Alan Wake "First Look" Preview (PlanetXbox360)

From the feature:

"Hopes are high for Alan Wake, the latest long-in-development property from the makers of Max Payne. It made a huge splash back at E3 2005 with a creepy storyline and a jaw-dropping new game engine, but Remedy has pulled back all press coverage since then, refusing to discuss the game at all until it's closer to its release. Only a scant few screenshots and trailers have trickled out of Remedy's Finland offices since that early E3 demo. I was fortunate to be among those who got to view the behind-closed-doors demo of Alan Wake back in 2005, and what I saw took my breath away."

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Valkyrie833272d ago

This game looks freaking amazing, after talking with the developers a bit it's obvious that they are putting a lot of effort into getting the adventure genre right, stay tuned for more at E3 this year.....great preview!

ShabzS3272d ago

i want this sooo bad... remedy gave up max payne for this ... it MUST be something special

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago

How is this a first look.. when they saw it back in 2005 as a tech demo?

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Comment #8203905205235 based on nothing.
I bet you made the same "based on nothing" comments in #8203905205235 Alan Wake posts.

sonarus3272d ago

yup previews based on the same 2005 info. The fact that remedy is putting so much time into the game is a good sign that they won't settle for mediocrity though. Alan wake should be a good game

Anon19743272d ago

You see the same photo's over and over again - nothing new ever comes out. For previews all you get is "Some guy swears he saw a bit of Alan Wake in Northern Canada! Look at this blurry shot from his cell phone!"

There were only 3 games on my 360 that I was looking forward to. Velvet Assassin was one, and based on the reviews I think I'll pass and maybe pick it up used one day, the Halo expansion and Alan Wake.
Until those two are released I don't even have a reason to turn on my 360 this year except I plan to finally go back and finish the Shivering Isles. Man I miss 2007. That was a good time to be a 360 gamer.

OmarJA3272d ago

I agree CaseyRyback_CPO...

Let's just hope this game won't get canceled like Cry-On.

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

You shouldn't troll news your problem would be solved then. When you troll news because you are looking for ways to attack it, news gets boring. Other people's takes on the same info is alright although I can see why a troll would get bored with the same news no matter the article written about it.

Your child like slam is an example of what I'm talking about notice how you guys use any random game and replace it with CRY-ON

Ausbo3272d ago

remedy is pretty much a team of 20 people not 100. Think about it, killzone 2 was workied on by about 140 people and it still took 4 years to make this great game. Remedy has been working on this game for close to 5 years and have a significantly smaller group. Yes they showed it too early but give them a break.

Major_Tom3272d ago

How are they trolling news when this is the exact same crap from 2005. Fanboys are getting really touchy over Alan Wake.

GWAVE3272d ago

This isn't a preview. It's a rehash of info that has been available since 2005.

Please. "Wake" me up when there's actually new, concrete news about this game. And please make sure it's footage of the 360 version, not the PC version. Everyone knows the PC version will run just fine. The question remains how the 360 version will perform.

And I LOL at the people who fawn over Alan Wake then turn around and say "Huh...Heavy Rain. That looks boring. There's no action."

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Im getting alan wake on my pc. i'd love to see some new non 2005 information.

Each and every single preview is based on absolutely nothing. So how again does that make my comment based on nothing, when it points out the fact that all of these previews aren't previews/first looks at all?

I've got the previews memorized since 2005.. "while we know absolutely nothing about the game its going to be a phenomenal gaming experience with bar raising visuals!" rinse and repeat. same exact writeup on 50 different blogs. Based on this i and everyone else could and have literally written the same exact thing and post it as 'news' since thats what the author did.

I know you hate to think that its multiplat, but it is. the 360 isn't more important than the 360 here, especially considering you've only seen PC footage. Don't come at me sideways, you'll just get your feelings hurt.

Alan wake has been speculated to be at e3 every single day of this generation.

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago

"Soda Popinsky - 1 hour ago
5 -
So his "first look" dates back to 2005? There is no new info in this garbage article. What a complete waste of time. "

Aquanox3272d ago

I'm sick of these fake previews, "first look", "hands on" articles.

There's not gonna be any new information about the MS E3 2009 lineup until E3. That's precisely what Microsoft wants. Deal with it.

FamilyGuy3272d ago

This is the first time i've read anything about this game. I always read that something was great about it but the comment were very vague and so this article explained a lot to me.

Sounds like a good game but the being able to "explore 36 square miles plus the country side" makes it sound great. Not that there hasn't been bigger games but with the level of detail they claim it has makes it seem special. The story sounds good too.

I won't be picking up this title whenever it's released as i am a die hard fan of the PS3 and im not into pc gaming but i will say it sounds like a great new ip for you 360, mulitconsole and (possibly) gaming pc owners.

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

They're trolling the same exact crap and you're right about fanboys being touchy that explains the PS3 fans in here that happen to out number the 360 fans.

