sacrificed himself by diving into the lake and staying in the Dark Place, thus maintaining the balance between light and dark that is hinted at by Zane towards the end. I also understand that the very last line of the game, 'It's not a lake... it's an ocean', implies that the Dark Presence lies beyond Bright Falls alone, and Alan's attempt to destroy it by sacrificing himself had failed because its existence lied beyond the lake - hence the 'ocean' metaphore. Then again, I've come to this conclusion after reading the explanation of the ending, haha. Still, I got the jist of it and reading some explanations kinda reaffirmed that I knew what was going on.

The only stuff I didn't get/pick up:

- This whole 'Mr. Scratch' thing completely bypassed me. I must have not been paying attention or something, because I missed this entirely. I know that he was introduced when Alan was looking at a derranged version of himself, but I wasn't listening to Zane's explanation of him. Ah well.
- I didn't really get why it had a shot of Rose and then a dark Nightingale behind her, but the online theory that he is the new puppet of the Dark Presence - replacing Barbara Jagger - seems to make sense.


I'm currently playing through the first DLC (which came free), and it's doing a good job of expanding the story. Usually I'm fundamentally against DLC, but I'm definitely going to buy the second one, simply because I love the game so much.
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
I must get the DLC, but it pains me to much to additional story for a game :(
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sanex
Since 4117 Days
This game is one of my many highlights this generation, loved it.
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
This, mass effect condemned CoD2 Viva Pinata Gears of war 1and2 have been the highlights of my 360 experience for sure.
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dcdelgado
dcdelgado
Since 5789 Days
Posted by sanex
This game is one of my many highlights this generation, loved it.
Have to agree.
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** Yes We CAN!! **

alimokrane
alimokrane
Since 5859 Days
Nice to see so many people loving this game. Remember though, SPREAD the love so we can get our sequel!
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ManThatYouFear
ManThatYouFear
Since 5872 Days
Posted by alimokrane
Nice to see so many people loving this game. Remember though, SPREAD the love so we can get our sequel!
Already spread the love dont you worry, and there loving it

Except fr0sty..
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