The first 12 minutes of Alan Wake revealed.
I havent played it I know but I feel like this game will be something big. Graphics , Gameplay , Story everything seems to be working well And this actually look like it's SCARY unlike RE5(which i still liked but...) Day1 edit: lol @ 3diagrees. Sorry it's not on PS3 guys.
Well it aint graphics king material like many said, but it looks good. Edit: Also people really bashed Killzone 2 heavily for having a lot of blur, I wonder if this game will get the same treatment. http://i41.tinypic.com/24o2...
Artistically it might have the best graphics, but for straight graphics power, UC2 and KZ2 are still the best. These graphics plus amazing gameplay and story would equal a great title. Lets hope these two parts are just as good. Wow 3 disagrees in 6 minutes.
I could give a flying spaghetti crap about UC2 or KZ2! Alan Wake looks better to me in every way to those titles and hopefully lives up to the hype. Right now Alan Wake is a must have followed by Red Dead in MAY! You guys and gals go ahead and keep bringing up games you feel can't be touched while us gamers play them all and enjoy the best of both worlds.
After seeing this, best 360 graphics still goes to Mass Effect 2. I really like the atmosphere though.
"Also people really bashed Killzone 2 heavily for having a lot of blur, I wonder if this game will get the same treatment. " I think they are using the same technique as Max Payne in here which is called Slow motion mode aka Bullet Time. http://www.youtube.com/watc... here is a better screenshot for AW http://image.com.com/gamesp...
The game looks good but ppl stop trying to compare this to the PS3 games in graphics that department is over dethroning PS3 games in graphics would take... take a miracle. It's not happening people. Get over it. LOL But I give it to remedy this game looks good. Not OMG IMPRESSIVE GRAPHICS BETTER THAN GOW3/UNCHARTED2 AND ALL THEM OTHER GAMES ON THE PS3. No! Just looks great and better than the games I've played in terms of graphics on the 360 (halo 3, gears 2,...)
carlton banks just said that. what's goin on... edit: Anton you son of a...you edited your comment
Nope! Not watching it. Just 30 days to go.
So still getting the PC version you pre-ordered ? :D @below: Didnt you hear ? They picked the PS3 so that means nobody is allowed to be happy about anything on the 360. Excited for something coming to the 360 = massive disagrees from uneasy PS3 loyalists.
So Gears 2 still holds the 360 graphics crown...AW looks great,especially lighting and volumetric fog but somewhat it apears a bit stiff and everything looks just rough,like low poly count.Dont know but i do know that UC2 looks better.
Of course it does unfortunately some certain types of people can't or refuse to see that. Fact. Another fact is a fanboy of a certain side is going to respond to this comment. Watch!
Omg that was awesome! REMEDY FTW
Having watched the whole video now, here is my honest opinion... and DO NOT WATCH if you don't want to hear any spoilers, there's a lot revealed just in those 12 minutes about the overall story: 1. Graphics are good, but unfortunately not the best we've seen on the console or likely will see this year. But, they would likely rank in the top 20 at the moment, not sure if I can say that at the end of the year. They did an excellent job with the rays of lights, though. Not a fan of the particle lighting effects I've seen previously, but none where shown in this video. Atmosphere is there and the game feels like one of the 80s thriller movies from Steven King, which in my book is a very good thing. 2. Animations during some of the cut scenes kind of annoyed me. A bit stiff in some respects for some reason. Don't know why. Perhaps this is an older build? 3. No blood. That just annoys me. I'm not asking for gratuitous blood, but when you pull the axe out of a guy you just chopped into, it should have something on it rather than looking as pristine as it was beforehand. 4. Still not a fan of the self-narration and hopefully the length between cut scene and action gameplay is increased. I'm assuming this is because it's early in the game for tutorial and all, but kind of got annoying seeing you run for a few seconds, start a cut scene, run for a few seconds, start a cut scene, run for 10 seconds, start a cut scene, run 15 seconds, etc. Edit: People should rate individual comments, not the people who comment. I don't see any reason why people would disagree with Cold2000's desire to play the game in 30 days as he posted in comment 1.10.