I keep saying this but Sony is in huge trouble when their fanboys show so much interest in the 360's lineup as much or even more than the PS3's lineup when no one cares about the PS3's except PS3 fans.

Its not the same crap from 2005 they released new footage last year.

"Fanboys are getting really touchy over Alan Wake."

^^That explains the disagrees #1 and #1.2 got right? why so many PS3 fans in here saying stupid things like:

" Let's just hope this game won't get canceled like Cry-On."

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Yes we all saw the trailer last year. KEY WORDS LAST + YEAR. That means it IS NOT A FIRST LOOK. Jesus can you not grasp that? You're just all in a mess and confused. lashing out at people who are going to buy the game to defend a multiplat. Its pathetic.

As sodapopoinski himself mentioned, this article is 100% garbage. as he said:

"Soda Popinsky - 1 hour ago
5 -
So his "first look" dates back to 2005? There is no new info in this garbage article. What a complete waste of time. "

Because its garbage written on the same garbage that all of us lookign forward to the title have seen/read since 2005. They have no insight or no new information.

Once again get it through your head... ALAN WAKE IS A MULTIPLATFORM GAME, thats why im commenting on the lack of news. Just as soda popinski, who I guess is a sony fanboy for pointing it out as well.

alan wake is a lineup that PC gamers and 360 gamers are interested in. Its not my fault all microsofts exclusives are exclusive on the PC As well. It would be easier for you and your insecurities if MS actually made interesting games like Alan Wake that were 'ONLY ON XBOX360'.

Sodapopinksi, time to get your Sony Fanboy shirt! Murder Him is sayin you're in the club!

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

This one won't even leave! baiting people and setting up attacks. Does any fan of the platforms this game will be on really care what this kid says?

Alan Wake is so offensive to people #1 gets 10 disagrees for being excited and this dude keeps coming back trying to justify his comments with some essay sized rant that probably has nothing to do with his original intent which was to attack the game after he disagreed with #1 and other 360 fans.


CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

UltimaEnder - contributor
Published: 4 hours ago | Preview | Xbox 360 | PC <---

360 Owners like you are the saddest type. Crying about a multiplatform game, and pretending that pc owners can't comment on it. If anything PC owners should be more excited due to the fact that everything thats been seen has been the PC version. Its like you put blinders up and try to ignore the fact that many people will be enjoying this game on the PC.

I understand the fanboys that talk trash, but this article is bs. No trash talk is even needed.

As sodapopinski pointed out, and other 360 owners.

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Have fun no one cares what you say(minus the 15 year old PS3 fanboys).

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

the only person that cares is the person that keeps responding to me. Oh wait, thats you. Rushing in to run damage control, then you trip and fall and get owned when you remember its multiplat, then run off.


I did not murder him3272d ago

We'll be enjoying Alan Wake while you sit back and hate on it spending 24/7 trying to convince a handful of losers and kids that the 360 sucks on some site overran by PS3 fans in the first place.

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

im going to be here trying to convince people not to buy a console i've purchased.. a 360? I wish the ps3 did get a price drop, then u bottom of the barrel 360-only people could buy one and stop making n4g a dumbass fest.

Start trying to make some sense with your lame arguments. Im buying Wake, just like most PC owners will.You want to ignore the fact that this story has no new information, which is what the first comment was all about. keep living in the land of delusions to where its a 360 exclusive :-), you'll be the only one.

I'd say keep fighting fanboys, but i think you're just in a confused heap right now and you dont know which direction is up. You're lashing out for no reason Mrs.Defensive.

This is you:

"OMG SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING NEGATIVE ABOUT A MULTIPLATFORM 360 GAME!?!?!" lol. When no one did. Like sodapopinski, i found the article isn't new info. its not a FIRST LOOK.

4 legs good 2 legs bad though right murder him?


Murder him,

You've been owned.. now you're just saying the games specs and release platforms? yeah.. im aware of them.. since im buying it.. along with other PC owners..

"buh buh.. windows platform and buh uh errrruhm.. durr the press"

None of what you're saying is refuting the fact that this article is garbage. But enjoy whatever it is you think you're doing.

I did not murder him3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

You're really treating this article like a toxic spill patrolling it or like the PR doing damage control trying to cover it up.

This is coming out for the 360 and windows platforms and its going to be a western Silent Hill type and there is nothing you can do about it. 20 people working on the game and has built a new engine all the while.

They were smart not showing much about the game after they impressed the media when it was revealed, the haters would have destroyed the game before it had a chance to even release.

Tony P3272d ago

Right. None of this info is new. Just the author expanding upon previously released information with a shamelessly misleading title. I'm looking forward to this game as well, but this article isn't showing anything you haven't seen before, years ago. You can't blame people for being unimpressed when you try to hype a game on years old information.

CaseyRyback_CPO3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

Oh no murder him! now what are you going to do!!! 360 owners are saying the same thing... I guess they are all secret SDF operatives! lol..


gigantic lol and in caps!


lol.. wahhh wahhhhhhh wahhh! dah dah dah denial.

