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Alan Wake aka Remedy return to game making


So I can't really say much about the game... it doesn't lend itself to it.

Check out www.brightfalls.com at your earliest convenience, and watch the 6 part prequel. As a result of watching this, I've gotten the game. Need to find out WTF is going on.

I've picked up the game this evening, and won't be saying much about the story as it unfolds. It's also going to continue for a fair while, with Remedy releasing loads of additional content. The first part is free if you buy the game new.. make sure you get the code inside.

I couldn't get one, but the Limited Edition looks SICK.



Comes with an extra content out of the box apparently, but it travels at about $115. I picked up the regular for $79 from EB price matching JB.

Anyone else interested in Remedy's first game since Max Payne 2?
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I'm getting this next over RDR once I'm done with Spidey. Had a complete turnaround after watching the OXM preview on Live the other night! Fickle sumbitch is me

Gonna scour around for the LE, may even just order online cos I'm in no real hurry.

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they actually finished it?

fuck them for binning the pc version
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I'm pretty interested in this. That's one awesome looking LE, and I hate LEs.

I'm all about RDR for the coming weeks/months, but I might join this party later.
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I'm listening to the soundtrack now. Pretty fucking atmospheric. I think I'll get this today along with RDR.
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I played the first 5 minutes last night. Looks interesting.

But Red Dead beckons...
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I just learned that the big book is just a book-like box, and the real book is only small. The LE has lost its appeal. That's cool, I'll pay less for the standard one when I pick it up.
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I have a pet peeve for limited editions that do not include the standard plastic box.

BioShock 2 and Halo Reach are examples of good LEs for this.
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Super fucking keen for this as it's right up my horror action gaming alley, but just got sidetracked by RDR. Will check out asap.

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I have a pet peeve for limited editions that do not include the standard plastic box.

BioShock 2 and Halo Reach are examples of good LEs for this.

What about Steelbooks?

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Mmmnah. Don't like them much either.
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ok, so I just picked up RDR and Alan Wake.

In a fit of peevishness, Alan Wake went into the 360 first.

Fuck me, just the intro level is going to give me nightmares. This shit is like Stephen King on acid.
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I've avoided most of the hype for this but I thought there was something very Stephen King about it. So I'm glad to hear you say that.
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i prefer the steelbooks. the halo wars one is dope. same as dragon age.

also. i really fuckng want this game. someone make it happen.
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I like my steel Bioshock box thing.
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my housemate bought this yesterday evening, and finished it by 3am this morning. seems like pretty short game?
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ok, so I just picked up RDR and Alan Wake.

In a fit of peevishness, Alan Wake went into the 360 first.

Fuck me, just the intro level is going to give me nightmares. This shit is like Stephen King on acid.

didnt it have inspiration from king?
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didnt it have inspiration from king?

Pretty sure it did, there is a Stephen King quote right at the beginning.

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my housemate bought this yesterday evening, and finished it by 3am this morning. seems like pretty short game?

Wouldn't surprise me, with something so heavy on narrative and scripted sequences. But I think the idea (but don't quote me) is that they are going to be following it up with a lot of episodic content. The game comes with a code for the first one which is due in July, I think?
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Just picked it up on ebay. $55 delivered from Hong Kong.
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yep, called the signal. the card says july but in an interview remedy said late may? i dunno.

either way, this is the first 'season' of alan wake. there should be more seasons to follow.

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Just picked it up on ebay. $55 delivered from Hong Kong.

In English? Not Engrish?
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ok, it's decided. I'm not playing this at night.
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In English? Not Engrish?

It says it is, I hope it is. My Korean Orange Box was fine.
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Keen to hear if the horror stuff is decent. If it's just another action game with average scary elements, I'll get to it later.
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Who said anything about horror?

It's a psychological action thriller... even says so on the front cover of the box
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Yeah, people and farm vehicles getting possessed by a dark entity isn't horrifying at all.
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Can't it be both? It feels like both.
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Well I don't like horror stuff, but I do like thrillers

I wouldn't call Dead Space horror either... it's freaky thou.
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Dead Space is sci-fi horror, but it's still horror.

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bah, if horror = gore then that sucks. dead space feels like way more of a thriller than a horror movie... or maybe i've just associated the 'torture porn' meme with horror these days.

DNW Saw movies.
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Saw isn't horror. It's shit.
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Horror and thriller are interchangable. As I understand it, thriller generally refers to the pacing of the story, in the sense of soft-thrills, whereas horror refers to the mechanics of a story designed to elicit outright fear, but usually you'll find the genre of a story is attributed to the dominant element rather than being a 'horror thriller'.

You might call Alien a sci-fi horror thriller, for example.

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bah, if horror = gore then that sucks. dead space feels like way more of a thriller than a horror movie... or maybe i've just associated the 'torture porn' meme with horror these days.

DNW Saw movies.

That's what I mean. Intelligent thriller/horror games. Atmosphere, story, importance of survival. Not a glorified action "horror" game like RE5, and not some kind of dumb gorefest like SAW.
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Alan Wake is definitely the intelligent thriller ... for some reason it also reminds me a little of shutter island (the recent movie) as well as Stephen King / Dean Koontz styleee
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if you haven't watched bright falls yet, do so NOW.

preferably downloaded from xbox live.. full hd is the way to watch this shit.

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Oh yeah. There's a problem. Forgot it's not on PS3. Hmmm...time to borrow friends xbox?
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GO AND GET ONE YOU DOUCHE. :p

get an arcade, get a 16gb usb stick, you're sorted!
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There really are some disturbing things in this game. The scenery and attention to detail is amazing, but so is the attention to those little things which are just a little on the creepy side of wrong. I'm now starting to notice some HP Lovecraftian influence as well ... a nod in the direction of "In the Mouth of Madness"

Hearkening back to a different thread, this game is art.
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...wat. You can use USB sticks now?
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Yep! It will be specially formatted and locked down when you insert it though, so only use a new one.

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Hearkening back to a different thread, this game is art.

It bloody well better be, after the sweet time they took with it.
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I just walked into a construction site cabin, and you turn the TV on, and it is playing the twillight zone episode "the quantum suicide". You can stay and watch it and it goes for about 10 minutes, I'm sure it is the entire episode.
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Just grabbed the last LE in JB TGV Wasn't that bothered but then noticed it was only a tenner more. Rude not to really.

Picked up the new Edge and the game gets a 7, not too shabby.
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That's what I mean. Intelligent thriller/horror games. Atmosphere, story, importance of survival. Not a glorified action "horror" game like RE5, and not some kind of dumb gorefest like SAW.

Resident Evil 4 will ALWAYS be the king.
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Only a tenner more? Fuck.
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This is better, you'll soon see. If RE4 was set in twin peaks, then maybe.
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have you guys played re5 at all? i was playing through it coop with my little brother. was surprised how fun it was considering the reviews. and re4 is one of my favourite games of all time.
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Finished RE5 co-op with the missus. It was good in lieu of other decent co-op games available, but I fucking LOATHE the whole 'can't move and shoot at the same time' crap.
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