I'm sure this will be a AAA title like Metro & SCC, oh wait! :D
when the TV turned on in the cabin all i could think of was max paynes creepyness! good job remedy
Same thing in every Alan Wake news PS3 loyalists show off to bash this game bringing the old ps3 hyped games KillZone 2 & Uncharted in their comments. I havent read all comments but i know that Of course Heavy Rain is mentioned somewhere. I wonder about those who commented before that they reserved this game for PC and that a PC copy it was the right direction... well you can wait like 1 year or 2 for it. Alan Wake > Heavy Rain HARDCORE RAPE! AND THAT IS HOW YOU TELL A STORY OMG!!!! SUPER MEGA HYPED TO THE MAX NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE EYE ON THE TV SCREENNN!!! CREEEPY!!!! Luigi huuhhh!!! Loyalists!!! ??? LOL and the light give him a flashlight with energizers and a gun.
disagree if I'm wrong but I think since this brings something new for 360 owners other then just another shooter,I think this will sell well and score in the 9's. And sorry some guys spoiled the ending for y'all it's sux. Cuz the same happened to me and heavy rain.
Holy SH*T! That was actually quite thrilling - even when I was just the spectator. Might purchase the game now. I do wish they controlled the camera a bit more. Sometimes the player doesn't know where all the cool things are happening, and he/she can easily miss some of the coolest moments of the game.
That was amazing. I'm really looking forward to this game. The game truly looks fantastic. Since 2008 I've heard the XBox 360 is maxed out but games just keep looking better and better.
"take the light"..."take the gun"..."I'm going to give you your dream back"...safety haven...HAHAHAHA....I don't know why but those are too funny! I still can't stop laughing! (^0^)~LOL that lamp beside of the road (aka safety haven LOL) can heal me...OMG why haven't I noticed? come on, just make the health regenerates like every other game does or pain killer like in Max Paine and it won't look so stupid! and that's a fvcking talking light over there, why the fvck does it gives you only a pistol? give me an assault rifle at least or better, RPG! THAT IS 1 FUNNY TUTORIAL!
The first 3mins in and the game is TELLING you how you should feel and not letting you experience it's flow. If it's jam packed full of 70s/80s horror movie cliches in the first 12mins then I can't imagine how the rest of the game will be. I just dont see how this can be viewed as a "AAA" experience. I'm sorry but after 5yrs of development, that was pretty lame.
That seemed a little disjointed story-wise. They were really handing a lot of information over while still trying to be mysterious. As long as that clears up once the player is properly introduced to the world then it will probably be pretty sweet. Graphics were a little loose, but I really sorta expected that since they switch from open world to more linear during development. What I really liked about it is how the tweaked the atmosphere so perfectly that you actually feel an urgency for getting into the light any time you see it...like walking through a dark alley all by yourself. That's pretty cool. GJ devs! Still not a system seller for me, though...
I am a bit mixed about that 12 minutes. Graphics - great (not the best, but they are good) The Way the story is presented - really interesting & there are going to be moments in the game where the heart will be racing. Where my feelings are a little mixed is the gameplay. It is purely a TPS and I was expecting something a lot more unique.
that's great. i'm sorry but this does NOT look better then the titles you listed. on what basis are you judging these on? Jesus, you really get off on this huh?
and red dead looks better AND it's an open world. BoooYaah!
