Hardly anyone bought it, but we’re desperate for another chapter of this writer’s tale
Alan Wake needed to be a PS3/PC exclusive so it could have been the game they "tech demo`d" a few years ago. It was still cool but it definitely was a downgrade, which was disappointing.
psshh noo not even ps3 and 360 is even in power. gtfo troll
pmsl uncharted 1-2 and killzone 2-3 god war 3 and wait for it 1080p 60fps GT5 ( 1080p gaming impossible on 360) is that what you call even ?
there is no reason to blame the 360 for the sales of Alan Wake...you look at other 360 exclusives and they are some of the best selling games this gen....what most forget is that Alan Wake has no MP...this is why i feel like the game has sold less than expected....360 gamers like their MP games...*looks at Halo, GeoW, CoD*
they are not Equal in power? someone is mad
Hahahah. Someone needs to get their eyes checked. You have got to be joking right? Or you're an xbox fanboy. I like my 360, but it is know where near the ps3 in visuals. Own all three next gen console.. So yea i am not a fanboy i just don't lie to my self
I don`t see any evidence of that. I`d say it`s...... 1.PC 2.PS3 3.360 Prove me wrong....
Don't worry about xboxalldayeveryday. He just made that account so he could have more bubbles to speak. He's been signing in to all his accounts and disagreeing with people all day.
Where's your proof that it was the 360 that stopped the open world game from happening and not simply Remedy wanting to take a different approach to the title (which is what they have publicly stated, long before the game went 360 exclusive). Also, you do realize there are very big and complex (on a technical level) open world games on both the Xbox 360 and PC...right?
i've read a few articles that said they tried open world and it simply didn't fit in the context of what they wanted to accomplish with the story. only an utter fanboy can translate that to "derp derp 360 held it back". it's gone from fanboyism on this site to outright mental illness. some people should seriously seek help.
A sequel would be good for everyone, those that enjoyed the first and also give Remedy a chance to get it to live up to the early promise/expectations. Still hanging out for a PC version :(
Alan wake is still 69.99 at my local ebgame. I wont buy that. The game is too short. If they fix that on the 2nd IP then I'll be buying.
Dude Modern Warfare 1 is still 69.99 here in the nearest Best Buy...Go figure. lol
You hear this kid "The game is too short". Have you even played it. Alan Wake is not a game for children with A.D.D! You have to walk around enjoy what was created. Try finding all the secrets or all the achievements. Not all games are meant to be played the same way. Just because you have a gun in your hand doesn't mean you should run from point A to point B just shooting! This game imo is going to be a classic over time.
What? Beat the game like 4 days ago and all it was, was running from point a to point be. And listing to crappy dialogue at the beginning of the chapter.. Tell me what else was in that game?
the game stretched way too much with the alone-in-a-dark-forest-shootin g bad guys . i love all the plot lines , the cinematic , the narrate , the pages u collect ( and u have to read it to apreciate it ) . but in between that is a long ass walk from place A to place B . it discouraging so much when point B is too DAM far away . i know it's to create an authentic feeling of a small town in the middle of nowhere , but it's no fun and by the 4th hour , the creepy feeling of the forest wear off and battling become a strain . wat's up with the thermos . couldnt they have come up with something better ? something makes sense and give a deeper meaning to the game/story . they have an amazing team of writer , i dont believe that they couldnt come up with anything better . it felt like they added it last minute to encourage people walking around and slowing the pace of the game down . that way the game feel a bit longer than it actually is . and the graphic , man . the cinematic looks amazing . the game looks at max good . the lighting effect looks awesome , but the details is just meh . uncover the shadow , you'll see how bland they are . games like BC2 , GTA 4 and RDR beat alan by a long shot . and the ads , jesus ! it's everywhere . the ford sync ( by microsoft , understandable ) . energizer , verizon , lincoln cars ... etc . half a decade with one product , that's wat happen . classic ? i beg to differ .
I backed away from getting the game after I read it had a cliffhanger ending, I just can't handle indefinite suspense, I will get it if they bring closure with the DLC.
I thought it was GOTY
Alan Wake is an incredible game. First and foremost the game IS selling well, just not Halo well. The game has sold 540,000 copies in 7 weeks. How is that a failure. Remedy is releasing a free dlc pack on July 27 to first time buyers. The people that are complaining haven't played AW and are CLUELESS to how fun the game is. The game engine is one of the best this gen. Lets take a look... http://www.youtube.com/watc... The gameplay is terrific with incredible atmosphere and graphics...here's a peak... http://www.youtube.com/watc... The story is great and will keep you on your toes. In this clip, it's the begging of chapter 4. Alan WAKEs up to see Dr Hartman standing in front of him trying to convince Alan it's all a dream. That the last 3 chapters didn't happen. Of course the doctor has a bandage on his nose where Alan punched him in a previous chapter. While searching the lodge, Alan listens to his wife Alice on the answering machine discuss his situation with the doctor. The story is so rich and deep, it's impossible to describe in one paragraph or ten for that matter...Pay attention to the begging of the clip for an update on what has happen so far. http://www.youtube.com/watc... Alan Wake is a classic game in may ways. I think they need a demo on XBL to show everyone that it's more than just a story but features great game play. Also, Remedy needs to incorporate a multi-player element of some kind. This game is a great candidate for a co-op campaign. Here's the same clip that they showed last E3 on PC, except this is the 360 version. Yep, it looks that good. http://www.youtube.com/watc... I really hope M$ doesn't give up on Alan Wake. Not every game is gonna sell 10+ million. Artsy games like AW are different beasts and need to be approached that way. I hope they look at it as an investment. For a small investment of $150 ( arcade ) or $300 ( 360 250GB ) you can play a game like AW. How much would it cost to by a PC capable of these graphics...exactly. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Wake is average, in visuals and gameplay. Only thing I really liked was story and even then it wasn't too original.
