HellDescent writes: "Upon looking at the Downloadable Content menu in Alan Wake, we have noticed that not only has “The Signal” been detailed with a countdown, but a 2nd DLC chapter has been announced. "
too much dlc coming too soon. i dont mind the free one but having an expensive piece of dlc so soon especially for a short game kinda pisses me off. i completed the game on hard in under 10 hours and now they expect me to pay 800ms points for something that will Probably be 2 hours long at most.
I wonder what soon is. Since Signal comes out in July, the next one must be later on if its going by the same time delay thing. They should be cheaper though, $10 is alot, depending on what we get though.
The free DLC isn't till July 27...The story in this game is so twisted...Fans head over to the AW spoiler threads at Neogaf for some eye opening OPINIONS on the story...On my second play-thru...only have 620 achievements so I need a few more... BTW...this game is not short...lol...at least 12+ hrs on my first play thru...Now on my second it seems even longer..lol...missing one T.v... Chapter 4 is awesome...play that over and over...lol...This game is incredible...
Man me too. I cannot find that last TV for the life of me. Also, a lot of the manuscript pages are hard as hell to locate as well.
It would be cool if all of that DLC was on the original disk. Maybe next time around.
The first set of DLC is free for anyone who bought the game new and is just over two months away. The second set was announced but a release date is TBA.
I'll buy it.
Same. I just hope these are episodes that last for hours and not just mini pieces. For $10, I want a new episode with multiple parts.
The current episodes are well over an hour long as is, some are close to two hours if you search for manuscripts, thermoses, radios, tvs, weapon caches, etc. I doubt Remedy would break that pacing.
dlc is good however making gamers pay to find out how the game 'really ends' is not :(
Lets wait for the DLC to actually come out before we jump to conclusions, Alan Wake from post gold interviews was always meant to be a game that was spread across various episodes or even games. I think the writer behind Alan Wake said something like Alan Wake was the "end of season one".
If its for Alan wake ill buy it this game was amazing was a bit short but non the less I’ve not liked a game so much since Metal Gear Solid 4 that’s how good it is. Spoilers did anyone else LOVE the bit on chapter 4 at the rock concert bit that was amazing loved it an on nightmare mood it was immense.
***SOILER**** (sort of) it was good but kinda took away from the horror aspect with Barry's cheesy lines when here they are being attacked by unkown horrors lol
yeh but that’s Barry for you, love that guy when he is like nobody likes a tourist al it will be deliverance all over again.
**SPOILER** My favorite action part was when you flip on the radio in the warehouse and it plays the song War by Poets of the Fall and you fight like 15 guys to the tune. I totally ninja'd 3 guys at once on that part. I shot a canister and dodged some attack that made me get away from the three, and the thing exploded in between them. By the way... "IT'S LIKE MY FLAMING EYE OF MORDOR!!" EDIT: @outrageous No no... this is after the stage part. This is after you get dropped off by the helicopter and you shoot that wooden plank off of the garage door and climb over stuff to get into a large warehouse with 3 propane canisters. There's a radio in there right before you fight the guys that plays Poets of the Fall - War.
Chapter 4 has become a Alan Wake highlight. Barry Wheeler is a great character. I like when he pokes fun at AW. They would make an excellent co-op team. The beginning of Chapter 4 with the doctor*****SPOILER*****pulls a " total recall " moment on Alan was insane...lol... @Arnon Not a warehouse...That was a big old stage. On harder difficulty setting, it's incredible.
I loved Chapter for also, on Nightmare mode the stage section is absolutely brutal but fun at the same time, I also really like when the part when Barry and Alan are getting drunk in the house. Great game, one of the few I'm going to find every last achievement for. JOY
Tom Zane was a writer in the 70s who moved to Bright Falls with his wife. His wife, his muse, cheated on him, and he succumbed to the darkness that was present in Bright Falls. When it tried to write itself free, using the form of his wife as a mouthpiece, he realised, and tried to destroy the darkness, or at least suppress it. When he worked out that the darkness made what he wrote manifest itself with form, bending reality, he decided to write himself out of history, with the exception of his shoebox and clicker. In his place, he wrote the young Alan Wake, a boy who grew up with Tom Zane's stories filling his life, taking the place of an actual reality. Alan met Alice, wrote books - presumably based on those Tom Zane had ideas for - and then, one day, ran out of the pre-created ideas that Tom Zane had written for the character. The writer's block was, essentially, Alan reaching the end of what Tom Zane had created for him. So, the Wakes take a holiday in Bright Falls, and, as happens, history repeats itself. Alan is lured into a trap by Dr Hartman - who wants Alan in his clinic to further his career, to push his own profile and sell some books - but this only serves to confuse the matter of what is real and what isn't. Alan swiftly realises that the only way to fix what's happened - in that, he had accidentally and unintentionally begun to set the darkness free - is to rewrite it again. Not having a mind for plotting - as his ideas are gone - the best Alan can create is a facsimile of himself, the Mr Scratchy character, but he can free Alice. He writes Bright Falls into what he thinks it should be, an idyllic town where DeerFest happens, Tor and Odin dance around, and everybody knows everybody else. Alice is alive, and Alan writes that he died diving in to save her. Hmmmmm....One guys opinion...not mine but interesting....
Makes you realize... The game was developed how many "x" years... But within that time frame. How many "DLC" packages were made and when was the actual "released game" completed? This generation is filled with great games, but it's overshadowed by the greed and lack of actual quality/completeness we once had "out of the <actual> box." Shame shame shaaaaaaame... D:
I LOLed quite literally with Barry and the christmas lights. Great game, will be buying the DLC
I hate it when DLC arrives within a week of a game release date. They remove the content before shipping the game out and then SURPRISE LOLOLOLO1!!111 $10 DLC. I'm suppose to feel happy about this? I feel ripped off. Here's my suggestion, keep ripping us off but make it less obvious, at least wait like 1 month. It's kinda like instead of paying a prostitute you get a date and pay the tab at the restaurant then you take her to your place, they are both prostitutes but it's more subtle.
the first DLC doesnt come out till the end of July and its free for most who bought the game.
You mean you hate DLC because Sony doesn't get as much and you hate AW and the 360. Yes the future support and expansion of software people spend their hard earned cash on sucks, in Sony land.
Could have been worse we could pay 1200 msp for 5 maps with 3 remakes. :P 800 msp i expect to get 3 hours of game play maybe 2 episodes if lucky.
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