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VideoGamer | Alan Wake Review

Remedy and Microsoft haven't made a perfect masterpiece, but Alan Wake may well be one of my favourite releases of 2010 – an escapade I'm going to remember for a very long time. It's a stunning action game, a superbly scripted adventure and a technical showcase for the now-ageing Xbox 360 hardware.

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Nicholas Cage2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

looks good i suppose. my only complaint is the flashlight gun. i also think the enemys are very cliche. . does not look "spectacular" or "amazing," but it really looks to be solid title. and atleast its not a shooter. ;) day 1

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ryano232772697d ago

Looks like a TPS to me.

I was eagerly anticipating this game, thinking it was going to deliver something different in some ways like Heavy Rain.

Once I saw that first 20 minutes of gameplay, I lost a bit of that excitement for the game.

Therealspy032697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

please troll elsewhere. we don't need trolls bringing up uncharted 2 and god of war in EVERY article EVERY day. go away please.

as for alan wake...i'm glad it's coming out the same day as red dead redemption, means midnight launch at gamestop! now i just gotta figure out which game i'm going to play through first.

@the 5 disagrees in 15 minutes. is it really too much to ask to have you people shut up about uncharted? i know ya'll feel this desperation to troll every non ps3 article...but come on...it's a new n4g. so stop the old childish behavior.

you know there are those of us who think uncharted 2 was a pretty lousy game. we're allowed to feel that way, and we're certainly allowed to request to not have to hear about it day in and day out. it's like you're members of the mormon church, going door to door spreading the "good news." i've heard it already...the news really isn't that great.

Nicholas Cage2697d ago

fixed. harsh on the dissagrees a bit huh?

Anon19742697d ago

While you might not think much of the comparison, in the recent run up to Alan Wake's launch there was post after post, article after article discussing just how spectacular the graphics on Alan Wake would be. It's pretty well accepted that Uncharted and Uncharted 2 have set the bar for visuals on a console game, so it was just natural that when discussing the graphic prowess of Alan Wake that Uncharted would be brought up.

You might me sick of hearing it but many were led to believe by the screenshots we had seen as well as the hype machine that Alan Wake would be something ground breaking. Turns out it fell shy of that mark. That doesn't somehow cheapen the game by any stretch of the imagination, but considering the lead up to Alan Wake you shouldn't be surprised that some posters are keen to point out that Alan Wake doesn't appear to be "GOTY" like some claimed over and over and over again.

So far the reviews have been great to good. I look forward to picking up my copy.

Cold 20002697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Damn, new N4G. Same old trolls.

Hey guys lets rip away Saaking's bubbles. Wont take too long to get to 3 bubbles so lets do it while we still can.

jetlian2697d ago

alan wakes textures are better than DRAKES and kratos. Alan suit has way more detail than drakes. kratos alittle harder due to him being close to naked

Syronicus2697d ago

The game looks like one of the best looking x ox 360 games to date and from what I understand it is simply a third person shooter so it hits the xbox demographic fairly well.

Ult iMate2696d ago

@ #1.1.7
Main characters in Uncharted are made of about 80 000 polygons each.

jetlian2696d ago

the cutscenes version but even so fight night rd 3 had 3 million polygons per character

bennyace2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

That's why the top 10 video games of all times have Tetris, Mario 64 and Zelda OoT in it... Because of the graphics! /s

Once you 've seen the graphics and the WOW effect is gone you then see how good a game is and if it will stand the test of time. So please stop judging a game only on a graphical stand point. There's more to a game than how it looks...

sikbeta2696d ago

lol... the freaking Irony, Some Troll calling out Other Trolls... cuteness...

Ult iMate2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

According to developers' videos that are on the Unch2 disc, they are actiual ingame models of 80 000 polygons for main characters. Not cinematics. So no, Alan's suit hasn't way more detail than Drakes as you mentioned.

But ofcourse, if it will help you sleep well at night, you can belive in anything you want.

jetlian2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

a texture is an image on polygons so your wrong

alan wakes suit looks like real materials. not blobs of mesh
and the in game cutscenes are 80,000 polgons

Ult iMate2696d ago

ok, jetlian. Sleep well, you little beliver. ))) .

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-Alpha2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Yes the graphics hype was silly. I didn't see it much on N4G simply because anyone arguing for AW having best graphics got shut down fast, but on other sites people really did hype graphics.

What I'm disappointed about is the linearity I keep reading about.

Hype. Buying into it is your own fault.

@KingDavid

that's a good way of putting it. It's not a bad game, but it's just short of the hype. I have to wait and see ultimately. The difference here is that since it's an exclusive (so far) Alan Wake will get ripped apart in the "Console War" while games like RE5 and FF13 pretty much just fizzled out.

kingdavid2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Metro had hype?

This had way more hype I reckon. I wouldnt consider it a flop just yet but it probably suffers from FF13 and RE5 syndrome. (Both games I really liked mind you, just werent the epitomy of incredible games).

sikbeta2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

Metro was "considered" as "da KZ2 Killa" in the Graphics Department, but you're right, AW had more hype and RE5 is crap [IMO] compared to the Real RE Games and FF13, well, I was expecting a lot more about that game...

BattleAxe2697d ago

MS is lucky that the media is on their side...

Mo0eY2697d ago

Who knows what the scores would have looked like had this ended up on the pS3. I'm guessing low 60-70s on the Meta.

MNicholas2697d ago

Every body was going on about how amazing the graphics were going to be and what they delivered is a game with sub-hd resolution, poor textures, low poly environment objects, and, for a game that's dependent on lighting, surprising deficiency in dynamic lighting and shadows.

Like Forza 3, there'll initially be a bunch of paid and fanboy reviews that overstate the visuals and a few honest ones. Then once the dust settles the reality of it's mediocre visuals will finally sink in.

mikeslemonade2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Hmm... which game will they overhype up next? Gears 3!?

DelbertGrady2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Natsu just got 21 disagrees for saying "good" to a 9/10 review. What's wrong with you people?

mikeslemonade2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Good is relative and especially today when every other game gets a 10. 9 is for an "above average" game more or less.

Cold 20002697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

wrong post. Got to get a grip on the new lay out.

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Arnon2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Very Good. I'm dying to play this.

-Alpha2697d ago

Lol. You get disagrees for being excited. Bad Arnon, very bad!

ijkabob2697d ago

TAKE HIS BUBBLES TO!!!

jk :)

kjordanreyna2697d ago (Edited 2697d ago )

Why do you care he got disagrees? Please do tell

cool cole2697d ago

If you think N4G is such a PS3 fanboy site, then why bother coming on here, let alone read the comments?

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BkaY2697d ago

but im pretty excited.. :)

so far it looks really *good..

*before you all attack me with graphics reference. i am talking about the whole package.

peace

DelbertGrady2697d ago

What do you mean by whole package? What else is there besides graphics?

ThatCanadianGuy2697d ago

Gameplay? storyline? difficulty? Replay value?

Anorexorcist2697d ago

Is the open zone gone?

Are there now zero-bubble policies for idiots like Ronster and Foxgod?

If so, N4G has finally come into the 21st century.

8thnightvolley2697d ago

u can count me in.. i really wanna play this game.. the atmosphere feels deep and seems to take u into the game very quick and i havnt felt that in a game in a long time. ... well done remedy

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midgard2272697d ago

pretty good reviews so far, guess it will be time to finally turn on the 360 :) cnt wait :D been watchin thiss game for a while

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maniacmayhem2697d ago

Game looks good, definite must have.

DOOMZ2697d ago

Picking this up @ midnight launch on Tues... Going to be one heck of a game!