Hahah. It was like one of the most repetitive games i have ever played. The game was udder crap. 4 Weapons, and you do the same thing through the hole game. No up grading except you get a bigger flash like. Waoo hold the phone that is the greatest thing ever. Game sucked end of story. "Its a lake no an ocean" Crap
Well, there will be a DLC sequel...
They need to make a new IP from the same engine, how about and open world game where your a Japanese pilot who crashed on the island and is being haunted by his dead commrades who died in the last Kamikaze run while you chickened out. During the day you must find food sleep and hunt animals, while at night you must fight a the ghosts using what ever weapon you find during the day time. No hud, no guide, no hope. The game end in 1945 and VJ day, a American carrier picks you up, terrified you warn them of the doom you will bring, you are inevitably locked in the prison section where upon the ship begins to sink by some mysterious force, you have to escape from it. The game ends with a Nuclear explosion and you lying unconscious on a blank of wood and a steam ship in the distance heading for you. A horror game.
@mrv321 That’s actually a great story, but you spoiled the ending.
This generation is way to focussed on sequels, I'd rather see what else Remedy will come up with.
So you're saying developers should just abandon the universes they create and instead just focus on new IP's? I don't buy this new IP theory either, developers can make titles with new ideas and concepts in existing universes too.
They shouldn't make games that need another game to conclude the story in the first place. What's wrong with closing the story with the end of the game? Sequels are an invention of greedy movie and game publishers.
@ Ceekay, I completely disagree. I welcome a long series of games. I don't think all games are meant to be long drawn out series but some do actually need it to tell the full story. Now if the 2nd and 3rd in the collection suck then it should just be left to die but if the 1st is good and the 2nd you know the fans will want the 4th.
@BX81 Problem is a sequel isn’t likely; at least the first game should be complete so we aren't left hanging if there is no success, shows like Flashback Jericho and Carnival broke my heart after getting canceled, don’t want the same trend in games.
People are really blowing Alan Wakes performance out of proportions, it sold like a 150k in the US alone in 10 days.
It seems to have done better in Europe looking at Chart Track numbers alone, I wonder when we'll get some real data in terms of sales figures world wide.
It's still at 500k which is ultra low considering it supposed to be a end of the world blockbuster.
"considering it supposed to be a end of the world blockbuster." According to?
Fanboys. Who else? The game is solid, it deserved to sell better. But let's be honest, it's been a namedrop on messageboard battles for the longest time.
don't you have more important things to do than troll 360 threads...like i dunno, like making the illegal immigrants legal by granting them amnesty?
I'd rather see remedy break up with Microsft first. No , I don't own PS3 before you call me a fanboy.
lol at disagrees. Microsft has a history in dragging games down, crackdown , alan wake and the continous milking of halo franchise . If you are happy enough with what microsft is doing with your money then I can't blame you. paying 50$ for online a year, buying many x360s after many went RROD when the warranty expired, buy a 100$ wifi adapter then again buy the new x360 s. Until Microsoft can actually make AAA games you can argue with me.
paying 50 a year for discounts that will be taken back when u quit paying... buying the new ps3 slim because ya ps3 fat YLOD milking franchises like metal gear, god of war, killzone, socom, list goes on. see i can reverse your post, and sound just as stupid as you. gtfo sony fantard.
Sony does the same thing. There has been 5 God of war games since 2005 : God of war 1,2,3 , Chain of Olympus and Ghost of Sparta. That means 1 GOW every year
at msbabie20034: well said, bubbles for you my friend.
I'd rather see Microsoft buying remedy. Microsoft should make Remedy a first party studio.
if they want to make a sequel,they should stick to what they were first aiming for with Alan wake,you know..the open world with great graphics and a solid gameplay. If they did that,they will have a top seller on their hands,simple as that :) ! I recommend it would be a PC exclusive,but if they can squeeze that for the 360 or even release it on multiple discs,then all works well.
Remedy stated of one of the reasons for the change. The open world concept took away the flow of the story line. Do not get me wrong, I would like the idea of an open world. But if it hacks away from the story line. Well, I would rather have an even flow of a good story line to tie in everything else in the game.
but at the same time,you can see that worked well with infamous story,it didn't break it and the game had a good story (not awesome sauce but still good nevertheless),so that's still not a good reason why they scrapped it like that to go into a more linear approach. Well,I would still like to hear about a sequel anyways :D -- @ disagrees,grow up please,we're not little babies here...seriously ?
I'll be sure to do that *rolls eyes*. Your statement is a fairly debatable one that shows most aren't in agreement with you(me included). Just because I don't agree doesn't mean you're not entitled to your opinion. In regards to your second reply, inFamous is a good case but it's tough to make that comparison when the concepts are different. That does bring up a good point but, after playing Alan Wake, the episodic format brought in AW does have a better aim towards a linear game.
I absolutely loved Alan Wake. It was nice to finally play a game where the writing and sense of mood took the forefront in video games once again, rather than over the top shock value. I truly hope we see more of Alan Wake and games like it. I would like to congratulate Remedy and Sam Lake on doing just about everything right, i thoroughly enjoyed the book also, thanks Sam Lake. I think escapistmagazine.com said it best "Unless you're allergic to excellent storytelling or have an unnatural fear of pine trees, play this immediately. "
My favorite campaign on the 360. Love it!
The game's fixing to sell over 1 million in its lifetime and now even that can be chalked up as "nobody bought it". *roll eyes* ppl these days
Because the first one was a good game maybe? And it sold decently?
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