I felt that the gameplay tutorial was very... how should I put it... hokey/implausible. I would've preferred it if Alan had found the flashlight after it fell from a shelf in the cabin when the entity started shaking the house. Perhaps run outside with the flashlight in a pitch black environment and then happen to shine the light on the body of his dead buddy (who happens to have a gun). Or better yet, have the dark entity invade his friend's body and have Alan shine the light on the entity... which then drops the gun. Then Alan manages to grab the gun and shoot the entity dead. The line, "That is all. I will give you back your dream now,"made by the Light is especially corny and really confirms my belief that the writer for this script...isn't that great. I am still reeling from the FBI/Police Chief dialogue video from last year... That was horrible. The light in the sky thing seems kind of amateurish because it doesn't really tell you who the f* it is. Stephen King said to leave the horror element a mystery... not the tutorial narrator. *Addendum: I can also see what someone else mentioned earlier about cinematically scripted camera angles... Some of the parts where the cyclone throwing up cars and water towers would've been more dramatic if u could see Alan faced toward you with the cyclone behind... It was clear the player couldn't do it properly while he/she was playing.
You don't shoot them until the outer darkness breaks. I like this because it adds tension. You'll waste more bullets if you shoot them before the darkness goes away
I was expecting a better gameplay. The graphics are just amazing. But the gameplay, nothing especial.
Only on Xbox 360
Exactly, it will only be GOTY for xbox. The over all GOTY 2010 goes to GOW3.
GOTY will be Zelda , Metroit other M or Halo Reach. everybody forgot about GOW3 already,
Halo Reach? man, another crack smoker
GOW is a great game, but not GOTY worthy.
I find it strange that you should comment on weed smoking ... Pot calling kettle black?
"everybody forgot about GOW3 already" ^^^ Are you basing this on the fact that there is no more GOW3 articles coming up on N4G or everyone in your town/city/state doesn't talk about GOW3 anymore?
Clizzz - Mofo, wot r u talkin about? Crack and Pot r 2 TOTALLY different things man
don't try and hide Halo Reach behind SUPERIOR games like the upcoming Zelda Wii and Metroid: Other M. We know Zelda Wii will be a GOTY contender and Metroid will rock. Halo Reach won't win GOTY over those two. :)
Looks like it should be a good game, I'd say about an 8. Alan runs awkwardly.
You've played the final version?
You're saying that the game should get an 8 because the main character runs awkwardly and you've never even played the final build? Makes sense...not.
You guys like to bash someone's opinion of a game. It's not like he's bashing AW. Hank can rate it however he wants lol.
Wow... I mean, there's fanboy and then there's FANNNNBOYYYYY. Heavy Rain is in a whole different ballpark, has some graphical issues, but to call it a last-gen Sims-look-alike? That's like me calling Alan Wake the equivalent to RE1 on the PSOne, honestly. Both games look good in their own right, neither is 'last gen' tech or look. Edit: Would love to hear if those who disagree with me do so because 1. Neither of the games look good 2. Only Alan Wake looks good 3. Only Heavy Rain looks good
this looks boring as **** anyway. I can imagine myself playing this once and never playing it again
TheRedTerror...says the guy with the new account. Stealth troll much?
@ Gamer7l - An 8 is now bad? geeze. Look, Alan (trytokeepmea) Wake probably won't be an 8, so get your panties out of a bind. It'll get a few 7's or 8's here and there, but there will be plenty of websites that will give it the occassional 9 too. Just because it had to be scaled back and is no longer a sand-box type game and just because it couldn't live up to the PC bullshots passed off as the 360 screenshots, doesn't mean that it'll be all bad. I'm sure it'll do fine. So, try to calm down.
LOL, this account has been here for months! I usually don't comment, i just read through the articles. I thought today i'd actually try to talk a little more. I am not trolling nor is this account linked to anyone else. Maybe do a little more research lol, its been here for quite a while just rarely used. You're a usual troll around here, i don't need to find links to prove it :) made a comment november 2009.
heRedTerror...how am I a troll? I own all 3 systems and have proof. Funny that you never comment yet you decide to break your silence to defend a known fanboy/troll.
