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Remedy Weren't Interested In 'Cheap Scares' For Alan Wake

Remedy Managing Director, Matias Myllyrinne has said that the developer was never interested in "cheap scares" such as gore and monsters for Alan Wake.

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kidnplay2709d ago

Thank god for that. If you're gonna make a pyschological horror/triller, do it without gore. Gore is boring.

SpaceSquirrel2709d ago

I think gore is great personally as long as it is not too excessive.

-Alpha2709d ago (Edited 2709d ago )

No it's not (@kidnplay.

If anything it's overused and has become saturated to the point its lost its effectiveness. But it can still be used effectively.

I appreciate that AW doesn't take that road. Of course it's not the first either. Many games have managed to strike that connection with the audience effectively without resorting to the usual tricks. Shadow of the Colossus is my prime example.

AW is on track to being a stellar title. Just wish the silly propaganda of focusing on the graphics would stop from fanboys. It's ruined an otherwise pleasant anticipation for the release of this game.

mjolliffe2709d ago

Gore is good, when it's used at the right moments, and you don't get it splattered over your screen all the time.

Remedy are coming onto something fresh with Wake, same with Quantic Dream and Heavy Rain :)

HolyOrangeCows2709d ago

Wait.....Alan Wake is suppose to contain "scares"?

I haven't seen any scares in any of the released media. At least not yet.

shadow27972708d ago

So the shadow monsters are... more like zombies?

MEsoJD2708d ago

not going to be scarier than Silent Hill 2. I don't know about Allen

Wake, I mean I shouldn't judge it based on the rating. Its just a games

creativity is more restricted. I feel the only reason they went with

the T rating was it can appeal to a wider audience. : /

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Gun_Senshi2709d ago

Example of Cheap Scares: Doom 3

Example of how horror game should be: Project Zero (Fatal Frame for you yankies)

NotoriousWarrior2709d ago

So whats with the light coming from the dark cloud things? I don't see the purpose of that unless they were trying to scare 1 - 2 year olds, were they?

Im not bashing the game, im asking a question so keep the disagrees to yourselves.

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