Atmospheric, gripping, gorgeous, and clever. Anyone who enjoys a good action-adventure or a solid horror story will find a lot to like here.
I say to much hype being spun...
I think that there was a lot of (fanboy-driven) hype for this game, and now there are a lot of people trying to figure out whether it's good or not because most of the reputable reviews are hitting at about 90 (which is what I expected). It's just gonna have to be something that people pick up and play, then decide.
What I really like about these reviews is that they say that while normally a game like this would get repetitive considering the type of action you're involved in on a continual base, the suspense level keeps it feeling fun and exciting throughout. I'm definitely adding this to my list of games to buy.
The game looks great, and would have picked it up if I had a 360. Frankly speaking, I expected the game to be a 90+ title on meta, I mean everyone did (even I being a PS3 supporter did), so I am a little shocked at the 84 especially from remedy, but most of my favorite game like Infamous, Heavy Rain also have a similar score, so it doesn't matter. Here is hoping that there is a PC version in the future.
if GOW3 ever sat at 84% on meta. It would of been the Apocalyps3 all over again.
i have to agree. GOWIII also got SUPER HYPED, but it met the limit =) AW was uber hyped, and is falling a little short in ratings but people don't seem to mind as much.
I'll pick it up for sure. I'll wait for all the DLC to be avalaible before though.
But its definitely not the OMFGOTY ALAN WAKE IS XBOX 360S UNCHARTED 2 CONFIRMED.
What happened to teh open zone!!!?
But Teehee's avatar is pure win. Ahh what was 24 thinking?
Is it just me or does anyone else prefer old N4G? Maybe i need time to get used to it
but it has the same basics... i just miss my other 6 bubbles that i had.. .
My moiré pattern is screwed up on the replies as well... time to change avatar...
Right now I'm just wondering why we can't report some comments as off-topic... @Nevers: I'm not having any issues in Chrome, Firefox, or IE8 with the site yet.
are being cover'd by their avatars. Might be the outdated browser my company uses ... but so far... not really liking the change.
I like it a lot. Especially the new bubble system. The site looks more professional. As for the bubbles I agree it sucked but if you are not an idiot or a jerk I don't see why its such a big deal to a lot of people.
I like the old style a lot more too...
I'm actually loving the new style, now when I'm replying to people the box appears right under who I want to reply to :).
Too much empty space...
I just hope they start banning the trolls with multiple accounts by banning their IP address, not just their account. BTW, Alan Wake looks like a good looking, fun game... But I won't be getting it.
Day 1 for me
e 2! Along with RDR!!!
It never fails. All the games that I want come out at the same time. It usually means that I pick up one of them at full price and the rest when they come down. Unfortunately for Alan Wake, Red Dead Redemption is coming out at the same time. So Alan's going to be my price drop purchase.
^ Exactly....RDR is where the value is at...AW is on my buy list, but the 2 reviews I have read call it short. I think IGN gave it a 7/10 for Lasting Appeal and since they have over scored games of late, this does speak volumes to me
Good score but honestly it doesn't matter what they score it. For a first outing Remedy has done well here with Alan Wake. Looking forward to this and Red Dead on May 18th day 1 confirmed.
Microsoft knows how to cultivate an exclusive title, and Alan Wake is simply a gem. Can be compared, but surpasses many other exclusives on other platforms. Damn great job Remedy... Be a gamer...Not a hater
"Can be compared, but surpasses many other exclusives on other platforms" Didn't need to say that. Will only start a needless fanboy war. Just saying Alan Wake is a gem was fine. Besides, have you even played Alan Wake? And you can't only go by the reviews N4PS3G has posted. He's only posted the reviews that gave Alan Wake a good score.
Seems to be a good game judging by all the reviews over the net. It certainly isn't the "perfect game" like some were saying, but its something 360 owners can and will enjoy.
No game is perfect. Reviews are subjective. For example. The game "The Darkness averaged like a 69-70 rating. Yet I myself and tons of others LOVE THAT GAME.
This game makes me want a 360. I love me a scary game! This reminds me of when Eternal Darkness came out on Gamecube. It made me go buy one.
It all comes down to this The game has got quite a few 7/10 kind of reviews And quite a few 9/10 reviews, So which ones you going to trust? Personally I think everything I have seen so far looks fantastic and Remedy are great developers, I fully expect a very well made game.
yea The funny thing about the half dozen reviews that I have read is that opinions on the same thing varies drastically *slight spoiler maybe* An example is that manuscript pages sometimes tell of an event yet to happen like a chainsaw guy coming up. 1up says this keeps you on edge and increases the tension no knowing when or from where in the near future the guy with the chainsaw will come so they like it. eurogamer on the other hand says that it makes it less thrilling as you know whats going to happen and when the chainsaw guy comes you are expecting it and already ready so it kills the tension they hated it lol for reference 1up-B+(8) eurogamer - 7.0
I honestly thought that was one of the premises of the story for this game. The whole "what I'm writing is coming true and I have no idea why" aspect.
Well the game is cool and the atmosphere is what gets this game going (aside from cool controls). Visuals look good sometimes in motion, but the overall look of the game is not as impressive as many said or wanted it to be.
How do you have 5 bubbles already? Multiple accounts?
Well the game is cool and the atmosphere is what gets this game going (aside from cool controls). Visuals look good sometimes in motion, but the overall look of the game is not as impressive as many said or wanted it to be. ***my bad for the noobish mistake*** ^^^^^
The thing that does amuse a little is that "little game" Modnation racers is getting better reviews from many places(eg IGN,CVG). I still think Alan Wake is the best looking 360 exclusive and should be enjoyable.When did 8s become average?I hate this "less than 9 is rubbish"culture.I've played many enjoyable 6s.
too my bad my xbox decided to red lighted dam u microsoft
Honestly what did you expect. You knew it was coming sooner or later. We all do.
I know no matter what flaws the game has the Xbox 360 owners will hype it to high heaven. Personally since it's an Xbox 360 game i am sure the story is full of at least a a couple of dozen plot holes and the game play is probably not even half as wonderous as everyone will claim. But as perusual it wil get a free ride, be compared to Uncharted 2, Resisdent Evil 4, GT5, Heavy Rain, GOW 3 and everything else the fanboys can think of and be declared the best game ever by every @$$ kissing fanboy and critic out there until Zero punctuation points out te obvious flaws that the critics somehow missed when they played the game. Same old story
"Personally since it's an Xbox 360 game i am sure the story is full of at least a a couple of dozen plot holes and the game play is probably not even half as wonderous as everyone will claim." Heavy Rain was heavily criticized for its plot holes and weird controls but still got great review scores. Did it get a free ride as well or am I missing some 'teh biased media' theory?
With a score like that this game just can't be good at all.
Very nice score.
Nice score. Am still debating whether to get it or not though.
12 day left... 7/10, 8/10 or 9/10... I don't care, I'm a gamer not a fanboy... Need to finish Nier before, awesome game...
No open zone means the wolves will be on the loose. Not a good idea admin. Anyway, this game is going to be a classic. Love the atmosphere and looks to have a dark story. The 360 is having a wonderful year. 4 AAA titles for far. :)
Alan in the Dark
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