Alan Wake to be 20-30 Hours Long

Rely on Horror writes: "The Director of Alan Wake, Matias Myllyrinne, tweeted a few hours ago that Alan Wake, "Takes me 3 times longer to play than Max Payne 2 did. But I can play both games in my sleep... and sometimes do.
Max Payne 2 was around a 6-10 hour long game your first time through, which would imply Alan Wake may very well be a game that could last you the first time through between 20-30 hours."

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BeaArthur3133d ago

That's a nice length. I was hoping it wasn't going to be an 8 to 10 hour game.

Hands Up For Games3133d ago

This is never going to be a 20-30 hour Game, 15 hours max I think (although I would love to be wrong!!). Review emabrgo up on the 05/05/10 as well!!

hamoor3133d ago

bu bu but the dvdz cant handle more than 5 hours of gameplay

Inside_out3133d ago

Couple more wks to go...can't wait...

Smkt3133d ago

I'm calling BS right now just like with conviction.. this game will be 10hours max..

HammockGames3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago ) long as it's quality gaming and not a bunch of filler to artificially lengthen it. Personally, I was thinking it would clock in around 10-15 hours.

With the time they've put into polishing this game, I have a hard time believing it will have a bunch of fluff, so this looks to be great news!

As long as it rocks, I'll be a happy gamer => really looking forward to AW.

BannedForNineYears3133d ago

Woohoo! Long campaign = win.
Thank you, Remedy for not focusing on multiplayer.
-Stares at Infinityward-

BeaArthur3133d ago know this how? Oh and I just finished Splinter Cell and I definitely played it for more than 5 hours. Probably no more than 8 but definitely more than 5.

Killjoy30003133d ago

Are you seriously defending the logic of incorporating a 10 year old storage medium in an HD next generation console? Fail.

BloodyNapkin3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

No it was pointed at alot of people that criticize DVD, i think. Considering it has been the dominant storage medium for the last decade.

TheLog3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

What a 9 Gig dvd can have over 20hrs gameplay while a blue ray over 30 Gig game (God of War 3) has only 9 hours with recycled enemies, moves ect. What a shame XD

-Alpha3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

God of War 3 is a sequel. You are bound to say regurgitated characters and NPCs pop up. That doesn't mean it's "recycled", and the graphical engine is different if I'm not mistaken. You can criticize GoW2 for recycled characters but not GoW3 I'd think.

DVD9's inferiority is vastly over-exaggerated by some PS3 fanboys but it's certainly not the best use of space either, especially with this growing industry. Most games still manage to fit on DVD9s just because most games don't end up getting too big, so I really see no huge problem with it. Games don't have to be as big as God of War 3 or have the graphical capabilities of Killzone 2 to be considered a good game.


I'd get Alan Wake simply because it's longer which means more bang for your buck, and because it interests me more. I'll have to ultimately rely on the scores or the demo. Here's to hoping it's as great as it's made out to be.

beardpapa3133d ago

I just came back from out of town and the dilemma for me on the $65 investment is which should I get. What do you guys recommend? AW (since it's coming out shortly) or SCC?

Hallmark Moment3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

Great length.

Looks like haters wanting the game to fail refuse to believe the people who have played through the game.

MACADOODLE3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

Splinter Cell is 6-8hrs just SP, and it has Co-op and MP. Alan Wake is just SP so 20hrs don't seem too far fetched. Helps to use a bit of logic.

kancerkid3133d ago

Loook, I am going to buy this game as soon as I can. I ain't no fanboy from the ps3 side. Howeever, there is no way in hell this game is going to be 20-30 hours. Every developer drastically exagerates the time it takes to complete but about twice what it actually is. This happens so often it is practically the norm.

Rad Faction guerrilla - Devs - 30 hour game
me - i beat it last week in 15

Bfbc - devs - 15 - 20 hours
me - beat in in +- 10 hours

But I am looking forward to 10, 15 max hours, of a great game

darksied3133d ago

And don't forget, since you mentioned some bad DVD space usage, that MS doesn't allow the full space to be used on DVD's. I think I read that the dev's only have about 6.8 or 6.9 GB of space that is usable on a dvd, while the rest is used up by whatever the 360 needs to get it to run (not exactly sure about those numbers though).

But yeah, if this game is even 20 hours, and is fun, I will probably pick it up. It's been a while since I had fun with a long single player campaign. This type of length is a reason people can overlook graphical letdowns, but hopefully this game is ok in that department as well, after all is said and done.

beardpapa3133d ago

It's probable. Oblivion fit on a disc and it's more than 20 hours long. Granted it's an rpg, but it's possible AW uses the same textures repeatedly for its level designs. I mean, most of it is forest and dirt. Not much variation when it comes to texture design for forest and dirt, especially the trees. How many pine tree forests out there do you know that also has maple, birch, and oak?

Anyway I think AW it is for me. I love my Tom Clancy games and books, but I've played MP1+2, and with Remedy you can't go wrong.

Killjoy30003133d ago

Are you all rebelling against new technology in favor of old tech? Double fail. Now I know why I stopped posting here.

WhittO3133d ago

Put it this way, if the game is that long one 1 DVD, there is going to be ALOT of repeating visuals and areas.

4Sh0w3133d ago

All devs over-estimate their game length, I doubt it will be anywhere close to 30hrs, probably 10-12hrs, which will be great as long as its an amazing 12hrs.

Dee_913133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

lool jk
but they said Episodes of liberty city combined where 20hrs long but it took me like .. 8 to 10 hours to beat both .. so its best we dont go by what they say and wait till we get the game in our hands .. im just saying dont be so quick to say " HAHA SONY fanboys " just wait alittle while longer to say it lol

and LOL at another tweet being news

sid4gamerfreak3133d ago

Good. I dont want alan wake to be a 5 hour game like some other games out there

*cough* *splinter cell conviction* *cough*

Rhythmattic3133d ago

Wow, 30 hours, Thats means it'll take me at least 50 !

So far , the games I've played have had longer gaming time than most websites state.

Reviewers, most likely part finish the game.

I'm the gamer that likes to look at every nook and cranny... I'm never in a rush.

Some gamers need to stop and smell the roses.

Anyway, Looking forward very much to AW.

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Natsu X FairyTail3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

I hope it's true. It took me about 20-25 hours to finish RE4 on NGC back in 05. Since Alan Wake doesnt offer any Multiplayer anad co-op they probably made a longer lasting story mode.

zeddy3133d ago

finaly a long ass single player we've all been crying out for. i would have gladly removed uncharted 2's multiplayer to get just 5 more hours of single player.

corneliuscrust3133d ago (Edited 3133d ago )

UC2 single player... MP just hasnt gripped me like those ridiculously cinematic moments you can only get in SP. I really wish they would release a DLC campaign extension :D

If there's one engine they could get some serious lifespan from, it's UC2's

On topic: Alan Wake still looks very nice, may is going to be an amazing month between this, red dead and skate 3 :D:D

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Wizziokid3133d ago

Hope this is true, looks great and it's about time we get longer campaigns