For Xbox 360 owners who still have not played Alan Wake, now is the chance as the game drops the price from the original $59.99 price point.
Might be worth it now.
The game was worth it at its original price. MS screwed the pooch with it. With good advertising or a more steady flow of information beyond simply saying the game was pushed back again and again, that game would have done just as well as something like Heavy Rain. MS has no one to blame but themselves for the slow sales. They have backed much more ridiculous games that had a lot less chance of success.
It's a shame no one is buying this game at all. 360 gamers loved to hype up this game on N4G, but when it comes time to buy it, no one wants to. 360 gamer: Yeah, Alan Wake is the best game this generation! PS3 gamer: You gonna buy it? 360 gamer: No. I rather buy Red Dead Redemption. But Alan Wake is still the best game this generation though, just that I am gonna buy Red Dead Redemption instead. PS3 gamer: I buy both Heavy Rain and Red Dead Redemption.
It's a very good rental, but that's about it. It's unfortunate that the game failed to live up to both commercial and critical expectations.
It was well worth it at the original price. It was easily one of the best single player experiences I have had this generation.
$10 is not enough for me to consider. I liked the concept of having it run like a TV series, but the game wasn't up to par with my expectations. Everything delivered except the gameplay it wasn't bad at all just not $60 worth or $50, maybe $40. $30 = Day 1 for that price
guess that's because nobody is buying it in its original price?
I waited for ALAN WAKE for years! Really, I thought this game would really take things to the next level but after I played it, I just couldn't stop feeling bored. It was the same thing over and over again. IMO, it was NOT worth $60 at all.
I still need to rent this.
it was worth it before but the cheaper the better
Awesome game, hopefully this new price point will get more to enjoy its awesomeness. Thankfully my enjoyment of it isnt conditional to its sales figures, which of course we have no clue of since NPD's havent even been released.
Worth the price for anyone who have not played the game yet
... along with some other recently new games, but I won't be picking it up... I don't know. When it was first announced it all looked amazing, and in the end they kinda went a different way with it and it just looked a bit boring to me. I'll probably pick up Battlefield BC2 and World Cup today, also for 19 euro each.
... bought Alan Wake anyway. Battlefield was sold out, and they sold the Alan Wake Limited Collectors Edition (book!?) for 19 euro as well, so it seemed like an OK deal.
That was quick. Wonder why? Are 360 owners not buying this game? If I had a 360, I'd've bought it! Well, now there's no excuse. This game needs to be played!
I thought about it but too many games coming out and already out that I have to play through between Starcraft 2, Halo Reach, etc....just thinking ahead and saving money Sounds like a good one though
Well for fans of the survival horror genre, then Alan Wake is a MUST get
I recommend playing it in the dark. I like how long the game is, made me feel like I got my moneys worth.
playing in the dark adds up the "Scary" atmosphere in the game
I have 1 achievement left for Alan Wake, awesome and engaging game.
It dropped 10 dollars? Big deal....its on sale right now at best buy for 40 bucks
There where some parts I couldn't continue with out someone on my side. Pathetic I know.
Why are people getting disagrees for stating that it's a good game? I don't get it?
because it's a 360 game, that's why. alan wake is a great game and the story easily holds up against the best horror literature i've read.
You hit it dead center dizzleK. It's n4g dredgewalker, there isn't much in the way of sense when it comes to the agree/disagree feature. Simply a fan boy tool and too often used counter to rationale conversation.
Right, let's play the 360 victim role now. How quickly people forget the first few years of this generation. Get over it. I guess it's not possible that someone just disagrees that it's a good game?
Thats just plain immature. Even I'm interested in playing it cause I like the survival horror genre but I don't have a 360.
@dredgewalker I was going to say the same thing but decided not to. Nothing's going to change around here.
N4PS3G... that's why.
Not all ps3 users are unreasonable. Both consoles have owners that are just extreme.
this price drop is as funny as the whole page advertisements on n4g
But with a small inventory of guns and flash bombs got boring imo....Loved the music and the atmosphere this game gave off...I dont think this game is worth 60 dollars though...thats madness. Playing this game in the dark is the only way it should be played...
I'll buy it when it's under $20
$49.99 at Amazon.com for a good two months now. i just don't have the money to pick it up right now. it's going to have to wait until a little later.
And I was disappointed with the game. His running narrative was pretty cheesy and the game lacked the subtlety that I enjoy in thrillers. That said, I think I came in with unbelievably high expectations for the game that touts itself to be a psychological action thriller, when, it's actually more of a survival horror. I guess I was hoping for more of a Dark Seed or Eternal Darkness vibe.
Eternal Darkness was and still remains a classic and as such few titles compare. Alan Wake is no Eternal Darkness. I do believe you are short-selling the story though. In particular the number of different ways you can interpret the ending. To me that is the testament of a games worth. If it is something that I am still keen to talk about and more fully explore after I have completed it, then to me it is a success. I have yet to play on Nightmare, so there are still manuscript pages I have not read. I suspect they will further help to flesh out the story along with the radio shows and the short television episodes. They were all items that I found gave the game much greater depth and character. Is it perfect, no of course not. There are some concerns about the gameplay, but the graphics and the story serve to elevate the game above those minor shortcomings. I for one loved the battle on the Stage of the Old Gods Of Asgard. That section was a blast.
... Alan Wake is a good game, a great game even. Alan Wake did a lot of things well. The story setup was great and the game's setting was a huge success - Alan's cabin location in the beginning was both beautiful and creepy. It's just, as a psychological thriller, it felt lacking. A few touches, like the cheesiness and lack of subtlety, took me out of the immersion. The game felt more like Resident Evil, a game which I also enjoyed. Like you said, no game is perfect and I think I was just a victim of expectations that spurned me from the game. I'm going to try the game again down the line, with a blank slate. I know I'll enjoy it more the second time around.
It's far from a bad game, but I don't feel like it was worth the long long long wait after all the delays. Alan Wake is literally almost a sole reason I got a 360 4 years ago, and they clearly changed up a significant amount of the game from the story to the gameplay. The voice acting is some of the worst I've experienced in years, which is going to end up being a big deal, being that it's a single player story game, and the combat mechanics can sometimes be kinda rough around the edges, which also got repetitive after a while. The story itself is also a little convoluted, but like I said, not a bad game overall, just not too memorable in the end.
Bought this day one and enjoyed it..I was extremly pissed off to hear that it had low sales despite all the hype 360 owners threw behind it..
I will buy this game at 30 bucks. A single player game can wait. Im not one of those retards who buys a single player game on day 1 when its 65 dollars. Unless its one of those 60 hour single player experiences like RPGs or something.
You said the same thing I did. :p
An opinion is an opinion, but comments like these disgust me about gaming today, plain and simple. Retards? Really? It's like one day it just became blasphemous to play a buy single player games. Gaming did not used to be full of this excrement.
What game isnt 30 bucks after a while? You must be one of those retards that play MP only and think playing a map 20,000 times is content.
Amazing game. If you like Stephen King than this game is just for you. Absolutely amazing adult oriented horror game. Since it's just a single player game than a rental would suffice. I usually don't buy single player games unless they're huge like Dragon's Age. But with the price cut and the extra content coming out, I might pick it up eventually.
This game was great i cant believe it sold terribly. i wish 360 owners would stop buying fps games by the millions and actually give their money to decent developers who deserve the cash.
I blame Piracy on the 360
LMAO, for the Low price of $50. Not much of a drop. But its welcome, seeing as how i havent had a chance to buy this yet.
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