I can picture the irobot thing doing that and slamming his fists on the table. you're epic I did not murder him.. you really are epic.

ActionBastard3272d ago

Stayed tuned for their hands-on. It'll be a picture of some dude reading a GameInformer. Posers.

thereapersson3272d ago

Casey Ryback really owned I Did Not Murder Him.

cyberwaffles3272d ago

hate jump in this, but i honestly think ps3 owners are going to be too busy with the multitude of exclusives this year to even worry about the handful amount of what the 360 is getting. i really hope alan wake turns out to be a great game as i like the max payne developers, but you got to be out of your mind if you think ps3 fans are going to be obssessed about this.

pain777pas3272d ago

I want 2mins of my life back. I should have known that it was nothing. I'm so stupid sometimes I gave the site at hit too.

Traveler3272d ago

Well, even though we don't know all that much about it and don't even know when it will be coming out, Alan Wake is still one of the games I am most excited about for the 360.

On 360 I am looking forward to:
Alan Wake
Mass Effect 2
Splinter Cell 5

On PS3:
Uncharted 2
God of War III
Heavy Rain

Assassin's Creed 2
Bioshock 2
Modern Warfare 2

I sincerely hope we get more information on Alan Wake at E3. I can't wait to find out more about the game and hopefully get some idea of when we will finally get to play it.

HighDefinition3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

The 50ft shark of the gaming world.

Regardless if/when it comes out I`ll most likely be getting it day one. After all this anticipation, to just see the game.......I`ll have to. At this point, Alan Wake is the 360s Killzone 2, the game that no matter what CAN`T live up to expectations, no matter how good it is.

joevfx3272d ago

sucks they are a few years to late. Uncharted already got the action gene right.

JHUX3272d ago

Don't take this the wrong way murder him, but this whole comment board you look like a freaking idiot. Everything he said was 100% correct, his comments were not fanboyish, whether or not anything else he has said on different topics is. Alan Wake sounds like it has tons of potential, and is a game I am very excited to get a chance to play when it's out (depending on how it turns out of course, there still is little known, but the idea sounds good), but you are sitting here defending a article that claims to be a "first look" of something everyone has seen since 05. Hate to tell ya, but you have no room calling anyone a fanboy, as you are blatantly one of the worst here.

OGharryjoysticks3271d ago

Alan Wake's brother is Duke Nukem Forever

JeffGUNZ3267d ago

Dude, enough with the "If the price drops than you 360 fanys will switch to ps3...blah blah blah BS." Listen, if any of us wanted to purchase a PS3, we would have purchased it. I chose to purchase the 360 because of Xbox Live and Gears/Halo. The 360 has so many great features, but you ignorant fanboys can't see past the length of your nose. If the PS3 goes to $99, I still wouldn't buy it. If I DID, it would ONLY BE for the BLue Ray. You tools can toot your exclusives horn all you want, but you tell me, do you think Uncharted, Killzone 2, Rachet and Clank, Infamous, and even God of War 3, will come close to sales in Modern Warfare 2? listen, MW2 will sell more on the PS3 alone then any of those above exclusives. You can add ALL THOSE EXCLUSIVES and they still won't add up to the total amount of MW2 sales. I hope you are still bragging about all those "exclusives" when Modern Warfare 2, a MULTIPLAT game outsells ALL OF THEM.

Grow up little kid. Video games are suppose to be about having fun, not arguing with people on a website because you're upset the PS3 isn't doing as well as you think it should. Enter the real world, because if this gives you happiness, complaining about another system, then your life is pathetic and I feel sorry for you.

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Gamer_Politics3272d ago

yeah hope we see much more of alan wake come E3

UltimaEnder3272d ago

WOW I cannot wait to see more of this game, hopefully it's the surprise game that Microsoft will announce is coming in season baby!!

darrensworld3272d ago

I don't know, the screens in the article are the same screens i found via google image search six months ago. The article is vague, let's see some gameplay footage or something more tangible.

UltimaEnder3272d ago

I totally understand your frustration, unfortunately there were no new screens to post but the "eyes on" information in this preview is totally fresh, also it sets up readers for more info that should be coming from E3 2009.....stay tuned for that!

ShabzS3272d ago (Edited 3272d ago )

its soo annoying!!.. and theres no new info here... although i didnt know they were already planing for a sequel

JHUX3272d ago

To be honest, I'm pretty sure I've read this "eyes on" preview before quite a while ago. He may of set the scene a little better, but it's a pretty big letdown after reading the title. It's not the worst "news" I've seen on this site though.

DelbertGrady3272d ago

So his "first look" dates back to 2005? There is no new info in this garbage article. What a complete waste of time.

Giriath3272d ago

I agree. I'm sure he wasn't alone at this first look. He's probably the only one who took four years to write about it though.

UltimaEnder3272d ago

With E3 right around the corner now is a perfect time to refresh gamers minds about Alan Wake, either enjoy it or don't complain, everyone doesn't know everything like you do; calm down!!!