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Submitted by D2-E2 700d ago | opinion piece

Alan Wake: Why I Love This Game So Much & Feel It’s A Must-Play Title

Noble Press:
It has come to my attention that many gamers did not get the chance to to play Alan Wake. The game just sort of flew under the radar for most gamers, and I feel it’s because of the stiff competition the game faced around it’s launch window.
Among them were:
Modern Warfare 2: Stimulus Package – 4th of May
Lost Planet 2 – 18th of May
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands – 18th of May
Red Dead Redemption – 18th of May
Super Mario Galaxy 2 – 23rd of May
Alan Wake was released on May 18 2010, against many well known established gaming companies. It was a new IP surrounded by highly-anticipated sequels. This made it very easy for gamers to overlook at the time. I myself was faced with the same dilemma, which was to walk into my local store and have to make the choice between Rockstar Games’ brand new title Red Dead Redemption, Nintendo’s Super Mario Galaxy.... (Alan Wake, PC, Remedy, Xbox 360)

Belking  +   700d ago
Welcome to 2010.
Perjoss  +   700d ago
I guess its kind of a retrospective, GameTrailers do them sometimes and some of them are amazing actually, like the star wars and zelda ones. Come to think of it most fo them are top quality, metal gear solid, final fantasy, they are probably the best thing on the site.
Kran  +   700d ago
I <3 Alan Wake.

One of my favorite franchises ever, despite American Nightmare not being all that brilliant ;)
BanBrother  +   700d ago
One of my favourite games of all time. I actually loved AM and would go so far as to say it is the best title I have downloaded off the XBLM. I beat it in one night (American Nightmare)and it felt more like a light retail game. Awesome stuff.

I also find it funny that the main complaint for this game was its repetitiveness and game-play, yet the game that released alongside this, Red Dead Redemption had worse game-play (man it was quite bad) and was arguably more repetitive. Not trying to diss RDR, I'm just a major fan of both, and having played both for many hours that is how I feel.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   700d ago
Get's repetitive sometimes, but sure amazing game.
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Thefreeman012  +   700d ago
I would say good game not great ...the story was good but the gameplay felt bulky and repetitive at times. Also was a little disappointed the story wasn't complete unless you bought extra dlc, but who is ever happy about paying for more dlc
coolbeans  +   700d ago
The ending was disappointing but I don't technically find the story to be incomplete. The DLC only provides a window for who's the next enemy...which is now provides and expanded upon in American Nightmare.

The first dlc is free for those who bought the game new as well.
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RogueStatus28  +   700d ago
Alan Wake 2 would make me want to get the Next Xbox.
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D2-E2  +   700d ago
omg yes Alan Wake 2 Xbox launch title count me in !!! ill pay 80$ for it if they want hahaha
ThatsGaming  +   700d ago
Alan Wake is a great series. With the next gen it will only be better. As I played the game I felt that the 360 didn't have the power for this game to reach its full potential.

Alan Wake was solid, American Nightmare was a great XBLA title.

Queue Alan Wake 2 as an epic launch game for the next generation!
jeeves86  +   700d ago
I was just thinking about Alan Wake again. I was out on a patrol last night and the wind started to blow. It was dark out, and I suddenly thought about The Taken.

Awesome game, I really need to play it again.
Baszs  +   700d ago
The reason why Alan Wake is really nice, is that Bright Falls feels like a real living breathing place, they could even make it work with different stories and characters that could take place in Bright Falls,

I really hope they go back to that place again. It's Awesome.
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optimus  +   700d ago
Hilarious, it took this article to remind me that i had this game...i bought this as a digital download for $1 off of amazon so i figured i didn't have much too lose... Reading manuscripts and fighting shadow people simply bored me 1 too many times. But alas, i suppose i should try and finish it at some point; if i'm completely bored that is...

i may have to replay the episodes again since i forgot most of what happened, i left off at some bridge with some shadow being throwing debris at me...on 2nd thought, i have more fun playing pinballFX...too bad you can't return or sell downloaded games,...even if it was a dollar.
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tigertron  +   700d ago
Alan Wake is such an underrated game. I've been listening to Poets of the Fall/Old Gods of Asgard a lot recently.

'Balance Slays the Demon'from AM is my favourite.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...
faraany33k  +   700d ago
Its an average game, but story and presentation is the best this GEN.

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