again, a little research wouldn't hurt. I didn't break silence on him, i commented on another article before this one. This is why some people like me dont usually comment cause of all the faboy stuff. Regardless of whether or not hank "trolls", i don't believe his comment here was an attack. He said he likes the game...except awkward running. I don't really see that(awkward running), but he's entitled to whatever opinion of the game he wants. My proof of you trolling is that you simply attacked him for his opinion about the game. That comment he made had nothing to do with downing xbox360. It's not always a war you know! If you'd like to sort out our differences and comment further on this, pm me. I'm not an unreasonable fanboy lol
i dont see how an 8 is a slap in the face...it only is a slap in the face if you let it be or you're serving in the console war. I can see how hank's wording could be left to interpretation and how it suggests something negative. But honestly it just seems like digging up something that's not there. it's like you want him to be negative about AW lol, cause honestly i saw nothing wrong with that one comment by itself (disregarding anyother posts he may have made that were trolling). Honestly i don't care to question his past or current "way of thinking" it's just an opinion and shouldn't be instantly dogged on, that's all i was trying to point out.
^ red... many of us here have all the consoles so anytime we post something not 100% positve about a game from any console...many get their panties in a bunch... since FF was a letdown, SC missed the mark and AW (which is my 2nd buy game for my 360 this year) doesnt look as good as many thought..many 360ers are just feeling jilted. I am amazed that I have not seen NE1 on my Live list playing SC..yet... have to wait through the weekend...
you said this looks boring. i would like to ask you if you think heavy rain was any boring?
TheRedTerror...maybe you need to spend more time in the comments section then so you can learn how to spot a stealth troll. Hank Hill doesn't own an Xbox 360 and he will not be playing this game. He's just trying to annoy everyone else.
So I guess the new thing now is that every time something involving Alan Wake is shown or released you'll relate it to Heavy Rain? Come on Heavy Rain is a great game it has haters, Alan Wake looks great, it also has haters. One thing is for certain, I'm gonna get someone with a 360 to but this game. If they don't want it, I'm holding their pet or something hostage.
to Proof that watch my Disagree after few minutes looool
How can sum-1 like u hav such a cool name (The Warriors, 1 of my fav games/films) and b such an idiot?
The graphics look good in this..... unfortunatley I seen this happen before and if I'm not mistaken don't all games at night look good anyway?! So it's getting off too easy. In the light it probably look like just cause 2 I presume or little bit better than that.
I like the way it says first 12 minutes and then he bothered to put "(spoilers)".
pretty cool...i understand the T rating now...the guy at the cabin takes an axe to the neck and no blood....i do like the UC2 styling near the end when the bridge is going out and the player has to watch their step
We should compare this to games that are also displayed at night such games as JC2 or games like uh not sure what games that are displayed at night we can compare it to. Any Suggestions? Overall this looks could can't really deny it all, really. I say 360's GGOTY (graphical game of the year) not overall GOTY.
It doesnt all take place at night, Some will be at day. Regardless, why do you need to compare it to anything, take it for what it is. I dont understand the comparison fascination.
Me either but I'm just going along with everyone else. Plus its funny seeing how fanboys of either side react when it (x game) is compared to (x game).
going along with everybody else. You are your own person, are you not? No need to get on the wagon of craziness. It's not cool to compare or hate. No matter what "they" try to tell you.
True but still I get a kick out of watching fanboys compare 'apples to oranges' beside I don't really go along with it. Its just something fun to think about. Anyway yes overall the looks good and that's my final word on it.
HALO REACH LATEST PICS LOOK INCREDIBLE I THINK THAT WILL HAVE THE BEST GRAPHICS FOR THE 360 THIS YEAR
I can feel it. Alan Wake will be a masterpiece, and will be remembered as a masterpiece.
Not going to partake. I have steadfastly refused to spoil any of the games on my Must Buy list. Hell, I'm still very carefully choosing which videos of Bad Company 2 to watch. Can't Wait to get this in my Hands. Day One! Roll on May!
first 360 exclusive I really want on ps3. waited so long for this game and now we can only play it on 360, not even on pc. but maybe there will be a ps3 version some day?
It may come to PC eventually, but this one will NEVER be on PS3....MS has invested TOO HEAVILY in this game, for that to happen. Besides, Remedy is already 5 years behind on PS3 development, since they don't even own PS3 dev kits....a port would suck on PS3.